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[5]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 23:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Radio"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Or a way to get more pageviews.

-Report stupid rumour
-Let commenters go apeshit (the stupider the rumor the easier to reach it)
-Drag on the story by publishing "updates"

And, of course, don't do any analysis on your own nor use your critical thinking. Remember, researching a subject before reporting on it costs more and returns less. The reporter could even be inclined to dismiss the story! Imagine that! More work to *not* publish a story! Clearly not a good business strategy.

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RE[6]: Comment by Radio
by Morgan on Wed 6th Nov 2013 23:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Radio"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

-Report stupid rumour


Just like every other tech news agency out there.

-Let commenters go apeshit (the stupider the rumor the easier to reach it)


As if they have any control over what their readers say or think.

-Drag on the story by publishing "updates"


Follow up on a continuing story, just like any good tech news agency would.

And, of course, don't do any analysis on your own nor use your critical thinking. Remember, researching a subject before reporting on it costs more and returns less. The reporter could even be inclined to dismiss the story! Imagine that! More work to *not* publish a story! Clearly not a good business strategy.


Ars has a great track record for research, but none was necessary in this particular case. It's not a feature article series, basically they are giving all the same information that other news sources are, and what little analysis is possible with the facts given to them. To do anything more at this point would be to make shit up, which is what you're falsely accusing them of. What you are doing makes no sense and makes you appear to be a raving lunatic.

I get that you may hate Ars for whatever reason, but to come here and rant about them like a madman is not the correct thing to do. Take it up with their editor in chief; I'm sure he or she would welcome the hilarity.

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RE[7]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Fri 8th Nov 2013 19:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Radio"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

I'm the raving lunatic here, while Dragos is newsworthy? Thanks for the laugh.

Edited 2013-11-08 19:38 UTC

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