Just bought a Nexus One


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  1. James Bell

    James Bell Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've just spent 3 hours with my nexus one. I have to say it's everything I hoped my Galaxy would be. It fixes all the bugs I had with the K4 firmware.

    I still think the Galaxy hardware design is better and the Galaxy with Android 2.0 or 2.1 will be cool. I just don't have time to wait for that, Samsung doomed this phone and I'll never buy another from them. I hope the community continues to hack 2.x onto the phone in spite of Samsung.
     

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  2. RellikZephyr

    RellikZephyr Well-Known Member

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    looks like a few will be making the jump form galaxy to nexus...

    i will be doing it.. but i will wait to see what problems the nexus has

    so on that note, have you found any problems with the nexus yet??

    RellikZephyr
     
  3. James Bell

    James Bell Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm disappointed there's STILL no signature on the email app. The music app is almost untouched from 1.5. The power button is tricky to hit a little - and it's the wake up button too. The app list does not slide well. All small stuff though, it's fast and polished, I'm happy.

    Mostly I feel they will sell millions of them and put out regular updates (OTA updates too!).

    Still though, if they manage to port 2.x to the Galaxy it'll be pretty sweet.
     
  4. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

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    2.0 is ported to the galaxy :) It runs quite fast too!

    The music app being un touched is a bit dissapointing to hear :(
     
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    hey kam, long time no talk ;)

    n1 is bad ass, don't let the music player dissuade you, come to the dark side :p

    I really loved my galaxy when I got it, but over time all the little 'problems' have just left a bad taste in my mouth.. To think I only paid $50 (us) more for my n1 than I paid for my galaxy is at this point astounding.. Everything (so far, I've only had the n1 for about 8 hours) is just...better..

    I seem to get a stronger signal on the n1 (both devices next to each other) and about a -5 to -10db difference
    I get a gps lock *much* faster, seconds now.
    There is a notification LED (omfg I so missed that from my g1)
    I can pull up the dial pad in call and, you know, actually touch it on the n1. Instead of menu- dialpad- dpad nav to number- ok.. Christ that was annoying.
    It is fast as HELL.
    Even with live wallpapers running.. (sure I know this is just eye candy, but nothing wrong with that..)
    I connect to my N router @ 65mbps (two rooms away)
    I seemed to have a 'dead'-ish spot on my VK on the galaxy the o key was particularly hard to press. The VK on the n1 (the same VK mind) seems incredible, I don't know if it's just due to the larger size or what but I seem to be able to type way faster..
    Did I mention it's fast?

    All it needs now imo is multi-touch in the browser, gallery, maps and the VK and it will be GOLDEN

    can..not..wait.. for Cyanogen baconmod (lol) for N1

    Think I'll wait a week or two to root and make sure there are no hardware issues with my device and for more of a full fledged rom to arrive then it's time to party!
     
  6. RellikZephyr

    RellikZephyr Well-Known Member

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    yes i know and am keeping an eye on it till its more fully functional before i flash

    have donated to Mustymod because of his great work so far and look forward to completion

    RellikZephyr
     
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    i was thinking the same, but with musty doing a great job, galaxy now looks more phun :)
     
  8. chistery

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    My N1 is on its way, but I want it now! so, who wants a 2nd hand Galaxy? :D
     
  9. Yathushan

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    I think i am going to stay with my Galaxy for now because things seem to be looking up for us. Considering drakaz is also coming back to continue development for 2.0 & 2.1 on the galaxy.

    The thing is by the time my contract finishes there will probably be so many Android phones out there to suit every need of the market so the waiting will do me some good. I hope.
     
  10. kam187

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    I already ordered a N1 :) I'm having serious dificulties selling my galaxy tho, even at a miserable 200 EUROs :(

    Aparently the European version of the N1 will have multitouch. Also the european version of the droid has multitouch but the US one doesnt. Cyanogen has said he'll have multitouch working in a matter of days tho :)

    The HW, SW and kernel all support it, google just disabled it in their apps. For now you can use dolphin browser if you want multi touch in the browser
     
  11. spottyelephant

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    You trying to sell it on ebay? Make sure you have lots of actual photos of it up, and not the standard google images one most people put up! Anyway, if it doesn't sell and you end up keeping it until mustymod's 2.0 ROM is completely finished, that will completely bump up the value so you'll probably end up selling for more!
     
  12. informale

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    What about battery life? Please do the tests, like we did with Galaxy in several threads of this forum. Wake-to-sleep ratio during night, with 3G data and autosync enabled, etc.

    Or just tell us about your daily usage and quote your battery status at the end of the day.
     
  13. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

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    No ebay, just forums for now. I've ordered 1 Nexus because my brother also wants it. So i'm not itchy until it arrives. If i REALLY like it then i'll stick my galaxy on ebay.

    Ebay is just anoying because they take alot of fees. I'd rather sell it at a bargain price to someone i know is an enthusiast, and I can help them with stuff through the forum too :)
     
  14. UKLooney

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    I thought about getting the Nexus 1, but I reckon the benefits (feel good factor & turnbyturn satnav) simply don't justify the expenditure. Gonna hang on to my Galaxy and TomTom, and upgrade to the Nexus 3D when my contract expires.
     
  15. kam187

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    You seem to have alot of phones : Hero, Galaxy, Pulse :p

    There's good arguments to go both ways. The longer you wait, the less you're galaxy will be worth, but at the same time the Nexus will depreciate too.

    There's definatly be alot less in it when galaxy gets 2.0 (official or otherwise)
     
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    My son is currently in possession of the Hero, and I got the PAYG T-Mobile Pulse for a absolute bargain
     
  17. stubzi

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    I've just received my N1 today via DHL and, once I worked out how to add the appropriate data settings for my O2 sim, I have been totally blown away by it. Had a Galaxy since Sept and was not nearly as immediately impressed by it. In fact the Galaxy seemed to produce thoughts such as "that's quite good. If only it would...".

    With the N1, the screen quality, processing speed and overall design have really impressed me. All the changes for 2.1 that I have observed so far are for the better. I'm just glad that my Galaxy took a swim in the sink in Dec and the insurance company kindly forked out enough cash for me to get the N1 instead.

    I'm now trying to work out the best configuration for my widgets and shortcuts. Loving the ability to have one button shortcuts to begin a text to a specific contact, that will be very handy.

    I'm also just glad to be away from Samsung. Their complete lack of support for the Galaxy left a nasty taste in my mouth every time I had to look to a forum to find out how to perform yet another workaround because the PC interface was so shocking. It feels very nice to own a product that should continue to get a lot of love and attention from the parent company for several months/years to come.
     
  18. FLT

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    A lot of people with a Galaxy are switching to the N1 (including me).
    The lack of support from Samsung is dreadful, none the less the Galaxy was a good phone (hardware-wise) Samsung let their customers down.. Galaxy was also my last Samsung
     
  19. James Bell

    James Bell Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    @stubzi:
    How do you make those shortcuts, or better yet, where did you hear about them?
     
  20. choffy21

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    Long press the home screen and select "shortcuts."
     
  21. stubzi

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    That's right, then choose either "Direct Dial" or Direct Message" followed by the contact of your choice.
     
  22. ROBIN50N

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    you can do this on all android phones cant you? i do it on my magic.
     
  23. stubzi

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    Not sure. Never saw the option on my (non-rooted) Galaxy.
     
  24. James Bell

    James Bell Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I knew about that, I thought you were saying there was a way to have a whole preset message in the shortcut.
     

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