View Poll Results: You holding out for "GS2" on Verizon?

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  • Hell Yeah!!

    93 54.07%
  • I REALLY want it but I'm not sure I can wait that long.

    51 29.65%
  • I might but I'm not sure it's worth the wait and updates worry me.

    24 13.95%
  • Pfft....Not interested in it.

    4 2.33%
05-17-2011 09:53 PM
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  1. Preach2k's Avatar
    The SGS2 Seems like we are all trying to beat the clock with the unlimited data issue Verizon stated would end by summer.
    With the issues with LTE how can they stop the Unlimited Data. I would think they would have to wait until LTE is fixed.
    05-10-2011 10:02 AM
  2. Arizone's Avatar
    My Blackberry is currently crapping out on me and I've been ready to upgrade to a real smartphone for awhile now. The Galaxy S2 sounds amazing I really hope I don't have to wait for long. There are a few other phones coming out hopefully soon too that I hope turn out well between LTE and great hardware.
    05-10-2011 07:11 PM
  3. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Hearing Googles new plan for development guidelines so phones get faster updates gives me hope that Samsung will overcome the major issue I have with them as far as getting timely updates. More and more I'm warming up to the idea of getting the SII even if it means no LTE for me. Like I said over in the Bionic area of the forums, I'm going to wait and see what the reviews are like for that phone. If it has major issues and the SII isn't going to take forever and a day to come to Verizon, then I'll get the SII and be happy.
    05-10-2011 07:16 PM
  4. Raptor007's Avatar
    Of course Google didn't say when that guarantee would begin and I have a feeling its post Google IO or once IC 3.4 hits. While it was nice to see the big names up there, its also bad to see them as well. Do you honestly think the mfg's or carriers want you to get updates and keep a device for 18 months let alone support it with software updates.

    There is one simple way for every mfg and carrier to insure quick, easy and timely updates. Go vanilla AOSP, and make your skin a simple overlay like any other launcher. You can put apps on the phone that work well as replacement apps for the user to play with. Of course bloatware and stuff will always be a problem.
    05-10-2011 08:04 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    I can do without LTE its nice but eh its not a deal breaker
    I still have just over a year to wait for my upgrade (unless I switch it around with others in the house) so LTE is gonna be my deal breaker. Of course the Fascinate has set the bar for A LOT of things very high and whatever phone will have to include most of them.

    For instance, I am not sure if I can go backwards on the screen. I used my daughters TB for a day and just couldnt get used to how...dull...it looked compared to mine.

    How easy it is to root and brick is another factor....

    EDIT: and I am in no rush, LTE doesnt even get to my area until at least November/December which means February in VZW terms
    05-10-2011 10:13 PM
  6. chuckz28's Avatar
    Before, LTE was a must for my next phone too especially since it is already in my area, but now I would much rather have that thin form factor, less of a delay trying to get it to work right on LTE and the battery savings. By the next time I upgrade it will be quad cores and LTE for sure as the perfect the system. In the mean time I am jonesing for this phone big time and I just may go to the first carrier that gets it.
    05-11-2011 02:01 AM
  7. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Of course Google didn't say when that guarantee would begin and I have a feeling its post Google IO or once IC 3.4 hits. While it was nice to see the big names up there, its also bad to see them as well. Do you honestly think the mfg's or carriers want you to get updates and keep a device for 18 months let alone support it with software updates.

    There is one simple way for every mfg and carrier to insure quick, easy and timely updates. Go vanilla AOSP, and make your skin a simple overlay like any other launcher. You can put apps on the phone that work well as replacement apps for the user to play with. Of course bloatware and stuff will always be a problem.
    You have a good point, I'm sure they don't want to, but do they have a choice? Because phones are becoming like computers and constantly changing, and consequently increasing in price($300 for a Samsung Charge, really?), people are becoming quite annoyed with the way they are nickel and dimed over everything. Manufacturers are going to see a lot less people buying their phones unless it is top notch and likely to be supported for a while. Carriers are doing everything they can to lock people into two year contracts, if people are going to be stuck with a phone for that long then changes need to be made and support needs to be given. The average person is not going to go through the hassle of selling their current phone and buying a new one at retail. I think we are going to see a lot more unhappy people if companies don't make some more sacrifices of their own.
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    05-11-2011 04:40 AM
  8. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Function it is........



