Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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LG?!
by shadowhand on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:01 UTC
shadowhand
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2005-07-06

Does anyone know why Google choose to go with LG instead of Samsung for the new Nexus 4?

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RE: LG?!
by MrWeeble on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:18 in reply to "LG?!"
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2007-04-18

I would imagine because they have gone with Samsung for the last two Nexus phones (S and Galaxy) and they want to spread the love around.

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RE: LG?!
by gan17 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 01:48 in reply to "LG?!"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Might be because they want as many manufacturers on board. Current Play Store listings have a phone from LG, a 7 inch tablet from Asus, and a 10 inch one from Samsung. Pretty well spread out, imho.

Might also be due to the whole yakju debacle Samsung created with the Galaxy Nexus, where I had to flash stock "pure Google" yakju firmware to replace the yakju-xx/whatever on mine just to get timely updates. Verizon users in the US might relate to what I'm talking about here (also explains why the Nexus 4 ditches LTE).

Might also be due to Samsung not putting much weight behind the Galaxy Nexus' development. It's a decent device, but the specs and performance weren't exactly what I'd call Nexus-level.

Might be that Google actually listened to my complaints about Samsung products having terrible reliability.

Edited 2012-10-30 01:49 UTC

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RE: LG?!
by dsmogor on Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:40 in reply to "LG?!"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I guess Samsung didn't want to spoil their GSIII sales with such no-margins device in the Galaxy family that in fact trumps their flagship on many fronts.
LG have been going on the brink of profitability for some time so it might be a relatively better deal for them.

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