New Galaxy Nexus owners – Unite!

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm in Threads > Opinions

I would imagine that I’m not the only person that took advantage of Google’s return to the retail world. My unlocked Galaxy Nexus should be arriving today, and I can’t wait to dive into ICS!

I’ll be sure to post some impressions later, but as of right now, I’m looking forward to the native screenshot integration, as well as some of the camera improvements. I’m sure I’ll see a bump in performance from my G2 as well.

Who else ordered a Galaxy Nexus? What are you looking forward to doing in ICS that you can’t do with your current phone? Once you get your new Nexus, what are your impressions of the device and software?

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    Had the Gnex since December. I love the phone, but Verizon hasn’t updated it since launch and it’s stuck on Android 4.0.2 with a lot of bugs.

    Coming from the G2, I think you are going to love it. Native screenshots are great and the camera software is a big step up. The actual photo quality is not the best, but it’s better than the G2 for sure.

    • Zagrash

      I really can’t wait! it’s a bummer that VZW hasn’t updated the phone at all, I really should have mentioned the other thing I’m most looking forward to – Updates directly from Google!

    • GalliumDragon

      I whole heartedly agree, I was in the same boat as you with my GNex and Verizon, and seing the latest leaked OTA schedules from Verzon and the GNex still not included, (while some prior Gingerbread phones are receiving their second ICS OTA) put me over the edge, so I finally decided to root and rom. I installed AOKP (http://forum.aokp.co/page/news) and all I can say is wow, it’s amazing. It’s currently at 4.0.4 and only a few weeks at most from the milestone 5 build, ie. stable release. It has all the features I’ve desired and hoped for from Verizon’s OTA, (but will likely not be included when it is released) plus a whole lot more. Customization to your hearts desire, integrated Nova launcher, ROM control, Wifi and BT Tether, custom lock screens, and so much more. So if your interested, the Kang ROM is very stable even out of milestone state.

  • bolanrox

    got a GNex at the start of April. very happy with it, not so happy that the charger accessories that VWZ sells for it, don’t actually work for it, Still hoping ICS .5 gets sent to us.

  • bolanrox

    Only real annoyance i can think of is that my car doesn’t support it for usb link up. iOS only, and even then only the newer ones so i doubt my old iPod or iTouch would work either.

  • cadroidman

    I have had it since launch and LOVE it. I am frustrated only by the lack of updates from Verizon.

  • Zagrash

    I should really stop refreshing the UPS tracking page, that’s not going to get it here any faster

  • Zagrash

    So far, my geeking out has included a lot of charging, and re-downloading apps, but so far this phone is pretty damn slick. Haven’t had much of a chance to really kick the tires, but ICS is smooth, and app folders are fantastic (I know, it’s the little things).

  • Jedediah Sweetser

    I love my Gnex but also just last night rooted it (first root i’ve done) and flashed AOKP rom to it. I’ll not go back to stock again until official 4.04 comes out and even then i might keep my ROM. Rooting is so easy now, withs o many scripts and information.

  • http://www.DollarTechCheck.com Theolonious

    I’d recommend unlocking the phone as the first thing you do, since you have to data wipe after regardless of what you do. After then, rooting/ROMing/overclocking/undervolting/forcing updates will be possible.

  • Zagrash

    beauty of the GSM/unlocked version, within about 5 minutes of turning it on, I had the 4.0.4 update downloaded and installed. Still working on downloading/organizing some apps and whatnot, and I’m not used to having a phone with such a big screen – I’ve got big hands, I’ll get used to it – but I’m still definitely loving it so far