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The GPS issue is more than a Galaxy S 1 problem. Froyo wasn't the fix for it. I don't know why Samsung can't ever seem to get a fully functional GPS that doesn't required tweaking. I seen articles that claim it works great but it the end user experience is usually different. I have a GSII and I had a GSI and a Samsung moment(worst device ever!). So I've been following Samsung for quite some time.
I haven't read the article you posted. Why would I? Do you want me to link articles of these signal problems or you can just google 4.0.2 radio? It might have even been fixed in their latest update but at launch the phones radio wasn't great. Verizon's largest problem was the long delay of the device and after all that time they couldn't get in a decent radio to a phone? I said they changed a few things about the Nexus experience and you named one of them. Out of the box you'll find Verizon apps. That isn't something I wish to see on a Nexus device. You can uninstall them but they shouldn't have ever been there.

My day 1 Nexus only had one Verizon app on it--MyVerizon.
Which naturally makes sense, since it's an account management tool--I personally use it to pay my bill, but I hardly qualify that as bloatware.

The "Signal problems" on the Galaxy Nexus were all smoke and mirrors. The pre-4.0.4 software translated an otherwise completely normal signal into 0-2 bars of 4G, end user would never see "full bars" of 4G. This was only an aesthetic problem, the phone was receiving the same signal as any other equivalent device, it just wasn't being translated the same.

I agree with you completely on the delay of the device, they were focused on pushing sales of the RAZR. Personally I felt like that was a mistake--the Nexus is 10x the phone the Razr is...even when the Razr was rumored to come with a 720p screen. But all things considered, I feel like it had a strong release. Nothing huge came out of CES and MWC this year, and until the SGSIII, there hasn't really been a phone that can trump it.
     
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I love my Galaxy S Captivate with ICS ROM:
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Enjoy!
Edited by Erick Silver - 5/15/12 at 7:24pm
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Epic here. Mines is rooted, cyanogen 7, tried different firmware and radio, still trash. Nice screen, awesome amp, best media player I own... Except the mic is too quiet, the phone has to be charged 7x a day and the Phone functions are the worst. My evo had better battery life.
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Had a Nexus S, had no problems. Now I have a Galaxy S2 i777, still no problems. Samsung generally gets pretty rave reviews for it's hardware. Only bad thing I've heard of, which is really personal opinion, is that the use of plastic makes the device "seem" cheap.

But, mine is rooted and has been since I've owned it.... not sure if that makes any difference. o_O
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Keep in mind the Droid Charge was an awful phone from the get-go. It was a stop-gap because Verizon needed a Droid. Should've bought the Incredible 2. Same launch date but the Inc is still an excellent phone.
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Keep in mind the Droid Charge was an awful phone from the get-go. It was a stop-gap because Verizon needed a Droid. Should've bought the Incredible 2. Same launch date but the Inc is still an excellent phone.

Only saving grace of the Charge at release was that it was one of two LTE phones that Verizon had. Didn't excuse it of the problems it had, I got a Thunderbolt when it came out for the same reason and couldn't have been more disappointed. A humbling reminder to myself to let new tech mature before adopting.
     
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Keep in mind the Droid Charge was an awful phone from the get-go. It was a stop-gap because Verizon needed a Droid. Should've bought the Incredible 2. Same launch date but the Inc is still an excellent phone.

Only saving grace of the Charge at release was that it was one of two LTE phones that Verizon had. Didn't excuse it of the problems it had, I got a Thunderbolt when it came out for the same reason and couldn't have been more disappointed. A humbling reminder to myself to let new tech mature before adopting.

I'd call the Tbolt a saint compared to the Charge. Charge isn't even getting ICS, Tbolt is. Yes, the Tbolt suffered from tank syndrome and horrible battery life, but custom ROMs do help it quite a lot. Charge developer community is....well...nonexistant.
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I am still rocking my Samsung Galaxy S1(Captivate) SGH-I897. Its rooted and running Doc's Master ICS 4.0.4 version 10.5 with the IcyGlitch Kernal. I could not be happier. Its fast and smooth with no issues.
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Had a Nexus S, had no problems. Now I have a Galaxy S2 i777, still no problems. Samsung generally gets pretty rave reviews for it's hardware. Only bad thing I've heard of, which is really personal opinion, is that the use of plastic makes the device "seem" cheap.
But, mine is rooted and has been since I've owned it.... not sure if that makes any difference. o_O

The device doesn't have the heft that makes it feel expensive. I do like the fact that I can drop it and not worry though.

I had mines pre rooted its an epic. Horrible battery life, and the radios are all bad. I can't use 4G and I used to on my Evo Shift and Evo. I am very disappointed in it, and I have had bad experiences with other Samsung phones. I will not buy another Samsung. I don't know about the hardware, but comparing my Evo to the Epic... the Evo had bettery battery life, better reception and also I could downclock it to 600 or so Mhz and it was fine. The Samsung has to be at 1GHz... and its still slower.
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