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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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    Arrived at 8:50, #6 in line.

    manager came out and said we had 6 phones in stock,

    then laughed, said we had plenty.

    Out the door by 9:30 and son hijacked phone and took to his neighbor geek from AT&T to oh and awe over it.

    May not see it again!
     

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    Got to the store at 8am for a 9 opening. There was no line so I waited in my car until there were 3 people in line at about 8:30. About 5 more people would get there before the store opened (they let us in 10min early) and by the time I left about 10 people or so had walked in asking for the Nexus.
     
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    Not only a flight on time but a pic of a uniform - my heart is all atwitter Captain! :D
     
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    anyone getting double texts?
     
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    Walked in to VZW, no line! $330 after tax with discounts, including Incipio case. Installing update now....
     
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    so this thing is more beautiful (and much thinner) than i expected. i've been a little disappointed in the data connection tho.

    as far as the delay, it appears no one will really no. one of the district mgrs was ringing me up since there were so many people waiting around. he seemed really shocked that they didn't release it last week. he was struggling to ring me up and appeared to be pretty candid about it. i thought it was interesting that he commented on it, saying that "whoever made the decision isn't letting us know and it couldn't have been a big issue otherwise they would have recalled stock or asked us to quarantine it in store. they simply told us, 'don't sell it'."

    think we'll ever know?
     
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    Got it. Forgot to write down an app-specific password for my google 2-step verification thing, so none of my personal stuff is gonna sync until i get to a computer.

    It was amusing to hear the reps trying to talk other customers into accessories by insulting the build quality, glass strength, battery life, etc. And then admit to each other how much they want the nexus for themselves.

    Anyway, probably wont make it to a computer before that silly lock, so it's been real, it‘s been fun, but it ain't been real fun!
     
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    PM sent.

    ... and i guess THIS is now my last post. :p
     
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    Got the extended battery but I'm going to try it without it. Didn't add girth but I did not like the added weight. We shall see though. Still so happy!
     
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    You can edit the blank post, fwiw.

    And your text may be in a buffer if you go back before posting more.
     
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    Thanks for making this a fun ride everyone. My nexus is due in at my retailer and I've already stopped by and picked up the extended battery.

    Hope to see everyone stay around in the forums
     
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    I bet they sell more GN's today then they have sold RAZR's all month.
     
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    someone start a g+ circle for the thread members here!
     
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    I ordered the TPU case right from Diztronic..took about 5 business days from California to Western NY
     
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    Okay, I guess it's time for my final post here, we're nearing the lock! I promise it won't be too long-winded.

    First, just wanted to say a great big thank you to the mods who have worked so tirelessly to keep order and prevent us from panicking as we all coasted together along the highs and lows of this roller coaster ride of a launch. Steven, thank you for everything, and enjoy your free Nexus! EarlyMon, your knowledge, wisdom, and calm demeanor are truly inspiring.

    Next, another thank you to all the denizens of the thread who have made me and everyone else feel so at home. I have never met a bunch of truly kind and compassionate people as all of you. Though I've been here just under a month (yet somehow got to be the 26th most frequent poster in this thread o_O), I felt just as welcome here as Han or BB or anyone else who'd been around since the beginning. It's a truly special feeling. :)

    But of course, this isn't really goodbye - in fact, it's just the beginning! I'm so looking forward to learning more about harnessing the power of our new incredible device with all of you. See you all in the root forums, and at the watering hole! :D
     
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    May be too late for you but for others unable to get their upgrade moved my suggestion is to KEEP TRYING. I called a few times a couple weeks ago to get my upgrade moved and was denied. After the announcement yesterday I called 2 more times and was again told no. Was first in line at a corporate store this morning and after pleading with them was told no again. Then made 2 more calls to 611 this morning and I finally got lucky and a very nice woman moved my upgrade and is overnighting the Nexus.

    Overall I've spoken at least 6 or 7 CSRs and was told no every time until this morning. Guess it's just a matter of being nice and luck of the draw.
     
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    on my second nexus...first one had a piece fuzz UNDER the screen...this one seems to be good to go...LOVE IT
     
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    Got mine this morning. 20+ people outside the corporate store in State College, and I was 5th in line showing up 30 mins before opening. It rules so far. Can't wait to keep finding new things.
     
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    anyone know if the lightning bolt in the battery logo goes away once its fully charged or does it stay until i unplug the micro usb? my lockscreen says "charged." but the lightning logo is still there. im just curious.
     
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    ....if you thought this thread was fun...the fun starts NOW!!!

    Thanks to all of the mods for keeping this epic thread together and to all of the people who contributed to make the wait *almost* bearable.

    I'll see you all on the other side!
     
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    Han, fantastic closing post. Glad to be honored with your acknowledgement.
    Gave a quick closing post on the Bionic thread. Can't wait to meet up with all you guys on the rest of the Nexus forum!
     
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    So, I was just on BGR and they had a photo of people lined up outside a store in DC waiting to get the Gnex, and I have seen posts in here where people have reported 20, 30+ people waiting. Imagine what it would be like if Verizon had shown this phone a quarter of the promotional love it has shown the RAZR. I know why I am not a VP-level executive at a cellular communications company, but I am not sure why some people are.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thought you guys may like this in SoCal they have cops at each store to make sure people dont get crazy and go around pepper spraying each other :)

    Because "two big phones are releasing today! Nexus and white Razr" lol
     
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    Just so everyone knows how lucky they are, here is what I had to deal with:

    The first rep I spoke to about the discount actually took the time to note on my account that I was not eligible. From what the second rep said, the first wrote a good 3 or 4 sentences detailing exactly why I was not able to use this $100 discount.

    Who does that? Clearly not most of your reps....

    Ugh. At least I get my GNex.

    -Nkk
     
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