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Just Because It’s the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, Here is One More Small Gallery and Some Speed Tests

Nope, we still do not have a release date for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon even with multiple rumors pointing to this Friday as likely being the day. What we do have, is one of our favorite tipsters sending in another handful of pictures and a couple of speed tests. We know that you have seen more than enough of these already, including our posting of the first ever hands on with the device from Samsung’s shop in NYC, but it’s the VZW Nexus, and we know you always want more.

So to kick off the week, check out two more pictures below, plus a look at some 4G LTE speed domination.  

Speed test 1:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scZikhCj80[/youtube]

Speed test 2:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz16ZKFvZkQ[/youtube]

Cheers ___!

  • I Love how the sever used in the speed test was Tijuana Mexico cablemas, lol 

  • Anonymous

    This device has ICS going for it. It is very thick and it is made by Samsung. Maybe they  prove me wrong we will have to wait and see.

  • @Liderc:disqus Spoken like a true mechanical engineer…my best friend’s mother-in-law makes $71/hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for 10 months but last month her income was $7366 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site… http://ufil.ms/R4jNK

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so most likely it will be this Friday, but what I want to know is what the price will be. 

  • Anonymous

    Is it typical for Verizon to not announce the release date until only a few days beforehand, or do they usually announce the release date a week or so ahead of time (for example)?

  • Ninjamaster

    Just talked to a rep at my local store here in Charlotte, NC.  I said, “Do you guys have any info on the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?”, and she said,”We thought it was the 8th or the 9th, but we still haven’t received any confirmation yet.”  I then said, ” is that just the ‘official’ response that you’re supposed to give, or do you really not have any info?”.  She said, “We’re waiting for them to tell us if it’s the 8th or the 9th.”  This is AWESOME, because this basically means that they have them in stock, and they know it’s either going to be pushed out Thursday or Friday THIS WEEK.  Great, great news, folks.

  • Just thinking about this, everyone says that the launch date (speculated) Is going to be December 8th. My question is, how can this be true? Wouldn’t Verizon want to allow people to pre-order the phone at least one week in advance?

    • OG Droid

      No, they didn’t say anything about the bionic until a day or two before it came out. No pre-orders either.

  • Anonymous

    4G LTE speed tests don’t really indicate much about the device that is already set to work with 4G networks.. such speed tests are meaningless.

    Of more interest is the over all fluidity of the interface and optimization of system & user apps.

  • Bewara2009

    WTF IS WRONG WITH DROID LIFE PAGE EVERYTHING LOOKS ALL SCREWED UP! 

  • RSone

    Just left Samsung store after spending an hour with the phone.  Felt like meeting a celebrity that you’ve only seen in pix.   Samsung personnel wouldnt answer any questions, and redirected someone to another model who asked what their latest Verizon phone was, without even mentioning the GN!

    Some random first impressions:- Hardware is absolutely amazing.  Felt much more comfortable in the hand vs. the RAZR.  The “right” thickness, and weight.  – Screen is beautiful.  Brightness needs to be maxed, and automatic turned off.  But still brighter than the Rezound, with nearly comparably detail IMO.  Watching an Youtube HD movie trailer was incredible.   Especially when the soft keys disappear and you’re using all 4.65″ of the screen.- Camera is fast, but as some have noted, can be a little too fast, shooting pix before it has autofocused. Works much better when you’ve focused manually or confirm autofocus.  – Phone is lightning fast!  Zero lag or stutter when scrolling or calling up recent apps.- ICS looks and feels great.   Much has been written on this, and its all true.  Occasional trouble finding where they moved all of the options, but to be expected on any new OS.  New keyboard is also quick and very responsive.- Browser is great.  Love the quick controls that can be turned on the labs. Did however, had occasional trouble zooming on and rewrapping text with a double tap (including this site).  – Home Screens — only disappointment.  Wish there were more than 5 of them.  Especially since the space for widgets is relatively small, with the status bar on top, Google search bar on every screen, bottom row of icons, and soft keys.  Will be better when someone finds way to replace the Google bar with a search key.  Widgets kept getting rejected with msg that there wasnt enough room, and that was after letting go of it.  Also few widgets allow for resizing currently, making it tough to fit more in.Overall, I can’t wait for Verizon to release this.  Definitely my next phone.

