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nyli2
Sep 23, 2012, 06:08 PM
Well my AT&T phone upgrade isnt till mid November. I know there wont be a new iphone but is there any upcoming android phones that are supposed to be on par with Galaxy s3 and Iphone 5



Southernboyj
Sep 23, 2012, 07:19 PM
Galaxy Note 2, Motorola Droid Maxx HD, and possibly a new Nexus device *fingers crossed*. May be more, I'm not sure.

nyli2
Sep 23, 2012, 08:57 PM
Any of those on the AT&T network?

Calidude
Sep 23, 2012, 09:03 PM
Any of those on the AT&T network?
Most of the good Android devices will be on ATT. You'll be covered just fine.

onthecouchagain
Sep 23, 2012, 10:11 PM
Nexus news... where are you?

Southernboyj
Sep 23, 2012, 10:14 PM
Most of the good Android devices will be on ATT. You'll be covered just fine.

^^ This. I can guarantee that the Note 2 is on their network.

iphonefan74
Sep 23, 2012, 11:12 PM
The Droid line is exclusive to Verizon, so not that one

Ddyracer
Sep 23, 2012, 11:28 PM
Nexus news... where are you?

i kno right?

b24pgg
Sep 24, 2012, 12:00 AM
Nexus news... where are you?
i kno right?
I can't wait till Google announces that Samsung, Motorola, and HTC are all developing Nexus devices with vanilla Android that will all have unlocked bootloaders and receive OS updates directly from Google.

(A guy can dream, right)

Calidude
Sep 24, 2012, 12:47 AM
I can't wait till Google announces that Samsung, Motorola, and HTC are all developing Nexus devices with vanilla Android that will all have unlocked bootloaders and receive OS updates directly from Google.

(A guy can dream, right)
The real dream would be a Nexus made by Nokia. :(

Southernboyj
Sep 24, 2012, 01:10 AM
The real dream would be a Nexus made by Nokia. :(

Indeed.

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/226/893/tumblr_lwve5bG5781qewacoo1_r1_500.jpg

MacRumorUser
Sep 24, 2012, 05:24 AM
Nexus news... where are you?

Wouldn't the next NEXUS device correspond with the the next Android revision and with Jelly bean still so fresh and still lots of rolling out to do, I wouldn't be surprised if the next NEXUS isn't announced till beginning of next year.

Dr McKay
Sep 24, 2012, 06:17 AM
Wouldn't the next NEXUS device correspond with the the next Android revision and with Jelly bean still so fresh and still lots of rolling out to do, I wouldn't be surprised if the next NEXUS isn't announced till beginning of next year.

Its been one Nexus a year so far, and the last one came out 11 months ago.

charlieegan3
Sep 24, 2012, 06:21 AM
Galaxy note 2 is that one i'm watching! I think it's looking really really nice, hope it stands up in reviews. Can't come out sooner.

SyncFx
Sep 24, 2012, 06:25 AM
If the Galaxy Nexus 2 is announced I will just poop my pants in excitement. That is all.

maflynn
Sep 24, 2012, 06:27 AM
If the Galaxy Nexus 2 is announced I will just poop my pants in excitement. That is all.

Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration

If its not going to be Samsung, then I'd guess it would be Motorola just because Google now owns them

charlieegan3
Sep 24, 2012, 06:30 AM
Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration

If its not going to be Samsung, then I'd guess it would be Motorola just because Google now owns them

I guess that's a point, I think I would still prefer Samsung though.

SyncFx
Sep 24, 2012, 06:32 AM
Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration

If its not going to be Samsung, then I'd guess it would be Motorola just because Google now owns them


I'm not too sure. The only rumors I've seen of a new Android phone has some specs that are similar to the LG Optimus G, this was a couple of days ago. Annnnd I just found this article posted on the 19th. Looks like LG to me.

http://androidcommunity.com/lg-optimus-nexus-could-be-googles-next-smartphone-20120919/

maflynn
Sep 24, 2012, 06:32 AM
I guess that's a point, I think I would still prefer Samsung though.

Agreed -I think Samsung has some really nice phone designs. While I've owned a Droid x, I think the Motorola designed phones lack the same sexiness that Samsung provides.

tbayrgs
Sep 24, 2012, 06:36 AM
Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration

If its not going to be Samsung, then I'd guess it would be Motorola just because Google now owns them

Just a point of clarification but Samsung has done the last two Nexus devices (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus), making the next device(s) the fourth generation.

kylera
Sep 24, 2012, 06:38 AM
Sometime last month, there was a leak of specs for an upgrade to the next Galaxy Nexus showing incremental bumps. Maybe it is ready to go...who knows?

Link: http://www.bgr.com/2012/08/21/galaxy-nexus-2-specs-rumor/

Since I still have some time left on my current phone's contract, I'm gonna wait for that and compare with the iPhone 5.

SlCKB0Y
Sep 24, 2012, 06:45 AM
Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration


The second and third were by Samsung (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus).

The next Nexus will be the fourth in the line.

roxxette
Sep 24, 2012, 07:00 AM
Why not just release all phones "nexus" :s that will solve the only issue android OS seems to have

maflynn
Sep 24, 2012, 07:02 AM
Just a point of clarification but Samsung has done the last two Nexus devices (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus), making the next device(s) the fourth generation.

I forgot about the S - thanks for the reminder :o

onthecouchagain
Sep 24, 2012, 08:55 AM
I can't wait till Google announces that Samsung, Motorola, and HTC are all developing Nexus devices with vanilla Android that will all have unlocked bootloaders and receive OS updates directly from Google.

(A guy can dream, right)

I'm actually not convinced multiple Nexus from different manufacturers is a good thing. It might sound great on paper, but I'd rather they focused on one device and made that device superb. I'm also worried about how updates will roll out in the future. I already think Google has made missteps with previous roll outs (Nexus S getting JB later than the GN, for example. Or Verizon GN getting the JB a month+ later, even if it's Verizon's fault). I'd imagine it'd be even more complicated if they need to roll it out across 3-5 new Nexus devices, plus the previous iterations of GN's, plus possibly the Nexus S.

How would it sell too? Would all three devices from Samsung, LG, Sony sell on the Play Store? And would they all be the same prices?

I'm open to the idea -- but not sold -- of proliferating the Nexus line, but it'd be a hard feat to pull off well and may actually hurt the Nexus line. The idea of the Nexus is already so fragile of a concept, plagued by horrible launches (the Nexus 7 being the only exception). Time will tell.

Calidude
Sep 24, 2012, 09:02 AM
I'm actually not convinced multiple Nexus from different manufacturers is a good thing.
I agree with you. LG is terrible. Sony makes a weird looking phone IMHO and nobody even knows what that Nexus line is yet except for us hardcore geeks. It should stay with the top manufacturer so Google can focus on one device.

onthecouchagain
Sep 24, 2012, 10:00 AM
I agree with you. LG is terrible. Sony makes a weird looking phone IMHO and nobody even knows what that Nexus line is yet except for us hardcore geeks. It should stay with the top manufacturer so Google can focus on one device.

