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Oct 07

Apparently Google and Samsung have a heart

They're postponing their big unveiling of the new uber phones and android mobile OS out of respect for Steve Job's funeral and don't feel a celebration and a "in your face Steve!" event is appropriate. +1 for them. So if you had your heart set on the new Nexus sporting Ice Cream Sandwich (who comes up with these names?!) you're going to have to wait a little while longer.

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  1. Dennis Dollins

    Realistically while there may be some sentiment at the personal level of the executives, I'm willing to bet the decision was purely business related. Their big unveiling would a) be overshadowed by the Job's funeral and continued OMG'edness and b) the unveiling of the 4S as Apple's 'big' announcement takes some of the heat off their own release so they can work on any remaining issues.

    Of course I could just be a cynical bastard. ;)

  2. Marcel Smith

    You're a cynical bastard alright but I still need to hear the specs and carriers before I make my decision on my next smartphone.

  3. Marcel Smith

    You're a cynical bastard alright but I still need to hear the specs and carriers before I make my decision on my next smartphone.

  4. Dennis Dollins

    Specs are a fairly badly kept secret at this point. 4.65" screen, 720p resolution 1280×720, dual core 1.5ghz processor, 5mp back camera and 1.3 mp front camera.

    The leaked video shows an extremely smooth interface with some nice 3d effects. All the carriers will have it, the question is how much of an exclusive Verizon has.

    It's also a naked droid experience, no manufacturer's bloatware installed and as a result it'll get updates a lot faster, always a plus. One might even leave it as stock rather than immediately rooting it. Although the droid community has proven time and time again they can work wonders on android phones, increasing performance and battery life in every case and sometimes OMG levels.

    Granted I'd rather it had the 8mp/2mp cameras of the SG2 but the increased resolution and screen size make it more desirable at the moment. You use the screen 100% of the time, the camera rarely comparatively.

    All the nexus's have had pretty high comfort levels with their users.

  5. Dennis Dollins

    Specs are a fairly badly kept secret at this point. 4.65" screen, 720p resolution 1280×720, dual core 1.5ghz processor, 5mp back camera and 1.3 mp front camera.

    The leaked video shows an extremely smooth interface with some nice 3d effects. All the carriers will have it, the question is how much of an exclusive Verizon has.

    It's also a naked droid experience, no manufacturer's bloatware installed and as a result it'll get updates a lot faster, always a plus. One might even leave it as stock rather than immediately rooting it. Although the droid community has proven time and time again they can work wonders on android phones, increasing performance and battery life in every case and sometimes OMG levels.

    Granted I'd rather it had the 8mp/2mp cameras of the SG2 but the increased resolution and screen size make it more desirable at the moment. You use the screen 100% of the time, the camera rarely comparatively.

    All the nexus's have had pretty high comfort levels with their users.

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