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My Take on the "Nexus Two"
I dont believe this new phone will be the Nexus Two BUT it is a Nexus. I think there will be a new line of phones labeled "Nexus" meaning it will run stock Android. I believe Samsung will be revealing a Nexus-S.
My Take on the Nexus-S,
-No Trackball, While I dont care too much for the actual trackball(even though its very helpful at accurate selecting) I LOVE my Nexus One trackball for the LED notifications, My Nexus One replacement can NOT be without a notification LED.
-Cheap Glossy Black Plastic...Where do I start.... It's CHEAP, feels tacky, scratches and cracks, enough said,
I love my Nexus One because of stock android but ABOVE all, Super solid build quality and I wouldnt expect anything less for a Nexus Two, Judging by this Samsung, Build quality will not match the Nexus One.
In closing, I think the Nexus Two will be sold much like a Ipod touch, In stores like Best Buy, Future Shop, Target. If they can keep the price between $300 & $500 It can be sold on electronic store shelves and people will be able to play with it before they purchase it.
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- 10-30-2010, 02:50 PM #6
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As I hinted at in another thread, I think people are missing the point; the Nexus one was aimed at two things, 1) advancing the state of Android phone design, and 2) breaking the carrier's monopoly on consumers. They succeeded at 1 but failed horribly on 2.
If articles that have appeared on techcrunch and elsewhere are correct, Google had originally wanted to not only sell the Nexus one unlocked, but cheap enough (with them footing the bill as a loss leader) that people would have happily bought it online. The carriers told them to go screw themselves, since a carrier can block a phone model if it wants to. So the Nexus 1 was repriced to at least accomplish their other goal (advancing phone design on their platform).
But I doubt they gave up. The leak included information about deals with retailers to sell the Nexus S in physical stores. And Motorola announced in their latest earnings call that they are also working on a direct to customers product with Google. I'd look forward to seeing several devices, some of which may be wifi-only (with Google Music and integrated video chat coming in Gingerbread, they would still see a ton at the right price) and I'd expect to see them undercut similar devices (like the iPod Touch) by a significant amount.
Some of the Nexus line (possibly including the S) will be unlocked cell phones, but I think a larger part of the goal is to bust telephony wide open, grow the use of wifi communications via tablets and handheld devices, and to provide a ready market for people who want to start utilizing the newly reclaimed spectrum the FCC is opening up.
- 11-01-2010, 07:31 AM #7
The beauty of the Android OS (for lack of a better name) is that various companies make the phones that run it. It improves long-term innovation and variety is aplenty. Nexus SchNexus: Who cares? Just keep being innovative
If you want One-Phone-Fits-All, get the iPhone or RIM...
Last edited by zguy; 11-05-2010 at 10:01 AM.
- 11-06-2010, 10:46 AM #8
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- 11-06-2010, 01:22 PM #10
I really hope it's real, Samsung devices are pretty durable, and that screen could be SAMOLED another plus. If it really is real, then I do hope it has some sort of LED >.>
If it's a Nexus S: Just as good lol.Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 11-06-2010, 03:19 PM #11
You just gave me an idea for the name of this phone - the Samsung Nexus Galaxy. Sounds like a real place