Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


  1. lovebyte21

    lovebyte21 Well-Known Member

    Dang. That was a decent price point for a 32 GB tablet. Too bad that woot.com is already on to other products. :(
  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I'm running AOKP M2 and 1.6.6 Lean Kernel
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  3. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with them, but that was a refurb, hence the low price. I have no problems buying refurbs though.
  4. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    I decided on the Thrive for a few of reasons:

    1) full size ports. I use these very often - much more so than I thought I would. They may or may not be important to you, but after having them, and seeing how handy they are (I have even charged Nessie via the USB port...lol) and how often I use them, I really won't replace my Thrive unless I can get another tablet with these ports. I hope manufacturers see that not everyone wants the thinnest tablet available.

    2) Updates! Sammy is notorious for taking forever to issue updates because of their skin. Toshiba on the other hand has been extremely fast in sending out their updates. I was one of their beta testers (I signed up after I got my Thrive) and I was impressed how aggressive they were with their updates. I would not have gotten my Nexus if the updates would be coming from Samsung.

    3) The Thrive has a replaceable battery. In a couple of years, I do want some value left in my Thrive, and if the battery is shot, it loses most of its value. The battery life has been excellent, so I've not needed to carry one, but some people that are heavy users carry a replaceable battery, and swap it out as needed. Nice to have that option.

    Someone mentioned keyboards. I do use my Thrive at times for typing documents. When I do, I pair it with this keyboard:

    Amazon.com: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad (Keyboard-and-Stand Combo) (920-003241): Electronics

    It comes with a nice case which makes it easy to carry in my bag, along with my Thrive, and doubles as a stand if needed.

    Certainly, to each his own, but I'd at least recommend giving the Thrive a really close look, especially the 10". I don't know much about the Thrive 7", but I LOVE the size of the screen I have, especially for movies, pics, surfing and games!
  5. lovebyte21

    lovebyte21 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, my 3+ yr old laptop I bought from HP is a refurb and I've never had any problems with it.
  6. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    All I want to know is, is this phone worth it, or not?
  7. eddieruko

    eddieruko Well-Known Member

    i'm a big fan of refurbs. my DSLR and lenses, tents, and some other electronics have been refurbed directly from their manufacturer. as long as it comes with a warranty and explanation/list of what they fixed/replaced... i'd take it all refurb.
  8. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Battery stats today :D

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  9. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    This saved my ass when I went up to MN for my grandma's funeral. I used up too much of my phone battery on the plane, and needed it for nav for my two hour drive to my uncle's house. Was about to panic till I remembered I could charge from the usb port on my Iconia.
  10. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    For me, yes. A definite yes! Depends on what you are looking for out of a phone. Do you mind if updates are slow coming out? Do you want pure google experience or do you prefer the UI of Samsung (Touchwiz), HTC (Sense), Motorola (Blur), etc... If you want the fastest updates and you would rather run pure Android with only modifications you want, then yes! If you don't care about that stuff, the ReZound is a great phone. Picked one up for my wife this weekend after they dropped to $199.
  11. eddieruko

    eddieruko Well-Known Member

    simple question... IMO not so simple answer. what is "worth it" in your mind? signal, battery, OS, dev community?

    i definitely think so, but if you're looking for something specific that this phone will do... you may be easily disappointed and happier with something else.

    judging from the fact that you have been riding the moto train, and presuming you've had good experiences with signal, that's the one thing i've noticed a difference coming from the OG. that aside, i wouldn't go with the razr or rezound. too much goodness coming outta the dev community.
  12. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Hid your response to save some screen space. The size I'm looking at is 7" and the Thrive doesn't have a removable battery or full size ports on the 7". Mini-USB and micro HDMI. You can get an adapter for the Sammy that adds a full size USB. I'll admit the Thrive was looking good with all that until I found out it wasn't the case with the 7" and even less so when I saw the review saying it wasn't a solid feel and the battery only lasted about 4 hours as opposed to 8 on the Sammy.
  13. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I came from an OG Droid as well and have found the signal to be the same with my Nexus. I work in a horrible environment for cell phones and I can do the same exact things with my Nexus as I could with my OG....wait 10 minutes to get 1 bar of 3g signal and then do all my syncing with facebook, twitter, etc... for reading when the signal goes out inevitably within 3-4 minutes.

    I have noticed absolutely no signal difference coming from the OG to the Nexus, just a difference in how it is reported. My Moto would lie to me telling me I had 5 bars and then I'd place a call and it would never go through, pull up a web page and it would say signal timeout, etc. When the Nexus has signal, I know I can do whatever I need while it displays I have any amount of signal.

    I do agree about the dev community for the Nexus though, they are all aboard with this phone. Not so much with the HTC or the Moto.

    I will say this, if you get anything besides the Nexus, get the Rezound and you won't be disappointed.
  14. eddieruko

    eddieruko Well-Known Member

    signal at my desk with OG: -93dBm
    signal at my desk with Nexus: -120dBm

    i have another guy across the aisle with and OG right now getting -93dBm too.

    that said, it hasn't kept me from checking/sending email, twitter, facebook, etc. takes some patience as you can imagine, but if i really need to do something, i walk towards the windows and i can pick up 4G on a clear day.

    i typically cringe when i see comments that can negatively skew curious folks. but from my observations, there is a noticeable difference in cell signal. it appears some may not - that's good to see.

    EDIT: i will also add that at home... i get far superior 4G than i ever did with 3G on my OG. IMO the GNex is definitely worth it.
  15. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Signal at my desk is -100dBm and I work in a solid metal building in the middle of nowhere.
  16. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    That is really nice I must say, and very little wifi mostly on mobile network. That graph line being very level for 5'ish hours is the kind of sleep/idle battery we should be getting. This makes 1.6.6 look very good here thx for posting this.
  17. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

  18. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    OK. I just made new wallpaper. The bosses being out is bad for productivity.

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  19. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    You have a unique talent :)

    Totally diggin' the colors really nice BB's
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  20. eddieruko

    eddieruko Well-Known Member

    amid all of the rumors and speculation about the launch of gnex and vzw's favor with the razr... this is the first connection i've seen btwn Google stock and Moto's 4Q performance.

    maybe, just maybe, it was google all along pushing the Razr.

    Full Article: Google's mobility plans cloud strong Q4 | Reuters
  21. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I should state, in bold, that I turn CELLULAR DATA OFF (as well as wifi, etc) when I get to work and then turn it on again when I need it. Otherwise I'd be around 50%
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  22. lovebyte21

    lovebyte21 Well-Known Member

  23. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    How do I hide the status bar on top?
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