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frankspin

by frankspin

Galaxy Nexus owners won't officially be getting KitKat
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Engadget posted yesterday (http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/31/google-galaxy-... that Galaxy Nexus devices will not be getting KitKat. They haven't gotten official word, but their sources say it's due to the phone using Texas Instruments who is now out of mobile.
Meanwhile, over on the Galaxy Nexus FAQ (https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3468085) it states Google will not be updating the phone because it "falls outside of the 18-month update window." This falls in line with the... Read more →
timchoi89

by timchoi89

Android 4.2 Is Dissapointing (on the Galaxy Nexus)
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Unlike 4.0 and 4.1, 4.2 to me is a total disappointment. Almost all the new features had the right intentions but missed the mark and execution of that intent.
Issues:
  1. My Galaxy Nexus is no longer buttery smooth like in 4.1. In fact, it's gotten pretty sluggish and animations here and there are choppy and slow.
  2. The notification bar shortcuts are a great idea but completely failed in execution.
    WHY IS THERE STILL NO AUTO-ROTATE ON/OFF SHORTCUT? It's ridiculous that I still have to go deep into the
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wyldtek

by wyldtek

What are you expecting Google to announce at their Oct 29th event?
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The Galaxy Nexus Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/113238550815846424978/pos... has confirmed that there will be multiple Nexus devices announced at the October 29th event. What are you expecting (or hoping) they will announce?
It feels like new rumors have been popping up almost daily. The early rumors were that as many as five manufacturers would release Nexus devices this year. LG may get its first chance at a Nexus... Read more →
drkokandy

by drkokandy

Longer battery life on Jelly Bean for Verizon Galaxy Nexus
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Anyone else seeing a noticeable increase in battery life on their Verizon Galaxy Nexus after the Jelly Bean update? I have been getting around 2-3 more hours on a medium use day and even more than that on a day when I use the phone less.
I was having some issues where the screen would become unresponsive and refuse to wake, but that was because I had to re-authorize Light Flow in the Accessibility settings. Besides that, I've had not problems. Anyone noticing better performance or any issues...
TgD

by TgD

Who would you want to build the next "Nexus" device and why?
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In the recent months there has been tons of speculation over who will manufacture the next Nexus device for Google. Rumours have been abound for many manufacturers, most recently LG, but others pertaining to HTC, Sony, Samsung, and even Motorola.
Here is a brief rumour roundup with mockup photos of each
LG Optimus G Nexus could be seen in November. (http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/10/04/lg-optimus-g-ne...
Spec-wise similar to the... Read more →
MusicMonkey5555

by MusicMonkey5555

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean On Verizon
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If anyone is a Verizon wireless Galaxy Nexus Owner and you want Jelly Bean/ Android 4.1 it is slowly rolling out, but this force updates it:
-Go into Setting -> Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework
-You will see a button for “Clear Data”; clear it.
-Go into your dialer and type *#*#2432546#*#* - This will cause a ‘force checkin’. You will notice that it shows “checkin succeeded” across the top.
Go back to Setting -> About Phone -> System updates and then click the...
ryan

by ryan

The Android Challenge: update three (week 2+)
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Finally, the conclusion of the Android Challenge! Previous updates here:
  • More about the Challenge: http://gdgt.com/discuss/an-iphone-user-five-years-later-i-m-trying-android-1ajk/
  • Update one (days 1 - 3): http://gdgt.com/discuss/the-android-challenge-update-one-days-1-3-1ari/
  • Update two (days 4 - 7): http://gdgt.com/discuss/the-android-challenge-update-two-days-4-7-1b0n/
The app situation
Android has, as we've all heard, a great deal of apps.... Read more →
ryan

by ryan

The Android Challenge: update two (days 4 - 7)
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Alright, the second dispatch from the Android Challenge! Backstory here:
  • More about the Challenge: http://gdgt.com/discuss/an-iphone-user-five-years-later-i-m-trying-android-1ajk/
  • Update one (days 1 - 3): http://gdgt.com/discuss/the-android-challenge-update-one-days-1-3-1ari/
Google Now
I'm really glad I'm testing on Jelly Bean and not Ice Cream Sandwich, because Google Now might just be my favorite thing about Android. Maybe even one of my... Read more →
ryan

