Here is my take on the signal issue. In an LTE area, The Galaxy Nexus is reporting the RSSI (dBm) of the LTE signal for the FIRST time on a VZW LTE phone. That is why we are seeing such different signal readings compared to previous LTE phones. ALL other LTE phones are reporting the RSSI of the 1X signal in android 2.3, NOT the LTE signal. My understanding is that Android 2.3 was not capable of reporting the RSSI of the LTE signal and support was added for it in ICS. This is why a Bionic or Thunderbolt will show -70 dBm in the same spot a GNex will display -110 dBm. It is confusing and understandably so. Enough to cause people to return their phones. If there is a software fix, it will be to switch back to displaying the 1X RSSI instead of the LTE. Remember the VZW Phones that used to have the dual signal indicators, 1X and EV? We need that here, a voice (1X) and a data (EVDO or LTE) signal indicator. I think it would eliminate a whole lot of confusion. My experience is, coming from a Thunderbolt, the performance is quite similar, if not better with the GNex. I get LTE in all areas I previously did. There are certainly some performance and stability issues that can be improved. But, I think the bars and RSSI signal strength are unnecessarily confusing everyone into thinking the radios are subpar. Just my humble 2 cents.