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

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  1. huskerkate

    huskerkate Well-Known Member

    can we start a poll thread?! i think i could really get behind "H.Lo" :D

    [Blue Eyes, get your mind out of the gutter!]

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  2. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    That is the fun of these forums :)

    Extended guess:

    16gb version in stores for $300
    32gb version on line for $400
  3. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    now that its officially coming, i am very excited about getting my first LTE device. I live in nashville, tn and from what i have seen from friends phones, we have a very good lte coverage area here so with all of the cloud options such as picasa and music, i likely could get away with a 16gb easily
  4. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    Exactly. If they took this bad, it's for WORSE reasons in my opinion as it's just a sign of animosity and disrespect toward those that give them their revenue.
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    :( :( :( :(

    For that amount of money I may as well go full retail and OWN it!
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  6. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    Not a problem dude. It looked really official so figgered it was real and was in their standard press release section by the time I was looking for it.
  7. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member

    That's what I plan on doing, and save my NE2 in March for the quad-core phones baybeee. :)
  8. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Well-Known Member

    I'm going with $250 and $350. Don't think they'll go full $400 on a phone. That's just too much. And like what was said earlier, wouldn't be much of a subsidized price.
  9. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Makes sense (in my mind) for three reasons:

    1. The premium pricing of new 4G devices (16gb are $300)
    2. Extra 16gb will probably be rolled up to capture the margin to $400
    3. VZW would sell it, but not in stores, due to the price and perception of customers.

    Again makes sense in my own mind :confused: :)
  10. bldgengineer

    bldgengineer Well-Known Member

    This probably isn't a bad idea for those thinking of going quad core within a year or so.

    Quick question for everyone: how long do u think it will be before ICS is standard on all android phones?
  11. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Good for Nexus buyers if correct :) I doubt it though :(

    At least the Nexus IS coming to VZW, so we can take the good with the bad. How I long for an sd slot to magically get placed on this device....
  12. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    That's way too high considering current LTE phones pricing. Bionic is 299 with 32Gb (16+16). Charge was 299 with 34Gb (2+32) though it's cheaper now. I guess 32Gb Nexus will be 299.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    MOD Note.

    Words can be read in many ways. When upset, please ask if maybe a positive or constructive point was attempted instead of the negative - you never know. ;)

    So many arguments that never existed happened because of a misread text on the internet - no tone of voice or facial expressions beyond what we assume.

    It's ok to criticize ideas. In this case, let's give the benefit of doubt.

    Better still - let's move on - do we really want to discuss the best way to talk to corporations?

    Ok by us mods if you do - but - do you?

    Cheers, thanks a lot! :)
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  14. callmeox

    callmeox Well-Known Member

    Well, if the rumors about Google/Samsung and VZW not seeing eye to eye on the Nexus as recently as this week are true, then a delayed launch makes sense. Sammy would have had no reason to build any VZW compatible Nexxi until VZW signed on officially.

    Start cranking them out, man!

    Any guesses on the version number of ICS on the released phones? 4.0.1 was on the press units in HK.

    Also, does anyone else remember when the phone dimensions were given during the launch webcast? I recall the thickness was given with an "HSPA versions" qualifier which leads me to believe that the LTE phone will be slightly thicker.
  15. Montana Man

    Montana Man Well-Known Member

    Okay, Random Question Time...

    I really didn't see much "sense" ;) in starting a whole new thread about this since it's just one quick question - but this one goes out to everyone coming from an HTC phone to the Samsung Nexus. I have a love / hate relationship with HTC Sense. I love how slick of a UI it is, but I loathe how much it chews up my battery! At any given time, Sense is using about 8% of the CPU, whereas the next highest app is only consuming around 1.5%! Big difference! In going to the Nexus, what type of UI will I be getting - and - how much better at battery management will it be?

    Or... did Samsung simply throw in a beefier battery (than the 1350mAh that came with the Incredible) to offest their UI draining the battery?

    Thanks for any feedback!! :)
  16. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Fair point, though offset and then some by:

    Nexus buzz & first ICS device
    4460 chipset
    4.65" hi def display
    The emphasis is cloud storage for the device (sans sd)

    This device screams premium price.
  17. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I thought that there was already a way around that? I am not condoning it, just saying I think I read somewhere that one of the devs found the fix. I could also be so giddy from the announcement I'm making things up.

    Who me?? Lol. ;)
  18. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Well-Known Member

    Yeah i don't know if Verizon would go that low. Maybe google eats some of the price to have more units out there. Its obvious they want the nexus line to succeed. Hard to believe it would go below $300 for either model. I'd hate to "cheap" out and go with the 16GB, but i definitely would if the 32 is over $300.
  19. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    I expect only one version for $300, but no clue which it will be. What you put up above does help the RAZR though from a price per memory amount perspective. Helps iPhone also.

    Only reason I figure they do this is to limit sales, so could happen.
  20. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member

    It will be many months. Companies that add their own launchers and UI to Android like Motorola and HTC will have to add their UI software to ICS before they can release it to those phones.

    Thank goodness there's no third-party UI software on the Nexus.
  21. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    As just mentioned, some might forget that the device is the first with ICS, large hi def display and 4460 chipset. Too much premium stuff going on to be below $300 for 16gb and $400 for 32gb.

    Heck, they might even be more than that :eek:
  22. nbajam

    nbajam Well-Known Member

    Not in the least. I see it as a major win FOR CONSUMERS that we were able to have this much influence on a company that has historically been not very consumer friendly.

    Verizon Wireless provides a SERVICE. We purchase that service (and pay a ton of money for the privilege). Why exactly are we not allowed to tell them what we want?
  23. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Well-Known Member

    Typically the prices remain constant as the hardware progresses. 4G gave them a reason to up the price. I just don't see it going that far.
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Excellent question. Here's my opinion, not something absolutely expert:

    • I see a lot of people dropping Sense and going with CM7 and getting big battery improvements. So, maybe that's one part of the puzzle.
      • +1
    • We have no idea how ICS really is. Honestly, to me, it looks pretty intense compared to GB.
      • maybe a -1?
    • On the other hand, as dual core Sense-running guy, I can say that Sense 3 with a dual core lasts longer by far than Sense 2 with a single core.
      • +1
    • ICS is said to be a much more efficient and optimized approach to dual core processing - those words always translate into battery life
      • +1
    • Lots more pixels on HD screen
      • -1
    • Verizon made the Thunderbolt worse than an old Evo with their config and radio mismanagement - what happens here?
      • wild card

    Tough call without solid data. If the wild card works out, I'd say it adds up in your favor.

    PS - If Sense is part of heavy social networking that you're doing - all bets off for me. That stuff always chews batteries.
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  25. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

    Or they really are training in anticipation that things get finalized and the phone drops on the 10th. They haven't announced an exact date for the razr either, just November.
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