  • Anonymous

    By the time this thing comes out, the Razr will have ICS and probably have a unlocked bootloader…

    • Anonymous

      Ya right like big red would let that happen. Kinda why there are two razrs one has unlocked bootloader. And big reds doesn’t

  • Narbz

    i want this phone so bad that I dream it, & it  was announced by Verizon & i already had put in my order but for some odd reason it said 29.6 GB lol
    I wish dreams were reality so i could at list have a release date !

  • i wonder if disqus is going to finally use the right twitter account.

  • Rakoskjc

    and we still dont know the memory size even though people now have it in their hands

  • Anonymous

    Why do people put clock widgets of any type on their home screens?  Its so retarded considering the time is always in the notification bar.

    • Because they can.

    • ukuhaK

      By clicking on the clock widget, it takes them to their alarm settings that can help them to modify their schedules. I use it all the time and it’s an easy and cool looking icon on the homepage. It’s all about cosmetics and preference.

      • Orlando Ayala

        And with Beautiful Widgets you can go straight to whatever weather and calendar app you choose as well.

    • babadush

      Because you can hide the status bar

  • Nikon D300

    Why is Droid Life wasting our time with this!? Forget 4G speed, tomorrow may be the end of the world. According to the Wall Street Journal:

    “How’s this for an unhappy holiday surprise: An obscure federal agency could soon ban imports of popular smart phones that use Android software.

    On Tuesday the International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to decide if Taiwan-based, Android smart-phone supplier HTC Corp. violated four Apple patents, such as touch-screen technology. The ITC has only one possible remedy under the law: to ban any product that infringes on intellectual property for the life of the patent. Given that the average smart phone uses more than 200,000 patents, one adverse finding could result in a ban on millions of phone imports….The commission must by law consider the public interest and it could reject Apple’s complaint on that basis. If the ITC proceeds with an exclusion order, President Obama has 60 days to overrule it, but such intervention is rare. Reagan was the last to do so.

    The larger absurdity is a law that could do great economic harm to one of the few U.S. industries that is growing rapidly. The ITC’s role in patent law is an accident of history that is now being exploited for anti-competitive purposes and that Congress needs to correct. If the ITC blocks Android imports, Mr. Obama will have ample cause to intervene.”

  • I just called my local Verizon store, talked to the first guy who picked up the phone in sales, he said that if I heard anything about the phone being out early this week, that got changed, and I should check back the middle of next week, which would be like the 12/14.  Sucks.

    Everybody — call your local Verizon store and just ask the innocent question, “I’m interested in the Galaxy Nexus, when can I come in and get one?  … Oh, well when should I check back in about its availability?”  Post responses…

    • You local stores typically know less than we know.

    • OG Droid

      I went to a local store were I work. They had all the screen protectors, cases, etc. Asked the girl when she thought they would get the GNex. She told me Friday.

  • Ravnos CC

    Thank God you can collapse posts(trolls) now! 😀 

  • Anonymous

    kellen, i can tell where your mind has been all weekend…

  • Im throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening 🙁

    • Anonymous

      That phrase has become so overused it’s not even funny anymore… 

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so I bought the RAZR on the 18th of November.. Can I just go in the day the Nexus is released and say I don’t want this phone, I want the Nexus? Still have the receipt, has been in case and screen protector since I left the store (mainly because I knew I would be returning it…)

    • Nsbjj

      Keep the RAZR and in a couple of months when it gets Ice Cream Sandwich you’ll have a better phone then the Nexus in every way (except for the speed of software updates).

