11-10-2011 08:16 AM
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  1. fogel35's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus AT&T Full Specifications And Price Details - Gadgetian
    Check this out. I think it's a little "suspect" that they didn't mention a source. Especially as they stated it do factually. I emailed them sling about that. We'll see if they write back.
    I do want to believe but like others have stated It is at&t we are dealing with.
    10-31-2011 08:22 PM
  2. Professor777's Avatar
    Here's another link for the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket -- an Amazing phone
    Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, HTC Vivid (AT&T) this month

    This phone puts the AT&T version on par with the T-Mobile, with a dual core 1.5 and a 4.5 inch screen. It should have been released in the US to begin with since it was 7 months behind the Korean release. I'm glad to hear about the announcement because now AT&T will have the top end version of the SGS2.

    As tor LTE, who gives a rip?! It is only a reality for less than .005% of the US map, so lets be realistic. The advertisements for the carriers push it like we can have it now and it is some big deal, NOT! and it won't be for a long time. Besides it eats battery life like a piranha. Almost no one has it so why should we pay more for it now??

    Samsung, Hello: Verizon should [HL]not [/HL]be rewarded for [HL]not [/HL]helping you sell the SGS2, AT&T should be. Why should they get the Nexus first?! We should be reading of a Nov 16 Nexus release date for AT&T not Verizon! What are you thinking?

    Which to get? ICS will be ready first quarter for the SGS2 (not second), but that does not mean we will get it then. Q2 is right because of carrier delay. Nevertheless, this makes the Skyrocket a good choice. ICS is the Nexus' #1 feature and the Skyrocket is better than the Nexus in some important ways. It is nice having a choice between great and great!! And don't forget the Samsung Note.

    That Galaxy Nexus HD screen is so alluring, but that's about it; so is the SGS2 Skyrocket 1.5 CPU, SD changeability, gorilla glass, and Superamoled PLUS (the nexus does not have Plus) and an 8 mpx camera. The working screen size is virtually the same on both since the Nexus has the buttons on the bottom. SGS2 at 4.5 may even be bigger in everyday use. Most other features of consequence are the same (see my former post.)

    However, what does this say for the Nexus release date? Since it was not included in this announcement, it indicates that they are giving some prime time to the Skyrocket but also may indicate a later release date for the Nexus.

    Let's hope not. But will people wait until after Christmas for the Nexus, when the SGS2 Skyrocket can be in your hands now?

    That's what this thread is about. When we are sitting at our computers writing posts it may be 50 / 50, but when we are in the stores doing Christmas shopping . . . odds move heavily to a "lets get something now" mentality. Especially since there is not that much noticeable difference. Personally I want a nice Christmas present and I'm sick of waiting. So, I would venture to say that most of us would like to be able to pick both phones up in the store and compare them.

    Come on AT&T make it happen for us. Look to the future. These phones are your present and future bread and butter. The hardware totally blows away iPhone, and check the stats on Samsung's, and Android's, dominance in the business world. icaveOS is dead. It is copying Android now!

    AT&T hear your customers or you WILL loose people to Verizon for the Nexus. Make your Nexus announcement before the Verizon release, and availability better be before Christmas. If you don't you are the only losers. We'll get what we want sooner or later from one source or another.
    Think about it.
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    11-01-2011 09:47 AM
  3. Tom S.'s Avatar
    ATTENTION: Samsung, Google, and carriers. Please listen up. We are tired of waiting.

    Samsung dissed the U.S. by releasing the SGS2 everywhere on the planet except here. We got 7 month old technology. Gee thanks. Did they compensate with special perks? No, except the better model available for T-Mobile (in stinkin' October!), and a 4.5 inch screen for Sprint.
    But then the Galaxy Nexus was rumored. We waited for news, but should we wait again? Should we wait when T-Mobile's SGS2, in some ways superior, is available now?

