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    I been doing alot of thinking. I think I'm going to go with Nexus devices from here on out. The new EVO is a beast and does have better specs but theres something about the Galaxy Nexus that keeps drawing me in lol. The thing is, I been out of contract from Sprint for about 2 weeks now. I'm still rocking my OG EVO and really want a new phone. I'm wondering if I should get the Sprint Nexus and be locked down on another 2 year contract or just wait till the fall for the new Nexus devices? The GSM from the playstore would be an option as well but I love having my unlimited data because I'm a power user. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks.
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    I've got the Nexus S 4G and love it. Thinking of getting my wife the Galaxy Nexus. The ICS update for the S 4G was delayed many months so updates on the Nexus aren't always first as some claim. Still, its been a great phone.
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    Waiting for the next nexus literally means waiting about a whole year til its available.

    I'd say go for the gnex now, and upgrade to the next-next nexus.
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    All of my Android phones have been Nexus phones. You won't regret it. Also, it sure makes it easier to keep track of what interesting phones are out there when the Nexus phones are all you'll seriously consider. =]
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    Had my gnex since march. It has the slowest processor, by far the worst camera, and the screen is barely readable in bright sunlight. Despite those flaws it's the best phone I've used by far. Curved shape feels great in the hand, awesome battery life, and if you didn't see the play store it will be the first phone with jelly bean. Even if the sprint version doesn't get the update there will be a rom shortly after the gsm version gets it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    Had my gnex since march. It has the slowest processor, by far the worst camera, and the screen is barely readable in bright sunlight. Despite those flaws it's the best phone I've used by far. Curved shape feels great in the hand, awesome battery life, and if you didn't see the play store it will be the first phone with jelly bean. Even if the sprint version doesn't get the update there will be a rom shortly after the gsm version gets it.
    You know you can overclock it to 1650, right? I mean it might cause ill effects, but with a proper kernel this thing gets nutty.
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    I bought the GSM Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play Store. best money ever spent. I am on the unlimited talk, text and data (1st 250mb of 3g) with Walmart Family Mobile. no contract is the best way to go and then you can customize your data plan to your useage. I use manily wifi everywhere I go, so I never go over my 250mb a month (yet).
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    The Nexus phones are fantastic, but at this point I'd almost say wait at least until next week. If the rumors are true then the next Nexus will at least be announced. If that happens then you will have an idea as to how long the wait will be.

    Also, the Nexus has the slowest CPU, but it's definitely no slouch. I bought mine from the Play Store and I love the freedom of no contract.
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    Depending on where you live you could get a straight Talk sim for $20 and opt for a $45 unlimited everything prepaid plan that operates on AT&T hspa+. Works pretty well in my neck of the woods (N/E Louisiana).
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    I had my non Galaxy Nexus S and I thought that phone was the best thing until the Galaxy Nexus launched, buy I didn't see a point upgrading for basically the same ice cream on a faster larger phone. I'm now using the OneX and its a fantastic device. There are some things I like about stock Android vs. Sense but the same can be said about the OneX and its raw power, LTE and camera. Not to mention the screen. I would recommend waiting to see what gets announced at Google IO NEXT WEEK and see what's up the sleeves for Android 4.1 The Galaxy Nexus is almost discontinued here and the next Nexus launch will probably happen a lot sooner than later.
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    I went from team iphone to blackberry and when I switched to Android I did a little bit of homework on what was out there and decided on the Nexus S and I never looked back, went to the GNex about a month ago and im even happier, stock is the way to go.
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    Yup. Nexus from here on out. Phones will have better specs, but the stock OS is the selling point. And it's a heck of a selling point.
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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm going to go for it. I really need a new phone. I'll rock the Galaxy Nexus until the next one comes this fall. Then I'll pass the GN to my GF or something. Yeah whatever I decide, its Nexus phones for now on.
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    well my google nexus s 4g still has a year left so im stright
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion78 View Post
    Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm going to go for it. I really need a new phone. I'll rock the Galaxy Nexus until the next one comes this fall. Then I'll pass the GN to my GF or something. Yeah whatever I decide, its Nexus phones for now on.
    Every Nexus phone so far has been released at the very end or very beginning of the year, with Sprint versions coming a few months later. You've got plenty of time to enjoy the GN before the Nexus 4 is released.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    My first Android phone was a Nexus One. I never had a phone treat me so well. The only real reason I upgraded was due to the very limited storage space on it. Yeah, some things started to slow down (Tiny Tower for example), but I had no issues with it whatsoever.

    I have the One X now. Awesome phone! Obviously better than the N1 spec-wise but the fact that is so locked down is annoying as hell! I cannot believe the hoops the devs had to go through to get the thing rooted and boot loader unlock. Not to mention there's still no source code for it yet (AT&T version). Because of this, I'm most likely going to be sticking with Nexus phones as well, I just hope my wife doesn't mind the extra cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion78 View Post
    I been doing alot of thinking. I think I'm going to go with Nexus devices from here on out. The new EVO is a beast and does have better specs but theres something about the Galaxy Nexus that keeps drawing me in lol. The thing is, I been out of contract from Sprint for about 2 weeks now. I'm still rocking my OG EVO and really want a new phone. I'm wondering if I should get the Sprint Nexus and be locked down on another 2 year contract or just wait till the fall for the new Nexus devices? The GSM from the playstore would be an option as well but I love having my unlimited data because I'm a power user. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks.

