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There she is, folks. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus - the first Ice Cream Sandwich device on the planet. My GSM (non-Verizon) version arrived about 2 hours ago, which was just enough time to unlock the bootloader and start making it my own. That’s right, the beauty of a Nexus device, is the fact that with 2 simple commands in adb, your phone is completely unlocked and yours to do with as you please. There is no waiting for the community dev group to figure out a way to bypass it or for you to risk bricking your phone. Unlocking a smartphone doesn’t get any easier than this. And this is one of the reasons we can’t stop talking about it and why long-time Verizon customers are going to be beside themselves when the LTE version finally hits. 

First Impressions

I’ll have a hands-on video up hopefully later today, but will throw some thoughts down here first. The G-Nex so far, is living up to expectations. The feel in hand is better than you can imagine. It’s light being a Samsung device, but not necessarily cheap feeling like some Galaxy SII models. The screen is gorgeous and may blow your mind at first boot when the animation takes up the full 4.65 inches. The camera is actually faster than I remember from the ICS unveiling presentation. There really is zero shutter lag – instant pics. It’s ultra-thin. The multi-color notification light is an added treat. I’m loving every ounce of it so far.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Since I loaded up the Nexus S Android 4.0 port a few weeks back and have kept up with the most recent builds, I feel as though I have a good handle on how it works, yet it’s still a completely different experience on this phone. Since there are no physical home/back/menu keys, you get to see the new buttonless menu system that was built into ICS. It may take a little getting used to, but it adds a new flair to Android that was so needed after a year of sort of stale development.

The OS itself is incredibly fluid and easy to use for someone that has even a tad bit of Android knowledge. For those that haven’t experienced Android, this shouldn’t take all that long to get to know, but we’ll be doing our best to help them with some tutorials over the next few weeks. There are some quirks and features that you may not know about unless someone actually showed them to you.

Again, more to come on the ICS front.

Bootloader

To get back to that bootloader remark I made up top, I just wanted to show you this picture that I took within 5 minutes of having the phone.

Hook your phone up to your computer with USB debugging on. Open up an adb command prompt. Type in “adb reboot bootloader.” Then “fastboot oem unlock” and your phone is unlocked. Well, after you say yes to the screen that you are seeing above. That’s it. And from here forward, I can do just about anything I ever dreamed of doing to the software of this phone. So if you are planning to root, hack, ROM, etc. your Nexus, I recommend that you do this step before really diving in as this will wipe your phone completely.

More on the way…

  • Rw-1

    Have you experienced the volume bug at all?

    Damn, I am going to love that phone.

  • Paul

    kellex — you had said you were worried that the phone would be too big to handle, and that your incredible was the perfect size.  any comments on this?

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • TheTruth

    Hey Kellex how much is Samsung giving you to push this device to people via social marketing. I hope its a lot because people are becoming turned off by your very apparent non objective writing.

    • Justin Ellis

      Trolls gonna troll

      • dkbetts

        AAaaand haters gonna hate.

      • Anonymous

        a little repetitive are you justin?

        • Justin Ellis

          No you just proved my point. 

    • Guest

      ….

    • Bpres

      Here is TheTruth, your a turd!

  • rocketdaddy

    Very timely Kellex. You may have saved me from purchasing a different phone that would have been great but not unlocked, sweet, and awesome. I’ve been out looking at Rezound and Razr. They are both phones a guy would be crazy to hate. It’s just that locked bootlader thing. I’ve had too much fun with the OG to give that kind of man-to-phone intimacy up! I know, I need help. I admit it. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Would you recommend unlocking the bootloader even if you have no current plans of rooting/hacking/etc?

    • Justin Ellis

      Nope. 

    • Rw-1

      Sure!

      Because then you have the ability later on to change your mind.

      You can unlock it and do nothing, wont change anything on the phone, but is does do a reset, so do it right when you get it, then either do nothing and enjoy, or root and hack and enjoy.

      The thing is, it belongs to YOU, and it’s YOUR choice, not one forced on you like moto does to its “valued customers” ….

