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It's been a while since we did one of these, but considering the interest levels in the Galaxy Nexus we thought it was time to revive the 'ask' posts :lol:

So, I've received my Galaxy Nexus and Paul will have his shortly, we're going to update this topic with initial impressions, photos and anything else we thing might be of interest.

If you've any questions, leave them in the comments and we'll answer them as/when we're able.

All we ask is that it's not something we've already covered, check our article from the launch here.

I'll also be tweeting stuff here and Paul here, tagged #askmodaco - if you're not a registered user feel free to send questions via twitter and the best will be included in this post.

Questions and answers, photos and everything else will be posted after the break :D



Q. Where can I buy one?
A. We've confirmed that most O2 and Phones4U have stock today, but only a limited quantity. Most Phones4U stores only got 2 phones today and the simfree price was increased to £629(!) as most of the launch day stock was sold simfree rather than contract. O2 are offering the phones both on contract (prices vary) and prepaid (£529). There has been an update on pricing at Phones 4U here.

Q. Is the Battery removable? Which capacity is it?
A. 1750mAh, yes it's removable, so potentially upgradable.

Q. How are the softkeys working out? Do they take away too much of the screen?
A. The virtual buttons are basically where the old softkeys were, so you get more screen not less when not in use.

Q. Does it support arabic?
A. Yes (pic)

Q. Does the Galaxy Nexus have an micro sd slot?
A. No, unfortunately not. There is a 32GB variant if you need more than 16GB, personally I'm using Google Music for a lot of my media so I didn't hit the 16GB ceiling of my Galaxy S II and never used the 32GB micro-sd I installed.

Q. Does the higher resolution offer any more screen real-estate?
A. The launcher is still a 4x4 affair, but if you were to use a third party launcher you could comfortably fit more with this size screen and resolution.

Q. How is the PenTile screen
A. No complaints at all so far, it's crisp, bright and very sharp. The one screen-related thing we're seeing is that the auto brightness is a tad over-enthusiastic.

Q. Any radio issues?
A. I've not been able to death-grip the phone as yet, I've tried several different ways.

Q. Does the O2 PAYG phone come sim-locked to O2.
A. Yes

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How well does it handle phone calls?
e.g clarity & reliability (does it crash after 10 mins on the same call)

Saw one in P4U just now and looks lovely.

MAv

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Can the camera record in background?
Here's the idea: while navigating with your phone, with the phone mounted on the wind-shield, the camera could record a video in time lapse mode. So if you are involved in some incident you could have proof of what exactly happened. Eh?!

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Screen - Any concerns with all this pentile stuff doing the rounds? Any chance of some of those real those up text shots?
Battery - A tough one to give answers on without a few days use, but obviously a big concern how it lasts.
Camera - Reviews suggest not a world beater, but is it still pretty good? Could you post some examples?
Notification LED - Nice?
Size - Saw a mock up of it in P4U the other day.....seemed very big... as you have the SG2, how does it compare?

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Can I have it?

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Say if I put CM9 (or any ICS ROM) on the Galaxy Note, what does the Nexus have over the Note?for someonewho doesn't mind a 5.3 inch what other benefits of having the Nexus over thw Note?

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Can you confirm if there isn't radio issues (wifi or phone) when held in landscape, both hands in contact with the respective left and right edges of the phone?

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Is the any part of the body something like many Samsung phone... Plastic & prone to fine scratches? How does the phone feel in the hand... Natural or a bit obtrusive?

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In the tethering options does the NS have an option for bluetooth tethering? Honeycomb added support for bwing on the client side of a bluetooth PAN connection, I'm hoping that the GN can be the router side. If you're rooted does call recording work? finally does the GN provide POWERED usb host support, that is if you plug a USB thumb drive into a usb-a-female to microusb cable and into the NS does it light up and after that does it mount?

Edited by SilentMobius, 18 November 2011 - 05:38 PM.

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does the galaxy nexus have an micro sd slot?

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Does the new resolution have mode screen real estate over a nexus s running ICS? or is it just a higher pixel density with the same icon spacing etc?

From the pictures i have seen it looks no different but i was kinda hoping it would be so i can justify upgrading from my galaxy s2.

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Does anyone know if the O2 PAYG one is SIM/network locked to O2?

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I've been trying to find out what will replace long pressing the search button to activate voice actions now that they are doing away with the search key. I know that there is a google search widget other home screen but is there a way to get to voice actions with one press from anywhere on the phone?

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+1 on settling the pentile issue and clarifying if any extra real estate is offered by the bump in resolution.

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Is Flash working in browser? I'm reading a disturbing review that says it's not!
http://www.techradar...eview?artc_pg=5

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Is Flash working in browser? I'm reading a disturbing review that says it's not!
http://www.techradar...eview?artc_pg=5


Adobe Flash and BBC iPlayer isn't compatible, according to the market. I guess this is the apps, and not the device.

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With regards to the lack of USB Mass Storage in the Galaxy Nexus: http://www.androidpo...b-mass-storage/

How is this going to affect the way I use the phone?
- Does 'connecting to the phone via USB then drag and drop files' still work?
- Does it mean that when i use a custom recovery and perform a full wipe, all my media files will be gone as well?

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With regards to the lack of USB Mass Storage in the Galaxy Nexus: http://www.androidpo...b-mass-storage/

How is this going to affect the way I use the phone?
- Does 'connecting to the phone via USB then drag and drop files' still work?
- Does it mean that when i use a custom recovery and perform a full wipe, all my media files will be gone as well?


For the first question, provided that your OS supports it, it'll show up as portable media player of sorts in your system (Vista and later supports it natively, XP needs WMP 10 or higher and Linux/Mac needs some special software), and you'll still access it like it was any other drive.

As for the second question, i think they have something similar for the Asus Eee Pad, there the CWM recovery does not backup nor wipe your media when it is selected, not sure if the same can be done for this device, but i assume it's just a matter of excluding some partitions/folders from the scripts.

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Does it support swedish?

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Looks like Flash is indeed absent: http://www.slashgear...being-19196702/
I really don't understand how nobody noticed / mentioned this. And please don't tell me it's no big deal, it is, and since Adobe announced they are dropping development for Flash on ALL mobile devices I wonder if there will ever be a Flash player plugin for ICS...

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