LG Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.7 rumors commence: higher-resolution screens, Google I/O announcement
0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2013, 08:57 posted on
Next Nexus 5 is again claimed to be an LG affair, but come with a 5" Full HD screen (surprise, surprise), the new NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP camera, as well as 3 MP front-facer, and 8 or 16 GB of storage. The price for the 8 GB versions is said to start off at $299, like the current edition...
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51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The problem with the Nexus 4 was that Google and LG didn't know the demand would be so huge. Usually, companies (like Samsung) make several million units before a popular device is released because they can tell it will be popular and want to keep up with the demand.
Google and LG did the same thing, except they thought the demand was going to be much lower than what it actually was, so they only made about 70,000 units before the Nexus 4 was released, which was obviously much too low.
Now, however, they are beginning to ramp up production as in December they produced 210,000 units, as opposed to the mere 70,000 units that were made in October.
They were caught off guard originally and were stumped with orders so the production lines got backed up, and they are only now recovering from it and regulating production.
As long as they better anticipate the demand for these 2 new devices, they shouldn't have a problem like what happened with the Nexus 4.
60. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
There have been only around half a million sold. Samsung has no problem keeping phones in stock with sales into the millions.
First off, underestimating demand was a serious issue. They were selling a phone that A. is guaranteed near-instant software updates for about 2 years, B. is generally awesome, and C. sells for a more-than-reasonable price of $300-350 unlocked. This phone was going to sell. And it probably would still sell, if there were any in stock.
Look, it's not just LG's fault. Google probably could have pushed them to have a larger inventory at launch, and they've been making an effort to catch up. However, there's an argument to be made that LG has kind of pushed the Nexus to the side to build their own Optimus line.
The Nexus 4 is an absolutely outstanding device, and I wouldn't mind seeing another Nexus phone from them. But a phone AND a tablet at the same time is pushing it. Sony and Motorola have yet to build a Nexus, and HTC has had a few years off; let those manufacturers work on a Nexus.
49. techloverNYC (Posts: 517; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Cmon why LG again. Sony and mota are all better options in my mind
P.S: hope this time they can catch up with demand
50. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
I'm waiting for Nexus Six, that android will have aditional sentimental value for me ;)
Tyrell: Would you... like to be upgraded?
Batty: I had in mind something a little more radical.
62. ashb22 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)
I'd love to see a 7.7 Nexus tablet with high-end specs, but I'd rather it not be made by LG.
63. mydi.maus (unregistered)
NO 32GB? WHY!?
66. Areena (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
its great to here that Google to Launch Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.7 in May...Google I/O 2013 may be four months away, but there are already speculation on what Google is planning to launch at its annual conference. Read More..
67. Darkerm (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
So, No SD card Slot again?
71. dcwt2010 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
I think these rumours are quite unlikely; why would Google release something will cannibalise their already successful and recently launched products?
72. blisterpeanuts (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
No microSD card slot, and 8/16 gb? Ridiculous. When a consumer can buy a 32gb card for $15, how can Google justify this miserly memory allotment? Goog's phones are *almost* great, but this fixation on cloud-over-local-storage they have is crippling their hardware. Sammy's S3 gets it right: offer lots of onboard memory, plus expansion, and let the customers decide how they want to use it.