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Video: Verizon Galaxy Nexus Shows Off Its Micro-SIM and Boot Animation

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And to top the night off, how about a look under the battery cover along with the boot animation of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon? You’ll be pleased to know that the boot animation is exactly the same as the one you have seen on the GSM version of the phone. There may be two Verizon apps pre-loaded on the phone, but the rest of it appears to be a completely stock experience. Enjoy.

Cheers ___!

  • Anonymous

    Why is Verizon messing this up so much? If it’s a bug they’re working out, fine. Let people know what’s going on. Even the people within Verizon seem to know nothing (at least those at my local corporate store don’t know anything). One guy I spoke to at a Verizon store said other than knowing “of” the phone he knows nothing else. He even said that he’s been instructed by his bosses to uses his salesman skills and try to sway anyone coming in asking about the Nexus into buying a RAZR or Rezound (he only told me this after trying to sell me a RAZR and he realized that it was pointless).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    Is it me or did some of the boot animations look sluggish at times (around the 1:30, 1:34, 1:38 mark)?   Since I have never seen the animation or know what it is supposed to do, it may be as designed.

    I am mostly concerned with an under powered GPU for and HD screen.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but if the Verizon 4G/LTE version hasn’t yet been released, how did this guy get his hands on one? Is this a test device?

  • http://profiles.google.com/kedmond Kazem Edmond

    Who is the guy who posted the video?  Why does he have the phone already? Just curious, thanks for positing!

  • Arthur Uscg

    Do you remember this post.
    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/26/verizon-to-sell-the-galaxy-nexus-as-a-phone-with-no-oem-customization/

    Installing applications is OEM customization. Do you think this is false advertisement?

    • http://twitter.com/BrianLipp Brian Lippman

      Verizon isnt an OEM, they are a carrier. if Samsung put their apps/launcher on it, its OEM customization. This is….carrier customization?

      • Dominick DeVito

        I believe the term is Bloatware

  • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

    so… i never figured out if we have to buy different cases since the vzw version is slightly heavierset than the gsm counterpart…

  • ksat

    This is showing ANDROID 4.0.2, but, I’m confused….   wasn’t the .02 update supposed to give the phone a dedicated SEARCH button???  

    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/22/galaxy-nexus-receives-ui-patch-adds-dedicated-search-option-to-lower-menu-bar/

    • Zebra

      The article you linked is a mod, not an official update.

      • ksat

        Ahh….you are right!  I read it as an update instead of a tweak.  Thanks!

  • Zeekle

    Well we are a week away from the next release date rumor. Is there any specific dates later than the 9th that any “insiders” have been throwing around?

    My local store guy for what its worth seems to think its still the 9th.

    Verizon is certainly pushing against any chance for Christmas sales of this device. Only people that read sites like this are going to know anything about it before Santa shows up. Of course that might be the plan.

  • Don’t Count Your Chickens…

    I think it is both hilarious  and hypocritical that those complaining about the VZW branding and pre-installed apps are the type of people that use NOWHERE near a “stock Android OS.” Unless you run your device with ZERO apps from the market your device isn’t stock Android. If you change your kernel or boot animation you’re not on stock Android. Get over it and stop being hypocrites. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55001449 Sean Lee

      When they say “stock” i’m pretty sure they refer to “nothing extra” that they didn’t add themselves.  Yes, i want a STOCK phone that i can then customize the way I see fit.  As long as i can disable those couple VZW apps i’ll be fine.  If not, i’ll be a little miffed.  Also, if the GSM back fits on I will probably buy it.  I want it to say “with Google” and not stupid Verizon. 

      • Don’t Count Your Chickens…

        I fully understand what stock is Sean. I was just letting people know how ridiculous they sound when they complain about pre-loaded apps when they plan to heavily modify the phone into something that will probably less resemble a “stock android experience phone” than what they purchase in store. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55001449 Sean Lee

          But those pre-loaded apps take up room they don’t want to be taken up and, in some cases, don’t work correctly.  Example, that backup manager app still doesn’t work right for me on my TB.  It, for some reason, doesn’t recognize the password i setup ON THIS PHONE when i try to punch it in to sync.  I have it tell me the password and its the exact same one i typed in.  still, when i type it in again it doesn’t work.  I get 20 notifications a day that i have to open up then close because of that stupid verizon app i can’t do anything about.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55001449 Sean Lee

    Ok, I have a question that i would love an answer to if anyone has the slightest idea.  I bought a Thunderbolt day 1 and plan to buy the Nexus day one.  Problem is, I’m going to use my parent’s upgrade cause they said I could and it’s so much cheaper that way.  With that, I will get a micro-sim with it that works for their line.  What would I have to do to get a Micro-Sim for my line?  Since, if I’m not mistaken, the Sim in the TB is just a normal Sim?  Right?  So do I have to pay for a micro one?  Or, can i cut this one down like they could with the normal ATT sims back in the day?  any insight into this would be fantastic, thanks!!!

