I've had my Galaxy Nexus for about a month now. Overall, I like it a lot, but I have had a few things emerge that are annoying:
I'm not sure about most of that message. However, do you have the background data turned off? That might be related to the Gmail sync issue.
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Hi there prettyCouple!
I am glad to know that you like your Nexus! It appears that you are having some issues with your device that we can help with. I completely understand the need of the device to work as it should. Let's start with the Voice Action Commands. Try to disable contact sync to see if the issue persists: Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> Your Account -> Uncheck Sync Contacts. Here is additional information that will help you with voice commands: http://support.google.com/android/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1715292
G-mail Sync issue:
Go to Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> G-mail -> Disable sync -> Power off device -> power back on -> go back to enable sync and test.
Let us know if the issue persists with either one of these issues.
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