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: Ugly...
by cdude on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:37 UTC in reply to "Ugly..."
cdude
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2008-09-21

Looks for me as the Nexus 4 is foremost a push to the lower end segment. A cheap & yet long term supported power phone. With all competition pricing there devices at iPhone level Google delivering also to the low(er) price segments is clever. I am sure this will sell well just like the cheap(er) 7 tablets that hit market like a bomb. There is a huge demand for low cost devices and google is, if not filling them then at least contributing to more choice in that segment.

I hope there next target is a <$100 phone bringing more choice into the S40+Bada dumbphone landscape and increasing Android's market share future beyond the smartphone segment. Its the right time to focus on JB like performance improvements rather then doubling the number of CPU's and RAM with every new Nexus. Better concentrate on battery life, on fluid workflows and on cheap devices.

Edited 2012-10-30 19:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Ugly...
by jimmystewpot on Thu 1st Nov 2012 07:24 in reply to "RE: Ugly..."
jimmystewpot Member since:
2006-01-19

The one problem that they face by pushing to the lower end of the market is.. How do you monetise if nobody buys applications then what is the attraction for developers. I am a huge android fan and almost always BUY an application as opposed to use the free versions for the simple reason that I hate advertising getting in the way of a clean experience.

That's the same reason why I love vanilla android.. I loath the bloat that samsung, htc and others put in to their roms.. then people wonder why it takes so long for them to update.. not really surprising.

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