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This is my current device inventory. I think the fact that the "S" word repeats four times makes my "Android geek" cred take a hit with some people. Oh well.
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Yeah I agree, +Alexander Terry​. It doesn't really bug me, but I'd definitely leave it out if I had the choice. 
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I love how Chrome on iOS shows the stock Lollipop wallpaper when you close all your tabs.
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Huh... It sure does. Love it!!
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This is pretty incredible.
 
Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We're Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space http://twistedsifter.com/videos/night-sky-timelapse-with-stars-fixed-and-earth-rotating/
  In this stabilized time-lapse, the stars' position in the night sky is fixed so you can get a sense of our planet's movement through space. And now it's time for some mind-boggling figures: ...
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Annnnnd we're back to "311480." As soon as I flashed the radio that has "official" Verizon support (the one paired with all firmware from KVT49L onward), it started showing "311480" again. I'm done fooling with this since it's just a text string. Hopefully the new radio with the eventual Lollipop update will fix whatever this issue is.
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I know it's a bit soon, but did lollipop/5.0.2 fix it?
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Does anyone have any idea what the hell this is? This is a Nexus 7 with a +Verizon Wireless​​ SIM card. Notice how Android is just showing the network as "311480?" That's the MCC-MNC combination of the SIM card. I'm just curious why the system isn't identifying it as "Verizon Wireless," like it should.

The data connection works just fine, so it would seem to me that this is purely an identification issue on the Android side. The only possibilities I can think of is that there's something up with the SIM card or the Nexus 7 is connecting to band 2 or 4 "XLTE" and the software is getting confused. Perhaps it always expects Verizon SIMs to be connected on band 13 and it can't handle a different combination?

Either way, it's interesting. Hopefully they'll fix this in Lollipop once it finally rolls out for this device.
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Yeah they do. They also use band 2 for a little LTE in the PCS (1900 MHz) band. I've caught it on my Nexus 6 a few times.
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These XDA bounties are really stupid. The current bounty to get root on an AT&T Note Edge is up to $12,000 roughly. Anyone smart enough to find the exploit needed is also smart enough to know that 75% of the people who pledged money won't pay up when push comes to shove. In other words, the pledged XDA bounty does not serve as motivation for anyone to do anything. Maybe if XDA can guarantee the money somehow, then we might be talking. Until then, no. Just no.
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I agree. The pledge idea just doesn't work. 
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So this is happening. I don't care that the whole AP team pretty much hates this phone. I like it. The fact that you can put your frequently used apps on the "edge" and save room on your home screen is a total win. That alone justifies the "edge screen." You'll hate it the first time you use it, but spend a little time with it and it'll grow on you.
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I think its sleek☺
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There are basically five things that I hope will happen in Android 5.1:

1. A fix for the memory leak issues that a lot of people are experiencing.
2. Nexus 6: A fix for the phone not ringing when receiving a call. This only affects phones with Sprint SIM cards.
3. Nexus 6: A fix for the phone sending multiple copies of text messages. This only affects phones with Sprint SIM cards.
4. Nexus 6: The promised update to enable WiFi calling on T-Mobile (and possibly Sprint).
5. Nexus 6: Fix singal strength indicator bouncing between no bars and half any time your signal is lower than -101 dBm. This seems to affect multiple carriers.
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also silent mode, detailed battery stats, black theme, sync menu fix, random apps in the recents menu fix, expanded power menu
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This is purely speculation but I'm guessing that carriers are the reason the Nexus 6 has a separate text messaging app, rather than just using Hangouts.

Something tells me that Verizon and AT&T probably wanted a messaging app that was clearly for texting. I can imagine the conversation going something like "People should never have to ask how to text on a phone, and that's exactly what's going to happen because nobody is going to associate 'Hangouts' with text messaging. So, could you make texting its own unique function?"

I can seriously think of no other reason for "Messenger" to exist.
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Yeah I totally missed that. Good stuff
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In case anyone was wondering, it looks like as of the new Lollipop update, the Nexus 7 LTE is capable of connecting to Verizon band 4 LTE when it's available. Also, the problem with it displaying the Verizon network as "311480" appears to be fixed. Good stuff.
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XLTE has 2 bands,right,Sprint Spark has 3
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I finally got this Nexus 7 to show "Verizon Wireless" as a network identifier instead of "311480." I'm thinking it had to be something with the radio.

When I first had the problem, I was running stock 4.4.4/KTU84P. So, I unlocked the bootloader, wiped data, and flashed back 4.4.2/KVT49L (the first firmware build with "official" Verizon support).

That didn't help, but then it dawned on me that 4.4.2/KVT49L and 4.4.4/KTU84P use the same radio. So, I wiped data again and went all the way back to 4.3/JLS36C (the very first firmware for which we have factory images), which uses a much older radio. That seemed to fix the problem. So, now I need to upgrade this thing back to KitKat and hope that it continues identifying the network properly.
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It appears that Google has removed all references on its websites to CDMA support for the Nexus 9 LTE. We know that the device supports all five major US carriers just like the Nexus 6 does, so all this realistically means is that Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular have no intention on carrying the tablet. With that said, I'd bet money that putting an active Verizon SIM in a Nexus 9 LTE will work just fine.
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