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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Steven58

    Moderator Thread Starter

    Thread will be unstickied and allowed to sink in a few days. :(

    EarlyMon's Closing Post

    Steven's three part closing posts Link | Link | Link

    We roll the credits here!

    The wait is OVER!! Link to Phandroid Article!!!!

    Nifty Gnex TV commercials! Link

    Wanna meet fellow Nexicans when you purchase your phone? Check out the "Store meetup thread" Link

    THREAD CLOSING @ 12:30 pm est-ish (Please post your thank you-final posts BEFORE then. TIA! :)

    Leak: THURSDAY'S THE DAY! Link to Source's Leak!

    Two Internal documents leaking Thursday's date!




    12/9: Isis/Google Wallet fight is the reason for the delay! Link to original post| Phandroid Ariticle

    12/9: One of our users walks out of the store with a Gnex! Link

    12/9: Second member walks out of Radio Shack with phone (pictures) Link

    12/9: Pictures of what comes with the Verizon Gnex! Link

    12/9: Inside Source says Gnex likely coming 12/15 and explains delay: Link

    12/8 PSA Warning folks not to argue as pressures mount in these last days waiting for the phone. Please read it!!! Link

    Forum members show gratitude to Steven by gift of Nexus - Link

    Please see today's PSA - Link

    (End of EarlyMon pinch-hitting for Steven, please see below for 12/7 news that broke earlier)

    **Forum/thread rules clarifications** - Link

    Note from forum Admin, please read first!
    Go into this thread knowing how large it is. Know that it is not all completely on topic. The OP, Steven58, will make a best effort attempt at keeping THIS top post as up to date as possible on current news on the device. You are welcome to post here or create a new thread with information you have. The new thread will be kept on topic. This thread is sort of a lounge-news type thing and off-topic talk is acceptable so long as THIS POST contains all the important information on the thread.

    Countdown To OUR GNEX!!!

    Best Buy's getting the Gnex in stock now! Link

    Further proof of 12/9 RELEASE DATE!!! Link

    12/8 delivery into stores Link

    For Fun!


    New picture 12/5!


    Leaked documents showing 12/9 as release date! Link

    Two significant CSR web chants may reveal the date! Link

    Steven makes epic journey to NYC and gives personal report - Here (12/3)

    On 12/2 Steven updated this post for one of the Nexus pictures

    12/11 Best Buy Release Date Rumor: Phandroid Link (12/1)

    More news from The Source! Link (11/29)

    Best Buy advertising page goes live, can add to shopping list - Link (11/27)

    FCC Approval 11/15!

    Nexus in inventory! Link

    11/3/11 I dedicate this thread in thanks to The Source from Verizon, who has contributed more positive information to the internet through this thread than anyone else on the Internet! Thank you!!!!!!

    11/5 Training materials sent to Verizon: Link


    Official Specs:

    Tech Specs


    4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED
    Contour Display (curved glass)
    Size (mm)

    67.94 X 135.5 X 9.47 (LTE)

    150g (LTE)



    Storage 32GB
    Memory: 1GB RAM

    5MP continuous auto focus
    1.3MP Front
    LED Flash
    Zero shutter lag
    Video recording in 1080p


    Micro USB


    BATTERY: 1850mAh
    OS: Ice Cream Sandwich (newest Android)
    CPU: 1.2 GHZ dual core processor
    MICS: 2 Mics

    Official info sign up page!

    Ice Cream Sammich Overview: Link

    Ice Cream Sammich Overview Link I (new core apps!) Overview Link II (new UI and core features!)

    Announcement Video!

    Download Nexus Prime Audio files!

    Download Nexus Prime Wallpaper!


    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. Lympero

    Lympero Newbie

    I hope we ll hear some news soon, maybe ifa Berlin? I just sold my iPhone 4 and i really don't know if I should get sgs2 now or w8 for nexus prime!
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  3. Steven58

    Moderator Thread Starter

    If you can stand the 4.5" rumored size, this would seem to be the phone to beat, imo. I think I'll be waiting for it, myself.
  4. Lympero

    Lympero Newbie

    I think that it ll not have physical button cause they ll be implemented to os. So hopefully won't be huge! However I'm concerned about battery life on this beast!
  5. Louns

    Louns Lurker

    As someone who has had the 4.5" Samsung Hercules in their hand, I can tell you the difference between that and my Thunderbolt was pretty minimal. Yes you can tell its a bigger device, but I don't think I'd have a problem getting used to it. I myself will be waiting for the Nexus Prime. October can't come soon enough.
  6. BreatheElectro

    BreatheElectro Well-Known Member

    glad I saved my upgrade!! will be waiting on this beast!! :D
  7. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Android Expert

    I think I am passing on the Bionic to buy this. Full retail :( Hope it isn't too crazy.