  • Trooper

    Looks sexy man. Thought about getting one, but too steep of a price.  Especially around the holidays.

  • Anonymous

    I can hardly wait to see the screen quality. If the led is as good as the resolution, I’m gonna be ridiculously happy. I hope it’s not as dingy and dim as the tunda bow or others. If it can come close to iPhone 4s quality I’ll be using this thing for at least 3 months.

  • http://twitter.com/PatriciaErin Patty

    I’m still having a hard time deciding what to do! I have to make a decision by 9PM tonight. Keep the RAZR or deal with a crappy flip phone for HOPEFULLY two weeks until the GNex comes out. The thought of not having Android power for two weeks makes me want to vomit. Hahaha

    • Justin Ellis

      Hold out for the Nexus. It’ll be worth it. 

      • http://twitter.com/PatriciaErin Patty

        I think it will be too but if it’s not out by Dec. 8th it’s going to REALLY suck dealing with that flip phone.

        • Justin Ellis

          Agree wholeheartedly. 

          • http://twitter.com/PatriciaErin Patty

            I have myself to thank for this dilema. I should have just waited instead of jumping the gun on upgrading. If I had waited FOUR MORE DAYS I would have had until Jan 15th to decide.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You should just talk to a rep and see if he could hook you up…I bet he will

          • http://twitter.com/PatriciaErin Patty

            I’m going to try, that’s for sure. Two weeks without a smartphone after using one for the past 6 years will be awful. Hahaha

          • Rw-1

            You’ll be fine, think of all us OG users awaiting past the crap released so far …  :)

          • http://twitter.com/PatriciaErin Patty

            I’m using an enV2 in the meantime and it’s like I’m being punished, hahaha

  • Jbona3

    I’ve got a chubby after reading that…can’t wait.  

    Also, LivingSocial has a deal today, $25 for $50 at Verizon for any device or accessory.  https://share.livingsocial.com/deals/178420?ref=conf-jp&rpi=37349952

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that boot loader unlock looks really user friendly. For a second I thought it was done from within Ice Cream Sandwich instead of fastboot. Google has really fine tuned Android.

  • Ry D

    I’m an Android user since the Nexus one but I’m not really sure what the benefit is of unlocking the bootloader. Especially on a pure Google device. Can anyone explain the main reason for doing this, aside for easier access to loading custom ROMs? Thanks!! 

    • Anonymous

      On an HTC Device, (and presumably other devices as well), it’s needed to write to /system, change the filesystem, etc.

    • Justin Ellis

      The main reason is the ability to load custom software, kernals etc. 

    • Anonymous

      Loading custom kernels, that’s pretty much it.  You can do everything else on any other device once it gets rooted.

    • Rw-1

      Custom kernels not only in some cases extend battery life (using a lower voltage, but balance that with overclocking your processor; speeding up the phone itself – something commonly used on moto phones struggling with BLUR ….)

      True enough as J said, other thing only require root.

      But, as I indicated below, do it, because when you change your mind you may not want to do a phone reset, and it will do one when you unlock it. You CAN unlock it and just use it … choice is the main thing.

      • Anonymous

        Dude, just stop with the slow blur bs, the Bionic and Razr are as fast as the GS2.

        • MadScientist

          Heh…  It’s still bloated.  Main reason Blur’s not sluggish like it used to be is that they threw an OMAP4 at it all.

          • Anonymous

            It’s on Verizon, it’s going to have bloatware; not even the Nexus escapes unscathed. Really doesn’t matter as I’ve removed it all anyways as anyone can easily do with root.

          • Guest

            you still PMS-ing dude??  don’t worry everything will be okay after tonights butt sex!

          • Anonymous

            Come out of the closet already.

          • Guest

            tampax are on sale at wal-mart dude.  might want to go pick up a couple boxes. fagg boy.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, keep liking your own posts loser.

          • Guest

            sorry fagg boy other people like it because you are a little cry baby bitch troll and they can’t stand your dumbass troll post.  nice try tho cum slurper.  now run along and suck some more cock faggo!