    Honestly, most of us who know what's going on are somewhat disappointed in the Galaxy Nexus.
    1. It does not have a changeable SD card. (We could care less about the last Nexus precedent.)
    2. It has only a 1.2 dual core when it should have a 1.5 by now.
    3. It does not really have a 4.65 screen. 95+% of actual usage time, it's only like 4.3 because of the control buttons.
    4. It is not super Amoled Plus. Not a major factor since it has an impressively higher resolution, but I'm just saying . . .
    5. It does not have gorilla glass. Bummer. Go check out the SGS2 drop test compared to iPhone 4s. Yes it does matter.
    6. It only has a 5 megapixel camera. 5 is plenty, and megapixels aren't everything, but it could've had 8. (Why did you cut so many corners, you make a fortune on these phones?)
    7. Okay it has ICS. Well, unless you've been lying to us about android OS being upgradable, the SGS2 will get ICS.
    8. It is grossly overpriced, if the rumors are correct. This phone is not worth $300. on contract.
    9. How many programs are optimized for ICS? Not many, especially before SGS2 gets ICS.
    10 Same old battery size. It should have been at least 2000.

    Like many people, I kind of love the Galaxy Nexus, but I'm disappointed. I can't believe that Google and Samsung were so stupid as to not give us a super phone. Morons -- you could have cornered the whole market, and been the praise of the world. Not going to happen now.

    Will we wait for a November release? Yes, to check it out.
    Will we wait past Christmas? Absolutely not! We want this phone before the holidays on major carriers (not just Verizon), so put your boys on overtime. Plus Verizon's rates are too high.

    Finally, the T-Mobile version of the SGS2 is actually a better phone. Slap ICS on it and this is a deal changer. Surprisingly, the ONLY real advantage for the Nexus is a q HD screen, really! Does that compensate for what it's missing?
    Someone said that the lack of gorilla glass on the Galaxy Nexus was not a dealbreaker. True, but on top of everything else it becomes one. T-Mobile's SGS2 has a true 4.5 inch display, 50% more sub pixels with Super Amoled plus, SD card upgradability, a 1.5 GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, all the programming flexibility I actually need, and has a price tag that's $100 less than the Nexus!! Hello. I think I'll switch carriers.

    My contract with AT&T is up for renewal. I've been painfully waiting since last March to ditch my iPhone with this icave OS. I have researched Android, its programs and its phones. It is vastly superior. But I am sick and tired of waiting. I WILL have a new phone in my hand by Christmas. And I think thousands of people feel the same way I do. We will not wait on you again. Don't expect great sales on a late galaxy Nexus, it's not that hot.
    US version of SGSII will not see ICS before Q3 2012. Samsung Italy announced ICS for International version in Q2 2012. Really, I wouldn't expect the SGSII to have it before 2013. Never buy a phone for what you think it will get, just buy it for what it has.



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    11-01-2011 09:09 PM
  4. djwyman's Avatar
    I have been waiting to switch from sprint to att hoping this phone would come out soon but I got impatient and seen best buy was giving the nexus s for free so I jumped the gun and got it...good thing is I got the buy back program with them so if it comes out with in 6 months I get $350 towards getting the galaxy nexus which will be pretty close to being a normal price to pay if it is $600 or so full price. Besides I will still be on a phone that will get ics months before all of the dual core current Gen phones.

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    11-02-2011 04:11 AM
  5. Tom S.'s Avatar
    I have been waiting to switch from sprint to att hoping this phone would come out soon but I got impatient and seen best buy was giving the nexus s for free so I jumped the gun and got it...good thing is I got the buy back program with them so if it comes out with in 6 months I get $350 towards getting the galaxy nexus which will be pretty close to being a normal price to pay if it is $600 or so full price. Besides I will still be on a phone that will get ics months before all of the dual core current Gen phones.

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    Good thinking.

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    11-02-2011 08:39 AM
  6. becandl's Avatar
    I've recently become extremely disappointed with AT&T when it comes to announcing phones. Verizon actually lists upcoming phones and their release dates, but for the most part, AT&T keeps things too hidden and it's aggravating.
    11-02-2011 09:15 PM
  7. willardcw4's Avatar
    I've recently become extremely disappointed with AT&T when it comes to announcing phones. Verizon actually lists upcoming phones and their release dates, but for the most part, AT&T keeps things too hidden and it's aggravating.
    Very true, and very annoying. I've been on AT&T since it was Cingular and they have never really figured out how to launch a phone in a half-decent way (iPhones excluded).

