Nexus name said to be on the way out at Google
posted by Alan F. / Apr 29, 2014, 12:56 PM
According to the report, two manufacturers that are currently willing to work with Google on this are Motorola and LG. Samsung and HTC are apparently not
interested in the Silver Certification program at this point. LG has manufactured the last two Nexus handsets, while Motorola was owned by Google until recently. It probably is not a coincidence that TouchWiz and Sense, the UI skins that run over Android on Samsung and HTC's handsets respectively, are among the most well-known manufacturer UIs for the Android platform.
The Nexus One (built by HTC) was the first phone in the Nexus series. Coming right after the amazing success of the Motorola DROID, it was the first Android handset to offer Android 2.1. The Nexus range became known for the Google Experience, stock Android and quick updates. If the Silver Certification does go through, Google might leave stock Android to the Google Play edition handsets.
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I don't think this info is right. We have been hearing this from Galaxy Nexus times.. If its right, then we will never have the affordable smartphone with best of the best specs..
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:03 PM 5
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look up the one plus one. it has a snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5ghz, 3gb ram, 13mp camera, 3100 mah battery, and comes in either 16 or 64 gb. the 16gb version is $299 and the 64gb version is $350 unlocked with no contract. the only downside is that the general public can't buy it until the summer, but for now its invite only. oh and before i forget, it comes with android 4.4 running cyanogen mod 11s so you know that you will have the best software around
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 2:01 PM 7
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"This program would encourage certain hardware partners to manufacture super-spec'd high-end models that would limit the bloatware to a pre-determined number of non-Google apps." Lower end models still get bloatware?? Real smart google.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 5:34 PM 0
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Google Edition phone's are quite expensive. Won't be so popular. At Least HTC one with Sense has so many cool 3rd party apps, that it is cooler than stock UI in some aspects. Also, nexus line was cheap. Overall it will be a big blow in price consumers
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:10 PM 1
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This is probably one of the reasons. Google was subsidising the price of Nexus devices and that's why they were impossibly cheap. Maybe Google doesn't want to continue this business model.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:27 PM 0
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I thought Google didn't result in loss from sales of the Nexus devices. Also, Google is Software seller, it doesn't need profit from hardware sales. Maybe Samsung pushes them not to dump the price in the market =) But anyway, GP edition of phones is not the solution for the problem =(
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:41 PM 4
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Agreed, I don't think Google makes losses on the Nexus devices And I don't think they subsidize the Nexus devices either They just give us fair prices Unlike most other OEM who put 300-400% markups on their phones
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 2:01 PM 4
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The software they sell is called Google Services. This includes apps like Google Play, Google Maps, and most of the default Google apps on most Android phones. They charge very little for it, if they collect it at all... but they do sell it.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 3:59 PM 0
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Google charges manufacturers a licencing fee for Google Mobile Services if they want to include those services on their devices, it still doesn't mean they are a "software seller". azers07 is correct in stating they don't rely on profit from hardware sales, but he is incorrect in saying they rely on profits from software, they rely on profits from ad sales.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 5:25 PM 1
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Subsidizing my ass, they don't lose a single penny from selling nexus devices, they just make little to no Profit Do you know how much a nexus 5 costs in non-google play countries? Its upwards of $60.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 4:04 AM 0
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So basically any manufacturer that wants to jump on the Nexus program will be able to? If i undertand correctly, this is good news only if those devices on the Silver Certification are subsidized.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 1:30 PM 0
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