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    All this living social shit can you just ban them already

  • http://twitter.com/jwu1980 ZT

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    • Granted

      I’m giving away my semen if you want to eat it you dirty ass spammer. But I guess since kleenex actually spammed his own website with this garbage, everyone thinks is okay now. Nice way to set a retarded example.

  • Anonymous

    wow, you guys think that thing looks better than the RAZR? Hate to see your taste in women, lol, that is if u like women!

    • galaxynexusprime

      Obvious troll is obvious. 

      • Anonymous

        Nope, just responding to all of those who negatively commented on the RAZR looks while creaming over this ugly thing. btw, is flash working yet? How about that volume thing? and tell me how long it takes you to install your micro sd card!

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          The razor is too wide…..its just too big simple…..

          • Anonymous

            Do you realize how stupid that sounds. Have you actually held one? The difference between it and the nexus is so minute you cannot even feel it. 68.9 mm vs 67.94 mm. Can you honestly tell me that you can feel a 1.04 mm difference and that is a deciding factor????

          • Tcallaha

            its not minute when you factor in the screen sizes.the razors bez was a flop.

          • Anonymous

            Brian didnt mention the screen size. he was regurgitating something he read about it being too wide. If you want to talk screen size, u have a point. if you want to talk width like Brian, you lose.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Lose what? Stop being a Motorola fanboy although I would be trolling too if I bought a rzor…..width is screen size +bezelnot how thin it is the surface rea of the phone is too big to fit comfortable in any hands

          • Anonymous

            Brian, Brian, Brian, if the razr doesnt fit in your hand the fatter and same width GN wont either. you’ve been blinded by a phone you’ve never seen or touched. the gn is just a dream right now. lets see what its like when it arrives. it WILL be wide, it WILL be fatter than the RAZR and it WILL be longer than the RAZR, so what will your feminine little hands do with it?

          • Justin Ellis

            Have you held the Galaxy Nexus? A lot of reputable, objective tech people have held both and most say the Razr feels way too big due to the sharp edges and width. Also the aforementioned bezel is a fugly as it gets.  

          • Anonymous

            you cant call the author of this story objective since he spent his own money on this phone which he’s been creaming over for months. there’s nothing wrong with that, but nothing objective either.

          • Justin Ellis

            Where at in my comment about reputable, objective tech people did i mention Kellen? Thats right I didnt. He’s yet to offer an opinion on the differences of the Razr and Galaxy Nexus. The editors at The Verge and Engadget are widely respected and are not fanboys. And most feel that the Razr is uncomfortably wide, while the Nexus feels great. 

          • Anonymous

            1.04 mm difference. you are blinded by your lust for the nexus

          • Anonymous

            ROFL!  The Verge and Engadget aren’t biased?  Did I read that right?

          • Justin Ellis

            Yea you read it right. In which way are they biased? Apple fanboys? Android fanboys? 

          • Anonymous

            If you have to ask then you must be new to those sites. To be fair, Engadget has improved greatly in the last year but that’s because nearly the entire staff went to the Verge.

          • Anonymous

            give up j_mcClane. Justin probably thinks the old fart Walt on All Things d is unbiased too. The verge is a joke, but they love the GN so to Justin they MUST be unbiased

          • Anonymous

            Fanboy bias at its best.

          • Justin Ellis

            LOL

          • Justin Ellis

            You still havent pointed out how they’re biased. Still waiting on that. 

          • Anonymous

            Engadget’s bias is well known; major fans of all things Apple, that is until the staff went to the Verge but you should know that well enough if you have indeed visited them for the last two years.

          • Justin Ellis

            So The Verge is in love with all things Apple???? Lets run through this, Josh: Galaxy Nexus. Nilay: Uses both an iPhone and currently a RAZR. Paul: ok, he’s an all Apple guy. Except hes going to buy a Galaxy Nexus. Chris Zeigler: Galaxy Nexus. Vlad: in love with the Nokia N9. Joanna: Droid 2. Dieter: Nexus S. Ive listed the most influential people from the site. You obviously dont know what you’re talking about. 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I obviously dreamt up all the classless Apple praising they’ve done in the past just because some of them happen to have a Galaxy Nexus now. Btw, if you haven’t noticed a lot of people were disappointed in the rehashed 4s, if Apple had released the 5 with all the rumors I guarantee nearly all of them would have it.

