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


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  1. HanSolo

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    Looking at this pic, I'm convinced that those who buy a phone with capacitive buttons won't be out of the loop. With the code at the top saying "navigationhidden=2", I'm sure that if ICS detects physical capacitive buttons on the phone, it will simply change to navigationhidden=0 or =1, and the graphic buttons we see on this pic will simply disappear, and the physical capacitive buttons will merely work as normal as ever.

    This makes me wonder whether the onscreen buttons are a gimmick or not. I really hope that we can replace those buttons with custom icons of some sort.

    But if not, they're not as big or ugly as I thought they would be. I can easily live with them.

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  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Holy smokes! :eek:

    Just a quick pause from the excitement: I think we all need to give ourselves a quick pat on the back... 50 pages of rumors, speculations and conjectures (and some sundry BS thrown in for good measure). And NO flame wars at all in any of it!

    It's not only one of the most EPIC threads on Android Forums, it also has to be one of the most civil. I think we've done a stellar job of governing ourselves, and a tip of the hat to our most excellent Mod Steven58 for somehow managing it all.

    Proud to be a part of it. Let's see if we can make it to 3K posts and 75 pages before October 11th, when it will likely close.

    Okay, back to the Nexus Prime!
  3. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    ...and then sell it on eBay by dinnertime.
    Thanks for that imagery. Ya never know what you'll get in this thread!
    Yes. Prime will have working 3G/4G before Bionic does. :D

    Just concluded business w/SpeakerBox, eh? :eek:
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  4. g_patrick15

    g_patrick15 Well-Known Member

    If anything else leaks, I'm sure the forum would explode to at least 60 or 65 pages before the 11th.
  5. eyetek

    eyetek Well-Known Member

  6. vz_wired

    vz_wired Member

    Just had to check in this morning :)

    Almost made it to official announcement with no leaks! Maybe next time.
  7. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    That's a good analysis. Prevailing hypothesis is that in ICS the navigation will be hidden or shown on an app-by-app basis, but there surely would be no reason to waste pixel space to display buttons that are already physically present. An exception might be if new or a variable number of soft buttons needed to be displayed.
    Not a gimmick IMO. As long as the soft buttons don't become unavailable or unresponsive when the phone's busy, I'm happy to reclaim the space for additional purposes.
    The buttons aren't big in that picture, but the space reserved for them is disconcertingly huge. If the 1184 height is correct, and that's a 1280 screen, then is it really leaving a full 96 pixels just for soft buttons?
  8. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I believe they're also removing the notification area from that number, so the buttons aren't THAT big.
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  9. RadYOacTiVe

    RadYOacTiVe Well-Known Member

    So you can confirm the pic is real?

  10. rastataoist

    rastataoist Member

    If the display is such a high dpi, is that really that many pixels for physical buttons? I'm not sure of the math though... what is that in inches?
  11. HanSolo

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    Ha! Well since I believe you're legit, VZ, I'll take that as confirmation that this is the real deal.

    But I'm not surprised, given that this happened to leak on the same day as Samsung's frenemy-turned-enemy is announcing their iFail.

    Actually, it wouldn't surprise me at all if this pic was leaked at the behest of Samsung itself. Makes sense.
  12. magdelaine

    magdelaine Well-Known Member

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  14. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    If there's 96 pixels unaccounted for, a reasonable guess is 32 for the notification area (thx Chief!) and 64 for lower buttons. At 320dpi, that would be exactly one fifth of an inch. You're right, that's not very large.
  15. eyetek

    eyetek Well-Known Member

    No argument there, but from a business standpoint the real question the manufactures focus on is what percentage of the cell phone market share will be lost by the iPhone to Android phones during the next year compared year to year?
  16. mikepic

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  17. greenmonster14

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    Dude....Welcome to 4 hours ago!
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  18. g_patrick15

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  20. HanSolo

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  21. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    The Xoom uses software keys which are 80 pixels big. It's screen is 1280x800. Those 80 pixels are for the software keys in the lower bar which can be dimmed away by the application. Minus the 80 you get 1280x720 (HD).

    I'm assuming they couldn't get a display that was that small at 1280x800... digressing here.

    The one thing the Xoom did was move the notification bar into the software key bar, but I don't expect that on a phone... in portrait mode anyway. Or when we switch to landscape are the software keys going to stay in place and just rotate their orientation. That's probably best.

    My actual point is the Xoom uses 80 pixels and it is more then enough on a 10" screen. This is probably going to use 66+/- pixels with 20+/- pixels for a notification bar. It should be fine.
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  22. metlcat

    metlcat Well-Known Member

    I'm so excited! That screen looks unbelievable. Hopefully a little more will trickle out this week.
  23. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    Anyone want to set an over/under on how many more times a link to the leaked pic is re-posted in this thread as breaking news?
  24. daygo718

    daygo718 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad we are able to finally get a glimpse of what the phone will look like. I like the metal casing, soft keys and screen resolution. Let's get a few more leaks!
  25. g_patrick15

    g_patrick15 Well-Known Member

    3. I'll take the over.
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