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    Default Is this excitement normal for launches?

    Is the excitement over the GN the MOST anticipation seen over a Android-based phone from an AC perspective? I've only been around since September and can't tell if the GN excitement is fever level or not.

    From an Average Joe perspective, I now know TWO people IRL who are aware of the GN launch... which is two more than I've ever known to even KNOW about Android phones. Even though I'm anxious for the Verizon launch, I'm more excited to see if regular people will awaken to the GN...
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    Haha, ya this is pretty standard fare for all new launches of flagship phones. It's kind of sad really
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    Quote Originally Posted by kharrigan View Post
    Is the excitement over the GN the MOST anticipation seen over a Android-based phone from an AC perspective? I've only been around since September and can't tell if the GN excitement is fever level or not.

    From an Average Joe perspective, I now know TWO people IRL who are aware of the GN launch... which is two more than I've ever known to even KNOW about Android phones. Even though I'm anxious for the Verizon launch, I'm more excited to see if regular people will awaken to the GN...
    Multiple people I work with are waiting on this phone. I think the excitement is greater for GN.
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    If Verizon puts the same marketing force behind the GN as it does the Droid phones, the excitement will be huge. Most every average Joe I know calls Android phones Droids, showing that Verizon is the only reason many people even know Android exists.

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    Today, I realized something.... I became a LOT less excited about the Galaxy Nexus. Why? Because I have no idea what's happening.

    As much as I HATE to bring this up, Apple has this one right. They announce something, and have it out within a week or two. That makes them money because the product is released while people are still excited and willing to pay huge amounts of money for it.

    Why can't anyone else understand this???!!!!

    It has been over a week and we have heard nothing about launch dates. The most we have heard is a "sign-up" page from verizon, and that was only today.

    I am taking a deep breath, I know it's coming. Yes, yes, yes. But my point is that they let excitement die off. Mine was pretty strong, and now I am a lot less excited. When I hear some good news, I may become as excited as I was.

    Also, this huge gaps of time allow people to doubt the product:

    1 day after announcemet: we see rumors of a delay due to the radio not working properly.
    3 days: rumors of bad battery life and design issues
    5 days: Pentile display comes up and people are now saying "i'm not buying it."
    6 days: Gorilla Glass found not to be on the phone and people get upset.

    etc.... See my point? These dates are not accurate, of course, but the point is that the longer we wait, the less people will buy it, whether it be for some lack of excitement, or news they didn't understand. Look at pentile, for example, people say negative things about it BEFORE EVEN SEEING IT.

    They need to set a release date, and fast. (boy am I glad the announcement wasn't on the 10th of October like it was supposed to be.)
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    Good point. I'm sure this tactic gets Apple a few more initial impulse sales, but I think in general it doesn't make that big of a difference. Marketing for devices doesn't usually start until after the launch. The vast majority doesn't even know about the product until then. Even then, most who buy do so without scrutinizing it as much as the people on these forums do before purchasing.

    Some sales of the Galaxy Nexus might have been lost over people losing their excitement due to extra the time to consider the "negatives", but in reality it's just that many less that would have inevitably been returned (if what they had considered negatives held true). That's good for Samsung.

    I for one am still just as excited for this phone as I was when I watched it being announced live. A short wait isn't gonna ruin that for me. Nor will reading complaints posted by people who have yet to experience the phone themselves. I've seen the unveiling, the specs list, and the hands on videos. I want this phone... and I'll have it with an extra scoop of excitement sandwiched in between .
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    When it gets closer to Nov.10 and we actually start seeing some Verizon-branded GN Unboxing & Reviews on YouTube everyone should feel better.
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    I find that my excitement turns into anger when dealing with phones that haven't come out yet, for the fact that carriers and companies alike won't say anything about details, release dates, or anything for that matter. Feels bad :/ But I always find myself trudging through the times and getting it anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ruffolo View Post
    None of my friends on Facebook other than my gf get my picture
    I hadn't looked in detail before, so for some reason I thought you were chewing down on a phone... possibly an iPhone 4.

    Now that I've looked more closely it all makes a lot more sense!
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    I work with with people that have nothing but Apple products and swear by them. Most even have it down to the levels of having big and little Apple stickers representing their families on their cars. I sit in my office, lock my door and curl up in a ball on iPhone release days. Now that the GN is coming out, I secretly put Android backgrounds on everyones computer when they leave their desktop for a couple minutes, then ninja my way back like nothing happened. Yeah, I get pretty excited
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ruffolo View Post
    None of my friends on Facebook other than my gf get my picture
    I got it pretty quickly, I think I got one left in the freezer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ruffolo View Post
    None of my friends on Facebook other than my gf get my picture
    Ha. I put up a FB picture of an ice cream sandwich the day of the Hong Kong event. My wife knew what I was talking about because of my constant rambling....no one else got it.
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    I feel like this is something a lot of companies making neat gadgets do; unveil a new product, give some minor details about it, then not release much info at all for weeks or months. I get that for the majority of consumers, it's not a big deal, but for us gadget nerds that want to know about it right this second, it's pretty frustrating, heh.

    As a gamer, this happens a lot with new consoles/ handhelds. Early last year, Nintendo unveiled the 3DS, and we didn't really get any kind of launch details until very early this year. Earlier this year, they also unveiled their new home console, the Wii U, but haven't said anything about when it's coming out, or how much it will cost. Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation Vita earlier this year, and while they announced a price point, they still never said anything about release date (for the US) up until a few weeks ago.

