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  1. Slug

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    At first maybe. If they had the option there on the handset though, I bet many more would try it than currently install a third-party launcher.

    More importantly from the enthusiast's pov, if the overlay was switchable then it should be removable on a rooted device without breaking anything else. :)

    What's that old adage, "nature abhors a vacuum"? If there's a market for a Nexus-type device, and therefore money to be made, somebody will step in.
     

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    Are the nexus (phones not tabs) making enough money for an OEM to be interested in filling that void though?
    Google are great at giving us stuff for "free"
     
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    You bring up a good point.

    On one hand, they don't need a huge team of software devs if they aren't drastically changing the overlay, which would decrease cost

    On the other, it would be made by a company who made their money off only the handset.

    IMO It likely wouldn't be priced the same, or if it is...it wouldn't be speccd the same. Which is to say they'd cut costs elsewhere.
     
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    Didn't I read somewhere that Google takes a loss on every Nexus 5 sold from the Play Store? Amazon and Google might be able to pull that off, but not everybody has that kind of app backing to do it.
     
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    Most Chinese phones and tablets are pretty much stock Android. Alas, they're GSM only, likely no LTE, practically no warranty support and they tend to have poor battery life.

    That said, I just received my Verizon prepaid Motorola Moto G ($100) and I'm liking how Motorola just kept practically everything stock. I'm hoping they will continue this trend even now that they've been bought by Lenovo.
     
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    Not likely, imo.


    Yeah I realized after I posted this I had 50+ more messages to read, forgot I was on page 1. Hopefully Google will support it a while because I've only rooted mine. Haven't bothered with any Roms yet after nearly 2 years now.
     
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    Yeah it doesnt need a rom yet mate. Stock kitkat rom is lovely (with a few lil tweaks) :)
     
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    All I got is gmd gesture control honestly, I mean Titianium is installed but doesn't really do anything for me atm.
    I kinda want to get into Gravitybox or whatever on the N7 before I give it a go on Moto X. Since its easy to fix the N7 if something went wrong.
     
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    I might get into trouble for goin off topic but we are talkin about a nexus :)
    I have a couple of topics about Xposed Framework in the nexus 7 root forum. Its highly recommended. And to boost performance a bit, Franko Kernel :)
     
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    Brilliant Thinking!

    Should this come true I'd be so happy... I wouldn't know how to act :D
     
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    My first Nexus device (Well, not a true Nexus device, but a Google Experience Device) was a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi edition. To date it has been the single best Android device I've owned, with stellar build quality, hardware that is still more than adequate for me nearly three years later, and a wonderful community that has kept this thing up to date even now into Android 4.4.2.

    In that time I've had a Galaxy S1 (Showcase), and two Galaxy S3s, one of which is my primary phone, the other an MP3 player. Neither have that premium feel or build quality I adore so much about my Xoom and Samsung's implementation of Android is, for lack of a better word, utter garbage. We need Nexus devices to show the other OEMs how it's done, and in my opinion, I'm going with only Nexus devices from here on out. I'm patiently waiting for the Nexus 10 2, and my next phone's gonna be whatever implementation they have when my contract's up in a year.
     
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    Aren't they going to stop producing nexus devices because they've screwed up their naming policy and have no more numbers left they can use?

    Because they short-sightedly named their nexus tablets according to the size of their screens the next phone cannot be called the nexus 7.

    They obviously cannot call it a nexus 6 because of Philip K Dick's estate, so where can they go with it?
     
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    Nexus 5 (2014)
     
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    They didn't explicitly call the 2nd or 3rd generation nexus phones the Nexus 2 or Nexus 3, so they could begin a new scheme with letters or something else entirely.
     
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    They did call the new Nexus 7 the Nexus 7 2013...
     
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    An inelegant workaround (in my opinion ;))
     
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    Wonder what theyll call the rumoured 8" tab :p
    I think they should just name each phone "Nexus 20xx" and tablet "Nexus Tab 20xx"
     
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    They just advertised it as the all new nexus 7. I think that works just fine.

    Retailers and forums slapped the year on there for clarity
     
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    2012 or 2013?
     
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    2012 mate :)
     
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    I thought they were borrowing that from the automotive industry
     
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    I think it is ridiculous. They were trying to be like Apple again. (The "new" iPad)
     

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