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How to: Take Screenshots with the Galaxy Nexus

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Power button + volume down. Snap! Perfect for our next Show Off Your Home Screens post.

  • Goodie2

    This isnt working for me on my one month old Galaxy Nexus…Have tried it for the last 15 minutes – dozens of times and not one single picture. I keep doing what every video shows- the volume down on the left side plus the power button on the right side…cant figure out whats wrong but seems like yet another bug on this phone (as if having virtually no volume wasnt bad enough)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=42500886 Alex Kalisz

    great tutorial i just thought it was funny to have a female hand model with a dude talking. Good advice though, thanks!

  • Ben

    I just got my nexus this morning and its a fantastic pick, the best 4gLTE in my opinion. GO ANDROID!

  • Ricktheprick

    Coming from Bionic, I haven’t seen any real problems yet. GN vs. Bionic:

    GN – way better camera (Moto has a real problem producing a decent camera).
    Bionic – slightly better data speeds on LTE (Moto always seems to win this one).
    GN – overall UI is smoother and faster.
    GN – screen looks better indoors.
    Bionic – screen has better visibility in sunlight.
    GN – browser performance is better.
    GN – ear speaker, call quality is better.
    Bionic – speakerphone is better.
    Bionic – wins in the industrial design category, but this is purely subjective.

    Some items may be OS specific. Bionic with ICS may be a real contender, but I’m afraid an OS upgrade will not correct its sub-par camera.

    Camera is a work tool for me. I will stick with GN for this reason, but if Bionic had a decent camera – maybe not.

    Please. These are my opinions, and nothing more. Let’s not go all medieval over any of this.

  • Anonymous

    I love the phone.  I converted from an iPhone 3g.  I’m glad I jumped over to Android.  Not saying I’ll never buy another iPhone, this is just a breath of fresh air.

  • http://www.paulsmithsale.uk.com/ paul smith uk

    abc123

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes!

  • Patrick

    Just returned my razr to get the Galaxy Nexus and im not regretting it one bit.

  • http://twitter.com/farmeronthedell Ryan Perry

    “And Uhh, we’re Droid-Life…. PEACE”… lol favorite part of the video

  • Me

    Samdung phones are crap.

  • xxdesmus

    doesn’t seem to be working for me for some reason…

  • Dominick DeVito

    nothing i can make fun of on this phone?
    screen – rezound wins
    speed – razr is the same
    camera – iphone wins
    software – nexus wins
    build quality/radio – motorola wins

    i dont know how this is considered trolling, just comparing it to other options out there

    if having an unskinned android on the phone is worth getting beat in 3 or 4 other aspects then thats perfectly fine….just not perfectly fine with me

    • Matthew Rosidivito

      Getting beat in 3 or 4 other aspects by 3 or 4 different phones. So by your logic, for a flawless experience one would need to buy a Rezound, Razr, iPhone, and Nexus?

      I’m not disagreeing with your list exactly, just your execution of a point. No matter what device you get, ever, you will have to make some sort of compromise. Comparing the cons of one phone to the pros of 3 others is just not fair.

    • Colin Zack

      razr isn’t the same though. the processor is older. also some people from the screen on the nexus as opposed to the rezound. 

  • Crmckain

    does anyone know how to stop the marketplace from adding shortcuts to my home screen?

    • Matthew Rosidivito

      Open the market, go to menu > settings, uncheck “Auto-add shortcuts”

  • Anonymous

    Another nice feature on ICS, I cant wait to have it on the king aka Razr :)

    • Guest1

      it will still be a worthless azz piece of shitt phone with isc.  kinda like you are a worthless piece of shitt!!

    • Colin Zack

      Hope the 4-6 month wait is worth it

  • Garyritzmamn

    From my gnex

  • thefullritz

    Keep sending more tips Kellex!!

    • Anonymous

      Kellex rules all the smartphones blogs period.

      • Guest1

        and you rule all the dick suckers because you are so good at it!!

  • Dshudson

    Any kick stand backs for this breast?

