Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 16:14 UTC
Google Google is taking a new stab at selling devices directly: the Galaxy Nexus is now available in the Google Play devices section. That is, if you happen to live in the appropriate country - I can't see the page (as usual), so for all I know, they're selling fake Rolex watches in there.
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Link via proxy
by Vai777 on Tue 24th Apr 2012 16:21 UTC
Vai777
Member since:
2005-09-02

For those living outside the US, here is a link via a proxy to see the page :

<a href="http://www.boomproxy.com/browse.php?u=czovL3BsYXkuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS9zd...

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RE: Link via proxy
by Beta on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:32 UTC in reply to "Link via proxy"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Ta.

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RE: Link via proxy
by Heard on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:55 UTC in reply to "Link via proxy"
Heard Member since:
2009-12-24

Funny. The whole site opens in the german language if I visit it using your link. Not available in a german speaking country, though.

Could mean that it is planned to be available elsewhere soon.

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Yeah, its there in the USA.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:02 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Great price considering its unlocked. Just wish I could get a lower rate from At&t if I got it. At this point, there are too many new phones coming out incrementally better than the previous. Jelly Bean should be here sometime in the summer, probably debuting on new Google hardware. Might just wait for that. There is nothing I can't do on my current year and a half old phone that I need or want it to do.

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RE: Yeah, its there in the USA.
by ricegf on Tue 24th Apr 2012 22:17 UTC in reply to "Yeah, its there in the USA. "
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

T-Mobile offers lower rates if you bring your own phone, and the Nexus works on T-Mobile. We live and travel in areas well-served by them, and have been very satisfied.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, that's true, but I already have a sizable discount through other means on at&t. I'm being a bit greedy personally, but its the principle of the thing.

Maybe I should wait for a new phone to come out on at&t say the HTC X one or whatever, unlock it, sell it and use the money to buy this, pocketing the difference.

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Will Google sell this as a 4G phone ?
by Nich on Tue 24th Apr 2012 19:05 UTC
Nich
Member since:
2011-11-04

Will Google sell this as a 4G phone ?

after all my friend boasts all day long about his iPhone being 4G .... because it says so on his screen

i tried to explain the speed differences

HSPA+ 42Mbps DL and 23 Mbps UL
WiMAX 75Mbps DL and 30Mbps UL
LTE 300Mbps DL and 75 Mbps UL
* all numbers are theoretical peak data rates

and explain the technical definition of 4G is 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) or 1000 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users)

but Apple says it is 4G ,, soooo ,, it is 4G
and "it just works" . then he shrugs and smiles and says "my phone is better then your phone"

i am trying not to, but starting to, hate the uneducated iPhone users

-Nich

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I have an app for that
by Lazarus on Tue 24th Apr 2012 20:50 UTC in reply to "Will Google sell this as a 4G phone ?"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


but Apple says it is 4G ,, soooo ,, it is 4G
and "it just works" . then he shrugs and smiles and says "my phone is better then your phone"


Typical iPhone douchebags.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Maybe you need new friends more than a new phone?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't think you can blame a customer for thinking he has 4G if the display says 4G.

Not only Apple, but others too offer "4G", while it's not. It's not right if you have to doubt everything your phone displays and need an "education" to figure out what it does mean.

I have come across people who asked me for help regarding mobile phone connectivity who didn't know what I was talking about when I asked if the display said 3G. If your friends boost about 4G they at least are educated enough to see what's on the display.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

I don't think you can blame a customer for thinking he has 4G if the display says 4G.

Not only Apple, but others too offer "4G", while it's not. It's not right if you have to doubt everything your phone displays and need an "education" to figure out what it does mean.


Yes, iPhone users are not supposed to have a brain and go through life like useless bumps on a log and be complete idiots.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It seems you don't even need an iPhone to do that.

Edited 2012-04-25 19:06 UTC

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

It seems you don't even need an iPhone to do that.


Of course, but iPhone users do it 10x better than everyone else.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

"One major observation made is that iPhone users tend to be wealthier, more educated and more liberal and tasteful compared to Android users."

http://www.devicemag.com/2011/08/18/richer-educated-and-tasteful-ip...

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Still using this last year "study" ?
It's basically like judging someone by their shoes.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

What has changed in the last 8 months for you to suspect something has changed?

I don't think it's realistic to believe millions of iPhone owners swapped their phone for an Android, while millions of Android users bought an iPhone.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Wow, another bullshit "study". I believe that about as much as I would believe the opposite. In other words: not at all.

If you are looking for more, Android users seem to prefer ugly-looking full featured devices


I'm pretty sure "ugly-looking" isn't an unbiased measurement.
The fact that "tasteful" and "ugly-looking" is applied automatically to iPhone and Android devices respectively tells you all you need to know about this "study". It's worthless for anything but a laugh.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12


I'm pretty sure "ugly-looking" isn't an unbiased measurement.
The fact that "tasteful" and "ugly-looking" is applied automatically to iPhone and Android devices respectively tells you all you need to know about this "study". It's worthless for anything but a laugh.


The study doesn't put any judgment on the looks of the phones, it's something the author of article linking to the study did.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I think people need checkbox features to psychologically justify money spent on new gadget. They may not understand what it means but it gets them warm and fuzzy feeling that the upgrade is real. Of course there are countless reasons to upgrade but they are too subtle and complex to be enclosed in one word monicker. That's exactly the same as in camera megapixel race. Producers pitch the sensor resolution in new gen cameras. They are indeed better but the real advancements come from optics and software while trying best not to screw up with even tinier photocells. Megapixel is just a rating system agreed between consumers and marketers.

Edited 2012-04-25 16:05 UTC

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