      • Anonymous

        Nexus has a high resolution screen, faster graphics chip, better camera, etc.

        • Yes, but the GPU is not sufficient for the HD screen.  That is starting to show up much more on videos, EVEN THE BOOT SCREENS.  This is a major issue potentially.  If the GPU is having problems with the boot animation, how bad is it going to be with graphic intensive apps?

          • Orlando Ayala

            We’ll see.

          • Keith

            I saw a video of the gsm version running several games, shadowgun, riptide and another and it looked good enough to me.  I don’t think it’s going to be a real problem.

      • Samsung

        Yes..this is true

      • Suckit

        Minus NFC….

      • Anonymous

        Very tempting, as I am really enjoying the RAZR so far.. Can you break it down a bit more for me? Will ICS on the RAZR look like the Nexus?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    yawn

  • Anonymous

    I think something will happen soon, just saw the Samsung marketing push they just launched on Hulu last night, showcasing the entire line of Samsung Androids.  If I recall that chart that leaked saying we wouldn’t see the NEXUS until after Blackfriday at the earliest, it said that the NEXUS would be released during the Samsung showcase.

  • Most W4nted 1

    This is my x-mas gift to myself and I don’t think ill be disappointed…. Come on Dec. 9th!

  • Anonymous

    if we get an announcement this week, it’ll be tomorrow, it tends to either be a Tuesday or a last minute announcement on a Wednesday for release that Thursday.

    I’ll be glad when its over, this is ThunderBolt-Gate all over again…

  • Anonymous

    This site has become “Galaxy Nexus Life”… not even a Droid.

    • Anonymous

      Droid is technically a niche name for all Androids on Verizon, DROID is Verizon’s definition of  what they want android to be.  two differences.

    • EC8CH

      maybe not in name… but this phone is the closest thing in principle that we’ve seen on Verizon to the OG Droid since the release of that phone over 2 years ago. 

      • Anonymous

        Isn’t that what the “Android Life” site is for? Non-Droid branded android phones?

        • EC8CH

          no.. the “Android life” site is only there for people to reference when they complain about the selection of topics on Droid-Life.

        • Dan

          Non-Verizon phones and devices

          • EC8CH

            technically you’re correct, but my reply is more relevant. 

            😛

    • Most W4nted 1

      You Mad, Bro?

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

  • Anonymous

    Fingers crossed that VZW doesn’t muck this thing up, because I’m looking forward to it whenever it comes out. It’ll be my first non branded (relatively speaking) phone. OG droid, HTC tunda bow, and now this. I think it’ll be the creme de la creme for a couple of months! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    These comments are ridiculous.

    • Guest

      don’t read them then!

      • Anonymous

        word

  • Anonymous

    So everybody is saying it will be IN stores this week. There’s a store near my work, but I like to get my phone via overnight mail. Sometimes they even arrive a day earlier. Has there been any word on if we can order them online, or are these IN store only for a while?

    Thanks for the update Kellex. I was really hoping for something 😀

  • Anonymous

    Slow Monday eh?

    • Stating El Obvious

      Yeah apparently.  

      • Jason

        I hear there all west coast guys so they don’t get to work till like 10am east coast time lol The articles start pumping out pretty good after 11am

        • dieringer scott

          They’re*   I do not understand why it is so hard to grasp the concept of There, Their and They’re

          • Jason

            Ehhhh

    • Superior1

      Well technically they are on the west coast it should be 8:30 am. So yeah it’s still very early for them.

  • I don’t care that I won’t have much money I need this device

  • Anonymous

    I would really like to see a demo of Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation on the Galaxy Nexus.

  • I love this phone, I got to play with it last night at Best Buy during their “private rewards member sell” I got there at 7:30 on the dot and they had all kinds of company reps from LG, Sony, Samsung.

