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    Galaxy Nexus is my first android phone

    I've been researching galaxy nexus and general android stuff lately.

    i understand that the nexus is limited by the amount of junk that is included? can someone elaborate on this as to the difference between android on the nexus and the other average phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz71 View Post
    I've been researching galaxy nexus and general android stuff lately.

    i understand that the nexus is limited by the amount of junk that is included? can someone elaborate on this as to the difference between android on the nexus and the other average phone?
    There is no carrier included apps on a nexus device (well Verizon included two) a nexus device is Android the way Google intended it to be basically

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    so why is nexus special to receive no carrier bloat?

    man im glad i picked this one I'm a linux admin by profession, which means i use open source every day all day, i just feel like this phone is as close to what i believe in as possible... and i picked it at random (ok well not random... it was the latest phone they offered when i went in to buy )

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz71 View Post
    so why is nexus special to receive no carrier bloat?

    man im glad i picked this one I'm a linux admin by profession, which means i use open source every day all day, i just feel like this phone is as close to what i believe in as possible... and i picked it at random (ok well not random... it was the latest phone they offered when i went in to buy )
    The nexus line is a developer device...easy to root...ect. the no bloat/vanilla android/unlocked boot loader are google requirements. If its a "nexus" device its Google's baby....a manufacturer (Samsung or whoever) just makes it

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    Yes the Nexus is Google's phone. As opposed to other devices which just use android as a base and create their own take on the android base. Google makes sure the user has a pure android experience.

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    ah, very interesting. have there been any other nexus devices, or is this the first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz71 View Post
    ah, very interesting. have there been any other nexus devices, or is this the first?
    There have been previous versions, nexus one, nexus s, were the predecessors of the gnex.
    I think the concept of the gnex, was to bring the cutting edge hardware from Samsung together with the latest flavor of pure android; ics
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmetal View Post
    There have been previous versions, nexus one, nexus s, were the predecessors of the gnex.
    I think the concept of the gnex, was to bring the cutting edge hardware from Samsung together with the latest flavor of pure android; ics
    Not sure about the cutting edge...may be more a "this is baseline for what we expect out of hardware for the year"

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    Nexus phones typically don't have cutting edge hardware. Rather, it's stuff that is known to work. I won't speak to how well it works.

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    So you're telling me I've been mislead by advertising?

 

 
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