- Nov 29, 2003
Rembrat, what network? I'm curious, since I'm thinking about ditching Big Red in January for either AT&T, T-Mobile, or going all Blacken on the world. (I do need voice, though.)
rembrat said:I just ordered the Nexus 5.
I'm pretty excited because I'll be jumping from 2.3 to 4.4 android. That's like going from jacking into a sock to banging Kate Upton.
Oh my bad, I thought you were on a Galaxy Nexus.rembrat said:
Samsung Galaxy S here. Gingerbeard was the last update this phone got and I never bothered to root the thing.
Straight Talk. 500 voice minutes, unlimited everything else (and you can tether, just don't do anything stupid like stream HD video), $45/month. Done and done.Fratboy said:Rembrat, what network? I'm curious, since I'm thinking about ditching Big Red in January for either AT&T, T-Mobile, or going all Blacken on the world. (I do need voice, though.)
rembrat said:Dudes that ordered the Nexus 5, how are you receving them so quickly? Google Play is telling me I have to wait 2-3 weeks for the device to leave the warehouse.
PaulinMyrBch said:I've decided the GN2 is just two big to use the way I do the most, which is one handed. So I'm going to list it on Swappa and hope to get the going price, which seems to be above $300. So I'll then flip that money over and buy a N5. If anyone sees a hole in my plan, please chime in. The difference in size seems like the N5 will be a better fit.
This is unfortunately just a characteristic of Android phones. Even the Galaxy Nexus - Google's own phone from 2 years ago - won't be getting 4.4 because it's only guaranteed to receive 18 months of updates.sleepyjose03 said:Cant prove anything, but I think the way my company restricts OS upgrades gives the phones a shorter lifespan than retail ones
from http://developer.android.com/about/versions/kitkat.html:Blacken said:...And because it's a phone that's getting to the point where the user experience will be compromised by updates. Eighteen months for the RAM- and compute-limited Galaxy Nexus is probably better than pushing updates that suck. The N4 should get a longer update cycle than the GNex; it's better, more future-proof hardware.
The GNex's 1GB RAM and 1.2 GHz dualcore CPU aren't great, but the idea that the hardware can't handle 4.4 seems very unlikely.Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before — including on millions of entry-level devices around the world that have as little as 512MB RAM.
teddykgb said:I hope all of you have a better T-Mobile experience than I had. I desperately wanted it to work. I like everything they're doing as a company, but the service was just so bad. I caved and went back to Verizon and it took me weeks to untrain out of the "do i have service right now" panic glance at my phone.
They were awesome to work with and even sent me a microcell for my home because the service was so bad, but in the end it just wasn't useful to have such spotty coverage everywhere I went.
Not sure if this helps at all, but I needed a Nexus 4 replacement last winter for a faulty device. While waiting times on Google Play were something like 3-5 weeks (and I was petrified of waiting), I actually got my replacement within 3 or so days. I was really impressed.Soxy Brown said:So this morning the speaker on my N5 suddenly sprang to life. I was charging the phone and heard a chime when it was fully charged. "Wait.... it works now?!" I immediately tried playing video, songs, testing ringtones... the speaker worked fine. Huh. That's weird. I figured I should wait and see if this sudden change would hold up. Well, a couple hours later, it was back to radio silence. Haven't got it to work again since.
Well, I just stumbled across this. Seems like the faulty speaker issue isn't something isolated to my phone, and perhaps it is a software issue and not a hardware issue. Which would be nice, as my replacement phone isn't scheduled to ship until 12/3 (though some of the posters in the linked thread say that their replacement has shipped sooner than scheduled). I'd obviously rather get this one working the way it should than wait almost a month for a replacement that may have the same issue (if it is actually a software problem).
Yeah I'm definitely not an Android developer or something and I've totally never ever seen that before. Honest. No, really.pantsparty said:from http://developer.android.com/about/versions/kitkat.html:
The GNex's 1GB RAM and 1.2 GHz dualcore CPU aren't great, but the idea that the hardware can't handle 4.4 seems very unlikely.
Blacken said:Yeah I'm definitely not an Android developer or something and I've totally never ever seen that before. Honest. No, really.
Janeyjane17 said:Not sure if this helps at all, but I needed a Nexus 4 replacement last winter for a faulty device. While waiting times on Google Play were something like 3-5 weeks (and I was petrified of waiting), I actually got my replacement within 3 or so days. I was really impressed.
PaulinMyrBch said:So my plan of the Nexus 5 is nixed because I'm on Verizon. What's my next best option? I'd like something slightly smaller than the GN2.
Anything other than the S3 or S4 I need to look at?
teddykgb said:If they're shipping you a replacement device, why is this even a question? If the new device also has this issue, then it's definitely a software issue and you can wait for it or get another replacement. Given how easy it is to restore an android device, why wouldn't you just take the option of hoping it's fixed with the new device? I'm just not understanding your dilemma here.
PortlandSoxFan said:I uninstalled the Nexus 5 port I had put on when the factory 4.4 image was available for the Nexus 4...and the 5 port is WAY better. I put it back on immediately. I also found a niftly little hack that enables the LTE radio in the Nexus 4. Not a whole lot of LTE around me (Hartford, which I drive through to go to work), but I was in Boston this weekend and had LTE the whole time and the speed tests were way faster than when on T-Mobile 'H' (whatever the hell that stands for; for me there is usually 'H' for high speed and 'E' which most definitely is not)