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


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  1. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    You sure she just isn't sick of football season??? If I was a football fan at UK, I'd be on my death bed.
  2. bldgengineer

    bldgengineer Well-Known Member


    Honestly, I'm right there with ya...
  3. SittingMoose

    SittingMoose Member

    The idea is that there's more demand for the Galaxy Nexus than there is for the Rezound/Razr. True, VZN doesn't care as long as you sign up for a two year contract, but it's more complicated than that.

    You have 1000 handsets of each phone. 500 sell of the Razr, 800 sell of the HTC, and 1000 (based on what I've seen) sell from the Nexus. Then what? As Verizon replenishes, you've got folks that are wanting the galaxy nexus that might either get the Razr, Rezound, or worst of all, completely jump ship and go to another carrier.

    Here's where my argument can be refuted. I know this is kinda no duh but I'll mention it anyways. It seems as if the Razr, Rezound, and Nexus are aimed at different consumer groups. As someone mentioned before, the Rezound is aimed at regular folks who just want a smartphone. People see the beats brand and think "wow! free high end headphones! I should get that!" and end up getting the Rezound. Some people see the motocast, thinness, lightness, and cloud services of the Razr and end up grabbing that. Then there are the rabid "hardcore" Android folks who are going for the Nexus.

    Verizon could very well release all three phones and not really experience that big of cannibalization (in the terms of handset supply) between the Razr, Rezound, and Nexus. The average consumer will look at hardware specs and see which is "bigger", and from a hardware perspective, may assume that since the Rezound has a bigger # processor (1.5 vs. 1.2), it's faster than the Nexus and Razr. Since the Razr has more megapixels, they'll assume that it has a better camera than the Nexus. In fact, if you read alot of blogs comparing the Razr and Nexus, some of them even state that the camera in the Razr is better than the Nexus (based solely on the fact that 8 > 5 for megapixels).

    My point is that Verizon might be trying to target three different consumer groups. I even heard somewhere that the Razr had some business/enterprise-related functions built into it.

    So in conclusion...this is POSITIVE evidence for a quicker release of the Nexus:

    Razr: Sold to business professionals and folks that like motocast/Razr brand/"cloud" services

    Rezound: Typical consumer that likes music/video and is drawn into the "beats audio" brand and free high end headphones.

    Nexus: Hardcore Android folks that want the pure google experience.

    Phew!
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    Thinking of you Steven, prayers for your daughter, best to your son and Wife58. ;)
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  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Every time any Verizon account has spammed my twitter by getting a retweet from VZWNews, I've retweeted back that I don't care about phone xxxxx and only want the Nexus. I've done this for two weeks now.
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  6. Ninjak

    Ninjak Well-Known Member

    I'm still hopeful that the Love Tunnel will be able to allay our fears, but we can only wait and see. Even if Verizon at least announced a solid release date of, say, Dec 8, that'd be helpful. The people can plan around it. But I don't have all winter to sit around wondering. We've gone from rumors of early Nov to the 17th to the 21st til whenever. And naturally, Verizon's covered so long as it releases before 2012.

    Oh, and for those of you who need a bit of extra battery oomph in the Rezound and want a dock, it turns out that the Rezound's desktop dock supports both the standard and extended batteries (without a case, of course).

    While I still like the RAZR, I feel it'd be ill-advised to purchase a non-720p device at this point, especially considering Google is demonstrating via the GNex that such specs ought be the standard. Had the RAZR been 720p, I'd likely have caved sooner. But I'm still hanging in there. For now. Pending what I hear very soon from our reliable sources.
  7. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Ok, now I am on the Rezound.

    As others have no doubt commented this phone is a lot slimmer than the pictures let on. If the camera ads 10 pounds for people then it ads 50 to phones. This feels really nice in my hands and is very smooth. I remember why I like Sense again while playing with this phone. HTC has done a really nice job with this and I can easily see myself using this phone. Very fast and smooth as silk. Speedtest on this one topped out at a nice 16 mbps too. Can't listen to the headphones because of the odd display Verizon set up.

    Overall a really nice phone and a good competitor for the Nexus.


    On a side note, nobody here knows anything about the Nexus or when it will be in.

    Btw, is it wrong that I installed the Phandroid app on all the phones in the store?

