Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th May 2013 12:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "According to the latest research from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies service, global Android smartphone profits reached US$5 billion in total during the first quarter of 2013. Samsung dominated and captured an impressive 95 percent share of all Android smartphone profits." Wow.
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RE: Hardly surpsising
by anevilyak on Thu 16th May 2013 14:03 UTC in reply to "Hardly surpsising"
anevilyak
Member since:
2005-09-14

I must by missing something....both my Nexus One and my Galaxy Nexus have/had a trivially replaceable battery.

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RE[2]: Hardly surpsising
by Chrispynutt on Thu 16th May 2013 14:27 in reply to "RE: Hardly surpsising"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

But not upgradeable storage. It is relatively cheap to slap a 64GB card in a phone £40 versus the £100s t o upgrade from 16GB to what ever the max is in a phone these days.

There are engineering samples of 128GB cards out there. Though they are stupidly priced.

Why the need for so much storage? My phone is my music and video player, mobile computer and camera. Each would warrant 8GB+ each. It all adds up.

16GB is limiting on my 5 year old Sony Walkman, let alone this year's smart devices.

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RE[3]: Hardly surpsising
by anevilyak on Thu 16th May 2013 14:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Hardly surpsising"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

I realize they don't have expandable storage, which is why I didn't bring it up as a point of contention. The OP was complaining to Google about both though, and I really don't see where he's getting the battery complaint from.

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RE[3]: Hardly surpsising
by ilovebeer on Fri 17th May 2013 03:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Hardly surpsising"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

There are engineering samples of 128GB cards out there. Though they are stupidly priced.

Engineering samples? 128GB cards have been out for a while, and from a wide range of makers. You can even get them for as cheap as about $.65/GB. That's not remotely close to what I would call "stupidly priced".

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RE[2]: Hardly surpsising
by darknexus on Fri 17th May 2013 07:53 in reply to "RE: Hardly surpsising"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The Nexus One, as far as I'm concerned, no longer counts as official support was dropped as of ICS. I'd love to see them continue the Nexus One-like devices, as aside from officially supported updates they are exactly what I wanted in a phone. As for the Galaxy Nexus... well, that's just proved my point for me as the Galaxy Nexus is a Samsung device. The dealbreaker on that one though is that it doesn't have expandable storage, though other Samsung devices do. I'm looking forward to the S4 Google edition, though price might be a factor there.

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