    • Jared Kirk

      If your breasts need a kick stand you might want to consider getting a reduction

      • Dshudson

        Damittttt spell check.. You know what I mean.. What’s better than the tbolt kickstand.

        • Jared Kirk

          Just messing with you of course :)  I agree all phones need kickstands.

    • Anonymous

      haha “breast”…yes there is a belt holster case that has a kickstand…no back covers currently that do this

    • VerizonHater

      Just so all of you know, I bought the case/holster with the kickstand and the extended battery and found that with the extended battery in the case does not fit on the phone perfectly…  but it still fits in the holster.  Weird.

  • Anonymous

    Love how Kellex ends his videos… “wedroidlife..Peace!” so quick lol

  • JesseGNEX

    Love my GNeX… Worth the wait!!! face unlock is sweet, and totally works in terrible lighting too

    • Anonymous

      The device lags like crazy.

      • Guest1

        the razor lags way worse than the nexus!!!  it’s a stone cold turd.

      • JesseGNEX

        Your actually right… compared to my 1.5 year old Droid X navigation is actually a bit slower… (smoother but slower) pictures are way better than my dx though. google maps is where the GNEX kills my Dx its sooooo silky smooth and ridiculously fast

        • Anonymous

          remember the droid x has 2.3.3 not ICS lol. Wait till all Moto’s devices get ICS and you will see how nice there will be :)

          • Guest

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  • http://twitter.com/garhomes Garland Homes

    Just took a shot of my homescreen, and was confused 5 seconds later because i thought the capture was my homescreen. Dream>taco bell>mall>screenshot>real homescreen>GNex

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    Question: Can you remove individual Notifications without having to actually enter the application?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Thandrophir Thand

      If you slide down the notification pane, you can get rid of individual notifications by sliding them right (or left?). Hopefully that answers your question.

    • dieringer scott

      yea just flick them to the side

    • Anonymous

      Yes you can, simply swipe them off to the right..  Just like the task manager!  Hope this helps.

      • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

        So far that is my favorite addition in ICS. I’ve used it over 30 times since I picked up the phone. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

      Thanks for all the replies – I’m so glad they incorporated this function

  • Stevebarnes

    Thx….now go find some nail clippers.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Just played with one at the store
    Pros: ICS, fast, not as big as i thought
    Cons, Camera terrible, Rezound screen nicer, volume and vibrate not loud enough, i get better reception at work with the OG

    • Anonymous

      No offense but no one’s looking for a review from someone who used the phone for 5 minutes.

      • Michael Forte

        I wouldn’t call that a review, more like his quick impressions of the device.

      • Anonymous

        he’s a moto troll – trying to bait

    • Cam

      One thing that I have found is that it does terrible in fluorescent light. Anything else though and it’s great.

    • Dan

      “Camera terrible” lmao

      • Dominick DeVito

        i mean its not terrible but theres phones out that are much better

        • Anonymous

          stop trolling

          • http://twitter.com/#!/Thandrophir Thand

            Hey, I’m as big a GNex fan as anyone else, but the man is right. The camera isn’t that great compared to other top tier phones.

          • Anonymous

            perhaps – but he didn’t play with any phone. The only thing he plays with is himself while he jerks off to my picture everynight in his mommy’s basement. D1ckless coward

          • Anonymous

            Kudos to you and plus 1 too lol. Razr has a better camera than the nexus. The geeks know it, but they will never admit it.

          • Guest1

            razor sucks big time!!  it’s a loser turd like you!

        • Anonymous

          sorry not one!!!!  you sir are 100% wrong…

          the Gnex is by far the best phone (in every single aspect) on the market…

          want to challenge me?  go get what ever phone you like and i will smoke it……

          • Anonymous

            You want to make it the best device because it has unlock bootloader blah blah, but in reality is by the far the worse compared to Rezound and Razr.

          • Guest1

            nexus rules!!! razor sucks like you like to do to dick!!

          • napes

            That’s you’re opinion. 

          • napes

            your opinion (not you’re)…D’oh!

          • Anonymous

            that is the truth.

