Nexus One entering retirement home. Anyone else?
Well, as much as I love and have loved my Nexus One, it is entering the "old phones" stash. I am switching to Verizon and am waiting on my Thunderbolt to arrive in the mail over the next two days. My Nexus One served me well but it was time for me to move on (and AT&T was becoming a huge thorn in my ***).
Anyone else leaning towards greener pastures?
- 05-17-2011, 03:07 PM #2
- 05-17-2011, 04:58 PM #3
- 05-18-2011, 07:36 PM #5
- 05-18-2011, 07:45 PM #6
- 05-18-2011, 07:48 PM #7
I almost retired my AT&T N1 when the Atrix came out. Capped uploads and the signed bootloader on the Atrix put me back on my N1 after about 2 weeks. Neither the Inspire, nor the Infuse, look to be a worthy upgrade at this point. I'm pretty entrenched with AT&T with multiple lines, so I'll probably hang on to the N1 at least until the Galaxy S II comes out.
- 05-18-2011, 07:54 PM #8
First I can't believe you switched to the Tbolt?! That thing looks more unstable that that nuclear plant in Japan!
Second, I still think the N1 is an amazing phone, and I won't be giving it up any time soon (unless it somehow breaks)! This thing is rock solid and easily hackable. IMHO with CyanogenMod7 on here it competes with any phone on the market.
I am hoping to hang onto this thing for another year and see what happens with ATT/TMO. There will be 50 newer phones out by then, and I will save a couple hundred bucks!
- 05-18-2011, 07:55 PM #9
- 05-18-2011, 08:03 PM #10
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I'm still rocking mine. I don't want to let it go any time soon. First, I'm not a fan of the 4.3 inch screen and love the 3.7 of the N1. Second I love that the thing is hackable beyond belief and I can get in and do whatever I want (CM7). Lastly after spending $500+ on it I want to hang onto it until either a) something breaks or b) some phone comes out with a feature I can't live without
- 05-18-2011, 08:11 PM #11
How come every time you here about the thunderbolt being unstable its from someone who doesn't own one. If you are smart you have already rooted and rommed the thing and you are good to go. I took mine off the charger 12 hours agoand have 50% battery left. My phone never gets hot and im running the stock battery. By far the thunderbolt is the best android phone ever produced and actually released thus far. Everyone I have seen with one loves it. And is probably the last HTC phone to be easy rootable/ unlockable for quite some time. As the origional Droid had its day. So did the nexus0ne. Long live the thunderbolt
- 05-18-2011, 08:22 PM #12
- 05-18-2011, 08:23 PM #13
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That said, I didn't have a Nexus One prior. I might have stuck it out if I did. The N1 is a great phone and has held up pretty well since it's release. Not saying it's not getting a little long in the tooth, but I could see people getting another 6 months out of it until some of the dual core phones come out.
My main reason for goin Thunderbolt was the 4G and I wanted to grandfathered in for if/when Verzion changes their data plans.
Enjoy the Thunderbolt though
- 05-18-2011, 08:47 PM #14
- 05-18-2011, 08:49 PM #15
I'm still happily using my N1. I will most likely update to the next Nexus phone. The Nexus S just wasn't a big enough step up in power/features to get me to switch. I mean, the N1 is only 16 months old now. I'm hoping the third Nexus will be out by the end of the year running Ice Cream Sandwich. Even if I do have a Nexus Three when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out, it would be sweet if they update my N1 with it too.
- 05-18-2011, 08:49 PM #16
I"m seriously thinking about losing mine when the Sensation is released. Looks sweet & I only care so much about the hacking component so I don't care that it's locked down. It's still an HTC phone so I imagine the updates will be just a touch behind the leaks.
