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Jobiza

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Why the damn Jobs had to die when Samsung was about to announce the Prime? Tomorrow it would been shown. Bah, i'm still mad at Jobs. :D

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Kiboe

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you guys are .... that are saying "it's exclusive to verizon!!!!11" it's not...

like the nexus s, the nexus s was on t-mobile for 3 months...3 damn months, before other networks got it, and ATT got the 4g varient. now, just because this phone says "LTE" doesn't mean it's ****ING VERIZON ONLY, ATT is rolling out their LTE very soon, and sprint is rolling out their LTE network sometime before the end of the year. i'm getting tired of reading it, people assume **** before reading.

they said the same thing about the nexus one, they said the same thing about the nexus S, and guess what, the nexus s is on the other major carriers, Verizon just didn't want to pick it up. same with the nexus one, the phone i have now (please see signature) was the phone that verizon took over the n1.

be lucky that verizon isn't going the "nah, pass" route with this phone like they did with the last two..


TL;DR version: verizon is gonna have it for a short while, then it will be on the other carriers, quit yer bitchin'

MOD EDIT: Settle down...
 
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Jobiza

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you guys are idiots that are saying "it's exclusive to verizon!!!!11" it's not, you ****ing idiots.

like the nexus s, the nexus s was on t-mobile for 3 months...3 damn months, before other networks got it, and ATT got the 4g varient. now, just because this phone says "LTE" doesn't mean it's ****ING VERIZON ONLY, ATT is rolling out their LTE very soon, and sprint is rolling out their LTE network sometime before the end of the year. i'm getting tired of reading it, people assume **** before reading.

they said the same thing about the nexus one, they said the same thing about the nexus S, and guess what, the nexus s is on the other major carriers, Verizon just didn't want to pick it up. same with the nexus one, the phone i have now (please see signature) was the phone that verizon took over the n1.

be lucky that verizon isn't going the "nah, pass" route with this phone like they did with the last two..


TL;DR version: verizon is gonna have it for a short while, then it will be on the other carriers, quit yer bitchin'

Chill, you don't have to be idiot if others are. And eventually we will all know what it will be at the very end.

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springy

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I don't see what is wrong with the 4.65 inch, I think it is perfect.

Take Desire HD and Sensation, both has a 4.3 inch screen. The only difference is that one is at 5:3 ratio (DHD) and the other is at 16:9 (Sensation).

When you hold both of them in hand, the Sensation feels small and restrictive compared to the Desire HD because of the extra width you have in the Desire HD.

The 4.65 inch screen will basically make it as wide or the same as a Desire HD/GSII with it being a bit taller. I don't mind that at all. I am glad they didn't go with a 4.3 inch screen with a 16:9 ratio because it will just feel too small.

The Sensation XL with a 5:3 4.7 inch screen on the other hand will be massive :D.

See what I mean

http://androidcommunity.com/nexus-p...e-is-for-android-navigation-buttons-20111010/

Don't get too worried about the screen size :D
 

SwiftLegend

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I highly doubt Google would want their flagship to be a Verizon exclusive....maybe Verizon is simply the only carrier that'll have a subsidized price for the phone. I really hope that's the case, else it's a Samsung Note for me.

If you haven't noticed, every Nexus device has been exclusive to one carrier...-.-

Nexus One - T-Mobile
Nexus S/S 4G - Sprint
Nexus Prime - Verizon

EDIT: I'm pretty sure Samsung already said the Note isn't coming to the States. (Supposedly some kind of Note S in development, that may be state side, but I don't know how true that rumor is)
 
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Kiboe

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If you haven't noticed, every Nexus device has been exclusive to one carrier...-.-

Nexus One - T-Mobile
Nexus S/S 4G - Sprint
Nexus Prime - Verizon

EDIT: I'm pretty sure Samsung already said the Note isn't coming to the States. (Supposedly some kind of Note S in development, that may be state side, but I don't know how true that rumor is)


actually, the nexus s is on ATT, t-mobile and sprint.

from wiki

Brand Google
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Series Nexus
Carriers US T-Mobile USA, Sprint, AT&T

and we probably won't, looking at the specs of the prime, and the ad is like "some things in life work as combinations" then goes through a whole bunch of food items or stuff. it's packing a 4.6 inch?, it's probably what the note is, a phone that thinks it's a tablet and vice versa.

with that said, if we do get the note, it probably won't have a cellular radio. and their samsung galaxy mini, which is supposedly a wifi-only version of the gsII, i guess it's going to be marketed as an MP3 player. correct me if i am wrong, but don't we already have tablets that do the same damn thing?
 
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ryboto

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If you haven't noticed, every Nexus device has been exclusive to one carrier...-.-

Nexus One - T-Mobile
Nexus S/S 4G - Sprint
Nexus Prime - Verizon

EDIT: I'm pretty sure Samsung already said the Note isn't coming to the States. (Supposedly some kind of Note S in development, that may be state side, but I don't know how true that rumor is)

but even when it has come out on 1 carrier initially, it's also been available unlocked.
 

fr0zenblood75

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Att and T-Mobile are both GSM but they use different frequencies so in most cases when you use an unlocked phone from one of them it won't have 3g. Like the iphone on T-Mobile it doesn't have 3g just 2g speeds. And well yea sprint Is a totaly different technology.