          • Guest

            WRONG AGAIN!!! FUCKFACEFAGGIT77!!!

        • Anonymous

          Best cameras, Nokia’s iphone Rezound’s Amazed’s. The GS2 and the razr is a close tide.

          • Anonymous

            did you make it past 3rd grade?

          • Anonymous

            I did, what about you?

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    • Rob

       Guys, I played with the demo unit today at vzw with full intention to buy this
      thing but I’m pretty disappointed.  I thought with no skin and
      ICS, the phone would just be blazing fast, but it just seemed slow when
      exploring the interface.  For example, turning the phone from portrait
      to landscape in keyboard mode took forever; seriously as slow as my
      dying POS Iphone 3G (which I’m dying to get ride of).  I compared it to
      the HTC Rezound since it was right next to it, and the Rezound was so
      much faster.

      What gives?  I’m so confused right now as to what
      phone to get at this point, as I was dead set on getting the Nexus.  Is the SGS2
      any quicker?

      • John

        It’s not for everyone

      • Dominick DeVito

        i agree although the phone was quick i felt the razr was more snappy

        • Anonymous

          Faster device on earth right now GS2 and razr a close tide. The GS2 has exynos but the Razr has DDR2 ram.

          • Guest1

            the razor is a slow azz piece of shitt with last year specs!!!

      • Cam

        When going into portrait, it is a bit sluggish, which I found odd as everything else I tried was very snappy.

      • Anonymous

        You’re going to see a lot of ICS OS refinements in the future, which hopefully will clear up your issues w/the G-Nex.  Remember that skinned Gingerbread is much more mature than ICS, which is essentially a brand new OS.  Biggest thing you’re giving up by going with Rezound is that you lose the ability to have the bleeding-edge software version.  I’m pretty happy with my G-Nex so far, and i’ll happily accept the updates, ROMS, and new kernels as they start flowing.  That’s what should drive your choice – To ROM or not to ROM.

        • Anonymous

          The main reason people wanted this was because it has ICS and now ICS is lagging lol. When moto get their ICS, it will be smooth :)

          • Anonymous

            …IN ~6 MONTHS. I think you missed the point of my post, dear.

          • Anonymous

            so what if it is on 6 months. The one that you are using now lags.

          • Guest1

            the razor will still suck with ics!!!

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        • Rob

          Thanks for your input.  Have you used the SGS2 at all?  Any quicker, since it is a mature OS?

          • Anonymous

            A little bit – the AT&T version.  Definitely snappy, but remember that you’re using well refined software on a well refined, much-iterated and optimized phone.  G-Nex is new software on (mostly) new hardware.

            I’m a big fan of tinkering & Verizon’s (unfortunately) reliable network, so it was a no-brainer for me.

      • thefullritz

        Dude, quit whining….I went from a non smart phone and jumped right in.

        • Rob

          well sh*t if you’re going from riding the bus to driving your own car to work, any jalopy is gonna be sweet.

      • JaizukeD

        The phone isn’t supposed to switch from portrait to landscape lightning fast. IT’d be more a nuisance if it did; imagine just holding your phone, while walking and using it, and all the bumps made the phone eventually think it was in landscape for a bit. and it switches.

        • Rob

           It switches with the same lag as my Iphone 3G that I’m currently using, and I find it way too slow and is one of the many reason I’m looking to replace my Iphone.  The Rezound was much quicker and I wouldn’t call it a nuisance at all.  It’s a shame the Rezound is a freaking brick and I hate Sense… 

      • Anonymous

        I had the same problem as well. I was shocked, since this thing is running omap 460 1.2 I guess samsung is lacking the ddr2 ram lol . HTC included on the rezound so did the razr and samsung did not what a crap.

        • Guest1

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    • http://twitter.com/#!/Thandrophir Thand

      I agree with the volume not being very loud.

      • Anonymous

        i think the volume is fine. i don’t know what everyone is talking about.

        Had the T-bolt before this and i don’t notice one difference (unless you’re saying the T-bolt volume was low also?)