Here are my opinions:

SAMSUNG - This is the most likely manufacturers whether it's one or three or five. And it makes sense. But, I'm not convinced Samsung will be able to deliver a device with premium materials and builds. It could be just a spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus, or something very similar to the GSIII but with a bit of a curve that they've been known to do for the Nexus line. If they went with Samsung, I wouldn't be unhappy per se, but really hoping for Samsung to deliver more in terms of build quality.

LG - I'm willing to give LG a chance, honestly. What I've seen of the LG Optimus G is nothing but impressive. It really seems like they're trying. Plus, their display technology, and the fact that they're willing to make a unibody, non-removable battery enclosure gives me hope for better build materials, which I think the Nexus line is ready to have. I'm wary of LG, but if it's not going to be Samsung, I think LG is the only one I'd be willing to accept and keep an open mind about. The potential here is massive.

MOTOROLA - Dear god no. They make, hands down, the ugliest devices. I don't much care for Kevlar either, nor am I thrilled about a full-screen, bezel-less device. The one and only thing I appreciate from Motorola is their propensity to put large batteries into their devices. There's nothing else I care about from them. Plus, did I mention how ugly their devices are? :(

SONY - Also a no, but less so than Motorola. I too think they make awkward and pretty ugly devices. To have the device curve inward on the back... that just doesn't make sense to me for ergonomics. Also, I hate how they have that aesthetic line across the bottom near their capacitive buttons. Their Xperia line has gone down the tubes too, which makes me wary.

HTC - These guys are a hit or miss. I'm 50/50 about them. On one hand, they make decent looking devices (I actually think the HTC One X is overrated, a bit ugly and clunky looking) and have great displays. On the other hand, their insistence on putting the power/sleep button on top annoys me to no end. It makes the device horrible to use, reaching so far up for that power/sleep button. It's a deal breaker, in my opinion. Plus, nearly every device they've put out has had battery horror stories, so I just don't trust them anymore.


I'm also open to a few wild cards like ASUS. That'd be hella interesting.

TL;DR:

-Most okay with Samsung.
-Willing to give LG a chance
-Big NO to Motorola
-Less of a no to Sony
-HTC... eh, 50/50.
-ASUS... surprise me!

Digital Skunk
Sep 24, 2012, 11:47 AM
Galaxy note 2 is that one i'm watching! I think it's looking really really nice, hope it stands up in reviews. Can't come out sooner.

Agreed, while I was waiting for the iPhone 5 to debut, before I made my final decision to stay with Android or not, Samsung comes in and sneaks/leaks info about the Note II. The decision really rests with wether I want to use iWork mobile and a few apps on an iPhone or if I actually want a superphone/phablet.

I am still leaning more towards the Note II.

tbayrgs
Sep 24, 2012, 11:47 AM
I'm actually not convinced multiple Nexus from different manufacturers is a good thing. It might sound great on paper, but I'd rather they focused on one device and made that device superb. I'm also worried about how updates will roll out in the future. I already think Google has made missteps with previous roll outs (Nexus S getting JB later than the GN, for example. Or Verizon GN getting the JB a month+ later, even if it's Verizon's fault). I'd imagine it'd be even more complicated if they need to roll it out across 3-5 new Nexus devices, plus the previous iterations of GN's, plus possibly the Nexus S.

How would it sell too? Would all three devices from Samsung, LG, Sony sell on the Play Store? And would they all be the same prices?

I'm open to the idea -- but not sold -- of proliferating the Nexus line, but it'd be a hard feat to pull off well and may actually hurt the Nexus line. The idea of the Nexus is already so fragile of a concept, plagued by horrible launches (the Nexus 7 being the only exception). Time will tell.

I agree regarding using multiple manufacturers for the Nexus line , however I do like the idea of multiple Nexus devices from a single manifacturer. One of the recurring criticisms regarding Android devices pertains to size--I'd personally love to see them release 3 phones ranging in size from 4.0-5.5". Using a single company would hopefully lend to more consistency across the devices, specifically toward design. It wouldn't make any sense to put a single brand on three devices from three different manufacturers that would likely look very different.

The real dream would be a Nexus made by Nokia. :(

Agreed. Or....

Yes, I'm going to speak the 'name that should not be spoken' in regards to Android--Android on Apple hardware. Yes, I know isn't or ever will be possible and hate iOS all you want, but Apple does put out some pretty solid hardware.

onthecouchagain
Sep 24, 2012, 12:11 PM
I agree regarding using multiple manufacturers for the Nexus line , however I do like the idea of multiple Nexus devices from a single manifacturer. One of the recurring criticisms regarding Android devices pertains to size--I'd personally love to see them release 3 phones ranging in size from 4.0-5.5". Using a single company would hopefully lend to more consistency across the devices, specifically toward design. It wouldn't make any sense to put a single brand on three devices from three different manufacturers that would likely look very different.




Not exactly what you're asking for, but if all the rumors play out, this might be the Nexus line from Google by the end of the year:


Nexus 7 - ASUS made 7" tablet.

Nexus 5 - HTC made 5" phablet

And then either a Optimus Nexus / Galaxy Nexus 2 / Xperia Nexus - A sub-5" smart phone, probably in the 4.6-4.8' range. Either one of these, or even all three.


EDIT: I just thought of something, which is more wishful thinking than anything, but...

Imagine if that rumored spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus 2 is actually just going to replace the current Galaxy Nexus and maintain the $350 or $399 price range. Then the rumored LG Optimus Nexus (and maybe the Xperia Nexus) are the "new" devices at the usual $500 dollar range with even greater specs. That'd be kind of dandy.

Makes me wonder how much the Nexus 5 from HTC will cost from the Play Store...

tbayrgs
Sep 24, 2012, 12:46 PM
Not exactly what you're asking for, but if all the rumors play out, this might be the Nexus line from Google by the end of the year:


Nexus 7 - ASUS made 7" tablet.

Nexus 5 - HTC made 5" phablet

And then either a Optimus Nexus / Galaxy Nexus 2 / Xperia Nexus - A sub-5" smart phone, probably in the 4.6-4.8' range. Either one of these, or even all three.


EDIT: I just thought of something, which is more wishful thinking than anything, but...

Imagine if that rumored spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus 2 is actually just going to replace the current Galaxy Nexus and maintain the $350 or $399 price range. Then the rumored LG Optimus Nexus (and maybe the Xperia Nexus) are the "new" devices at the usual $500 dollar range with even greater specs. That'd be kind of dandy.

Makes me wonder how much the Nexus 5 from HTC will cost from the Play Store...

Really was just wishful thinking from my perspective and was only speaking to the possible upcoming Nexus phones. I think it would be ideal if Google sold three different phones, say a 4.2", 4.8" and 5.5" (phablet as you and other generally refer to them), thus covering most size needs. My problem with the rumors of possible 3-5 upcoming Nexus devices from various manufacturers is that with such a scenario, you're likely to see each manufacturer trying to outdo the others and you'll just get subtle variations of the same thing, all looking/feeling completely different--great in generally but you're just cannibalizing your own sales. I also think Google needs to think about the Nexus brand and what it means because, so far they're is no consistency other than the OS--the hardware is all over the place. If that's all they want then so be it--just feels like a missed opportunity.

onthecouchagain
Sep 24, 2012, 10:20 PM
this might be the Nexus line from Google by the end of the year:

Nexus 7 - ASUS made 7" tablet.

