Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:15 UTC
Google "We know what Nexus means now. There can no longer be any doubt: a Nexus device is about openness first and foremost. That does not mean Google won't make compromises with the Nexus program. It simply means that Google will only make compromises when it comes to increasing openness. Why? Because Google benefits from open devices as much, or more than you do. Last year the technology sphere was busily discussing whether or not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a 'true' Nexus device. This year we have an answer: a Nexus controlled by a carrier is no Nexus. Rather than get in bed with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T to produce an LTE version of the Nexus 4, we have HSPA+ only. Even the new Nexus 7 with mobile data is limited to this enhanced 3G standard." Interesting take on the whole thing - reeks a bit of finding a reason for a feature deficiency, but it does fit into the available facts.
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Yeah, right
by No it isnt on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:47 UTC
No it isnt
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A more sensible explanation would be Google being allowed (by the manufacturers who also have competing products) to sell these things with very slim margins on the condition of those very significant annoyances, leading to people wanting a more costly upgrade if they actually like the thing. Not unlike Apple and the original iPhone sans 3G, except the slim margins of course.

This is to increase the demand of premium products, not for some communal wishy-washy feelgood nonsense.

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