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Who will be upgrading to the Nexus S?
Hi everyone! Longtime forum lurker and Android enthusiast here. Finally decided to join the community
Ok so I'm currently on a nexus one and am wondering who else here is contemplating switching to the nexus S? We all know that specs wise, it ain't much of a step up. But being an Android enthusiast with lust for shiny new gadgets I'm seriously considering it.
Chime in if you plan to or plan not to upgrade to the Nexus S. I'm interested in starting a discussion on this and hearing your rationale.
p.s. Mods: I think the nexus s should be posted under google not Samsung section
- 12-08-2010, 02:48 AM #2
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I will be waiting, personally. I think the Google/Sammy partnership came mid-year during or after the Galaxy S success, and they both rushed to get the next Nexus with Gingerbread out before Xmas. It just doesn't seem right to drop $529 dollars for a phone that isn't a little more future-proof, at least into the year 2011.
I think the real disappointment is not in the lack of dual-core vs. single-core, but the baffling decision to not support HSPA+. Considering all carriers are pushing and moving toward "4G" for the year 2011 (which is coming in 3 weeks), and that some handsets out currently feature it already, makes it difficult to spend that kind of money. Along with other minor detractors (eg. lack of SD slot, 480p HD, NFC seemingly only a glorified bar code scanner, dropping the LED) it just seems like a step back, and doesn't live up to the Nexus branding.
I'm not sure if I'd be happy allowing Google/Sammy to get away with it, especially when there are rumors of future handsets as soon as January/Feb. which will be more future-proof. Yes, technology always is improving at a rapid pace, but within a month or two? I think I can wait.
- 12-08-2010, 09:04 AM #8
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I need my docks baby! Where my docks at? Where's the accessories and the contact points on the bottom of the phone like the N1?
I'll need to see what else is on the market when February rolls around for the other model to arrive for the rest of us. Maybe Google knows that dual core phones will be announced but not shipping until Honeycomb is available a year from now. But I'll wait for 2.3 to be available on my N1 before I make any solid decisions. It might be enough to get me through another year.
- 12-08-2010, 10:17 AM #11
The real issue is, you're giving up a lot more than just $529 (a hefty sum already) price tag. You're also giving up HSPA+, bluetooth 3.0, higher than 480p HD recording, the LED light (for some), and an expandable SD card slot.
I guess the question is, is it worth those trade-offs to have direct and clean Google updates. It may be for some.
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I currently have a Nexus One, and being the shameless Google ***** that I am, I've already pre-ordered. The internal storage improvements are worth it for me. I have never filled my 4GB SD card on the N1, but run out of internal storage on a weekly basis. (Yes, I know I could root, but I'm really not up for that at the moment).
- 12-08-2010, 07:02 PM #14
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Well...I have a Cliq. So basically anything I get will be an upgrade. I'd been salivating over the Nexus S since the rumors first started swirling but now that the specs are out, I'm rather disappointed. Still, it'll be an upgrade in a major way, and I'm not sure that, after the Cliq update drama, I can handle waiting on Android upgrades.
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Currently playing with my n1, and will probably wait for 2.3 on this nexus before i go out and attempt to buy the n-s... chances are i won't,i dislike samsung phones. I dont know about a lot of you, but i sit on my phone in my **** pocket, and i sit the **** out of my nexus one, i just dont think that curve screen and plastic outsides will be... very... good? (in terms of how long it last and durability) So right now i'm currently not very "impressed" by this nexus s, but i would rather wait maybe for a dual core phone, since i know the n1 is getting 2.3 so it should last a couple more months before it just gets completely outdated by newer competition. (plus i just got swype on this n1) happy camper
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Here's the thing.........I have a Nexus One, and i am buying the Nexus S because for one, getting the latest updates is HUGE for me! Thats the biggest thing for me! Gingerbread will be on the Nexus One, but it wont be as smooth because the GPU in the phone is not that good! And eventually the N1 will be snubbed for the NS (single core and dual core versions). Second, there's the touchscreen issues on the N1 that have been acting up MAJORLY these past couple weeks for me! the Multitouch issues and the constant confusion of where you're touching the screen on the N1 will be fixed on the NS! There's no LED notification, but there wasnt on the N1 either, but the trackball made up for that....but we couldnt even change the color til Froyo (unless by rooting, which i didnt)! the SD card thing, it has 16 gb internal storage! what more do u want? i sent in two N1's for exchange because the SD card was not being read but the internal storage was fine! So i guess i prefer no SD card! No HSPA+ is the only big problem, but even thats small as i am getting 5 mbps where i live on my N1, i know it could be faster, but there's absolutely no need for it for me! Plus i think Samsung's design is sexy! Let's not forget about the faulty buttons on the N1.....not as sensitive as it should be! I love my Nexus One, but i welcome the Nexus S! Eventually, the dual-core version will come and the Nexus S is already fast as hell!!!
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I think a lot of the reasons why people are disappointed with the nexus s is because at the time, the nexus one came out of nowhere and shocked everyone with it's specs. It just set the bar so high at the time. Therefore most of us android fans expected the same thing this time, which perhaps isn't veery realistic.
I love my nexus one too but one thing i've always lamented was that the touchscreen was never as responsive as I would have liked. That's really one if the main reasons I'm upgrading to the nexus s because the touch screen plus dedicated gpu hardware acceleration will make for a buttery smooth touch experience.
- 12-08-2010, 10:44 PM #25