Nexus 5 - HTC made 5" phablet

And then either a Optimus Nexus / Galaxy Nexus 2 / Xperia Nexus - A sub-5" smart phone, probably in the 4.6-4.8' range. Either one of these, or even all three.

EDIT: I just thought of something, which is more wishful thinking than anything, but...

Imagine if that rumored spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus 2 is actually just going to replace the current Galaxy Nexus and maintain the $350 or $399 price range. Then the rumored LG Optimus Nexus (and maybe the Xperia Nexus) are the "new" devices at the usual $500 dollar range with even greater specs. That'd be kind of dandy.

Possibly adding to my speculation that the Galaxy Nexus 2 is a spec-bump to replace the current Galaxy Nexus and maintain the low price point of $350 or $399? http://androidandme.com/2012/09/smartphones-2/samsung-gt-i9260-camera-samples-dont-bode-well-for-galaxy-nexus-ii-picture-quality/

While LG (or whoever)) delivers the bigger guns in a more powerhouse Optimus Nexus that will retail for more in the ~$500 range? Mebbe!

Just for reference, this was the rumor of the Galaxy Nexus 2 specs:

http://www-bgr-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/nexus-2012-specs.jpg

I mean, doesn't that sound like it could totally be in the same package GN shell? I think so. In other words, it'll look relatively the same, but have better innards. Just a Galaxy Nexus with more updated hardware, but not future-proofing it to the point of raising the costs beyond $350-399. And thus the above so-so camera upgrades!

Hm!

Sedrick
Sep 25, 2012, 05:33 AM
LG - I'm willing to give LG a chance, honestly. What I've seen of the LG Optimus G is nothing but impressive. It really seems like they're trying. Plus, their display technology, and the fact that they're willing to make a unibody, non-removable battery enclosure gives me hope for better build materials, which I think the Nexus line is ready to have. I'm wary of LG, but if it's not going to be Samsung, I think LG is the only one I'd be willing to accept and keep an open mind about. The potential here is massive.


I've been sort of put off LG ever since I owned this:

http://www.tic-tok.net/store/product_images/h/179/lg_dare__24049_zoom.jpg

Good enough, I suppose, back in the day...

Dontazemebro
Sep 25, 2012, 05:40 AM
The Droid line is exclusive to Verizon, so not that one

Hence the "good androids" on AT&T :)

Twixt
Sep 25, 2012, 06:10 AM
Does Google mix things up when selecting a manufacturer for nexus? I mean they used HTC for the original Nexus and then Samsung for the second. What are the odds of them using a different manufacturer for the third iteration

If its not going to be Samsung, then I'd guess it would be Motorola just because Google now owns them

Some people say it would be LG, Moto would make sense but how does it coexist with new Moto models ? It should be a 5"+ phone not to cannibalize...

Calidude
Sep 25, 2012, 06:47 AM
My realistic desire (yet wishful thinking) for the next Nexus phone at this point is for HTC or Samsung to put pure Android on the HTC 8X or Samsung ATIV.

Those are the best looking and most solid looking phones I've seen recently and I hate that they have Windows Phone on them instead of Android.

roxxette
Sep 25, 2012, 07:14 AM
My realistic desire (yet wishful thinking) for the next Nexus phone at this point is for HTC or Samsung to put pure Android on the HTC 8X or Samsung ATIV.

Those are the best looking and most solid looking phones I've seen recently and I hate that they have Windows Phone on them instead of Android.

xda guys will probably got you covered with that request, it seems windows phone still not getting a lot of love but with future powerfull devices it will start to get some attention.

Now whe just wait.

Calidude
Sep 25, 2012, 07:27 AM
xda guys will probably got you covered with that request, it seems windows phone still not getting a lot of love but with future powerfull devices it will start to get some attention.

Now whe just wait.
Nah the bootloaders are too locked down and incompatible for that to happen.

I'll just have to wait for something truly remarkable to come out of a manufacturer. I really wish Nokia had not partnered with Microsoft.

roxxette
Sep 25, 2012, 01:35 PM
Calidude i dont know, honestly i feel very attracted to windows phone for a while now and specially to the lumia 920 lately :) if i ditch my 4s i will give windows phone a try first i think Nokia deserves my money :p after that if im not pleased with my limited experience with android i allready know i will like it.

cube
Sep 25, 2012, 01:41 PM
I am waiting for a 720p Android with removable battery, microSDXC slot, and global 3G at a good price.

If it only has 1GiB RAM it should cost less than $300 unsubsidised.

THE JUICEMAN
Sep 25, 2012, 01:57 PM
Calidude i dont know, honestly i feel very attracted to windows phone for a while now and specially to the lumia 920 lately :) if i ditch my 4s i will give windows phone a try first i think Nokia deserves my money :p after that if im not pleased with my limited experience with android i allready know i will like it.

Get out of my head! No seriously these are my exact thoughts as well. Waiting for the Lumia 920. They need to hurry up.

roxxette
Sep 25, 2012, 02:03 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/26/y6a2ynaj.jpg

intervenient
Sep 25, 2012, 05:08 PM
I just want the new Nexus to be a middle ground between the cheap and plastic Galaxy model, and the fragile yet, beautiful iPhone 5. 4.3 inch screen would be perfect. I'd like a lot of colors too, but that likely won't happen.

And to be released before my 30 days on my iPhone 5 purchase date :D

Oohara
Sep 25, 2012, 05:27 PM
http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-II-Review_id3134#1-

Note 2 review, check out the lengthy and very good video review too. This thing is making me drool...looks almost good enough that I could get used to the flaky design and the SAMSUNG on the front...

onthecouchagain
Sep 25, 2012, 08:31 PM
I've been sort of put off LG ever since I owned this:

Image (http://www.tic-tok.net/store/product_images/h/179/lg_dare__24049_zoom.jpg)

Good enough, I suppose, back in the day...


Have you seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeP2d6YuGlc

The whole idea of giving LG a chance is to look forward, not backward ;)

onthecouchagain
Sep 25, 2012, 09:08 PM
Dang. So no one has any opinions regarding my speculation of the minor spec-bumped GN2 replacing the current GN to maintain the same or close to the same entry price point. While LG (or Sony or whoever) designs the beefier Nexus 2012 device for the usual $500?

I thought that'd generate a lot more discussion and speculation. -_-'

3bs
Sep 25, 2012, 09:18 PM
Dang. So no one has any opinions regarding my speculation of the minor spec-bumped GN2 replacing the current GN to maintain the same or close to the same entry price point. While LG (or Sony or whoever) designs the beefier Nexus 2012 device for the usual $500?