    • Helpful Guest

      I believe you can just have VZW put the SIM on your line. They don’t care if you use the phone on the line you got it on, as long as you keep paying the bill for the remainder of your contract.

  • Esontos44

    Ill bet its released on the 19 the.

  • tjmonkey15

    Do all these leaks mean the phone release is imminent?

    • Sdg7

      Not really, anything could happen at this point =/ The 8th still looks like the target rumor date, we’ll see how that holds up…

      • Tim Swann

        don’t forget…pre-orders were supposed to begin this past tuesday and there was no such action from VZ to allow us to.

  • Stewie

    I like the lock symbol under google, of course most of us will use that first.

    Moto you are a bunch of freaking large Jha eared liars. So VZ told you to lock it down? Not!

    No more moto antics for me, this is the one to get.

    • Anonymous

      The lock under Google just shows that the bootloader has not been unlocked yet…

  • http://twitter.com/mikeinrichmond mike

    First thing I want to change. That boot animation blows..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Mei/789119685 Bobby Mei

    I was hoping the boot time would be faster…my Droid X is about the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sebeny John Sebeny

    +1 for boot time

  • Cmrudy

    I dont care when it comes out, I just want VzW to announce when it will come out….let that part of the wait be over

  • Sporttster

    Is this that new fangled Sammy phone,the Galaxy Ghost? The one that’s been talked about but not seen? That never releases? Wow!…..impressed….. 8}

  • Escoallenpoe

    So the phone is Global…

    • Tim242

      I don’t think so. The SIM is for Lte.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisCorp ChristopherCorpening

    All this hyperbeasting is making me really want a new phone now. 

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

    Nice to see that the device is unlocked further confirming this will be unlockable on verizon.

    • http://twitter.com/packruler The packruler

      Did you really question that a nexus phone would have an unlockable bootloader?

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

        Many did believe verizon would mess it up, and verizon never said it would be unlockable. I personally did not but wanted to point out that this phone in the video was already unlocked which basically proves this will be unlockable

    • Anonymous

      looked locked to me.

  • NotoriousNeo

    Simply cannot wait for this phone, but must. If it’s any consolation for me it’s that at any rate I’ll be manhandling one before most of you. =P

  • Dazzla08

    Ok so I called VZW today and begged them to give me a release date.  They said they didn’t know when the G-Nex will be released, but I was assured that it will be “before the end of the year”.  So thank you, VZW customer service rep for dashing my hopes and nearly making me cry because I STILL DON’T HAVE THIS PHONE!!

  • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

    Either that guy has ridiculously small hands, or that’s one big device O_o

  • NewsWorthy

    I love this phone and barring the impending release of another monster pure Google Experience phone in the near future, it is the phone I will most likely purchase.  However, all of the videos I have seen where the back panel or battery cover is being removed, it does appear somewhat flimsy and cumbersome.  I’m coming from Motorola phones with metal battery covers that only require a slide and lift to remove and are just as easy to put back on.  The same can’t be said for the GNex.  Something we’ll have to live with?  Just my $.02.  Not sure what it’s worth to you…

    • Anonymous

      My Bionic has a very plastic battery cover! lol

      • NewsWorthy

        Fair enough.  How about the function of the battery cover?  Is it fairly easy to remove and replace?

        • Anonymous

          my battery cover was insanely hard to remove at first but it got easier the more i took it off and put it back on

        • Anonymous

          it is attached very securely and If you have weak fingernail beds they will ache afterword. :D However the EXT battery cover is not as secure and is kind of squeaky, :/

  • Anonymous

    Am i the only one who noticed the tape on the top of the phone? what is that about?

    • Droid

      blocks device id so the tester can’t be identified

  • droid abuser

    jizz in my pants

  • Tyler

    May i haz 1 pleaz?

