1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Anyone worried about the 3 year old GPU, no sd-card slot, lack of removable battery?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by TheBoyPat, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. TheBoyPat
    Offline

    TheBoyPat New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was dead set on this phone until lately...

    Anything I'm missing?
  2. Trusstopher
    Offline

    Trusstopher Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Links to where these things were officially confirmed.
  3. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Agreed. I'm pretty sure you're off base with the GPU and Non-removable battery. The sd card though, is a definite possibility. Not necessarily a bad thing though since internal storage provides faster read/write capabilities anyway.
  4. xeene
    Offline

    xeene Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,596
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    usa
  5. Bixby
    Offline

    Bixby New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I concur. Not to mention 5mp camera? I KNOW mp aren't the most important camera spec, but c'mon man?!?
    We will know officially soon enough, but that GPU is certainly popping up all over the web...

    Sent from my rooted DROID 3
  6. hydro556
    Offline

    hydro556 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I dont care if the camera is 3-4 MP (seriously, because I have never once blown up a cell phone picture, so it is meaningless to me) AS LONG AS they focused on the quality of the sensor, and lens and making a quality, snappy camera. 5 mp is fine with me.

    The GPU concerns me, but admittedly, I am not very tuned into this. I read the speculation also about the GPU from like 2007. Now, I dont know if this means it is the same gpu, unchanged, or if they started with this gpu and tuned and optimized it until it was perfect for this phone. I mentioned this earlier today after I first read that speculation. In the end, I will have to see it to believe it. I cant believe they would drop a $2 gpu in a $20 dollar screen. (But, weirder things have happened I suppose. Look at the Bionic)

    The permanent memory card doesnt bother me at all. I never pull the SD card from any of the phones I have had.

    If the battery is not removable, I may not like that. I mean, I am open to hearing the justification as to why they would do it, but it would have to be a hell of a reason for me not to find this a net negative.

    The only deal breaker of all these would be the GPU. I dont care how old it is, as long as it maximizes the virtues of this high horsepower screen, and I get a screen that is bleeding edge, and blows me away every time I look at it, I am good to go. But if it compromises the overall display, and I am not wowed by it, I doubt I will buy this phone.

    This was part of the reason my Bionic went back, that and the horrendous camera.

    Bottom line. I will be shocked if they put a $2 gpu in a $20 dollar display. Time will tell.
  7. RVC
    Offline

    RVC New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So if there is no removable SD card how would I get everything from my TB to this phone? Normally I just swap SD cards.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
  8. longrifle325
    Offline

    longrifle325 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lorain, OH
    USB mount to pc and transfer

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  9. brad92
    Offline

    brad92 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,498
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    TEXAS
    What size is the SD?

    Boot Manager
  10. Droid-Xer
    Offline

    Droid-Xer DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    If you're into hacking then no SD is a huge deal breaker. I have yet to see a custom recovery on a device with no external memory. Can't be done.
  11. veetvoojagig
    Offline

    veetvoojagig New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Nexus S has no external memory card, yet has CM7 on it. OG Droids can be SBF'd to have CWM, I don't see a problem here.
  12. screaminz2002
    Offline

    screaminz2002 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    I was really curious about this.. Could you partition the internal storage to make a "virtual" sd card?
  13. idefiler6
    Offline

    idefiler6 New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Interesting, you can flash any zip from internal storage on bionic in CWM. I wiped and switched roms that way when I had put a zip in the wrong drive by accident. No issues at all.
  14. RVC
    Offline

    RVC New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I dont have a PC, I have a Mac.....will that work? I have had trouble rooting with my Mac I have had to use my wife's PC but I am stationed in Miami and she lives in Va Beach.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
  15. escthehack
    Offline

    escthehack New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  16. ice456789
    Offline

    ice456789 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's been confirmed that the Galaxy N does NOT have the ability to use a memory card. Good thought about the price of the battery though, I bet they're going to be pricy.
  17. Droid-Xer
    Offline

    Droid-Xer DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    yep i was wrong, the Nexus S has no SD slot, but has clockwork. i assume the internal is partitioned. It still concerns me to have only one storage feature. Not sure if there are any issues on the Nexus S as I've never messed with one.
  18. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    There must be some sort of dedicated storage.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  19. elvis_marmaduke
    Offline

    elvis_marmaduke New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The gpu is pretty much my ONLY concern. Lack of bluetooth 4.0 seemed weird to me too... Even the moto fitness watch has it lol

    I'm not too worried about the camera after seeing it in action. Wonderful :p

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
  20. cujo6801
    Offline

    cujo6801 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Diego,Ca.
    that would be the deal breaker for me.....
Search tags for this page

galaxy nexus gpu is old

,
gpu on sdcard
,
samsung galaxy nexus sd card location
,
samsung nexus sd card
,
sd slot and removable battery