Cheap Android phone for development?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ravenvii, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    I'm looking to buy an Android phone for app development.

    Criteria: unlocked, cheap ($200 or so), able to run the latest OS.

    Does such a creature exist?
     
  2. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    Check eBay for a Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus 4, those will be your best bets.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    I tried the Galaxy Nexus last year. Loved the screen, but unsure of how long Google will support it? Will it get 4.3?
     
  4. steviewhy macrumors regular

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    Yes it will get 4.3 soon OTA or you can download the image yourself now and install it.

    https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
     
  5. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend the Galaxy Nexus. It still receives instantaneous updates directly from Google.

    The Galaxy Nexus is upgradable to 4.3. Only the Nexus S is dropped from 4.2 and 4.3.
     

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