    Half Jokingly I walked to the lady from Samsung and asked about the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon and if she knew when it was coming out for sure. She mentioned she had one on her and my mouth dropped so I asked nicely if I could play with it and she gracefully let me for about 15 minutes I talked to her while running tests on it.

    I was going to get the rezound soon if it didn’t come out but after playing with the Galaxy Nexus I’m definitely waiting. Multiple speed tests in my area got between 10mbps to 12mbps.

    Texting was very easy, the camera was indeed zero delay shutter lag and was actually very nice photos as I spun around snapping pictures.

    She of course made note that this wasn’t the final build of ICS that was going to be on the retail unit but still ICS and the Galaxy Nexus…BEAUTIFUL 

    I also love how even though it’s plastic, the build quality felt that of the OG droid and I liked handling it better than the chunky Rezound and felt nicer to the touch than the RAZR.

    • Lucky! 🙂

      • JDub

        Lucky? You guys have been playing with one for a week now. The DL crew are the lucky ones.

    • Anonymous

      You just made me get even more excited and hyped up for the Nexus than before.

      DAMN YOU!! lol

  • if they push it out any further, the result would be just as when droid bionic launch – a great phone became a good phone which is on the verge of becoming just another smart phone.

    • EC8CH

      only if they scrap this current design, drag the release out another 4 months, release a completely different design, and then follow it up by release the Nexus RAZR less than two months later.

      • okay, I deserved that

  • Harish K

    I have question for existing VZW 4G phone users. Since these phones have SIM cards in them, can you swap the SIM card out of a Nexus to another phone, for example the Bionic, and get the service? Like you can with GSM phones?

    • Anon

      It depends on the size of the SIM card.  The Bionic and Rezound use a standard size SIM while the RAZR has a mini SIM… ridiculous if you ask me.

  • I CAN’T WAIT !!

    I was on a verizon store yesterday, they said to stop in at the end of the week, the phone will be there…….

    • Anonymous

      me too.  

    • Tim Swann

      was it a authorized retailer? or a corporate store?  Every time i go into the corporate store near me (which is apparently their #1 volume store), they are extremely tight-lipped on anything that hasn’t been made officially available, even if it has been announced. 

  • Anonymous

    Sorry if i’m not up to speed on this, but what’s with the 16GB flash card pictured vs. the reported 32GB it’ll ship with?

    • Guest

      It is just a size comparison.

      • Anonymous

        Duh, ok. I’m slow today.

    • Anonymous

      I’m assuming that was just used for scale. 

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    i think i just came..

    • Thesearejustmachines

      You are one of the biggest losers on the web

  • Adam Brandt

    Ugh, I just called 5 Verizon stores and all said they have no information on it and they REALLY doubt there is any chance of a release this week since they have had no training at all.  If not this week, unlocked here I come.  I can put Verizon on a 3 month hold and check out phones the end of February (unless someone wants my contract with $29.99 unlimited data 🙂 lol

    • The samsung rep I spoke with said it will officially clear Verizons testing on December 8th. She did make mention she was going to a training class for it tomorrow (read today since it was last night) and said it isn’t unheard for them to start selling a unit the day of clearing or the day after. 

      But she said I would be disappointed if it didn’t release this month.

      • Adam Brandt

        honestly if “this month” turn into the last week of December, I am gonna grab the unlocked one as soon as I hear a date.  Better battery life too, then come back in March and hopefully grab one of those new sweet quad cored 😉

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    I hate when people keep it on kbps… What is it… A dial up modem?

    • Asdf

      It’s called precision.

      • EC8CH

        significant digits…. round up!

      • Bullet Tooth Tony

        precision would be measuring it in bits… leaving on kbps is called “lazy.”

  • EC8CH

    when I watch these I get the feeling I’m watching a DeLorean as is approaches 88 mph and I’m just waiting for it to start shooting blue sparks and travel back in time.

