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

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  1. Travillion

    Travillion Well-Known Member

    I'm not ready to give up on the 3rd as a preorder date quite yet. 1) I don't think a phone this big would be launched without a preorder. 2) The RAZR was also listed on these MAP screens for 11/10 (the store launch date) UNTIL VZ announced the 10/27 preorder, then it showed up as 10/27. 3) I really, really don't want to wait longer. Even if it doesn't change when I can actually have the device, knowing it's preordered will give me piece of mind ;)

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  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Unfortunately, just a 6 month time span from original date.
  3. magdelaine

    magdelaine Well-Known Member

    Are you sure about that? I don't think that they paid anything.

    Samsung: Here's our best-selling SGS2. You want one?
    Verizon: Well, I hear you are making the new Nexus.
    Samsung and Google: Yup.
    Verizon: How about we get the Nexus exclusive?
    Samsung and Google: We want the Nexus on all carriers.
    Verizon: Ok, how about we get the Nexus exclusive for the first few months? In exchange you get your hot new phone on the US's fastest, largest LTE network.
    Samsung and Google: Sounds interesting, but no bootloader locking, no bloat and Google does updates.
    Verizon: What?? (Comes down off ceiling)
    Verizon to self: We have the best network. We want to be the first with Ice Cream Sandwich...so we can be the best best!
    Verizon: Fine. But we won't market it.
    Everyone: w00t! Win Win!

  4. clb2196

    clb2196 Well-Known Member

    *tantrum* Nononono. You guys are no allowed to get this phone and play with it while I'm on a boat in the middle of the ocean and have to wait til the 21 to get it. :(
  5. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

    I much prefer to preorder and have shipped to my house. I usually always buy my phones online/telephone and have shipped. 2 reasons for me:

    1. I can charge/calibrate the battery properly before turning it on. When you go to the store the sales rep does this which does not calibrate your battery correctly due to the fact they have to activate it.

    2. After having 2 phones damaged by sales reps (yes, broken battery covers, scratched devices because they are careless when activating...watch next time you buy a new phone, the rep will place that phone carelessly on its face without a care what is underneath) I no longer purchase in a Verizon store.

    Can't wait for this phone and ICS!
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  6. herpaderp

    herpaderp Member

    Perhaps the life span for a new LTE device?
  7. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Since we're sorta on the topic now and a lot of us in here will be wanting max battery life out of this phone, what do you recommend in terms of battery calibration?

    I thought new phone batteries didn't need any form of calibration?
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  8. iceman64

    iceman64 Well-Known Member

  9. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

    LOL, that is a endless debate. There are those that will SWEAR that if you don't let it charge overnight the first time you destroy the battery. And those who say it doesn't matter.

    Most, of what little "scientific" tests I've seen indicate it any difference is small...

    Battery "calibration" normally refers to the "battery indicator" on phone, it keeps track of the voltage level over time to better predict how much battery energy is left. Batteries aren't like a car gas tank where full-half-empty are static. They change over time...
  10. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    That was my understanding as well.
  11. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

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  12. Haelous

    Haelous Well-Known Member

    I think that dual-dual-cores and big-little processing will be a bigger deal for phones. Two low-power cores that give great battery life for basic tasks like reading your email, then two fast high-powered cores for when you want to game.

    Anandtech had a write up on it here:

    AnandTech - ARM's Cortex A7: Bringing Cheaper Dual-Core & More Power Efficient High-End Devices

    I can agree with this logic for sure, I didn't realize it didn't change on the MAP until after they chose the pre-order date. I think 11/3 is out as a release date, but 11/10 is still reasonable.
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  13. Ytram

    Ytram Well-Known Member

    I'll just leave this here. I posed as a consumer trying to decide between the RAZR and the SGN, and got some interesting information on both the release date for the RAZR, and still got a vague response on the release date for the SGN.

    Obviously, a grain of salt is a good idea here, as these reps may be misinformed.


    Edit: Missed a blur on the agent's name. If a mod could remove the other attachment, that would fix the poster who quoted me, or he can remove it from his quote.

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  14. Haelous

    Haelous Well-Known Member

    I rub goat blood on all my new batteries, and then make a pentagram in it with my finger.
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  16. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

    I'm not a Moto fan at all. I am happy to see them continue to improve on their product and help pave the way for others to step up their game, but I will never own another Moto device again, personally have had one too many bad experiences with their hardware. I do like the fact that RAZR is back and making the phone as thin as possible, this is a big plus!

    And yes, the battery calibration debate is like beating a dead horse with a stick. Just my personal preference from experience. To each their own.
  17. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    Well, I assemble lithium polymer ion cell packs for special extended battery packages and can tell you they do respond to being fully charged and "almost" fully drained the 1st few times. I keep written logs on the mileage and hours I get from my batteries.

    On mine there is a protection circuit that takes care of that limit for me. This would be to the low level warning or phone shut down you get on a phone.

    After doing this I log more hours each time. After two to three cycles I don't see any more gains in longevity.

    And they do not like to be stored for long periods at full charge. Put one on the shelf at 100% and let it go to 25% or lower and you may find it will not hold as good as when new. Store it at 60% - 75% or so and she will treat you better.

    This is why they do not ship @ 100%. If I get a new device of any kind with a 100% charged battery I get suspicious.
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  18. drbugsmn

    drbugsmn Well-Known Member

    Somewhere in the deep bowels of this thread, some people looked at the TI datasheets for the 4460 and found that it supports the big-little cores too. This article talks a bit about it too

    Why Google went with Texas Instruments silicon for the Galaxy Nexus Android ICS poster child

    Good stuff!
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  19. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

    I called this morning to ask about preordering SGN as well, the lady was useless, nice, but useless. She said, "well let me check our website, I need to type in 'Galaxy Nexus', I see here that there is a signup page for email notifications, does this help?" I politely thanked her for her time and hung up.
  20. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

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  21. RadYOacTiVe

    RadYOacTiVe Well-Known Member

    I'm not fond of the industrial design Motorola uses with little refresh from model to model. The camera is also horrible. Even with the RAZR, it's still an X...a VERY NICE X. Enough that if it wasn't for the GNex, I would probably be getting the RAZR.

  22. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    Some peeps have multiple personalities and my need more then one account.:rolleyes: :p
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  23. iceman64

    iceman64 Well-Known Member

  24. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    One thing I noticed, you fuzzed out the CR's name in all the posts, but not at the top ;)
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  25. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Two words: Montana Man

    You're up brother. It is time.
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