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Google is on your side folks!
Everything that gets complained about, I can't help but see as conscious decisions by Google to annoy and upset their customers.
BUT..... not so that they leave or buy other phones (honestly, how many Nexus phones does Google even sell anyways? The entire program is a flea's fart in the global smartphone market.)
Google wants you to get mad and make a stink..... with your current carriers. Why are they locking you in for multi-year contracts? Why is Verizon choosing to use proprietary technology that isn't compatible with any other carrier in the world, locking your phone to them. Why are carriers nickle and diming you on bandwith caps and throttling?
Google wants to show you that cloud storage CAN work..... if your carriers weren't blocking it's wider rollout. That your phone should be yours, and you should be able to switch carriers at will. That $115 for 2GB of data is a scam. That handset manufacturers are ripping you off by charging $700.
We're a small community in terms of total dollars spent, but we're vocal and we inform the media's debate on tech issues. We shouldn't be yelling at Google for not accommodating the bloodsucking carriers, but at those carriers for their restrictive business practices.
- 11-04-2012, 05:15 PM #2
Re: Google is on your side folks!
Delayed Android Updates
Missing Nexus Features
Increased cost for LTE
These compromise go against Nexus program and ruin Google's "Pure Android" experience. Google will eventually bring LTE to the Nexus line when whole world can enjoy how Google intended.
Android Updates straight from Google
"Pure Android" experience
All of this at a low price.
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Last edited by bunique4life05; 11-04-2012 at 05:49 PM.Google is for the people and by the people. Android is for the people and by the tech people. Nexus is for the geeks and by the geeks.
[Nexus (A) + the latest and greatest tech] < [Nexus (B) + the best proven and optimize tech]
Nexus (A) is less than Nexus (B)
Nexus (B) is greater than Nexus (A)
- 11-04-2012, 05:45 PM #3
Re: Google is on your side folks!
The foundation of the entire thing can be surmised in comparing it to the European market Vs. the US market. The bulk of US smartphone users simply don't know any better, all that they know (and that carriers love) is that just like us, they are all addicted.
The Nexus 4 is instantly obvious to those who know, the difference is, it's enticing to those who don't and maybe even enough so to educate them on the wireless industry a bit.
This small but vocal community is what got the ball rolling on Android in the first place, telling - no, showing our friends and families how awesome it is.
The carriers are afraid that the same thing could happen if people get hip to the fact that prepaid service is by no means generic, and start to migrate to those companies.
Granted at that point, the big 4 can just jack up the cost of their back haul license and screw us again, but the more people that are informed the better.
- 11-04-2012, 05:59 PM #4
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- 11-04-2012, 06:55 PM #6
Re: Google is on your side folks!a.k.a. RyZR from HoFo
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