1. p3unit32's Avatar
    I have the HTC Inspire, and I must say I'm not that Inspired anymore. I've heard a lot about the Nexus brands, and know that they don't have other manufactures built-in UI's. this makes the Android experience authentic, and perhaps better!

    Enlighten me.
    10-15-2011 08:16 PM
  2. mside78's Avatar
    no one should be able to talk you into a phone, no one knows the exact specs at this point, search the forum then make up your own mind.
    10-15-2011 08:24 PM
  3. Blitzdroid's Avatar
    Bigger screen and browse the internet faster than the HTC inspire
    10-15-2011 08:29 PM
  4. jdbower's Avatar
    Why not try out a non-Sense ROM first?
    HTC Inspire / Desire HD | CyanogenMod
    10-15-2011 08:29 PM
  5. Poopai's Avatar
    no one should be able to talk you into a phone, no one knows the exact specs at this point, search the forum then make up your own mind.
    Sure they should, by pointing out the positives and negatives as they see them.
    10-15-2011 08:41 PM
  6. mside78's Avatar
    Sure they should, by pointing out the positives and negatives as they see them.
    And you dont think that horse has been beaten enough on here all ready? look around
    10-15-2011 08:49 PM
  7. Poopai's Avatar
    And you dont think that horse has been beaten enough on here all ready? look around
    That's irrespective of whether or not one should be able to be talked into getting a phone.
    10-15-2011 08:56 PM
  8. mside78's Avatar
    That's irrespective of whether or not one should be able to be talked into getting a phone.
    Well so far you have told him nothing, so have at it

    And this will be yet another "should I" thread. Awesome!!!
    10-15-2011 08:58 PM
  9. ellisz's Avatar
    I am really looking forward to seeing this phone but I am souring on Samsung. The Fascinate actually treated me pretty good and the Charge is decent but developer support is non-existent. Will a Nexus device be different?

    Battery life is something I would love to have. Most of my iPhone friends can outlast me on battery life ;( I am using Juice Defender which helps but I feel like it I should not need it. The Bionic seems to be a good phone and somehow Motorola can develop a thin extended battery where no one else can? I compared the Bionic screen and my Charge today in the sun and the Bionic whooped it.

    Is the Nexus going to have all of this and a working GPS?
    10-15-2011 09:58 PM
  10. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I am really looking forward to seeing this phone but I am souring on Samsung. The Fascinate actually treated me pretty good and the Charge is decent but developer support is non-existent. Will a Nexus device be different?

    Battery life is something I would love to have. Most of my iPhone friends can outlast me on battery life ;( I am using Juice Defender which helps but I feel like it I should not need it. The Bionic seems to be a good phone and somehow Motorola can develop a thin extended battery where no one else can? I compared the Bionic screen and my Charge today in the sun and the Bionic whooped it.

    Is the Nexus going to have all of this and a working GPS?
    Here's another thing I should straighten to everyone. The Nexus phones are DEVELOPER phones so that means that it gets updates the quickest, regardless of manufacturer. Next time I hear someone ask if Samsung is gonna hold up the update on the Nexus (does a Dev. phone not mean anything to people!?), I swear...
    10-15-2011 10:12 PM
  11. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I am really looking forward to seeing this phone but I am souring on Samsung. The Fascinate actually treated me pretty good and the Charge is decent but developer support is non-existent. Will a Nexus device be different?
    Are you serious? Just about all of the developers will be supporting the Nexus.
    10-15-2011 10:25 PM
  12. patfactorx's Avatar
    Nexus Prime will make u coolest kid on the block!

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
    10-15-2011 10:30 PM
  13. greydarrah's Avatar
    It should be an awesome phone. Just go to a store after it comes out and play with it. If you like it and have the money, get it.
    10-15-2011 10:49 PM
  14. ellisz's Avatar
    Seeing as there is a lot of speculation about the device and that I have never owned a developer phone as I am a Verizon customer, I was serious.