  • coryteague

    Ugh. Why’d they make it so thck for lte. Kinda makes me question purchasing

    • Anonymous

      You want thick? Go buy a Rezound.

    • tigal

      stop wearing tight jeans.

    • Tim242

      It is thinner than the iphone 4/4S. It is far from thick. It’s 8.94 mm.

      • Anonymous

        Actually the GSM version is 8.94mm, the LTE will be about .5mm thicker. Still not that thick as far as I’m concerned. 

  • Bfirebird101

    Am I the only one who noticed that the earpiece on the front of the phone looks gray and not black? Or was it just the video. And that black looks sexy as hell

    • Anonymous

      Yeah this looked very weird, hopefully not the final version. 

      • http://twitter.com/thtnick Nick

        Thats a piece of ducttape, pretty sure they won’t include that on the final version.its just there because tester devices have the device id silkscreened onto them, and the tester didnt want to be identified and punished for the leak.

    • Droid

      i think it was something covering the model id so the tester/specific device couldn’t be identified 

  • Umiwonder

    During the boot screen when it says Google, there is a lock at the bottom.  Does that mean the phone is locked or do we still not know the answer to that question?

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that lock symbol on the unlocked GSM versions too.  I’m not sure what it means..

    • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

      thats the option to unlock the bootloader.

  • EC8CH

    Kellex knows what bedtime stories droid-life wants to hear before being tucked into bed.

    • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

      Much better than all that “once upon a time’ crap. ;)

    • Anonymous

      EC8CH, will you read me a Droid Life bed time stowry pweasseee :P lol

      • Anonymous

        I will read you a famous Zimbabwe fairytale titled Clean Water

        • Anonymous

          @RumbaCembe, LMAO Are you trying to give me a hint?? lol :)

          • Anonymous

            You are a fat midget period.

          • Anonymous

            This is 1bad69z28 aka guest

          • Guest

            …..

      • Anonymous

        i want a chimichanga sandwich mojado. Hurry up and make it i will tip you good. Now go under guest to troll lol lol lol. You are a sissy.

      • Anonymous

        This is 1bad69z28 aka guest

        • Guest

          ……

    • Anonymous

      …and when he woke up in the morning, the little nerd was surprised to find a very special package at his doorstep *eyes close with a smile*

    • Anonymous

      owwww this dude still crying. Get over it, the nexus will be here march.

      • Guest

        …..

  • Paul

    Does this have SVDO like the Thunderbolt? I use it often.

    • James

      It does not. Only the Thunderbolt and Rezound support SVDO.

      • pete

        I dont knw bud but i tried it on my bionic and it worked, only on lte though not on 3g.

        • Anonymous

          all lte phones can do it over lte but only htc can do it over both lte and 3g(so far)

          • Anonymous

            This fool still without a device lol lol lol

          • Anonymous

            aw look the little moto troll got a chub in a nexus article. Nice try dumbass

          • Anonymous

            Are you eating a mandingo now lol?

          • Guest

            ….

          • Guest

            ….

      • Elliot323

        The Bionic does, all 4G LTE phones do

    • Tyler

      Simply speaking, the Rezound and Thunderbolt have two radios both capable of 3G (EVDO). 1 is capable of 1X and 3G, and the other is capable of LTE and 3G. When not in an LTE area, the LTE radio downshifts to 3G, and the other radio is used for calls on 1X. Since there are two radios, each with 3G capabilities, the 1X on the main radio can hold a call while the 3G on the LTE radio can send and receive data. But, most phones do not have two chips capable of 3G, hence the reason simultaneous voice and data only works when in an LTE area. It’s sad, but that setup in the Thunderbolt and Rezound wreak even more havoc on the battery life.

      • http://twitter.com/CamDroid CamDroid

        you must not have caught his sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    Bootup.. wow that was fast! …………..(that’s what she said)

    • Christephor

      hey she only said that once…

  • Anonymous

    Loving no vz logo on the front of the phone, thanks for posting the video, nice way to end the night. Hoping this indicates we are close to a launch date.

  • miscreant

    I just came. Twice.

  • Joel

    Nice to still see that unlock icon at bootup

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

      Most definitely. Although this is likely a test device and those almost always come unlocked. I still can’t imagine Google would let Verizon lock down the retail version though. That goes against everything Nexus.

