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kinggroin
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(04-02-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

The OS isn't fast enough. It still lags when jumping from app to app. Additionally, the multitask window doesn't pop up fast enough. Yes, 4.0.4.

A did say, "so little"

Anything can be faster, but the GN as is moves from app to app at speeds I fiind to be more than acceptable. If you want to see just how fast it CAN go, shut or shorten the transition animations. My iPad 3 takes about two seconds to reinitialize frozen apps, and that thing is a monster.

The multitasking button DOES need better memory caching so we can get an instant pop up on press. Still, its more than fast enough for 90% of usage cases (only let's me down if I'm navigating the phone at frantic speeds).



No actually, my only remaining gripes are the performance issues when the keyboard is present, and the shit stock battery life with the lte model. One of those can be fixed however.
Husker86
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(04-03-2012, 01:23 AM)
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Launcher getting kicked out of memory is somewhat annoying too.
Unknown Soldier
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(04-03-2012, 02:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Husker86

Launcher getting kicked out of memory is somewhat annoying too.

This is something Google needs to fix, some things should always be locked in memory. The launcher and the keyboard are two of these things.
DXPett1
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(04-03-2012, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Husker86

Launcher getting kicked out of memory is somewhat annoying too.

Always seems to happen after a session in Chrome.

GSM Users rejoice. Found a new yay to force down the OTA onto your phone

1. go to setting / apps then hit the all button at the top

2. scroll down to google services framework and then press it to open

3. hit the clear data button

4. go to settings / about phone / system updates

5. hit the check now button

6. you should get the 4.0.4 update

7. hit install and enjoy

May have to redo steps 3-5 a number of times (for what its worth, worked on my second go)

Downloading 4.0.4 OTA now :)
Last edited by DXPett1; 04-03-2012 at 09:46 AM.
SimleuqiR
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(04-04-2012, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by DXPett1

Always seems to happen after a session in Chrome.

GSM Users rejoice. Found a new yay to force down the OTA onto your phone

May have to redo steps 3-5 a number of times (for what its worth, worked on my second go)

Downloading 4.0.4 OTA now :)

This only really works if the update has been pushed to your device, but for some reason the phone hasn't told you there is an update.

I did this a few times and nothing happened. Hell, I think it actually killed push notifications on some of my apps, notably twitter.

Anyone else on GAF with a GSM model has received the update?
Zeppu
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(04-04-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by SimleuqiR

This only really works if the update has been pushed to your device, but for some reason the phone hasn't told you there is an update.

I did this a few times and nothing happened. Hell, I think it actually killed push notifications on some of my apps, notably twitter.

Anyone else on GAF with a GSM model has received the update?

How does this work? Do they push them out to specific serials or something? Mine was one of the first batches from Handtec! I should be the first to get it.

(didn't work, tried 6-7 times)
Last edited by Zeppu; 04-04-2012 at 07:54 PM.
Lion Heart
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(04-04-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Balls, didnt work for me...thanks for crushing my soul. :P
SimleuqiR
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(04-04-2012, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeppu

How does this work? Do they push them out to specific serials or something? Mine was one of the first batches from Handtec! I should be the first to get it.

(didn't work, tried 6-7 times)

I believe the OTAs are done in batches, but which phones are included in these batches is done at random. I'm sure the update is pushed out to Googlers first though.
JoeFu
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(04-04-2012, 11:00 PM)
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GSM GN here. I got the update on Sunday or Monday. Can't remember haha
HeySeuss
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(04-05-2012, 03:01 AM)
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Anybody have a current contract that they ordered their upgrade phone on Amazon? I'm on Verizon but I have unlimited data grandfathered, but I'm afraid if I upgrade my phone through Amazon I will lose my unlimited data. Anybody know for sure?

This phone is 99 bucks and I figured that was a pretty good deal.
Vyse The Legend
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(04-05-2012, 03:29 AM)
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Got my GSM Galaxy Nexus today from Negri. The price was right finally (~$450).

Needless to say, I'm in love.
Circle T
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(04-05-2012, 04:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shick Brithouse

Anybody have a current contract that they ordered their upgrade phone on Amazon? I'm on Verizon but I have unlimited data grandfathered, but I'm afraid if I upgrade my phone through Amazon I will lose my unlimited data. Anybody know for sure?

This phone is 99 bucks and I figured that was a pretty good deal.

I replied in the Android OT, but just in case....