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    05-15-2011 11:31 PM
  9. kregstrong's Avatar
    I have a feeling the function is nowhere close to release
    05-16-2011 07:49 AM
  10. Friend-O's Avatar
    I didn't vote on the poll because none of the choices seemed appropriate for me. It's between this and the Bionic. If the GSII ends up being 4G, then I'm definitely going with that. If not, probably Bionic...assuming the Bionic doesn't have the Targa hump. If it does, I've got a difficult choice to make: "Suffer" with a 3G GSII or "suffer" with the 4G humpty-hump. Decisions, decisions...
    05-16-2011 08:09 AM
  11. DolfanCole's Avatar
    I didn't vote on the poll because none of the choices seemed appropriate for me. It's between this and the Bionic. If the GSII ends up being 4G, then I'm definitely going with that. If not, probably Bionic...assuming the Bionic doesn't have the Targa hump. If it does, I've got a difficult choice to make: "Suffer" with a 3G GSII or "suffer" with the 4G humpty-hump. Decisions, decisions...
    You and me are thinking much the same way. I'm gonna wait and weigh the "new" Bionic and the GSII. Although I may not weigh the LTE capability as much as you do though. I'm not in an LTE area yet, and with the issues they've been having with it, it may be best to wait for the 2nd generation LTE radios and such to get everything worked out. So, I'm probably leaning towards the GSII unless the Bionic really steps up.
    05-16-2011 09:18 AM
  12. Friend-O's Avatar
    You and me are thinking much the same way. I'm gonna wait and weigh the "new" Bionic and the GSII. Although I may not weigh the LTE capability as much as you do though. I'm not in an LTE area yet, and with the issues they've been having with it, it may be best to wait for the 2nd generation LTE radios and such to get everything worked out. So, I'm probably leaning towards the GSII unless the Bionic really steps up.
    I hear you about possibly waiting for 2nd gen LTE...certainly makes sense. CK has echoed that, as well. I'm not sure I have the willpower to wait though, ha ha. That GSII is damn sexy though...
    05-16-2011 10:15 AM
  13. DolfanCole's Avatar
    I hear you about possibly waiting for 2nd gen LTE...certainly makes sense. CK has echoed that, as well. I'm not sure I have the willpower to wait though, ha ha. That GSII is damn sexy though...
    Yeah, you, me, and CK are in very similar boats. We'll see who can hold out the longest.

    Another consideration is the tiered data pricing. If Verizon moves to tiered pricing before the GSII comes out, that may influence me as well to buy a Bionic before it goes into effect with the hopes of getting "grandfathered" in.
    05-16-2011 10:28 AM
  14. zero neck's Avatar
    I would definitely consider selling my tbolt to get this phone if it has lte. Also would need to keep my unlimited data plan if i buy it off contract.
    05-16-2011 10:40 AM
  15. Friend-O's Avatar
    Yeah, you, me, and CK are in very similar boats. We'll see who can hold out the longest.

    Another consideration is the tiered data pricing. If Verizon moves to tiered pricing before the GSII comes out, that may influence me as well to buy a Bionic before it goes into effect with the hopes of getting "grandfathered" in.
    Yah, I had been feeling pressured to do everything possible to make a move before the tiered pricing kicked in too...until I realized that the tiered pricing might actually benefit me considering my usage. Currently, I pay $30 for unlimited data, as you know. I barely use 1GB of data per month though. Now, I don't know how the tiered pricing will be structured, but I hope it's something equivalent to $10 per GB. If that's the case, I could do 2GB for $20 a month. That saves me $10 a month. I figure, worst case, I'm stuck paying the same $30 a month I am now, but for something less than unlimited. Assuming the "less" gives me at least 2GB to play with, I can live with that. I just don't want my bill to go up.
    05-16-2011 12:03 PM
  16. DolfanCole's Avatar
    Yah, I had been feeling pressured to do everything possible to make a move before the tiered pricing kicked in too...until I realized that the tiered pricing might actually benefit me considering my usage. Currently, I pay $30 for unlimited data, as you know. I barely use 1GB of data per month though. Now, I don't know how the tiered pricing will be structured, but I hope it's something equivalent to $10 per GB. If that's the case, I could do 2GB for $20 a month. That saves me $10 a month. I figure, worst case, I'm stuck paying the same $30 a month I am now, but for something less than unlimited. Assuming the "less" gives me at least 2GB to play with, I can live with that. I just don't want my bill to go up.
    Yeah, I don't use that much either (heck, I have a BlackBerry and dread using the browser for anything that's not essential). But I know that once I switch to Android, my usage will go up considerably. Also, others have speculated that after going to LTE, their data usage would go up. I tend to agree with that notion, because if I could use LTE, I would probably use it more so than a 3G connection. It'll be interesting to see where the tiers end up and their prices for each.
    05-16-2011 12:29 PM
  17. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Yeah, you, me, and CK are in very similar boats. We'll see who can hold out the longest.
    i will win this one I'm about 99% done with the Bionic. Ill completely pass if/when its announced with WebTop....