      • babadush

        So does bloat but they managed to put 2 crap apps in there too.

        • Anonymous

          You’re complaining over 2 apps that are actually kinda useful.  

          • babadush

            Not useful at all. Data usage is in ics and google backs up everything in the Cloud

          • Tyson Crosby

            I use the my VZW app to send in payments from my phone.  Get the text the bill is due, send it out.  Also, what’s wrong with backing things up in multiple places.  Something happens to the contacts on google’s end….NBD got em on Verizon’s end.

          • babadush

            Sure I completely understand your reasons. Although they are downloadable. I have a feeling of they come preloaded they won’t be uninstallable

          • Josh Nichols

            My best guess would be if it’s a stock Nexus, it won’t have the “Verizon” tab in the market for Verizon apps.. so I guess are the apps downloadable by someone that isn’t on Verizon? As in without that Verizon tab, do the apps even show up in the market? That could be why they’re included.

          • babadush

            If you aren’t on Verizon then why do you need the apps? I’m confused by your comment. Maybe I’m reading it wrong.

          • Josh Nichols

            Sorry, I was trying to ask if the apps were available to the general market. I was just really tired and I’m not sure how I pulled that paragraph above out of my ass when all I wanted to get at was if the apps were available to everyone else haha.

          • Anonymous

            My Verizon is available in the general Market.  As are a bazillion versions of VZ Navigator.  No need for the “Verizon” tab in the Market to access them and no need to have them baked into the ROM.

          • Josh Nichols

            That’s what I was getting at. I was thinking maybe if they weren’t in the general market if that was the reason why they would be tossed onto the phone.

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

            They will be sorta, ICS brought feature to disable any app no longer letting it run and removing it from everywhere but the settings app list.

          • Anonymous

            Somebody in the other post mnetioned that if you are coming from a non Android phone, backup can very useful, if not for only one use. I too, was a hater, but ok, I guess. I remember my first Droid, took me a while to get all my numbers back in the book.

          • Christephor

            just hide them and stop worrying about it 

          • babadush

            ahhh yes complacency the American way. Don’t fight for what is wrong just accept it. Sure why not.

          • Christephor

            seems like your the only one complaining have fun fighting the man yourself loser you are on verizon so they can do what ever it is they want if you dont like it get off the network yes its a google phone but they all have had some type of bloat on them and just cuz you dont use these apps doesnt mean the guy done the street doesnt 

          • babadush

            I’m a loser because I want what is supposed to happen from day one? Ok that makes perfect sense. If you buy a car that is supposed to have anti-lock brakes and they sneak in normal brakes you wouldn’t be a little upset? Verizon has a good network and 4g that is reliable. That is pretty much all they have going for them. If someone else had that then sure I’d move on over to another carrier but nobody else does. Until then yeah I’ll bitch about it. 

          • Tim242

            That’s ALL they have going for them? What more do you need from your wireless carrier????? STFU!

          • babadush

            Hahaha how old are you 14?

          • Tim242

            How old are you? 5? You say the fastest, most reliable network isn’t enough.

          • babadush

            It’s hilarious to me people on here bitch about bloat and all the stuff Verizon does. I complain about a phone that is supposed to have 0 bloat and I get bombarded with criticism  

          • Tim242

            2 apps is not what I call bloat. Google has some crapware also. Why must I have latitude, to use maps? ICS allows you to disable apps. The phone is unlockable. There is no reason to bitch about two apps. It just rubs people the wrong way.

          • babadush

            Anything from Verizon is bloat. Anyone’s opinion of anything will rub anyone the wrong way. That’s why they are opinions. If mine affect you so much that you have to tell me the stfu then you have more issues than I do. Sure ICS can disable apps but let me ask you this. If you had the option of buying a Nexus with 0 Verizon apps vs 2 Verizon apps which one would you choose? If you say the 2 apps option you are a damned liar.

          • Tim242

            Actually, I use the MyVerizon app to view and pay my bill. I hate the backup asst. I am not going to get bent out of shape because I have one app to disable or remove one app. Do you know how much shit I had to get rid of on this Thunderbolt? We won’t even discuss sense.

          • babadush

            No I agree with you about this. If people use them then let people download them. They are useful for some people and not for others but why preload them when people may not want them. That’s like some people might use Lets Golf but some may not. Same concept different apps.

