Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. brocktice

    brocktice Well-Known Member

    I was a long-time mac-user (not as long as many here, I suppose), from the Powerbook Titanium through Intel macs. After the iPhone came out I abandoned Apple. They were making boatloads of cash on iPhones and started ignoring OS X, and now it's really starting to show obviously with Lion.

    Apple makes great, beautiful, usable, expensive hardware. I even think they make great software, but it's not as great as it used to be. Windows 7 OTOH is actually passing tolerable, this from a long-time Windows hater.

    I'm not going to recommend you go to Linux necessarily, although it sounds like you already have some familiarity. But why go through all the trouble of switching if Windows works but feels kind of 'meh'? Mac OS X won't bring some sort of magic to your computing life. It may just bring a bunch of expense and hassle as you migrate OSes.

  2. Khatmandu

    Khatmandu Well-Known Member

    Adorable pups! Looks like you're starting the one off a bit early on the beer drinkin' though. :D
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  3. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    They are so cute!!
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  4. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Did they end up honoring your discount?

    You might be interested in seeing my background picture. ;)


    So here are my battery stats for the day. Stigy, how'd I do? Is my keep awake time concerning?


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  5. IndecisiveElle

    IndecisiveElle Well-Known Member

    She's a sassy one!


    These are some of the last pictures of Lucy and me :)
    They all are so different looking for being from the same litter!

    Uh oh! They just learned how to go downstairs!

    Attached Files:

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  6. jamesoja

    jamesoja Well-Known Member

    Long time Apple Addict here since the IIe days. Currently running a Mini Server as our media hub and have 3 MBP. Wife uses the iPhone and we each have iPad 2s. My iPad goes EVERYWHERE with me, i am posting from it now even. With all that said I love to play in the Android world. I have rooted previous phones w/no problem. I have yet to root my GN, just enjoying it as is currently. Is Apple perfect, no. I encourage you to pick up an Air if you are looking to just test the waters and not seriously invest in the OSx platform with the Adobe Suite, FCP or any other demanding software.

    Happy Shopping!

    Post 100 of mine is encouraging another forum member to buy an Apple product, hmmmm. Flame suit on for the trolllllll chants.
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  7. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    Was this on a normal or extended battery? Any extra efforts of any sort employed to maximize life or just pretty standard light power use?
  8. tomato88

    tomato88 Well-Known Member

    The rep insisted that the promotion is not available in my area, but gave me $50 discount instead knowing that the previous rep basically bought me into this for commission. So, in total I paid around $200 for the device, which is pretty much the cheapest I can get in the market. :)
  9. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Baby gate worked for me...for awhile ;)
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  10. clearym

    clearym Well-Known Member

    I'm 28, married w/ a 6 week old baby girl. I work for a Human Resource Outsourcing company doing coding and testing for our new client implementations.
  11. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Calender sync does work. When you flashed the ROM did you immediately flash GAPPS afterwards? Or did you boot up and then re-enter CWM and flash GAPPS then? You MUST flash the Gapps BEFORE the 1st boot for calender sync to work. And if you want to flash a kernel (only for 4.0.3!) then go with this one. It's sickly smooth and sorry in advance if this keeps you from real life :)

    Oh, and to the gang: I'm 43, married, bun in the oven!, and I'm self employed. I'm a general contractor remodel/renovate and do computer work and home theater installs as a side business.
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  12. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I ordered a tpu case. The incipio is great but it really loves the little pieces of fur from my coat. And then those pieces end up on my screen as well.
  13. tom76

    tom76 Well-Known Member

    I'm 35yrs old and a General Manager for Red first I didn't know much about smartphones but wanted the iPhone...haha...but...i was on Verizon and had an upgrade...since VZW didn't have the iPhone i decided to buy the Droid over the Blackberry Storm in Feb of 2010...the following month i ran across this term for android called "root"...googled it, found droid-life and have been ADDICTED ever since!!!:D
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  14. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    I did some Galaxy Nexus WiFi iperf testing tonight across my local network. It does work better than my old crappy laptop on average it seems. Not sure what my issue was last night. Anyhow I have a pre-N router as far as I know and I am getting 20-24mbps on the Galaxy Nexus. This is less than the 20-35mbps I get on my wifes Droid Charge, but her phone seems more picky about signal and how you hold it and such. It WILL do way better with optimal signal though. My old cheap laptop's built in wifi get 10-15mbps so we are doing good compared to it.

