Hero to Nexus One

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MartinS, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member
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    So I've ordered my Nexus One, to be shipped to the UK with Charger adapter ( I hope they don't just mean travel plug!!!)

    I wondered how many other people have decided to make the change and for what reasons why/why not?

    My reasons for are:

    Native Android - hopefully smoother running and quicker updates. Especially as I run an Orange branded handset.

    Larger Screen - I struggle with the Hero keyboard, and don't want a HW one.

    Technology - I believe that this handset will last me a year or more.

    Plus a friend offered me
     

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  2. brykins

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  3. G8D

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    I may actually do this at some point through my contract.
     
  4. Theleg

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  5. andy d

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  6. boosterman

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    Same situation here.
    When I heard the rumor that Nexus One was coming out early January, I immediately sold my Hero on eBay.
    I've now ordered Nexus One and waiting for it to come tomorrow!!!
     
  7. Bhav

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    My issue with ordering from the US is that if a fault develops under warranty, would you have to send it back to the US...?
     
  8. Slug

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    My reason "why not" is simple:
    The Hero suits me. It does all I need it to in a perfect form factor. I don't consider the N1 enough of an advance over the Hero to make the move worthwhile for my uses.
     
  9. Michael George

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    I think I'm gonna do the same especially after spending 3 hrs building an igloo then finding ur phone can't take a picture coz no flash, so my m8 en his HD2 saved the day. But then found he couldnt send it to me via Bluetooth the normal easy way....
     
  10. ticho

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    You mean you didn't know there is no flash on Hero before buying it? Don't you do at least some research before buying expensive electronics?
     
  11. david83

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  12. watkins.glen

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    I was wandering about the warranty as well. Don't really want to be sending my phone back across the pond.

    I notice that the N1 is showing up in the devicewire shop
     
  13. markie-m8

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    If you look on the nexus forum they say you'll be able to send them to HTC in the uk for warranty stuff.

    I ordered one yesterday morning and haven't got my shipping confirmation yet, hurry up.
     
  14. MartinS

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    There's a disclaimer in the bumf stating that the buyer should be aware that the handset is supplied by HTC - i.e. not Google's problem if it goes wrong. I'm happy with this as I would prefer to deal with HTC in the UK than Orange or such like.

    All in it came to $578 (shipping $30 + adapter a not so cheap $20).
     
  15. Bhav

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  16. MartinS

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  17. david83

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    seing as it costs that much then i might as well wait until i can get it in the uk and have a hands on play first. From what ive been reading though the OS is still not very smooth despite the 1GHz processor, this is a big deciding factor for me because if scrolling is still as choppy as it is on Hero then I won't be bothering with it.
     
  18. Bhav

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    Yeah fair...if I had that money I'd definitely go for the Nexus over the Milestone
     
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