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Google's new Nexus strategy could help kill the calls of "fragmentation"

0. phoneArena 08 Oct 2012, 17:13 posted on

The "f-word" is something that we don't like around here. We've tried our best to banish the word "fragmentation" from our lexicon, for various reasons, and it looks to us like Google's new strategy with Nexus devices may be a great way to finally relegate the word to use only by Android haters...

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 18:31 1

33. pegasso (Posts: 165; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


there are features that users need but Nexus devices don't have.
ie: native video call (Touchwiz UI & old Optimus UI).

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 18:29

32. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


"The rumor is that each will see the Jelly Bean update soon after launch, but Motorola would have to submit the software updates now in order for Verizon to approve them for the end of the year. "

lol. "Soon" my ass. You mean 6+ months down the road right? I'll believe it when I see it.

I'll never get another Android phone that isn't a Nexus.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 18:33 1

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4077; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No, Motorola promised its new Razr series Jelly Bean before 2013, or else the consumers get $100. And, depending on the sales figures, I doubt the people at Motorola would want to take money out of their pockets just to get a little bit of room for an update.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:04 4

39. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


glad to see Google growing some cojones... and standing up to carriers.. (Verizon the most) next is to get every single Android on JB and move forward

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:16

43. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hey galli.... Glad to see Google and Apple growing some cojones....

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:26

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Appl ehad them since the beginning.. just glad Google is playing catch up with their Nexus brand.. just hate how here in the State the carriers want to have full control

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 21:38 3

63. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Actually its not catching, Google is growing and Apple is losing the battle.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:06

40. jan25 (Posts: 411; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


my favorite part of the new Nexus program is competition. this year OEMs will put more effort into their Nexus devices as they battle each other for a market share of android purists. i for one am ready to give LG my money if their Nexus turned out to be the best.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:23

46. xtremesv (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


But what if I simply don't want any of the Nexus phones, what if I just wish my Android device of choice (Galaxy, Razr, One, Desire, Xperia, etc) is up to date as the iPhone 3GS still is. IMHO building 5 Nexus is not the answer to bad software support, Google ought to define terms for manufacturers to provide Android upgrades to customers at least 2 years after the device release.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:08 2

54. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


More Google experience for everyone.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:27

56. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Just wasted about 7 mins OF MY LIFE 'cause of U michael

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:46 3

59. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2684; Member since: 26 May 2011)


perhaps with constructive criticism, I could make my next article more to your liking.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 21:14 1

62. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


dont bother with pleasing everyone man.......just write the "truth" and youll never have to worry about if you wrote it wrong or if others are not pleased........... :)

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:18 1

79. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2684; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The point of writing what I do is to reach as many people as possible. I used to write articles that were pushing 2000 words, but no one would really read that much, so now I try to keep it in the 1000-1300 range, and more people read.

If someone doesn't like something, all I ask is for constructive criticism rather than pointless negativity. Nadr is one warning away from a ban, and I hope he contributes before that ban hammer drops.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:51

60. lyndon420 (Posts: 1772; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I thought it was a really good read. Well done Michael.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 21:49 1

64. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


can hardly wait for SONY XPERIA NEXUS...beautiful design meets technology...

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:40

65. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


lmfao.. Ignoring something doesn't solve a problem. The fact is that a lot of the new features introduced in Jellybean won't run on older older hardware (Cortex A7, A8, A9).

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:47

66. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Great Article.
Thanx. Michael H.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:15

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


Well, good news for all the upcoming consumers and those getting these phones and hereafter. For those stuck with the phones before these, time to get to rooting.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:19 1

80. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2684; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Root is not the answer. Time is the answer. Anyone stuck with a phone that hasn't got an update yet will be up for a new phone eventually, and then they can choose from more Nexus options.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 19:48

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


The problem is not everyone will be able to get new phones. Some people would rather get the rebates other than getting new phones. For those people, the only route they could take is to root. I'm sure rooting is one of the main answers for people stuck with old devices, and it has been for a very long time.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:52 1

70. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


The iphone is great and is very good for low tech people but I HATE IT WITH PASSION
because its way overpriced and i feel like they take advantage of uninformed people with the pricing

By the way, Great article Mike

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:07 1

71. McLaren (unregistered)


A good article to keep reminding people what actually the so-called fragmentation on Android is.
@Michael H:
Either your haters are Apple fanboys who are now frustrated when they learned the true meaning of 'fragmentation' or they don't know English very well to read the whole article.
A Nexus Motorola MAXX with a solid and cool Kevlar back and a big battery would be so nice.I hope Google makes my dream come true.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:39 1

72. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i want that xperia nexus. when will that aosp thing that sony and google are cooking be released?

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:09

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


I am a Apple fans. Ad the only device I am consider from Android is from Google Nexus devices.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 12:15

82. Stuntman (Posts: 741; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I for one really like this article. I am techy enough to understand the issue with Android phones and updates. I also am not interested in rooting my phone. I probably use less than 10% of the capabilities of my Android phone already. So far, even on an older version of Android, it pretty much all I need. Sure my phone can always be tweaked a little better. For me at least, I do not have the interest to spend minutes, hours or days to get an extra bit of functionality or performance. I'd rather just enjoy my phone for what it can do for me already.

Regarding what it cannot do, I'm one who perfers physical landscape keyboard slider phones. I would get one if one were available and new enough. I like the fact that there is great variety in phones for my choosing. My previous phone had a physical keyboard. I would love to see a Nexus device with such a feature although, it is probably more wishful thinking than anything else.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 00:44

87. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


the problem is an average phone user, doesn't know or doesn't want to root their phones. what the majority of consumer wants something that works out of the box, not something that would only work or be updated when you root it.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 00:45

88. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


the problem is an average phone user, doesn't know or doesn't want to root their phones. what the majority of consumer wants something that works out of the box, not something that would only work or be updated when you root it.

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