Alleged first camera samples from Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 leak out
Those photos however are nothing to be proud of. Our guess is that they are taken with a very early prototype - if they are not fake - and we wouldn’t use them to judge about the camera (it’d be a disaster!). What they hopefully serve well with, though, is indicate that there is work being done on the next G Nexus and it’s on the way. And that’s great news as the original Nexus was one of the best phones we’ve used.
Currently, we expect the i9260 to appear as one of multiple Nexus smartphones, marking a new step in the Nexus family where Google previously only allowed one handset a year. LG, Sony and now HTC all said to be making their own version of the Nexus with the sole aim to showcase the best of Android supposedly on a clean, vanilla build with no custom skins.
source: Picasa via Droid Dog
1. Rocksteady (unregistered)
Can't wait for the next Galaxy Nexus, the Android experience with no custom skins is unbeatable; plus the phone receives the updates as soon as they are released from Google.
Have a nice day everybody.
11. issa8 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
wish that were true... Verizon was just d*ckin around with us for so long
52. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Rooting and installing ROM's is so easy for Nexus devices now. Literally, you download a toolkit, and you go through maybe 3 steps of pressing a number and the enter key.
PRESTO CHANGE-O you have a fully rooted, unlocked, custom ROM'd Nexus in 90 seconds flat after installing the toolkit.
34. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Its funny because that picture actually doesn't look that great. lol
But I hop they make more changes, it seems like so far it is just a little spec bump, but we will have to wait and see
44. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
very hypocrital and biased statement ,the photo looks very good
45. nwright94 (unregistered)
I agree the picture is good but I'm not sure you understand what hypocritical means because he isn't being hypocritical at all. It means to be against something but do that same thing you're against.
59. alannyny (Posts: 29; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
I think synot was going for "hypercritical", not "hypocritical".
57. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
@SYNOT the picture looks terrible. Put your glasses on and have a second look. The skin tone on those feet look like a dead persons feet from the morg.
Biased? wow get another hobby, technology is not for you
48. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yea the original Galaxy Nexus takes better pictures than that lol.
58. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
But I could honestly care less about the actual quality of the pictures, as long as it is better than before, its good enough for me. The main thing I look for in the camera is just for it to be fast and take decent pictures as a subtitute for when I don't have my real camera.
47. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
This is true. Having the latest software is the most important aspect of a phone. I'm using a Galaxy Nexus that's almost been out for a year, and I'm the only one using Jelly Bean out of all those new super phones.
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not the only one, I thought the GS3 update was rolling out? You are one of few, but there are more to come
55. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Well yea I know more will come, but I meant right now, and my phone is so much older.
56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes, that is quite an accomplishment. Even better considering the Nexus S, being nearly 2 years old, is still getting updates. Some might argue Apple did that with the 3GS already, but the special thing about Android is that whenever you get an update, you get to take full advantage of all of the features; unlike iOS where you get a dumbed down version of it as you go further down the generations. And even then it runs pretty horribly (iOS 5 on 3GS).
The one thing that guarantees almost every phone with ICS to get Jelly Bean is Project Butter. The only excuse for the absence of Jelly Bean for any device is either OEM laziness or lack of RAM (sub-500 MB shouldn't get it).
Some people say even the iPhone 5, with its A6 chip with tri-core graphics, bland and dull iOS 6, just isn't as snappy as the Galaxy Nexus is with Jelly Bean. THAT is an accomplishment, and extends the window for updates by at least another year, which is great.
2. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Yeah can't wait to see what everybody brings to the design table since there's no skin overlay. Should be some great phones and of course they will be showcasing new features.
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yikes...hope it'll be affordable if you know what i mean.
41. Ohrules (Posts: 326; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
on a comepletely irrelevant note why is the time 9:59:59 am? coincidence?
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
WOW it looks nice!!!
android is the best :)
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Hey Mordecai!!! I think this phone is suit you too :)
since you are a root guy don't you think? :D
38. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4703; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I love all Android phones because they ALL can be rooted. If I want PURE Google the next Nexus is where it's at. I am really in a tough battle for my next phone.
There are rumors of a HTC Nexus 5 & the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
If the Nexus 5 is real that will be my next phone. Pure Google with a 5" 1080p HD screen, Qualcomm's quad-core Krait S4 Pro, 1.5 to 2GB of RAM, all in HTC great build quality.
If it doesn't turn out to be true then there is the Galaxy Note II, with it's 5.5" 720p RGB Super AMOLED HD screen, The quad-core Exynos 4 @ 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, all in the Samsung's Galaxy S III style, which to me is VERY sexy!
The choices I have with Verizon are epic, I still haven't mentioned the LG Optimus G, or should I say the LG Blaze.
This holiday for me will be awesome! To me it's a wonderful problem that I have! lol
40. wendygarett (unregistered)
LOL Isn't rooting will void warranty?
don't you wanna rooted device without hurting warranty?
42. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
But Don't buy note 2...
It's exynos and if you are a hardcore android fan you should know that ''codeworkx'' have stopped working to build CM10 for the exynos phones...(because of poor support by Samsung)..
43. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
oh man these are really great choices. but after using my GNEX i only wanna buy another Nexus and that also made by Samsung. nothing against other companies but right now no one comes even close to sammy. also the Devs support for NEXUS phones is truly epic.
46. nwright94 (unregistered)
I love android for the rooting capabilities too :) My iPhone 4 was completely destroyed by iOS 6 so I am now using my brothers old captivate since he upgraded to the galaxy s3. I rooted it and I'm running cm10 nightlies and its a totally new phone. Very smooth and I haven't had one force close yet. Now I am upgrading to the iPhone 5 as soon as it arrives in the mail in a few weeks, but that's mainly because its the easiest way to keep in touch with my parents through facetime. I love both OS's but androids customization ability is a big winner over iOS.
50. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Yeah, I hear you Super. I'm going banana's with impatience. I'm very tempted to say good bye to my note (rooted with some liquid smooth jelly bean - thanks ManelScout from XDA). But if any of the google phones have a 5 inch screen, it's an instant sale for me. I hope it's true about the HTC!
7. nexusSUCKS (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
android had 1 up when it did FLASH but now that they did away with it... there is no way it is the best. Android is a heavy and clunky OS. I mean if the Iphone had hardware like any of the android flagship WOW. But the thing is it doesn't need it and yet still smokes every android out. And yes I am sure IN THE FUTURE there will be a new andriod that will beat it but will again need insane hardware
18. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Who cares about what hardware we get on our android? As long as the price doesn't go as steep as the iPhone's, it's always good for the consumers like us. And how does the iPhone 5 smokes any other Android flagship out there? The new iMap that totally sucks? The new iSight camera that's made by Sony just like any other Samsung camera? Or perhaps the "superb build quality" that is so superb, the coating chips away right before it even comes out of the box?
33. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
And I see you love Hersheys... Chocolate.
35. structureman116 (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
nexusSUCKS, you are full of $**t...An Android phone with Gingerbread will walk an iphone. Apple continues to release a inferior product year after year. Apple is only just now implementing ideas on their crap-phones that have been on Android phones for 2+ years. My Moto Droid 2 was better than the criphone 5.
49. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Obviously you're the one smoking on something. Android is a heavy and clunky OS? Why? Because it has an infinite ways to let you customize your phone? From setting default apps, to widgets. These are only the simplest features that your iPhone won't add to their ancient iOS that's been the same going on 6 years now. iOS is an embarrassment. How much can you get milked before you realize that these people keep giving you the same thing over and over?
53. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Man, I love the iPhone, and used to be a hardcore iphone user. Even formally involved on the side of development with Jailbreaking. But Jelly Bean is no where near heavy and clunky. It has come a long way and IMO the superior OS. Very polished and just as responsive as iOS. But to compare both OS is like comparing PC and Mac's. There's no comparison. Windows 8 is a completely different animal then Mountain Lion. Definitely educate yourself quite a bit before throwing out claims. iOS 6 and Jelly Bean have different purposes as OS and meet users differently. Just saying.
14. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
What looks nice in the article wendy ?
sorry i dont see anything nice except the older GNex.
19. wendygarett (unregistered)
LOL nice troll dude...
what I mean is the picture LOL
22. 90ninjas (unregistered)
Serious? The picture sucks
25. wendygarett (unregistered)
the photo from nexus suck? you joking right?
26. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It does kinda suck, that picture. I hope the camera is better since it really sucks on my GNex
27. wendygarett (unregistered)
Probably you are looking too much of Nokia brilliant sample photo recently... That's why you feel suck to this :)
30. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
hmmm coz the way u said "WOW it looks nice!!!", one would think u saw the GNex 2 somewhere in the article OR u saw the GNex for the 1st time...
Wait! were u talking about the sample pic??
31. wendygarett (unregistered)
Maybe I should more specific next time...
8. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
hoping to see a nexus from LG, SONY, HTC, MOTOROLA and Sammy.. the same nexus but different designs and hardware
29. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
i think the picture is good considering the fact that the resolution is 528 x 672....i guess that is the resolution...forgive me if im wrong though.
32. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Apparently Google is keeping samsing for the main Nexus phone until the future at some point.
39. Luuthian (Posts: 234; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Based on the rumors surrounding this device, it hardly sounds very stunning. Only a seriously weak follow up to the original. I love my GNex and I'll probably buy another Nexus... But I'm hoping it'll be a Sony or HTC Nexus that actually has some power and decent build quality.
51. imkyle (Posts: 1053; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I'm really curious to see what processor they use.