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Originally Posted by Shick Brithouse

I posted this in the Galaxy thread, but I don't know how fast it moves so I'll ask here:

Anybody have a current contract that they ordered their upgrade phone on Amazon? I'm on Verizon but I have unlimited data grandfathered, but I'm afraid if I upgrade my phone through Amazon I will lose my unlimited data. Anybody know for sure?

This phone is 99 bucks and I figured that was a pretty good deal.

I believe Amazon has the ability to check account status, upgrade eligibility, and such, BUT they can only offer current plans. I don't believe they can handle grandfathering. I ordered my Droid Charge from them last summer, but this was right before the "Unlimited" went away, and was still available. Here is the question on their help page....

Originally Posted by Amazon Wireless

Iím already paying for a plan with my carrier. Why am I asked to choose another plan during the ordering process? Am I going to be charged more?

When you upgrade an individual line of service, you'll choose a new plan based on the carrierís current plan offerings. The new plan will replace your existing plan; any differences in the plan price will be reflected on your monthly bill from the carrier.

I'd definitely write them and ask first, just to be sure. Amazon is always really awesome with responding to things like that, so I'm sure they'll be able to answer....

http://wireless.amazon.com/help/2003...f=footer_cu_us
tenchir
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(04-05-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Got my nexus yesterday from dailysteals for $465. It was a yakjuxw build, so I had to flash it with googles stock 4.0.4 yakju build. Big improvement over my nexus one.
Zeppu
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(04-05-2012, 01:01 PM)
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So someone told me to call this to force OTA:

*#*#2432546#*#*

I get a 'checkin succeeded message' but no update. Anyone want to try it (GSM)?
krzy123
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(04-05-2012, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shick Brithouse

Anybody have a current contract that they ordered their upgrade phone on Amazon? I'm on Verizon but I have unlimited data grandfathered, but I'm afraid if I upgrade my phone through Amazon I will lose my unlimited data. Anybody know for sure?

This phone is 99 bucks and I figured that was a pretty good deal.

Are you sure the $99 isn't the new customer price? (Currently 79.99 for new customers, 229 for upgrades).
gcubed
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(04-05-2012, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeppu

So someone told me to call this to force OTA:

*#*#2432546#*#*

I get a 'checkin succeeded message' but no update. Anyone want to try it (GSM)?

it does the same thing as the "check now" button on the updates page.
Zeppu
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(04-05-2012, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by gcubed

it does the same thing as the "check now" button on the updates page.

...heh
Battersea Power Station
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(04-05-2012, 03:18 PM)
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If I leave my phone idle on wifi for a while, it loses Internet connectivity, while still being on my network . I then have to turn wifi off and on to get Internet connection back. None of the other ~4 devices on my network experience this.

This is on the leaked 4.0.4 VZW build, rooted. Any insight?
Last edited by Battersea Power Station; 04-05-2012 at 04:38 PM. Reason: typo -- getting used to Swiftkey 3
Menelaus
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(04-05-2012, 04:28 PM)
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That shit happens to me all the time on 4.0.4 as well. Very frustrating.
sionyboy
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(04-05-2012, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station

If I leave my phone idle on wifi for a while, it loses Internet connectivity, while still being on my network . I then have to turn wifi off and on to get Internet connection back. None of the other ~4 devices on my network experience this.

This is on the leaked 4.0.4 VZW build, rooted. Any insight?

You could set wifi to 'Always on' so it doesn't disconnect in idle/sleep mode.
(wifi settings, menu button, advanced)
beat
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(04-05-2012, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station

If I leave my phone idle on wifi for a while, it loses Internet connectivity, while still being on my network . I then have to turn wifi off and on to get Internet connection back. None of the other ~4 devices on my network experience this.

This is on the leaked 4.0.4 VZW build, rooted. Any insight?

This happens to me too on 4.0.2 and 4.0.1 before that.
DrFunk
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(04-05-2012, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station

If I leave my phone idle on wifi for a while, it loses Internet connectivity, while still being on my network . I then have to turn wifi off and on to get Internet connection back. None of the other ~4 devices on my network experience this.

This is on the leaked 4.0.4 VZW build, rooted. Any insight?

Happens to me too. There's a 5-page thread on XDA about it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1555733
SimleuqiR
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(04-05-2012, 11:04 PM)
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Oh for fucks sake !

http://m.engadget.com/default/articl...android-4-0-4/

According to an increasingly vocal swath of members at xda-developers (and confirmed by a listing on Google's own Support page), there are mysterious signal issues now troubling the device. For many users, there's an inexplicable loss of signal -- a complete inability to make or receive calls and text messages -- after applying the v4.0.4 update, though it's beginning to look like Sleep is the issue.

