Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "What are the chances that we'll see something with the finesse of the One X with stock software down the road? 'The Nexus devices are Google’s lineup,' explains Kodera, 'but in general, we're very proud of HTC Sense, and we'd like to continue shipping it on every device.' Not exactly encouraging." Big letdown. Not unexpected, but a letdown still. I will never again buy a non-Nexus device.
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RE[2]: Non-Nexus Devices
by zima on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Non-Nexus Devices"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

there's only been 1 Nexus device with a hardware keyboard, making it extremely hard to buy Nexus devices.

Not really - judging by the trend of omitting hardware keyboards, most people don't mind.

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RE[3]: Non-Nexus Devices
by phoenix on Sun 16th Dec 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Non-Nexus Devices"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Most, is not all. ;)

After using my wife's LG Eve, my own SE Xperia Pro, and a Motorola Droid4, I honestly don't understand how people can use a portable computer without a hardware keyboard.

It might be mostly tolerable in portrait where losing 300-odd pixels of screen isn't the end of the world. But the same is not true in landscape.

I used my Xperia all the time for server maintenance via Connectbot. Now that I have an Optimus G with a 4.5" screen, Connectbot isn't even installed. It was just too painful to use. And the only reason I have this phone is that it was $25 compared to importing a Droid4 for $200. ;)

My next one will definitely have a keyboard again.

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RE[4]: Non-Nexus Devices
by zima on Sun 16th Dec 2012 19:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Non-Nexus Devices"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I used my Xperia all the time for server maintenance via Connectbot

See, that's also something the vast majority doesn't do ;)

Of course, I realise some might prefer hardware qwerty - point was, your "making it extremely hard to buy Nexus devices" seemed too all-encompassing ...it makes it hard for some. :p

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