I thought that'd generate a lot more discussion and speculation. -_-'

If I had the choice between those 3 I would most likely go with the Samsung GNex 2. I'd have to have a look at the others and see if I like the design and if they're not too big (less than 4.8").

onthecouchagain
Sep 30, 2012, 07:03 PM
Rumor: Next Nexus coming in 30 days.

http://androidandme.com/2012/09/news/rumor-next-nexus-phone-with-new-android-release-coming-in-the-next-30-days/

onthecouchagain
Sep 30, 2012, 10:39 PM
I'm becoming more and more convinced LG should be making the next Nexus. Check out their new battery technology that's in the Optimus G: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Q8E5dzyxg

aznguyen316
Oct 1, 2012, 09:13 AM
Was interested to see what the Razr Maxx HD had in store and saw this story come up from a couple sites:

Possibly delays: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/10/motorola-droid-razr-hd-and-razr-maxx-hd-reportedly-delayed-due-to-antenna-issues/

cynics
Oct 1, 2012, 03:16 PM
Dang. So no one has any opinions regarding my speculation of the minor spec-bumped GN2 replacing the current GN to maintain the same or close to the same entry price point. While LG (or Sony or whoever) designs the beefier Nexus 2012 device for the usual $500?

I thought that'd generate a lot more discussion and speculation. -_-'

I don't see a new version of Android coming out anytime soon so a totally new dev phone (nexus) is pointless. But a spec bump on the current GN would make sense so people could still enjoy vanilla android and at the same time not have an outdated phone.

LIVEFRMNYC
Oct 1, 2012, 06:03 PM
Here are my opinions:

SAMSUNG - This is the most likely manufacturers whether it's one or three or five. And it makes sense. But, I'm not convinced Samsung will be able to deliver a device with premium materials and builds. It could be just a spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus, or something very similar to the GSIII but with a bit of a curve that they've been known to do for the Nexus line. If they went with Samsung, I wouldn't be unhappy per se, but really hoping for Samsung to deliver more in terms of build quality.

As long as Samsung doesn't add it's yucky apps.



HTC - These guys are a hit or miss. I'm 50/50 about them. On one hand, they make decent looking devices (I actually think the HTC One X is overrated, a bit ugly and clunky looking) and have great displays. On the other hand, their insistence on putting the power/sleep button on top annoys me to no end. It makes the device horrible to use, reaching so far up for that power/sleep button. It's a deal breaker, in my opinion. Plus, nearly every device they've put out has had battery horror stories, so I just don't trust them anymore.



Besides the poor battery reputation, HTC has a history of making great smartphones. But one thing I absolutely hate about HTC is they have a habit of making the perfect smartphone minus the one huge spec that I always need. Whether it's missing a radio band, external memory, too little memory, or whatever. They always seem to exclude the one thing I want which makes me not purchase. This has been my experience with HTC since the Windows Mobile days.

The Robot Cow
Oct 1, 2012, 09:58 PM
There will be a new version of Android, but its not going to be a major release but a point release. like 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3. So its rumored to keep the jelly bean name and be 4.2.
If its only a spec bump from the galazy nexus, i'll be going with either the nokia lumia 920 or iphone 5. I'll still keep my nexus to mess around with. Nokia and Microsoft need to HURRY UP!! haha

onthecouchagain
Oct 1, 2012, 11:18 PM
Multiple sources (2 of which AndroidandMe claim are reliable) support the rumor that there will be a Optimus Nexus based on the LG Optimus G.

There's decent evidence (spec sheet, photos taken) that the GN2 is a minor spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus.

The only rumor that doesn't have as much weight is the HTC Nexus 5.

But, if you believe the "5 Nexus" devices in 2012 rumor then it does add perfectly with the Nexus 7 and Q.

I really think this will be the full line up:

Nexus 7 - ASUS made 7" tablet.

Nexus 5 - HTC made 5" phablet

Optimus Nexus - LG made 4.7" smartphone with high-end specs.

Galaxy Nexus 2 - Samsung made spec-bumped Galaxy Nexus, maintaining entry-price of $350-399.


Everyone is happy. C'mon, Google.

EDIT: I guess it's possible there will be a Nexus 10 too. Something's gotta get bumped then.... :T

TM WAZZA
Oct 2, 2012, 02:56 AM
I want a Next Nexus phone but please be HTC.

onthecouchagain
Oct 2, 2012, 07:16 AM
I want a Next Nexus phone but please be HTC.

HTC phones are overrated. They typically package it with a too-small battery, and the wake/sleep button is always at the top. For devices as large as 4.6-4.8", a wake/sleep button at the top is horribly cumbersome to use. It's an absolute deal breaker.

LG has the better battery technology, as good (if not better) screen tech, and is smart enough to realize a phone that large should have all its buttons on the sides.

onthecouchagain
Oct 3, 2012, 11:55 PM
Snap: http://androidandme.com/2012/10/news/rumor-nexus-program-to-see-huge-changes-lg-optimus-g-nexus-coming-in-november/

LG Optimus Nexus looking more and more real.

Also: "As previously reported, the whole flagship smartphone concept for the Nexus program is a thing of the past. Any manufacturer can release phones as part of the Nexus program, but they must adhere to strict standards.

In order to qualify for the Nexus program handset manufacturers must use stock Android and 64 MB of secure memory for media streaming. Custom UI skins will be allowed as part of a new “customization center”. There are additional hardware requirements that are needed to make sure the devices will support Android 5.0, which is scheduled to arrive by fall 2013."

I'm still not sure this is the best thing for the Nexus line (and especially "Customization Center" which will allow users to switch between stock Android and the respective manufacturer's own skin.)... but also can't deny this is all very exciting. A lot more to read in the link.

Oohara
Oct 4, 2012, 02:34 PM
Snap: http://androidandme.com/2012/10/news/rumor-nexus-program-to-see-huge-changes-lg-optimus-g-nexus-coming-in-november/

LG Optimus Nexus looking more and more real.

Also: "As previously reported, the whole flagship smartphone concept for the Nexus program is a thing of the past. Any manufacturer can release phones as part of the Nexus program, but they must adhere to strict standards.

In order to qualify for the Nexus program handset manufacturers must use stock Android and 64 MB of secure memory for media streaming. Custom UI skins will be allowed as part of a new “customization center”. There are additional hardware requirements that are needed to make sure the devices will support Android 5.0, which is scheduled to arrive by fall 2013."

I'm still not sure this is the best thing for the Nexus line (and especially "Customization Center" which will allow users to switch between stock Android and the respective manufacturer's own skin.)... but also can't deny this is all very exciting. A lot more to read in the link.

...aaaand yet more real:

http://androidandme.com/2012/10/smartphones-2/first-hands-on-report-of-the-lg-optimus-g-nexus/

“I can confirm the next nexus is LG Optimus based. The phone looks surprisingly like the Galaxy Nexus and does not have sharp corners like the LG Optimus we already know. It has a silver’ring like the iPhone 3G around the outer edge of the screen which seemed to be similar to the Galaxy Nexus in size but was much better in brightness.

Bolded part makes me especially giddy. Not sure if that "silver ring" will look good though, but I sure am happy the phone doesn't feature that typical LG look.

Who knows if it's true at all of course but...oh what the hell, I'll just go right ahead and start getting my hopes up :D

onthecouchagain
Oct 4, 2012, 02:42 PM
Yeah, if true, thank god it doesn't look like the LG Optimus G.

Still think the name is ridiculous though, "LG Optimus G Nexus". That's one G too many.

mcman77
Oct 5, 2012, 08:36 PM
I was very excited about the optimus G, but looking at the locked bootloaders that LG goes by is a put off since LG has a rep for late updates.