          • Guest

            ….

          • Justin Ellis

            Well said!!!

          • Guest

            he’s a loser man.  he’s a moto nut hugger and likes to slurp there cum up.  and if you don’t like moto he wants to get is a pissing match with you.  you’re not entitled to your own opinion according to him. fuckk the son of a bitch is what i say.  i’ll just keep lighting him up every chance i get. i love getting under his skin.  i have him all worked up right now.  i LOVE IT!!!

          • Justin Ellis

            All this is subjective. They tend to favor Android more than iOS anyways. Reviews are always going to depend on personal opinion. You just get your little feelings hurt when they dont suck off Motorola as much as you do. 

          • Anonymous

            You’re a dipshit and a douchebag like this little bitch hiding behind a guest account.  F*ck off you airheaded buffoon.

          • Justin Ellis

            Cool story bro.

          • Guest

            he must have had a rough night. bet his ass is still sore from all that pounding he got last night.  he’ll be out here in a while when the swelling goes down.  spewing his moto bullshitt all over DL.  he’s a major fuckking loser!!  all you have to do is read his post and they shows you!

          • Anonymous

            hur durr ima like mines own comets cause theys specal, momma sad im so smrt just wsh daddy didt absuse me

          • Anonymous

            Don’t worry, natural selection will put an end to your miserable little life one day.

          • Justin Ellis

            Ive been reading Engadget / The Verge for two years now. Im not new by any means. Now how again are they biased? And against whom? 

          • Justin Ellis

            I know they are pretty critical of Motorola’s screens and they hate Blur.  You cant handle criticism of Motorola? Maybe Moto should listen to them. 

          • Anonymous

            How about this unbiased cut from the laptop magazine review:

            The
            Galaxy Nexus has an all-plastic gray body with a subtle swooping curve.
            The design felt solid for the most part, but the textured back cover
            felt flimsy when we took it off. In addition, snapping it back into
            place was a bit of a challenge. The Droid RAZR’s Kevlar-infused design
            feels more durable. The Galaxy Nexus just doesn’t scream flagship as
            much as we’d like because it doesn’t use premium materials.

          • Anonymous

            sounds a little ont eh CHEAP side to me Justin

          • Justin Ellis

            Well youve finally pointed out the only legitimate thing the Razr has over the Nexus. Manufacturing materials. Nobody will argue that Samsung uses cheap plastic. 

          • Anonymous

            whats this Justin, more from laptop magazine tests: Looks like your “sexy” GN is a little behind the RAZR in performance:

            The
            Galaxy Nexus delivered excellent, but not best-in-class, benchmark
            results. For example, the device notched a CPU score of 3680 in the
            Benchmark app. That’s better than the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint
            (3,164) and the HTC Rezound (3,120) but slightly behind the Motorola
            Droid RAZR (3,802).

          • Thelegendofdavid

            You know that benchmark isn’t qualified to actually give a proper score to the nexus right!? The app isn’t optimized to detect it properly. So please stop with your rant

          • Justin Ellis

            So you’re using benchmark scores to measure actual performance? You’re really grasping at straws dude. Benchmarks mean NOTHING. 

          • Anonymous

            and it looks like everyone kicked the Nexus ass in quadrant. How do u explain that Justin:

            We
            then ran Quadrant, which measures CPU, I/O, and 3D graphics
            performance. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Nexus scored 1,963, compared to
            2,452 for the Droid RAZR and an even higher 3,217 for the SII.

          • Anonymous

            remember it IS a phone, but it looks like u wont be able to hear, lol:

            The
            Galaxy Nexus delivered clear call quality on both ends of the line over
            T-Mobile’s network. However, the volume through the earpiece wasn’t
            loud enough at the max setting, making it somewhat difficult to hear the
            other caller when we tried to have a conversation in a noisy bus
            terminal.