            It’s the same concept as Kellen has mentioned about letting Sense, Touchwiz and Blur being able to toggle on and off. Some people want it some don’t.

          • Tim242

            The same could be said about Google Maps. Why must they bloat it up with Places and Latitude? What if I just want Maps? Why force 3 apps in one on me? Some things, you just have to live with.

          • babadush

            You’re completely right about that. We shouldn’t have to “just live with it” if our forefathers had that attitude we’d all have an English accent.

          • Tim242

            Dude, we’re talking about 2 apps that can be frozen, or deleted. It is not that serious! At least it’s senseless, blurless, touchwizless, and pure ICS goodness! Get happy. Get excited! Don’t let two apps get in your way!

          • babadush

            I think you are mistaken by what I’m saying. I am excited about it. I’m going to buy it. It’s disappointing Verizon has to have it’s hand in it. 

          • Tim242

            It is their phone, on their network. This is their GSII. It’s unlockable, stock, and only two added apps. Need I say more?

          • http://twitter.com/Drweird13 Brian

            Crazy thread.

          • Anonymous

            Ok…. what does that even mean?  Many of our forefathers had British accents… they were after all from England.  lol   Just sayin.  :-)  I get your point… it was just a bit of a misfire.  

          • CPhin

            because its a google phone that is supposed to offer a pure Google experience. Places and Latitude are not considered bloatware because they are Google apps that are a part of that Google experience. if its not Google, its outside the “pure Google” experience for android. i thought ppl knew this. that what the Nexus is supposed to be.

          • Tim242

            They’re still apps that some people would rather not be forced on them.

          • david valdez

            No point in arguing with fanboys man, i get your point. Nexus one, nexus s didn’t have any bloatware and just cus this one is on Verizon it can have two,bull. 

          • babadush

            Exactly. Neither did the Nexus 4g. I guess they don’t see the pattern stops with Verizon.

          • rmx

            no, it is like buying a car with antilock brakes and getting antilock brakes, then finding out there is a tennis racket in the trunk. if you don’t play tennis, throw it in your garage and move on with your life. if you love tennis, then this is perfect for you. if you have never played tennis, you can now give it a shot without any further investment.

            oh, and you still have you antilock brakes.

          • Tim242

            Seriously? Two apps have you this tightly wound? You have issues.

          • babadush

            I’m not tightly wound haha. If you think that you don’t know me well. I just find it a little unnerving how many people are accepting the fact that Verizon always has to fiddle with stuff instead of just leaving it how it should be. That’s it. The other people are attacking me because I have a problem with it. lol

          • Anonymous

            In the end I would say people are giving you (and others) a hard time because of your opinion of the “Nexus” name tag.  Its just a name… that’s it.  The Motorola Droid went through the same “name game”.  When other phones came out and they had the “Droid” name in them there was all kinds of scoffing at the use of the “Droid” name.  Verizon is adding a nice phone to their lineup and it happens to be a Nexus phone.  Ever buy a car in California?  Ever heard of “California emissions”?  US cars have all kinds of junk added to they can pass emissions tests for our country.  Same deal… Verizon could fill this phone with bloat, a skin, a new boot animation and still call it “Nexus” and it wouldn’t matter.  In fact…. as with other bloated phones… people would still line up to buy it.  I don’t care what they call the phone.  I still have an OG Droid because I haven’t seen a phone worth the cash required to replace it.  I would love to upgrade to this new “Nexus” phone… but I will have to see it in the store and really decide if it’s worth the $600 plus bucks I will have to pay for new phones for my wife and I.  I get your point… “Nexus” means “pure google”…. but Verizon means “they do what they want”.  Hell… look at how much they have screwed us in the last year.  :-)

          • Anonymous

            In the end I would say people are giving you (and others) a hard time because of your opinion of the “Nexus” name tag.  Its just a name… that’s it.  The Motorola Droid went through the same “name game”.  When other phones came out and they had the “Droid” name in them there was all kinds of scoffing at the use of the “Droid” name.  Verizon is adding a nice phone to their lineup and it happens to be a Nexus phone.  Ever buy a car in California?  Ever heard of “California emissions”?  US cars have all kinds of junk added to they can pass emissions tests for our country.  Same deal… Verizon could fill this phone with bloat, a skin, a new boot animation and still call it “Nexus” and it wouldn’t matter.  In fact…. as with other bloated phones… people would still line up to buy it.  I don’t care what they call the phone.  I still have an OG Droid because I haven’t seen a phone worth the cash required to replace it.  I would love to upgrade to this new “Nexus” phone… but I will have to see it in the store and really decide if it’s worth the $600 plus bucks I will have to pay for new phones for my wife and I.  I get your point… “Nexus” means “pure google”…. but Verizon means “they do what they want”.  Hell… look at how much they have screwed us in the last year.  :-)

          • Anonymous

            It’s not the end of the world bro, it could always be worse.