    Anyhow I am not to worried about wifi performance, but is pretty funny we can get better LTE speeds than I seem to be able to get across my home wifi. Might see if there is a newer firmware for my router just outta curiosity as it's all quicker than my home internet anyhow.
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  15. Zaev

    Zaev Active Member

    Wow, that's pretty bad. Even at 0 (yes, zero) bars of 3g I got 393/806@110ms.
    Just did another test from my basement, where I get 0 bars of signal, with -120dB of signal strength, and got 115/406@120ms.
  16. ASC

    ASC I'm Shy VIP Member

    Checking in with all my GNex friends. I Gotta say, after a few days I still get a little smile on my face every time I pull my phone out of my pocket cause its sooo sexy. lol

    I took the kids to Boise with my GF to see the Grandparents and great Grandparents for the holidays.
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  17. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    29. Married for 1.5 years. 14 month old son. 4 year old cat. Both of us work for Starbucks Coffee Co. Retail ASM. She is a Supervisor. I have the Nexus, of course. She has the Samsung Stratosphere because she loved the screen, qwerty keyboards and even though the iPhone did have appeal, it was too! Returning my Nexus for reasons similar to that of Han Solo. My device, upon exchange will be renamed. Thank you Han for letting me name my lemon after you ;)

    I will unlock the bootloader and root on my exchange if all is well. But even then I am in no rush! Still acclimating to ICS.

    Han, if you have any questions about using clockwork let me know (PM). I have been rooting, ROMing, flashing for 2 years now. If anyone, for that matter, needs help please send a PM.

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  18. Selb7

    Selb7 Member

    I have the new model macbook air 13 inch and I love it! It is the best computer I have ever used. It is so fast because of the SSD and I feel like OSX Lion is really well made and smooth as butter. I was always a windows user before this and I feel like Lion is a better OS than Win 7. I would definitely recommend getting the air since I feel like it is the best laptop out right now and the price isn't too bad for such a sleek Mac.

    I have not plugged my GN into the Air yet since I have no need to. Everything I need is already on the phone, I might put my music on it at some point though. My air always worked well with my OG droid though so I am sure it will work just as well with the Nexus.
  19. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    Morning all
  20. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Good morning all!

    So on a topic that was brought up yesterday, the stock kernel does in fact support USB OTG (usb host mode). The program I am using to watch for connections requires root, but I am sure there is a way around this to mount the USB drive when not rooted. Unfortunately I don't know what it is right now, BUT check out the screenshots below of my flash drive being detected and its contents in ES File Explorer.



    1. Yeah going to migrate all to one service -- probably Dropbox. Its just gonna take some time to move it all over.

    2. The IMGUR for Android app is even easier because you can upload to imgur straight from the gallery and since ICS (love this feature) puts your last shared service next to the share button it takes me two clicks to share a picture to IMGUR for online viewing.

    Just as an FYI myself and my friend (in NY & NJ) got ours today via Fedex.

    Can I see screen on time as well? I'm gonna send my stats to a dev later today so he can take a look at them.
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  21. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Normal battery, pretty standard light usage. Just trying to get a feel for the phone as a daily driver, and seeing if I'm falling under the "keep awake problem" umbrella.

    Nice! Not bad at all. Did you get any of the accessories? I jumped for the extended battery, personally; it's arriving in the mail today.

    Wow, this is great news! Did you make a post on XDA? I wonder if they hadn't noticed this before because your program requires root.

    Nice, even better!

    Ahh, sorry, plugged my phone in after posting the pictures and it's been charging all night. :eek:
  22. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    1. Already posted in the USB OTG thread, since there was one. I know MoDaCo baked it into his custom kernel but 4.0.2 definitely supports it, its just a matter of the OS knowing how to detect and mount the drive.

    2. No worries -- I'm gonna get him some info today. He said he saw some weird things in my phone that he hadn't seen before.
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  23. kg6epf

    kg6epf Well-Known Member

    Wife posted this to my Facebook page and I just had to pop in to share with our good friend Han

  24. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    33 Yr old, now engaged and wedding date set for 9/2012. 2 daughters, 1 son. Both my better half and I work for a Pharma company, in the office, doing digital reporting, presentations, and auditing of consignment breast implants.:D

    Web app, web site and small business technology integration (on the side) for more than 15 years. The majority of all of my comp integration has been PC based, until about 2 years ago, and now I am integrating PC based SMB networks with mobile application and communication with IOS, WinOs and Android.

    Morning All!! And thanks again for all the help here....I may be a constant Lurker, but all of the posts help!!:)
  25. woodstorm

    woodstorm Well-Known Member

    Morning fellow Nexiians. Put Nova Launcher and Fab's stock deodex on Da NEXINATOR last night. Still having the widget issue. Can anyone else reproduce this???

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