Five Nexus devices rumored to hit the market on November 5th, Android's 5th birthday
0. phoneArena 23 May 2012, 23:46 posted on
Google is planning on celebrating Android 5th birthday by releasing 5 different Nexus devices from 5 different manufacturers on November5th according to a reliable source for TalkAndroid; what makes this interesting is that the next Nexus devices are supposed to run on Android 5.0...
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54. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
so a 4,7-5 inch screen is too big for you?
i think that's a really boxy way of looking at it.
4.8 inch screen can easily fit into a SGS2 sized device, while 5 incher could fit into a gnex/SGS3 case.
so, only ergonomic problem with these screen sizes is software related actually - when you're stretching your thumb too much to pull down the notification bar, type a message with one hand etc.
and all of that can easily be worked around with software adjustments - gesture shortcuts, or even flexible interface diagonal size, or even the combination of those two - you assign a gesture that can change the interface size in an instant!
this way you could use the maximal potential of the given surface you can interact with.
in other words - your phone is the size of a galaxy SII, but you can enjoy videos, landscape gaming and surfing using the full glory of it's 4.8inch screen.
but when you're navigating around, or typing, you can make everything to fit your palm perfectly.
now if Google could pull something like this out - and i really see no reason why they couldn't - they would send iphone 5 straight to obsolence!
55. hepresearch (unregistered)
That's actually not a bad idea... I hadn't thought of that before, and I like your suggestion there.
My main problem is that I don't like large-screen phones in general, and I can't reach across a 4"+ touchscreen in one-handed use anyway, so I have never really seriously considered the idea of getting anything with more than a 3.7" screen. So, if someone could fit a full 4"+ capacitive touchscreen onto something with the frame size of the size of a Nokia 5800, but a little thinner, I could go for it if it had that smaller adjustable gesture interface area that you mentioned.
59. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
bah, how often do you actually try to reach across the screen with one hand? Considering the aspect ratio of most of the larger screen phones, you should still be able to hit the vast majority of the screen one handed should you desire.
Or you could just do like i do. Information widgets on the top have of the screen (beautiful widgets, Pulse, calendar, ect), and any icons and folders on the bottom half. All folders/icons will be one hand-able. the keyboard is one hand-able, so the vast majority of the phone at any size is one hand-able.
60. hepresearch (unregistered)
Well, crud... why is it that I have to be the only commenter in here who is like the dude in the Burger King commercial... the dude with small hands? Having tiny hands in a world of gigantic smartphones is SO rediculous!
64. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well man, I have small hands too. But I'm still dreaming of a SGS3! I mean, remixfa's last comment was right. You can put everything you need on the left or right part of the screen depending on your dominant hand. Basic tasks are covered like texting, typing, and dialling. So for the other stuff you have your two hands. Try getting a big screened phone and you'll see once you go big you'll never go back to small. Like right now I feel like my 4.3" Xperia S is puny. I want a SGS3!!
65. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Personally I dont type, even in portrait, with just one hand. And navigating the phone seems pretty easy one handed. My droid Charge was the biggest phone I've had so i dunno about this 5+inch nonsense but i feel like realistically, its shouldnt be to difficult. the pocketability of the phone would be the issue I'd worry about.
67. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well I don't really put my phone in my pocket. I always have this girly (but sporty) little hand bag wherever I go so pocketability is not an issue for me. Another thing I like about big phones is the big battery! :p
68. hepresearch (unregistered)
Yeah, but at this point it is too late for me to bother with getting something new with a big screen like that. First of all, I simply do not have the money to be in the market for something like that. Secondly, I have no employment or mobile internet usage or texting requirements that would cause me to need such a device... I just don't need a smartphone anymore. Last, but not least, I will not be around for long enough to actually use and enjoy such a device even if I somehow got the money to buy one. Thus, even if I purchased such a device, I would be doing little more than wasting what little money and time I have left. This is why I said earlier that I know I will not be getting any of these new upcoming Nexus devices, and this is why I will not be getting a smartphone of any kind, really, in the near future. Having been a smartphone-goober in the past, I can appreciate the excitement for new products and concepts, as well as the fun and joy of buying a new smart device. I enjoy hearing about new stuff to this day, but I will not be partaking in it. I no longer have any need or reasonable excuse to do so.
69. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well I don't really need smartphones too. It's just fun to have one. :p So I guess we should be called "Smartphone Enthusiasts" :P