Then came the rumors about the optimus nexus, very excited again but sadly disappointed by the 8mp camera...if there is a 13mp why not go with that? even though that was not great so I can only imagine how disappointed i'd be with the 8mp. Its not the same 8mp on other smartphones...

On top of all that adding the 16gb max helped me make my choice easily.

Guess I might have to go with no nexus phone if this is their standards set for manufacturers to build nexus phones.

I know no micro-sd cards must be one them. Very contradictory of Google with their freedom of choice. So now we can buy any brand nexus from different manufactures but they'll all be specd the same :rolleyes:

That's like apple saying; you can buy the iphone in any colour you want. Pick black or white lol

Vegastouch
Oct 5, 2012, 09:08 PM
I was very excited about the optimus G, but looking at the locked bootloaders that LG goes by is a put off since LG has a rep for late updates.

Then came the rumors about the optimus nexus, very excited again but sadly disappointed by the 8mp camera...if there is a 13mp why not go with that? even though that was not great so I can only imagine how disappointed i'd be with the 8mp. Its not the same 8mp on other smartphones...

On top of all that adding the 16gb max helped me make my choice easily.

Guess I might have to go with no nexus phone if this is their standards set for manufacturers to build nexus phones.

I know no micro-sd cards must be one them. Very contradictory of Google with their freedom of choice. So now we can buy any brand nexus from different manufactures but they'll all be specd the same :rolleyes:

That's like apple saying; you can buy the iphone in any colour you want. Pick black or white lol

The Nexus has always been a developer phone and it hasnt had the best specs so this isnt a surprise. Google isnt holding back. It is staying teh course for the phone but since it has been popular, i was thinking maybe they would make it a little better this time around.

Im fine with a 8mp camera myself and i want a micro SD slot which it hasnt had. Hoping one of them gets one this time around but it hasnt been one of the features. If not i wont get one unless it comes with at least 32 GB of memory.

BoxerGT2.5
Oct 6, 2012, 01:50 PM
HTC One X+

Best screen out there (4.7in), Quadcore LTE, 64GB, 2100mAh batter.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 6, 2012, 03:09 PM
HTC One X+

Best screen out there (4.7in), Quadcore LTE, 64GB, 2100mAh batter.

True this is nice. Are you okay with sense? Because I am not. And I shy away from that power button up top. But then again I wonder if I could reach the one on the side of this LG...

BoxerGT2.5
Oct 6, 2012, 03:16 PM
True this is nice. Are you okay with sense? Because I am not. And I shy away from that power button up top. But then again I wonder if I could reach the one on the side of this LG...


Sense 4.1 is pretty nice, they cleaned up the multitasking and brought back the quick settings menu. The power button on the top doesn't bother me much, but anytime I go from using an iPhone for awhile to another phone I always find myself going for a non-existent home button. lol

wonderspark
Oct 6, 2012, 03:43 PM
HTC phones are overrated. They typically package it with a too-small battery, and the wake/sleep button is always at the top. For devices as large as 4.6-4.8", a wake/sleep button at the top is horribly cumbersome to use. It's an absolute deal breaker.

LG has the better battery technology, as good (if not better) screen tech, and is smart enough to realize a phone that large should have all its buttons on the sides.
Gotta agree with the wake button on top being lame. I love the quality of my HTC, but I really wish I could wake it with a button under my thumb. I've gotten skilled at waking the phone with my index finger, and thus I can use the phone with one hand pretty well, but it was annoying at first, coming from the iPhone.

On the whole, I really like HTC overall... but I really think my next phone will be the Note 2, unless something better comes out first.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 6, 2012, 03:49 PM
Sense 4.1 is pretty nice, they cleaned up the multitasking and brought back the quick settings menu. The power button on the top doesn't bother me much, but anytime I go from using an iPhone for awhile to another phone I always find myself going for a non-existent home button. lol

Okay I'll have to check out the new sense. And lol I think we all have phantom home button syndrome after leaving iPhone.

nick_elt
Oct 6, 2012, 05:24 PM
HTC One X+

Best screen out there (4.7in), Quadcore LTE, 64GB, 2100mAh batter.

Cancelled my iphone 4 this.

mcman77
Oct 6, 2012, 05:29 PM
Im fine with a 8mp camera myself and i want a micro SD slot which it hasnt had. Hoping one of them gets one this time around but it hasnt been one of the features. If not i wont get one unless it comes with at least 32 GB of memory.

If the 8mp was the same as the GS3 then I wouldn't have a problem, but all these things adding up just doesn't attract me :( I will admit I got caught up in the hype.

but I really think my next phone will be the Note 2, unless something better comes out first.

You just have to see the note2 in person, it is very very nice, it is big but for some reason it doesn't feel big. The ergonomics on the phone are great, probably what makes it feel smaller tbh. Fits in pockets just fine, front pockets (not baggy trousers) including other crap in my pockets.

This might be my next phone.

Only 2 downsides for me personally.

1. Cortex a15 is just round the corner!

2. Head phone jack up top is a pain cause I always put my phone 'head-first' in my pocket. Now i'll have to switch...

Edit: there are loads of pros by the way, I was just being picky and if the two points above didn't exist, this would defo be the phone for me by miles

After playing around with the note2 I do think it is the phone of 2012. Oh and also had a look the iphone5, very nice too (very light!) but not for me I dont think.

GroundLoop
Oct 6, 2012, 07:44 PM
My big concern is that there are very few flagship phones (that I know of) coming to Verizon. This is true not only for Android, but also Windows Phone 8. I am tied to Verizon as my entire family (immediate and extended) is on the network. It looks like the best thta I am going to be able to do is the SGS3.

Does anyone know of anything worth waiting for coming out on Verizon?

GL

Edit: after taking a closer look at the galaxy note 2, I am starting to think that this will be my next phone. Size shouldn't be a problem as I am 6'5" and have huge hands. Looking forward to the announcement at the end of the month.

Vegastouch
Oct 6, 2012, 10:50 PM
My big concern is that there are very few flagship phones (that I know of) coming to Verizon. This is true not only for Android, but also Windows Phone 8. I am tied to Verizon as my entire family (immediate and extended) is on the network. It looks like the best thta I am going to be able to do is the SGS3.

Does anyone know of anything worth waiting for coming out on Verizon?

GL

Edit: after taking a closer look at the galaxy note 2, I am starting to think that this will be my next phone. Size shouldn't be a problem as I am 6'5" and have huge hands. Looking forward to the announcement at the end of the month.

Verizon is too expensive and it isnt a GSM network so i will never go with them.

GroundLoop
Oct 6, 2012, 10:57 PM
Verizon is too expensive and it isnt a GSM network so i will never go with them.

T-mobile and sprint terrible here...and AT&T and Verizon are basically the same price for the plan my family needs. Verizon has far fewer dropped calls in Orlando and their LTE network is much better here. So, for now, Verizon is the best choice for my situation.

