Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:15 UTC
Google "We know what Nexus means now. There can no longer be any doubt: a Nexus device is about openness first and foremost. That does not mean Google won't make compromises with the Nexus program. It simply means that Google will only make compromises when it comes to increasing openness. Why? Because Google benefits from open devices as much, or more than you do. Last year the technology sphere was busily discussing whether or not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a 'true' Nexus device. This year we have an answer: a Nexus controlled by a carrier is no Nexus. Rather than get in bed with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T to produce an LTE version of the Nexus 4, we have HSPA+ only. Even the new Nexus 7 with mobile data is limited to this enhanced 3G standard." Interesting take on the whole thing - reeks a bit of finding a reason for a feature deficiency, but it does fit into the available facts.
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The 400 lb gorilla for me...
by kevmoos on Tue 30th Oct 2012 22:08 UTC
kevmoos
Member since:
2010-12-08

...is the artificial restriction placed on memory. Memory is cheap as dirt and with MicroSDHC you can hotswap 32GB cards if you were to reach that large capacity. I see a usage case where I install a music card with all my music apps and use the phone when I go jogging, then sub it out for productivity apps when I go to work. Weekend gets the movie/augmented reality, social apps...you get the picture. Why have the companies chosen such ridiculously low sizes for their storage capacities? Can anyone explain it beyond just pure greed?

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

SD Card Association and their "standards"

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