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Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I will admit I don't use my phone as an actual phone very often but the couple times I have were fine.
    Is it happening with everyone?

  2. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    My call clarity is excellent, much better than my Inc which I thought was fine. Not quite moto clear, but really good. And this is a big issue for me as use my phone for calls a ton, unlike many here. Try and exchange and see if it helps I'd say.
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  3. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    Phone, What Phone? Its a mini tablet.:)
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  4. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    Lol me too... thats how I use mine. But when I do make calls I find myself lowering the volume because it is loud and clear, even in my horrible signal area
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  5. sgrinavi

    sgrinavi Well-Known Member

    I have no problem with calls, but my 4g really bites a bit one....
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  6. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ I have to do the same thing about the volume.:D
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  7. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    Be glad that you have 4G, Some do not have 4G and it may take awhile to get it.:(

    I do not have 4G in the sticks of Jersey, but that did not stop me from getting the Nexus and ICS experience.:)
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  8. sgrinavi

    sgrinavi Well-Known Member

    Network speeds in SWFL are slow anyhow, too slow to do any sort of remote computing or even a decent VPN so I don't expect to get the speeds that I see people in major metro areas are bragging about.

    What's frustrating is when the rezound is picking up 4g sitting right next to the GN on 3g... you know?
  9. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    My call quality is excellent unless I put the earpiece volume at full blast, then it does get a bit garbled, but it's too loud at that setting anyway.

    I think updates can fix radio issues, but I don't think this is a widespread problem.
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  10. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

  11. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Btw I just finished season 1 of Boardwalk Empire, all watched on the Gnex. This is an excellent show!
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  12. tpags

    tpags Well-Known Member

    Just wait, it gets better!!
  13. cggorman

    cggorman Well-Known Member


    A roadtrip thru rural flatlands and hill-country with the Nexus

    I've driven this route down many times and it takes me thru several areas in rural OH,IN, KY, and TN with a wide variety of Verizon coverages. There is a large dead area I drive thru that always rendered the Original Droid useless. The dead region was so large that if used for navigation, I would drive "off the map". It was not just a lack of data, but a total lack of signal. Not even voice. This was true as of late August 2011...my last drive thru the area prior to this trip.

    Nexus and Signal
    -The dead zone was NOT A PROBLEM FOR THE NEXUS! Not only did I maintain navigation ability at all times, I never lost voice and only lost data for a few minutes. Never long enough to empty the map buffer.
    -Vast majority of the route had usable 3G.
    -Indianapolis had good 4G as I drove by on I-65 and I-69.

    Nexus is one hard worker
    The Nexus was always doing at least double duty as navigator and media server. Most of the time it was doing triple: nav, music, & torrent.

    At one point the Galaxy Nexus was simultaneously giving spoken turn-by-turn nav, streaming music thru bluetooth, downloading 4 movies, and wirelessly tethering internet to both an iPod touch and a laptop PC!

    While the sheer amount of data moving thru the poor thing was enough to occasionally cause the music to skip briefly and the data was split into a near-useless streams, the phone never overheated, rebooted, or FC'd any app. Every function remained completely stable and usable.

    Nexus for the long haul
    At one point I managed to go 27 hours without a charge. CDMA only, but LTE was all I sacrificed during that stretch. Obviously, this was essentially all idling. A few texts and time-checks during that, but not else. Regular use was worry free and without restriction thanks to one extra battery and external charger. Even with the heaviest phone use the charger could easily refuel a spent battery before I needed to swap.

    Device details
    LTE Nexus
    GummyNex 0.3.0
    Apex 1.35 kernel using the default voltage
    4.0.3 baseband
    Nova Launcher Beta 5
    No other mods or tweaks.

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  14. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    My laptop is crapping out. Can anyone recommend a good website for refurbs? I need something that will be good with gaming but won't break the bank.
  15. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Dammit, accidentally held the down button while turning on my phone and it booted into Odin Mode. I forget, is there anything special I need to do? Do I just leave it alone? It says "Downloading.. Do not turn off target!" on the screen.
  16. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    As far as graphics on a laptop is concerned, is this good?

    The only games I'm interested in playing is Skyrim and The Old Republic (also Sith Lords, the 2nd game in that series, that I wasn't able to run on my crappy laptop).

  17. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Pull the battery and reboot. It's safe to do that while in this mode.
  18. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    So.. it's not actually downloading anything? How long will it stay like this if I leave it alone?
  19. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I'm not in the sticks and don't have it by my house. Couple miles east and I do, and less than that in other directions I can get it. It taunts me.
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  20. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Ah, okay, seems to be rebooting by itself now.

    EDIT: On a separate note, decided I'm gonna leave the case off for a while. The Diztronic is about as thin as it gets, but nothing really compares to having the phone bare.
  21. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    No, it's some weird thing that puts it into a "download mode" or something. I forget what it is. But I've done it myself a few times by accident. You can try pushing the power button a few times, but I think it will just stay that way unless you do something.
  22. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    how do you encode TV shows for the Gnex? Or did you do it from a dvd?
  23. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    My friend let me borrow the first season, and I'm not sure what he encoded them from, but they're .mkv files. And they're definitely HD.

    I did a bit of research online and found out that the first season isn't available until January 2012 on blu-ray.

    I think it's best that I don't ask how he got them. :p
  24. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I thought about getting a screen protector and a case for it, but decided not to. I don't like having a case on it, especially since I'm swapping out the battery for a fresh one at least once a day.

    My OG Droid's screen was pristine before I caved it in with a hammer yesterday. I'm always really careful to place it in my inner jacket pocket (silk lining, nothing else in there), or my left pants pocket with nothing else in it.

    I did the same with the OG Droid for more than a year, so I think I'll be okay.
  25. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    It is Odin Mode. Pull the battery. Then power up. Try to keep your fingers away from the volume rocker when powering up.

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