    WE WANT A RELEASE DATE!
    11-03-2011 07:50 AM
  8. slinkygn's Avatar
    That Galaxy Nexus HD screen is so alluring, but that's about it; so is the SGS2 Skyrocket 1.5 CPU, SD changeability, gorilla glass, and Superamoled PLUS (the nexus does not have Plus) and an 8 mpx camera. The working screen size is virtually the same on both since the Nexus has the buttons on the bottom. SGS2 at 4.5 may even be bigger in everyday use. Most other features of consequence are the same (see my former post.)
    No, the Nexus doesn't have Plus -- it has HD. HD Super AMOLED is the next iteration after Super AMOLED Plus. They're using a different fab method that increases the pixel density so that it's practically identical to the iPhone's Retina Display. How is this not in every way far superior to SA+'s "better subpixel resolution but lower pixel density" fudge?
    11-04-2011 01:02 AM
  9. EnigmaticPsychotic's Avatar
    ATTENTION: Samsung, Google, and carriers. Please listen up. We are tired of waiting.

    Samsung dissed the U.S. by releasing the SGS2 everywhere on the planet except here. We got 7 month old technology. Gee thanks. Did they compensate with special perks? No, except the better model available for T-Mobile (in stinkin' October!), and a 4.5 inch screen for Sprint.
    But then the Galaxy Nexus was rumored. We waited for news, but should we wait again? Should we wait when T-Mobile's SGS2, in some ways superior, is available now?

    Honestly, most of us who know what's going on are somewhat disappointed in the Galaxy Nexus.
    1. It does not have a changeable SD card. (We could care less about the last Nexus precedent.)
    2. It has only a 1.2 dual core when it should have a 1.5 by now.
    3. It does not really have a 4.65 screen. 95+% of actual usage time, it's only like 4.3 because of the control buttons.
    4. It is not super Amoled Plus. Not a major factor since it has an impressively higher resolution, but I'm just saying . . .
    5. It does not have gorilla glass. Bummer. Go check out the SGS2 drop test compared to iPhone 4s. Yes it does matter.
    6. It only has a 5 megapixel camera. 5 is plenty, and megapixels aren't everything, but it could've had 8. (Why did you cut so many corners, you make a fortune on these phones?)
    7. Okay it has ICS. Well, unless you've been lying to us about android OS being upgradable, the SGS2 will get ICS.
    8. It is grossly overpriced, if the rumors are correct. This phone is not worth $300. on contract.
    9. How many programs are optimized for ICS? Not many, especially before SGS2 gets ICS.
    10 Same old battery size. It should have been at least 2000.

    Like many people, I kind of love the Galaxy Nexus, but I'm disappointed. I can't believe that Google and Samsung were so stupid as to not give us a super phone. Morons -- you could have cornered the whole market, and been the praise of the world. Not going to happen now.

    Will we wait for a November release? Yes, to check it out.
    Will we wait past Christmas? Absolutely not! We want this phone before the holidays on major carriers (not just Verizon), so put your boys on overtime. Plus Verizon's rates are too high.

    Finally, the T-Mobile version of the SGS2 is actually a better phone. Slap ICS on it and this is a deal changer. Surprisingly, the ONLY real advantage for the Nexus is a q HD screen, really! Does that compensate for what it's missing?
    Someone said that the lack of gorilla glass on the Galaxy Nexus was not a dealbreaker. True, but on top of everything else it becomes one. T-Mobile's SGS2 has a true 4.5 inch display, 50% more sub pixels with Super Amoled plus, SD card upgradability, a 1.5 GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, all the programming flexibility I actually need, and has a price tag that's $100 less than the Nexus!! Hello. I think I'll switch carriers.