GL

3bs
Oct 10, 2012, 12:13 AM
Apparently a 4" Galaxy S3 is coming out tomorrow in Germany.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/10/3482218/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-4-inch-jk-shin

Stuntman06
Oct 10, 2012, 02:54 PM
I'm keeping my eyes open for a landscape keyboard slider phone that I can use on Bell. I'm beginning to really hate touch screen keyboards. I know T-Mobile has the keyboard slider version of the SGS3. LG is supposed to be coming out with one, too.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 11, 2012, 07:13 AM
Very clear photos of the LG Nexus. Several more at the link. It is really starting to grow on me.

4http://content.onliner.by/news/2012/10/default/1bf2f959a96fa2fa8846b31409dbe959_1349949799.jpg

http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/11/lg-google-nexus-3/

3bs
Oct 11, 2012, 09:17 AM
Very clear photos of the LG Nexus. Several more at the link. It is really starting to grow on me.

4Image (http://content.onliner.by/news/2012/10/default/1bf2f959a96fa2fa8846b31409dbe959_1349949799.jpg)

http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/11/lg-google-nexus-3/

Me too but 8GB of storage only and no mention of an SD card slot :confused:

Oohara
Oct 11, 2012, 09:56 AM
http://androidandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lg-nexus-4-4-630x574.jpg

Sorry I just had to post another one because this thing is so freaking beautiful. Finally build quality & design to rival the iPhone. I'm so sold.

Won't have any type of removable storage I'm sure, but no deal breaker for me. 8gb of storage is tough...but it seems just too little. Would be utterly strange if they stick to that for the actual product. Hopefully it's just on the prototype.

Can't wait, honestly.

3bs
Oct 11, 2012, 10:06 AM
Image (http://androidandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lg-nexus-4-4-630x574.jpg)

Sorry I just had to post another one because this thing is so freaking beautiful. Finally build quality & design to rival the iPhone. I'm so sold.

Won't have any type of removable storage I'm sure, but no deal breaker for me. 8gb of storage is tough...but it seems just too little. Would be utterly strange if they stick to that for the actual product. Hopefully it's just on the prototype.

Can't wait, honestly.

I really hope so. There's no way I'll get this if it's only got 8GB of storage.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 11, 2012, 10:21 AM
Me too but 8GB of storage only and no mention of an SD card slot :confused:

I'm hoping that's just preproduction storage. Really, hoping lol But 16GB is plenty for me.

3bs
Oct 11, 2012, 10:51 AM
I'm hoping that's just preproduction storage. Really, hoping lol But 16GB is plenty for me.

It would be an insane move to go with only 8GB so you're probably right. I like to have my music on my phone locally and that alone is 8.1GB. Other than that the next biggest thing is the nandroid backups I do and titanium backup files. I think I can make do with 16GB as long as it's not the same as the S3 where only like 11 or 12GB is user accessible.

onthecouchagain
Oct 11, 2012, 12:44 PM
I'm liking the design a lot. Factors for me to upgrade from GN:

Camera - I'm hoping the camera delivers. There was a report recently of leaked pics taken from the LG Nexus and they were pretty disappointing.

Storage size - I'm hoping the talks of how 8GB is just for testing is true. 8GB would be plain embarrassing at this point. I'm hoping for 16GB and 32GB out of the gate.

Price - Hope it comes in at a good price, but I don't see how they can price it any lower than what we've been seeing around lately ($500-600 range). Honestly, I love my GN and aside from the camera, I can live with it until either the price drops.

Everything else sounds and looks fantastic.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 11, 2012, 12:54 PM
now im really sold! this looks like a sexy beast! 360 degree view. YUM

http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/11/google-nexus-4

onthecouchagain
Oct 11, 2012, 01:04 PM
now im really sold! this looks like a sexy beast! 360 degree view. YUM

http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/11/google-nexus-4


It really is a thing of beauty. As someone else mentioned, it does remind me of the BB Bold 9000.

Google is line to hit this out of the ballpark. Just have to have a few other things in place...

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 11, 2012, 06:09 PM
So I just left my local AT&T store. I'm so glad I went. I definitely solidified that I want android. Windows phone is too limiting for me.

Next I determined I don't want an HTC unless its a nexus. Sense really bothers me and launchers don't remove enough of sense for me.

Lastly I picked up some cheap random LG android phone. And surprisingly.....IT FELT GREAT! I actually had a resemblance to the rumored LG Nexus. Had the same shiny textured look like the new Nexus as well as the silver ring around the front. It felt solid and premium with a good weight to it. I liked the build quality a lot. Maybe even more than the One X. I like some weight in my devices. I just thought I would share because a lot of people are dissapointed in LG being picked for the Nexus and how it looks.

tbayrgs
Oct 11, 2012, 07:46 PM
It really is a thing of beauty. As someone else mentioned, it does remind me of the BB Bold 9000.

Google is line to hit this out of the ballpark. Just have to have a few other things in place...

Like the rumors that it will only have 8 or 16 GB of onboard memory and no expandable memory? Hope it's not true because that'll be a deal breaker, at least for me. I also agree, very good looking, so close to being a great device...

3bs
Oct 11, 2012, 07:54 PM
I guess we'll have to wait and see what the Russians say tomorrow http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/11/google-nexus-4

Vegastouch
Oct 11, 2012, 10:34 PM
Like the rumors that it will only have 8 or 16 GB of onboard memory and no expandable memory? Hope it's not true because that'll be a deal breaker, at least for me. I also agree, very good looking, so close to being a great device...

Deal breaker for me as well. If no Micro slot, it needs to have 32 GB on board for me to buy it.

doomfront
Oct 11, 2012, 11:40 PM
Image (http://androidandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lg-nexus-4-4-630x574.jpg)

Sorry I just had to post another one because this thing is so freaking beautiful. Finally build quality & design to rival the iPhone. I'm so sold.

Won't have any type of removable storage I'm sure, but no deal breaker for me. 8gb of storage is tough...but it seems just too little. Would be utterly strange if they stick to that for the actual product. Hopefully it's just on the prototype.

Can't wait, honestly.

How does that look any different than the GNex that's out already?

But yeah I think this phone is going fail. Nothing really stands out about it, and then you add in the fact that most people hate LG. Don't see this doing well at all

onthecouchagain
Oct 11, 2012, 11:57 PM
I'm looking for 32GB out of the bat too. 16GB is too little, IMO, nowadays. 8GB would be a joke. THe only way I can see 8GB being true is if Google is offering that at an extremely affordable entry price.

Either way, I'm not convinced I'd upgrade right away (nor do I have the need to right away). Really hoping the camera is amazing first and foremost. Then we'll see.

Maybe there'll be a price drop early next year. That's when I may commit.

Oohara
Oct 12, 2012, 11:14 AM
How does that look any different than the GNex that's out already?

But yeah I think this phone is going fail. Nothing really stands out about it, and then you add in the fact that most people hate LG. Don't see this doing well at all

On the front, obviously not much. Which is a good thing imo, since I love the design of the GNex and was hoping they wouldn't stray too far from it with the next Nexus phone. And the addition of the metal (I hope) rim is tasteful and adds to the quality feel of the phone.

The back, which was horribly ugly on the GNex, looks completely different. Looks like a much more solid build quality, which is exactly where the GNex failed. All in all, looks wise, an updated version of the GNex with the changes in all the right places = best looking Android phone to date.

