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[4]: Yeah, right
by Morgan on Wed 31st Oct 2012 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah, right"
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Sorry, I should have clarified that that is speculation on my part; I thought it was clear from the context. To me it would fit with their current patterns, but I could of course be way off.

And I do believe Google has their collective heart set on being the biggest worldwide player in their markets. I think you're right though; the current focus they have on the US is likely forced due to bureaucratic reasons. I think they also want to try to bring the US up to the level of Europe when it comes to landline and cellular broadband access before focusing on the rest of the world.

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