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

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  1. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    Second this. I have movies loaded on my phone for the kids to watch at a resturant, for example. Tried the cloud thing, and sometimes there was no connectivity.

    Unfortunately, a 2yo doesn't understand bad reception. They only care when the video from youtube doesn't play.

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  2. clb2196

    clb2196 Well-Known Member

    I have an eye-fi card for my Nikon dSLR. I copy the pics to my Tab, upload them to Picasa at full-res then delete from the Tab, and the still have them nicely in my gallery. :) I still back up the pics to my computer and back-up drives from the eye-fi card when I get to a PC, but I find Picasa very handy.

    ETA: I understand not everyone has either mobile or wifi access all the time. I use Amazon Mp3 but with both that and Google Music you can choose to download music to the device too, so you have it when you don't have reception- and you can rotate through which music you download. I'm going on a cruise, for example, and don't want to pay international roaming so I will download some things. but I don't have to store *everything* in my libraries on my phone/tab that way.
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  3. Rrrracer

    Rrrracer Well-Known Member

    I don't believe so. I rooted the GF's Nexus S last week, completely wiped everything from recovery and flashed CM7 on it... and everything on the internal "SD card" storage was left intact. It should be completely separate and will not be wiped when you flash a new ROM.
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  4. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    No worries. Data will be safe in the other partition.
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  5. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Good point. I put movies, pics, and music on my phone and I've never gotten above 8 gigs. (I delete the movies after I've watched them, though.)

    But I would like to put some HD movies and shows on there, and that will take up much more space, I think.
  6. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

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  7. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    Let's assume you are correct and it lasts 10% per hour. You'll get low battery at 30%. So 7 hrs, full use. By all reports, this is 5-6hrs, full use.

    It's better, but not drastically better. And you'll give up a lot of hardware to get that.

    Choice is yours.
  8. xtop

    xtop Well-Known Member

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  9. magdelaine

    magdelaine Well-Known Member

    32gig is more than enough room for me. I'm just concerned with management practicalities, especially since I mess with my phone's system and OS so much. Otherwise this is a non-issue for me. :)
  10. Namrak

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  11. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    I've never uploaded from my phone because I barely take pics on the phone, and they are usually for remember to buy things at a store.

    Update: I just went to my Gallery app, and shared a pic through picasa and it uploaded the full resolution image fine in a new album.

    As an aside. I don't really use G+, I just got it so I could give others invites. I'm not a fan of how G+ photos kind of replaced picasa unless you manally type in picasaweb.google.com instead of photos.google.com.
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  12. dr01d3tte

    dr01d3tte Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The second pic doesn't look like the same shape as the first (different aspect ratios, different curves on edges) but that could also be an optical illusion due to different shot angles.
  13. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    what happened to everyone? Mass bathroom break?
  14. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

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  15. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

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  16. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Software optimization is a part of the equation. Push notifications are an example of software optimization that improve battery life. Juice defender can turn off WiFi when you are not connected to a WiFi network but the phone doesn't do this naively. Yes, there are ways to improve battery life by improving the software. A big reason the iPhone has great battery life is because it doesn't support true multitasking. While multitasking is a plus, it does drain more of your battery. Can multitasking not be any more efficient?

    Stock TBolt owners don't get the battery life I do on or off of 4G...and I'm running @ 1.8GHz. What is the difference? Software.

    But in my post, I was actually referring to battery innovation. When was the last time we had any major advancements in batteries for cell phones?...Lithium Ion? With all the "go green" hype in the world...I'm surprised we haven't tried to "save the polar bear" floating on the melting iceberg yet.

    But that's why I said we will have to wait and see what the actual usage looks like. I can live with 5-6 hours of constant use if it yields good standby times. People want to know that if they have 30 percent battery life left, it will last them a long time if they don't use their phone. So many phones will go from 30% to dead quickly without touching the phone.

    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting new battery tech to be in the Prime. But if it is 2000mAh or bigger and battery life sucks...that's not very promising. If they only put a 1700mAh battery in it...why?
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  17. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    I hope it lasts forever. Just know at some point, Verizon will make some change and we'll have to switch plans.

    cue Verizon sales rep:
    Oh, if you want that phone, you'll have to change plans to the Nationwide 5G data plan. I can make that change right now for you. It even costs the same. Act now, and we'll even throw in 5 extra free text messages.

    Clueless customer:
    Great. Let's do it.

    Meanwhile, they don't tell you you've just lost unlimited data.
  18. vasilator

    vasilator Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, I took 5-6 hours top as in with normal use. 5-6 hours of nonstop use would be the best Android phone I have used to date. Shoot I had the T-bolt and I took it off the charger sent a text drove to work and it was a t 70% no joke. Needless to say I got rid of it that day as I read similar reports.

    My Inc is not at 20 % right now after taking off the charger at about 5:30 to what I would say is very light use. That is unacceptable IMO. I took my wifes phone to work by accident and didn't use it at all (although it was on the whole day and did receive e-mails, texts, etc) and it was at 82% when I got home. My phone is at 90% before I leave the house.
  19. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    How did you get a picture of my ex wife?!?!?!? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    She was really into role playing as you can see
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  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I recall a post yesterday noting that that whole Singapore store thing was just pulling from that (discredited?) video and slapping at specs.


    And agree - looks mighty Nexis S-ish to me as well. ;) :D
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  21. Smartphone

    Smartphone Well-Known Member

    yep. I'm out of the country now with crappy wifi. I fly on planes regularly without wifi. We also often rent islands with zero connectivity. I should be able to listen to my music in these situations. 32gb sd card is a must for me.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I don't know if/how this applies, but fwiw, I've got a 1750mAh battery in my 3D, and even with Sense and the way I run things, it's a champ.

    Dual cores are/can be a big efficiency boost - just saying... hoping for the best here. :eek:
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  23. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    The back of that phone looks a lot (okay...exactly) like the Nexus S...

    Edit: Sorry...saw xtop said this first. I'm trying to catch up to the thread LOL.

    Edit2: Yeah...and EM as well. Man I read slow or people post fast...maybe a combination of the two! :D
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  24. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    Yeah, battery technology hasn't had any real breakthroughs. Maybe someday soon. The person that comes up with something revolutionary will be quite rich, so I'm sure plenty of people are working on it.
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  25. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    Or it was a PICNIC problem

    Problem In Chair Not In Computer[/Hide]
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