    [Hide]just kidding[/spoiler]
  8. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Head on over and check in at the thread so we can get more exposure and encourage more people to post!
  9. Ninjak

    Ninjak Well-Known Member

    1) Thanks for sending the PMs, Steven, and always looking out for us.
    2) It sounds like you need a vacation from your weekend.
    3) I hope that your daughter feels better soon.
    4) What's your DX doing?
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  10. ShakeAndBake

    ShakeAndBake Member

    Been lurkin' around here for loooong time and figured I would finally say hi. I've been using an iPhone since the first one came out, currently using the 3GS.

    I test software for a living, and occasionally I get to test code across several mobile devices spanning most mobile operating systems. I have become tired of iOS over the years and have grown quite fond of Android. To me, iOS feels basically the same today as it was back during its 2007 debut. Android has evolved at a quicker pace, with ICS taking it to a whole new level.

    I am switching from AT&T to Verizon, mainly because of the Galaxy Nexus, but also because of LTE. I am obsessed with the Nexus so much that I am willing to lose my unlimited data plan with AT&T (I only use ~500MB/mo. though). I realize that the Nexus will eventually become available on AT&T, however, like most other gadget nerds, when I see something I want, I have to have it as early as possible!!!

    I went to a Verizon store during my lunch break today. They took all of my info and put me on a Nexus "waiting list". They said that I'm currently about the 20th person on this list, and this particular store usually gets around 40-50 units when any device first becomes available. The Verizon associate I spoke with claimed to have no knowledge of the release date.

    Looking forward to being a member of the Galaxy Nexus/Android family soon, hopefully this week or next! By the way, just want to say that I love this forum; everyone here is very friendly and helpful. Mods - keep up the great work!
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  11. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

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  12. SittingMoose

    SittingMoose Member

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  13. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Welcome to the family! We love when new members make themselves known.
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  14. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Or really confused them and tell them Vigor
  15. Ninjak

    Ninjak Well-Known Member

  16. Sumsalty

    Sumsalty Member

    Thanks for all you do steven I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery
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  17. jdduncan11

    jdduncan11 Well-Known Member


    Ok... BabyBlues and I are going to drown our sorrows. Who's in???
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  18. Sushibagel

    Sushibagel Well-Known Member

    I did my part with both a tweet and Facebook post. :)
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  19. Reborn58

    Reborn58 Well-Known Member

    Ill come have a couple Arnold Palmers and enjoy some company
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  20. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I'm game. I'll flood them like the ocean on the Titanic.

    But don't be surprised if people start calling you an immature child for spamming the spammers, okay?

    Take it from someone who knows. :rolleyes:
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  21. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Sounds good to me!

    Screw 'em. We have all done it in a very respectful manner, so far anyway.
  22. burntorangefan

    burntorangefan Well-Known Member

    Just a couple of quick thoughts...Went to Verizon at lunch (corporate and not reseller). The manager didn't know anything (big surprise) and hadn't been trained on anything (some surprise as others have claimed that their "sources" had been trained)...At any rate, on Saturday I was at a DIFFERENT corporate store and same story as above. So in short, not sure where everyone is getting that training is occurring because I really doubt that it is. In each situation this was a summary of the exchange:

    Me: "Do you have a date yet on the GN?"
    Mgr: "Nope, we don't know anything more than you do."
    Me: "I know you couldn't tell me anyway what the date is, but would you AT LEAST tell me if you knew the date?"
    Mgr: "You're right, I couldn't tell you, but I WOULD tell you if I knew there was a hard and fast date. There isn't."
    Me: "Have you at least been trained on it yet."
    Mgr: "Nope, no training materials yet in the system. We haven't seen anything."

    Not to be a buzzkill because I'm very anxious for this release, but I just find some of the sources contradictory.

    As an aside, the screen on the Rezound was amazing. Very fast from screen to screen and as others have noted, not as thick as the measurements make you THINK it is...All in all, a very nice fallback option for many.
  23. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member

    why is the rezound a fallback option? the GN IS COMING OUT. there's no denying that.

    now if you mean the rezound is a fallback option for those who can't wait another few weeks at most, then thats a different story
  24. redchilicat

    redchilicat Well-Known Member

    I posted on their facebook earlier today. Anything to help the cause;)
  25. darkestred

    darkestred Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't waste your time posting on facebook and twitter about the phone. Chances are its just customer service reps manning the feeds and all they are going to say is why are there so many questions about the SGN. Maybe they tell their managers and nothing more.
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