10-11-2011 06:40 AM
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  1. grantheppes's Avatar
    I'be only had it running a few hours but I am getting a better signal and faster speeds than I did before.

    Down: 5.6 avg
    Up: 1.6
    In areas where I would usually get:
    Down: 2.3
    Up: 1.0

    Anyone seeing similar results?

    Who has used Google Wallet already? I am planning on trying it tomorrow.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    09-20-2011 10:20 PM
  2. chud's Avatar
    I used Wallet.

    Don't care about speeds and don't even have that app anymore. Haven't gone anywhere for long enough to make note of any signal changes.
    09-20-2011 10:45 PM
  3. adamsalazar's Avatar
    I have Wallet but it did not work... I am going to try it again tomorrow.
    09-21-2011 01:14 AM
  4. its_miller_time's Avatar
    I have noticed that, though it could just be me, that my signal seems better...at least, for me, in my house, it would hold on to Sprint and then be useless, but now it jumped right to roaming...which was nice! Volume seems louder, too!
    09-21-2011 06:47 AM
  5. anon(419925)'s Avatar
    Granted I'm not in the test markets, but tried wallet at a grocery store & gas station. Did not work at both locations.
    09-21-2011 07:34 AM
  6. cohoman's Avatar
    I manually installed the upgrade last night, and it went smoothly with no problems. It seemed that this upgrade was a "patch", as it didn't hard reset my device and I didn't lose anything that I can tell. All my previously installed apps, files, etc. were still on my phone after the install. The only difference I saw, was the addition of the Shopper and Google Wallet apps.
    09-21-2011 08:36 AM
  7. chud's Avatar
    Granted I'm not in the test markets, but tried wallet at a grocery store & gas station. Did not work at both locations.
    what test markets? there are no test markets.
    09-21-2011 08:45 AM
  8. anon(419925)'s Avatar
    ny & sf. Maybe test market isnt the right term.
    09-21-2011 08:53 AM
  9. chud's Avatar
    ny & sf. Maybe test market isnt the right term.
    Yeah those were the places they did the initial testing before release.

    It's wide open now.
    09-21-2011 08:56 AM
  10. bear_lx's Avatar
    i havent gotten the update yet. it improved you signal strength , really?
    09-21-2011 09:03 AM
  11. chud's Avatar
    noob question. im on android version 2.3.5, so what is 2.3.7?
    Mostly the addition of Google Wallet and its related security updates. New radio too so there might be some reception improvements.
    09-21-2011 09:05 AM
  12. hpilot's Avatar
    I have noticed that, though it could just be me, that my signal seems better...at least, for me, in my house, it would hold on to Sprint and then be useless, but now it jumped right to roaming...which was nice! Volume seems louder, too!
    Does the USB Tether still work?
    09-21-2011 09:19 AM
  13. grantheppes's Avatar
    i havent gotten the update yet. it improved you signal strength , really?
    It has with me, mmat my desk in my office I am getting full bars where I would usually set my phone down and get 2 bars.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    09-21-2011 12:59 PM
  14. grantheppes's Avatar
    Does the USB Tether still work?
    I would check for you, but I am rooted and running a patch for tethering to work without a plan.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    09-21-2011 01:00 PM
  15. skidmark's Avatar
    I didn't know you can USB tether without root.

    Do I need to download software to my laptop to do that?
    09-21-2011 01:23 PM
  16. natural320's Avatar
    has anyone else notice that Wallet is killing your battery? after I updated this morning, I recharged back to full (94%) and noticed that after about 3 hours my battery was down to 58%!!!

    I had made one call, sent/received a few texts, and played greedy spiders for all of 10 minutes. usually with moderate use (after charging over night) I am down to 65-ish% after about 6-7 hours.

    looked at the usage stats, and Wallet was over 50%...and all I did was open it to check it out. turned on NFC (the app makes you) then turned NFC back off one I realized I can't really use the Wallet

    I am not a happy nexus-er at the moment...and I have loved this phone for months!
    09-21-2011 01:35 PM
  17. clindner's Avatar
    I'be only had it running a few hours but I am getting a better signal and faster speeds than I did before.