          • Justin Ellis

            Motorola radios blah blah blah blah they’re so great blah blah blah blah i have the super duper best call quality blah blah blah

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Yea I have asshole……its wider than any phone by a lot….you can make phones 2 ways tall or wide…..most companies go tall because increased wideness makes it less than desirable to hold in the hand….with razor Motorola had to make it even wider due to its selling point of being thin….the way they made it thin is by widening it….I put it up to the rezound same screen size but the rzor was signifactly wider….now let me ask you this have you actually held one? Stop being a fanboy no phone is perfect and the rzor is not by far

          • Anonymous

            1.04 mm is alot in your mind?

          • Anonymous

            It’s not just wide, it’s too thin so it doesn’t rest in the hand well, you’re forced to holding the edges which are wide and square.  

            The Razr has the oddest angular look.  

            The Nexus is clean, sexy and curved.  I guess the real question is, what is your taste in women if ours is clean sexy and curvy? 

          • Anonymous

            Just like the occupy protestors you have nothing to say that makes any sense. It’s the same width as the nexus basically. 1.04 mm difference. Thge sexy part I dont understand since I dont get a boner over a phone like some here

          • Anonymous

            Yet you’re the one who brought up our taste in women in a thread about phones?

          • Anonymous

            I cant help it. one guy says the gn gives him a chubby. several others say its sexy. I’ve never seen so many guys acting stupid over a phone they’ve never actually seen.

          • Granted

            Haha! Kudos for bagging on those relativist hippies.

          • Anonymous

            The Razr is slightly wider than the GN and the GN is slightly taller and thicker than the Razr.  Not seeing the big deal.

          • Justin Ellis

            For me, the big deal is the bezel. Its WAY too big in my opinion. 

          • KevinC

            no

        • Stating El Obvious

          This is the problem with the android community…not all are there annoying android fanboys, there are also device fanboys…geez get a life.

          • Guest

            AMEN!!! brother!

        • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

          you sound like an iphone fanboy talking about Android not having netflix. the same thing happened whe Froyo came out. Adobe hadn’t updated flash yet to work with the OS. Flash has nothing to do with ICS, just needs to be updated. Don’t know why you’re bringing up the micro sd

    • Justin Ellis

      Dude, just take one look at the bezel on the Razr. What is it like a half inch? The Razr is FUGLY IMO. 

      • Anonymous

        Just like women, some like em fat. funny, i dont even notice the bezel when I’m enjoying flash on my RAZR.

        • Baked14

          How do you enjoy flash?

          • Anonymous

            you’ll find out once the nexus gets it

        • Justin Ellis

          Way to celebrate a laggy, resource hogging, and now dead platform. 

          • Anonymous

            you forgot to mention available. your nexus is still a wet dream for u

    • Anonymous

      LOL you think the RAZR looks nice? I think it looks like shit, it’s only appeal is it’s thin profile.

      But, everyone has their personal preference.

      • Anonymous

        well said, at least u didnt whine about how wide the RAZR is

    • Guest

      different stokes for different folks!

  • Kianjudah

    Love it! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    • Justin Ellis

      TWSS

  • babadush

    Kellex I think you meant to say decide instead of beside?

    Nevermind I read it wrong. Congratulations on the acquisition.

  • http://twitter.com/Daisyville Gina

    I feel like Uma Therman in Pulp Fiction…when she’s unconcious on the floor and (whoever) pounds an adrenalive shot in her chest and she heaves back to life…

    • babadush

      Haha I like you

  • einstein2001

    amazing

    • Anonymous

      Hey

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    Thats one sexy phone right there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ilan.alpert Ilan Alpert

    $50 for $25 to Verizon Wireless! Expires 12/31… $25 off nexus prime :D
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  • K6tcher

    Ugh! Sick of GSM reviews.
    They are a dime a dozen on the interwebs.

    Let me know when you have a review of the VzW version.
    Until then, nothing new to see here.

