Originally Posted by andyacecandy
Google is expected to announce the Nexus at their event on October 29
I suppose we'll see then...
Real question is, if Sprint does get the LG Nexus, who in the world would buy the Optimus G? Seriously...
For all the talk about the Nexus being the best, the SGS3, chock full of Touchwiz, vastly outsells the Galaxy Nexus. Say what you like about processors, but the GNex is smooth, fast and it's a big 720p SAMOLED pentile display - same class.
Vendor software stacks, and advertising, sells.
And the GNex began the Nexus push into the market. Total worldwide sales of the Nexus One and Nexus S prior to the GNex - under 2 million units total.
So, the idea of the phones being Nexus certified, with an add-on cost for the vendor software stack is interesting, if true.
It took Google until ICS to make their app suite people centric, and everyone loved that. Pretty much the same people who thought that HTC Sense was bloatware, when in fact that's always been THE people-centric software suite.
Thanks to Google's influences, phones with menu and search buttons are a thing of the past. Bye bye context-sensitive search, hello root modifications to get my menu button back.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Nexus. But I bought the LTEvo for the better screen and camera.
Android has always been about choice. But a Nexus only world would limit that. And without vendor features, who else would show what Google is missing for features?
Hope this doesn't come across as harsh or personal, not my intention.
Just saying, if we think in terms of Sprint success, maybe there's room for more handset variety.
Because right now, Sprint is a Samsung house, with a few other models here and there.
Suppose there are three or more Nexii this year. How many would Sprint carry?