Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 73 of 73
Like Tree31Likes
  1. #51  
    evperry's Avatar

    Posts
    337 Posts
    Global Posts
    564 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Damn right. You hate to break it to forum guys but this phone is not a big deal in the real world. They might have underestimated the demand but this is no gs3 or iphone people.

    Personally I would be shocked I'd they sold 100k units.

    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    You guys are mistaking message-board-enthusiasm for real-world-enthusiasm. It's not a story, because 99.9% of the population never heard of the Nexus 4 and wouldn't care either way if they did.


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
  2. #52  
    Ziptied's Avatar
    Your Resident Googler

    Posts
    537 Posts
    Global Posts
    769 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by evperry View Post
    Damn right. You hate to break it to forum guys but this phone is not a big deal in the real world. They might have underestimated the demand but this is no gs3 or iphone people.

    Personally I would be shocked I'd they sold 100k units.





    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Everything I've seen seems to point to around 500k globally on launch day.
    Google it.
  3. #53  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziptied View Post
    Everything I've seen seems to point to around 500k globally on launch day.
    ... And how many units were in stock globally?
  4. #54  
    evperry's Avatar

    Posts
    337 Posts
    Global Posts
    564 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    That's a good thing if they sold that amount of units however that is still not a big deal. The GS3 is at like 30 million units or will be there by the end of the year and the iphone 5 will probably beat that number.

    That initial demand will drop off tremendously but hopefully it will grow with every subsequent release. Personally I think this phone is the best phone available but I don't think Samsung or Apple have anything to worry about.

    Amazon needs to get in the phone game to shake things up a bit like they did with the kindle fire. Even better Google should let Amazon handle the sales of this phone in addition to the play store. I think most people would pay a 20 dollar premium to know they would get the phone for sure and that the server would not crash on launch day. They needed to do a preorder type of thing so they know what the demand is in advance of launch day.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCube View Post
    ... And how many units were in stock globally?


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
  5. #55  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    For as much as I've defended google on this, they've totally been caught with their pants down now. I really don't get how a company whose specialty is Web based products has so much trouble with their site. If any company can handle massive traffic, Google can. And the wait times are becoming absurd. I can't even buy one for another month, what's it going to be "ships in 6-8 months"? I am wondering if lg is the problem here too, they probably don't have the supply chains Samsung does, Samsung can crank out production quicker just because of that fact.

    Overall at this point I just want google to come out and shed some light on wth is going on. Just type of a statement, send it to android Central or another android or tech news site.

    Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
  6. #56  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by STC09 View Post
    Speaking only for the US market, look at the proportion of the wireless market T-Mobile holds, then consider what proportion of that is actually interested in the N4.
    I know, selling out in under a half hour tells me nothing about this phone or interest in it...
    ~~~SANDSTONE BLACK 64GB ONEPLUS ONE~~~
    ~~~WHITE 32GB NEXUS 5~~~
  7. #57  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by andr0idralphie View Post
    I know, selling out in under a half hour tells me nothing about this phone or interest in it...
    All that shows is that Google underestimated the demand. It doesn't show that there is massive demand for it. Nexus phones are largely developer and geek/hobbyist phones. The masses generally do not purchase the Nexus phones. Look at the Galaxy Nexus: Samsung issued a statement in court that the phone represented about 0.5% of the smartphone market, which puts its sales at well below 1 million units. Compare that with the GSIII or the iPhone, which sell multiple millions apiece.

    That said, I think this Nexus will be the best selling one, but not anything that will make a huge dent in the overall smartphone market. It's just not a phone for the "average consumer", and that's who buys the majority of phones.
  8. #58  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Oh man you schooled me. I'm so schooled. I learned a lot. Truly didactic. Thanks.
    ~~~SANDSTONE BLACK 64GB ONEPLUS ONE~~~
    ~~~WHITE 32GB NEXUS 5~~~
  9. #59  
    Johnly's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    7,689 Posts
    Global Posts
    10,735 Global Posts
    ROM
    AOSP, & stock.

