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General Verizon Pre-order, Release date, and speculation thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jerofld, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. jerofld

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    Hi all!

    I've somewhat hijacked this thread to be the general Verizon Pre-order thread to keep all pre-order and device speculation information in one thread. Thanks for your understanding :)
     

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    No one knows for sure at this point. But I don't think it has anything to do with Gnex on verizon as it won't be released until Q3 anyway. They will need next samsung flagship phone by that time.
     
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    Verizon passed on the SGII to opt for the GN. As Sandroidfan said, this phone is still MONTHS away from release, and probably a month or two past that till a CDMA version would be released. I'm hoping it comes to Big Red cause it's the 2012 phone I'm waiting on.
     
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    While I have my grain of salt handy....perhaps it is quite as far off as thought.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 release date set for April | News | TechRadar
     
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    Yeah, I've heard ALL the release dates. I have a Google News alerts about the SGIII sent to my phone. There are at least 5 articles a day about the SGIII, and the dates keep changing. Today, an article mentioned a big marketing tie in with the Olympics in London. Those are July 27th thru Aug 12th. But yes, the biggest rumor right now is March announce, April launch.
     
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    None of this release date info matters....

    The possible killer is the chip they use. The rumors have changed on what chip, but they will be using a Quad Core chip and so the bigger issue is whether it will be CDMA and 4G/LTE capable. THAT is the bigger initial issue. For example, at this time, a Tegra 3 quad core chip - the most famous and used quad core - cannot be used with VZW as it cannot yet do LTE.

    Then, once they get past that and we find out if the Quad Core they use - as it seems they are going to use their own Exynos version (5 or 4412?) - can even be used on VZW, we have VZW then watering it down and butchering it up so that IF it does come, by the time it comes, it will be some weakened, bloated, bastardized version of what we fell in love with.

    I suspect, this will not come to VZW. Sadly.
     
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    Hopefully its the same phone across all carriers. That'd give them mode ground than a different version.
     
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    what????

    Don't count on it yet if they plan to keep it a quad core, not on VZW.
     
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    being quad core has nothing to do with supporting lte
     
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    4 cores isn't the reason why it doesn't support lte
     
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    Yes this is correct. What they are saying, is that the fact it is quad core isn't why it doesn't work with LTE.

    It is a new processor/chip and LTE hasn't been incorporated with it to work. Being quad core or dual core isn't why it doesn't work with the LTE is what people were trying to say.
     
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    The Samsung galaxy s3 is already on verizon.
     
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    You must be joking or dreaming.:thinking:
     
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    I dont know how my longer my Droid X can hold out. I was hoping this would be coming out soon :(
     
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    My Droid X has a "wet" spot on the glass and has a few other issues. I am waiting for this phone or the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note.
     
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    Yep, same here. It just randomly restarts even with the latest updates.
     
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    Until this thread took a turn into minutia land the simple point is that - for whatever reason you want to explain away as - no quad core is "currently" going to work on vzw. This phone was spec'd as a quad core ... as is its not going to fly as LTE is not working in quad cores ... yet

    Until they change the chipset, water it down, and make it not be a SGS3

    Seems pretty crystal clear but nope
     
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    I think the GS3 and the iPhone 5 will be quad core lte devices.
     
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    This is correct. Even the HTC One series is slated to have dual-core processors on their US versions. So Samsung will probably have to do the same. Highly doubtful their new in-house processor(which IS quad-core and DOES work with lte) makes it into this phone.
     
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    Does anyone know a simply short answer why U.S. LTE tech wont work with the quad-core?
     
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    I know how y'all feel. In the past month my DX has:
    1) Headpiece stopped working (rain!). Rice fixed it thou.
    2) Crashed. Factory reset got her going again.
    3) My 2yo factory battery is finally seeing it's age (maybe 15 hrs vs 19 hrs per day).

    Every day I wake up and ask her to just keep going a little while longer. The DX is still a great phone, but I don't want it to die and I have to "settle" on the current offerings.
     
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    It is because it is new tech and they haven't got then working together yet. This all just takes time.
     

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