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Now that we have iPhone 5, would the next big thing be a new Nexus phone from Google?

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2012, 09:53 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 is out and it’s a solid upgrade all over - bigger, 4-inch screen, 4G LTE and 2x faster processor and graphics…

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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 14:38 3

98. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Then it sounds like you either have some apps bleeding your CPU/RAM and need to look into that, or there is an issue with your phone. I'm running ICS on my old SGS1 without any issues.

Besides, they charge $350 through the play store for the phone for better technology than the i4s which charges $600. Who's getting premium money? Samsung is giving it away by comparison.

And no, JB is as big as an update as ICS was, which was completely surprising. And again, you own a nexus and your not willing to do the basic rom porting to give yourself JB.. so quit complaining. The GN rom port has been out in the wild for quite some time. Get to it.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 15:55 2

108. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


try selling the nexus after a year andyou are lucky to get half of what you spend on it. the iphone on the other hand. keeps value further more dont lose money .. with tht iphone you only spend money at the beginning but if smart dont lose money unlike a used Android... thats why the price difference remix.. premium phone that retains value vs a Pure Goggle device that only tinkerers like you say buy

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 16:05 2

112. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


1) They removed google wallet
2) Forced carrier apps on it
3) Did a poor job in promoting the device.
4) Delayed the device

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 16:21 3

114. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate the iphone only holds its price becuase there are only a few options plus the fact (what apple proves countless time after time) the uninformed and wannabe in crwod poeple will pay more just for the bragging. just ashame now people are realising theres nothing to brag about owning an iphone

android, wp8,symbian all technically better then iOS and for people who want choice, freedom and there own unique phone experience

iphone for people who didnt look around for better or just want to part of the so called 'cool' group

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:13

117. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Well, everyone goes on with his religion - try to drive an unleashed pony with undefined potential or keep running a good horse in a ranch with no ambitions?

People's OS or one's OS?

Well you already know my pick, I'll keep breeding the pony and the dream!

If the AOSP will be definitely beaten by the industries that want proprietary software, I will be able to say that I enjoyed it until it lasted...

Yes I'm fatalist today...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:42

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


Hey Berzerk how is you? Did you know to run Android full Linux it needs huge power to push cause there are atleast 35+ apps it needs to push, also it is resource hungry, it takes up 600mb of ram!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:46

122. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


It's just that Verizon made it suck. The GNex would have been even better if not for Verizon.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:50

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


Even the A9 Quad:core Exynos struggles to push the screen, live wallpapers, 5 to 8 widgets, along having 5 active sync running, the phone becomes slow. So you need huge power to run Android, a perfect chip for any high-end Android set will require a A15 28nm or below with Quad-core clocked 2.0Ghz... Then every-thing on the phone will be not zippy but instant.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:51

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


400ppi at that level pictures and movies wil be razor sharp.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:52

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


well if its possible on PCs and cars why not on mobile phones....!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 17:57

129. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


The beginning of the end were those that disliked! Skynet will prevail! Where is John?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:08

131. downbeat4 (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


Same here...Verizon hasn't stopped me from having JB since it was announced. Hell I wouldn't even want their update....I don't get it?? I just wish I loved my battery(s) as much as my phone!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:53

135. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Nexus devices keep their value. And considering its selling new for 350, i dont think its going to be worthless for quite some time. I just saw the original Nexus 1 still going for over $100 on ebay like 2 days ago with people bidding on it. That phone is what.. 4 years old and it cant even run the newest OS because of its lack of memory.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:56

137. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Show me an international SGS3 struggling. If the live wallpaper is on, I'd say its a horribly optimized live wallpaper. Try a different one.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:59

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


They will be razor sharp even at 300 ppi. You *cannot* tell the difference between 310 ppi and 400 ppi, unless you have a trained eye or a microscope...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 19:00

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


Because PCs and cars are bigger than phones, Troll. In order to have what you want, the device would be a brick. If you want a PC, get a PC, don't expect to get a phone and have it run like a desktop

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 21:14

144. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


whatever it is, it shouldnt be anything I need to look into.

you're comparing launch day prices to year old prices. seriously?

i dont want to get to anything. thats why i bought a nexus was for timely updates. i want vanilla android to run smoothly and get updates quickly. android is not for the people they market it to. its laughable.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 21:24 1

145. joey_sfb (Posts: 6266; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


No android phone will ever be smooth enough for you. Just get an iPhone or Windows 8, problem solved.

I running jelly bean on my 2 years old milestone 2. Its smooth just like froyo and gingerbread in term screen navigation no fuss there. The killer function that i like most is google voice search and google now services.
Awesome!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 21:31

146. joey_sfb (Posts: 6266; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


"Its still android." Can't understand why you stick with it. When i am unhappy with my nokia c7 after elop's announcement i sold it the same week. And started exploring android which i like over symbian.

Before that i buy every generations of symbian nokia phone because i am happy with it then.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 23:24

154. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im pretty sure we warned against buying a phone through a carrier and expecting direct updates. If you want timely updates in america, your ONLY option is to get a factory unlocked set... otherwise, dont bitch if your not willing to do it yourself.

And launch day comparisons to what? the i4s still retails for 600.. has its tech changed since launch? The GN went down in price quite a few months ago now... through Google Play that is.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:39

156. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


XPERIA NEXUS

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:58 4

2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Get ready for next full android experience.........

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:58 5

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Motorola Nexus with an Intel chip and Jelly Beans/Key Lime Pie and it'll sell like hot cakes.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:00 2

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


A specs bump that Fandroids will call revolutionary, despite not being cutting edge, what else?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:24 3

19. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


give an example of revolutionary? define it

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:25 5

21. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Its a Nexus line.. pure Google. You know that thing you like about Apple so much? Thats what we like. Faster updates, pure Google, and its a legacy device as in it will get updates much later ie: Galaxy Nexus 1st phone to get JB. Does that make sense to you?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:30

23. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It does, but the reaction to the iPhone 5 does not.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:37 4

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh the iPhone 5, which is the biggest disappointment in the iPhone line up that made Apple stock prices fall?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:43 5

28. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Take into consideration.. Google actually adds things that are NEW and INNOVATIVE. Check the JB change log lol. Thus if anything is revolutionary its that lol not a bump in specs. Android is a completely different beast from the 1st version.. now compare that to iOS where its pretty much exactly the same + some Android flair. Make sense?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:44 2

29. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Not 200 "features" that can literally be put into "Siri was updated a lil" and "ZOMG apps changed to have black bars when the dont fit the screen"

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