    I love stock Gingerbread, I hope Ice cream sandwich looks similar. Some of the supposed leaks I saw looked like the bastard child of Touch Wiz and Motorola's "Blur" Platform. :eek:
  8. RX-78-2

    RX-78-2 Well-Known Member

    This device has caught my attention.
  9. Louns

    Louns Lurker

    Ok, so I've seen the leaked roadmap showing what we are assuming is the Nexus prime. It says it is slated for a week 48 release, which would put its debut in late November or early December.

    I've also read the rumors that Google wants it to compete head to head with the iPhone 5 which is believed to be released in October, and so the logical conclusion is that the Nexus Prime will also be released then as well.

    Now, I'm reading articles referring to a leaked roadmap that indicates an October release date. Is there a second leaked roadmap that has week 40 - 44 listed in there somewhere. I know Samsung came out after the initial leak and denied its accuracy and that there was a second leak, but everything I see says week 48 on it.

    What am I missing?
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  10. Steven58

    Moderator Thread Starter

    Nothing. I had the same question. It may have different debut dates for different carriers?
  11. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    a 4.5" screen could be a huge battery hog. the android manufacturers really need to do something about the lack of battery life on all android phones. it is the only thing that i cannot defend when i talk with someone who is negative about android.
  12. Steven58

    Moderator Thread Starter

    Apparently, there's a Texas Instuments processor currently in the works that will significantly lengthen battery life. It's due 2013. That's the tech rumor.
  13. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    that would be great. but, isn't the biggest culprit for sucking juice the screen?
  14. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    I can't wait till six months from now. The choice should be easier then. I'm either going to the Bionic or if for some reason VZW surprises me with the NP i will consider it heavily.

    We know DEV support for the NP will be through the roof. Yet if VZW doesn't release it then i need to know that the Bionic will get some dev love. If not i guess i'll be carrying around this OGDX for a while longer.

    Either way it should be an exciting time for all things Android in the next six months.
  15. Steven58

    Moderator Thread Starter

    I totally agree. This is exactly my thinking. I can't get myself to swallow an encrypted bionic, though. You know my feelings on that. They are rather bitter. :p
  16. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast

    You know, this lack of "physical" (capacitive I think you mean) buttons has me worried. Is this device rumored to have NO capacitive buttons at all? Meaning ALL controls will be via the touch screen area as in Honeycomb?

    If this is the case I have huge usability concerns. Though there is plenty of room on tablet for a UI that has no capacitive buttons, on smaller phone displays (yes even 4,5", though ICS will be used on many smaller sizes) I definitely feel it will immensely detract from usability. Time will tell, I am hoping they leave the capacitive buttons where they are ..
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  17. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i have seen somewhere the camera is actually an 8mp HD camera and the ff is either 2.3 or 3 i will browse for the link and send you the pm
  18. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    If this phone comes to VZW I will be buying it off contract to replace my Thunderbolt. I've always wanted a Nexus device and this thing looks like a BEAST!

    If it doesn't come to VZW (which wouldn't surprise me) I will be passing on this go round of phone (SGSII & Vigor) and waiting to see what CES has to offer
  19. magdelaine

    magdelaine Android Enthusiast

  20. Trent Reznor

    Trent Reznor Android Expert

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  21. timothytaa

    timothytaa Newbie

    I will be waiting in line at best buy or t-mobile for this phone. I certainly hope it comes to t-mobile if not there better be an unlocked version of the phone :D.

    I have always heard people talk about how pure google is the best and I cannot wait to try it out. I am currently on the vibrant and its alright although the updates are slow as hell.
  22. Loriolus

    Loriolus Member

    If the screen is pentile then it's not looking very good. What they're going backwards now. I'm not buying a pentile screen phone no matter how good the specs are.
  23. YKDZ

    YKDZ Lurker

    Phil from AC confirmed it in the forums. And P3Droid confirmed it on twitter.
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  24. AntimonyER


    Nexus Prime on VZW would be epic. Best phone on the best carrier. I was skeptical about it happening, because VZW is so anal about controlling phone content/user experience. There was a time where I wondered if the reason Verizon wasn't getting a Nexus phone was something like this:

    Google: "We would love for Verizon to carry the next Nexus Phone."
    Verizon: "So would we."
    Google: "Well what do we need to do to make it happen."
    Verizon: "These apps are required to be preloaded, un-removable, and always run in the background." (Huge List of Bloatware)
    Google: "Wait, I don't think you understand what the Nexus line is, let me expl..."
    Verizon: "Also, we will review all updates prior to going out to consumers."
    Google: "Well Nexus phones by definition get the latest and greatest first."
    Verizon: "Well we will be the final word on that. Oh, there is also one more thing."
    Google: "What is it?"
    Verizon: "Since it is a "Nexus", and not a "Droid", we are going to need you to make Bing the default browser."
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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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