    Down: 5.6 avg
    Up: 1.6
    In areas where I would usually get:
    Down: 2.3
    Up: 1.0

    Anyone seeing similar results?

    LOL, I thought you were imagining things, until I ran Speedtest myself. Sure enough, I'm getting 2 to 3 times the 3G speed I was getting in my office, which is in a VERY weak signal area.

    My morning readings went from a typical 30-40 kbps to over 120 kbps download, and the afternoons have gone from 10-20 kbps to over 50 kbps.

    I'm running Amazon MP3 streaming right now, and I could NEVER do that before in the afternoon. I'm a happy camper!

    Running Network Signal Info, I am getting about the same signal strengths as before, varying between -96 and -106 db.
    09-21-2011 01:54 PM
  18. getupkid2004's Avatar
    Hey guys (first post) I updated my nexus s manually yesterday and used the NFC as soon as I got off work at best buy. Pretty cool the woman at the registered was wondering what I was doing I don't think they've been trained... Network seems to be more or less the same in Downtown LA
    09-21-2011 02:04 PM
  19. grantheppes's Avatar
    Is anyone noticing that GPS is being used constantly? I know it only shows the logo when an app is using it, its constantly showing it in use for me. I suspect it is Google Wallet since I have had all these apps previous of the uupdate and never had the problem before. Ill have to monitor this or start killing apps to find the culprit. I turned on track my location of purchases with wallet and I think that could be the cause. I have turned it off, and its still showing that it is in use. Ill reboot and test further. Urgg!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    09-21-2011 02:07 PM
  20. jtexans's Avatar
    has anyone else notice that Wallet is killing your battery? after I updated this morning, I recharged back to full (94%) and noticed that after about 3 hours my battery was down to 58%!!!

    I had made one call, sent/received a few texts, and played greedy spiders for all of 10 minutes. usually with moderate use (after charging over night) I am down to 65-ish% after about 6-7 hours.

    looked at the usage stats, and Wallet was over 50%...and all I did was open it to check it out. turned on NFC (the app makes you) then turned NFC back off one I realized I can't really use the Wallet

    I am not a happy nexus-er at the moment...and I have loved this phone for months!
    Holy sh!t. I was wondering why my battery was at 35% at lunch time.

    43% of the usage was due to Wallet.
    09-21-2011 02:31 PM
  21. grantheppes's Avatar
    has anyone else notice that Wallet is killing your battery? after I updated this morning, I recharged back to full (94%) and noticed that after about 3 hours my battery was down to 58%!!!
    You might be alone on this one. I haven't noticed Wallet taking any battery life at all. Try rebooting your phone or going into Accounts and Sync in the settings and then turn off "Sync Wallet".
    09-21-2011 02:32 PM
  22. natural320's Avatar
    weird...I went there to do as you suggested, and "Wallet" was not an option. I had cleared data and forced closed the application, then rebooted the phone though.

    the battery monitor is now showing that Wallet is down to 44% of battery use. so that is a start I guess. what else could be up with my phone and only one other guys'?
    09-21-2011 02:44 PM
  23. grantheppes's Avatar
    weird...I went there to do as you suggested, and "Wallet" was not an option. I had cleared data and forced closed the application, then rebooted the phone though.

    the battery monitor is now showing that Wallet is down to 44% of battery use. so that is a start I guess. what else could be up with my phone and only one other guys'?
    Have you set up Google Wallet?


    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    09-21-2011 02:56 PM
  24. natural320's Avatar
    yeah, but the data clear probably wiped that. I'll let this run for a while and see if the usage stats change for the better now!
    09-21-2011 03:00 PM
  25. mmaldin's Avatar
    No battery issues here. Checked battery usage and wallet wasn't even listed. I went to a 7-11 just to use wallet, very cool! And my first purchase was on Google!
    09-21-2011 03:05 PM
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