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  1. jettrue

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    I'm deciding on a new phone, and the N1 is near the top of my list, but everytime I look at the stock photos something turns me off.

    It's that stock background image. With those bright colors and the background textured grey, it looks like a 1980's Trapper Keeper or a 1980's 5th grade school photo background.

    Ick.

    So, that's just a personal preference, I know, but now I understand why imnot impressed when I see it, and that I will like it much better when I IMMEDIATELY change the background image.
     

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    The wallpaper in the stock photos is a lot better in person, it has moving lines and reacts to touch.
     
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    You don't like the stock wallpaper? I think you can change it just like any other phone made.
     
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    There are many live-wallpapers... some are very cool... just got to youtube and search for "nexus one live wallpaper";)
     
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    yah, I know, that's what I said in my first post, I'm just saying I'm realizing why I haven't been as jazzed about the nexus one when I see it. it's too robotic/tetris/80's laser like to me. :) I KNOW I can change it, it's just making me not like the phone as much when I see it.

    here's what I mean:

    [​IMG] + [​IMG] + [​IMG] + [​IMG] + [​IMG] = [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, I'm pretty sure my mom has some school pics of me with one of those backgrounds!!:D
     
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    I've seen a video of the stock moving wallpaper, and while it MAY be better in person, I'm still pretty sure I still won't like it, LOL.

    I am looking forward to customizing! :D
     
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    soon as i got my nexus, i changed the wallpaper to the all black screen with the colored X in the center, which is google's logo colors i guess. i just LOVE this look, its so clean yet looks so sharp to me. i wouldnt even worry about that stock wallpaper.
     
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    You're right, I know you're right, I just need to stop looking at the stock photos and buy the thing! :cool:
     
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    LOL - which one is you? :D
     
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    heh heh, neither, they were found via google image search. Since I was willing and eager to post some strangers' dorky 80's school pics, I'll be fair and put up one of mine (though I'm a child of the 80's, I don't have any laser background pics).

    [​IMG]

    Bad hair day! ;) And this was probably taken early 90's anyway. Laser's were SO OUT by then. :)
     
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    Ha ha! Could be worse. I'm please to say that I don't have any picture of my childhood in the 80's - so unfortunately I can't return the favour!
     
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    I'm only realizing now how I seem to be one of the younger forum members here o_O
    My entire childhood-in-the-80s consists of one long day and a whole lot of crying! (pretty sure there weren't any lasers either) :p
     
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    I"m starting to feel old. ;)
     
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    I got my nexus one, and I still hate the stock screen. It's SOOO 80's! LOL.

    Here's my new home screen (using beautiful widgets for the clock/weather). I kept the background bright and colorful to go with the icons, but no more laser streaks. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    So you finally did make the plunge! :D Congrat on getting the best phone out on the market ;) Welcome to the club!
     
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