Today I start a journey … a journey off the well worn path of American smart phone ownership. I just bought the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, and I’d like you to come with me as I bring it into the world.
- I want the latest Android OS without resorting to hacks & custom ROMs.
- I want a phone that works on international trips (unlocked, swap my US SIM for a local number).
- I need something faster than my old phone, but don’t yet qualify for a carrier upgrade.
- I want the option to change carriers, so I don’t want to be tied to another contract when I upgrade.
Unless I want to buy a phone overseas (skipping any warranty or return policy), the Galaxy Nexus is my best option.
For those that care, I will document my little phone project … ease of switching, problems migrating to a new device and the pitfalls of going off the two-year contract reservation.
Stay tuned for my next post: “Why Bother?”