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Thursday Poll: Is the Galaxy Nexus Your Next Device?

This has quickly turned into Samsung Galaxy Nexus hypebeast week as we lead up to the CTIA event that should answer all of our questions.  So far though, we have a set of specs that match up to what our sources have told us, a beautiful render, a potential release date of 10/27, and a couple of teaser videos to make your mouth water.  Things around the Android world are getting incredibly exciting – new Nexus on Verizon for the first time that’s running the newest and mostly unleaked version of Android.

There is nothing quite like a Nexus device if you are an Android enthusiast, so even though this is not official just yet, we want to know if any of you have already made up your mind on it.  Is the G-Nex your next phone?

Is the Galaxy Nexus Your Next Device?

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve been to the local Samsung flagship store in Bangalore twice to ask if they have any inside info about the arrival of this thing and they seemed as clueless as me. One thing they did say is that they’re expecting it by the end of  November and that it might outsell the mighty GS2. 😮

    I’m leaving back to the UK in November anyway, I’m ready to pay SIM-free for this thing if takes longer to arrive on one of the networks (O2 and Vodafone being my only options as I don’t have any faith in the others incl. T-Mo)..

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  • This appears to be the upgrade device for my OG Droid. I love Motorola but they just can’t get the specs together to compete with a device like the G-Nex. 

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  • Alan Paone

     i hope its not a US only thing 🙁 if i can’t get it on bell i will be all kinds of sad and “stuck” with a rooted atrix and nothing worth using an upgrade on 🙁

  • Anonymous

    I’ll Rock the Bionic till the Quad Cores come out.

  • the remaining specs might make me overlook the fact that i dont entirely want such a large 4.6″ phone…what to do what to do.

  • I take that back. It IS the new device for me. 

  • I’m on my second OG Droid, and while the memories of our good days have been keeping the relationship going, it’s been rocky and slow. I’ve been waiting for the phone that would give me the same sense of future-proof that the Droid gave me. I mean, it’s been two years next month since the phone came out. Not so shabby. And this new Nexus looks to be the sure bet for the next 2 years of phone use, even after the Bionic was a disappointment. 

    In other words I NEED THIS PHONE.

  • Djenks24

    Can anyone with a Samsung phone tell me anything about the call quality and how well they carry a signal? My Android experience is OG Droid, Droid X, and Thunderbolt.  The Motorola’s just seem to have better call quality. I want this phone but not if I have to put up with bad call quality.

  • Anonymous

    I’m as giddy as a school girl about this thing

  • After seeing the leaked specs, yes. Without a doubt this will be my next phone, and I was open to swapping my OG for whatever iPhone Apple announced.

  • if it comes to t-mobile i’d almost buy it blindly but i’m not going to break contract and switch to a way more expensive verizon contract for it…

  • It would be if it had a qwerty version available!

  • kublikon

    wait…let me think about it…YES!

  • dreamer

    Hope they realize the demand for this phone….otherwise they’ll be on back-order for weeks……

  • Anonymous


    I have two months to go before I can buy, but hoping VZW lets me upgrade early.

  • 1TallTXn

    I said “we’ll see” but the answer is most likely. Assuming it lives up to expectations and actually is for VZW.

  • Anonymous

    I voted no, simply cuz when my contract is up in 3/13 i’m sure there’ll be a phone that can wash my dishes for me 🙂

  • Davros

    I’ll have to wait and compare it to the Vigor.

  • jsnw

    The iTrolls are wounded…

    Release the kraken!

  • MikeyBotz

    Ahhh reminds me of the days when I was following all the news on the Droid Shadow….God i miss that phone 🙁

  • Hedge

    What happened to the Vigor? Radio silence sine 9/26…

    • Q

      Isnt it supposed to be out in the next 2 days lol

  • Anonymous

    This is going to eat Apple’s iphone 4s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Bone appetite! 

  • what?

  • Anonymous

    if there is a keyboard version, im creaming all over this device. i cannot do another only touch screen phone, i gave up texting because of this.

    • EC8CH

      all sources point to “NO”

    • Anonymous

      Really?  I had to have the OG droid for the keyboard, and I never use it.

  • Kianjudah

    I’m really excited about this phone. I mean, it’s kind of like a dream come true, having a Nexus device on Verizon!!! BUT, I know some of you will croak over this, but I really like the new skin on Moto devices. Furthermore, it’s kinda hard to justify getting a dual-core device if quad-core devices are right around the corner. I mean, if the screen on the new Nexus is really sweet then that would make a huge difference, and if it’s unlocked and fully rootable/romable then that also makes a huge difference. Hmm…decisions, decisions. 

    • Anonymous

      You’ll never buy a phone if you keep waiting on what’s around the Corner…#just saying.

  • Ravnos CC

    Where’s the, “will decide once I’ve held it in my hand for an hour or so” ?

    • shdowman

      That’s what she said…

  • No. But only because when I’ll be due for upgrade there will be better devices. 🙂 If I was able to upgrade now that would be THE phone.

  • Hmnph

    Is it just me? or does this phone sound like a Motorola Droid in the sense that droid was a google experience phone as well but not a Nexus phone?

  • Anonymous

    Is this the prime? I’m confused.

    • Kianhjudah

      Yep. It is. 

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I’m glad to have my Bionic.  But I’m pretty jealous.  I never, ever thought this would happen on Verizon.  I don’t know if I could have held on another two months with my OGD.  Oh well, as long as it gets ICS, I’ll be happy.  And I’ll have my next upgrade two months sooner than everyone buying this.

