I bought the VZW GN at launch, sold it a week later because I deemed it too big. Well, I've just flat out missed ICS and I want back in. So I ordered from Amazon ($49...god, I love Amazon Wireless) and awaiting delivery this week. I was leaning towards a One X for a bit but...I just can't do Sense. It's such a waste of a gorgeous OS to overlay it with all that crap. So, in the last few months I wanted to know if any of the following has been tweaked/changed: 1.) Speaker volume. I found it to be on the low side, a friend told me they recently updated the device and now he finds the speaker too loud? Is this the case? 2.) Google Wallet. I know VZW still doesn't officially support it but I recall seeing there was a workaround. Is this a rooted thing? If not, is it easy to do and is it safe to do? (There are so many "We accept Google Wallet" stores in my area it would be a sin not to have this capability.) 3.) Battery life. Hahahaha - kidding, I know it still sucks and I'll need to buy the extended battery. THe question is, is there a difference between buying it directly from VZW or the Samsung version available at Amazon? Are they one and the same? Thanks, guys.