          • NotoriousNeo

            Pretty elitist of you to think EVERYONE has their contacts backed up in the cloud. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone uses Google and not EVERY Android phone automatically backs up contacts through Gmail. I don’t know how many countless Samsung, LG and yes, even Motorola’s I’ve upgraded that don’t always automatically transfer contacts when going from Android to Android. For better or worse, Backup Assistant is the only consistent cloud service I’ve seen work 9 out of 10 times…assuming you ran it of course.

          • babadush

            Elitist? If you’ve switched android to android and your contacts and apps don’t switch over you are doing something wrong. The whole concept behind the Nexus is to be pure Google. That means no Verizon apps, no T-mobile apps, No Att apps. All Google apps from the get go. I’m not sure how that is elitist of me to want what the other carriers have had from day one. The second it gets on Verizon we are confronted with Verizon apps that are easily downloadable from the market should be a slap in your face. Why would you want to support Verizon sneaking in 2 apps that were never supposed to be there in the first place?

          • NotoriousNeo

            You’re right, how dare Verizon want two of their most used apps on this device for their customers. Damn them for watching out for some of them…

            You’re still not getting it. I would understand your point if the apps on there were, say, something along the lines of Lets Golf 2 or something else unnecessary to be there from the get-go, about ruining that so-called “pure experience,” but the fact of the matter is that those two apps hardly do anything to diminish anything that a Nexus phone stands for any more than what a majority of people will start doing the minute they download a task killer or some of other nonsense app on this thing. But really, of all the things to complain about…

          • babadush

            It may seem trivial to you but take into considering both apps are easily downloadable from the market. If the user wants them they can download them. The concept you are getting is that while I do understand your point that it’s not that big of a deal; the part that you aren’t getting is the fact that all Verizon users who buy a Nexus may or may not want them on their phone. If they are uninstallable then I’ll retract every statement I made but they most likely won’t be so they’ll be sitting on all of our phones. At least if we had a choice to download them from the market if we wanted them we could also have the choice to uninstall them. The whole point of my argument is choice not forcefulness.

          • NotoriousNeo

            You make it seem as if by including them Verizon is making you use them, like they’re going to make you sign up for their services as part of the process of using the phone. If these apps were intent on doing that, or advertising something or trying to sell you something, I’d be agreeing with you wholeheartedly, but they’re not. They’re just there for convenience.

            But anyway, I guess if it is such an inconvenience to see two non-Google icons on there then geez, there’s going to be no end to this conversation. 

          • babadush

            It’s about choice. That’s all. 

          • http://twitter.com/packruler The packruler

            Quit whining about 2 apps. If you don’t like em uninstall em. If you can’t do that maybe the nexus isn’t the phone for you… It is after all a developer centered phone

        • Anonymous

          Would you like to transfer people’s contacts for them if this is their first android phone? A lot of Verizon stores have gotten rid of their cellbrites to transfer contacts and rely exclusively on Backup Assistant. And Backup Assistant on most of their devices runs as part of the initial setup to move said contacts. As for My Verizon I can agree, it is something that could be downloaded and lets hope uninstalled. Not worth the major complaints though.

      • Anonymous

        Is that just an unfinished model?  The ear piece looked like it was missing a piece of glass or something.

        • Anonymous

          Shut up

          • Anonymous

            really?

          • Guest

            he’s a cum slurping loser! he can’t help it.

      • Anonymous

        Then again, having NO GOOGLE branding also goes against everything Nexus, doesn’t it?

        And having carrier branding…And having pre-installed carrier apps.. 

      • VerizonIsBloatware

        And it has the Places app. A sure sign of bloatware.

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t places a Google app?