As for LG making them, as long as the phone is good I don't give crap about who's made it. It should be especially irrelevant with a Nexus product. Android Central just published a very good article on that particular issue btw: http://www.androidcentral.com/brand-loyalty-and-blind-hate
(http://www.androidcentral.com/brand-loyalty-and-blind-hate)

3bs
Oct 12, 2012, 11:36 AM
On the front, obviously not much. Which is a good thing imo, since I love the design of the GNex and was hoping they wouldn't stray too far from it with the next Nexus phone. And the addition of the metal (I hope) rim is tasteful and adds to the quality feel of the phone.

The back, which was horribly ugly on the GNex, looks completely different. Looks like a much more solid build quality, which is exactly where the GNex failed. All in all, looks wise, an updated version of the GNex with the changes in all the right places = best looking Android phone to date.

As for LG making them, as long as the phone is good I don't give crap about who's made it. It should be especially irrelevant with a Nexus product. Android Central just published a very good article on that particular issue btw: http://www.androidcentral.com/brand-loyalty-and-blind-hate
(http://www.androidcentral.com/brand-loyalty-and-blind-hate)

He makes a good point. I was also disappointed when I heard the next Nexus might be made my LG but I'm starting to like the phone and if the reviews are good and I like it when I see in store then screw it I'm getting one :p (as long as it's not 8GB internal only..)

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 02:41 PM
very nice looking phone. I unlike many, actually like the pattern on the back.

But I won't be opting for this phone, just too many let downs, especially when there are phones that offer more for the same / better price.

- mediocre/less than mediocre camera
- limited storage
- 720p screen is good but why is the optimus G a 768?

I can't get a phone just for looks nor can I get one just cause it receives updates first when it is lacking in other areas.

Google is a software company...why are they being greedy and trying to maximise profits in the phone industry!!

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 12, 2012, 04:04 PM
very nice looking phone. I unlike many, actually like the pattern on the back.

But I won't be opting for this phone, just too many let downs, especially when there are phones that offer more for the same / better price.

- mediocre/less than mediocre camera
- limited storage
- 720p screen is good but why is the optimus G a 768?

I can't get a phone just for looks nor can I get one just cause it receives updates first when it is lacking in other areas.

Google is a software company...why are they being greedy and trying to maximise profits in the phone industry!!

Not trying to be an a$$ but how do you know how good the camera is? This is a pre production unit? Same for the storage? And does 768 vs 720 resolution make any difference? (Serious question to everyone)

onthecouchagain
Oct 12, 2012, 06:17 PM
Considering there are zero leaks of the Galaxy Nexus 2, Xperia Nexus, or any other Nexus device, is the "multiple" Nexus smartphone rumor dead?

Didn't a Googler also say "lol" to a majority of the recent Nexus-rumors too, that included Google opening up the Nexus program to all manufacturers?

I'm not upset by this. I've always been skeptical whether that's the route the Nexus line should take, as I think it might dilute the whole idea behind the Nexus.

I guess one can still make the case that the 5 Nexus device encapsulates the Nexus 7, Q, LG Nexus, the Nexus 10 and... I don't know. What would be the 5th thing?

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 11:51 PM
Not trying to be an a$$ but how do you know how good the camera is? This is a pre production unit? Same for the storage? And does 768 vs 720 resolution make any difference? (Serious question to everyone)

Well looking at current 8MP shots by LG phones I can see that they are nowhere near as good as other 8MP lens out there.

And seeing as they have dumped some money into their new 13MP design/development I think its safe to say that the 8mp is the same as previous devices.

Here is the optimus G with a 13mp camera http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_g-review-818p7.php

You might not be disappointed but it depends on your expectations. Many reviews mock the camera on older LG phones.

768 x 720, nope no difference to me....all it does is prove that Google is cutting even more corners, probably to maximise profits.

Considering there are zero leaks of the Galaxy Nexus 2, Xperia Nexus, or any other Nexus device, is the "multiple" Nexus smartphone rumor dead?

Didn't a Googler also say "lol" to a majority of the recent Nexus-rumors too, that included Google opening up the Nexus program to all manufacturers?

Nope not dead, well maybe....I thought Google went public with the, 'Anyone can produce a nexus phone as long as they meet the guidelines'.

About these guidelines, I wonder how much Google is charging manufacturers for producing nexus devices? I remember Sony turned them down last time round.

Yes an Android Engineer did comment on someones blog but that was regarding 4.2 features. I'll try find the link if you want.

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 11:54 PM
double post

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 PM
triple post

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 11:57 PM
quad post

mcman77
Oct 12, 2012, 11:59 PM
....

nba1341
Oct 13, 2012, 12:35 AM
Not trying to be an a$$ but how do you know how good the camera is? This is a pre production unit? Same for the storage? And does 768 vs 720 resolution make any difference? (Serious question to everyone)

Um no its just because the dimensions of the phone are wider

5:3 aspect ratio versus 16:9

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 13, 2012, 09:05 AM
Well looking at current 8MP shots by LG phones I can see that they are nowhere near as good as other 8MP lens out there.

And seeing as they have dumped some money into their new 13MP design/development I think its safe to say that the 8mp is the same as previous devices.
Here is the optimus G with a 13mp camera http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_g-review-818p7.php

You might not be disappointed but it depends on your expectations. Many reviews mock the camera on older LG phones.
.

Unfortunately, you may be right. They were dissapointed with battery life too.
:-(

http://m.cnet.com/reviews/lg-optimus-g-the-quad-core-powerhouse-that-falls-just-short/35477689

onthecouchagain
Oct 13, 2012, 01:33 PM
Unfortunately, you may be right. They were dissapointed with battery life too.
:-(

http://m.cnet.com/reviews/lg-optimus-g-the-quad-core-powerhouse-that-falls-just-short/35477689


That does not bode well for the LG Nexus' camera. If it turns out to be true, it'll continue the Nexus tradition of a lacking camera. Utterly stupid, if true.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 13, 2012, 05:10 PM
That does not bode well for the LG Nexus' camera. If it turns out to be true, it'll continue the Nexus tradition of a lacking camera. Utterly stupid, if true.

Yea the battery is what concerns me the most about their review. Maybe it's the LG skin causing issues.

F123D
Oct 18, 2012, 01:41 AM
With the announcements and upcoming announcements of so many new phones, just wondering what everyone is planning on getting in the next month or two.

Still #1 on my list is the Note II,
#2 Upcoming Nexus phone (or one of the many nexus phones?)
#3 HTC One X+

I'd be interested in the HTC One X5 / Incredible but since I'm on AT&T, that's not an option.

GroundLoop
Oct 18, 2012, 07:15 AM
With the announcements and upcoming announcements of so many new phones, just wondering what everyone is planning on getting in the next month or two.

Still #1 on my list is the Note II,
#2 Upcoming Nexus phone (or one of the many nexus phones?)
#3 HTC One X+

I'd be interested in the HTC One X5 / Incredible but since I'm on AT&T, that's not an option.

