Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    12 pounds of ribs with my homemade rub ready to go in the smoker.:) Pam's going to make macaroni salad for a side.:) Hopefully I can time it for the end of the race.:confused:

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  2. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Interesting size comparison between the Galaxy Nexus and SGS3

    Samsung Galaxy S III to sport a 4.8 inch screen?

    Seems that the bezel-less design enables the SGS3 to have a smaller outside dimension while allowing a bigger screen.

    However, isn't a move to bezel-less designs going to cause some issues, such as:

    1. Doesn't the lack of a bezel make the screen edges more vulnerable to damage?

    2. Wont there be "case conflict" meaning that the lip of the protective case (made necessary by No 1 above) will step on the screen real estate, partially covering up the edge of the larger screen and interfering with the soft buttons? I already have that problem on my Xoom.
  3. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Update: I have just wiped my 3rd Nexus (2nd replacement) and Verizon is going to send me a 4th Nexus (3rd replacement). I asked for a new in the box device but was denied. This Nexus, as I think I stated earlier, has a very dim display in low light conditions. It seems okay in normal light conditions but the display is so dark, some things can't be read. I don't think I mentioned this but the latest Nexus also didn't go through activation. It just turned on to the home screen and reported there was no SIM card. Thought that was strange. I wiped it and it did the same thing. Interestingly enough, when I wiped it this last time, it took a lot longer and now it's prompting for activation. Sigh.

    I dispatched an email to Joyce at Verizon, as she was the one that initially promised we'll get to the bottom of this. She's also the one that told me I could pick another device should we not get the problem resolved, so I told her what the rep said today, which is that I'll have to contact Samsung myself if I want a new device and I can't go with another device since I'm not eligible for an upgrade. I'm waiting to hear back from her. I'd like a new device simply because I want to see if one that was manufactured later than the initial batch behaves any better or differently than the others.

    It's very frustrating that I can't seem to get a device to work properly. Is it just me? Am I being too picky? Should I accept the fact that something isn't going to be right on one of these devices and shut up and just live with it?

    Again, don't mind me. I'm just very frustrated. :mad:
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I feel for you.:( Hopefully Joyce can help you out. It seems unfair that they don't want to take care of you at the store, there are too many lemons out there and they keep taking them back, wiping them without fixing the underlying problem, and sending them out as refurbished. :mad:
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  5. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Hey Lucky, so sorry this is still happening. No, I don't think you are being to picky, you bought a high end expensive device, it should be right.
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  6. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    If the SGS3 is that mock up, I will own it. Gorgeous phone.
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Knowing what I've seen, I would insist that they put you into a new RAZR or Rezound (and I have a strong personal bias for the Rezound).

    What I'm about to say isn't scientific. I am even ok with being flamed (within friendly limits) for saying it, even though I have a red name tag, because I know it's not going to make sense to people.

    But, bizarre as this sounds, it's the truth:

    With several of the major phone releases I have participated in, there are always one or two people who have a karma mismatch with the phone in question. Not their fault, just is what it is. I have actually seen more than 4 cases (just off the top of my head) where they have gone through more than 8 replacements (I think that the record that I have seen is 14), and never getting a working copy. Refurbs, new, hardware version changes, different software - and nothing helped.

    And then people start to question and flame them. And they were good people, not seeking insane perfection, not abusive - just living proof of the statistical adage that anything that can happen, might. In statistical terms, they are the -3 sigma cases.

    So I just call that a karma mismatch, you call it whatever you want.

    Maybe I am wrong, I often am.

    But if I'm not, the sooner you get off this merry go round, the happier you'll be.

    Sorry, I hope everyone trusts that I have nothing against you or the Gnex.

    I just think that this is starting to sound like one of those weird cases.

    I get the Rezound doesn't have ICS. Here's a ROM that does.