    My track record with a Samsung phone on Verizon has said otherwise. I don't plan on making a move until it comes out and the reviews are in so to speak.

    Appreciate you refraining from swearing though.
    10-16-2011 12:23 AM
  15. BrianTufo's Avatar
    Here is the REAL answer. You are currently on AT&T since you have an Inspire "4G" and will hopefully switch to VzW (if you want it right away) thus giving you REAL 4G/LTE speeds and better coverage without dropped calls. Specs aside that's the biggest plus IMO.

    Plus a Nexus device = updates when Google releases them not when HTC (or any other manufacturer) gets around to it.
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    10-16-2011 01:02 AM
  16. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Also this is a phone that will truly last a contract. You know how iphone 3gs are still being sold? It's like that. Having a nexus means this phone will still be relevant for 2 years. You will be getting ICS and the next 1-3 new OS updates. And get them immediately. And when those stop, the dev community will keep you going. This phone is the safest choice. I'll take a dual core stock phone with yearly updates over a quad core skinned phone still rocking ICS 2 years from now, any day. And if you switch to verizon, do i even have to mention there network coverage? lol most reliable network in America. Good luck with your decision.
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    10-16-2011 01:42 AM
  17. p3unit32's Avatar
    Also this is a phone that will truly last a contract. You know how iphone 3gs are still being sold? It's like that. Having a nexus means this phone will still be relevant for 2 years. You will be getting ICS and the next 1-3 new OS updates. And get them immediately. And when those stop, the dev community will keep you going. This phone is the safest choice. I'll take a dual core stock phone with yearly updates over a quad core skinned phone still rocking ICS 2 years from now, any day. And if you switch to verizon, do i even have to mention there network coverage? lol most reliable network in America. Good luck with your decision.
    Thank you for your comment, and the information on how the Nexus operates from the developers stand point. And thank you all others who gave clear input on why the Nexus is the superior choice among the androids, and not the fanboy android is better non-sense.

    I personally like iOS, but I like quality more than anything else in the gadget realm. And credit is to be given where credit is due. I have used an android device for over six months and there are some good and bad, as with iOS. But in order for me to truely judge the android experience, I would need to operate vanilla, or stock android to know what the truth. Because honestly I don't like the manufactures UI's, and if they define the android experience then I don't like android. But! I know they don't. So I want to find out for myself.
    10-16-2011 07:14 AM
  18. p3unit32's Avatar
    Why not try out a non-Sense ROM first?
    HTC Inspire / Desire HD | CyanogenMod
    How do you it, I have really given it some thought. It worth the try, does it operate better?
    10-16-2011 07:16 AM
  19. the one and only M's Avatar
    How do you it, I have really given it some thought. It worth the try, does it operate better?
    The simple answer to that is: root, install recovery, create a backup, and download/install the latest build. In most cases your phone will run much better. But you should first read-up on rooting/modding your phone.

    And you definitely should check out the nexus if interested for the reasons others have already mentioned. Although you'll probably miss your unlimited data plan if you currently have one.
    10-16-2011 08:27 AM
  20. jdbower's Avatar
    How do you it, I have really given it some thought. It worth the try, does it operate better?
    Better is a matter of preference. A lot of people think Sense operates better than stock, some think MotoBlur does. Most don't know what the difference is but they've got strong opinions on the subject anyway

    I happen to like CM7 in that it will be the same on my Droid X as it will be on the Nexus or any other phone I get.

