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Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by Crankintopwater69, Mar 20, 2012.
Frustration noted and understood... but here, have a beer! :icon_ lala:
Yes they are taking awhile, but I'd rather have them get it right the first time than having a minor update every couple days/weeks to fix little problems.
I understand but try understanding me!
I can only get updates from Google and right now GSM version is using 4.02.
4.0.2 is slow, buggy, weak radios and much more.
One of the main reasons that I bought this phone was because of the updates and now I don't even get them.
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I'm thinking that's they way it will be since VZW has 2 apps that come with the OS. Sucks... kind of make the Nexus a Nexus Lite in that regard. Great phone though and I'm super happy with it, but there's def a filter between Google and us.
I didn't realize the GSM version had radio problems too.
You can choose to root/mod to get updates faster. That may not something that you want to do (I don't), but if you are really unhappy with the phone's performance that is an option to consider.
Even after not getting updates since release, if we get an update in April that is STILL faster than any other phone will get updates. THAT is why I chose a Nexus phone. All phones have issues though, my thinking is that with a Nexus we have the best chance of getting issues fixed. We all want them now (tomorrow at the latest), but development isn't always instant. I work for a company that makes hardware and writes its own firmware and software. Bugs etc take time to sort out and fix. No matter how much you test you never find it all.
The rest of the stock Nexuses/Nexii out there are on 4.0.2 as well. Believe me you're not the only one having to deal with 4.0.2. I'm on a 4.0.2 ROM and I'm not experiencing any lag or slowness whatsoever. My signal has always been solid with 3-4 bars, then again I might be in a better area than you.
There are also necessary proprietary files that go along with a CDMA device, which is another reason why Verizon has a big hand in the updates.
You people kill me with your complaints about updates LOL! Try owning a Bionic! I just switched to a Nexus from the Bionic because of a locked bootloader, bad data issues, TERRIBLE battery life...and flashing roms is dangerous & aren't complete. I'm running Liquid 1.25 on my new used Nexus and loving life! It is so freeing to be able to install whatever rom I want! The Bionic is like living in a gated community. Yea there are some benefits but it's WAY too restricting!
and for those who are "waiting for something official"...why own the Nexus? This phone was created with the developer in mind...it is MEANT to be open & rooted. That's it's power. For those who won't root (which I do respect your choice...rooting is NOT for everyone) the RAZR MAX might be the better choice....
This is mild compared to the complaints being posted when Froyo for certain Samsung phones was delayed. They were rather quite humorous...especially the ones about bring a class action lawsuit against Verizon or people threatening to drop Verizon.
Because according to Verizon and Google, nexus means official updates straight from Google. Rooting voids your warranty. On a phone that is known for running hot, I'd rather not take that chance. Plus I like Google's software a lot more than Joe Shmoe making roms out of his mothers basement. I like pure android, not a company's skin or an Indy developers version. That's also what nexus means. Pure android. Updates straight from Google. Those are a lot more associated with Nexus than "meant to be rommed", except in a few techie forums and sites.
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Every android is better with root. But I just can't learn that whole process of rooting. I wish it was easier to root and install roms. I don't have enough time throughout the day to come home sit down and worry about something going wrong with my phone because I have to unroot it!
For whoever knows how to root and has gotten comfortable installing roms, thats great I wish I knew how. I just don't like trying things on my own. If I had someone explain to me and I got comfortable with it I'd root too and try things to make the phone better and more fun.
But for now I don't wanna root because I can do screenshots, tether, lock apps , etc things that were only available with root in the past. I'd just want my battery to last all day and have the phone be a bit smoother and this phone would be perfect for me.