Looks like this OTA might get pulled. I have a feeling we won't see it hit the GSM model any time soon.
Bboy AJ
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(04-06-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Galaxy Nexus is such a cluster fuck. What a shame.
SimleuqiR
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(04-06-2012, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

Galaxy Nexus is such a cluster fuck. What a shame.

It fucking is. I want Google to move away from Samsung spare parts leftovers. Give Sony a chance at the Nexus, or design your own hardware.
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-06-2012, 01:31 AM)
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When the FUCK is Verizon going to update this bitch?!
The Faceless Master
(04-06-2012, 01:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by SimleuqiR

It fucking is. I want Google to move away from Samsung spare parts leftovers. Give Sony a chance at the Nexus, or design your own hardware.

yep, Sony old parts in 'amazing' design will be much better...
Bboy AJ
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(04-06-2012, 02:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

yep, Sony old parts in 'amazing' design will be much better...

If Google is going to bend over and take it, at least the Sony stuff is nicer than Samsung.
The Faceless Master
(04-06-2012, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

If Google is going to bend over and take it, at least the Sony stuff is nicer than Samsung.

only in the eyes of people who want something different for the sake of being different.
Unknown Soldier
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(04-06-2012, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by SimleuqiR

It fucking is. I want Google to move away from Samsung spare parts leftovers. Give Sony a chance at the Nexus, or design your own hardware.

Samsung has never used the TI OMAP series in any of their own phones.
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-06-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

only in the eyes of people who want something different for the sake of being different.

At least Sony tries.
The Faceless Master
(04-06-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by RJNavarrete

At least Sony tries.

only on the outside. Samsung tries on the inside.
Andrex
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(04-06-2012, 06:11 AM)
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I say give it back to HTC. The Nexus One, and the new Ones (lol?) are all lookers and high spec'd.
DXPett1
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(04-06-2012, 06:35 AM)
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Google are asking for bugreports (via the bugmailer in built in Android). Go to http://code.google.com/p/android/iss...l?id=28133#c19 for more info guys
Bboy AJ
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(04-06-2012, 12:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

only on the outside. Samsung tries on the inside.

Not on the Nexus S they didn't.
The Faceless Master
(04-06-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

Not on the Nexus S they didn't.

best GPU in it's class, Benchmark King, Wolfson DAC.
mtsmylie
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(04-06-2012, 02:58 PM)
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So Verizon still hasn't pushed the 4.0.4 OTA update yet? Glad it's not just me, then.

Has the official update surfaced anywhere that I can flash manually like I did with the leaked 4.0.4?
gcubed
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(04-06-2012, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by SimleuqiR

Oh for fucks sake !

http://m.engadget.com/default/articl...android-4-0-4/



Looks like this OTA might get pulled. I have a feeling we won't see it hit the GSM model any time soon.

XDA>GAF>Engadget>GAF
Menelaus
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(04-06-2012, 03:40 PM)
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I've given up on the GNex for the time being. Such a shitty platform.
mkenyon
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(04-07-2012, 05:53 PM)
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Here's the situation: (reposting here to get a better idea of how nexus users enjoy the device for browsing)

Wife broke her back (all is well now though, been a week, she's at home) which means my computer usage has been all but taken away. In addition, I have the go-ahead to get a business line so I can work out of my home while watching over her for the most part. Have a G2X now, and my go-to couch browsing device has been my Transformer Prime. However, wife is basically the owner of the Prime now.

I got used to a speedy tablet, though I found it was a bit too large most of the time, especially when it comes to doing something like trying to post on GAF. I actually prefer typing on my G2X over it but G2X is too small for browsing. Though the business will cover the monthly cell bill, I will need to pay for the phone myself.

I am drooling over the Note super hard, as it seems to fulfill all of the functions I'm talking about here. However, I am really really apprehensive about going with AT&T between the rates and really crappy data plans. Additionally, Galaxy Nexus is 80 friggin bucks right now on Amazon. I'd imagine if I went with this route, I'd just have the Nexus hold me over until ASUS releases the rumored Nexus Pad at which point I'd go back to my two-touch-device system.

