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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RE[2]: Nexus 4
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 04:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Nexus 4"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I'm an iPhone user but I think this phone is brilliant. So it's not LTE which is a little surprising in 2012, but it's also $299.


That's fine, but I wish they'd make two Nexus phones... one for the low-end, and one for the high-end. Fact is, if you want to stay with stock Android, you have less phones/tablets to choose from than iOS users do. And you know you have a problem when you're offering fewer options than Apple ;)

The only concern I would have about this trend is that Google is likely just breaking even on the hardware or the margins are razor thin. So where are they making their money? Well by advertising to you. So I'm a little wary that the entire business model rests on squeezing as much money out of me post-purchase, when my personal information is so valuable to advertisers.


Nice thing about Nexus devices is that they're super simple to root. And once you have rooted, then get this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaway&hl=en

That pretty much takes care of the advertising problem, so now they can waste their time tracking me all they want ;)

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RE[3]: Nexus 4
by cdude on Tue 30th Oct 2012 06:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus 4"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Let's see. Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5 is 4:5 with the differences that first not only the last 2 Nexus device are still supported and second they are all very different in specs, design, form factor unlike iPhone. Looks for me as Google offers more choice in there Nexus portfolio then Apple does with its very same phone since v1 (with the exception of the newer bigger screen).

Edited 2012-10-30 06:10 UTC

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RE[4]: Nexus 4
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus 4"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Let's see. Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5 is 4:5 with the differences that first not only the last 2 Nexus device are still supported and second they are all very different in specs, design, form factor unlike iPhone. Looks for me as Google offers more choice in there Nexus portfolio then Apple does with its very same phone since v1 (with the exception of the newer bigger screen).


There's only one phone that Google is currently selling, and that's the Nexus 4 (Gnex is no longer in the Play store), in 8/16gb and unlocked. With the iPhone, you get 16/32/64 and either unlocked or LTE with carriers, plus you have a choice of two different colors.

Also, Apple's got a 'player' device (iPod Touch), a 7", and a 10". Google only has a 7" and 10", and with fewer configurations than Apple does.

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RE[3]: Nexus 4
by dsmogor on Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus 4"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

By solving "advertisement problem" people might ultimately "solve" application problem on Android... by making soft houses drop support for the platform.
I myself consider extra power and attention consumed by ads a fair price for the apps.
If you want to do away with the adds, consider actually supporting people who wrote the software.

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RE[4]: Nexus 4
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus 4"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If you want to do away with the adds, consider actually supporting people who wrote the software.


I always do, assuming they give me the option (which many don't). I don't block ads to get free stuff; I block ads because I HATE advertising. (And no, I don't subscribe to cable either, just in case you were wondering.)

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RE[3]: Nexus 4
by zima on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 06:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus 4"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I wish they'd make two Nexus phones... one for the low-end, and one for the high-end.

I'd say the first would be "middle segment" at worst - and, really, this new Nexus belongs to lower reaches of high-end.

Low is something like http://press.nokia.com/2011/08/25/nokia-launches-the-nokia-101-and-... (or the earlier 1616, or whole 1100-like family), maybe touching on some lower-priced S40 handsets (like 2330, generally many visible in http://www.opera.com/smw/2011/11/ )

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