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    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    there isnt. use it on edge if you want... or wait for the olympus
     
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    Who cares? The phone lacks a MicroSD memory card slot. Instant fail.

    This is Android, not iPhone. I thought we moved beyond lack of expandable memory and sealed-in batteries?
     
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    My iPhone 4 will be going on sale sometime over the next month and a half in anticipation of the Olympus. I love my iP4, but I really miss my EVO. If only Sprint's coverage in my area was as good as what their site suggested, I'd still have it. I greatly miss Android. At the time, the Captivate was having issues with the GPS and I really didn't want to take a chance. Plus, my opinions of Samsung also held me back.
     
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    the nexus s is a captivate + front-facing camera + led flash + voip-enabled + gingerbread... basically what the captivate should have been. maybe next march they can release the samsung nexus s2 with led notification light! and then 8mp camera in a year if we're lucky.
     
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    Honestly tho, it seems like AT&T is highly against having a front-facing camera that works on their 3G network (see Galaxy Tab). I wouldn't be shocked if AT&T said hell no to the Nexus S. Hopefully Google does release one that works on AT&T/Canadian 3G bands (like they did couple of months following the Nexus One) but I highly doubt they release on one AT&T with 2 year contract (which might be a good thing as AT&T would find a way to water it down).
     
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    Though that being said, I am somewhat disappointed by this device. It is a developer phone yet with the rumored dual core phones releasing in Q1 of this year (Olympus/Star), it will be outdated within a few months.
     
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    If google thought that dual core was going to be practical in phones for the next year, they would have done it. there has to be a reason behind not having dual core. i can see why tablets would have it though. they have bigger screens and bigger batteries, thus they can have longer battery life and more room for the SoC.
     
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    Dual-core chipsets actually use less juice than standard. The Tegra Olympus will have an excellent battery life and is well worth waiting over. Don't fuss about the Nexus S, folks. Get a Captivate and you are 8/10's there.
     
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    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I actually haven't had a lot of time to research this phone finals ended friday..

    However, I agree that no expandable memory is crap.

    I think there is room for discussion on dual vs single core chips.

    What a lot of you guys don't realize is the computer world has FINALLY gotten dual core processors standardized. The gaming industry still hasn't really moved to quad core compatibility. Just because something runs great on a single core doesn't mean its going to run better on dual core.

    Same can be said for dual cores.. at the moment you can get a dual core at 3ghz and a quad core at 2.4 ghz and your going to get better performance in a lot of cases out of the dual core.

    In a year dual core nexus s2? mebbe. Right now? ehhhhh

    We don't even know how much the dual core phones are going to sell for.. at&t could try to do some crazy crap with them like make them 300$ WITH a contract selling them as "computers in a phone!".

    I don't care how great a phone is.. 300$ with an upgrade is pretty high.. so we might not even see market saturation for a while..
     
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    Coming from one which owned a captivate and now a nexus s not even close to the same phones. 2.1 versus 2.3 night and day. Vanilla android versus touchwiz also night and day. Nexus S flys. No lag at all. Plus getting updates always without worry equals priceless
     
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    The two above posts nailed it on the head!

    The Nexus S is a great phone. Yes, the lack of a MicroSD slot is kind of a drag, but most people wouldn't even use it. (Most normal users)

    Like the above said, the fact that you get updates right from google is worth the phone alone. The Nexus series will usually out perform any other android phone because that, and because android is coded for the hardware it uses.

    I feel like samsung has been slow to the 2.2 update for its glaxay series because 2.2 was coded for snapdragon processors, not hummingbird, which is why when 2.2 first leaked for the captivate and other galaxy s phones, it was really slow.

    if it wasnt for AT&T migrating frequencies in my area, id have the Nexus S right now, no questions asked.

    The cell phone game is an interesting one. If you love phones, and phones alone, Tmobile is probably the best because they usually get the best selection of android phones (most variety) and you can use the majority of unlocked phones on their 3g. That being said, in some cases Tmobile sucks for coverage, and if thats what you are after then you need to look else where.

    personally, if i didnt work for AT&T, I'd probably be in Tmobile right now. Maybe verizon in a year or so if their sim cards can be put into other phones and work. Their fast network is enticing, but the fact that they get the least selection of phones (least, but a good selection) kind of turns me off
     
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    I love my nexus S on att edge. ( 95% wifi) wouldn't trade it for nothing
     
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    the nexus s uses ext4 instead rfs that the other galaxy s phones use. so basically the nexus s is a captivate with voodoo lagfix and a few hardware differences. the good thing for captivate users is since these phones are so similar that most updates will probably be ported to the captivate, and i get to keep the 3g speeds which is nice
     
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    ummm yea no. the captivate hasnt even gotten froyo 2.2 while the nexus is the only gingerbread 2.3 handset out there. The captivate isnt even guaranteed froyo 2.2 so your point is moot. As of now all you have is the few seconds faster 3G speeds everything else is nowhere in site for captivate
     
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    I think the point was that developers will make 2.3 roms...
     
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    yes but the point is that you need to root the captivate to get all that and believe me I did and put on a rom and its in no way the same. not as smooth fast as the nexus S the roms as good as they are are buggy and always have some lag compared to the Nexus S so i will take the pure google anyday
     

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