by ryan

The Android Challenge: update one (days 1 - 3)
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Alright, the first update from the Android Challenge! For reference, I'll be writing and editing these a few days behind so as to make sure my reactions aren't initial or superficial, but have actually stuck with me.
Android fans, I'll warn you now: this first update (which the first three days) will probably be a lot more negative than subsequent updates. I'd wager that's mostly because the biggest, most irritating differences one will... Read more →
tomsliwowski

by tomsliwowski

On contract Galaxy S3 or no contract Galaxy Nexus?
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So after a year on Windows Phone 7.5 I've decided to return to Android but I'm not sure which phone to get. I know the S3 is the top of the line phone right now but getting it would involve extending my Tmobile contract. I saw that google recently dropped the price of the Galaxy Nexus to $350 which is quite an attractive no contract price. Which should I go for? The most important thing for me is battery life with performance a close second. Outside of the 1GB of RAM i don't see much of a...
ryan

by ryan

An iPhone user five years later: I'm trying Android
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Five years ago today the original iPhone launched. I remember it very well -- partly because it seemed like half the staff of Engadget was crashing at my place for the initial US release. The hype was totally out of control considering the first iPhone was a $600 unsubsidized 2G device on a single US carrier. Still, it felt like the future. It WAS the future. I've used every subsequent model of iPhone every day since.
A lot's happened... Read more →
Viakenny

by Viakenny

how's Samsung updating the non-US Galaxy Nexus?
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I'm considering a Galaxy Nexus in the next few weeks, and I'm more biased towards it after the Jelly Bean announcement. however, I've heard that the Brazilian version of the Galaxy Nexus (called here "Galaxy X" for legal reasons, since Google didn't get a deal with Nexus, a small telco here which owns the "Nexus" trademark for telecom services in Brazil - and doesn't operate any mobile networks) is updated not by Google, but by Samsung. and that many non-US Galaxy Nexuses are updated by Samsung... Read more →
Zachary

by Zachary

Do the price drop and Jelly Bean update make this a good buy?
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I'm a Windows Phone user who wants to go back to Android. But I'm far from my contract renewal date, and I'm squeamish about paying for the off-contract One X or SIII.

Is the Galaxy Nexus still worth picking up, especially in light of the upcoming Jelly Bean update? The price drop to $349 for the unlocked GSM version has gotten my attention.

Thanks.
DantheMan

by DantheMan

Conflicted about whether I need this.
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I own a Galaxy Nexus and an HP tm2t (tablet with active digitizer). I used the tablet for pen-based note-taking but really have little use for it now that I've graduated. The screen isn't great and it's so heavy that I've caught myself browsing more with my phone. I was thinking of waiting until later this year to replace it with a Surface but since the Nexus 7 is looking so (unexpectedly) great, I'm considering getting one as an impulse buy. What do you think? Is there a need for this device...
aaronaut

by aaronaut

new iPhone, bigger screen or bust?
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after reading Peter's iPhone 5 screen size question here, http://gdgt.com/question/will-the-next-iphone-have-a-larger-screen-199g/
it really got me thinking about screen size and my usage. As I said in that discussion I've surprised myself with how much I continue to use my iPhone over my iPad. I read a TON and even my wife pokes fun about how I am going to go blind reading on such a small screen all the time. She is the inverse of me, I'm pretty sure if she could make calls from her iPad, she... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Google is planning to sell 5 Nexus devices via its Play Store.
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The WSJ has gotten some information that Google may be announcing it's plan to announce 5 unlocked Nexus devices at the upcoming Google I/O event. There is no word yet on who will be making the phones but the report states they're planning to partner with a variety of OEMs to make this happen. Oh and the cherry on top, they'll be rocking the latest version of Android which at I/O will be Jelly Bean. The one thing that wasn't mentioned was which carriers this will work with but given the fact... Read more →
Bones

by Bones

HTC One S (T-Mobile) vs GSM Galaxy Nexus
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I'm currently sporting an HTC Sensation 4G and eligible for an update. This brings me to the question of whether to get the htc one s or the galaxy nexus. All the reviews I've read have made it clear both are cream of the crop Android devices. I would appreciate any feedback on this topic. Here are a few things to consider:
-I love the pure google experience that a nexus product will bring since i owned the htc nexus one and enjoyed all it brought.
-The price of the galaxy isnt so much an large... Read more →