    My contract with AT&T is up for renewal. I've been painfully waiting since last March to ditch my iPhone with this icave OS. I have researched Android, its programs and its phones. It is vastly superior. But I am sick and tired of waiting. I WILL have a new phone in my hand by Christmas. And I think thousands of people feel the same way I do. We will not wait on you again. Don't expect great sales on a late galaxy Nexus, it's not that hot.
    Wah. Wah. Wah.
    11-04-2011 02:27 PM
  10. fogel35's Avatar
    I don't think anyone can say how long to wait because Google and Samsung are a bunch of rank amateurs when it comes to releasing a phone in the US.
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    11-04-2011 06:41 PM
  11. Primed4nexus's Avatar
    Is it me or am i just getting really tired of playing this guessing game with ATT? It took them forever to get nexus s and not even a single rumor about if/when att will get the galaxy nexus. Im so over it just come out and say yea we'll
    Get the phone in summer 2012 right before the next nexus is announced. And im sure by then there will be a handfull more att lte phones and markets. I really like the galaxy nexus but a part of me just wants to say screw it and pick up a lte phone ( i live in new york so im sure we will get lte some time in 2012) i really like ICS and i know it will take forever to get an ICS update on any phone other than the nexus s
    11-05-2011 03:44 PM
  12. Primed4nexus's Avatar
    just to add to my previous comment...

    which phone do you think ATT will release first, the HSPA+ galaxy nexus or an LTE Iphone 5 or w/e they wanna call it?
    11-06-2011 05:09 PM
  13. jsarino's Avatar
    just to add to my previous comment...

    which phone do you think ATT will release first, the HSPA+ galaxy nexus or an LTE Iphone 5 or w/e they wanna call it?
    I would think if the Galaxy Nexus comes over, it would be LTE-capable. It wouldn't make sense for them to release it s HSPA+ with the GS II Skyrocket being LTE out now.

    Edit:to answer your question, Galaxy Nexus first. It'd be too soon to release the iPhone 5 with the 4S just coming out.
    11-06-2011 05:46 PM
  14. fogel35's Avatar
    I would think if the Galaxy Nexus comes over, it would be LTE-capable. It wouldn't make sense for them to release it s HSPA+ with the GS II Skyrocket being LTE out now.

    Edit:to answer your question, Galaxy Nexus first. It'd be too soon to release the iPhone 5 with the 4S just coming out.
    The U.S. carrier hate the Nexus phones. None of them carried it in store. Verizon looks like it will be web only as far as I can see with the leaks. The biggest poke in the eye of at&t user would to just release the HSPA+ version and then sell against it with an LTE device. But I have no problem with an HSPA+ version. I won't see LTE in my are until late 2012 or early 2013.

    My guess is at&t and t-mobile will let Best Buy Mobile and or Amazon Wireless sell it on contract through their stores. When that is anybody's guess. Business sense tells me release it in time for the holidays.

    iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s HD will get LTE before a Google Nexus device getting LTE.
    11-06-2011 08:46 PM
  15. chmcke01's Avatar
    The U.S. carrier hate the Nexus phones. None of them carried it in store. Verizon looks like it will be web only as far as I can see with the leaks. The biggest poke in the eye of at&t user would to just release the HSPA+ version and then sell against it with an LTE device. But I have no problem with an HSPA+ version. I won't see LTE in my are until late 2012 or early 2013.

    My guess is at&t and t-mobile will let Best Buy Mobile and or Amazon Wireless sell it on contract through their stores. When that is anybody's guess. Business sense tells me release it in time for the holidays.

    iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s HD will get LTE before a Google Nexus device getting LTE.
    I think I have pretty much made up my mind on this. I am eligible for an upgrade December 1st, if by that date there is reason to believe the Galaxy Nexus will be available soon then I will wait a bit longer, but if we don't know any more by then than we do now I am just going to get the Galaxy S2.

    I just hope I can find a deal on it like is going on right now (you can pick up the GS2 from Best Buy for $100 and get $100 in Reward Zone points to use to buy stuff online or in the store. So, as long as you use the gift card to buy stuff you would have purchased anyway (Christmas presents, electronics, etc) then the phone is essentially free. I was so disappointed that I couldn't take advantage of that deal.
    11-06-2011 09:36 PM
  16. fogel35's Avatar
    I think I have pretty much made up my mind on this. I am eligible for an upgrade December 1st, if by that date there is reason to believe the Galaxy Nexus will be available soon then I will wait a bit longer, but if we don't know any more by then than we do now I am just going to get the Galaxy S2.

