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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RE[4]: Yeah, right
by dsmogor on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah, right"
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There are many of their service that either lag on worldwide roll-out or end up being nonexistent (not that due to technical reasons), to name a few:
- music
- voicemail
- navigation
- voice search (though they are better than competition in that anyway)
- Android developer payments
Nokia for that matter used to be much more reliant, when they pushed (and advertised) some universal service it used to be indeed worldwide.

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