    I just wish companies could wait to unveil a device until they can properly peg down a release date and price point. I'd like to see a presentation like last week's Nexus one, where they end by saying "It'll be released on this date, for this price". Let leaked specs/ photos do the hype until the official unveiling; it's better than going "Here's this cool new device! It's coming soon!", and then keeping quiet for weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRW1215 View Post
    I feel like this is something a lot of companies making neat gadgets do; unveil a new product, give some minor details about it, then not release much info at all for weeks or months. I get that for the majority of consumers, it's not a big deal, but for us gadget nerds that want to know about it right this second, it's pretty frustrating, heh.

    As a gamer, this happens a lot with new consoles/ handhelds. Early last year, Nintendo unveiled the 3DS, and we didn't really get any kind of launch details until very early this year. Earlier this year, they also unveiled their new home console, the Wii U, but haven't said anything about when it's coming out, or how much it will cost. Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation Vita earlier this year, and while they announced a price point, they still never said anything about release date (for the US) up until a few weeks ago.

    I just wish companies could wait to unveil a device until they can properly peg down a release date and price point. I'd like to see a presentation like last week's Nexus one, where they end by saying "It'll be released on this date, for this price". Let leaked specs/ photos do the hype until the official unveiling; it's better than going "Here's this cool new device! It's coming soon!", and then keeping quiet for weeks.
    If companies did this we wouldn't have this forum, these conversations, speculations, anxieties or excitement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by estebancam View Post
    ... Apple has this one right. They announce something, and have it out within a week or two. That makes them money because the product is released while people are still excited and willing to pay huge amounts of money for it.

    Why can't anyone else understand this???!!!!...
    Agreed 100%. Samsung/Google meet the Palm Pre. We all know how that turned out...
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    Don't expect a large ad campaign from vzw. They have 2 new 4g Droids coming out this holiday season. The razr and D4 will sell more then nexus.plus there's the new HTC 4g coming out. As vzw stated the Droid brand is there top tier phones and will get bigger push
    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    If Verizon puts the same marketing force behind the GN as it does the Droid phones, the excitement will be huge. Most every average Joe I know calls Android phones Droids, showing that Verizon is the only reason many people even know Android exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estebancam View Post
    Today, I realized something.... I became a LOT less excited about the Galaxy Nexus. Why? Because I have no idea what's happening.

    As much as I HATE to bring this up, Apple has this one right. They announce something, and have it out within a week or two. That makes them money because the product is released while people are still excited and willing to pay huge amounts of money for it.

    Why can't anyone else understand this???!!!!

    It has been over a week and we have heard nothing about launch dates. The most we have heard is a "sign-up" page from verizon, and that was only today.

    I am taking a deep breath, I know it's coming. Yes, yes, yes. But my point is that they let excitement die off. Mine was pretty strong, and now I am a lot less excited. When I hear some good news, I may become as excited as I was.

    Also, this huge gaps of time allow people to doubt the product:

    1 day after announcemet: we see rumors of a delay due to the radio not working properly.
    3 days: rumors of bad battery life and design issues
    5 days: Pentile display comes up and people are now saying "i'm not buying it."
    6 days: Gorilla Glass found not to be on the phone and people get upset.

    etc.... See my point? These dates are not accurate, of course, but the point is that the longer we wait, the less people will buy it, whether it be for some lack of excitement, or news they didn't understand. Look at pentile, for example, people say negative things about it BEFORE EVEN SEEING IT.

    They need to set a release date, and fast. (boy am I glad the announcement wasn't on the 10th of October like it was supposed to be.)
    For every person that says they are not buying it because of "rumored problem a" (battery sucks, Pentile sucks) or "fact b" (no sd card, no gorilla glass), I just think, "Great! One less person standing in front of me waiting to buy this phone."
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    I can't speak for others, but this is the most excited I've been about a launch since...the DX I guess (at the time I was using a BlackBerry Storm and the DX was like the hottest thing on the planet). There have been lots of good phone since then, and certainly I gazed longingly at the Nexus S when it launched, and the original Atrix seemed cool, although perhaps not living up to its hype. But the Galaxy Nexus and especially ICS is the real deal, and it's the largest overhaul of Android since it launched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    If Verizon puts the same marketing force behind the GN as it does the Droid phones, the excitement will be huge. Most every average Joe I know calls Android phones Droids, showing that Verizon is the only reason many people even know Android exists.

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    Why do I not see them doing that? Cause verizon isn't happy if they cant stuff V-cast up your craw against your will?
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    Why do I not see them doing that? Cause verizon isn't happy if they cant stuff V-cast up your craw against your will?
    The funny thing is that Verizon could totally just release Vcast on the Android Market as an app, and work on making it good enough that people would want to use it. Some of their content deals (e.g. with the NFL) have a ton of promise as a product that people would want to pay for.

    But instead they permo-install the app on everyone's phone whether they want it or not, and create a lot of customer resentment. In the end they probably get less subscriptions then if they'd just shut up and concentrate on making Vcast a winning product.
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    The excitement for the Nexus One was pretty high. Here's a test: If Verizon releases it at $200 or less with a 2 year contract then they are serious about this phone's success. If they release it for $300 with a 2 year contract, I believe they will be less so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom S. View Post
    The excitement for the Nexus One was pretty high. Here's a test: If Verizon releases it at $200 or less with a 2 year contract then they are serious about this phone's success. If they release it for $300 with a 2 year contract, I believe they will be less so.
    I agree with this. I think that they wont want to take away from the Droid line, so it wont get as much advertising from them.

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    The less people know about this phone the easier I will get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjlandberg View Post
    The less people know about this phone the easier I will get one.

    Agreed. The GN forums are turning into a horrid place full of complaining about the number of grey specs in the frame being an odd number, to the GN being very disappointing because it could cause a rare and incurable ear fungus that makes you ooze jellybeans and rainbows out of the side of your head. No hate though Just all that there is to do now is have some patience and wait for it to come out. It will be good for everyone!
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