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ryboto

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yes but if that is the case then how the hell did people get the nexus s to work on AT&T as well as sprint, they use two completely different standards

I know this. Still, when the S came out, it was available unlocked, or through T-Mobile. It would work with ATT's GSM, but not their 3G. Still, the option was there until an ATT frequency version popped up.. I think we're at a point now though, where a single radio chip should be able to support both GSM networks, and the dual CDMA/GSM parts can make it even more widely available.
 

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    http://briefmobile.com/nexus-prime-unveiled-by-samsung-teaser-video

    Thank you Samsung for showing off the Nexus Prime. It looks sexy to say the least.
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    You make no sense. ;)
    Galaxy Nexus Cons
    - 5 MP Camera opposed to 8
    - Non Plus Pentile AMOLED Screen
    - GPU from 2007 with 2x overclock running 3x the pixels
    - No MicroSD slot
    - $100 more on contract

    Now on paper alone, this phone clearly loses to the GS2, real word speeds will determine feasibility. I'd take a phone that was slightly slower than the GS2 just for the timely updates alone.

    What happens though if apps can't hit the 30fps mark due to the gigantic screen and crippled GPU? Will it still be worth it then?
    8MP camera's on cell phones are freak'in worthless. They'll get you HUGE file sizes, no better quality and when you look at all those blurry pixels you quickly realize you can't blow the pic up anyway. Where do most pictures taken with cell phones end up? They end up online on Facebook, Google +, Picasa, etc. I have NEVER blown up a picture taken with a cell phone, and neither have most people here. More Megapixels doesn't mean better quality. The glass is what counts.

    Pentile Screen - There's no other option. The screen size is what it has to be to be 720P. Complain more about the screen being too big than the one single form of technology capable of running that many pixels as a LED screen.

    GPU - If you guys think that Google is going to select a GPU that isn't capable of showcasing all the graphics capabilities of ICS, then just go ahead and turn your Android in for an iPhone. Google selected the processor and GPU they picked for a reason.

    No microSD - Valid to someone that wants that feature. The addition or lack of a microSD is purely personal preference. Personally, I don't need or use the one on my Vibrant.

    $100 more on Contract - Blame Verizon, not Google. Google doesn't set contract pricing. Samsung doesn't set contract pricing. Frankly, I'm willing to pay MORE to have a pure Google experience, timely updates and a TON of dev support. If there's one thing we know, it's that CyanogenMod should most likely come quickly to the Galaxy Nexus.

    I'm looking for something that will last the 2 years that I'm on contract for. Having instant Android updates is definitely a plus but I wonder how this hardware will fare over the 2 years before I can upgrade. If you find apps today that really push this phone, what percentage of apps will be out there a year from now that won't be useable due to the sub-par GPU and huge resolution.
    I have friends that still use their Nexus One, it works fine. Define "works". Think about what you're saying. You're essentially saying that two years from now the SGSII will be running the latest version of Android and the Galaxy Nexus won't. Based on what? Shoot, I have 4 year old Blackberries that still "work". I have a Vibrant right now in my cupholder. It's less than 18 months old. It was a flagship device. It doesn't have Gingerbread (officially) and it never will. It will never get ICS. I love our developers. I think that Android Development is crucial to the Android Ecosystem, it's the entire point of Android. Is CM7 nice, yes, it is, but it isn't perfect. It doesn't have perfect GPS like I had on 2.2. It doesn't do all the video playback the hardware is capable of. It doesn't do a lot of things that it was intended to do, and it does some things that it wasn't intended to do. You do realize that this GPU pushes Desktops as well as 3D content. Just because something has been around for a long time doesn't mean that it's outdated. I have a 3 year old video card in my desktop that runs anything I throw at it.

    There comes a point with any device where developers can no longer "do" something with it. Development needs source to be proper. Development needs appropriate drivers that can only come from the manufacturer.

    The SGSII and ANY phone with a custom framework like TouchWiz, Sense or Motoblur is exponentially less likely to upgrade/maintain that device than Google is a Nexus Device. If you want an Android phone that will "last" the duration of a two year contract (as in be updated) then historically, there's none more likely to do that than a Nexus device.

    New hardware is irrelevant if the OS you're running isn't optimized for it. Everyone thought the SGS was going to blow EVERYTHING out of the water until TouchWiz, RFS and a mismatched processor "ruined" it.

    This isn't directed at anyone specifically, but there are a lot of people talking out of their @$$ about a phone they haven't touched yet running an OS they've never seen, and after they do see it will have no more of an understanding of it's inner workings than a Monkey knows about a open heart surgery.
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    I've had my Vibrant since Day 1. I've had it in pieces a half a dozen times testing gps fixes. It's never had a screen protector, just a cheap gel skin from. T-Mobile. It's in mint condition, no screen scratches and no "squeaks".

    I swear, some of you guys are either delusional or you just like to repeat rhetoric. Of course, I don't treat a device I paid over $500 for like it's a toy either. :p
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    Unlike certain other companies, Samsung did not disappoint fans with their phone announcement today. ;)
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    Nexus Bannana?

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