    I went this route believing it was for the best. Unfortunately I got burned. My device was bought from Newegg before Google began selling the Galaxy Nexus through the play store (Doesn't make sense I had to import a phone when Google is a American company). So no warranty and apparently it is a known wide spread issue. Speaking with a Google support rep confirmed it. Here is a link dating back all the way to Jan 1 and is still very active. The problem has not been fixed.

    Issue 23789 - android - Galaxy Nexus Charging Issues - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    Plenty of other threads all over the internet with people having the same issues. Just do your research because sometimes things look better on paper than they actually are.
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    I have the G-Nex on Vzw. I'm grandfathered in on unlimited data and will never be buying a subsidized phone again. I have the benefit of LTE and I am absolutely in love with this phone. Yea it has a slower processor speed but it is the smoothest phone I've owned. Had the razr for a few weeks and it was sluggish. With the ICS OTA being pushed as I type, maybe that will change. I have the HTC Rezound running Sense 4.0, and while it doesn't have the hardware Sense 4.0 was designed for, it runs amazingly smooth. But I want a stock, Apex Launcher experience. Well, not quite stock. I'm rooted and running a version of AOKP. The customized abilities on this phone are unparalleled! All my phones have been unlocked and rooted and I have never been able to do so much with a phone. My screen is amazing. AOKP offers the ability to add color, brightness and depth that the stock screen cannot touch. Being able to change my soft keys to any shape, color, symbol or txt is amazing. This phone is amazing. Yes, I may buy phones that are not a nexus device, but they will NOT be my daily runner. This is my first nexus device and it will not be my last. I would love a better camera, better battery but I would have to sacrifice so much. Not worth it, to me......BTW I've seen several articles saying Google is releasing 7 galaxy devices this year. With the G-Nex and the Asus Nexus 7 that makes 2....... 5 more? We'll see.
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    Better change your carrier if you want to get the next Nexus. I will bet anything that Verizon and Sprint will not receive another one.
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    Last month I switched from an OG Evo on Sprint to a Play Store Gnex on Straight Talk. I'm pretty happy with the gnex, but the big selling point is the money: $45/month vs. $80/month means I can buy a new $400 phone 2x/year (assuming I can sell the old one for $200) and still pay less than I was paying on Sprint. If one of the new Nexus phones looks good I can make the switch without having to fuss with a contract.

    As for the experience, I'm a huge fan of stock. I was running Cyanogen 7.1 on the Evo for the last six months. I tried out the One X and the new Evo before I bought the gnex, and I was really put off by Sense (and don't get me started on Touchwhiz).
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    I had an OG Evo that was out of contract this month. I wanted a Gnex so about 4 months ago I picked up an unlocked Gnex from Amazon. Thing was it was an international one (from the documentation i's say it was Czechoslovakian along with an adapter for the euro plug charger). Used the Walmart Tmo 30.00 plan. I was using it more than the Evo. Since my contract was up this month I wanted to get the E4GLTE. Personally I loved the phone but the bugs in the software and the lack of signal drove me to return it. Now I'm saving 60.00 and looking forward to my next Nexus when they announce it. The Gnex is rooted and Rom'ed and i'm a happy camper. Go For IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    You know you can overclock it to 1650, right? I mean it might cause ill effects, but with a proper kernel this thing gets nutty.
    yeah and sometimes it is. i switch between bugless beast and aokp most of the time. on bugless beast now set to the stock 1200mhz on the interactive governor. 36+ hours of battery life and no lag worth complaining about on some pretty strenuous games, NBA Jam, Mass Effect, Dead Space, some lag in GTA 3 but rarely.
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    There are supposed to be multiple nexus devices coming out this fall no? Rumored to have Jelly Bean, and the next jump in specs should be this fall as well. I'd definitely wait till the fall and grab one then, assuming the above info is corret.
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    Really don't have any complaints with mine. Like the phone much better than the Epic I had before it.

    Got to use the Evo LTE a bit and it's a great phone too. As I'm sure the Galaxy S3 will be too. In my opinion Google did a wonderful job with stock ICS and there's no need to change it all up with any skin. I wish they would just build upon stock ICS a little if they want to add a few things instead of changing the whole damn experience.

    I am glad I stuck too my I initial thoughts of going Nexus on my next phone. I got sick and tired of the delays and promises from Samsung and Sprint with my Epic. I understand being on Sprint will still likely delay my Nexus upgrade experience but this phone is easy enough to go around that if I want.

    I had my Epic rooted on CM9 and loved it prior to the phone breaking down. It made sense to me to just get the phone that has the OS I loved already on it. Granted CM9 ads some cool stuff that stock ICS doesn't have. However I've found that with Nova Launcher Prime I can pretty much do anything to the phone I want, not everything but at the same time everything works.
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    If you need a nexus now consider buying one straight out w/ no contract. They are fairly reasonable on EBay. Then if and when the next Nexus comes out your in with nothing holding you back, and YES the Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone to get Jelly Bean soon... cha ching!

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