Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 02:14 UTC
Google "The Nexus 4 is absolutely wonderful, but it's also vexing. Frustrating. Annoying. It's easily the best Android phone on the market right now, and has some of the most powerful software that's ever been put on a mobile phone. It's an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Nexus in every way. It's terrific - save for one small thing. " Lack of LTE, obviously. Bigger issue for me as a European: glass back. Apparently it cracks. Who'da thunk?
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RE: is this a phone?
by WorknMan on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 06:09 UTC in reply to "is this a phone?"
WorknMan
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Once again Google proves it hasn't a clue.


You'll probably get modded down for that comment, but you are exactly right. When the iPhone 4s came out, Fandroids blasted it for not having LTE, not having a removable battery, not having an SD card slot, having a glass back that could shatter easily, etc. Now that the Nexus 4 is out, the irony is certainly not lost on me.

And this isn't any ordinary Android phone either - it's the phone that those of us who wanted stock Android and care about timely updates were told we are supposed to buy. That makes it the flagship Android phone, and really the only one that matters. And now Android users are expected to choose between a phone that has been violated by carriers and one with specs mostly straight out of 2010.

This is a sad, sad day for the Android community, and Google should be ashamed. If Apple can give us a phone with LTE on all major networks that is untouched by carriers, why can't Google? If you think HSPA+ is fine, you obviously haven't lived in an area with good LTE coverage, and experienced the difference between 20mbps and 4mbps.

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