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O2 to get Galaxy Nexus in November

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2011, 19:40 posted on

Google had mentioned that it would be launching the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus with partners around the world, and now O2 has unveiled itself as one of those partners with a new teaser page...

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posted on 24 Oct 2011, 19:41 3

1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OK Tmobile USA, any day now!! lol

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:38 2

23. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Yup, any day now AT&T will swoop in and gobble them up.

On topic though, T-mobile will get it, or have you not been paying attention to all the news articles and the massive mancrush PA has been giving the phone?

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 11:32

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes miz,
i am quite aware that tmobile is going to get it. "knowing" and official announcement are 2 different things. i want the announcement.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 19:48 3

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


November also sounds like solid date for Verizon. Hopefully that Nov 10th date that was leaked is true.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:00 3

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


It would be an awesome bday present. Come on Nov 10th..

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:42

28. roldefol (Posts: 2856; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It would make sense based on Verizon's staggered release schedule. And most of the release dates (at least from reputable documents like the Verizon MAP list) have been accurate. I think we'll be tasting the Ice Cream November 10.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:09 2

4. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


sprint you better get this phone

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:11

5. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Deciding between this phone, AT&T galaxy s 2, and iPhone 4s. What one should I go for, and why?

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:18 1

6. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


If you like ios go for the iphone 4s. If you like android go for the galaxy nexus because its basically the sgs2 but with a better screen and somewhat on par cpu. Also you get ics and you'll have direct support from google.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:04 2

13. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I just picked up the Samsung Galaxy S II. No regrets! This phone is ridiculously fast and has NFC. The only reason why you would want to wait for the Nexus Galaxy is for ICS right out of the box. I hope Samsung is already working on the update for the GSII.

You will be a very happy person with this phone!

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:40 2

24. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


iPhone 4S. More developer support, better functionality, consistent updates, etc. I have a hard time recommending the Galaxy S2 namely due to Samsung's bad track record with updates and phone problems like the reception issues in the Nexus S and Galaxy S2 phones.

Plus, 4S has Siri ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 11:33

32. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gee, i can hardly believe that one of the most die hard and flame baiting ibots on the site has trouble recommending android.. lol.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:24

7. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Ice cream sandwich seems like google tried to make android too cool... Seems like they kind of over did it

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:35 2

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Better to over do it than to not change anything at all.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:42 1

26. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Google overdoing something? Quite unheard of. [/sarcasm]

Between the bastardization of Youtube, the horrendous changes in their search engine, Google+, and a few other things, I am not surprised in the least bit.

On a positive note, maybe perhaps Android will be more "stable" this time around and not have so many issues. Only time will tell.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:47 1

29. roldefol (Posts: 2856; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The giant nerd in me sees parallels between Android and Windows ca. 95-2001:

95 = 2.1 Eclair
98 = 2.2 Froyo
Me = 2.3 Gingerbread
2000 = 3.0 Honeycomb
XP = 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android really needed to go through a few iterations to get its legs, learn its shortcomings, and now with ICS it'll come into its own as a full-featured OS. Windows went through the same growing pains and came out much stronger for it.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:41

9. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Yeah I guess. Galaxy nexus was kind of disappointing too

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:47 1

10. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


I think it was the timing that killed this device. I mean the only thing this phone has over any other dual core android smartphone is ics and that's it. But if this would of been released back in June or July it would of dominated the market.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:54 2

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The only thing it has over any other dual core android is ICS? Dude do you realize this is the first and only current 720p display with super amoled? That's a pretty damn big deal by itself.

And if this phone got released in June or July you do realize it would be impossible to have ICS on it? So you'd rather it have Gingerbread? No I don't think so lol.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:24 1

16. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


how about august or September that would make more sense. Also im pretty sure the galaxy note was the first one to have a 720p super amoled display

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:42 2

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The Note hasn't even been released yet and won't be for a while in the US and besides the 5.3 inch display is a lot bigger so it won't be anywhere near as sharp.

And again, ICS wasnt ready until now, did you want them to rush it and make it buggy? No, I want a polished and good android OS.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:55 1

19. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


All im saying is the nexus has the worst refresh schedule. I mean why release a phone now when quad core phones are three month away?

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 22:00 4

20. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


Three months away in Korea = 9 months away in the US :(

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 22:08 2

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


EXACTLY. See we won't be getting any quad core devices until near year this time around most likely. I would rather get a good working ICS device now than wait any longer. Gingerbread has become stale and I'm ready for my freshly made Ice Cream Sandwhich!

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 01:42

22. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


im sportin around a Froyo enabled LG Ally... I want some ics now.. lol keeping it very cool LMAO

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:40

25. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Better to have a polished dual-core phone with ICS optimized for it. It will be up to date at least one year and half. Why wait at least 4 or 6 months ?

Of course, in specs it will be overtaken rather soon...but that's the case with every Android device.

With the updates garanted, I repeat it will be a great phone and a great Google experience for one year and half, probably two : Even in two years the major update of Android will probably work well. With dual-core and all that stuff inside, I don't see what they could put in Android to put Galaxy Nexus on its knees (holographic screens needing supercalculator in a phone ? ;-) )

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:50

30. roldefol (Posts: 2856; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Holiday season anyone? I can't think of a better time to introduce a great new product.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 11:35

33. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the note got announced first because of the secrecy of the nexus and ICS. However the nexus will be the first to launch the new screen.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:51

11. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


And I hate the software buttons and the pentile display

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:04 3

14. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


This will be the best screen on any phone to date, pentile or not. Period. The on-screen buttons allow this huge screen to fit comfortably in your hand. Android is pushing innovation more than anyone right now. If you like the ability to customize, go with android. If you want to have a glorified app launcher and a familiar, easy-to-use interface, go with the 4s.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:10 2

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You know nothing about the pentile super amoled display obviously. All you know is the rants about the LCD normal pentile displays that Motorola has used. But clearly you have never used the Samsung Galaxy or Epic. They use pentile but they use a different kind of pentile. You can't see any pixelation on them. This ALSO uses the same Super Amoled display, it will be super sharp and crisp. And why hate the software buttons? They will be one of the best things to happen to android. I get so sick of accidently touching the home or back button on my SGS2 when I'm playing a game or watching a video.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:47

27. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


I think no button is cool...but it's far far or Meego. The no-button in ICS don't help phones getting smaller, cause you still have buttons, that's just they are not physical.

Meego has shown what a no-button OS is, and that's the result : N9 has a 3.9" screen while keeping about the same size as the Iphone at only 3.5" screen size. Results of buttons : the 800 on WP will have the same chassis, but only 3.7". Too sad. N9 is a great compromize between screen size and phone size, IMO. With the same idea, you could even have a 4.3" screen with probably the same size as a Galaxy S or whatever 4" phone that exist today. That would be perfect.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 21:42 1

17. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


pkingduck seems to want to stir up crack like that burrito i mean taco.

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