Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:28 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Ralf Rottmann is CTO and co-founder of the largest mobile application developer in Germany, Grandcentrix. He has more Apple devices than an Apple Store and thinks he's a fanboy - yet, he's switched to the Nexus 4 completely, stating that "the latest version of Android outshines the latest version of iOS in almost every single aspect". This line in particular rings true for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article. Apple has a lot of catching up to do, or it will be Mac OS all over again.
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What Nexus 4?
by steve_s on Sat 5th Jan 2013 16:50 UTC
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I'd love to get a Nexus 4. Every time I go and check the Google Play store though to buy one they're sold out, and they won't take an order from me. The page just says "Please check back soon", and as far as I can see there's no indication what "soon" might mean. It therefore looks like I'm stuck with my iPhone for now.

To be honest, I'm not sure I'll switch - I just need a new Android phone running 4.x for work, and I don't want to get one on contract. I'll certainly try using it as my primary phone for a while though and give it a shot.

I struggle to understand why Google won't take an order from me for a Nexus 4. I'd happily place an order with a 4 week delivery time, maybe even longer. It's a shame - it feels to me like they're killing the product, since many people aren't going to wait around for it to become available.

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