    • galaxynexusprime

      Yeah, and I really need to see a side by side comparison of the size. Really hoping the Verizon variant isn’t too much fatter. 

  • Xhaxol

    i dont know why exactly but the picture with the bootloader unlocking makes me smile. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s the user friendliness, it made me smile too.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I don’t like reviews because they tend to be very nitpicky

  • nexus on the brain

    Thanks for rubbing it in….

  • hatethanet

    Speed test and battery life tests, please? I wanna see what this HSPA+ version is capable of. I almost want to buy this version and get a pre-paid plan with T-mobile just to give Verizon the middle finger, haha.

    • Anonymous

      From what Ive seen the HSPA+ version has pretty decent battery life. But we all know once it gets that LTE radio it wont be as good. 

      Speed tests….well people dont wanna listen to benchmarks when their device doesnt win so Ill spare you the details…….

      …..NAH Ill go ahead and say it, it gets beat by even the RAZR (wasn’t ICS supposed to be “optimized” for dual core and GB isnt? Even though everyone who’s said that have no idea what they’re talking about) in every single test Ive seen(even the “time it takes to load Angry Birds” test) except SunSpider. Im sure once the benchmarks are updated itll change though.

  • http://twitter.com/LucasJohnson14 Lucas Johnson

    AWESOME!! I was wondering when this was going to come in so we could get your thoughts on it.. the verge, endagadget, and slashgear all have reviews, but i don’t necessarily trust them. And i won’t even mention cnet. oh wait… it seems i did mention them. but i won’t say anything else.

    Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t Wait man Christmas is coming early lol

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Verizon be getting crazy in here not releasing this hot product

  • Dominick DeVito

    Hello, and Welcome to the Galaxy Nexus rehab center.

    Hello, my name is Dominick and I am a G-Nex addict

    • Anonymous

      Hi Dominick

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        My cure for the GNEX is simple, get a GNEX

    • Alexa

      Hey Dominick do you know me?

  • Vaporware

    Not cheap feeling? First reviewer that has said its NOT cheap feeling.  Its the same exact build quality as any other Galaxy S device with the almost the same exact back plate so how can the Galaxy S II be cheap feeling and the Nexus not? Come man be a little more objective.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Well – I think it’s the first Samsung device with a metal chassis underneath so perhaps that could very well be accurate

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I’ve used a Galaxy S2 for months now and it feels semi-cheap. This phone feels better to me. Just an initial opinion/impression. Nothing to get angry about. :P

      • SniperDroid

        It doesn’t matter if the phone feels cheap. How cheap will “I” feel when using it?

      • Anonymous

        Kellex for future reference, what international supplier did you buy from ?

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Clove UK. Even with 1-3 shipping it was $700, which is cheaper than what Expansys USA is selling it for. 

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for the info

          • Anonymous

            Really? I looked at the prices for shipping it to the states and it stated it would come out to 593 USD with the default shipping provider (which I believe was DHL), was it the 1-3 day shipping that drove up the price? Or was there just more fees that remain unseen until checkout?

          • Anonymous

            Is that price in GBP or USD?

          • Anonymous

            Was that directed towards me or Kellex? Because I wrote USD right next to my numbers.

          • bigrob60

            I got $696. Did you scroll all the way down a click the $ symbol? A popup appears w/ the estimated price w/ currency exchange

          • Anonymous

            Didn’t notice that button; I used Google’s currency converter and got 588 this time (don’t know how I got 593), but I get 696 with Clove’s conversion. Still cheaper than expansys; and Clove takes coupons too so we could drop even more money off.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Best phone of the year.

    • Guest

      wait till the moto troll angelFAGIT77 gets over hear and read this!  then he will be spewing his moto nut hugging bullzhit about how good the razor & bionic are.

      • Baked14

        Just shut the hell up. You sound like an apple fanboy. They are all good phones.

        • Dominick DeVito

          that wasn’t what was said – it was directed at a troll. 

          • Guest

            THNAK YOU!!! Dominick.

