Multiple nexus devices a game changer google and android needed?

Posted May 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm in Threads > Opinions

So if rumors hold true about Google releasing multiple nexus devices and selling them through the Play store do you feel this will be the game changer android needs? I think it will be, since it would finally give users a choice of their favorite manufacturer with a pure android device. Thoughts?

  • Dr.Carpy

    I think that this a definite game changer. Without all the “branded” additives that seemingly gum up the works, Google can focus on the timely and efficient updates and ensuring the user experience remains paramount. We all know the hardware can cause minor issues, but with the Nexus brand being the flagship phone, competition will not only be fierce, but spark innovation. That is a boon for everyone tied to the android ecosystem! More future proof phones, with better specs, greatly improved battery life, and 1080 displays, it’ll happen in war to be the ultimate nexus.

    • Dr.Carpy

      By the way redraider133, plus one I think this is a fantastic idea for a thread! +1 for sure, I can’t wait to read the responses!

  • TraceYaromi

    More HTC, LG and Asus Nexus’

  • redraider133

    I also think this can help regular consumers get more of a chance to experience stock android and have many choices. I mean now there is only 1-2 choices for a stock android device but if this turns out to be true I feel like we will see more stock devices and has the potential to get into more consumers hands and maybe that will change their minds about which devices or UI’s they will choose.

    • Dr.Carpy

      Yet another great point! Especially for all the IOS fansboys who say that Android is lagging for speed. How many have had their trial/initial experience be on some handset chalked full of bloat. It’s safe to say with a trimmed down stock experience, there could be more converts!

  • Laurel laurel25

    I think it will definitely be a game changer as well. Once people realize that they can get a phone without all the bloatware, carrier restrictions, and stock Android, they will realize what they’ve been missing. It will make the phones much more powerful and customizable for the average user who’s not going to root their phone as well. If they don’t want something, they can uninstall it. They’ll be able to take advantage of features that carriers have locked down that are part of the operating system by default. I would image that due to having less processes running the background from all the crap bloatware, users will also experience better battery life, and who doesn’t want that? All in all, it will be better all around.

  • acostaisasmendi

    I’m really looking forward to this.

    Specially if they have GOOD prices, like amazon did. I really don’t have much money to buy new androids all the time.

    Actually, I’ve been robbed some weeks ago on my way back home and now I don’t even have an Android nor money to buy a new one :P.

    If they release the rumored “Nexus Tablet” with 3g, I may save up and buy it.

  • Orion78

    Just give me a Nexus with up to date awesome hardware and specs. That will be the ultimate phone.

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    I think it will be a game changer. The most prolific Android manufacturers will compete in having a Nexus device, it can only be beneficial to us users and buyers.

    • redraider133

      I think this alone will make the manufacturers try to one up each other even more than they already do and bring cutting edge tech to the nexus line which I think is one thing the nexus line has been missing.

  • Ironzey Lewis

    Personally, I think it’s a great idea. For me personally. For “everyone” else I don’t think it will make much of a difference. By “everyone” I mean the millions of other folks who are not interested in Stock Android. There are a lot more of them than there are of us.

    Unless these new Nexi are cheap, it won’t make that much of a difference in the way most people in the U.S. buy phones and wireless servvice. Most people would rather spend $200 up front than $400 (and $400 is dirt cheap). I know a lot of people using an Android device but very few of them care about modifying their phone in any way.

    I would also like to point out that stock Android is not as user friendly as touchwiz, sense or motoblur. A lot of features that these skins have had for two or three generations are just now starting to work their way in to the vanilla expirience. Then there is the familiarity to consider, going from Gingerbread to ICS is a shock (where is the freaking menu button). The skins make it easier to just jump in and go.

    Just my 2 cents.

    • redraider133

      I think most do not care about stock android because look how few stock android devices they have access to. If that number increased, maybe more people would like the look and feel of stock android over the skins if they could compare multiple stock phones side by side to their skinned counterparts.

  • SGB101

    Stock android on all manufactures would be great. They would be proved right , as the skins look heed(all the bell and whistles etc) but a fare few of us would kill for it and it would show who’s hardware is the best , just by there sales figures .

    Bring it on.