Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Nov 2013 09:01 UTC
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Dieter Bohn, for The Verge:

So for a long time now, we've found ourselves asking the two questions again and again: what exactly is Google trying to accomplish with the Nexus program and what's the strategy with these Android updates? We sat down with three of the four main leaders of the Android team to ask those questions yet again. "Nexus stands for high specs at a really fair price," says Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for Android. "The other thing is the updates come directly from Google. Those are the attributes of Nexus that I think people have really enjoyed and we're not changing that strategy."

Yet while Google's answers to these two questions have been remarkably consistent over the past couple of years (and remains consistent today), the Nexus 5 and KitKat themselves seem to give us a different answer than their predecessors. The hardware and the software tell a more ambitious story: older Nexus devices were Android phones, but the Nexus 5 is the first true Google phone.

Something is happening in the Android world.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/apk-download-heres-the-defa...

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/02/kitkat-feature-spotlight-no...

You should bookmark Android Police, they are a nice website, with in-depth analysis (APK teardowns for example).

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by phoenix on Wed 6th Nov 2013 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
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2005-07-11

You do realise that the person who did all the great APK teardowns on Android Police ... is the same person you are ragging on for writing articles at Ars?

Haven't kept up with AP, though, to see how the replacement person is doing for APK teardowns.

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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 23:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Ron Amadeo? Yeah, I know. I was extremely disappointed.

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