General Buying a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. thoughts?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Orange Furball, Nov 12, 2012.

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    Orange Furball

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    Hello. I have started to get tired of this manufacturer bull crap with slow updates, though I flash ROMs, its still buggy and not always 100% working. I threw my Galaxy Note and HP TouchPad on eBay last night and they sold today. The Galaxy Note for $300 and the TouchPad for $100. I'm buying an 8GB Nexus 4 and a 16GB Nexus 7. I'll get a nexus 10 eventually if I see a need for it.

    Is anyone else doing the same thing? Is this a stupid idea?

    The biggest decision was 8GB or 16 GB for the Nexus 4. After checking how much space I use when I have all of my pictures and apps on my phone, I'm below 4GB. I stream music and videos so I don't see the need for the extra price of space. It'll be better anyway because I don't have $50 to just throw away. If I did I would just buy some accessories. I also gained $50 on my Galaxy Note because I only paid $250 on contract back in march, and I paid $100 for my touchpad around June. So I lost nothing while gaining tons of performance.

    So what are your thoughts on this decision?
     
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    I think its a smart decision but is only up to you to decide what you want not the next person. im hoping for midnight release tonight, i want the nexus 4 and 10
     
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    I hope I get paid by midnight so I can buy it at midnight :eek:

    I hope I can buy it around 3 or 4 tomorrow afternoon without them being out of stock :(

    Wish I had a credit card to use... it seems there doing a first come, first served release...
     
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    i hope stock isnt an issue. This thing has had some buzz behind it.
     
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    I'd come up with an alternate plan if you are in a pinch. Looks like it sold out in about 20 minutes after going on sale at the Australian Google Play Store.
     
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    I have no alternative! :banghead: this sucks. I'll be without a phone for weeks now...
     
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    sucky thing is its midnight release pst time, im centra ill be in rem sleep by then
     
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    There will probably be a limit per customer. 1? Maybe 2?
     
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    How about this for a s**** story. I called my mom (im only 16 and don't have a cc) and she said I can't use her credit card. I have $175 in PayPal and two people owe me a total of $400 which will be paid tomorrow. I explained that she would have the money tomorrow and she said no still. I then said I would have to use a credit card anyway as Google Play doesn't accept PayPal. She still said no. I would gladly set an alarm for midnight PST time (in on the east coast) and wake up and by it, then pay her back tomorrow, but she won't let me. I hung up, punched a wall, and smashed a keyboard (I have a -slight- anger problem)

    So now I will be without a phone for weeks. Again.

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    My only hope now is that people don't go for 8gb :fingerscrossed:
     
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    You won't regret it although you may want to get the 16gb nexus 4. I don't know if its the case with the nexus 4 but some devices slow down as the storage gets too close to full. I think you'll love the experience of a nexus device. The great thing is custom roms like cm and aokp are just as stable as stock on these unlike on other devices. I have been running cm as a daily on my galaxy nexus for almost a year now.
     
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    That's the highest my storage has ever got... that's with more than enough apps for me. I keep games on my tablet (in this case, the Nexus 7)
     
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    Manufacturers need to stop making 8GB devices. Even with an SD card slot, even with cloud access, it's just not enough for 90% of users.
     
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    Relax, you are in the US, not Australia. The Nexus 4 being limited to HSPA means no one on Verizon or Sprint will even bother with it and even many people on a GSM service will be put off it doesnt have LTE. I wouldnt worry about it selling out in the states.
     
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    Currently have a Nexus 7

    Will be buying a Nexus 4 (hopefully in December on not impulse buy tomorrow).

    Tired of HTC because they release 20 phones a year and pretty much stop supporting them months later. I would like a gs3 but way out of my budget
     
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    Currently have a 32gb nexus 7 that I'm returning today in anticipation of buying the ATT one with cellular. I'm not in love with Android, it's still a bit laggy and not as nice as iOS, but MUCH more customizable, but I'm still a noob with Android. The reason I have it is because I got sick of lugging around an ipad, the ipad mini isn't pocketable but the nexus is. I am seriously thinking of getting a 16gb nexus 4 to compliment it as well and get rid of my 4s.
     
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    Still says coming soon. Let's hope it stays that way till 4.
     
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    Turns out you may have been mistaken there, dude

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57...-4-already-sold-out-at-u.s-google-play-store/
     
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    Looks like I'm not getting either and I'm screwed out of a tablet and a phone. Wow eBay sucks.
     
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    ugahairydawgs

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    How exactly were you planning on buying this without access to a credit card?
     
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    Orange Furball

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    I have access I just need all the money first. Some people still didn't pay me so I didn't have all of it. I have a debit card, but my bank account doesn't have enough in it
     
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    Good luck with it all - word is that supplies will be trickling in, so you just need to keep trying. The N7 is clearly available and unlikely to sell out, so that's pretty much a sure thing. Good luck with the N4. It will happen... I just hope for you that it happens soon.
     
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    We have LTE in Australia, I was using it last night at the gym.
     
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    Welp I'm half way there. I got myself a Nexus 7 16GB. Im waiting for my pickup text from Walmart so I can go pick it up!

    Just got to get paid the rest so I can get my Nexus 4*!

    *when they're in stock that is.
     

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