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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by kurkosdr on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:09 UTC
kurkosdr
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Now that lots of people will be unloading their Galaxy Nexuses and they will get down in price both as new and as used, I will get one. I want to see The Real Android. Oh, and also have upgrades on time (since google is going more rapid release as time passes, upgrades become more crucial).

I could get the Nexus 4, but I don't prefer LG's panels. LG's blacks on their smartphone displays are too grayish IMO, even in auto brightness mode, and there is too much glare too.

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