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Google Nexus D concept phone has all of the curves

0. phoneArena 09 Aug 2012, 15:04 posted on

A mock-up of a concept phone called the Google Nexus D shows a curvy handset with a kickstand; designed by Dorian Lust, the model was conceived to have a quad-core 1.8GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM...

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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:31

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


not a huge fan. It's not bad but it looks kinda thick which wouldn't be a problem if it was a 4.3-4.5" screen but it's probably meant to be a 4.7"+ screen. Proportionally, that's kinda big.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:06

32. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


about the same as the GNex. You can compare the cross section to the iphone here. I made a comparison just because people had no reference.
https://plus.google.com/114850595848314063683/posts/g5M3od8qgkF

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:09

54. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thanks for the reference point. Seems much more doable now. Do you have more specific dimensions like HxWxL? Screen size? I assume the screen is a 16x9 aspect ratio.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:52

65. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


If you're on my G+ page you see an iP4 picture side by side comparison. The screen size is meant to be the same as the GNex. From a size and shape standpoint it is nothing new or outrageous, (don't have the specs with me but you can look them up) it's just curved to feel nicer and reduce glare. I think it's just the color and kickstand that throws people off a bit. But come on, it's not an iPhone so it can come in 20 colors for all I care. This is all about features and what consumers want in their next phone, and hopefully not how poorly or quickly I rendered them.
Thanks for the comments.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:32 4

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I really don't like that design... Bleh

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:45 4

13. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


design suck

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:46

14. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)


I like the universal remote idea

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:49

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Not new idea, long time ago I was using that on my old Nokia N95 8GB. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:07 1

33. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Yeah, it's not new but what happened to it? It was a cool feature. Bring it back!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 04:54

50. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, it is useful.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 16:22 2

19. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


They took the curve idea too far this time. It was great on the Nexus, but if I set my phone on a table and it rocks side to side, that's too much.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:10

35. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Lots of phones are curved on the back, so they can all possibly rock, this one has the feet on the back so it's steady. On the front face it keeps the screen off the surface so it doesn't get scratched and won't rock there because the two edges with the light pipes are straight.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 16:51 4

20. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Mother of all ugliness

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 17:12

21. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I could design better.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:10

36. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Lets see it. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 17:16

22. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I would rather it didn't have the kickstand... The other design looked so much better

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:12

37. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I sort of agree, i think the one i rendered with the plastic kickstand blended in more but everyone wanted it metal so I did a metal one but it stands out too much.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 17:39 3

23. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


that is one nasty HO!!!

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 18:00 1

24. Sydus1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I Like this Idea alot. Im a fan of the lights for texts, mainly because I seem to miss texts more often now. The design is interesting. The curve is awesome for anyone who keeps their phone in their front pocket. I feel the phone will concave around you leg vs stick out like most boxy shaped androids. Im also suped for the quad-core and lazr pointer. :) yes I am a geek

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:15

38. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Thanks :)
On my GNex I have light flow for notification colors and sounds but sometimes i don't see the light so i wanted something that was visible face up or face down and half hidden in my cup holder in my car. It could have different colors on each side if there were two notification and they probably wouldn't look as bright as it's shown. I just rendered it bright enough to cast a little glow on the countertop.
https://plus.google.com/114850595848314063683/posts/g5M3od8qgkF

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 18:40

25. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


ok i want it only because of the laser pointer lol

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 19:28 1

26. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


I like the spec sheet.. but damn is that thing ugly.. lol.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:17

39. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


What do you want to see? You just saying you want it black with no kickstand or you don't like the curve? Cuz other than that it's a pretty common shape overall.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 19:55

27. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Good thing is just a concept by a random person i can't see this as practical with that much of a curve.

agreed with above statements this is ugly, I much rather use the Motorola designs for a nexus device with the octagonal shape. like I've been saying, I hope Google chooses to go with the five different manufactures for the next wave of nexus devices. Patiently waiting for that day.... be it 5 nexus devices or 1 either will be suffice..

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:23

28. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I like the concept but not the design.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:09

34. lyndon420 (Posts: 4549; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


A curved back would probably feel much better in the hand...and would 'actually' add to the user experience. Some of these designers spend years on a design and their idea of what feels good in the hand ends up being just a piece of flat glass.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:19

40. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Agreed. I've only got like 6 hours into it and i think it would feel super nice in the hand but until i have a 3D printer i guess i won't know.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 21:31 1

43. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Lots of people say they don't like it but they almost never say why or have anything constructive to add. I would change it to make it better but only if you actually have some good ideas. You won't get what you want if all you say is what you don't want.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 23:05

45. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Kinda big for my hand :(

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:58

53. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


that's what she said.

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