    • Greg Williams

      instead the battery hiccups and drops 10%, tear 🙁

      • EC8CH

        10%!!!!!!!

        That’s like 0.121 jiggawatts!

  • James Friedman

    This is all I need….I’ll be happy as hell coming from Verizon’s crappy 3G speeds

    • Tim Swann

      try coming from VZ’s crappy pre-3G speeds. My BB Curve (original one with trackball) from VZ doesn’t even support 3G. I will be using a new G-Nex to video-tape my throwing it into a concrete wall

  • EC8CH

    Kind of off topic but now since ICS shows album art across the entire 720 pixel screen of the G-Nex, album art should be sized to a minimum of 720×720 to take full advantage of the HD screen.  Seems like album art on Google Music is much larger (1400×1400 on a couple I checked) for whatever reason.

    I’ve just been prepping my library for uploading onto G-Music and thought I would share this insight.  Lots of album art is loaded at much lower resolutions (200×200, 300×300, 600×600) which isn’t taking full advantage of the newer HD screens.

  • Chrisriner84

    Alright gentlemen (and the handful of nexus lovin’ ladies). Its Monday morning and this is what we like to see-first article is a nexus one. Hopefully this is the last week that we will all have to torture ourselves. Its been fun hanging out with you guys.

    P.s. my girlfriend says they better release this damn phone this week so she can get some guy back. I’m not really sure I wasn’t paying much attention.

  • Anonymous

    Just did a 4G speed test in Saint Paul, MN with my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and got my fastest speed yet, 39.76 m/bit down and 8.5 m/bit up. Can’t wait to try out the Galaxy Nexus!

    • Christopher Riner

       Yeah, I was gonna say… people were bragging about the one the other day that was like 12 or something.  I’ve hit 39 down and 14 up on my charge one time (right in front of my 4s toting amigo, btw [while he hit 3 down and a half up, nyuck nyuck]).  I guess where I live in the bunghole corner of virginia not a lot of people are on the network, but if I’m on the 4g network I usually wont get less than 20.

    • Peter

      612 > 651

      lol sorry I had to

      • Anonymous

        Haha, not a chance. I stick to the east side of the Mississippi 😉

      • PC_Tool

        952 or nothing, playa’.  😉

  • shdowman

    I almost feel like the joy of discovery is not going to be there when I finally get it 🙁

  • Robber22

    There aren’t enough people who say thank you for the update Kellex…

    and with that I want MOAR!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that’s FASSSSSSSSSSSSSST!!

  • Generalg

    IDC about the speed tests…. would someone just show us that the GPS function actually works….

    • Mikehen08

      Agreed! Kellex, can you show us some testing of the GPS?? I always seem to have a problem with GPS sometimes taking 15 minutes for it to even find me. Pretty annoying

      • OG Droid

        I use google maps alot for GPS as well. If you youtube it there are some vids of the GNex and Galaxy S2 comparing the GPS. From what i saw in the vid it was pretty quick. Hopefully that holds up.

        • Mikehen08

          That’s good news. I will have to check it out. Nothing worse than getting lost on a highway and then having to wait 15 minutes for the GPS to find you.

          • Samsung

            You better make sure the GPS works. Samsung is the worst when it comes to GPS and Radio hardware

  • I sure do hope this is not a big let down like the Thunderbolt was…  I’ve been saving my upgrade for this and will use it as soon as they announce the release date.  If it doesn’t live up I do like the VZW has a 14 (or 30) day return policy and I’ll give it back.

    • Rick

      I can say one thing for sure. Getting updates from Google first will never be a let down on Nexus devices.

      • Samsung

        If you are buying this phone to get “updates from Google” and overlooking its other serious flaw then you haven’t done your research.

        • I ask this every time somebody buys an iPhone.

        • Anonymous

          Oh great enlightened one… what is its serious flaw?

          • babadush

            If Verizon was able to put two apps on it before it’s released updates most likely will come from Verizon not google.