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Thandrophir Thand

          For the record, I’m talking about the speaker. In call volume is great. I am also coming from an OG, which has an incredible speaker.

        • Goodie2

          The volume level of the phone is virtually unusable. It doesnt seem to be affecting all handsets…but on my unit, the volume at its highest level is the same as the old phone on low. Its almost impossible to hear ringtones in public – even if its virtually quiet- and at home, cant hear phone ring unless its right next to me. Using Google Music is worthless as I have to strain to hear anything – even in total silence. This phone has been a huge disappointment so far and is having as many problems as the previous Android phone. Was promised this is the best; straight from Google; you will get support and the same ole BS…

      • Anonymous

        its not loud nor crisp like Moto’s devices. You knew what you were getting. I told all of you nexus has ICS going for it period.

        • Guest1

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        • http://twitter.com/#!/Thandrophir Thand

          Not complaining, it’s just not as loud as the OG (and presumably other Moto phones).

          • Anonymous

            That is Samsung, bad speakers, GPS and weak radios. I have been saying that all along on here. The goods about Samsung the display and the processor in the GS2

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    • df2rools

      so you get better reception at work huh?

      i thought you were playing with it at the store??

      Hmm….

    • Anonymous

      so you get better reception with a different phone at a different location and that automatically means it gets better reception everywhere? Did you even try the nexus at your work. Oh no you played with one at a store. It isn’t for everyone and there are plenty of reviews out there who actually had it for more than 5 minutes that people can look at;)

    • Jared Kirk

      Are you gonna put your mini-review on every Gnex post from now on?

    • Anonymous

      I see you’re still trying to be me – try harder next time.

      • Anonymous

        arent you the same person lol? you and Dominick

        • Anonymous

          he’s a d1ckless coward who’s infatuated with me.

          • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

            I thought that was the “I have no life guy”? You mean there is two of them. You must have some kinda swagger then.

          • Anonymous

            he’s using my name as his ID and trolling. I’ve contacted Droid-Life to no avail. I guess they really don’t care about the integrity of this site after all; especially letting him and the king troll Angelface ruin this site.

          • Anonymous

            why didnt you contact disqus

          • Anonymous

            I did, twice

          • Anonymous

            oww you are cloning i get you lol.

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        • Guest1

          aren’t you the same cum slurper that likes sucking your fathers cock??

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    • Anonymous

      how do you know it’s better at work when you said you only played with one at a store.

      Listen Jr, i just got this thing this morning, and there is NOTHING you can make fun of. this phone is the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!

      worth the wait. Fastest thing i ever held in my hand

      nice try though

      • Most W4nted 1

        ” Fastest thing i ever held in my hand ”

        Besides that little thing you call your manhood… OH!

      • Anonymous

        nice try turdm GS2 and the razr are the faster devices right now. Do more schooling next time.

        • Guest1

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    • Anonymous

      All the same things i have been saying all along. If i knew this device was going to be better than my razr i would have gotten it. I get the best technology money is not an issue. We will have better luck with GS3 if samsung fix there problems.

      • Guest1

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10600664 Eric Levine

        Honestly man, if you like Moto, that’s great. You buy Moto and you live your life. Who cares if all these people like a different phone? Just stop caring. 

        • Anonymous

          You are caring too. You are replying to me. Stop suffering already god damm it lol

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  • Jason__

    Where could I get the wallpaper you had in your unlocking video?

    • Cam

      It’s stock on the GN.

      • Jason__

        I am looking for the one he had in the video where he shows how to unlock the bootloader. Not the one in this video. If you have any idea about where to get that one please let me know!

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, as usual you need to cut your fingernails. Gross.

    • tbaybe

      but they are well manicured! 

      • Granted

        True, but you being a woman should absolutely understand the importance of a man not having razor blades during happy-yay-fun-time?! Of course regarding Tissue this is all speculative.

  • Booboolala2000

    Easy peasy.

    • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

      +1 for the Bruce Campbell Burn Notice style.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Weather88 Chris Wright

    I was wondering this! Thanks for the tip!