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  1. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    That would be cool. Hope they stick to making it a non profit kinda thing and people dont get a shock like with the X lol :)
  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Here's a thought:

    Its the same phone having support for both GSM and CDMA.

    I'm hoping I can buy the "universal" nexus sold through Google play without a contract for sprint.

    Next summer I still have an upgrade, or can choose to take that phone to ATT, T-Mobile, or any of the 3s prepaid carriers if network vision isn't up to par

    But wait...
    That would also mean upgrades directly from Google. A true nexus experience (something Sprint and Verizon's were lacking previously)
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    A universal nexus would be a great step forward :thumbup:
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Those sprint bands give me concern. When have we ever seen the US cdma carriers give up control? To me, this makes me nervous about receiving timely updates because of it is universally one device, it might mean sprint will have to go through its testing crap instead of just letting v
    Google handle it.
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  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Could help explain no Verizon support. They wouldn't give it up.

    Or Verizon opted out, or Google didn't want them to have it, or it'll be supported once Verizon launches their (band 4?) LTE later this year/early next year.

    Anyone's guess :confused: just my speculation/hope
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    If sprint willingly gave up control, then I applaud then.
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  7. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    While I'm happy that Sprint may get the next Nexus, I just feel more confidant getting the gsm version with T-Mobile.
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  8. jkc120

    jkc120 Well-Known Member

    I have an S4 and luckily got it early so it's rooted and loki still works so I can run AOKP.

    However, I'm still missing that pure Nexus feel.

    So, it's quite simple for me. I'll be ditching Verizon and moving to AT&T who has great LTE coverage at my house (better than Verizon!) and at work (again, way better than Verizon).

    Unfortunately my wife's phone is in contract until Jan 2014.

    Does anyone know if you can leave only ONE line on a grandfathered Verizon 700 minute family share plan with unlimited text/data? If so, I may go early and then when her contract expires change my AT&T account to a family share plan and get her a subsidized iPhone 6.
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  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Thats the thing though, I'm hoping theres no "GSM" version and no "Sprint" version. Just one phone available through google play.

    Before, we saw GSM phone and a CMDA phone go through the FCC right? Now its 1 phone supporting all bands

    I'm sure I'll be disappointed, but that would be awesome if google could get that done.

    Unfortunately I know virtually nothing about the fine print of Verizon's plans :(. You may target a more focused audience by asking that in the Verizon carrier forum here:
    Verizon - Android Forums
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  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    ^+1
    If they could maintain one phone even with the CDMA radio, that would be a major improvement as far as consumers go.





    I know when I ported my numbers out from Verizon to Google Voice and still have one line on the plan, I was still stuck on my family plan. So based on that, I think you might get what you want.
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  11. jkc120

    jkc120 Well-Known Member

    Great! I'm so fed up with Verizon and their draconian policies. I know AT&T still locks down devices, but at least I can rely on a Nexus device being available once a year or failing that a GE device!
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  12. Orion

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  13. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    looks like i'm probably going to be jumping ship from verizon...



    their phone lineup gets more and more disappointing each year.
  14. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Hey long time no see! I feel you about the choices. I want the Nexus or Xperia Z1 and I'll get neither if I stay on Verizon. Fairly confident anyway.
  15. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    Hey!! It's been a while huh!

    Yeah if by the end of the year I don't see the nexus 5 come to vzw, or if I don't see any high spec'd phones on the horizon, I'm either going to wait for the galaxy S5 or jump to a different carrier. I don't understand why they don't go for the high end phones.
  16. elemein

    elemein Well-Known Member

    Been looking pretty hard at this phone. Cant find much on it.

    Currently on an iPhone 4 with 2 years left on my contract until I can upgrade; so I've been looking for an inexpensive Droid phone to dip my feet into. Was going to get the Nexus 4 until I caught wind of the Nexus 5 on the near horizon. Definitely not in a rush to get rid of my iPhone 4, but I'm hoping the Nexus 5 becomes something of a monster, as I'd love to get a mobile device with good flash support (yeah, not native, but so easy to put on that it sortof is) that can suffice all my anime-watching needs, while lasting all day, with absolutely all my social networks and emails on push, while having the guts to game fairly well... That'd be a dream; no... Ahem; let's not forget the ever important 1080p panel, LTE, and stock Android...

    I don't really know anything about the Nexus 5; just hopping on to see if I can pick any info up as it comes up... Would love to make the switch to a Droid and "happily never look back", as they say. :D
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  17. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    From the specs we've seen, it sounds like this is THE phone to get.... if you can get it
  18. ben7337

    ben7337 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but who has $600-$700 to pay for a phone that will last 1-2 years max. That's quite an amount to spend for such a short lived item.

    I'd be willing to put $300 into a Nexus 5 and sell it a year from now for $200.

    If only Tmobile would upgrade all of their 2g and 3g hspa to hspa+ and or lte I think I'd be happy enough to move onto their plans with only 5GB of data for $30 a month, but 2g and 3g data are just unusable.
  19. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty pumped to read about that Snapdragon 800. The charging is so fast on my Xperia Z Ultra and I've read that it's because of the 800. Plus I miss wireless charging.

    I hope they release it earlier this year than last year. I want an Umpa Lumpa now!!
  20. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I think that was a lot of people's plan for the nexus 4, but then google dropped the new price by $100 and tanked the resale market (at least temporarily).
  21. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Agreed. If I go that route it will be by way of transfering an upgrade to a dumb phone and re-upping the contract.
  22. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member


    its about or slightly less then what you pay for your laptop with the same lifespan :p
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  23. drbugsmn

    drbugsmn Well-Known Member

    Howdy all. It's nice to see the speculation thread for the nexus 5 startup. Hope it is as epic as the galaxy nexux thread. Good times!

    So was looking at the motox and noticed it had the "contextual awareness" feature set. Has there been any speculation if that will appear on the nexus 5? It looks like some of the features require a AMOLED screen but some of them do not.

    Here is the wikipedia article on the motox, note it has a dedicated natural language processor and a dedicated contextual awareness processor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moto_X

    Looking forward to another great speculation thread!
  24. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    All of these features aren't in native AOSP, so unless they're added to 4.4(which I doubt they will), I wouldn't expect to find them in the Nexus 5. But if they are added to 4.4, then any Nexus device that gets the update to it will get it hypothetically as well assuming the necessary hardware is there.
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  25. drbugsmn

    drbugsmn Well-Known Member

    Excellent point. Quick googling doesn't show anything like that in the feature set for 4.4. Tx!
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