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

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

  1. X24

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    Question:
    Have about $200 budget for a gift (for myself), I really don't need anything... but browsing around two things have sort of caught my eye. Nintendo 3DS as I really do miss the old Nintendo games. And the Kindle Fire, as I'd like a tablet, however it is only 7", and I would prefer a 10"er...

    BOO!

    I thought in order to be a Nexus device, carriers weren't allowed to touch it?
     

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    I grew up in the Huntersville area. I remember before northlake mall existed lol
     
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    I have not missed one post for some time - been lurking for a while today... :)

    So - what's next? Well, let us just see.

    I see we have one group organizing a bus ride. And I think that's great - if it's like a Japanese limousine bus because otherwise, Machete don't text and Early don't bus.

    And then we have the air cruise to Australia. Also great if we want to risk drunken BlackBerry managers causing us to lay over in Vancouver and missing our arrival by 18 hours while they get arrested.

    And with all of outcry going up and down along with cases being compared to Jello, I'm surprised that our Thunderbolt owners haven't resurrected the idea of the Million Nexican March, because mods made jello before and we can do it again.

    But we are talking cruising here, now aren't we?

    Well - I think it's simply time we all get our dancing shoes on because for me, voguing never did cut it - it's the motion and the moves, that's what I think.

    And if I had a boat
    I'd go out on the ocean
    And if I had a pony
    I'd ride him on my boat
    And we could all together
    Go out on the ocean
    I said me upon my pony on my boat...

    IF I HAD A BOAT Lyle Lovett, photos Linda Brown, SAILING PUGET SOUND - YouTube

    Signed - Your Tonto Cruise Director! :D
     
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    3DS is sweet, but i find myself turning off the 3D quite frequently because it starts to give me a headache. at least they give you the option though, it would be a pain to use in 3D all the time.

    I have both a 7" tablet (nook color) and a 10" tablet (g-tab), and i honestly find myself using the nook color far more often. While the 10" screen is nice, the 7" is just so much easier to carry around.
     
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    you could get a 10" for about that much on craigslist. In fact, if you're going with the 3ds I'd urge you to look on craigslist as well. You'll save plenty of $

    Apparently rules don't apply to Big red, they're special
     
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  6. Steven58

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    I can't believe it! I'm going to the Samsung store right NOW!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Have about $200 budget for a gift (for myself), I really don't need anything... but browsing around two things have sort of caught my eye. Nintendo 3DS as I really do miss the old Nintendo games. And the Kindle Fire, as I'd like a tablet, however it is only 7", and I would prefer a 10"er...



    If you can hold off, rumor has it the Kindle Fire will be coming out with bigger sizes in 2012. Here's the link:
    Amazon Kindle Fire: Rumors say 8.9-inch, 10-inch models planned - latimes.com
     
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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And?????
     
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    So if this phone comes with Verizon apps that cannot be uninstalled, will we still be able to get updates directly from Google?

    I am worried that Verizon will somehow screw this up.

    I know you can root, but I would prefer not having to root just to get OS updates.
     
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    Huntersville talk below

    where at in huntersville? I grew up in shepards vineyard off shepard rd between 115 and 21
     
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    I CAN believe it:D
     
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    me like jello! I also like pudding. Even vanilla but not chocolate vanilla swirl. So we will eat pudding while on our ponies, on a boat. And sail those boats in a million nexican sail!
     
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    While they can't be uninstalled, they can be disabled. And we aren't 100% sure how the updating system will work. We do know they will come direct from Google but we aren't sure if that means Verizon has to poke around first?

    I don't think there is much Verizon could screw up besides the launch (and they seem to be doing a good job at that).
     
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    I think this is where most people make bad assumptions. There are no "rules" to what a Nexus is. A Nexus is whatever Google wants it to be. Whether that's "bloatware" or not.

    Google never posted a set of rules to what a Nexus device is, we only have assumptions based on what they've done in the past.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Right, I know they can be disabled, but here is what I'm thinking:

    1. Google releases an update to Android.
    2. The update does not contain Verizon apps.
    3. Verizon has to verify their apps work with the updated OS.
    4. Once verified, Verizon gets a special build of the Android OS that includes their apps, which cannot be uninstalled.
    5. Verizon releases the update.
     
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    Representin'!
     
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    Anybody know of any Costco bundle rumors? Like that awesome deal they had with the Bionic??
     
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    Yes. Yes, we will - exactly! :)

    Because if anything, dancing pony-boat rides should always be tasty, or it's no cruise - it's no cruise at all. ;)

    And remember - no march is complete unless you bring things to not wear out.
     
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    In the apple store for one last comparison... on 70th Street and Bwy.. .then will walk down to 59th st. columbus circle (I used to live near there when I went to Juilliard)... .

    I'm so EXCITED to finally get this phone in my hand... I'm feel like a screaming teenage girl at a rock concert! In fact, you know what? I think I"m even crying!! :p
     
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    yikes. sweet onside kick tho.
     
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    omgosh this game¡
     
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    Hey everyone,
    What have I missed so far today? Any more info from any reps? At this point Dec. 8th is basically confirmed but I'd just like to know if there's any new info, or if I would possibly be able to waltz into my local Verizon store and snatch one up early ;)
     
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    Onside kick recovered by Georgia after scoring the first points of the game? Impressive!

    I agree that a UGA win would encourage playoff talks despite LSU being locked into a Championship game this way either way. Personally, I wouldn't fault LSU for playing their 2nd stringers since the Crimson Tide has a bye this week...
     
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    Glad your enjoying your stay by my neck of the woods :)
     
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