With the appetizer behind us (Droid RAZR event and hands-on), it’s nearly time for the main-course and dessert… the Samsung and Google joint event in Hong Kong! We’re already quite certain to see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announced with Android 4.0 and I’ve already made 5 potential “surprise” predictions. But now it’s your turn to chime in.
Make your predictions in the comments:
- What are YOUR predictions for the announcement?
- Any surprises on the Galaxy Nexus?
- Any Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich surprises?
- Will Tablets, TVs, or any other devices or software beyond the Galaxy Nexus be shown?
And OF COURSE we know you’ll have questions so leave those in the comments, too. Our awesome Nexus-loving Android Forums compadres are a bit ahead of the game so for some inspiration, here is a list of their most pressing questions to date:
Phone questions we’re not sure will be covered in event or not:
“Is the verizon-version also the GSM-version?”
“Are the gsm-version’s specs equal to the CDMA-version’s ?”
“How about the exynos 4212? ”
“How about the OMAP 4470?”
“How about the battery?”
“SuperAmoled (Pentile) or SuperAmoled+ (RGB-Stripes)?”
“5MP or 8MP Camera?”
Will the Nexus come with dedicated car & desk docks?
Will it be subsidized on Verizon?
Will the bootloader be unlocked?
the GPU of the Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus (how is the gaming experience in complex 3d-games?)
the lack of a sd-card-slot (is there really no microSD-Card-Slot? :O)
LTE-capable (or is it just HSPA+ ?, and if so 21 or 42?)
What is call quality, reception, gps like. What SoC is in it.
Cost of the phone. – Will VZN subsidize it?
metal or plastic? Curved or straight?
Screen: SuperAmoled+ or what? Pentile or not?
Battery size? Screen size? Actual Phone size?
Official release date.
Inductive charging support?
Inductive Charging docks?
Unlocked price and availability
Does it have a notification LED? If so is it multi-colored?
Is the screen Gorilla Glass?
Will it be available for pre-order?
Price on and off contract?
How will the screen perform in sunlight?
Does it support Android Open Appliance connections?
Does it have NFC?
2. international/us carrier questions:
“Is the world-version LTE capable?”
“Release of the world-version [e.g. in germany? ]?”
“Price for the world version (in €, e.g. for germany )?”
“Are there gonna be different world-versions as it was with the Nexus S? [sAmoled -> SLCD]”
availability in Australia and which network
availability in Canada and which network
availability in the UK and which network
3. ICS questions we’re not sure will be covered in event or not:
How fast can it take photos?
How many home screens are available?
“Photo Quality? Video Quality?”
Will ICS be open-source?
Battery life- will ICS help this.
When in landscape mode, do the bottom icons rotate with it and take up how much space?
ICS features? Why is it better than Gingerbread?
Will updates (Jellybean) have to be approved by Verizon before release?
Google Wallet pre installed?
No VZW bloat (ISIS, Payfone, VZW Nav, etc)?
Sorry I couldn’t get this out earlier – I want to credit our guide archoille for the help in compiling this.
Have a blast!
We would GREATLY appreciate, in order to reduce confusion, if you simply “Like” comments/questions that you agree with so we don’t have a million of the same predictions and questions. Then we can sort by popularity and act accordingly!
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