12-04-2011 11:34 AM
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  1. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    I've been sitting on these forums and reading through threads and must admit, I'm quite entertained.

    I've come to notice that it doesn't seem to matter what thread you make, it ends up turning into some bickering and one group calling another group this and finger pointing, so on and so forth.

    But to me, the best part is the rumors that get built out of rumors. In reality these are just theories but then everyone reads into them and starts building their own rumors off of them. I thought it'd be interesting if people could post their "theories" here instead of threadjacking other threads.

    And I'm not talking about release date rumors, I'm talking about why the phone was "delayed" rumors.

    On my count I've got the following:

    Holiday retail shopping, there were bugs, there were "bugs", VZW hates you, it's just not ready, but the customer service rep said this, VZW's twitter said goodnight - that must mean something, VZW hashtagged Nexus but nothing else , delayed? They said end of the year, bloatware, p3droid did it, the "leaked" info said something that didn't happen

    This is really all in fun, so lets get some good conspiracy theories and try not to flame each other. It truly will be great when the phone is out and everybody can bury their theories along with the hatchet, cause we know a real answer will never explain why we didn't have it sooner

    My conspiracy theory: VZW obtained the exclusivity in the states so they could keep the phone off of other carriers, thus eliminating competition from their two new shiny flagship devices, the Razr and Rezound. Operation was a success.

    My true thoughts: There were buuuugs! and no...not "bugs"
    12-01-2011 11:24 PM
  2. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    RAZR is the main reason - maybe the ICS updates were an added benefit, but I don't think it was delayed solely for that reason.
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    12-01-2011 11:33 PM
  3. E.T.'s Avatar
    I actually don't think your conspiracy theory is THAT crazy. I think Verizon probably did think that exclusivity could be a really good thing for their own sales, and as a bonus, would keep their competitors from having the next big thing.

    Google employees have stated that Google/Samsung has the phone ready for VZW. An interesting thing to me would be whether the exclusivity window that was negotiated started already, and VZW is eating into it right now, OR, if the clock doesnt start until the Gnex is actually sold in stores?
    12-01-2011 11:54 PM
  4. tx_tuff's Avatar
    They did it just to turn use against each other and it is working haha. No really they are just being mean during the season to be jolly.
    12-01-2011 11:55 PM
  5. kingB's Avatar
    Vzw wants to make a big splash right before Xmas. That is all this is about. They sell the Razr and Rezound for about a month and let that hype die down. Then they give us the GN two weeks before Xmas and make a huge profit for the quarter. People forget in these forums that "we" are not the average customers. Most people waltz in to Verizon and look for the iphone or something "similar."

    From a business standpoint I think Verizon knows exactly what they are doing. This may **** people off, but I believe they couldn't care less about the small percentage of phone geeks in these forums...
    Z Fury likes this.
    12-02-2011 12:43 AM
  6. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    From a business standpoint I think Verizon knows exactly what they are doing. This may **** people off, but I believe they couldn't care less about the small percentage of phone geeks in these forums...
    And it's not like almost everyone complaining won't get the nexus when it comes out anyway, or maybe a razr/rezound if they get impatient, but verizon gets their money all the same
    12-02-2011 01:06 AM
  7. thescreensavers's Avatar
    Nah the real reason is all the Ice Cream Sandwiches melted in the wear house. looks like someone forgot to keep them cooled
    whartpence, Ace4 and tmettler5 like this.
    12-02-2011 01:20 AM
  8. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Fantasta-riffic, yet another rumor discussion thread about rumors. Merge or trip the fuse,please
    12-02-2011 03:37 AM
  9. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Verizon decided to put an end to the release date internal leak problem once and for all. They gave each suspect department a different false release date and waited to see which dates were released. To their horror everybody released all the dates. Verizon was forced to clean house and fire all employees involved in the Nexus project. The leak has been plugged but now there is nobody left to release the phone, a team is being assembled to study the problem.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    whartpence, DBVille, dubge and 4 others like this.
    12-02-2011 04:17 AM
  10. dubge's Avatar
    You know with all these "delays " we all complain about it here and I am sure to others who are not so much into these phones like us. I can't even count how many people I have told I am getting this phone to. Most people are surprised I don't have a new one already. The more people hear us talking about an unreleased phone the more they are going to want to check it out and possibly buy it. It is the same thing that happened with the thunderbolt. It is all free advertising.

    Now I just throw that out there because no one else has, I don't really care why, I will just continue to wait and buy it when it arrives
    hyminameisderek likes this.
    12-02-2011 08:31 AM
  11. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    Fantasta-riffic, yet another rumor discussion thread about rumors. Merge or trip the fuse,please
    I guess you read nothing more than the title. Thanks
    12-02-2011 08:36 AM
  12. mysterx's Avatar
    All the conspiracies...c'mon people...duh...it was ALIENS!!!

    -me
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    12-02-2011 08:36 AM
  13. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    All the conspiracies...c'mon people...duh...it was ALIENS!!!

    -me
    I can't believe it took that long for an alien conspiracy to come up! That's one of the first that I thought someone would post about
    mysterx likes this.
    12-02-2011 08:39 AM
  14. wyseguy77's Avatar
    I can't believe it took that long for an alien conspiracy to come up! That's one of the first that I thought someone would post about
    Its Obama. He did it!