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    depending on what ingress you choose.....yeah. Feel it...
  10. #60  
    STC09's Avatar

    Posts
    525 Posts
    Global Posts
    527 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by andr0idralphie View Post
    I know, selling out in under a half hour tells me nothing about this phone or interest in it...
    Yet it still isn't hitting the mainstream press. Why is that?

    TJ has it right.
  11. #61  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by evperry View Post
    That's a good thing if they sold that amount of units however that is still not a big deal. The GS3 is at like 30 million units or will be there by the end of the year and the iphone 5 will probably beat that number.

    That initial demand will drop off tremendously but hopefully it will grow with every subsequent release. Personally I think this phone is the best phone available but I don't think Samsung or Apple have anything to worry about.

    Amazon needs to get in the phone game to shake things up a bit like they did with the kindle fire. Even better Google should let Amazon handle the sales of this phone in addition to the play store. I think most people would pay a 20 dollar premium to know they would get the phone for sure and that the server would not crash on launch day. They needed to do a preorder type of thing so they know what the demand is in advance of launch day.





    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Yet Google play never seems to learn from it's previous mistakes and creates huge new ones.
    How can they justifiably sell the nexus 4 to new customers on the 27th, yet many of us are still waiting for our orders placed on the 13th to ship. Best part is google has no idea why those orders are still in limbo.
    This has turned out to be by far to be the worst customer service experience of my life.
    I hope android central does a follow up story on the 13th backorders that are not fulfilled.
  12. #62  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by STC09 View Post
    Yet it still isn't hitting the mainstream press. Why is that?

    TJ has it right.
    I know, you should see it on the boob tube for it to be true. I already agreed, I am so schooled. I learned so much, thanks for rubbing it in. I am so humbled. I didn't do a search or find anything about this on any websites affiliated with major newspapers or magazines (actually I did) but it doesn't matter because it wasn't on the boob tube. So sorry, so humble, I know nothing. You're right, you guys provided all the proof, all the numbers, I'm not going to rely on my own research... oh wait, isn't there something called "Google"? Oh, but that wouldn't put it on my teevee... gosh darn I can't win.
    ~~~SANDSTONE BLACK 64GB ONEPLUS ONE~~~
    ~~~WHITE 32GB NEXUS 5~~~
  13. #63  
    STC09's Avatar

    Posts
    525 Posts
    Global Posts
    527 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Who said anything about TV? I'm a net news junkie and I can't recall seeing anything in the mainstream (read non-Android specific) press. Could have missed it, I suppose, and could Google it but can't be bothered for a phone that works properly only on a minor domestic network.

    Somebody wake me up when a worthy successor to the LTE GNex comes along.
    bigdaddytee likes this.
  14. #64  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    All I'm saying is, maybe.
    Just maybe the reason n4 sales have been handled this way, is to insure that Google can maintain such a low price for the device.
    I'm not any kind of marketing expert but, to me it makes sense that they have gone low budget on their distribution methods.
    You can't honestly think that they're turning a huge profit here!

    IMHO. Don't hate.

    Sent from my PH44100 using Android Central Forums
  15. #65  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    I agree now they screwed it up. There should of been preorders available right after the announcement. Not only would they have been able to gauge demand better but most very unlikely the play store would of had as many screw ups too. I really don't get it. They did a great job with the 7 launch, what happened?

    Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
  16. Thread Author  Thread Author    #66  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Even though this phone isn't a big deal in the real-world it is Google. If Google screws up this bad it should end up as non-android news as well..
  17. #67  
    STC09's Avatar

    Posts
    525 Posts
    Global Posts
    527 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by cormaster628 View Post
    They did a great job with the 7 launch, what happened?
    That wasn't my impression at all. In fact it was just another in a long string of botched launches going back through the LTE GNex all the way to the announced but quickly aborted CDMA version of the N1.

