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

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

  1. EarlyMon

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    Makers feel that their additional software adds value. Indeed, I've seen a lot of people going to plain vanilla rom and then adding back a lot of the features with equivalent apps to what they just removed.

    The issues are that built-in apps all often want to run together, in concert, whether you want them to or not, and thanks to carrier lock-down and the makers making their own hay out of that, you do have to root to get things as you like them rather than one size fits all.

    Sprint allows you to remove carrier bloatware without root and to root your phone without voiding your warranty support. Verizon is not there yet.

    In the end, for many people it adds up to a lot of grief and inconvenience. Lots of people don't want to play with PC to play with their phone, they just want to use it their way. I can't say I blame them at all.

    Android is all about choice. So, if you choose the handset with the software stack you like, you're all set. But if you like the hardware on handset A with the software from handset B or other mix-'n-match ideas, it takes work.

    So, the choice is there - if you work.

    Personally, I like this sales model: sell every top-end phone like cars - SE and LX editions. SE is standard edition, pure Android, LX is the maker's additional software, added at a premium charge (because you'll pay for the better third-party launcher, widget and app support anyway over an SE model).

    Then, let the market decide. Let us choose.
     

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  2. IHateMyTreo

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    So is that a "jelly" case? It says "flexible" but no indication of a hard or soft case. I prefer the jelly for a better grip.
     
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    It would be a lot easier to see differences if they weren't different colors. The gsm model has that silver down the side that slims its look some. The camera pops out a little more on the LTE model too...I'm not worried about the size though, this will be far from a fat phone
     
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    I bought the one from Diztronic (formerly TPU-Cases) because it was molded specifically for the SCH-i515 (LTE) version. FYI - they do mention that it will fit the GSM version too.
     
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    TPU is like a mix between the "jelly" or silicon case and a hard case. Its still quite flexible, but its slicker like a hard case. I dont like the silicon cases because getting them in and out of jeans is tough for me. It seems to just always get stuck on the inside of my jeans, making a pocket monster everytime i take my phone out, which is a lot.

    TPU is one piece too, making it to me, better than most hard cases that are 2 and 3 pieces so when you do drop it, crap flies everywhere like a yard sale.
     
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    I'm almost thinking that I'm going to be home sick anyway if the announcement is this week! Weather+long days+work+school+moving+puppies= Elle has a sore sore throat today.
     
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    Awww. I hope you feel better soon!
     
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    Found the perfect shirt for many of us:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ok, does this help? I blacked out the profile of both versions.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd never heard of them until just now, but looks like they're definitely a great find for the price. How is it fit generally around buttons or other areas that need to be exposed?
     
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    That makes it soooooooo much better. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks! It would help if I wasn't doing 5000 things at once - I had my Mom come into town to help finish the move with my BF. I may regret this in the morning, but it's the only choice for now!
     
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    Yep the LTE version is definitely straighter along the back, thus the chin at the bottom doesn't jut out as much. I think this will cause a problem for cases.
     
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    Im thinking of calling in sick on launch day:D So I can get the phone and hang in the forum:D
     
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    I find it curious that the camera housing protrudes further on the LTE version:thinking: (when looking at side profiles)
     
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    Better lens? (Hope, hope!)
     
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    Like where its cut out for the plugs and headphone jack on my X is a perfect fit...it still hugs the phone just fine. I can barely get my finger underneath where there is an open part of the case for the ports it fits so snug. I don't know, I have tried all cases and its the best for everything. Not multiple pieces, not sticky like silicon, not 4 pieces and HUGE like an Otterbox, and the TPU still protects the phone great, and is cheap. Honestly, the only thing to make it better would be to somehow incorporate a kickstand into a TPU case. I saw a couple on eBay shipping from China, was thinking about pulling the trigger, but even that isn't a huge deal...
     
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    I was hoping the same thing... but I think its wishful thinking.

    As long as the camera is at minimun on par with my Inc its a non issue for me.
     
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    The lte version doesn't looked as curved on the front. :/
     
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    Launch day is when this one will close. But I have a feeling we will all migrate to a new one together. Lol.
    Yeah, so announcement day I'll go home sick and launch day I will just not go to work.
     
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    Hope, yeah. But I bet it's because the side shots for each phone isn't exact...I think the TPU case for the GSM will fit fine for the LTE version...From that TPU case site the guy even says it...

    "Since the i9250 is less than a 1/2mm smaller it will also fit perfectly. You only run into issues once you get over 1mm in size difference on TPU cases. The pictures below are of the case on the i9250 GSM version."
     
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    That is what I was thinking. I am wondering if this truly is the lte version or just an early engineering model.

    edit: Also just as likely is that they didn't take the picture at just the right angle.
     
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    Pull the kickstand off another case and rig it to the new case.
     
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    Yup.... Thats why I said hang out in the forum...not thread:D
     
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    That's just a visual effect caused by the different color rendering on the LTE version (i.e. doesn't show the different colors/lighting effects).

    I'm pretty sure they aren't sourcing another glass panel/case just for an LTE version. Any increases in size should be to the back of the device.
     
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