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

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

  1. benb007

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    I've been following this thread for some time - to the point where I feel compelled to contribute to the conversation and share my thoughts.

    Firstly, I want to say that, anyway you slice it, this phone is DELAYED. I can buy the fact that Verizon never gave a formal release date. However, Google has given plenty of timeframes - from Eric Schmidt to Matias Duarte. Samsung has even used the phrase... "delayed to December" (assuming that you can believe that source).

    At the end of the day, GOOGLE is the real stakeholder in all of this and these delays impact them more-so than Verizon.

    Case and point... my wife just gave in and decided that she is going to get an iPhone on December 1. She literally spends thousands of dollars a year on music, entertainment, books and apps. She (like most consumers) isn't going to sit around and wait for some unicorn when an Apple product is staring her in the face, especially after seeing what a fiasco my decision to wait has been. She gave Google their chance with the Fascinate... hated it. If the Galaxy Nexus were available, she might have given them another chance. But it's not so she decided to move on. As of December 1, she'll be back on a contract for another two years and iTunes (and iCloud) will still be a major player in our household.

    Every single day that goes by represents more lost opportunities for Google to attract people to their ecosystem. I've been limping along on a Pixi because my OG Droid died on me four months ago. I too spend a great deal of money on music, movies, apps, cloud services, etc. But without a Google phone, what benefit does Google mobile services have for me? Every purchase I make through iTunes is a purchase that I won't make through Google music.

    I truly feel that ICS is Google's chance to attract the Apple camp into their ecosystem. Instead, I find myself suddenly interested in WP7, MeeGo and IOS, even though I've been a die hard Android advocate and developer for many years. And, I'd bet that I'm not alone.

    I don't know if Google has been backed into some kind of corner with Verizon or what. but, at this point, I think silence is Google's enemy and they certainly have lost at least some level of PR credibility here.
     

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    For some reason I can't explain, I've been dreaming of getting a Dinc2, but in RED... I wish they made those.
     
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    I feel like I have to watch the whole video as punishment for falling for it.
     
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    Great post and welcome out of hiding.
     
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    Not disagreeing with any of your (excellent) points, but in answer to the last one, it seems pretty likely that Google's silence would be due to something in the contract between them and Verizon. It's hard to imagine that we'd have as little official information as we do if there weren't huge financial or legal penalties awaiting anyone at Google who spoke up.
     
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    New here? um no. Just absent the past few days? you? ;) :p
     
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    I have always done the same Han.
     
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    Welcome to the party. Kudos to an insightful first post
     
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    Welcome to the forums benb!

    On another note:

    Rick is a red head look how popular he has become!
     
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    If Verizon just came out and announced that it's been delayed that would make all of this so much easier. The more they push it off the more I think about going back to a "normal" phone and dropping the dataplan and saving $30/month (or $360/year), that is if there was any good phones out there that allowed this. If I could have a phone with a good camera and voice/texting I think I could survive... guess it's Gnex or OG Droid for me.
     
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    nov 18th here, beat me by a week, hehe
     
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    Pre orders cannot be billed to account,They must be paid up front.
     
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    That was completely awesome! Thanks for that!

    Not only did I sit and watch the t-mobile ad, but I actually got completely Rick-Rolled and watched the entire video. A few observations:

    -Rick Astly's hair is brilliant
    -That dude in the tight shorts rules
    -What in the hell did that video have to do with never giving up on the one you love?
     
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    If Verizon comes out and says its delayed until Christmas then I'm paying my ETF and going to Sprint for unlimited "4g" data on a beautiful Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch...wow that rolls right off the tongue doesn't it? :D


    But seriously though, I'm gone if it doesn't come out by Dec. 15th.
     
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    Interesting... Another person replied earlier and stated that it could be done and that they had done it in the past. Hmmm...
     
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    An article from Computer World that pre orders start tomorrow. Take your usual salt mine with that news.
     
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    Anyone know if you can place a preorder at a VZW corporate store when it becomes available?
     
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    However much I want this phone today, I really want it to come out tomorrow so I can use my Living Social coupon. If it's $199, I'll be able to use the $50 upgrade discount plus $50 Living Social discount to knock it down to $99 (plus the $25 spent on LS coupon).
     
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    Good Afternoon crazies!


    Well, we are still in our bunkers taking enemy RazR and Rezound fire...unless a miracle happens, we are stuck, but try to hang on, we will update you as soon as, or if we get anything from HQ.
     
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