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

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  1. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I'm sure Steven is ready to pounce


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  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

  3. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

  4. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    Battery pack and one heck of a long ethernet cable, plus a powered hub/switch every 100m. :D

    Well, there are hotspots out there. I guess my point is that you can come up with a strategy where you can offload certain things at home, or from select locations. I think cloud music is fine over 3G. Pulling down movies, not so much, without 4G or wi-fi. Don't get me wrong. I WANT the 32gb version and will be a bit disappointed in 16gb considering there's no removable storage. But to be honest, I only have 16gb microSD (2 of them) but have never had to swap them out for any reason. I still want 32gb, especially now that I would consider upgrading my .mp4 rips from 480p to 720p. Would have been ecstatic with 32gb built-in AND removable storage. Oh well.
  5. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Chief got it! Congrats!!!
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  6. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Wow, Chief, either you timed your arrival perfectly or have been waiting quietly for a while to ninja the 15k. Either way congrats!
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  7. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member

    Good Morning All! So who's taking off work on 11/10? (Holding my hand high in the air)
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  8. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Firmware and stock apps don't take up anywhere near that kind of space. You'll see the exact amount when source and some dumps come out, but for comparison, GB plus stock apps is around 140-150MB. Since Google has gone on record stating that ICS should run on any phone capable of running GB, 1.7GB isn't happening. Most phones running GB today have a cap of 256MB or lower for firmware (which includes the stock apps).

    14.896GB is the actual "available" storage in a 16GB drive. Remember, there are two user available partitions on the device, the "internal" and the "mountable" storage. If you're saying that there is roughly 14.7GB available to the user, then that means about 200MB formatted for firmware and included apps, which makes sense. It would also mean nearly 1.5GB of "internal" storage" to go with that 13+GB of user available storage in the mountable partition. I'll know for sure when I get my hands on one, but one thing I'm certain of, whomever fed you that 10GB line (and 24GB for the 32GB version) is spreading FUD and therefore doing more harm than good.

    In what device? Low storage error is usually tied to the /data/data limit, of which most phones have sizable amounts. The Incredible is famous for it's low amount. We start off with 748MB of user available storage (by your logic, we can't install ANY apps). Due to the /data/data limit, we can get to about 500MB of internal storage and hit the "limit." That's because we've actually filled or nearly filled /data/data, and any other available storage is not available for THAT purpose.

    So, what device out there tells you that once you hit 1GB of storage, you cannot install or update apps? None that I know of, and I've got a ton of experience with Android devices, as well as some limited development experience on several.
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  9. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

    I took it more to be that they still have some issues outstanding that need to be ironed out before release and they can't be sure how long that will take. Maybe a day, maybe a month but no more than 2 so you get "later this year". I also do believe that announcement was put out earlier than planned because of the groundswell showing support for this phone. I don't think they were quite ready to put that press release out. Who knows, maybe if we would have waited until Tuesday it might have had 'coming in Novemeber' and maybe even a price in it.
  10. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    No lie, I have a half vacation day saved specifically for this.
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  11. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Agreed. I like the .mkv container myself, and those are huge. I'm really hoping for 32 Gigs.

    Does anyone know whether the 1080p on the video recording is the only setting, or can you downgrade it to 720p?

    I'm not sure why they decided to go for the max resolution, since I believe most TV owners have 720p instead of the higher res, although I could be wrong (I'm basing my assumption on the fact that tv shows in HD are at 720p, and that played a huge role in my decision to go with that resolution).
  12. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member

  13. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    the 10gb free space was shown in a photo on p3droid's twitter
  14. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Show me. Here's the link to P3Droid's pic;

    You dont get all 16 gb of storage

    Also, here's the link to his actual post linking that pic;


    13.33GB available, not 10. So far, I've seen a lot of people reference this "10GB pic" but no one has been able to find or post it. What I've just posted is the actual pic that people are referencing, but it's not 10GB. Let me know if you think I'm wrong, but if you do, please post whatever you're referencing so that I can see it for myself.
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  15. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yeah but who knows what is installed on those test phones. It could have been the camera tester, and so had multi-GBs of pics on it or something.

    Or was a false rumor the entire time /\
  16. mangopositive

    mangopositive Active Member

    The more videos I watch of the Razr in action, the more I'm considering it. NFC has a lot of potential with the wife and I though. It might just come to battery life. I'll have to wait for reviews of both. All of my music is almost done uploading to the Google cloud (12,781 down, 6,233 to go), so storage space isn't an issue. 4G is great in Atlanta, so either phone will be a snappy, awesome experience coming from an OG Droid. We'll probably wait until all 3 phones are out to try them all. It may even be that we opt for the Rezound with the extended battery. Definitely preliminarily leaning towards Galnex.
  17. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    something we all knew to most likely be the case, with this being a nexus and all, but BMX just tweeted this...

    interesting he makes sure to state it was one of googles "must haves", but it shows vzw agrees to this long ago
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  18. Agree until someone who can actually talk about the device reveals how much internal space the device will have and what the OS uses nobody knows for sure.
  19. magdelaine

    magdelaine Well-Known Member

    I agree with this. They want to let RAZR have the limelight for now...and that is fine. I do think they wanted to put off any announcement until later to give the RAZR more time on the stage alone, and that the only reason the press release came out was because of the Twitter/Email stuff. If it had been planned on their part they would have added a release date. IMO.
  20. The razr does look nice but the thing making me lean towards the nexus is updates straight from google and not having to wait months after the update is out. If the razr got updates close to when the nexus did I may consider it but until then i will stick with nexus.
  21. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    haha, 45 Million, that is apple territory isn't it?
  22. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    havent see anything else like this posted.... this guy put up a short hands on review of the nexus, but hes russian so i cant understand anything hes saying but it does show off some terrific viewing angles. shortly after he put up that hands on, he uploaded this video simply titled video01 that i believe was taken with the nexus as an example. looks good imo

    video01 - YouTube
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  23. Kaddoble

    Kaddoble Well-Known Member

    Has anybody else been seeing the Galaxy Nexus ads that are popping up all over the interwebs? Brings a smile to my face everytime :) It's coming gents and ladies...

    PS: Man "Galaxy Nexus" does not roll off the tongue at all...frankly it is an abuse of the English language to pair these two words together. I guess it will help it sell to the simpletons, who know the Galaxy brand well, and the techies, who love the Nexus and what it stands for.
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  24. HanSolo

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    I agree. Although, for what it's worth, I'm glad we got something out of them. I can't imagine going through 5 more days of rampant negativity.

    I agree that the RAZR build quality (metal, Gorilla Glass) is probably higher, but for me, software trumps all. My OG Droid has superb build quality; the glass (naked) is flawless and the phone is still as solid as the day I got it. But the thing keeps lagging, freezing, rebooting, etc. all the time.

    RAZR will get ICS probably next February, which isn't too far off, but it won't be pure ICS. It'll be Blurred up the wazoo, and with a locked bootloader, you'll never be able to have pure ICS on it. That, to me, is the clincher right there.
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    CBS, NBC, CW tend to broadcast in 1080i (not always), Fox and ABC are in 720p, and Blu-ray is 1080p at 24 fps, and cable/sat channels can do all three as well (and also 480i).

    As implementations of the ATSC standard varies, I would expect that the Gnex will record in 480p as well as in 720p or 1080p in order to match up with the wide variety of sets out there and owner recording preferences.
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