- 05-18-2011, 09:18 PM #17
- 05-18-2011, 09:42 PM #18
I switched from the N1 to the Tbolt and have been VERY happy. Tbolt works great for me and not having the damn N1 multitouch/touchscreen bugs has been freaking fantastic. I also switched from AT&T to Verizon(after more than 10 years on AT&T) and have been happy with this switch as well. 3G is not as fast as AT&T but is more stable in that I can stream Flash content while with AT&T it would buffer. Have not dropped a call either.
I LOVED my N1's(I actually have two of them) but it was time to move on. My experience with AT&T and the N1 was great but since the TBolt does voice plus data at the same time over 3G and 4G I decided the time was right for a change.
You will love the larger screen of the TBolt. I personally also prefer sense over Vanilla Android but that of course is personal preference. At the end of the day I could not pass up unlimited 4G LTE data. That was how Verizon got me and I'm glad I made the move.
- 05-18-2011, 09:43 PM #19
I'll still be using my Nexus One until at least the next Nexus (2/3/M/S2) phone comes out. Google's updates over the past year and a half have shown that Nexus is definitely the way to go. I don't want a Sensation because who really knows how the update situation is going to be, with a Nexus phone I know its coming soon.
- 05-18-2011, 09:55 PM #20
I have both the Nexus One on AT&T for personal use and a Thunderbolt on Verizon for work. In my experience, the Thunderbolt is the worst phone I can remember owning, and I hated my iPhones quite a bit. Anyway, I'm on my second TB after the first one would fail to get any data connection, and my current one is sitting next to me, dead after about 7 hours of sitting idle. I had a chance to check the battery use before it died, which was the only thing I had done with it all day, and it said something like "Cell Standby" and "System Idle" used all the battery. Anyway, I'm in Orange County, California and my Nexus has a better, more stable data connection than the two TBolt's I've had, and the carrier plan is about $30 cheaper. My plan now is to just format the phone and stuck it in my on-call bag, powered off, since I don't need it for anything other than one particular on-call task. It's a pathetic phone. The call quality's awesome though.
- 05-18-2011, 09:59 PM #21
- 05-18-2011, 10:26 PM #22
I, too, have both the Nexus One and ThunderBolt. I half-heartedly tried to sell the N1 on Craigslist but it's still with me, lol. It's a lovely little phone. I say little because next to the TB it is. I love my ThunderBolt and Verizon, and since I'm rarely in a 4G area my battery life is pretty good (unplugged for 16 hours and at 70%). I'm not a heavy user tho.
- 05-18-2011, 10:45 PM #23
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Yeah, I'm sticking with my much-loved N1 for now. It works great with CyanogenMod7. The only thing I find occasionally frustrating with it is limited app space. Other than that, the hottest newest phones don't -- at least for my needs -- have much on the Nexus One. And most of them are missing at least one great N1 feature I'd hate to give up: the trackball, hackability, CyanogenMod support, international 3G roaming capability, etc...
Like many of you, I'm thinking I'll upgrade when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out to whatever Nexus phone Google releases with it.
- 05-18-2011, 11:14 PM #24
Honestly, I loved mine to death when I had it. However, I was looking to upgrading to a professional looking laptop and the Nexus One sold for a great price on Ebay. I ended up making about 200 bucks by upgrading to an iPhone 4 and selling my laptop landed my enough money to upgrade that, too.
I'm now on a Nexus S and honestly miss the Nexus One a little bit
- 05-18-2011, 11:56 PM #25
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I am back on my N1. I was test driving a Droid Charge for the last 3 days from Costco, but had some serious battery drain problems. I work in an area with low signal levels (back of shop, against shared wall w/metal studs), but even with LTE disabled today I saw a 30% drain of battery in about 2 hours, just idling. I've also got a G2X in case I stick with TMo. (Paid cash at Costco, so I have 90 days to return it.) It has some issues with losing phone signal, but I'm hoping a radio update will fix that. LTE is absolutely smoking, I got the same kind of speeds I see with my cable modem-23Mbps down or better. The ED2 update removes the ability to root, so unless they remove that restriction and ROM development picks up I'll stick with the N1.