Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 23:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this week, I wonder whether Google wants Samsung to continue making Android phones at all." Yup.
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RE: Don't be sorry for Google ...
by arb1 on Mon 13th May 2013 00:14 UTC in reply to "Don't be sorry for Google ..."
arb1
Member since:
2011-08-19

"Discouraging people from buying genuine Nexus Android phones by gimping the storage options and leaving off other features, such as LTE, and treating Nexus owners as unpaid beta testers, thereby leading folks to buy fake Android phones like the S4 instead."

I could be wrong but one of the reasons it didn't have LTE was cause then carriers themselves would wanted to modify the OS with their crap in it before it pushed to customers. Which any new OS update would been delayed months cause of it. Another reason for lack of storage was to keep its cost to end user down.

Edited 2013-05-13 00:15 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I could be wrong but one of the reasons it didn't have LTE was cause then carriers themselves would wanted to modify the OS with their crap in it before it pushed to customers.


I dunno... maybe Google should ask around and find out how Apple manages to release a stock phone with LTE, without any tampering from carriers. Apparently it CAN be done ...

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple has much more clout than Google does with carriers. Notice that iPhones aren't plastered with stupid looking carrier logos either. Apple also enjoys much higher carrier subsidies for the iPhone.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Another reason for lack of storage was to keep its cost to end user down.

Bullshit. They could have easily offered options for devices both with or without expandable storage. Android is about choice, right? So give me a damn choice or I'll go somewhere else. It's that simple.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Another reason for lack of storage was to keep its cost to end user down.


The real reason is to lock users into the Google cloud ecosystem by limiting storage space.

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