    I'll go put on my asbestos boxers now.
  8. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    So if things work out will we all be invited to a virtual AF wedding? :)

    (I'll need plenty of notice so I can find something appropriate to wear)
  9. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Yup. We wouldn't leave out our AF family. :D
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  10. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    If that will end up being the actual SGS3, hot damn. I can deal with Touch Wiz at that point.
    @lucky I'm sorry to hear of your continuing problems. I've never had a device that out of the box gave me so many issues. I hope you're able to stick with us!
    And the only time I've dealt with Sense was on our Flyer and it really wasn't that bad. I thought it made a nice interface for a 7" tablet. On a phone it's probably fine given the benefits of ICS.
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    At 1.5GHz on a dual core, the new Sense does quite well, even with Gingerbread. Ought to do even better with ICS. Just saying. :)
  12. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Why would I flame you for that response? It's not like you said, "Mike, you're a picky idiot and you just need to put your Big Boy Panties on and deal with it!" You suggested something quite legitimate, as the way my luck runs sometimes, it wouldn't surprise me. Some things just aren't meant to be and this may be one of them. But as of right now, I have the determination to see it through (read: not ready to give up). What bothers me really is that I've had three different experiences with three different devices. Doesn't anyone care about quality control anymore? And I didn't think about it until pupkact said it... it's entirely possible that I am receiving devices that other people returned for the exact reasons I don't want them (red display, dim display). Verizon simply threw them in a bin and figured they can push them on some poor sap for a replacement, such as myself. That may not be what's happening but it sure seems that way.

    As far as another phone is concerned, Joyce at Verizon - who I initially spoke to when this all started - said she wanted to put me in a Droid Razr if this didn't work out, as the Razr was Verizon's "other high-end device". I don't really care for the Razr and I think my Droid X cured me from Motorola phones. With their track record, the next iteration of Android OS will be out by the time they get around to updating it with ICS. If I had to pick between the two, the Rezoud appeals to me and I don't mind the HTC Sense skin as much as MotoBloat. I hope it doesn't come to that as I really, really, really like my Nexus... but I need my phone to act like a phone and if the Nexus doesn't do that, then I'll relucantly have to move on. But again, I'm not ready to give up yet!

    Anyway, thanks for the responses everyone. Updates to follow!
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  13. esmith818

    esmith818 Well-Known Member

    I for one am following your story closely as I am in the same boat minus the phone swaps for refurbs. I am one dropped mic call from requesting a Rezound myself and the only thing I have going for me is that I am not a frequent talker so I don't have many opportunities to drop a call. However, I agree 100% with needing a phone to behave like a good phone when called upon (pun intended).

    It's funny that we both are turned off of the Motorola devices based on our dislike of Motobloat (and the bootloader fiasco for me) yet I have to say that signal strength and call quality were barnone for me on the OG Droid and X2. Perhaps I angered the Moto gods when I jumped to the Samsung brand in which case I'll probably wind up with a Rezound with pink buttons and boot loops...
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  14. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

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  15. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Morning all! Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!
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  16. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

  17. esmith818

    esmith818 Well-Known Member

    What would you possibly need 41 megapixels of data for?
    That sounds a lot like triple E boobs -- anything more than two hands can hold is just a waste of a good thing. ;)
  18. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Good morning everyone -- hope you all enjoyed your weekends.

    Sorta excited for the flood of new devices come out of MWC now that its officially day one over there. Would be interesting to see an LG Nexus device if thats true -- interesting that Google is pretty much just giving all the Android OEMs a trial at the Nexus device. Tons of new gorgeous HTC devices and Sense 4.0 is nice (not Nexus nice though) because it leaves a lot of ICS in the device, but still gives people that HTC'ness they like in their phones.

    Looks like it might be a busy day at work, but we'll see how many people decide to email me back.
  19. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Anyone else college baseball fanatics in here?? We're now full swing into the season! Couldn't be happier!
  20. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Not fanatic but I enjoy college and minor league games much more than MLB.
  21. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I enjoy it all, but by far my favorite is college. Baseball is really the only pro sport I watch. My college team completed a 4 game series 4-0 this weekend, 6-1 overall to start the year. :D
  22. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Logged into my Blackberry Appworld account to find out I've already sold 25 copies of my Weight Watchers app -- did not expect that at all.

    Good way to start my week!
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  23. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    Morning all...hope everyone had a good weekend. Had some problems with reboots, activations, reboots, and apps closing all weekend....had to factory reset and reinstall ROM and kernal for whatever reason last night. Not happy with that.....but appears to better now.
    Busy day ahead with boss and coworker deciding to take the day off....and notifying me at 5am today. Gonna be one of THOSE days I guess.
    But I have new toys (new home build PC) arriving today so at least I will be able to have a beer and relax while I assemble my new beauty tonight. Hope everyone has a good day!!!!
  24. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Congrats on that.:D
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  25. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    I was thinking of upgrading my PC at home soon too.

    Good luck -- any specs or did I miss out on that post a while back?

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