  • cant wait!!

  • I’ll never understand why people show speedtests haha.  Who cares?  Its a 4G phone, it’s going to have fast speeds.  Show us something worthwhile to look at.  I wanna see more of the People App, that thing looks interesting.

    • ATT claaims 4g do you think its as fast as this?

      • No it’s not, but do we need to see a speedtest for every 4G phone?  What’s the point.  You know it’s going to be fast.  Are we going to be somehow shocked one day?  It’s a waste of time.  “OMG the 4G phone has fast download speeds!!!”

        • No matter what it is, if it’s galaxy nexus I want to read about it. Kellex knows and he’s feeding the hypebeast.

          • Stating El Obvious

            or feeding the sheep.

          • Agree to disagree.

          • EC8CH

            why don’t you just get a 4G phone?

        • Anonymous

          To be fair, some radios and some chassis are terrible and fail to deliver desired performance. For instance, this very Nexus was having speed issues weeks ago before a few firmware updates corrected the error.

          Repeated speed tests are annoying yes but one speedtest right before a device launch is sufficient to reassure people that they aren’t buying a phone that possesses a death grip or is labeled 4G even though it can only realistically transfer at 3G speeds.

          • Earleepa

            You forgot the self destruct mechanism that comes preinstalled.

  • Anonymous

    This is appreciated, while we wait for the real thing

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • Bet they will do it like a bionic launch, no real preorders just announce release date one day prior to release 

  • bigrob60

    Give me more!!!!

  • Ledbbb

    This phone is going to suck.

    • EC8CH

      hope it does half as well as your mom

      • Mctypething

        u mad bro?

        • Guest

          ……

          • This site has no place for that kind of graphic. Go to a porn site if you want to post that stuff.

          • you don’t have pics of girls you know on your hard drive?
            damn.

          • Nope, and even if I did, I definitely wouldn’t post that stuff here.

            I know young teen girls that read this site, and I don’t want them to have to see that stuff.

          • you do realize that the “white knight” routine is only going to get you friend-zoned, right?

          • Anonymous

            I lol’d.

          • Anonymous

            HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

          • regardless, i wasn’t encouraging posting or not posting… i was saying that going to a porn site is a waste of time.

          • Guest

            when he stops post that dumbass “u mad bro” shitt i’ll stop posting the pic.  until then it’s game on!!!

          • Guest

            when he stops posting those dumbass “u mad bro” comments i’ll stop posting the pix. until then it’s game on!!!

      • Stating El Obvious

        Spoken like a true mechanical engineer…

        • EC8CH

          bet she approaches 29 inches of mercury

          • Stating El Obvious

            Sorry can you repeat that, I was busy mechanically engineering stuff, check it out!

          • EC8CH

            bet she approaches 29 inches of mercury

            FYI…

            that’s kind of an obscure unit used in the rating of vacuum pumps. so that’s kind of an inside joke so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it.

          • Stating El Obvious

            LOL!  What a tryhard.

          • EC8CH

            it actually requires very little effort at all.

          • Stating El Obvious

            I know.  Google and Wikipedia.  You’re trying too hard.  Take it down a notch.

          • EC8CH

            try Pro-E and a Busch Pump catalog.

          • Anonymous

            Inches of Mercury is a old school measure of pressure. Not very obscure at all. Any one who takes Chem I in college used it. BTW I am not an engineer but i am in school to become an electrical engineer at FSU school of Engineering.

          • Mctypething

            He didn’t go to college like you, he passed some online engineering test to make pill boxes. He’s not a real engineer like you’re on the way to being. 

          • EC8CH

            I find that fact that you think the EIT is an online engineering test hilarious.

          • Anonymous

            Glad that test is over, got pretty tiring sittin in horrible chairs for that long.  Next step PE…

          • EC8CH

            did you take the general or the course specific?

