- 12-21-2010, 01:10 AM #2
In terms of no 4G, it really isn't a big deal at all. I'll tell you why. I really hope people would stop listing it as an issue, or a reason not to get a Nexus S.
As of right now you'll see the same speeds on a Nexus S as you would on a "4G" G2 or MT4G on T-Mo's "4G network". The Nexus S is able to take advantage of the increased speeds on T-Mobiles networks where HSPA+ has been deployed. The Nexus S' radio supports a max download speed of 7.2 Mbps while the G2 and MT4G have 14.4Mbps radios. That 14.4Mbps radio is what T-Mobile refers to as a "4G" capable phone.
The difference in radio speed doesn't really come into play in current real world situations. The fastest network speeds I have found in my area (L.A.) has been a little above 5Mbps down and close to 2Mbps up. I'm able to get those speeds on both a G2 (4G HSPA+ phone) and the Nexus S.
So, for now, you're going to get the same speeds with the Nexus S as you would with a "4G" HSPA+ phone on T-Mobiles network. At least until they increase the network speeds again. When that happens, the "4G" HSPA+ devices will be in better shape because they'll be able to take advantage of that added bandwidth. However, right now all that is irrelevant.
My Nexus S is 4G Hell, when all the carriers call their networks 4G when they aren't......why shouldn't we all just say that the Nexus S is a "4G" phone. After all, it can handle the full capacity of the current "4G" network.....So doesn't that make it a "4G" device??
I apologize for going on about this issue, but I'm kinda sick of hearing so many people point out this "lack of 4G" and complain like a little girl. I'm perfectly happy with 5-6Mbps downloads on the cell network until I get my next device in a year or so.
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- 12-21-2010, 08:11 AM #4
The lack of "4G" will be felt greater when it becomes the standard in 2011, as all carriers are pushing for this. The Nexus S just doesn't seem as 'future-proof' as a top branded Android device should be (this is without mentioning the lack of 720p, which is a hardware limitation; lack of camera zoom; etc.)
To essentially say "one doesn't need 4G" doesn't abate the disappointment that it lacks 4G. I'm glad people are happy with their Nexus S, but consumers have every right to be disappointed, and to voice that disappointment, about a device lacking "4G" support (and once again, this is without mentioning other devices on the market already feature this).
- 12-21-2010, 11:51 AM #5
this article? Interesting the video was shot in 720P, huh? I'm pretty sure well see this feature added in a future update.
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No Zoom - Solved
Just download Vignette from the android market it should help you zoom. And it wasn't going to be able to zoom!
I am looking for an answer for the no new android market
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- 12-21-2010, 12:49 PM #9BB 8320>G1>BB 8900>BB 9700>G2>Nexus S>Droid Charge>Droid Bionic>Droid RAZR>Galaxy Nexus>GE Galaxy S4
- 12-26-2010, 04:36 AM #12
I would like to ask whether .apk files can be installed without the need for an SD card. I will be using the phone outside the US mainly, where there is no access to the Android Market, so can I install apk's without having a Market app like Dropbox, AppsInstaller and the like? Thanks.
- 12-26-2010, 08:04 AM #13Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 12-26-2010, 08:11 AM #14
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- 12-28-2010, 12:46 AM #21
Baconater, it is a decent phone, enjoy the little thang.
- 12-28-2010, 12:47 AM #22
I love how you put ROM pure google, you are right, stock as a stock broth!
- 12-28-2010, 01:04 AM #24
Glad you like, and I agree it is decent compared to the N1. Nothing really upgrading but some stuff is decent. I won't throw my disappointments down here because that isn't fair to you. It is solid.