  • http://twitter.com/Stbbedindaface Stabbed In the Face

    fap fap fap fap…

  • uncontainable

    1st . . . very nice

  • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

    Is the micro sim for the 4G sim card like the Thunderbolt? If so, simultaneous data and voice? Sorry for the noobish question :D, but this will be my first phone with Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      From my understanding, simultaneous data and voice is possible on Verizon as long as you are connected to either 4G or Wifi.

      • Muffstic

        When I had my thunderbolt I could do it on 3G as well.

        • Anonymous

          that was a dif in the processors and antennas, not the sim

          • Tim242

            It has an SVDO chip, to operate on the eHrpd network.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I can do simultaneous data and voice over 3G on my Tbolt as well. Surprisingly it does come in handy.

    • Anonymous

      tbolt has normal sim, micro sim was first used on the stratosphere… and you can do simultaneous data and talk only on 4g, not 3g

      • Tim242

        Thunderbolt and Rezound do it on 3G as well.

      • Tim242

        Thunderbolt and Rezound do it on 3G as well.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that has anything to do with the type of SIM. It uses LTE (regardless of SIM type) for data, and CDMA for voice. So, yes. (And never worry that a question is too “noobish” — we all had to learn somehow. Just ignore the haters — your question probably took 400 pixels of their screen and 1.2 seconds of their time, so any complaint is really more a reflection on their personality than a legitimate response to any “wrongdoing.”)

  • Anonymous

    Why do I not have this phone already. I been waiting to switch back to Verizon for this phone.

  • Anonymous

    great… now i need to clean my screen…

  • Anonymous

    Who knows how many other things they added under the hood. I’m usually not paranoid, but this whole phone release has been pretty sketchy.

    • babadush

      Agreed

  • NEXUSSSSSS

    I swear this phone is getting pushed back so far the damn Galaxy Nexus II will be out after it within 2 months, followed by a long delay of a million droid-life posts

  • Anonymous

    Really want! Soon hopefully

  • Felipe Cortinas

    Please… just release the damn phone.. I’m tired of refreshing this page 309,392,012 times a day.. :’(

    • Anonymous

      Don’t wear out you F5 key.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, you might go blind :P

        • 1badass69z28

          Cholo bring me my food already stop talking shit in here. You are a midget period lol

        • Anonymous

          This is 1bad69z28 aka guest

          • Guest

            ….

    • Anonymous

      I’d try refreshing it 111,111,111 times for good luck

      • Anonymous

        Don’t suggest that! Then VZW would decide it’s time to release another RAZR, and delay the Gnex to 2014!

        • Enigma2u

          Announcement tomorrow watch…..ill put $$$ on it…

          • http://www.facebook.com/jopher.the.gopher Jon Yuen

            that would make sense. announcement on the 12/1, available a week later on the 8th preorders starting tommrowo?

          • Dan

            ya’ll are wrong

          • http://treworld.com Tre

            Pre-orders starts 12/7. =p

        • 1badass69z28

          I hate moto trolls. I come here as guest to post nonsense in here.

          • Anonymous

            Shut the f up idiot. You are a loser.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Nobody’s trolling. No one said the RAZR was a bad phone (because it isn’t), just that the Gnex is possibly being delayed to increase sales of it. And, mostly, it was just a tongue-in-cheek joke about VZW’s thinking that 11/11/11 was such a “huge marketing opportunity” that they bumped the launch for it.

            Geez, dude, chill out…

      • 1badass69z28

        My kids are retarded

        • Anonymous

          lol

          • Guest

            …..

    • Lamptopost6215

      Not going to buy a Nexus now.  It is being released as a crippled product, only going to work because they found a patch thru the soft ware.  Hardware has major flaw.  Waiting now till after the 1st quarter.
      OG  Droid still works fine.

      • Anonymous

        lolwut

      • Cam

        If you are referring to the volume bug, that was never likely to effect the US version anyway.

  • Anonymous

    do u think carrier iq will come preloaded on this baby???

  • Anonymous

    It’s coming. We will hear an announcement tomorrow or early next week for a Dec 8 or 15th release, respectively. Just you wait.

    • Anonymous

      Is this speculation or do you have a source?

      • David Faber

        Sources?!  lololololololololol

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        people are kinda getting their “source” confirmations of the 8th.. but don’t hold your breath just yet

    • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

      watch them announce release date 1 day before its out.. like hey did with bionic 

  • Anonymous

    You know us so well Kellex