          • Anonymous

            wtf

          • this is awesome

          • Anonymous

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          • Bob

            uh

          • Peaches

            Hahahahahahaha

          • Anonymous

            General. I heard the course specific was pretty hard from those who took it. I thought the general was fairly easy. Really wish they would have told us our scores instead of just that you passed.

          • as an alumnus from a top 25 school…

            college is worthless.  you don’t need a degree to be uber-successful.

          • Mctypething

            Are you joking? It tends to help slightly when getting a job. Duh…

          • EC8CH

            it’s obscure in that pressure is most commonly stated in psi, Pa, or atmospheres

          • Adam Wiggins

            Yeah, still not that obscure.  I learned about the scale in high school chem.

          • JDub

            She can suck down to 200 microns.

          • Anonymous

            FYI that’s not obscure at all. Doesn’t everyone learn about that unit in middle school?

          • Stating El Obvious

            Pretty amazing that the mechanical engineer is arguing that inHg is an obscure unit.

          • Mctypething

            Inches is an obscure unit? Maybe to you…

          • EC8CH

            inches = something you can comprehend

            inHg = not so much

          • Anonymous

            Inches of Mercury is a old school measure of pressure. Not very obscure at all. Any one who takes Chem I in college used it. BTW I am not an engineer but i am in school to become an electrical engineer at FSU school of Engineering.

          • EC8CH

            maybe you can explain to Mctypething then what the EIT, or Fundamentals of Engineering Exam as it’s called now is.  He seems to be having a hard time with that one.

          • Brak

            I always thought it was mm HG

          • no, i’m not joking.

            if we’re talking upping your income from $30,000 a year to $60,000 or $100k+…then fine.  you win.

            but, i’m not aiming for that.

          • Mctypething

            I don’t follow your point. Are you minimizing the impact of increasing your salary by over 100%? Beyond that, there are numerous other benefits (tangible and intangible) to college. If going to college was useless, there wouldn’t be a billion of them in the US. Maybe some people strike it rich without a degree, but I’m talking in general.

          • Anonymous

            There are a few people that are dumb and become rich. College is the way to go.

          • Anonymous

            Flava Flav, Anna Nicole Smith, the whole Jersey Shore cast, Paris Hilton, Bam Margara. I beg to differ.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Stating El Obvious

            Do most mechanical engineers spend their day trying to convince strangers that they’re mechanical engineers?  Just wondering.  

          • sweet non-passive income, bro.

          • Stating El Obvious

            I took an online test, and that makes me a mechanical engineer.  Now I just visit Android sites all day and argue with strangers about my credentials!

          • don’t care.

            if you’re being serious and do that for a living… you’re trading time for money.

            that’s what i found issue with.

          • Stating El Obvious

            it was sarcasm.  was driving home the point that a “mechanical engineer” who has time to sit around on droid-life all day trying to convince people he’s a mechanical engineer is either a) unemployed in his mom’s basement, or b) unemployed in his mom’s basement. (see EC8CH)

          • EC8CH

            because El Obvious thinks everyone who reads Droid-Life has a sad life like his own.

          • Stating El Obvious

            Try harder.

          • haha.  i like that.

          • Peaches

            I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Illinois and I’ve been spending a lot of time lately awaiting the Galaxy Nexus. Engineers have free-time as well for pointless arguments on DL.

          • Edwin M

            Is there a big black guy named Mercury I don’t know about?

      • Anonymous

        hahahaha!

    • Anonymous

      Gotta love broad assertions with no technical or factual backing …..

      • Anonymous

        Ever heard of religion?

        • You hate religious folks? Good thing they are worthless pieces of crap and dirt under your feet or millions would be offended by that crappy comment…

          • Anonymous

            WOW, hate is a strong word. Guess you too are “broadly asserting with no technical or factual backing …..”

        • Nex

          LOL that was gold!

        • Anonymous

          This comment wasn’t really called for, especially on this site.