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    05-16-2011 03:01 PM
  18. milominderbinde's Avatar
    I said Pfft....Not interested in it.

    I really want the Galaxy S II but am not going to switch to Verizon to get it. Why can't I get it instead on Sprint?

    So I am very interested in the Galaxy S II but I don't want to pay the extra $1000 it would cost to have my family on Verizon for two years...
    05-16-2011 04:45 PM
  19. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I said Pfft....Not interested in it.

    I really want the Galaxy S II but am not going to switch to Verizon to get it. Why can't I get it instead on Sprint?

    So I am very interested in the Galaxy S II but I don't want to pay the extra $1000 it would cost to have my family on Verizon for two years...
    Sounds like you can get it on Sprint.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...-sprint-within
    05-16-2011 07:02 PM
  20. Maverik's Avatar
    I was dead set on getting a thunderbolt until I saw a few vids on this phone. I would really like this one to be my first LTE phone but if it's not LTE then I shall be looking for another
    05-17-2011 12:32 AM
  21. edoublediz's Avatar
    hellz yeah!!! thunderwhat??? S2 makes thunderbolt look like a motorola cliq!

    thunderbolt owners=suckers!!

    im so glad i held off of the TB. it is the first time i have excercised my restraint concerning new electronic gadgets and phones. some of my internal battle was documented here. after it was released it made it alot easier to hold off. lots off bugs, 4g issues, HTC sensation announcement whith much better specs.

    ive always been an htc guy and think sense makes android. especially as it approaches the 3.o grade level. i will miss it. but ill be damn if this S2 doesnt have every single thing i could possibly want in a phone except NFC, which truly is not a big deal for me. im a little worried about updates but have to say i think they learned their lesson and do not want to travel down that road again. i cant wait.
    05-17-2011 12:22 PM
  22. edoublediz's Avatar
    i will win this one I'm about 99% done with the Bionic. Ill completely pass if/when its announced with WebTop....

    Sent from my Droid
    you know you dont have to actually buy the web top right! im not sure why that would affect your buying decision. there is a good chance it will have it as CEO announce it is something the majority of new moto phones will have access to.
    05-17-2011 12:48 PM
  23. jorGeorge's Avatar
    Hey guys, I'm a long-time user on CrackBerry (currently rocking a Bold 9650 on VZW) but have decided to jump ship in the coming months. This device looks very promising and hopefully it comes out sooner than later.
    05-17-2011 12:58 PM
  24. Friend-O's Avatar
    but ill be damn if this S2 doesnt have every single thing i could possibly want in a phone except NFC, which truly is not a big deal for me.
    I just copied and pasted this from Samsung's offiicial GSII "Feature" page:

    NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Leave your wallet at home. The Samsung GALAXY S II has it in hand. It will house NFC short-range high frequency wireless communication technology for contactless credit card payments. It can communicate with existing smartcards and readers and is compatible with existing contactless infrastructure for public transportation and payment systems. Use NFC for secure purchasing, ticket reservations, as a transit pass, or even for electronic door entry. You can even scan smart tags on posters or billboards to download the details to your phone. That’s Samsung smart!..


    Direct Link: Samsung GALAXY S II

    Scroll down to the bottom of the 3rd page and enjoy!
    05-17-2011 01:00 PM
  25. Preach2k's Avatar
    you know you dont have to actually buy the web top right! im not sure why that would affect your buying decision. there is a good chance it will have it as CEO announce it is something the majority of new moto phones will have access to.
    I think CK was talking about the way the Atrix is made. 512MB DDR2 Webtop Dock and 512MB DDR2 Phone. I do not want that either. I want it to be 1G DDR2 Straight Phone. Not use half of it for Webtop Dock.
    05-17-2011 01:16 PM
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