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Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. IHateMyTreo

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    He was a master, leading the way for all sci-fi writers and filmmakers.

    He was also a warm and kind man. I spoke to him twice, some 45 years apart. Once as a 5th grader, cold-called him (he was listed in the phone book!) to ask him about his book that we were studying in school. I must have sounded like an idiot asking about symbolism and foreshadowing. He was amazingly welcoming and helpful. I had purchased his entire collection (paperback was all I could afford) and he personalized each one. Still on my bookshelf today. Then again I spoke to him two years ago, he was still kind and astute but his speech was suffering from the effects of a stroke. So sad. Huge loss for the literary world.
     

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  2. Stigy

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  4. Stigy

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    This was the original Google Maps - didn't even include Europe. Oh goodness.

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  5. Stigy

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    Offline Maps coming to Maps for Android!
     
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    I saw that. There goes half the threads in Android Applications answered in one fell swoop.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Stigy

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    Street View backpack - this is incredible.

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    And 3D is up next...
     
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    It's cool that they are going to lug that thing through museums.
     
  10. Stigy

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    Oh my goodness - this is stuff we never thought possible.
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    Oooh, they are demoing on an iPad just before Apple announces they are dropping Google maps. Coincidence?
     
  12. Stigy

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    That was Google Earth - not sure how they're going to handle it once they drop support for Google Maps but only time will tell.
     
  13. Stigy

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    Also (double post), but Google has its OWN planes - that's crazy.

    Q from PCMag: "Are you using your own planes? Is Google investing in 3D-view planes -- and how are you going to address privacy issues?"

    Brian: "Yes, in fact Google does have a fleet of planes with contractors that fly exclusively for Google. And the privacy issues is no different than we've had with aerial shots for years."
     
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    I see we are watching the same live blog:D
     
  15. Stigy

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    So not a bad event at all.

    Some amazing things going down in the Maps department. Curious to see what happens when this comes to Android, but I don't think Apple can do anything better than Google Maps in iOS. Google just took a huge lead over any current or future mapping solution. The generating 3D models from flights is absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    I can't imagine being able to do that in large scale. And the quick mention of being able to pinpoint things by combining the 3D & 2D imagery, crazy.

    I was watching it and did a check on my desktop google earth for an update, but alas, no.:rolleyes:
     
  17. MSUgEEk

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    Pretty sweet stuff coming up for google maps. I've seen some of their 3d stuff on the desktop and it's very nice.
     
  18. ajdroidx

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    Doing research this morning on a new device and possible new carrier.

    I am split between the 4g LTE note (AT&T) and the razr maxx, But I read the maxx has some data issues as well (but don't seem to be as wide spread) and the note, well its a GSM device and I have not used AT&T, but I would likely buy it strait out and go month to month. I really wish big red had this thing.

    Flip a coin I guess.
     
  19. Stigy

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    I saw a Note the other day and I don't think I could see myself using a device that big, eek.
     
  20. MSUgEEk

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    Why not the Galaxy SIII with Verizon?
     
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    I haven't held one, but they seem too big to be a phone and too small to be a tablet.
     
  22. ajdroidx

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    I am looking into that option as well, but my biggest fear with another samsung device is:

    Same radio as the nexus then the same issues
    MTP (driver issues)

    If the device addressed these (the MTP protocol can be dealt with by the use of a memory card)

    I just looked at the coverage map (4g) for AT&T and there is NONE here in Colorado. I would have thought.
     
  23. MSUgEEk

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    What was the MTP issue you experienced?
     
  24. MSUgEEk

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    This is the culprit of the reception woes of the Nexus

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    Horribly designed antenna.
     
  25. IHateMyTreo

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    I'm tracking this:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...ter-rumors-release-date-speculation-news.html

    Moto at least has fewer radio issues.
     

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