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

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

  1. zebug

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    we are going to cross the 100k mark before they release it....might even be in the google/verizon/samsung contract that AF must hit 100k posts prior to release. So JUST in case, I need everyone to post their tail off:)
     

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    The buttons on the Nexus are software based, meaning they can disappear as needed (i.e. when watching a full-screen video), giving more overall screen space.
     
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    The buttons on the Droid are fixed capacitive buttons, while the buttons on the Nexus are on the actual screen. The 70 pixels at the bottom of the screen are reserved for buttons. When watching a video (in a supported app) those buttons disappear and you can use all 4.65" of 720p screen to view your video.

    Also buttons on the screen allow for mods such as adding a search bar or moving the menu buttons:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Morning complaints:
    1) I hate it when my toothbrush unexpectedly initiates a gag reflex. My stomach is irreparably upset for the morning after that.

    2)Its raining outside and the bottoms of my pants are wet. I tend to sit cross legged in my chair at work, but if I do that now my butt will get wet too. I imagine they
     
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    When viewing movies, the buttons will disappear, giving you the entire 4.65 (or possibly larger, EarlyMon calculated it at around 4.7" total) inch screen to use.

    :thinking:

    Nothing like eggs, bacon, and pancreas-kidney transplant in the morning...
     
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    Does anyone else have the feeling VZW is leaking release dates to watch us latch on to hope, and then they laugh and release a later date for entertainment value? ;)

    "Did y'all see those androidforum guys panic when we leaked the new date? That was hilarious!"

    Fish => Lure
     
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    but once again these are "internal" documents that we arent supposed to see, Same crap with with the 9th all over again, ughhhh VERIZON SAY SOMETHING TO THE PUBLICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
     
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    Figure might as well eat PART healthy. :D

    Salt, pepper, ketchup.
     
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    Where did that come from, a corporate store?
     
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    I know that I'm going to get ninja'd on this but... The three "soft" buttons you see in ICS are buttons that appear and disappear as required by the associated application. They are not "permanent" capacitive buttons like you see on android phones to date. This new approach should result is a better use of the screen as well as a more intuitive user interface (at least that's the plan). :D
     
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    Catching up on my Google Reader feed, heh. :D
     
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    I just feel it promotes more false hope and I think we've all had enough of that over the past month or so. A blanket "New RUMOR...12-15" is more appropriate. Until Verizon officially announces something or we can all knowingly walk in and purchase the phone, there should be no dates stated as fact. That being said, I respect Steven and am greatful for all the help he has given me and others in the past. Not really a gripe as much as an observance.
     
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    I just received the oleophobic one. I have been using the ultra crystal on my DroidX and love it. Comparing the two side by side (not installed on phones) they look very similar in their clarity. Color is identical and they swipe similarly, no lag. Of course, seeing it installed on the Gnex when we get it will make a difference. As a side note, the size of the DroidX and the Gnex are similar, however the screen protector for the Gnex is way bigger. I think I will love getting a device that fully takes advantage of the size of the device.
     
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    So there are two rows of buttons on the screen that can be hidden? Perhaps if I got a chance to actually hold this frakin phone, I would have been able to see that. It was obvious to me that the top row was s/w based, but the bottom row looks just like the buttons on my OG...from the pics, at least.
     
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    Random post to hopefully hit 100k.
     
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    I am sure I am ninja'd by now, but just in case, the GNex has buttons on the screen, so they could change depending on the app, or disappear altogether, every other phone, the buttons are always there (they may be capacitive, so there is no actual pressing action, but they never change or go away).

    yep, ninja'd bad.
     
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    I agree. Google wallet seems like a convienent scapegoat, but if so, then why wasn't it on the GSM versions as well.

    Other sources have also somewhat confirmed the software updates as well.
     
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    I am hoping that we hear anything by the end of the day.In my opinion if we do not hear anything,Thursday is probably a wash.I would be shocked to see a Wednesday announcment for a next day release.(but pleased never the less.)
     
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    I can't find this post(er) - can you link me to it?
     
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    Ahh. Well that makes sense, even if it's not as funny as the thought of an egg, bacon, cheese, and Sour Patch Kids breakfast sandwich.. :p
     
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    I'm soooooo glad Verizon became so bug conscious with this phone.. Let's see if that continues to be the case in the future...
     
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    I can't see the 20th being the release date. Doesn't Verizon typically release the big phones on Thursdays?
     
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