  • Anonymous

    All sane people will vote “Will decide when it is actually announced.”
    Deciding to buy something sight unseen and off of rumors is just plain bad consumerism.
    Deciding not to buy something, if you are actually looking for something new, without seeing it first, is just being closed minded.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    On paper, this is it, the big one… the phone we’ve all been waiting for.  Being realistic, it’s set up to be the most colossal disappointment since learning the truth about Santa.  I almost feel like the truth will be near one of these two extremes, not somewhere in the middle like it usually is.

  • Anonymous

    its not my next device if it’s the size of a small tablet. 4.65″ display. 5MP camera? 1750 mAh battery? Yea, that should last about an hour or 2.

    • Anonymous

      You have no idea about the software optimization in ICS.  Battery life isn’t entirely related to the size of the battery.  And 1750mAh is a decent size.  How ’bout maybe giving it a chance before you judge?

  • Logos

    What are the physical dimensions of the Nexus? Thinness isn’t the most important dimension. Hoping this isn’t a brick. 

    • It’s more like a banana than a brick lol, now you can always look happy to see your girlfriend.

      • Lgreg64

        is that a banana in your pocket or is it your nex

        • EC8CH

          That’s the new i*hone Fanboy Cry: “Banana Phone”.

          That’s fine with me, they can keep their tiny screen fragile double sided glass bricks.

          • I can’t wait to get my banana lol

          • Anonymous

            When I get mine I’ll be whipping my banana out in public all the time!

    • Tomgillotti

      I actually hope it has a more sturdy build than the Last Verizon Samsung Phone. I returned the Droid Charge after one day, in exchange for the sturdier feeling HTC T-Bolt, Charge didn’t have Gorilla glass either, so that was a deal killer as well. I love this nexus phone idea on Verizon but there are just some things that are deal killers (Gorilla glass – a must, solid phone – absolutely). I put my phones through a lot and have appreciated the tougher phones that I have had (OG Droid, DX, DX2, T-Bolt).


      • Nielsen345

        pretty sure the charge has gorilla glass

    • Nick

      Based on the rumored specs it’s likely going to be a brick. So, yes, you’ll likely look like an idiot putting it against your face. 

      • John

        at 9mm thin, it won’t be a brick.. it will be more like a plate rofl

      • Alan

        If that 4.65 inch screen rumor is true and it ends up being the same size or larger than VZW’s other 4.3 inch phones then it’s a deal breaker for me.

      • Goblueboy

        I look like an idiot with a lot of electronics I buy. My headphones are huge cans, yet they sound so good. Just because it’s big doesn’t mean it won’t be good. I love that shit.

    • Kianjudah


    • Anonymous

      Get it all here: http://goo.gl/RHtcS

    • Anonymous

      4.65 inch screen, but apparently there won’t be any physical buttons. So I would say it would be as big as maybe the DroidX but much thinner. And “ahead of the curve”.

    • Anonymous

      Just go buy a 7″ Galaxy Tab and use that for a few weeks so this will feel small.

      My Droid X felt huge at first but now anything less than 4″ seems small.  My Droid Incredible 2 is an awesome device, but I do miss the extra screen real estate of the X.  And the X carried well because of only the bulge being thick and the rest very thin.  I am not too worried and I don’t have the largest hands either.

    • Korntoff

      I think It’s going to be 3d, but would Google leave the flatlanders behind?

  • Anonymous


  • Asher

    Is the Bionic that bad? At least a third of the Bionic owners here are already considering upgrading.

    Check this: On the Sept. 21 poll, 13% of respondents said they have the Bionic. And here, only 8% of people are saying the Galaxy Nexus is definitely not their next phone. So at least 5% of poll respondents have the Bionic and are already considering upgrading… assuming the sampling is representative. The real figure is even higher than 5%, because more people have the Bionic now, and not everyone saying “No” on this poll has a Bionic.

    Or the Bionic owners like to think they’re in the market to upgrade when they really aren’t. Poseurs.

  • Anonymous

    Some people just like to bitch and moan…once a phone has been reviewed..i can decide for myself. I always want to know; WHAT IS NEXT?

  • Anonymous

    Any speculation on how much it  will cost?

    • Anonymous

      Let’s just say…..I hope you are named in Steve Job’s Will!!

  • Jason

    I want this phone but there are things I need from a phone if I am going to be with it for 2 years, be on verizon for 1. As much as they piss me off sometimes they do have the best network and I won’t go to so crappy network for a better phone, whats the point if you don’t have service? It needs to be 4G, going to have a new phone for 2 years and can’t access the new network? No thanks. I’m not to worried about the specs at this point because I know they will be good with all these phones setting a new standard. Unlocked bootloader would be nice but not a deal breaker. Once they announce on tuesday I will make my decsion from there. The OG needs a break.

  • Perfect upgrade for my dx.

  • Anonymous

    Just look at that pretty colorful Nexus logo….I wanna stick my Pentile in it!
    and based on the rendering, the phone will be slightly curved….like my Pentile!
    No bloatware on the G-Nex, makes my Pentile GET bloated!

    • Anonymous

      It also happens to have a pentile screen.

  • Keith Sumner

    I wonder if I could get enough to sell my OG Droid rooted and rom’d, and my new stock bionic to get this?

    • Anonymous

      I’ll give you a cold Coors Light, and an instant scratch off, for the OG Droid….and I’m being Generous by chilling the beer first!

      • Keith Sumner

        No thank you!

  • Anonymous

    The Nexus Prime is my next phone, no doubt about it.  The Galaxy Nexus does not exist, please stop calling it that.  =P

    EDIT: Okay, I really need to read my Twitter feed in chronological order. Galaxy Nexus it is. Honestly though, don’t really care what it’s called, I just want it NOW!

  • Kaz

    I want to see what it costs first…