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

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

  1. sarxsvt

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    Coming from 2 HTC devices in the past, I certainly wouldn't. It takes forever to get a good AOSP rom on them. CM for the Incredible did work well at the end, but the Thunderbolt has yet to recieve a truly 100% functional AOSP rom. CM 7.1.1 is ok, but its unofficial so you wait months for the changes to move into your build, Liquid Smooth is ... not "smooth" at all for me.

    Its sad, I dislike MIUI but its what I'm using at the moment because its the most fluid. Tired of all the screen lag on the other AOSP roms.
     

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    This is precisely why I take anything I hear from the store level employees with a grain of salt, even managers. I honestly think communication in Verizon is so poor, they are kept more in the dark than we are, even when it comes to important information.
     
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    Being an HTC device is already a deal breaker for me.
    The Penny Pincher deal on Amazon is for new customers only. Existing customers have to pay $229.
     
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    Go but a razr or rezound to lock in the data promo then return it when gnex comes out
     
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    Ooh weee! You MUST be rich richman:Dseriously, I don't blame ya...I wish I had it like that, im such a best of the best tech junkie!! That's awesome, sadly for me I probably shouldn't be considering paying full price for the gnex right now, but if I can't get a n early upgrade, I must. Probably shouldn't spend half my time on a forum either but I just can't help it:rolleyes:
     
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    You may be right, but this is the closest thing to an official response related to the release date (of any kind) we've seen since VZW first confirmed they'd be carrying the GNex.

    I agree that there's a good chance they're holding the GNex back to boost RAZR/ReZound sales, but I also acknowledge that there's a good chance that VZW isn't even sure when they'll be ready to release the phone.
     
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    Or we used the upgrade of family members who don't upgrade as often. :D
     
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    Haha, I think there was one stretch where I grabbed the last post 3 pages in a row.
     
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    Looks like I'll be renting a rezound today.
     
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    They can't "change" the return period. It is in the system. It says it on every receipt. I don't have the receipt in front of me but it says on the bottom something about the extended return policy to Jan 15. You can just go buy it and shove the receipt in the persons face to prove they are wrong.

    I have worked in retail in the past so them not getting word of something like this is not too unusual.
     
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    Okay, so I hunted around a bit, and Bell has LTE. Would a Bell Nexus work on VZ? Anybody?

    Edit: Wait, maybe their network is cdma, though. Not sure.
     
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    In the last couple days I've been to both Best Buy and a local corporate Verizon store.

    Best Buy was mostly a dead end. The mobile manager that I know has apparently moved up the chain and is not at that location anymore. Bummer. The CSRs there had no information on the Nexus.

    The Verizon corporate store was about what I expected. Asked the CSR if he had any information on the Nexus, he said he expects it in the next two weeks. Take it for what it's worth. He did say that they have gotten some cases and other accessories in, so that's something.

    Also, out of curiosity I looked at the RAZR and Rezound. RAZR is stupid thin, but like others are saying, I don't like the width and huge bezels. Screen wasn't terrible, looked better than the Bionic. Rezound felt nice in the hand and it's narrowness was a welcome change from the RAZR. Screen resolution was stunning, but the colors didn't pop nearly as much as the RAZR. Plus, Sense. Blech.

    Checking out the two phones reaffirmed my decision to wait until the Nexus comes out. My DX can certainly hold on until then!

    Crossing fingers for an announcement today...
     
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    Amzn makes more money from the new line of service than from a renewal.
     
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    Before you read to much into that, keep in mind its a FORM letter. You would get the SAME e-mail for any phone, they just change the relevant details...
     
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    There is still ONE more game on tonight... MNF
     
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    OK, so perhaps implying that he's high up the food chain was an overstatement, but "Steve Schwed, Executive Relations Supervisor" sounds like he's at least an official mouth-piece for the higher-ups at VZW.

    I'm not defending VZW on this launch- I don't see much excuse for this phone not to be released yet when other countries either already have it or are getting it this week, BUT I have wondered for quite a while whether VZW was being tight lipped because they don't want to risk announcing a release date and then failing ot meet it.

    It may be that they want to push the Razr and Rezound a little longer as part of their marketing/sales strategy, or it may just be that they don't know the exact date that they'll be ready to launch the GNex.

    JMHO... whatever the reason, I want my GNex now! lol
     
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    I am considering pre-ordering from either Bell Canada or Virgin Canada because of lower pricing and the proximity of Canada in case of any necessary returns or exchanges. I have waited this long so a few more weeks won't matter that much to me. At least by doing this I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel.

    Galaxy Nexus from Bell Mobility

    Phones - Virgin Mobile Canada
     
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    It's actually a $35 restocking fee. Slightly better...
     
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    I wouldn't hang my hat on said form letter, but I wouldn't dismiss it as lies and propaganda either.
     
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    I see a few people think the delay is because of a volume problem. To me that is BS. It was stated by the Gnex testers that the hold up is Verizon Corporate department.
     
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    Well, at least Samsung will acknowledge the Nexus when you ask them about it. The "stay tuned" part has me optimistic that something is coming sooner rather than later. Not sure why, just my feeling.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hey guys,

    slightly offtopic, maybe but not really. I did some digging because I, like many others, am worried about the double data. Currently have no phone waiting on this...thing. Anyways. Quick google search shows this:

    Found this on The Verge's site.

    The Verge!

    Side note: I'm a semi-lurker...apparently i had a forum account here and forgot. Good morning all my fellow Nexians..may the galaxy be with us soon...
     
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    May be wrong, but I also think you have 1 exchange if you're not happy with your device, free of charge. That may work for you coming from another carrier, they'd want you to be happy...Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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