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The evolution of Nexus: 5 years of change

0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2013, 08:44 posted on

Google has taken us on quite the journey with its Nexus smartphones in the past five years. It all started in January 2010…

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posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:49 31

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We need Sony nexus.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:14 10

13. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Wouldn't be surprised if that's next. Samsung had 2, followed by LG having 2, time for Sony or even Motorola to get one.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:19 3

14. EgyDroid (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Sony would rock the nexus series

OR all android companies make a ultimate nexus

but your profile picture has more chance to come to life more than my idea LOL

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 17:24 5

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


My profile picture showing legendary mobile company with superior os. That means Nokia with android would be perfect pair.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:24 3

15. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think LG is doing just fine with their hardware. It's still going to be styled by Google, you know.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:38 5

17. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 718; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I also agree, and add that to the fact that Sony's screens aren't that great and consume lots of battery. (Just check GSMArena the Z1 with its 3000mAh runs out of power on web browsing and video playback much faster than the HTC One and its 2300 mAh battery.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 14:52 1

24. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


With Sony's part in the Rockstar Consortium, and their lack of market penetration in the US, I don't think this is likely to happen.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 12:56

30. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


lack of market penetration shouldnt be a problem with a nexus. most people dont know nexus 4 is made by LG

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:50

2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Wait, I think the GNexus featured an expandable storage.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:59

7. cezarepc (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


nope.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:03 1

8. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


no it didn, 8/16gb with no expansion

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:25

16. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


16/32 actually. I wouldn't have given the GNex a second of my time without 32 GB.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 07:53 1

29. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


That's the CDMA version. I am talking about the international one, which was only option to the vast majority.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:51

18. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nope, but it did flaunt lte in some varieties and the gsm version was available from the play store before the nexus 4. The article fails to mention both of these facts.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:52

20. ePoch270 (Posts: 89; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Nope.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:52 5

3. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


the hand holding the nexus one is huge

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:07 1

22. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not really. It's got a 3.7" screen.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:52 2

4. toiletcleaner (Posts: 183; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


A Blackberry Nexus and I'm in :)

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:55 9

5. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Just.....No....

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:57 17

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


For $349, Nexus 5 is simply the best device in it's class. Period.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:05 2

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


well said +1

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:08 2

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Taxes ruin the whole price tag but this is a great starting point for an awesome device

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 07:41

28. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 105; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


I feel your pain dude, here in Philippines instead of $349 it becomes $500 >.< I totally hate it.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:06 1

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


It almost makes me wanna cry :')

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 09:12 1

12. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


i currently have a galaxy nexus and a nexus 10. im waiting on my nexus 5

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:00 1

19. moolotovzz (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


I have lamborgini and 14 inch long penis, but nobody cares :P

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:59 5

21. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


your right on the fact nobody cares. Go home troll

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:21

23. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Motorola Nexus could be very intresting

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 17:20 1

25. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I wouldn't say that the Nexus 5 is compatible with a lot of LTE carriers across the globe. Rather, the US version is a N. America LTE phone. It may work with a particular carrier in a particular country, but, lacking support for the widespread bands of 1800 and 2600MHz, it misses the mark as a global LTE phone. Surely, sporting six UMTS bands at up to 42Mbps, it's still a quite capable 3G global phone.

(v. bit.ly/HwNmUK )

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 20:31

27. 14545 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I just wish that google would realize that service A) isn't available everywhere, and B) data service now costs an @$$load of money. So "cloud storage" isn't viable yet. Also, what's wrong with including expandable storage?

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 14:08

31. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Excuse me? It's time to shop around then, for I pay $30 per month for 5GB of data at 4G, 2G afterwards with free international data roaming. I wouldn't call $30 a @#$%-load of money.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 15:47

32. 14545 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


For what you get, it is. Especially compared to what one used to get. Also, and I like Tmo, but Tmo out in the rural areas isn't that great. I have family in the rural areas so I can't just get rid of VZW. I have unlimited data, but that still disregards the fact that there are many places with every carrier that don't have service. No, 30 for 5gb is reasonable, but 30 for 2 isn't. That's more or less what I am referring to.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 08:57

34. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


T-mobile and AT&T have a transparent roaming agreement, so when the coverage of one lacks, the other's covers.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 20:43

33. 14545 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oh, and might I add. If you have 2,3 or 4 data plans you pay for, that all eventually adds up. In my specific case, It is my second most expensive bill. Granted, I have a payed off car because I refuse to finance a product that is continually depreciating. So, like my household for example, I have a 200 dollar a month phone bill. With BS shared data it would be more like 220-240. Then I would be subjected to monthly overages at those rates because I currently use 3-5 gb a month.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 08:59

35. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Family plans at T-mobile add $10 per line and each has its own data allowance. A friend of mine has four lines with 2GB each and it costs him $110. You definitely need to shop around.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 09:42

36. 14545 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I have, but I'm not willing to pull the trigger until VZW forces me off my unlimited plans. I agree that Tmo is a great price, I'm just saying that generally speaking they are far from the norm. That's what I meant by expensive. Also, another reason I haven't made the jump yet is because of the fact that Tmo doesn't have service where I travel 4-5 times a year. So if they work on their rural coverage i'd be all for switching even before VZW kicks me off my unlimited plans.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 09:47

37. 14545 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


For example, where I go according to Tmo's website says that I would be relegated to 2G. So my service would limit me to

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 21:30

38. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


You got an unlimited plan... Never mind then. From your initial statement about @#$%load data prices, I assumed that you were overpaying and was meaning to point out that there are competitive prices out there.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:42 1

39. johnbftl (Posts: 168; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Great job with your thorough research Victor! The Nexus 5 is not the first 4G LTE Nexus device. I am typing this from work on my 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus. A 2 year old Nexus.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 22:05

40. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think he was referring to the unlocked versions of the devices. The 5 is definitely the first universal LTE Nexus.

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