5" Droid Incredible X to be the... Google Nexus 5?
0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2012, 06:21 posted on
Geez, it's pretty busy here in the world of mobile these days. Last week we had the announcement of the new Windows Phone-powered HTCs and the launch of the iPhone 5, but this week is also starting strongly, as we now have this crazy rumor going that the 5" Droid Incredible X, which we've seen leak a few times, will end up being a device called Google Nexus 5...
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66. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 299; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That entirely depends on your flavor. Most old school android users, especially root users appreciate the original android user interface. For me, I think I would probably go with Sense because HTC integrates it so well into the phone.
67. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 299; Member since: 26 May 2011)
At least as an android user we have the option of using a different launcher unlike Apple products.
16. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
if its as fugly as the LG phone I'll pass but I am interested.. doubt I will get it over a note 2 but I may make one of my lines upgrade to it just to see what its like lol
54. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
that LG Intuition is awful fugly isn't it lol. +1
17. wendygarett (unregistered)
If this is true... Then galaxy note 2 is in trouble... Because this device is as affordable as nexus 7 with stock android... But I don't think it will affect Samsung sales drastically...
18. wendygarett (unregistered)
I personally think it remains the droid phone...
Nexus phone won't be that high resolution screen tho...
47. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
This is a Phone.. you won't see it get the low pricing that the Nexus 7 got. No way.
19. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
those specs are not Nexus material i can bet on that.
31. wendygarett (unregistered)
Xperia s will going to be sony nexus phone so please wait :)
38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Experia T looks much better. another Red from me.
37. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Nooooooooooo not HTC! I was hoping to only purchase Nexus branded devises from now on but not if it's HTC.. Then again there UI and other crap they but on their phones will not be on there so I may check it out.
61. Commentator (Posts: 2557; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
What are you talking about? The only gripe most people have with HTC is their Sense interface. Besides that, they have the best build-quality of any Android manufacturer (except maybe Motorola) and the components they use are second to none. Honestly, it'll be a nice change from the plasitcky Samsung Nexus devices we've been being treated to.
93. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Im talking about how I (not everyone else) don't like HTC ui.. I've had the Sensation 4g and the amaze 4g.. My personal opinion on it is that it slows the phone down a lot.. I always end up downloading something else to change it. I understand that their One series is lighter but I can't deal anymore.
106. bayusuputra (Posts: 946; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
if it's Nexus, it will be Sense-less..
can you make Sense of that?
50. mrllano (Posts: 87; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
HTC is known for high price for its device, while Nexus is for affordable one. I hope this device will be on Nexus price
94. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
I thought about that... HTC isn't doing to well right now and maybe Google put a bid out and HTC came in at the lowest price point to build... IDK just a thought
97. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The way it has always worked before was every company submitted a device to google to become the next "nexus" and they picked what they thought the best device was. Now that everyone is allowed to make a "nexus", I'm not really sure.
Knowing Google, my guess would be the only true requirement would be stock with direct access from Google for updates... unless your on VZW of course, then your screwed like every other phone.
55. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
I'm wondering if Google will force HTC to keep the bootloader open or if we'll have to deal with the same HTC crap as all the other phones.
62. Commentator (Posts: 2557; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
It depends: if you get the global version it will probably be unlocked. If you get a carrier branded version (especially Verizon) then good luck, sister...
58. jphillips63 (Posts: 188; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Hey Super Guy HTC phones come with unlockable bootloaders. My Rezound bootloader was easy to unlock just go to HTC website and follow the directins. Another thing that folks have not commented on is the radios in HTC phones are almost on par with Motorolas radios. The build quality of HTC the radios and now a Google Nexus device with all those specs will most definetely bring HTC out of the slump they are in.
I've owned man ysmart phones of the past years and I will say from pure experience the HTC Rezound I own has been the far best phone I've ever owned. I've not one time has to call customer service over an issue with this phone. It gets great reception and doesn't do all that crazy reboot nonesense either. So if this new phone HTC has comes to light I will be all over it.
For those who fear HTC devices you only fear them because you never owned one. They by far beat the build quality of any Samsung on the market and yes I've owned them as well. There radios over samsung are night and day difference. Here I was going to jukp onto the WP8 platform but not now I'm staying with Google.
60. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Love my Rezound too bro. Highly underrated phone, imo. If this indeed winds up a Nexus device, I will likely change my stance on the 5" phone and get it. This device as a Nexus could really be a huge boost to HTC.
59. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'll take a real good look at this if it's a Nexus. man, so many exciting phones coming soon on Verizon...
64. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 299; Member since: 26 May 2011)
A nexus variation of the Droid Incredible X would most likely be the best smartphone/phablet of 2012 if released this year. If not, it would only be second to the Galaxy Note II. However being the first phone of it's kind to sport a 1080p display would definitely give it the upper edge. Hopefully it will also have a NFC chip. The only downside to this potential product is removal of the SD card slot, should HTC/Google decide to exclude it.
68. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4123; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
FINALLY! A new HTC Nexus device. I just hope they make a smaller one, because I don't enjoy phablets... But a Motorola will do wonders for me as well. This device will really shine, good luck HTC.
73. b1acktiger (Posts: 210; Member since: 19 May 2012)
If HTC is gonna release this device, Sure all the Major Players gonna sit in gallery and watch the game.
75. joonyboy (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)
Another pseudo-Nexus that is going to be chained to carrier power? I'll pass this offer anyday. This device is just screaming "slow update, slow update, slow update". No carrier powered Nexus brand anymore please.....they already messed up with the Galaxy Nexus......
100. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Stop complaining and root/unlock it then.
76. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
on VZW? Pass. A GSM pentaband version would get my eye though.
However, knock the camera down to 8mpx and give it a nice lens instead, and get realistic with the memory.. 16 or 32 (preferable) and 2 gigs of ram. Lets also knock it down to a 720p RGB LCD2/S-AMoled HD screen.
AND KEEP THAT BEZEL TINY!
Why? Because I dont want to spend 700 for an unlocked phone. Get it to where they offer it for 400-500 unlocked through google play to launch.
84. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
GSM networks are quad-band and 3G ones are pentaband. I think you are confusing the both.
95. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
There are 5 GSM frequencies. When you include the 4 standard GSM frequencies + Tmobile's 3g/4g frequencies its called pentaband.
The unlocked galaxy nexus sold in the Google Play store is pentaband. It will work on every 2g/3g/4g GSM carrier in the world.
85. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4123; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Knowing Google, they will most definitely sell it on Google Play unlocked, as well as on a carrier. Most likely within the $400-500 range. So all of the phablet lovers that want nice stock Android on a 5+ inch display can have the option to do so without having to get custom roms.
96. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the galaxy nexus was more expensive than that at first ($650 at launch if i remember) and it didnt have near the specs. To have any hope of the price coming down, the specs need to come back to earth a bit.
101. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4123; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, the display needs to be 720p instead of 1080. And maybe they should stick with a dual S4 Pro instead of a quad. If they can keep the Nexus 7 at 200, the idea of 400-500 is feasible
81. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wait wait? HTC? i hope it will be on Motorola now!!!
google's being unfair to its own company! they're just using moto for its patents....
83. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well from all the rumors lately it seems probable that there'll be more than one new Nexus phone here soon. there may be a Moto Nexus yet.
87. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4123; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I can only hope. I might actually have to settle for a Sony if there isn't a Moto Nexus, and assuming HTC won't make a smaller version of this Nexus 5...
82. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Galaxy note 2 or HTC nexus 5? WHICH ONE SOULD I CHOOSE?!??!?!!
86. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4123; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If it has a quad S4 Pro, and you enjoy stock Android vs. Touchwiz, then definitely the HTC. HTC is known for having better build quality than Samsung as well, so that's a plus.
89. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
totally true! but i doubt HTC coz it has now "a close tights" with Microsoft!
i wish sony or motorola!
90. rallyguy (Posts: 587; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I will buy one as long as it has a removable battery. I go through several batteries a day on my GNexus.
92. rallyguy (Posts: 587; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
If it's a Nexus there is no Sense. Although you could root it and add it.
98. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Look at all the thumbs down going out on actual discussions lol. Must be a i$heeep running around somewhere. Like HTC or not, if this device is Nexus stock, it could be a huge win for HTC and VZW this holiday season.