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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rxpert83, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. krs128

    krs128 Well-Known Member

    never seen a Gnex, saw a Nexus 4 once, and haven't seen a N5 yet.

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  2. johnnyolivares

    johnnyolivares Android Enthusiast

    Only once, a Nexus 4.
  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    He had a Nexus 5, but it was stock.

    Lol, actually.. I just wrote down the fastboot commands for him to do what he needed to do in order to unlock + root.
  4. bubba3595

    bubba3595 Lurker

    Here in Oregon I have seen one N4 and surprisingly I have seen 3 or 4 nexus 5s so far.
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  5. rhray

    rhray Well-Known Member

    All my candy bars were in the wild yesterday, ha!

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  6. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    Seen an N4 once. That's it for Nexuses.... Or is the plural Nexi? Lmao
  7. mrdeucie

    mrdeucie Well-Known Member

    I've seen a few Nexus 4s, but no Nexus 5 yet. I did get my first Google Glass sighting this past weekend.
  8. Slickinator

    Slickinator Android Enthusiast

    My math teacher had a Nexus 4, I've never seen any other Nexus in the wild other than that.
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    Wohoo. Just saw my 2nd fellow nexus 5 user ;)
  10. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Nexus 5 is available via a number of networks in the UK on contract, and much more visible than the Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus was - neither of which I've ever seen anyone with.

    Neither the N4 or Galaxy was so widely available.
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  11. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast

    Not seen one yet,which makes me kinda unique :D
  12. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    Seen some nerdy lady talking on N5 while waiting for the train.
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  13. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I've only seen them on friends of friends, who ended up becoming my friends as well. Never a stranger.
  14. 1234west

    1234west Android Enthusiast

    Nope. Only Individual To Have A Nexus 5 In School :D The Only Phone I Seen Was An S4 And The LG G2 And That's About It
  15. SmallDL

    SmallDL Newbie

    Saw a surgeon with one the other day.
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  16. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    I saw someone with one at the airport last week. First one I have seen in the wild.
  17. timelord65

    timelord65 Android Enthusiast

    Haven't seen the Nexus 5 yet. I've seen a few droid's, one or two HTC ones's and a few of the galaxy phones. Seen lots and lots of iPhones though. Usually every woman and kid I see has an iPhone.

    I for one would never be an iPhone guy. I'd be embarrassed to be seen with one. But thats just me.
  18. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I live in a University town where iPhone's were once the predominant phone seen everyday. In the last two years that has changed dramatically, with Androids taking over

    Galaxy's S3, S4 and Note 3 models are now the phone of choice amongst those I see out and about.

    Just recently I've seen some Nexus 5's. I attribute that to T-Mobile and their new Jump Program. Of the users I have spoken to, all are very happy with their phones and most are experienced enthusiasts.
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  19. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    I haven't seen any other Nexus devices (not just phones) "in the wild," though I don't really pay much attention to what kinds of mobile devices other people have.

    I think people that get Nexus devices likely tend to do a lot more research when choosing a device, while most people follow the ads and what kinds of phones/tablets the people they know use.

    At this point, I'd have a hard time running anything but vanilla Android (GEL not withstanding - I do like it a bit more than vanilla, but it's kind of like: more Android than Android) from which stock versions are available out there. Even changing settings on other peoples' Samsung devices makes me grimace on the inside a little. Not as much as configuring Apple products for people does though, obviously. Though with that, I'm likely feeling like being nice enough to offer in the first place, so that gets me through.

    Since 4.2, why device distributors/manufacturers running their versions of Android feel like needlessly mucking it up as much as they do, I'll never know. Maybe it gives them an identity and a sense of accomplishing something at least beyond just running vanilla on the OS side of things.
  20. ljbad4life

    ljbad4life Well-Known Member

    I've seen a couple of N5's out and about. Mostly on the subway and mostly the white version. Keep in mind that the N5 (the black) isn't a stand out device. it's not recognizable from far away.

    The white version is very distinct so it catches my attention. The white is also attention getting because of the white earpiece/speaker that is white so that makes it identifiable.

    I know most people have the black version so I have probably seen more n5's but just didn't pay attention to the 1,000th black slab smartphone that i've seen today.

    I have had a couple of run in with people interested in my n5 and asking how long it took to ship and how I liked it etc.
  21. bigt

    bigt Android Enthusiast

    I saw a guy on an A380 aeroplane on the Dubai to Melbourne flight with a Nexus 5
  22. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    Just the one.
    A guy came into work using it, asked him what it was like. ( This was before i got mine ) and he said it's his first smart phone.
  23. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member

    I've only seen one Nexus 5 in the wild (aside from mine) and that was just on the bus about a week ago.

    Although it is not going to be the biggest seller out there something about this phone draws a TON of attention, in school whenever I have it out people always ask me about it (and why I don't have an iPhone). So far everyone has been quite impressed whether it be the dumb blonde or the super geek. Really liking the phone a lot.
  24. sonyboyj

    sonyboyj Well-Known Member

    now you mention it no besides the guy that worked at rogers that had a Gnex ever one has the Samsung s2 , s3 . im the only one that had a nexus and nexus 5 . i wouldnt ever buy a Sx there like the iphone of android world there to popular i like Nexus there made with googles ideas they have CPU and Ram and get the latest updates fast there what all androids devices wish they were lol
  25. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    Today I saw a Red/Orange Nexus 5 at Starbucks, when picking up my morning coffee. There's no way to mistake it, the color is almost neon like. Then much to my surprise, I saw another one at the grocery store tonight, seems that's a popular color.
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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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