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By Grahaman27, Member on 2nd January 2013, 07:21 PM
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4th January 2013, 03:43 PM |#11  
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4th January 2013, 09:18 PM |#12  
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I think they are talking about this ubuntu youtube.com/watch?v=sLtcj7FdIYA
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5th January 2013, 10:24 PM |#13  
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I think I should mention the following, since it relates to whether Nexus S will get ubuntu or not.....

What we need:


What we have:


It requires an arm cortex-9 cpu.....nexus s runs arm cortex-8. looks like once again, Nexus S will be getting the shaft. Get used to it, though.....it's not going to get any better for us. Nexus S is a dead device.....people don't give a rat's ass about us anymore, it seems It's amazing to me that the N1 got such a long life of support. They got every single android version up until ICS launched.....but as soon as Nexus S falls two generations behind it gets dropped like a bad habit. You know what NS got??? About 15 GB updates, one ICS, and it barely even made it to JB by the skin of its teeth. Google didn't even comment on whether we'd be getting it or not until the last second because they didn't want to give it to us at all.

It just seems to me like all any manufacturer cares about anymore is making people buy new devices. No companies give the slightest crap about what the customer wants anymore, and it's just sad. There's absolutely no reason NS4G couldn't have at least gotten 4.2 just to keep it up to par with the gsm NS, at least.
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6th January 2013, 09:06 PM |#14  
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I do not want to be a retrograde, but I think the smartphone market is faster than our money. The phones go on and you have not even finished paying for your new mobile phone that is already the most powerful. We are the victims of war competition with people who do not care about the customers. Android then lately is worse off. Mobile phones are more powerful then use that usually makes an average consumer. To run the most used applications do not need 2 gb of ram and quadcore processors. This is not to say that I do not attract smartphones like the Nexus 4 ...

I could be wrong, but I think Ubuntu os will run on Nexus s as it spins in a good Android 4.2.1 and thanks to XDA developers and Cyanogenmod.
11th January 2013, 10:52 AM |#15  
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Cannonical website do say that it's develloped for dual-core devices.... our phone having outdated (compared to minimal specs) single core processors, I fear we'll never have a trully good experience...
11th January 2013, 03:33 PM |#16  
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if you remember well, someone ported ICS on nexus 1.
it was not fast or smooth, but they done it.

I'll hope that someone could make the same "miracle" with ubuntu.
Maybe it will bot be a daily-use ROM, but, at least, we could try it.
12th January 2013, 03:39 AM |#17  
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Cannonical website do say that it's develloped for dual-core devices.... our phone having outdated (compared to minimal specs) single core processors, I fear we'll never have a trully good experience...

Dual core is just for the "good" devices single core arm 9 is the lowest specs a phone should have! But maybe someone will get it working on our arm 8!
12th January 2013, 04:04 AM |#18  
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Even a port would be great! I'd love to try it out
14th January 2013, 05:09 PM |#19  
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It just seems to me like all any manufacturer cares about anymore is making people buy new devices. No companies give the slightest crap about what the customer wants anymore, and it's just sad. There's absolutely no reason NS4G couldn't have at least gotten 4.2 just to keep it up to par with the gsm NS, at least.

There comes a point in time when a manufacture has to move on. Nexus S with 4.2 is slow as hell and laggy and trips over its own feet most of the time. 4.1.2 was pretty much the same story. Most were surprised it even got Jellybean in the first place as we were calling this phone slow and outdated on ICS. It's two years old.. In technology that equals about 20 years. I'm nearing the end of my two year contract on this phone and can't wait to move my phone plan off it. I honestly never use it except for a phone anymore as my Nexus 7 is my work horse. The only way to enjoy this handset is get something light like RasBean and don't load it up with persistant apps.. CM 10.1 is complete joke on it and I honestly think they're wasting their resources developing for this phone still. Just my opinion.

It's a legendary device and labored on far longer in active development than it should have.
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There comes a point in time when a manufacture has to move on. Nexus S with 4.2 is slow as hell and laggy and trips over its own feet most of the time. 4.1.2 was pretty much the same story. Most were surprised it even got Jellybean in the first place as we were calling this phone slow and outdated on ICS. It's two years old.. In technology that equals about 20 years. I'm nearing the end of my two year contract on this phone and can't wait to move my phone plan off it. I honestly never use it except for a phone anymore as my Nexus 7 is my work horse. The only way to enjoy this handset is get something light like RasBean and don't load it up with persistant apps.. CM 10.1 is complete joke on it and I honestly think they're wasting their resources developing for this phone still. Just my opinion.

It's a legendary device and labored on far longer in active development than it should have.

then you need to check your settings, tweaks, kernel, etc. I'm getting amazing performance from 4.2!! ICS was a little slow, but 4.1 jb fixed all of that. I had some problems with vanilla, untouched aosp but when I started tweaking it and got a good solid kernel installed, everything was as it should be. If it can be done with roms, kernels and tweaks available to me on this website, it should be able to be done by the aosp team.....i'm just saying....
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14th January 2013, 05:50 PM |#21  
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Rasbean + marmite + seeder tweak is smooth as a baby's bottom (smartassv2, cfq). It stopped me from upgrading to a Nexus 4. With this setup, I can hold it out for another year.

Sure, I won't be able to play a lot of games. But it's not like it has become less "fast/slow" than it was before. It's still the same phone. It's faster actually, with the setup I currently have. I've walked around with an unstable MIUI build for months. Two years ago, did you not think the Nexus S was the ****? That it was totally smooth and fast and cool and hip? Well, its smoothness hasn't changed. Your opinion has. Jelly Bean was a little laggier, but with rasbean, marmite and the seeder tweak you have nothing to complain about.

That being said, eventually you will need to upgrade. I just don't think it is as bad as some people make it look like. I'm still enjoying my Nexus S. I never knew that browsing could be so smooth.
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