This is very close to my list:

1: Samsung Galaxy Note II
2: HTC Droid Incredible X (or Nexus equivalent) - assuming it is like the HTC J Butterfly
3: Non-LG Nexus phone (depending on what is announced on the Oct. 29th)
4: I will also check out any flagship Windows Phone 8 on Verizon (but it looks like AT&T is getting most of those)

GL

3bs
Oct 18, 2012, 07:21 AM
With the announcements and upcoming announcements of so many new phones, just wondering what everyone is planning on getting in the next month or two.

Still #1 on my list is the Note II,
#2 Upcoming Nexus phone (or one of the many nexus phones?)
#3 HTC One X+

I'd be interested in the HTC One X5 / Incredible but since I'm on AT&T, that's not an option.

1- LG Nexus depending on battery life and storage options (16GB and above and I'll get it)
2- Stick to my international Galaxy S3.

onthecouchagain
Oct 18, 2012, 07:59 AM
Maybe:

Nexus 4.
Retina Macbook Pro 13" :)

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 18, 2012, 09:05 AM
This is very close to my list:

1: Samsung Galaxy Note II
2: HTC Droid Incredible X (or Nexus equivalent) - assuming it is like the HTC J Butterfly
3: Non-LG Nexus phone (depending on what is announced on the Oct. 29th)
4: I will also check out any flagship Windows Phone 8 on Verizon (but it looks like AT&T is getting most of those)

GL

Can I ask what's wrong with LG?

tbayrgs
Oct 18, 2012, 01:01 PM
With the announcements and upcoming announcements of so many new phones, just wondering what everyone is planning on getting in the next month or two.

Still #1 on my list is the Note II,
#2 Upcoming Nexus phone (or one of the many nexus phones?)
#3 HTC One X+

I'd be interested in the HTC One X5 / Incredible but since I'm on AT&T, that's not an option.

Nothing specific yet. That being said, I'm considering some or all of the following:

1) Nokia Lumia 920 - really need to see it/test it in person but so far really like the hardware and enjoyed using WP 7.5 previously.

2) New Nexus phone - if I'm underwhelmed by the Nokia, I'll also consider a new Nexus phone. The problem is that I'm not pleased with some aspects of the rumored LG (no LTE, limited memory with no expansion) so this really is dependent on what I think of the Nokia and what Google announces on the 29th.

3) iPad mini (or two) - these would be for my kids and also depends on what Apple announces next week, primarily price.

steviewhy
Oct 18, 2012, 01:09 PM
I'll probably get the Note 2 or next Nexus depending on what's announced on the October 29th.

GroundLoop
Oct 18, 2012, 01:21 PM
Can I ask what's wrong with LG?

If the rumors are true (which I think they are), the following two items make the LG Nexus a non-starter for me:

1: Small, non-removable battery: 2,100mAh (I think that LTE and the S4 Pro will burn through this battery too fast)
2: Minimal storage with no SD expansion slot: 8GB (Inexcusable in this day and age)

GL

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 18, 2012, 01:24 PM
If the rumors are true (which I think they are), the following two items make the LG Nexus a non-starter for me:

1: Small, non-removable battery: 2,100mAh (I think that LTE and the S4 Pro will burn through this battery too fast)
2: Minimal storage with no SD expansion slot: 8GB (Inexcusable in this day and age)

GL

Oooh, you were not saying you wouldn't buy it because of the LG brand. You were saying because of some of the aspects of the phone. Gotcha.

GroundLoop
Oct 18, 2012, 01:37 PM
Oooh, you were not saying you wouldn't buy it because of the LG brand. You were saying because of some of the aspects of the phone. Gotcha.

No, I am brand independent. I go with the tool that best fits my needs. And based on what we know to date, the LG Nexus will not meet my needs. My ultimate phone would be a Samsung Galaxy Note II, with the Droid RAZR Maxx battery, a S4 Pro Quad processor, and a 5.5" 1080p screen (I think only the 5" is in production). I know that is asking for a lot, but what can I say, I am greedy. ;)

Edit: If there is a nexus based on the HTC J Butterfly, it'll be a very tough decision between that and the Galaxy Note II

GL

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 18, 2012, 02:23 PM
No, I am brand independent. I go with the tool that best fits my needs. And based on what we know to date, the LG Nexus will not meet my needs. My ultimate phone would be a Samsung Galaxy Note II, with the Droid RAZR Maxx battery, a S4 Pro Quad processor, and a 5.5" 1080p screen (I think only the 5" is in production). I know that is asking for a lot, but what can I say, I am greedy. ;)

Edit: If there is a nexus based on the HTC J Butterfly, it'll be a very tough decision between that and the Galaxy Note II

GL

Cool. You may get that wish list one day. Just not today Lol. I'm still worried 5.5" screen might be a little too much. 5" seems more reasonable. I'm hoping 4.7" won't be a problem. (I have big hands anyway)

GroundLoop
Oct 18, 2012, 02:54 PM
Cool. You may get that wish list one day. Just not today Lol. I'm still worried 5.5" screen might be a little too much. 5" seems more reasonable. I'm hoping 4.7" won't be a problem. (I have big hands anyway)

Now if this phone would ever come to Verizon, I would have to change my pants...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Oppo-Find-5-one-ups-the-HTC-J-Butterfly-with-a-5-1080-screen-in-a-6.9mm-chassis-yours-for-478_id35681#3-

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
1.5 GHz quad-core CPU
5-inch Full HD 1080×1920 IPS display
12 megapixel CMOS camera
2GB of RAM,
32GB or 16GB of internal storage
6.9 mm thin
2500mAh battery
NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, LTE or 3G connectivity

Chances of that happening though, next to nil.

GL

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 18, 2012, 03:04 PM
Now if this phone would ever come to Verizon, I would have to change my pants...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Oppo-Find-5-one-ups-the-HTC-J-Butterfly-with-a-5-1080-screen-in-a-6.9mm-chassis-yours-for-478_id35681#3-

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
1.5 GHz quad-core CPU
5-inch Full HD 1080×1920 IPS display
12 megapixel CMOS camera
2GB of RAM,
32GB or 16GB of internal storage
6.9 mm thin
2500mAh battery
NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, LTE or 3G connectivity

Chances of that happening though, next to nil.

GL

Well damn. Lol

Oohara
Oct 18, 2012, 05:49 PM
Considering there are zero leaks of the Galaxy Nexus 2, Xperia Nexus, or any other Nexus device, is the "multiple" Nexus smartphone rumor dead?

Just twittered by Google:

Happy birthday +Galaxy Nexus, you were born one year ago, on October 18th. Soon you are going to meet your younger brother(s) ;)

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 18, 2012, 05:56 PM
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113238550815846424978/posts/4V2Q9FFVzUf


"October 29th. The game is on ladies and gentlemen.

Happy birthday +Galaxy Nexus, you were born one year ago, on October 18th. Soon you are going to meet your younger brother(s) ;)"



A great hint from the Galaxy nexus account. Maybe more than one after all.

Edit: Somone beat me to this post AND its not the official twitter account. Lol

Oohara
Oct 18, 2012, 06:00 PM
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/DX9EIP826wA/story01.htm

A great hint from the Galaxy nexus account. Maybe more than one after all.

Someone on XDA reminding that this was actually posted on an unofficial fan page, and Android Central just wiped their news bit about it XD

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113238550815846424978/posts