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

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

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    To all of you guys thinking of adding unlimited mobile hotspot to get unlimited data plans....I would do it asap. If this deal was truly posted on slickdeals, I imagine it's only a matter of time before VZ closes this loophole. Just my opinion.
     

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    Sorry, Scott, but I had to LOL at this one. :p
     
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    Well as long as it takes for them to activate, for you to get off the phone, and then log into VZ and remove it.
     
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    Exactly. Example: Look at all the store locations not operating in 4G locations. And do they sell 4G phones? You bet your arse they do.
     
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    @HanSolo,

    At the rate we're going, the serial killer is going to take victim #3 an entire month later...Man I wanted you to be right.......
     
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    That's weird. My 3G is working the same as always.
     
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    You understand if this happens, we're taking the thread from you.

    Just so we're clear. :p
     
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    Strangely, I have no data connection at all on my Droid X. Haven't had one for the last 20 minutes.

    Anyone else having data issues?
     
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    I had an interesting afternoon. My daughter needed a new car battery, so off to Costco we went. Of course, what's a trip to the big C without a little visit to the phone kiosk? So we walk up to the gal, and she's holding a a brand new phone, with a freshly opened box on the counter. Before I could blurt it out, my daughter says "What phone is that?" She replies "a Galaxy Prime!" Momentarily stunned, I quickly recovered with "Can I see it?" She says sure, and hands it to me. I asked her a question about it, and she told me she literally just got it 30 seconds ago. We asked her if it would be available Friday, and she said she thought so. Nothing ground-breaking here, but it was nice to get a feel for the size of the thing and how solid it was. Alas, it was a dummy phone, so we couldn't play with it, but we got to hold it!

    After we got home and installed the new car battery, we decided to take a trip to the friendly VZW store, mainly to ask questions about discounts and such, but also to see if the Sales Consultant would be forthcoming with any info. When I said I was interested in the SGN, his face kind of lit up. "That's an awesome phone" he offered, but that ended the info spill right there. After some playful banter about "what if a phone just happened to be laying on the counter" he laughed and said, "yeah, but it's not supposed to be. I could get fired for releasing any info." I told him I understood and figured that was that.

    But then, to my amazement, he said "hang on a sec", so we waited as he talked to his manager, disappeared into the back room, and emerged with the holy grail. It was really funny, first how we caught the Costco gal at the exact right moment, and then caught the V guy at a time when he was feeling generous.

    So, long story short (too late?) we got to play with the thing, get a feel for the beauty of the display, the speed of the shutter, the accuracy of the keyboard. This thing is definitely worth the wait. And to top it off, I think my daughter is now leaning towards this phone instead of the 4S. My gosh, the 4S just looks like an ancient brick next to the Nexus.

    I know a lot of people out there are upset about this, but I'm in a good place. I put a new rom on my OG Droid, and it will get me by until this thing is released. Hopefully, very soon...I can't imagine them sitting on stock for very long.

    Peace.
     
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    I believe they're waiting for all the stores to be stocked.
    Just my opinion
     
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    what a lot of people seem to fail to realize is what releasing a phone in which one of its MAJOR features isnt working properly, and 4g LTE is a big deal on this phone. do you know how many people(regular joes not tech forum folks) would simply walk away from it if they said "yea, well, its supposed to be 4g lte but its broken right now" or how bad that would look on verizon as a company. and with the extra attention this phone in particular is getting, it would only be magnified to be worse. not to mention the inevitable morons who, even if they bought knowing 4g was down, would start blowing up their tech support lines and clog them up . theres a lot more to this than some of us want to realize
     
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    Hell, maybe we're about to be attacked by invading aliens and they're knocking out our communications.

    At least sell us the damn phone, Verizon, so we can take super fast pictures of the space ships.
     
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    Mine is working fine in SoCal
     
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    I talked about it earlier but an update.

    My rezound is still on 3g since yesterday afternoon. My wifes rezound has been on 4g. About 30 mins ago she's asking for router password. I asked why and she said she dropped to 1X.

    I live in probably one of the strongest 4G areas with Baltimore MD and Washington DC towers overlapping where i live.

    So people need to realize its something serious with their network.
     
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    On the Thunderbolt?

    I've been reading that in the Rezound thread.

    SVDO radio ops kick in and your 3G goes down to 1x while the same radio supports simultaneous voice - typical SVDO.

    That's how I got on to the whole Verizon LTE thing yesterday.

    Thunderbolt is SVDO.
     
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    My obvious intent is to beat the eternal optimist out of this otherwise obviously nice young man.

    At the rate VZ is going, Scott will someday join CK and me on the dark side (or as I call it, the rational side).
     
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    So I just reset my phone and got 3G back. I can't vouch for LTE I am out of the coverage area.
     
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    Its because the Galaxy Nexus is becoming aware finally and crashing the network. Good Signs all around.
     
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    It's not affecting everyone, just many regions.
     
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    had the same thing on my Thunderbolt until I rebooted. Try that. Now at 3G
     
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    But didn't they sell the Bionic, which had widespread issues switching from 3G to 4G, and all they said was "Eh, we'll get to you in November."

    Didn't seem to hurt their profit line at all.

    They don't care that much, to not sell you a phone if they think you'll be dissatisfied. They'll sell it to you anyway. Something else is up, and I doubt we'll ever know what it really was.
     
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    Yep, just lost mine on my Thunderbolt about 10 mins ago
     
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    I had class this morning and had fine 4G here at Towson University, go home for lunch (few miles north, no 4g coverage), come back for an afternoon class and I'm stuck on 1x.
     
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    Yeah I have no data here in Orlando, FL at all.
     
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    I thought verizon was the alien overlords? We were invaded by more? Geez is earth on an interstellar interchange or something? ;)
     
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