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State of the Nexus (The Average Consumer's Edition) and other Android things.
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"