Hey everyone. So I got the GNex on the day of launch. I really wanted to like the phone, and I did in-fact love several of the features. ICS is just amazing IMO. GB is no comparison at all. The OS was so fluid and smooth! But alas, there were a few issues that caused me to return the GNex and get the RAZR instead. I did that 1.5 days ago. And to be honest, I miss the GNex, and I'm thinking about going back to BB and getting the GNex again. But I want to ask if anyone knows if future (soon) updates will address any of these issues. Here are my gripes with the GNex, in order of importance to me.
1. The camera takes poor pictures IMO. They are dull (always) and blurry (sometimes). Conversely, the pics from the RAZR are vibrant. The number 1 reason for upgrading from my DroidX was to get a better camera phone. The GNex had hope with the zero shutter lag feature. And yes, I do focus and re-focus before taking pics, but the colors were still dull. I know some will say to adjust the settings, but I refuse to do that every time I want to take some quick pics.
2. I don't know if it was just my phone or not, but the LED had VERY limited functionality out of the box. It blinked white when I had an email, but that was about it. No LED notification for text messages (stock or ChompSMS) and no notification for missed calls. This is a huge issue for me. Yes, I downloaded Light Flow, but it worked sporadically for me. I think that this phone should natively support LED notification across multiple apps (The RAZR does it flawlessly for me, just as my DX did).
3. The only alarm clock that I've been completely satisfied with is the Blur one. My requirements for a good alarm clock are simple, yet missing from this phone as well as all other alarm clocks that I downloaded from the Market. I want (1) increasing volume [many have this]; (2) slide to dismiss [some have this]; and (3) whole screen acts as a snooze button [only Blur has this]. I downloaded about a dozen different alarm clocks from the Market, and none had all 3 features.
4. The accessories (docs) available for the GNex right now are a joke. Conversely, the ones for the RAZR appear to be solid units. Granted, I have not tried any out yet, so this is just based on observation in the VZW store and their website.
I guess my main issues are #1 and #2, with #1 being the deal-breaker for me. As far as the LED notifications, I "could" deal with Light Flow if I have to. But does anyone know if Google is looking to push out an udpate to address picture quality? And if so, when??
On a side note, has anyone been able to get the Blur alarm clock on the GNex? I read on a post where one user tried to pull the app from his Moto and install on his GNex, but it didn't work for him.
The RAZR is not a bad phone at all. I'm just not sure that it will keep me satisfied for 2 years. Whereas I know that the GNex would if these issues were fixed. I'm not big into modding though.