See the Nexus phone evolution that brought us a $300 flagship in a pretty infographic
Google's intent is to offer a lot of handset for the price, as it intends to recoup from mobile search and its Play Store ecosystem, whereas Apple banks on the good old markup.
17. Aeires (unregistered)
Only in odd number leap years.
38. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Your avatar picture Totally matches your comment
16. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I would respect google if they made it on their own like Microsoft made surface.
21. ayephoner (Posts: 832; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
it is strange that we havent seen a motorola nexus.
if we did, do you think it would offer more (above normal spec bumps)?
26. Aeires (unregistered)
Not really, the Nexus was supposed to be shared each time between the Android OEMs. The exception was Samsung, who had it two phones in a row. Motorola will get their time, probably after Google has reinforced their statement with time that they won't be offering preferential treatment to Motorola.
27. jackhuny (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Yea, Motorola Nexus, with the build quality of motorola and most up-to-date android os from google that would be the perfect android phone we can dream of, but on the other hand it is too good which will hurt other company like htc, lg or samsung and breaks their relationship with google.
32. protozeloz (Posts: 5188; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Why? They are fairing quite well.... manufacturers are happy pushing android phones and getting profits from nexus devices as well as other things.
28. Insignificant (Posts: 141; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Go back to school, it's one of the eleven months of the year.
39. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Wow the Nexus is really involved back from 2010-2012
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
Nexus device involved blazing fast from what I see
I really envious what Google has done to the tech world
Sigh... I wish I can get into time machine and go back five years time, and pick G1 and be an android fan lol
20. someones4 (Posts: 607; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
it's never too late ;) We welcome everyone
5. takay0 (Posts: 140; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
2 years and look how much they maked it better.... iphone 5 years... they maked it better.. but so damn slower
7. AfnanAliAwan (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
i dont know that who manufactured nexus phones or when these phones came?
i just know that Google is awesome.. :)
8. ddxmms1 (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
we are now at a quad-core handset with HD screen and 2 GB of RAM for $299, which is what we would call a revolution.
hear that apple, thats revolution.
22. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Sadly, I'd rather be able to buy one with LTE through Verizon. Why is it Apple can handle their own updates for a Verizon phone but Google is not permitted to do so? I mean besides the obvious marketing domination and carrier kowtowing to the big nasty Apple machine.
33. protozeloz (Posts: 5188; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Cuz Verizon are pricks... and Cuz vrz navigation is so awesome plus they have to make sure to screw with us
9. bloodline (Posts: 675; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
if there was an iphone one the os would look the same in every pic
23. jan25 (Posts: 327; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
they will need to revolutionize storage space though. fortunately, 16 GB is not a dealbreaker for me.
25. Fuego84 (Posts: 213; Member since: 13 May 2012)
For the better informed answer my question please. Can I buy a Lg nexus 4 and take it to any carrier I wish, more specifically T-Mobile?
30. ChafedBanana (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Right. No one is talking about why Verizon customers aren't getting the Nexus 4. Is it because it's too pure of an Android phone to go there? Google doesn't want Verizon to rape it of it's cool new features and improvements to Google Wallet? What a shame.
34. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Given that Verizon was the main outlet for US Galaxy Nexus customers, and that Verizon maintained carrier control of updates, Google must be feeling burned by the experience. No Nexus phone should have to wait months for an update, but Verizon GNex owners had to wait 2 months for Jellybean while the carrier tested it to its discerning standards. It went against the whole point of the Nexus program. So until Verizon is willing to cede update control to Google, I don't think it deserves the phone.
31. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I truly appreciate Google and their development team for giving us this great OS at even a lower price point with good hardware. I own the Nexus S and look forward to owning the Nexus 4 in November. Thank you so much Google.
35. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Google stand for revolution
apple just increased the screen size and boast a line
"The biggest thing to happen to iphone since iphone"
37. gallitoking (Posts: 4571; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Nexus phone have not being groundbreaking I mean the Galaxy Nexus doesnt count on Verizon as is treated like a normal phone and on Sprint.. hasn't really sold much.. so don't expect much from the N4..
40. GeekMovement (Posts: 1115; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
iPhone has never been ground breaking after 2007, so don't expect much from the current and future iphones.
41. scoot (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
I just now realizet that this COSTS 300$!! Somehow I thought 399$. Maybe it was old info! So sweet!