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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, 14:21 2

95. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


That's right Nathan, it'd have to be pretty badass to be a Big thing in the first place, in which case, it wasn't.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:14 1

61. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That's your fault if you got the Verizon version, if not, too bad, I have really enjoyed it. GSM ftw

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:12 2

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Why would you want Verizon to get it? So, you can wait months for it to get upgraded to the following iteration of Android while everyone else (except Sprint) gets it right away? Verizon owners of the Galaxy Nexus should be pissed right now. Jellybeans are apparently hard to come by for Big Red.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:17 4

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


we are.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:23 1

18. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Eh. For me, the superior signal quality greatly outweighs the terrible update policy. Particularly because, as a rooted device, I've had Jelly Bean up and running on my V-Nex since 12 hours after JB's announcement. *shrug*

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:14 4

43. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I'm on Verizon. Had JB on my GN since 8 hours after Jelly Bean announce.

Thanks to Pure Google, developers, and the wonderful people that got free Nexus's at Google I/O.

In a perfect smartphone world:

Google has the Nexus
Apple has the iPhone
Microsoft has the Lumia

Nothing else matters. But please do thumbs down me because I know all the non-Nexus owners will hate this message.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:59 2

54. bubbadoes (Posts: 1172; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I will thumb you up for being so bold and happy about your Nexus on VW. The phone was never up to standard from the start--especially in the signal arena. The GSIII runs circles around the Nexus in ALL aspects!!. Size, RAM, Speed, Signal, Processor-etc. anything else!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:58

69. bucky (Posts: 2701; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The sgs2 ran circles around the gnex as well-particularly in the smoothness and camera.

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, 11:45 5

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


Nexus by SONY

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:41 3

66. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Sony Nexus with 2gb RAM. One can only wish.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:53 3

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


Me 2, Love SONY products, along with MPQ8064 Quad-core, clocked at 1.8Ghz...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 13:56 1

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


Troll, you are the definition on a spec whore. No offense lol, it's just a term. Not in 5 years, probably more, would you need as much power as a quad 1.8 GHz S4 Prime. I suppose you want a 1080p display as well with >400 ppi, even though you can't see over 100 of those pixels? Also 2-3 GB RAM? And a >4000 mAh battery, though that I can agree with. You're asking a bit too much for todays standards.

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, 17:50

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, 18:56

137. remixfa (Posts: 14255; 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 10:48

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


That's exactly what i mean.

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?

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