***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**General


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  1. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

    That graph may have been mine...I did one where I used Current Widget to measure the true capacity of the TB battery. I think others have done it as well, including someone over at XDA in (IIRC) the DINC forum.

    -Nkk

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  2. Travillion

    Travillion Well-Known Member

    I don't understand how Verizon can fight for an exclusivity agreement and yet not consider it a flagship phone. The first phone to launch with Ice Cream Sandwich. They may not get any bloat-money from it, but I think it is very much a flagship phone to them.
  3. Laxstar785

    Laxstar785 Well-Known Member

    Hey Nkk you still going to do that battery experiment with he nexus batteries? You mentioned that a few weeks ago I was wondering.....I will participate if so
  4. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

    Yup.

    Actually...if Steven58 knows a tester who currently has a GNex (or if someone wants to as a certain windsock..) then we can see if it will work. Samsung has been known to not even provide the hardware on the phone to measure this from the OS, so there is a chance the experiment is a no go.

    -Nkk
  5. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Yeah I kept checking but your hide button showed "typing" so long I thought you left or something. Anyways after reading through your explanation (very interesting btw) I decided that your first line gave the best advice :D. Thanks!! Wouldn't wanna do anything that could ruin my baby...
  6. Ytram

    Ytram Well-Known Member

    Your definition of flagship is one that I doubt many would agree with. Just because they're not 100% responsible for the marketing of a device doesn't mean it's not a flagship phone for them.
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  7. Laxstar785

    Laxstar785 Well-Known Member


    Ok well if you find out let me know and ill send you my data if you tell me what to do...ill charge my phone to full before using it as wel since I know most ppl wont want to do that lol
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    nkk - Nicely done! :)

    I think you're the candidate to make the battery info thread for this forum that will go into our sticky guide. Hope you won't mind me adding my simpler explanation - or please, I'd be honored if you just kanged out of there anything I wrote above that you think will help the community here. If you like, I'll look for that graph for you, it was pretty effective, imo.

    BTW - I edited your post to include the picture - it wasn't the hide tags that were biting you - it was the fact that that wiki reference had a "File:" spec in it - a bit of web magic made the picture appear, but the true image address was below it on the wiki page. That's not terribly common for wikipedia, usually that page just works - but it does happen. ;)

    PS - Ok, I see - it may indeed have been your graph that I saw hereabouts. Either way, I'll double check for you. :)
  9. nbajam

    nbajam Well-Known Member

    And along the same lines before someone brings it up, Google can only hope that some day they'll have the power to be able to tell Verizon when the Nexus is going to be released like Apple can with the iPhone.
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  10. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

    If you give me guidelines, I would be happy to do a real writeup. I know there are many nerds here, so could even do a post or two on the quantum basis for batteries.

    I tried doing it in the DINC thread, but life took precedence and I never got anywhere.

    I will have (some) time over Thanksgiving, so as I said...if you want, I will deliver. This community has given me so much...it is the least I could do.

    -Nkk
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  11. Travillion

    Travillion Well-Known Member

    I believe the 17th was not confirmed by The Source. Rather, The Source (if I'm remembering Steven's post correctly) said he hadn't heard of anything different. But he did not say, "yep, I just checked, it's listed in our systems for the 17th." This is not to say I don't trust The Source, just that The Source (and any other source) provides us with the best information they've got, which is subject to change at any time.

    This is my first time waiting for a release, so maybe I'm wrong. It just seems like in the past, with other releases that I've only casually followed on the blogs, there is usually tangible evidence this close to a release. And we don't have virtually any tangible evidence besides a "work in progress" document instructing stores to put up promotionals on the 15th and launch on the 17th (which work in progress document never revealed itself to us in final form), and inside word of mouth that may have been accurate at one point but may not be accurate anymore.

    Not trying to ruffle feathers...I'm just thinking to myself that I had put a lot of faith on a date that may not be any more reliable than the past several "release dates" that have come and gone. Only time will tell.
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  12. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    We're talking about the carrier advertising side of the term flagship, it's all in context. Of course as far as sales are concerned, the Iphone is the world's flagship, there's no denying that.
  13. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

    Umm...where is this thread? I honestly cannot find it :confused::eek:

    -Nkk
  14. nbajam

    nbajam Well-Known Member

    Honestly, none of us have a clue what's going on. I certainly can't figure out why Verizon would pass on the SGSII for an exclusive deal on the SGN. But then they turn around and sell it only on the internet?

    Flagship phones don't get sold only on the internet (per Phil Nickinson's rumor that Verizon/Samsung/Google are still debating how to sell it)

    I'm sure Google would be pissed if this ended up online only. For the life of me I can't think how something like this doesn't have a contract that spells all of this out in advance.

    It's like Verizon had no idea what they were entering into and didn't figure it out until they were in too late.
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  15. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

    I WANT MY NEXUS!

    Felt good to shout :)
  16. ruestor

    ruestor Well-Known Member

    I sense a bit of a let down after the euphoria of yesterday. So, I will share an interesting oddity that has happened to me for my last two phone purchases. It has to do with family travel to my sisters house to visit. The most recent purchase was my Incredible. The dates we picked for the 12 hour drive directly interfered with online availability of the Dinc. My wife picked up on the fact that we had the same problem with my previous purchase. (I guess I drove her crazy obsessing) I would order my phone online and then have to leave town the next day for a Thanksgiving visit, only to sit and wait for our house sitter to call with the news of its arrival. So here we were at a different time of year (summer) repeating the process exactly. Skip to this year. We made plans for a Thanksgiving visit back in March, not realizing that the Gnex would be hitting around the same time. (Color me uninformed). This year's departure date is Friday the 18th. That means I'd place my order on...yup the 17th. True story. Can it happen to me three times in a row?
  17. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member


    Fate!
  18. Interestingman

    Interestingman Well-Known Member

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  19. woodraskam

    woodraskam Well-Known Member


    Hilarious, I was just going through phone id's earlier today, thought why not. But the RAZR (5791) wasn't even on the testman site.
  20. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

  21. Laxstar785

    Laxstar785 Well-Known Member


    I don't see the battery sticky either....
  22. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    I want to encourage eveyone.. I have new news from a third source. This is a sensitive PM I got, so I have to edit and cut out most of it as it's personal. Gimme a few minutes.
  23. trav473

    trav473 Well-Known Member

    Awaiting your creation of it.:D
  24. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    You're killing it Steven!
  25. Laxstar785

    Laxstar785 Well-Known Member


    Yesss I hope its good news
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