Get Nexus One now? or wait for Nexus Two?


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  1. Jordonp

    Jordonp New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I currently have a Motorola Cliq that is on its last legs, it has random touches on the screen when I'm not touching it and will freeze for a few seconds sometimes and drop calls on occasion.

    I want to switch to an official google phone because I prefer just plain android and I am sick of waiting for updates. There hasn't been any news on a nexus two since january, maybe it was canceled?

    Should I get a nexus one or hold out for the nexus two, maybe it will be the 2ghz moto phone?


    ps... I know there is a few "Nexus One or wait" threads, but those are more geared towards getting a nexus one or waiting for the next big android phone in general, I'm only really interested in one straight from google.
     

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  2. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    There is no talk of or any hint of a nexus 2. so to speculate is sensless
     
  3. Jordonp

    Jordonp New Member This Topic's Starter

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    afine1 Well-Known Member

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    From January ...enough said.
     
  5. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    My best guess is that the next big leap in phone hardware is probably still 6 months away. If you can wait then wait.

    Big leap for me is:
    1. Much faster processor
    2. Better screen (they have to be working on this after apple released the Retina display, it's only logical).
    3. Much better battery life.

    I will switch for those criteria.
     
  6. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck trying to find a phone in the future with vanilla android like the N1 has. The nexus one was a once in a lifetime sort of thing with no chance Google does it again. Every future phone that comes out will be under the carriers control.
     
  7. cyberbob25

    cyberbob25 Well-Known Member

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    I beg to differ. At the very least, the G1 and MyTouch3G were both vanilla Android phones, with no carrier restriction/bloatware.
     
  8. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thats why i said future phones will always be under carrier restriction/bloatware.

    I cant think of a single phone since the N1 that has vanilla android. Just not gonna happen ever again since the carriers want to differentiate their phones from the competition...
     
  9. cyberbob25

    cyberbob25 Well-Known Member

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    But you also said 'a once in a lifetime sort of thing', which is what I was correcting :)

    Personally, tmobile has thus far been very embracing of Android without imposing restrictions and bloatware. We shall we what the future holds.
     
  10. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    It's not just the carriers but manufacturers as well. I believe manufacturers are the one that will make the vanilla Android extinct.

    HTC - Sense UI
    Motorola - Motoblur UI
    Samsung - Bada UI
    Acer - ???

    I believe all of Motorola's phones after the Moto Droid have Motoblur on it. Samsung seems to be really pushing its Bada UI with the Galaxy S.
    HTC...from all of the phones it has released this year, there really isn't one that doesn't have Sense on it (and no, the Nexus One doesn't count, even though it's made by HTC...it's not an HTC phone)
     
  11. bitxboi

    bitxboi Well-Known Member

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    Bada is Samsung's own mobile OS. I believe you wanted to say TouchWiz UI
     
  12. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    Isn't thee original/fender/1.2 mytouch getting sense ui once it is upgraded to 2.2? Like the slide. Virtually leaving the g1as the only vanilla android phone on tmo


    Sent from space
     
  13. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, was too lazy to correct him earlier but I'm happy you knew what I meant BiGMERF :)

    Due to the Carriers + Manufacturers on a mission to destroy vanilla android I feel like one of the last of my species :(
     
  14. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I thought google said that Gingerbread is suppose to be make all those skins useless (maybe obsolete is the better word?) as they want to concentrate on the UI experience. If that is true and companies such as HTC, Motorola, and Samsung still continue to put skins on there phone wouldn't it make sense for google to try to push there updated UI another way, aka N2? We know the sales of the N1 weren't stellar, but Google isn't a small company and could suck it up as a learning experience and release an N2 with the lessons learned from the N1. I am not going to hold my breath for an N2, but I still believe there is a possibility, and if they do I hope they choose motorola, I think the build quality is better with them.
     
  15. Schwin97

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    Google will attempt to make the UI good enough that the manufacturers/carriers don't have as much of a reason to add on their own UI modifications. The problem is that the easiest (cheapest) way for a manufacturer/carrier to differentiate their phone is through the UI. Look at the number of android phones that have the same screen size, processor, memory...
     
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    Yes and if they use vanilla Android, well...the Moto's Android phone is basically the same as the HTC's one.

    One thing I have noticed is that Motorola likes to have phyiscal QWERTY keyboard but HTC doesn't...the only HTC phone I can think of with QWERTY keyboard was the G1/Dream.

    I think it's really MOT that Google should focus on UI...unless its intention is to release the N2. I don't believe manufacturers will forgo their branded UI that differentiated their Android phones to the other ones.
     
  17. clutchy

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    yeah i wouldn't concern yourself with an N2 right now... there's been no murmurings...

    I kindof agree w/ ap3604 in that the market in the US is actually very anticompetitive right now. It's actually kindof shocking how bad it's gotten... the carriers will try to differentiate themselves w/ their various interfaces... and try as hard as they can not to compete on price... bad news for us.
     
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    i really hope you aren't expecting that any time soon
     
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