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Re: Over two months later, is it worth it to wait/hope for a Nexus 4 32GB?
Yeah, we could all do without the sarcasm and strawman arguments, I think. I never said Google wants to limit the phone to a group of nerds who don't want to install or store anything. I even said I have plenty of apps installed. I said that the Nexus 4 is made for people who want a pure Android experience and can use cloud storage effectively. It is priced to reward that group of customers, which is substantial, and not simply a "group of nerds", as you deride. There's a big difference between "a group of nerds who don't want to install or store anything" and a group of super storage hungry users who load tons of games and fill up their phones with HD videos. Let's not do that, please. We're all adults here. The "business decision" as you so cavalierly put it, is not simply the phone for Google. It is also pushing cloud storage, where Google is a huge player.
Originally Posted by badbrad17
No phone - no matter how well spec'd and designed is made for everyone. Because people are not monolithic. The Nexus experience has never included expandable storage, Google has explained why, and it isn't going to. The Nexus is not made for everybody.
One thing to keep in mind isn't just how much extra storage costs (although I would like for you to prove that the difference between 16 and 32 gb of mobile phone storage costs is only $10), it is also whether that storage can fit into the design. If the hard disk is 1 mm thicker, it may not fit.
I'm okay with limiting storage. As I've said, 16gb is fine for me, but let's not get all dressed up and not go to the dance over $10 because that's what we are talking about here. The cost to add a bit of space is insignificant.
There is a reason why Google made the decision it did with the storage - specifically that they decided to offer a SMALLER storage option following only a 16 gb unlocked Galaxy Nexus instead of going the way of expanding it. You may not like it, and you don't have to. But that you do not like it does not mean it lacks either utility or value. Nobody said that no one can legitimately need more storage than 16 gb. But the Nexus 4 is not for them, and they have plenty of options.