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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RE: Yeah, right
by bassbeast on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:57 UTC in reply to "Yeah, right"
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There is a dark cloud looming that threatens Google though more than any, which is probably why they are afraid to get in bed with a carrier, and that is the ever nastier data caps. I have a feeling we are gonna see the whole "net everywhere" thing die a HARD death because in a dead economy you have the carriers getting well...just plain NASTY when it comes to prices, both on mobile and at home, and this is gonna seriously hurt Google's bottom line.

I'll never forget what one of the fund managers said on Money matters the other day "If I click on an ad on my tablet its completely by accident and I rush to close it, because every ad costs me money with my data cap" and from the looks of things its ONLY gonna get worse here in the USA.

So I wish Google luck but I hope they are willing to invest in backbone because nobody is gonna be clicking on any ads when charged by the Mb.

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