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So who's still on Board to pick up a Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sean76, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    also guess what phone is now running a release candidate of CM9....The Nexus S 4G...so when new epic roms come out. Guess what phone they're more than likely going to show up on first? A Nexus device.


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  2. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    I called but I just got a robot so I sent an email asking. *shrug :rolleyes:

  3. jkmasi

    jkmasi Android Enthusiast

    Something about this wait is making me consider an iPhone 4s for the first time. My daughter has a 4 and I love the smooth operation and the excellent camera. I've had many androids, and the best so far for me is my current Incredible2. However, I want a new/different phone. I don't have 4g in my area so I'm thinking that an iPhone would be a better investment for now. Android phones lose value pretty quickly - I know, since I've purchased a few right after release for $$$$, then sold them a few months later for $. iPhone might keep its value a bit longer, so that I could get more for it as soon as Android shows me something I can't resist. I just wish the damn iPhone screen was bigger. That's all that's holding me back. That, and I think I will be bored with the UI pretty quickly. Someone talk me off the fence, please, and please don't flame me just because I might want an iPhone for a bit. I will still have my Optimus Slider on Virgin Mobile for weekends at my place in the mountains (no VZW service, just Sprint) for when I need a little Android fix. I doubt it will get ICS, but it's not a bad little phone.
  4. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    I don't know I think the hardware is pretty decent.

    Also if you notice it has technology that no other phone has such as a barometer, NFC, facial recognition and HDMI over USB. I also heard you can plug a hard drive into the phone which would be cool.

    CPU doesn't = hardware. There are other things there too.

  5. NecoD

    NecoD Well-Known Member

    I believe the facial recognition is baked into the OS. I don't believe it's exclusive to the GN.
  6. BoogieNYC

    BoogieNYC Well-Known Member

    Call back again during customer service hours (if they're not 24-7) and make sure you get a human being, apparently Verizon still has a few o' them still on the payroll ;)
  7. BoogieNYC

    BoogieNYC Well-Known Member

    The barometer isn't something I think is really crucial, but that is indeed unique to the Nexus (at the moment). NFC is going to be included in many if not all of the forthcoming Droid handsets, and the facial recognition thing is built into ICS, not the hardware itself (which means that any recent model Droid will eventually be able to duplicate this feat, either with ICS or a likely add-on).

    Not sure about HDMI/USB but I don't use the phone for media (my DroidX has a HDMI port in it that's never been used). If that's specific to this model, neato-bandito. I'm talking overall performance, and I think the specs are decent but not jaw-dropping. And in six months, they may be downright mediocre or sub-par once the next wave of phones is ready to arrive.
  8. zetroc

    zetroc Android Enthusiast

    I'm still on board. My upgrade isn't technically until the 29th and while I may have gotten Vzw to move it up, I keep my cool by reminding myself that it's not due until then anyway lol.

    My only problem is that if this release is true (which it's probably not, but then again it may be) I will have to call CS on the 15th and order it and chances are the 1-2 business days will make it so that the phone doesn't arrive on Friday and I'm going out of town so I won't get it until Monday... which leads me to believe that it will be released on the 15th, because it would be in my cards to be able to order it and not take it on my trip... sigh. #firstworldproblems
  9. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    The hdmi/ USB is through the mhl port. The gs2 has it, as well as the rezound and any other high end HTC phone from the last six months.
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  10. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member

    I'm still on board. I want stock android so this is my only choice. Sure wish they would hurry up and release it though.
  11. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    The barometer helps with GPS. I read that some where.

    And yes I know the software aspects are ICS but the nexus is the only product with ICS atm.

    I know future phones will have NFC but there isn't any others out right now.

    The CPU is a 1.2ghz dual core but the OMAP4460 operates at up to 1.5 GHz - so root it and O/C it. :)


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  12. BoogieNYC

    BoogieNYC Well-Known Member

    When you say "future" phones, you mean phones forthcoming in the next three months. And just like you can overclock this one, you'll be able to overclock those. So the hardware will still remain somewhat of a detriment. For me, it's acceptable -- but the hardware isn't the reason to buy the phone. The real plus is direct, unencumbered updates from Google -- in theory.
  13. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    I am planning on getting one.
    The local stores are telling me Thursday of this week (12/15)
    Again..... this is probably the store sales people speculating.

    If we push it past this week my desire to get one is going to diminish.
  14. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    Well, just look at how Verizon treats non-Droid brand phones on their marketing and it doesn't take much thought to figure out what they want to sell most. They want all their bloats and total control of updates and Nexus is completely opposite of that. If this is just another verizon droid phone with their bloats and update control, I bet they would already have released it in November. As for sales, this phone will sell itself even for average folks. If this is displayed in store along side the Razr, Rezound with beautiful HD SAMOLED screen, the latest android OS and smooth running feature rich UI, what would they choose? We will soon see how it does.
  15. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    Nope. I gave up on it weeks ago after really thinking it through and deciding the hardware was to limited and not cutting edge enough, even more so with 2012 just around the corner, and that there is zero special about this phone other than ICS and that will come to all new phones soon in 2012, so what's so special.

    Now, since then and since getting hated on heavily in this forum for saying such, I am even more convicted after watching this laughable unfolding of events.
  16. Gotta have it. No doubt.
  17. fillyo

    fillyo Member

    I still plan to get one, ordered my case on Amazon last night, hoping for Thursday release. I get my wife's upgrade, and I am still eligible in January for another on my line. So, if I don't like it, I can trade for a Rezound, or hold on until something better is released, and sell the Nexus. I am hoping I don't miss Sense as much as I think I will. Either way, I will be there at 9 am the day it goes on sale.

    Also, i agree the hardware is not mind blowing, most notably the camera, but you can't sit and wait for the next best thing, cell phone technology is moving at too fast a pace.
  18. 172driver

    172driver Member

    We're in (my wife and I). Still waiting patiently, ok not so much, but still waiting anyway.
    She is so ready. We're using old Droid Eris's still. Both are rooted w/XTR, but hers acts goofy every now & then, despite the improved performance of the custom rom, and this drives her nuts.
    We're ready already!
  19. spin360

    spin360 Member

    Got off the GN train and bought an iPhone 4S over a week ago. Loving it. Of course I miss 4G and the customization, 4G the most though. Still, I may sell it next year and get back to Android. We'll see what's out next spring.
  20. jkmasi

    jkmasi Android Enthusiast

    So, I'm not the only one thinking of going with an iPhone for a while. I won't even miss 4g. It's not available in my area anyway. Does the small screen bother you?

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