    Big news would be Google getting it right.
    Thanked by:
    FishPharm and LandsAlot4 like this.
  18. #68  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by andr0idralphie View Post
    I know, you should see it on the boob tube for it to be true. I already agreed, I am so schooled. I learned so much, thanks for rubbing it in. I am so humbled. I didn't do a search or find anything about this on any websites affiliated with major newspapers or magazines (actually I did) but it doesn't matter because it wasn't on the boob tube. So sorry, so humble, I know nothing. You're right, you guys provided all the proof, all the numbers, I'm not going to rely on my own research... oh wait, isn't there something called "Google"? Oh, but that wouldn't put it on my teevee... gosh darn I can't win.
    As STC09 said, who mentioned TV? I'm pretty sure you're the only one who brought that up. Instead of posting smart-*** replies you could try actually contributing to the conversation. If you've seen reports/stories/etc. on this from mainstream/major news sources (I don't watch TV news. I get my info from various new sites on the web), by all means reference them. I did the same thing you did before I posted: I googled it to see what the sales numbers are for Nexus devices. Then I posted what I believe to be an informed opinion. Your response of mocking doesn't do anything to prove your point. If there's a basis for what you're saying, please show us.
  19. #69  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    People keep bringing up the point of how fast it sold out but how many units did they actually have available to sell initially?....a couple thousand?....10,000?.....20,000? Were people able to purchase the phone at other places or just through Google? If the stock is small to begin with and there is only one place to purchase the product I'm not sure if I would be all that impressed with the fact that they "sold out fast." It just seems there is some type of mismanagement by Google when launching their phone now......last years GN was a mess...now this (not sure about previous years)....I just hope this isn't going to be an ongoing problem. I tried the GN and it was a decent phone with a ridiculous camera but I'll be holding out on buying another Nexus phone until this whole thing with Google matures more....they still have a lot of work to do ironing out this whole Nexus thing. Until then I'll enjoy the DNA and wait for a hack.
  20. Thread Author  Thread Author    #70  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    FishPharm - I really like that new HTC DNA phone, my father has one and it would be even more beautiful with stock android.
  21. #71  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by STC09 View Post
    That wasn't my impression at all. In fact it was just another in a long string of botched launches going back through the LTE GNex all the way to the announced but quickly aborted CDMA version of the N1.

    Big news would be Google getting it right.
    I thought so, I ordered mine a month after it launched and got it in 2 days

    Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
  22. #72  

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown Jesus View Post
    As STC09 said, who mentioned TV? I'm pretty sure you're the only one who brought that up. Instead of posting smart-*** replies you could try actually contributing to the conversation. If you've seen reports/stories/etc. on this from mainstream/major news sources (I don't watch TV news. I get my info from various new sites on the web), by all means reference them. I did the same thing you did before I posted: I googled it to see what the sales numbers are for Nexus devices. Then I posted what I believe to be an informed opinion. Your response of mocking doesn't do anything to prove your point. If there's a basis for what you're saying, please show us.
    At that point in the thread various web sites had been referenced and I don't watch TV nor do I have cable so I'd ascertain you're lying.
    ~~~SANDSTONE BLACK 64GB ONEPLUS ONE~~~
    ~~~WHITE 32GB NEXUS 5~~~
  23. #73  
    STC09's Avatar

    Posts
    525 Posts
    Global Posts
    527 Global Posts

    Default Re: This should be big news - "Google Screws up the Launch of the New Nexus Phone by LG"

    Clearly he's part of the vast Google conspiracy to cover up the truth.

    I would be, but Google keeps saying the check's in the mail, the check's in the mail.
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Simply - Yes or No? Google screwed up this release.
    By KJD209 in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 159
    Last Post: 11-09-2013, 08:41 AM
  2. This close to the launch of the Nexus 7: Google should tell us
    By quinnsdaddy11 in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 07-10-2012, 03:25 PM
  3. [Guide] Kindle Fire for Beginners... this should be a "sticky"
    By charlibob in forum Amazon Kindle Fire
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2012, 02:44 PM
  4. This should be interesting
    By area223 in forum Rumored Devices Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-22-2011, 06:18 PM

Posting Permissions