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    12-02-2011 08:50 AM
  15. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Its Obama. He did it!


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    I wonder if he responded to any of the emails that were sent to him about the Galaxy Nexus.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    12-02-2011 09:26 AM
  16. Mazingdc5's Avatar
    Just my 2cents here. The main reason why GN is so late is that because of numbers of bugs to b found in GN. Or simply verizon did not want to accept the GN as they were in November. Everyone says its coming out on dec. 8th or 6th, id say you do not know until they actually start advertising them. Believe it or not, GN is now approved by verizon last monday; my friend in samsung went out to nice dinner bc its done now. Again, no official source, no official press about what i said, im just quoting my friend who worked in GN.

    It all depends on verizon when they would launch it. Not google, nor samsung does it now.

    A phone just came out as 'illiusion', they finished working on it 3, 4 months ago, but verizon wouldn accept it until the lst wk of november.
    12-02-2011 09:29 AM
  17. Spacemaker24's Avatar
    I wonder if he responded to any of the emails that were sent to him about the Galaxy Nexus.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    Can you imagine the intern's reaction to those emails? haha First they were like "WTF? Seriously?" Then, (to intern sitting next to them) "Dude, check out this email... What kind of dork ***** sends the PUSA a friggin' email about a phone no one has even heard of? I blame the kid's parents." Both interns shake their heads as the email is deleted.
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    12-02-2011 09:48 AM
  18. STC09's Avatar
    There's a report on Engadget about a new baseband radio and an upgrade to Android 4.1.0. Could this be it? Could our wait be almost over?
    12-02-2011 10:26 AM
  19. Heath276's Avatar
    Its Obama. He did it!


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    We all know Obama is the reason of the delays because there is to much freedom in android.

    Sent from my SCH-I510
    12-02-2011 10:33 AM
  20. bworley50's Avatar
    The reason for the delay is that you get a boost to Q4 earnings from people like us AND a boost to Q1 earnings for the others that follow. It's called sandbagging. I have never been in favor of that sort of activity in any sales environment as it distorts the truth. Nonetheless, I believe that is what's happening.
    12-02-2011 10:41 AM
  21. Spacemaker24's Avatar
    There's a report on Engadget about a new baseband radio and an upgrade to Android 4.1.0. Could this be it? Could our wait be almost over?
    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this is a major part of getting this phone ready for release. Only the people that are part the VZW testing program know for sure.

    I am a member of the test team for a Satellite TV provider and we download new software each week. We submit reports via our receivers (through a broadband connection) when we find issues. Fixes are implemented each week until the software is deemed suitable for general release. Sometimes the process just takes awhile.

    My guess is that an issue was identified with the radio which made the phone unsuitable for release. Probably among other things that needed to be tweaked. The fact that VZW is being super cautious regarding the release of this phone is no surprise. They know that the early adopters of the GN will be techies who will push this phone to it's limits. Although some refuse to give VZW any credit for anything and would rather throw internet tantrums than use logic and reason, I am happy that VZW is taking it's time to ensure that this phone is ready for release.
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    12-02-2011 10:43 AM
  22. STC09's Avatar
    If it's really down to technical issues, I couldn't fault Verizon for that. It's been painful watching my Droid slowly die with no replacement in sight, but hopefully that's over.

    If the delay was induced as a marketing strategy… that's an entirely different matter.
    12-02-2011 10:56 AM
  23. phlame's Avatar
    Aha! just what I thought. Here is my theory. The guy I talked to was all hot on the GN....about 3 weeks ago. Best thing he had ever heard about. (He works at the phone booth at Costco) He also said that they had to sell all the Razrs before the GN came. ??? So now he has changed his tune and thinks the Razr might be better physically, especially when it gets ICS in January. What do you think of this? Is it just a ploy to sell the razr.... There was also another sales guy there and a rep from Verizon. They both agreed whole-heartedly I really do hate to be duped..
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    12-02-2011 07:17 PM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    Aha! just what I thought. Here is my theory. The guy I talked to was all hot on the GN....about 3 weeks ago. Best thing he had ever heard about. (He works at the phone booth at Costco) He also said that they had to sell all the Razrs before the GN came. ??? So now he has changed his tune and thinks the Razr might be better physically, especially when it gets ICS in January. What do you think of this? Is it just a ploy to sell the razr.... There was also another sales guy there and a rep from Verizon. They both agreed whole-heartedly I really do hate to be duped..
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    It all depends on what you like. Both are good phones the difference being people get the nexus for updates right away and not waiting months later due to a skin. Not to mention the nexus is much easier to tinker with compared to the razr and its encrypted bootloader. Plus most likely it will not get updated until much later than jan. I mean the bionic was supposed to get a bug fix in november and that did not happen. Moto is pretty slow with updates and has problems getting an update out that does not have to be pulled right away because it is so buggy.
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    12-02-2011 07:23 PM
  25. Foyt20's Avatar
    I am just speculating, and know nothing past a few tweets I saw today, but could it have had something to do with the lawsuit trying to stop Samsung from selling Galaxy products brought forth by Apple? Or would they not care until they got a cease and desist from Judge?
    12-03-2011 12:37 PM
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