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Alternative to Nexus One?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kmand, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. kmand

    kmand Well-Known Member
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    I want a pocketable android device mostly for wifi use. It can be a phone, but I would only use it with a prepaid sim and no contract. It doesn't have to be a phone.

    I also want to be able to track the latest android software without interference from the provider (currently 2.2)?

    Does anything fit this bill other than the $529 Nexus one? It seems like a lot of money for a device that is about to go out of production.
     

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  2. daffyduck

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    Not really. The nexus is an increasingly difficult kind of android phone - running vanilla and able to be easily rooted, unlocked, etc.

    The nexus is still being sold but will become something of a cult / collector's device.
     
  3. Chroma

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    I'm very unhappy that the N1 is going away. It truly was a developer playground phone. I loved being able to buy it unlock and off contract.

    I hope that Google seriously looks at making a N2 and advertises it better.
    Sprint and Verizon are also to blame in all of this.
     
  4. Schwin97

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    Google no longer selling the N1 doesn't make the phone out-of-date. I think (and I am a N1 owner) the N1 has at least a year before it gets left behind. I would guess it stays Google's favored handset until the release after Gingerbread, and then they will need to get beefier hardware on their 'dev' phone.
     
  5. Doon

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    I bought a Samsung Vibrant from Costco for $250 with no contract. The phone has a beautiful screen and good battery life, fast proc too. It could be a good option.

    oh, and it is very easy to root the phone.
     
  6. kmand

    kmand Well-Known Member
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    From various forums, the Costco deal appears to be over and was very hit and miss when it was on.
     

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