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Topic # 99964 30-Mar-2012 21:56
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I'm a long time Apple user, who would LOVE to try out a Galaxy Nexus in person, I really would like one as a second phone (alongside my iPhone 4).

I'm put off just buying one right now because of the Galaxy S III update just around the corner, the Galaxy Nexus has a fairly crap CPU/GPU and its screen being pentile is a major disappointment for me.

I would REALLY like to play around with ICS, and to know I have *the* Google device.

Thats the worst thing about Android for me, its not that the specs every really get that much better, but near instantly theres a "better" model, and you're left in the dust.  Look at the Nexus S compared to the Galaxy S II, it took long enough for the Galaxy Nexus to be released.

I'd really rather not muck around flashing ROM's to a non blessed device. 

Ugh, talk about First World Problems!

If you know of anyone in Invercargill with a Galaxy Nexus, I'd love to meet them, and see their Galaxy Nexus :-)

Thank you, have a lovely weekend :-) 

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  Reply # 602756 30-Mar-2012 22:15
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Sorry I can't help with a galaxy nexus, but I do have one bit of advice.

I own a nexus s, running ICS (cyanogenmod). And it is not the top of the line in terms of CPU/gpu, but it still fly's! (More so with cyanogenmod than stock).

Normally I upgrade my phones every 9-12 months, but since I upgraded from my nexus one to my nexus s, I haven't had the need.

The screens are fluid, the menus are fluid, the camera works instantly, and the hotspot is fast. I don't play games so I can't rate the performance there.

I have thought about upgrading to the galaxy nexus, but I don't believe I would get any gain ( speed etc) from it.

So, what I am trying to ramble about is are you sure you will need anything more powerful than the galaxy nexus if you get it? Yes the stats won't be as impressive as a tegra 3 quad core phone, but will it really matter on a 4 inch screen?

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  Reply # 602774 30-Mar-2012 23:48
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I'd just like the latest and greatest, I'm a big fan of The Verge, and they all love the thing :-)

I keep up with all their podcasts etc, and just after hearing about the GNex for so long, the last couple months I've really wanted to try one out.

Thanks for your help :-) 


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  Reply # 603715 2-Apr-2012 12:09
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I have a SGS with onesonic ICS on it if you wanted a first hand experience of ICS. Probably not as fast as a Nexus. I have noticed a slow down coming from Darky's ROM. I am hoping for a faster ISC ROM in the coming weeks. 

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  Reply # 604040 2-Apr-2012 17:41
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Hi Amford!  I'd love to get in touch sometime, thank you for your offer!

Heres my Facebook page, I'd love if you'd get in touch 

Thank you all for your help so far!

Christ, I'd really love to buy a Galaxy Nexus right now, boom, and it would arrive in a couple days, but the Galaxy S III launch is no doubt very, very soon....I guess I really should wait for that.....even though this is *the* Google phone....makes me wonder, will Google quickly put out a new Android device, based on the Galaxy S III specs?  Quadcore, with a potential 1080 screen? (sounds insane!)

I'd really want a stock Android, official Google device to base my Android experience on.  I see myself sticking with iOS as my main device, but you never know ;-)

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