        • Txbeaner

          +++1..all this hypes getting old. I’m sure it’ll be a great phone

        • Guest

          slow down there bud.  i’m a droid fan.  tired of angelFAGIT77 thinking the only phone to buy is a moto.  there are other good phones out there.  so take a chill pill!!

          • Blootzm3

            your right … Motorola is a good bug filled phone. especially if after owning a couple of them and all of them worse than the one before I would never waste my money on Motorola again. And I’m forgiving especially “again” if I bought the new Motorola after Motorola thinking the faster processor will fix all the bugs. wrong.

          • Blootzm3

            Angeles works for Motorola that’s the only way someone would be misleading about their phones. He won’t admit that Motorola has buggy phones. and I’ve had 3 all suck.

          • Guest

            he’s a faggitt.  he takes it in the azz from other moto homo nut huggers like mc_clane.  they can’t help it.  they love the taste of cum.

      • http://twitter.com/eatfat_getfit Eat Fat, Get Fit.

        relax, primo.  go listen to some gambino.

    • Anonymous

      Naah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Roberts/100000502426847 Jason Roberts

    I’m foaming at the mouth. I CANNOT wait till this thing drops on Verizon. The fact that it’s easily rooted out of the box sweetens the deal.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Seems like the “advanced” geek Verizon customer base is finally going to get something they’ve longed for since the OG. Cheers!

  • Hedney3

    I want this so bad. I literally dont know how im supposed to wait any longer, but i will. 

    • Dominick DeVito

      lol – maybe because we don’t have any other choice?   :p

      • Hedney3

        Well thats a given, but more because after wasting so much of my life worrying about this thing it would be a waste if i didnt :p

        • Jeralmac

          I was sick of waiting so when I heard that Verizon was extending the return period to Jan 15th, I dropped my beloved (but crippled) OG Droid for the Rezound. I have 100% intention of getting the Nexus but at least for now, I can use a usable phone and I have to say, the screen on the Rezound is outstanding…..

          So go get yourself a loaner phone from Verizon!!

          • babadush

            I thought return period was 14 days?

          • Mroorda

            Normally yes. If you ask at the store there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll quote that # to you. However, the fact of the matter is, ANY phone bought between Nov 15 and Jan 15 can be brought back in at ANY TIME and exchanged for another phone of equal or lesser value. I’ve talked to several CSR’s about it, and while there is some confusion on their side about the where/when/why facts are facts and that’s what Verizon has decided to do. You may have to haggle a bit, or show them evidence of their own policy, but the 14 day return window does NOT apply again until Jan 15 ticks by.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m now jealous and no longer like you =)

    Just kidding, of course, I still like ya, but really am jealous.

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    AWESOME.

    Now just release it on the 29th, Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Awsome!  Can’t wait for the LTE version!

  • NEXUSSSSSS

    This phone is nothing but disappointment so far, thanks to Verizon. So many dates that claimed to be the release date have past and still no phone in my hand. I’ve had an upgrade since this phone was even thought of and patience is being lost. I’ll give this phone until the end of the year, if not then HELLO some other phone

    • Dominick DeVito

      has nothing to do with the phone itself, relax. The phone will be great

      • NEXUSSSSSS

        You wouldnt say that when your phone you Droid is hanging on for dear life. Should have replaced it months ago but my love for the OG Droid keep it running

        • Dominick DeVito

          Same here brother – I still love my OG. Thanks to Pete Alfonso it’s had a new lease on life for over a year now.

          • Rick

            Ditto… Og. Saved by project elite, cm7, and Pete. But the time has certainly come to move on.

    • Hedney3

      Verizon never made a release date so they technically arent behind. But as we know it should have been out today for a nice little 100 bucks off. 

      • Anonymous

        No that ad has a date of nov 29 not today. Kellex had a misleading title on that article…

        • Rick

          Well…the date doesn’t bother me much. What I like most about that “ad” is the $199 part…that would be a big relief.

