Yes the wait and lack of confirmed details are frustrating, but that's the nature of following technology so closely, like many of us do on this forum.
Something as big as this has high expectations, and those expectations dwindle especially when we don't get the product in our hands within a few weeks of announcement. This is when I compare it to Apple, Apple's reveals are usually only a week or two from a release day. Because of this and how no matter where we are, EVERYONE pays attention to Apple and expects other companies such as Google to follow. Apple knows how to push a product and they do it darn well, this is something no other company has been able to keep up with, Apple's marketing is top notch.
Where Apple gave confirmed release date for the 4s, we're left in the dark with as many as 10 rumored release dates for the Nexus. It's frustrating to be kept in the dark, especially about something like this that could change the mobile industry (imho), and it's not fair to consumers. All we want is a confirmed release date so we can mark our calendars and have something to look forward to, but instead we find ourselves looking towards future dates with no reliability around it. I'm still going to wait, as this is the phone I want for sure, but I too am getting tired of getting the "run around".
Latest rumor is Dec. 8, but I remember from the Engadget show that it would be available to us before the end of Nov. I hope this is right as it was the same guy who presented it at the unveil (don't know his name)
The only thing about waiting for the next great phone is.... you will be put in the same situation with that one! Its not like the GNex is the first phone this has happened to, i know we all remember the Bionic's launch ridiculousness! you will go just as crazy waiting for that next phone as you are while waiting for this phone. no point in waiting even longer just because you are tired of waiting
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Samsung Galaxy Note II
Don't forget that even thought the bootloaders locked we can still flash custom roms and all kinds of goodies thanks to bootstrap. The locked bootloader is just keeping us out of the kernel and radio and both have been greatly improved through the leaks. I'm hoping the OTA pushes and cures my Bionic so I forget all about the GNex. Once the Bionic get Sandwiched it's going to be a BEAST. That all said, I'm still going to get a GNex just because I want to but my Bionic is staying as well.
I feel the same way about this as most do, too. I'm so frustrated by (seemingly) different info every day or every other day... or bad info here or undesirable quirks there... but that's true about every phone, I suppose. I'm very interested in the GN as well but I think I'm at that point now where I don't even want to research another shred of info until on or after December 8th. I'll go back to reading all the D1 threads and messing with mine until then, I think. I've had my D1 now for a while and I literally just earned my NE2 discount yesterday. I haven't even considered looking for another phone up until the past few months.. there was no point even looking for a new phone until I could actually get my hands on one... for me, once I set my sights on something, I'll usually go out and get it but this (my) anticipation for the GN is redonkulous.
I could get the Razr... no, just not interested in it... I could get the Rezound... I just can't seem to get on board with HTC stuff.. I don't know why.. it just seems so, meh... I guess if I went to a VSW store and messed with one, I might have a different opinion but it's not really what I want - it would be an impulse buy just to get a new phone, I think... I really really don't want the iPhone 4s or any version thereof - I have an iPod Touch 4 and aside from Siri and making calls and texts outside of wifi, I can do what the iPhone can do with my iPod... plus, IMO, iOS is ...well... boring (gasp!)... no disrespect to those who like iStuff .. I literally just learned how to root my phone a few weeks ago and I'm having a blast with that... although, I can't seem to get all the bugs worked out with any ROM (yes, even BB), but that comes from inexperience thus far, I think... and since I just learned (and am still learning) how to do the root/ROM stuff, why would I take a step back with phones that don't (yet) give me that option?
It looks like I'm stuck in the same boat with everyone else... waiting (impatiently) for the GN... whenever that might be... I think I'll have to stay away from the GN forums here .. the pain and suffering is too much to endure ..lmao...