Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
gosms pro(best txt app i've found)
audiomanager(great app that runs as a widget that allows quick volume adjustments)
craigslist(the one by DuDu)
juicedefender pro(best battery saver i've found, my phone lasts 2days+)(pm me if you want it)
numberguru(GREAT for finding out who a number belongs to)
plume(IF you use twitter)
I like Handcent a little more but remember 3rd party messaging apps still require the use of the stock messaging app as a service. Hence, it does cut into battery life but only a little.
LOL I knew something was wrong there....
I really don't know what people complain about with the Gnex... I had it unplugged for 18:28h and I hit 48% once I went and plugged it in... I even was playing trailers and downloading a movie off the android market while watching the football game.. I think people just don't know or don't care how to manage their battery use...
13h and with 14 items going, I hit 40%...
Now, big news. Google wallet for all Gnex users. I have it on my Gnex and I can't wait to use it!
Plus, for limited time.. if you can use it, set a google gift card, google give you $10 for setting up a card threw them.
been a long time Blackberry user, just bought the EVO 3D for an early xmas present.
WOW, cant believe it took me this long to make the switch, happy that I did.
S-Off and Rooted, no custom rom yet... cant find anything I like that has 4G and wireless working.
bad ass looking phone man!!
Should be getting my Galaxy Nexus tomorrow. ^_^
switched back to android. sold my iphone 4 and picked up the galaxy nexus. pretty sweet phone.
welcome back & nice christmas present ktr & travva
I hope you enjoy it!
Galaxy Nexus acquired!
Should get my Galaxy nexus in 1 month
In advance of the arrival of my android powered Asus Transformer tomorrow I started browing Android forums and this is f*** ridiculous: they are full of housewifes/men that have never worked with a computer and don't know what an USB cable is! Seems that many used a male-male USB cable to sync files, doesn't work, fries device, etc!!! And the manual says 'Use only the provided special cable" haha
Just an example of many....
If you don't know how a computer works, AND are stupid enough not to read the manual for stuff you don't understand, you deserve that imho.
All potential Apple household device customers. NOW I understand the WHITE idea
LMAO @ erixx & thrackan
A nice christmas present would be to get a functioning ICS build on this OG. I know it may never happen but a guy can wish right?
Do you think the OG could handle ICS? Gingerbread is sluggish sometimes without the right kernel and settings.
If you get the right dev developing it, Chevyno1 would make a killer ICS build.
I gotta say the phone is great... just sent brandon a picture and it was very clear... I am very happy to say I bought this phone. Now... off to use google wallet
thank you!!!!! Im super excited!
Just hope she was as good for u was she was for me.
Oooo did you get it yet B!?
thank you!!!!! Im super excited! LOL
It was shipped today! Hopefully have it friday!
Should have ig friday from what the tell said in a breathful
Lol... nice one.
I just seen that USPS works on christmas EVE as well so lets hope friday or saturday
A couple of initial impressions/rants about the Galaxy Nexus:
I really do like ICS. One thing that I think might need to be changed is menu and search functions to be standardized in different apps. Some apps have them on the top, some on the bottom. When flying between apps having them in completely different places is a little confusing.
The camera in the Galaxy Nexus is severely sub-par to the 8MP shooters that HTC puts out. My old Incredible (now my little sister's) puts this camera to shame (except for the instant photos). The flash washes pictures out a lot more than the HTC phones (I was always incredibly impressed by the flash performance) and low-light pictures just plain suck.
The phone is a bit slippery naked. My Rezound's soft-touch battery panel was enough for me to keep a steady grip on it, but the Galaxy Nexus just about flies out of your hand at times (especially if you've just washed your hands). I think I'll have to keep an eye out for a nice case.
The screen is great. I greatly missed AMOLED, and the Pentile matrix is almost unnoticable. The combination of AMOLED and Pentile make things look kind of grainy/washed out at very low brightness settings, but it still looks pretty good. Whenever I look at a white background, it almost looks like the background of lined paper because of the combination.
Hardware buttons are MUCH easier to press than either the Incredible (didn't have a problem with them) and the Rezound (horribly shallow and barely tactile).
Because of the lack of Android shortcut buttons on the bottom when the phone is off or looking at something full screen, I sometimes pick the phone up upside-down. Not problematic, but kind of silly sometimes
All of the sounds on this phone are WAY TOO QUIET. I can't even hear some YouTube vidoes that are a little quiet in the first place, but they are INAUDIBLE at max volume. Ring and notification volumes are low compared to HTC phones as well. I really hope they push an update to boost the volume and it's not a hardware limitation.
I kind of miss 7 home screens (what I was used to), but I'm making do with 5. The widgets aren't bad either (although I am using some Beautiful Widgets as well now, thanks $0.10 sale).
Animations are much faster than on my Rezound, and because of that, are less "in the way" of some of the flashy stuff that Sense 3.5 does. Much better overall.
Guess that was a little more than I expected to write, but more to come! Questions are more than welcome
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