    I'm sure you can find info on the AC forums for your phone, but here's the CM7-sponsored instructions:
    CyanogenMod 7 for the HTC Ace :: V7.1.0 (9 Oct 2011) - CyanogenMod Forum
    10-16-2011 08:39 AM
  21. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Battery life is something I would love to have. Most of my iPhone friends can outlast me on battery life ;( I am using Juice Defender which helps but I feel like it I should not need it. The Bionic seems to be a good phone and somehow Motorola can develop a thin extended battery where no one else can?
    My Droid X is starting to have issues and I tried the Bionic but wasn't happy with the battery life. With new phones on the horizon I decided I would wait for the Galaxy Nexus, November 10th seems so far away. My Son and daughter's iphones 4 (not S) beat my X in every smoothness and speed test. My kids plug their iphones in maybe twice a week. I on the other hand have become accustomed to plugging in twice a day. Being a strong Android person and never having had a Apple product, I am finding myself a bit confused, but not looking for fan boy abuse. I know that the Nexus will never have the battery life of the iphone. Truth is the next gen iphone (add LTE or larger screen) won't have the battery life of the current iphone. My question is what will I gain staying with Android?

    Right now my short list is 1) Larger screen. 2) LTE network. 3) Customization. 4) Open software environment. 5) NFC 6) email accounts that work great (5 via imap push) If iphone can't do this than switching is a no go.

    What I can gain moving to iphone?
    1) Better battery life. 2) iOS (not that its better but its not bad either)

    Can anyone help add to either list? Hint: I kind of want the Android list to win.
    10-16-2011 09:51 AM
  22. p3unit32's Avatar
    My Droid X is starting to have issues and I tried the Bionic but wasn't happy with the battery life. With new phones on the horizon I decided I would wait for the Galaxy Nexus, November 10th seems so far away. My Son and daughter's iphones 4 (not S) beat my X in every smoothness and speed test. My kids plug their iphones in maybe twice a week. I on the other hand have become accustomed to plugging in twice a day. Being a strong Android person and never having had a Apple product, I am finding myself a bit confused, but not looking for fan boy abuse. I know that the Nexus will never have the battery life of the iphone. Truth is the next gen iphone (add LTE or larger screen) won't have the battery life of the current iphone. My question is what will I gain staying with Android?

    Right now my short list is 1) Larger screen. 2) LTE network. 3) Customization. 4) Open software environment. 5) NFC 6) email accounts that work great (5 via imap push) If iphone can't do this than switching is a no go.

    What I can gain moving to iphone?
    1) Better battery life. 2) iOS (not that its better but its not bad either)

    Can anyone help add to either list? Hint: I kind of want the Android list to win.
    Push notifications work great on iPhone. Email is pretty solid now too. You'll have to wait for the next model if you want LTE capabilities, and larger screen. Generally a lot of the apps are better as well. iOS is pretty stable, update system is good. Customization has come a long way, not quite on par with android yet. Only thing is you have a limited number of choice on sound alerts, plus you have to purchase them. No NFC yet, maybe next model really a non factor right now.

    We are sort of inquiring the same thing though. I'm wondering should wait to see how the Nexus turns out, or should I get the iPhone instead. But honestly I know what I want in a phone, and the iPhone does it pretty well. Plus I would have to chose losing my unlimited data. Although they say with Verizon's LTE devices you can do both simultaneous voice and data at the same time. Plus the Verizon's plans are more expensive, but have much better coverage depending on where you live.
    10-16-2011 01:55 PM
  23. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Have unlimited so I am staying on Verizon no matter what. During my brief time with the Bionic it was really helpful to be on a job site talking to tech support and looking at the documentation on the web so I could ask questions without having to hang up and call back, this I liked about LTE.
    10-16-2011 04:12 PM
  24. p3unit32's Avatar
    Have unlimited so I am staying on Verizon no matter what. During my brief time with the Bionic it was really helpful to be on a job site talking to tech support and looking at the documentation on the web so I could ask questions without having to hang up and call back, this I liked about LTE.
    I know what you mean concerning the unlimited data. I still have mine as well, but with AT&T. I'm really considering changing, it all depends on what the Nexus reviews are. Verizon is more expensive, and LTE isn't in my area yet. I really have more benefits with AT&T, only one not being LTE right now and call reliability.
    10-17-2011 08:45 AM
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