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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34. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Yes, it does. Jelly Bean innovations >> iOS innovations, thats not the point im trying to make. The future of mobile phones ARE specs bumps and a few gimmicks, even since the iPhone 4S. And the iPhone is no exclusion.
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"
51. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Another big joke by Apple, same phone same design for 3years, yea call that evolution revolution, buying the same product over and over again....! Apple is a litigation company, and thats it! Please do you self a big favour, go to Google and type ish??? word which is banned in PA....
52. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I love Apple because somehow they manage to keep the iconic trademark look of the iphone and please the majority that wanted a big screen size without compromising the width of the iphone and can still be manageable with one hand, got to give it to Apple they do listen to their loyal fan base, I said loyal fan base not haters..
55. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
i like Apple to, and own a 4s 64Gb version galli. but really dissapointed by same design and its to long!
62. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well I think it looks very good.. but once I hold it in my hands i will be for sure... the only thing I want to change is they should release the iconic look and an alternate version.. but ohh well
147. joey_sfb (Posts: 2568; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
There no doubt iPhone 5 design is a win for their fans and will sell better than iPhone 4s.
57. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate you will always try and put a positive spin on apples disappointing new phone.
face facts though you spent your time trying to slate android with petty things like 'it lags' 'crashes' and the s3 is too big 'you dont need a big screen' etc but now apple have released a bigger screened phone you praise them....the phone is oddly shaped the proportions are just wrong its too tall
and as for the iconic look please no matter how much a design becomes implanted in people's minds there is always a point when it needs refreshing and apple has milked this design for too long
92. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The iPhone 5's design looks good, but it just looks a tad ridiculous with it's height... They should've done what Motorola did with the Razr M. It's almost the same size as the iPhone 4S, yet it has a display that's nearly an inch bigger, all because of the minimal bezel. That's how Apple should have went with the iPhone 5...
111. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
true dat berzerk hopelly theu do that to make the screen bigger without turning into a phablet
148. joey_sfb (Posts: 2568; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Full agree on this. If motorola market Razor M well it will be a hit with the masses.
56. bubbadoes (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 May 2012)
I will thumb you down just because of your profile picture!!! #34
63. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
nothing new he always gets thumbs down! Last time Libertine got around 15 greens on a post which i cant remember....
90. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I only think spec bumps are evolutionary, and even then only when they are necessary. We barely use the full potential of the quad Exynos, we won't need any more power than that for at least 2 years. Yet we're going on with these A-15 OMAP 5s and Exynos 5s that will run circles around it... 2 GB RAM is pretty useful though, it allows for more updates. We should stop with the A-15s in processing power, and keep trying to advance in battery and camera tech; make the phones more durable as well.
124. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Some people here might, but not me. I'm actually expecting a lot more from Google than just what is listed here.
If this is it, I'll be kinda disappointed. I want the new Nexus line to have quad-core Snapdragon S4's and Adreno 320's with 2 GB of RAM. Like the Optimus G. That'd be awesome. :D
136. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I fully expect LG's version of the Nexus to come equipped pretty much like that. They are trying to remake their name and have no real flagship so they have no reason not to, unlike Samsung and Sony which have an interest in keeping their flagships at the top of the lineup.
140. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
If the LG Nexus is the Optimus G with stock JB, bye bye contract.
152. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea.. it will definitely have my eyes on it as well.
143. SkOne (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 May 2012)
stfu libertine, the same phone 5 years in a row is no where near revolutionary.
5. armands3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 May 2012)
even Samsung galaxy Nexus?
dude, they jsut bought Motorola
94. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They don't want to show favoritism when it comes to manufacturers. Making the Nexus is like a privilege. If Motorola were to make the Nexus alone, all the tech sites would just be flaming Motorola and Google. So it would be a good idea if every major manufacturer made a Nexus. I think the LG, Sony, and Samsung Nexus are just the only "confirmed" ones, and the Motorola and HTC ones are in the works
149. joey_sfb (Posts: 2568; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Every major android brand should have their own nexus.
Unique feature like qwerty keyboard on the motorola, high end camera or gaming feature on Sony, 3D glass free screen and 3D video camera on LG. Pablet on samsung.
There you have it a nexus for everyone :-)
150. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
3D was a gimmick and didn't really sell well, it wasn't too practical either. And qwerty keyboards are kind of a dying breed... There are only maybe 2 high end-ish devices out there with qwertys. Who knows if Motorola will make a Droid 5... They probably will, but you never know.
The Sony will have the best camera, the Motorola will have the best antennae and biggest battery, the Samsung and HTC will have the best screens (S-LCD2 and SA HD), and the LG... I don't know.
6. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Lol, the iPhone 5 is already done with One day after it's release. Times are changing.
8. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Too bad so many people are blind by apple marketning and hype the iPhone won't die and will be the hottest selling smart phone still :(
7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It'll be cool to see what the next Nexus device will be, but there's no way it will debut this year. The Nexus 7 was technically the last Nexus device & since Nexus devices typically debut alongside the newest version of the operating system, it makes sense that we won't see one until next year.
80. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Why the thumbs down? Do you people actually think we'll see another version of Android this year? That would make three in a one year period. I can't imagine Google wanting to get them out the door that fast.
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
If the next Nexus supports HSPA+ 42 for T-Mobile, I'll ditch my GSIII without hesitation.
10. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)
LG Optimus Nexus, erm... why not LG Nexus Prime? :D
59. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The name Prime is already taken by Asus's line of tablets, that's why. So, maybe the Asus Nexus Prime.
12. CreeDiddy (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
I disagree as a launch of another Galaxy Nexus will not attract as many buyers to Google over the iPhone 5. Everything about the iPhone is something Google isn't willing to invest in and that's marketing. Once they are able to market a product better then expect higher sales. The iPhone will probably go through 4-5 million preorders. Month of Sept should display close to 10 million. Those numbers will never be touched on an Android device unless they keep coming up with an army of phones. Q3 should post at least 20 million sold, Q4 should post close to 40-50 million sold. That would be the fast selling phone in history. Regardless of a subtle change in hardware and software they still sell millions.
14. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I really think we've reached the limit for mobile tech...I mean, the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 is almost as powerful as a mid-ranged laptop. What else could they possibly do? 12MP Camera? 1080P screen?
On the side note, I'd love a Sony Nexus. Sony designs have always been original and the materials used are never compromised, the only problem I have is probably that they are always one step back compared to everyone (They were the only ones who launched a Gingerbread phone as their 2012 flagship.)
15. cGmC11 (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
Yesssss!...Motorola Droid Razr Nexus Maxx HD is coming!
16. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Jesus Mary and Batman how many IPhone 5 articles are we......oh wait.
I have much speculation it will based on Texas Instrument's OMAP5 system-on-chip (A15) but using the same camera + CMOS from the Galaxy SIII. Which I wouldn't mind really, there was much praise and improvement on the cameras.
As for display, I'm thinking they'll retain the same 4.65" size but maybe a slightly higher resolution.
32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I think the display will be a non PenTile 4.8" Super AMOLED HD.
20. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
ENOUGH SAID YOU sheep
24. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
man, i have took a pass on all phones that are out today for the next Nexus. i wish for a Moto Nexus with great battery life, an S4 pro chipset (i am expecting a modest S4 but it's alright), and an HD RGB matrix display.
25. doejon (Posts: 317; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
cant we make a wishlist just like at x-mass time :D
and send it to samsung or to google :P
70. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I've course we can, Google and Samsung do listen to there customers?
31. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
This is so much more exciting than the iPhone. in fact let's look at the facts, the oh so secretive Apple hardly kept anything about their iPhone 5 secret. We already knew every single detail about it. From the size, to the camera, to the processor. Sammy, Sony, and HTC do a much better job keeping their products secret. We only hear a hint of something, but but don't really know much besides benchmark results. I know more people are obsessed with leaking the iPhone, maybe that's why, but still.
This new Nexus lineup coming, no matter how many companies jump on it, they will put the iPhone 5 to shame, both hardware and obviously software wise, due to the fact that even now the Nexus software is way more advanced.
35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
According to Apple, everyone is "playing catch up" and has the world's most advanced mobile operating system. That statement would hold true if iOS 6 was in 2010.
Jellybean is 2+ years ahead of iOS 6. It's a shame, really.
79. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
JB is barely addressing the lagging on Android when iOS has been lag free for 2+ years.. JB is on what 7% Androids?.. now thats a shame
105. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
well thats bull ive seen an iphone lag horridly after installing an app so the lag free crap can stop nothing lag free all OS's will at some point encounter a problem
now before you come back with' its alot less laggy then android' you sure, just face it android has surpassed your precious iOS and the tables have turned apple are playing catchup and look to be struggling abit with there lastest offering
113. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
My GS2 has no lag at all. Quit it with your 2 year old arguments.
120. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iOS has been lagging since the OG iPhone. Android has had lag since the G1. Its very tare that you'll see lag on any high end Android device from mid 2011+ that its not even worth noting.
44. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
the S3 puts that the iPhone to shame and i am not a big fan of the S3.
33. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
puhlease! Learn Sony's ways of fitting NFC inside an aluminum unibody phone. NFC is possible for metal bodied phones, not just plastics.
36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Waiting for this. Hopefully there will be a Motorola or HTC Nexus... Or else I might have to settle for the Sony.
40. Aeires (unregistered)
The phone I want to see is the Asus Nexus.
41. eman99 (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
there is no comparison between these two devices google has always exceeded byfar than apple google has nothing to prove everyone knows that what ever comes out next it will set the standard
42. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Samsung please come up with something different, not another modified version of SG3
45. Aeires (unregistered)
A Nexus built like the Atrix, I'd buy one.
50. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Man, I'd love a Sony or HTC Nexus. That would be awesome. My Galaxy Nexus hasn't had another problems at all and never (well extremely rarely) shows any lag. I'm convinced that Nexus is the way to go. However AT&T needs to get one of those Nexuses and not f**k up the updates for me to get one once my upgrade comes. Otherwise WP8 looks perfect to accompany my current Nexus.
58. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
Finally, something worth to read. I want xperia nexus with arc body and waterproof like xperia v or xperia nexus 10 like tablet s
60. NAHEK (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Sony/Asus would be perfect. But i don't really like the idea of having 3-5 models to choose from.. Google should keep the just-one-manufacter style.
Anyway, can't wait for the feeling of having the new Nexus in my hands. It's one of the best phones, ever.