    I just hope I can find a deal on it like is going on right now (you can pick up the GS2 from Best Buy for $100 and get $100 in Reward Zone points to use to buy stuff online or in the store. So, as long as you use the gift card to buy stuff you would have purchased anyway (Christmas presents, electronics, etc) then the phone is essentially free. I was so disappointed that I couldn't take advantage of that deal.
    Yea I got an upgrade due 11/16 this year. I am giving Google/Samsung or at&t to make some kind of announcement on a on contract release date by the end of December. They can release it in Jan. but I want to know. My Nexus One is on its last legs.
    11-07-2011 12:05 AM
  17. scaots's Avatar
    If they aren't selling Nexus on contract, renew for an iP4S, sell it for 300+ profit, and use towards purchase of Nexus. I say iP4S because that is probably the easiest thing to unload at a good price.
    11-07-2011 12:26 PM
  18. crzycrkr's Avatar
    The U.S. carrier hate the Nexus phones. None of them carried it in store. Verizon looks like it will be web only as far as I can see with the leaks. The biggest poke in the eye of at&t user would to just release the HSPA+ version and then sell against it with an LTE device. But I have no problem with an HSPA+ version. I won't see LTE in my are until late 2012 or early 2013.

    My guess is at&t and t-mobile will let Best Buy Mobile and or Amazon Wireless sell it on contract through their stores. When that is anybody's guess. Business sense tells me release it in time for the holidays.

    iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s HD will get LTE before a Google Nexus device getting LTE.
    Nexus S is carried in stores and subsidized.
    11-07-2011 12:30 PM
  19. chmcke01's Avatar
    If they aren't selling Nexus on contract, renew for an iP4S, sell it for 300+ profit, and use towards purchase of Nexus. I say iP4S because that is probably the easiest thing to unload at a good price.
    I intend to try that, post an ad offering to sell the iPhone 4S (before I actually have it) and if I have any bites I will go ahead and upgrade to it and then sell it, then buy the international version.

    However, I did post an ad for it already a few days ago (just to gauge interest) with an asking price of $600 and I didn't have any interest at all, except for one email that may or may not have been spam (it didn't seem like a legitimate email, so I ignored it).
    11-07-2011 12:43 PM
  20. fogel35's Avatar
    If they aren't selling Nexus on contract, renew for an iP4S, sell it for 300+ profit, and use towards purchase of Nexus. I say iP4S because that is probably the easiest thing to unload at a good price.
    I have thought of that but then I would have to jailbreak it and unlock it to get real value.
    11-07-2011 05:06 PM
  21. jsarino's Avatar
    Yea I got an upgrade due 11/16 this year. I am giving Google/Samsung or at&t to make some kind of announcement on a on contract release date by the end of December. They can release it in Jan. but I want to know. My Nexus One is on its last legs.
    Ditto. My Nexus One is getting a bit tired, but understandable since I've maxed it as far as I can with it. I respectfully disagree with you though on the Galaxy Nexus coming over as HSPA+. With the S II Skyrocket out now, I would think the Nexus would be LTE too.
    11-08-2011 10:22 PM
  22. fogel35's Avatar
    Ditto. My Nexus One is getting a bit tired, but understandable since I've maxed it as far as I can with it. I respectfully disagree with you though on the Galaxy Nexus coming over as HSPA+. With the S II Skyrocket out now, I would think the Nexus would be LTE too.
    I say it is most likely HSPA+ because that one has gone through the FCC. No HSPA+/LTE Nexus has come through that I have seen on the FCC site.
    11-08-2011 10:26 PM
  23. sportcourt7's Avatar
    How fast will ICS be available for the skyrocket through rooting/flashing?
    11-09-2011 03:03 PM
  24. fogel35's Avatar
    How fast will ICS be available for the skyrocket through rooting/flashing?
    Buy a phone for what it is today not because of what you think it will become.
    11-09-2011 04:58 PM
  25. Tom S.'s Avatar
    I don't think this will ever be a subsidized phone on AT&T. They didn't do it for the N1.
    11-10-2011 02:59 AM
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