      • CPhin

        i’ve seen this ridiculous statement too many times. the cat has been let out of the bag on this device. it’s not even close to being a rumored device. the g-nex was introduced to the world a month and a half ago with working models, and Verizon has already verified that it will be carrying the device exclusively. yet, mums the word on this device.

        i say technically that they are behind. its apparent that they are behind schedule on this device. why would Google and Samsung go ahead with the event if it weren’t ready for the US carrier? and are we supposed to believe that Verizon just received this phone for testing within the last month when they have exclusivity on this device and it was apparent that Google and Samsung were expecting it to be released expeditiously? i mean Google execs were doing interviews blatantly expressing that it was on Verizon to release the phone. 

        its just a debacle that Big Red passed on the GS2 and now this. you drive consumers away with this type of mismanagement. and it just blows my mind that with such extensive testing Verizon ends up releasing the phones with the most glitches while almost the same phone does great on another network. its stupid that arguably the best phone in the world at the time (GS ) doesn’t reach the so called best network in the States. even worse is that a phone model that is close to the GS2 make with an exclusively new OS is being stifled by them. 

        Funniest part is that the GNex will be running on another network before the one its supposed to be released on.

  • Wingshater21

    awesome!! any links on where people can get more into using ADB since coming from a DX never had to use it and i want knowledge!!

    • Lmrojas

      Same here. I bet there is youtube videos haha

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Google it

    • Anonymous

      Developer.android.com has everything you’ll need, and XDA has noob guides.

      • Wingshater21

        thanks

  • Lmrojas

    I bet the verizon version has a locked boot loader

    • Zx10intn

      All nexus bootloaders are locked, just not encrypted and easily unlockable out of the box.

      • Lmrojas

        But verizon hates us.

      • Lmrojas

        I Wouldn’t be surprised if the delay is because they want to lock the bootloader.

        • Anonymous

          Yes.  Further, I’m worried the Verizon version isn’t going to get updates on the same schedule as the GSM device.  i.e. Verizon will be the middle man as per the rest of their phones and the firmware won’t be the same for both devices (different radio and some architectural changes to accomodate it).  I know it’s a Nexus, but someone show me the contract that says all updates on this phone must come from Google…

  • Dominick DeVito

    This phone (and ICS) is a true game changer. It’s nice to see something out of the (Android) ordinary. 

  • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

    i came

    • Tone

      doesnt matter had sex

      • Some Random Dude

        doesnt matter getting nex

      • Brien Gerber

        still counts! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/spdivr1122 Stephen Wagner

    is the verizon one unlocked by default….?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Nexus phones always come locked, but it takes 2 commands to unlock them.

      • RichHowe

        Why would Verizon force all other phone makers to lock their phones but allow the Nexus to be unlocked?

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, can you also confirm that there’s no way to zoom out on the maps app other than the reverse pinch method (no =/- buttons)?

    • Justin Ellis

      Double tap to zoom in. 

      • Anonymous

        I want to know about zooming out.  Others have said you can only do it with pinching.

        • Justin Ellis

          My bad I didnt read that properly. 

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          I bet there is a + or – but you have to touch the screen in order to bring it up

          • Anonymous

            Hence my question. People have said there’s no buttons to be brought up.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Not being an ass or anything but why do you care so much about these buttons

          • Anonymous

            I use the maps app a lot while I’m travelling and driving.  Trying to zoom out with one hand by doing a reverse pinch while holding the phone in the same hand is pretty tough.

          • Anonymous

            Have you heard of a car mount, This way both of your hands are free to deal with controls of  the veh.. Not to mention it hazardous to your health to operate a mobile device in your hand(s) while driving?

          • http://twitter.com/lmayo56 Lucas Mayo

            Two finger tap?

          • Anonymous

            What’s wrong with pinching your fingers towards or away for each other for zooming in or out?

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Nice

  • Anonymous

    Was this from Samsung as a review unit or did you have to buy it yourself?

    • Anonymous

      In a previos post tim said he bought it

  • http://twitter.com/slole1 slole1

    Creaming my pants

    • Tone

      doesnt matter had sex

  • Anonymous

    me gusta.