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    So I'm a fan of Android Phones. I enjoy the release of every new Android phone that brings something new to the table. I recently listened to ACPC111 and there's all this talk about how they(People who follow Android on a daily basis) see things and how a general consumer sees things. I consider myself a general consumer. I'm a 24 year old guy who dedicates the majority of his day to work, girlfriend(iPhone user), dog, cat(iPhone user), exercise and wind down with food, catching up on news and maybe an hour of starcraft2 before bed. I like Android and I'll catch up on Android Central and the forums every once in a while.

    Here's my input on the nexus line and the new rumored LG Nexus: The nexus line has always been pretty bad ***. The Nexus One I wanted it. It looked like an HTC Hero that had joined a 24HR fitness gym and worked out non stop. It in my opinion was built to perfection for what at that time was an Android phone. Also I found the stock UI so much better looking than the Sense UI. And don't even get me started on the trackball: AWESOME.

    Nexus S came around and... it was Android, still looked like Android and while the actual phone didn't feel as sturdy as the Nexus One, it made up for it in software. Sprint marketed the hell out of this phone and that's what got me to jump ship from Hero to Nexus. There were still other appealing phones out there like the Epic 4G, Evo 4G or Incredible S but like you'll usually see a product that gets marketed just right will produce sales. That's what led me to buy this Nexus.

    The Galaxy Nexus was a cool looking phone. It finally brought the big screen to the Nexus line. At the time of it's announcement I sort of understood what the Nexus line really was (Developer Phone), but the fact that they let Samsung make another Nexus I felt was a little strange. Also Verizon's exclusivity in the US was a bit of a turn of for me, a baller on the dollar. This phone kind of fell through for me and I went with a GS2 with my next phone. I without a doubt wanted ICS like no other but the specs on the GS2 did it for me. It does what the phone was intended to do and more. Then they announced Jelly Bean and my goodness this was golden. In my opinion it was what the Gnex needed. Besides the better camera of course.

    Now of course I've just seen the new rumored LG Nexus and the oh so fake looking Sony Nexus. I feel that without a doubt Jelly Bean was Androids best announcement as it should be with any new announcement. The LG Nexus has me pretty excited. I've never had an LG phone I've played with some at the stores. Also never had I felt that I NEED IT feeling that I once had with the Nexus One and I feel it again with this. The Nexus line might have once been a developer phone but it's transforming into a contender device to compete with HTC and Motorola Phones. I sure hope Google and LG make an amazing device and have outstanding features to show off when it's announced. First impressions are important. Also maps, maps are important too... Just ask my gf who now has to use my phone every time she needs directions to somewhere cause of iOS6's maps but won't get an Android phone because of "principle"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramonm2 View Post
    So I'm a fan of Android Phones. I enjoy the release of every new Android phone that brings something new to the table. I recently listened to ACPC111 and there's all this talk about how they(People who follow Android on a daily basis) see things and how a general consumer sees things. I consider myself a general consumer. I'm a 24 year old guy who dedicates the majority of his day to work, girlfriend(iPhone user), dog, cat(iPhone user), exercise and wind down with food, catching up on news and maybe an hour of starcraft2 before bed. I like Android and I'll catch up on Android Central and the forums every once in a while.

    Here's my input on the nexus line and the new rumored LG Nexus: The nexus line has always been pretty bad ***. The Nexus One I wanted it. It looked like an HTC Hero that had joined a 24HR fitness gym and worked out non stop. It in my opinion was built to perfection for what at that time was an Android phone. Also I found the stock UI so much better looking than the Sense UI. And don't even get me started on the trackball: AWESOME.

    Nexus S came around and... it was Android, still looked like Android and while the actual phone didn't feel as sturdy as the Nexus One, it made up for it in software. Sprint marketed the hell out of this phone and that's what got me to jump ship from Hero to Nexus. There were still other appealing phones out there like the Epic 4G, Evo 4G or Incredible S but like you'll usually see a product that gets marketed just right will produce sales. That's what led me to buy this Nexus.

    The Galaxy Nexus was a cool looking phone. It finally brought the big screen to the Nexus line. At the time of it's announcement I sort of understood what the Nexus line really was (Developer Phone), but the fact that they let Samsung make another Nexus I felt was a little strange. Also Verizon's exclusivity in the US was a bit of a turn of for me, a baller on the dollar. This phone kind of fell through for me and I went with a GS2 with my next phone. I without a doubt wanted ICS like no other but the specs on the GS2 did it for me. It does what the phone was intended to do and more. Then they announced Jelly Bean and my goodness this was golden. In my opinion it was what the Gnex needed. Besides the better camera of course.

    Now of course I've just seen the new rumored LG Nexus and the oh so fake looking Sony Nexus. I feel that without a doubt Jelly Bean was Androids best announcement as it should be with any new announcement. The LG Nexus has me pretty excited. I've never had an LG phone I've played with some at the stores. Also never had I felt that I NEED IT feeling that I once had with the Nexus One and I feel it again with this. The Nexus line might have once been a developer phone but it's transforming into a contender device to compete with HTC and Motorola Phones. I sure hope Google and LG make an amazing device and have outstanding features to show off when it's announced. First impressions are important. Also maps, maps are important too... Just ask my gf who now has to use my phone every time she needs directions to somewhere cause of iOS6's maps but won't get an Android phone because of "principle"
    Time will tell what Google's plans are. But they botch every single device release known to man with maybe the slight exception to the Nexus 7. Even though I bet anybody who ordered from play store would disagree that it wasn't botched because they had to wait a whole 26 minutes later than a random person who walked into Gamestop.

    But I think this launch will be telling where the Nexus line will be going. Will it be a pure dev device that they sell at a budget for cheap ppl like myself and for the developers solely. Will they do a full world wide launch with support from carriers? Will they simply scrap it altogether with bigger and bolder plans headed up via the acquisition of Motorola?

    As much as I want to say Google is turning over a new leaf and will be competing with their partners head on with great hardware and top of the line software, I just don't see it happening. I could be way off though and Google may commit fully to hardware. Though me not having the ability to order the Nexus Q atm tells me otherwise.

    I am excited, But I'm also very skeptical and impatient to know where this is heading. I want to replace my S3 already.
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    The Nexus 7 is the first Nexus device I've owned (thought the launch was perfectly well executed, I ordered it on the Play Store with no problem and it was delivered shortly thereafter). I love the fact that I had Android 4.1.2 the day it was pushed to AOSP. I've owned a Droid Eris, LG Ally, and now a Droid Incredible 2, and I'm so burned on updates that I refuse to do anything but a Nexus for my next phone. Very excited for the announcement!
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