          • Goblueboy

            “So then you’re saying you’re mad, bro?”

          • Anonymous

            LOL NOPE. TROLL HARDER.

        • Whett Phartz

          I’m one of those Big Bang Theory guys myself. It’s so… factual.

          There’s something about “In the beginning, there was nothing, and then it exploded!” that’s so incredibly intellectual to me.

          I guess I just have faith in the fact that nothing created something from nothing.

          All hail Nothingness!

          • Anonymous

            Okay…..

          • Whett Phartz

            I was stating my opinion. I didn’t get anything out of your comment because there wasn’t much there.

          • Peaches

            Scientists use the known to explain the unknown.
            Religions make an unknown to explain the known.

          • Haha!

            Commonality: Unknown.

        • Anonymous

          Hey Everyone take a chill pill! 

          I’m referring to the previous comment: ” broad assertions with no technical or factual backing …..”  PERIOD. Back to the G-NEx please….

          • Allah

            you losing your head, bro?

    • Anonymous

      You suck. Jackass.

      And everyone who likes that trolls trollish comment sucks, as well.

      • Anonymous

        So then you’re saying you’re mad, bro?

        • Anonymous

          Yes.

          But no, not really.

      • Anonymous

        ive tried telling angelface to play in traffic. trolls usually dont listen

        • Guest

          he’s too busy sucking cock!  angelFAGGITT77 loves some cock!

        • what’s so bad about playing in traffic?  i do that all the time.

          (and isn’t traffic slow moving?  there wouldn’t be too much danger there…)

          • Anonymous

            You’ve never seen a busy highway? It isnt always bumper to bumper

        • Anonymous

          Angelface isn’t a troll, he’s just plain stupid and doesn’t know better.

          • Guest

            AMEN!! buttballs

          • Anonymous

            That’s true..So a stupid wannabe troll is a better title…

    • Guest

      like the way you use to suck you fathers cock when you were a little boy??

    • Earleepa

      You forgot to finish your sentence with, everything up in its wake.

  • Jdoe

    Jus release it plzzzzz

  • Anonymous

    Well ok then lets hope that Dec. 9th is the official date so I get trade up from my TB!!  

  • Anonymous

    cool.  One day….

  • gadgetryan

    I was at a Verizon store yesterday and ask the manager when the Nexus will be coming out. She said Thursday…she seemed pretty irate as if a lot of other people have been asking her about it..hope she is right…but like everyone else, I wont believe it until I have mine pre ordered or ordered!!

    btw, the nexus now takes compact flash!!?!?!?! I remember those!! LOL!!

    • Anonymous

      You should’ve brought her an Ice Cream Sandwich and told her to have a better day because its only going to get worse with the questions lol

    • Insect Overlord

      funny…I went into the verizon store by my house and asked the guy if he had anything in his system about the SGN release and he said, “no, the customers always seem to find out long before we do.”  :

    • Anonymous

      My store said they have accessories onsite “in the back” of store. The rep said phone available “very soon”.  This was yesterday, Sunday. This was the first time I ever got actual acknowledgement from a local vzw rep.  so …just sayin’. 

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, if the Nexus gets released this Thursday or Friday, I doubt there will be any pre-orders. Verizon will probably just tell everyone to come in and buy one, but I imagine they will be selling like lemonaid on a very hot day in the middle of the desert.

    • gadgetryan

      Maybe its one of those Verizon scavenger hunts where you have to find the right store that is selling them!!

  • Tyrian

    What is the purpose of showing off speed tests for a device? It doesn’t matter the device, the speeds should always be about the same for any given location.

    • GotSka81

      Very much not true.  The actual speed of your connection depends greatly on your device…(see pic).

      PS – The iPhone is work-assigned, the OG is my personal phone.

      • GotSka81

        Please note that both of these devices ran the speed test over 3G to the same location, at the same time.  This is an iPhone 4, not the 4S.