So, what say you GAF? Note and crap AT&T or not-as-awesome Galaxy Nexus and much better Verizon? Is there another awesome really big phone that I'm overlooking?

tl;dr: Got used to Transformer Prime, don't have it anymore. Want something smaller, but 4" G2X doesn't cut it. Go with Note, or go with Nexus and hold off for Nexus Tablet?
Battersea Power Station
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(04-07-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

Happens to me too. There's a 5-page thread on XDA about it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1555733

They're talking about network signal though, not wifi.

Originally Posted by sionyboy

You could set wifi to 'Always on' so it doesn't disconnect in idle/sleep mode.
(wifi settings, menu button, advanced)

Do you happen to know how much this affects battery?
Zeppu
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(04-07-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station

Do you happen to know how much this affects battery?

I think it drops to network data when wifi is turned off, so if you're close to a Wifi on average it affects battery by making it last longer.
Husker86
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(04-07-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station

They're talking about network signal though, not wifi.

Do you happen to know how much this affects battery?

It will increase battery life by a large margin if you let wifi stay on.
Andrex
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(04-07-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by mkenyon

Here's the situation: (reposting here to get a better idea of how nexus users enjoy the device for browsing)

Wife broke her back (all is well now though, been a week, she's at home) which means my computer usage has been all but taken away. In addition, I have the go-ahead to get a business line so I can work out of my home while watching over her for the most part. Have a G2X now, and my go-to couch browsing device has been my Transformer Prime. However, wife is basically the owner of the Prime now.

I got used to a speedy tablet, though I found it was a bit too large most of the time, especially when it comes to doing something like trying to post on GAF. I actually prefer typing on my G2X over it but G2X is too small for browsing. Though the business will cover the monthly cell bill, I will need to pay for the phone myself.

I am drooling over the Note super hard, as it seems to fulfill all of the functions I'm talking about here. However, I am really really apprehensive about going with AT&T between the rates and really crappy data plans. Additionally, Galaxy Nexus is 80 friggin bucks right now on Amazon. I'd imagine if I went with this route, I'd just have the Nexus hold me over until ASUS releases the rumored Nexus Pad at which point I'd go back to my two-touch-device system.

So, what say you GAF? Note and crap AT&T or not-as-awesome Galaxy Nexus and much better Verizon? Is there another awesome really big phone that I'm overlooking?

tl;dr: Got used to Transformer Prime, don't have it anymore. Want something smaller, but 4" G2X doesn't cut it. Go with Note, or go with Nexus and hold off for Nexus Tablet?

GNex + Verizon + Chrome (Android 4 only) = browsing bliss
sionyboy
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(04-07-2012, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Battersea Power Station


Do you happen to know how much this affects battery?

I have my wifi on all day, by the end of the day my wifi usage is about 2%. Course browser and display take up most of my battery but still.
flipping_heck
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PR purposes and all that.
(04-08-2012, 08:05 PM)
I had my galaxy nexus for three weeks now, I switched on my phone today and a message came up "SIM network unlock PIN" I restarted and factory reset a couple of times but it doesn't seem to solve anything... Is there a way Around is?

I bought my phone online and I don't want to pay for an unlock code!! Help!
Menelaus
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(04-08-2012, 09:01 PM)
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You need to flash an older radio version. Google around, it's pretty straightforward.
kinggroin
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(04-08-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Some big news for those into the custom ROM scene, fully customize able nav bar in the latest AOKP:

http://m.engadget.com/default/articl...sic&postPage=1


...and I think this will be the last smartphone I get for a while. While I enjoy the experience, using the aosp built custom roms, the nexus platform has become an unmitigated disaster. That's not to speak of the shitastically supported ICS, the greatest Android OS no one knows about.

Seems like you can't fully win with any phone, can you?

*sigh
gcubed
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(04-09-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by kinggroin

Some big news for those into the custom ROM scene, fully customize able nav bar in the latest AOKP:

http://m.engadget.com/default/articl...sic&postPage=1


...and I think this will be the last smartphone I get for a while. While I enjoy the experience, using the aosp built custom roms, the nexus platform has become an unmitigated disaster. That's not to speak of the shitastically supported ICS, the greatest Android OS no one knows about.

Seems like you can't fully win with any phone, can you?

*sigh

I'm kinda hoping WP takes off by the time I want a new phone.
thespot84
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(04-09-2012, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by gcubed

I'm kinda hoping WP takes off by the time I want a new phone.

i'm guessing i'll be sick of my tuna around year end 2013, which will be the beginning of the era of microsoft on mobile

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