Awesome price for the 2013 model, best I've seen yet.
Tell me more about this "NCF" protocol...
Get a Nexus :)
I agree. One of the great things about Android is how open it is - would hate to see Samsung start down that path. Apple is just one greedy company.
Apple is only still an innovator in that they've changed the meaning of "innovative" to now mean "basically the same thing we released last time". Seriously, aside from being faster each time and slightly lighter/heavier, what new features have they really introduced since the iPad 2? Manufacturers that release Android devices are the ones pushing the envelope in innovation.
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I mostly agree, but think it should be more simply: "Must root."
They're not the best phones, but I think they make decent quality phones. At least their trying to innovate, even though every new feature they come out with might not be a hit.
I can't wait for the day when everything goes stock Android, if that ever comes. Carrier updates, especially from HTC, take FOREVER.
Just like the headphones, it doesn't really matter to most consumers because they buy it just for the branding. All that most people think is that Beats = high-end audio because they price their headphones so high. Unfortunately, most people don't realize that anything with the Beats name is just overpriced hype. Someone at work saw me with my headphones and thought they were Beats; I was insulted.
Give me a smartphone with a Sennheiser, Klipsch, AKG, Audio-Technica, or Beyerdynamics brand and now we're talkin'!
I'm with you, I've not heard any negatives about Cyanogenmod aside from Focal and some kind of patent issue with HTC earlier in the year. It's seriously one of the most stable roms I've used and is consistently updated, glad to see it go mainstream.
Missing NFC, though!
They could easily release a bunch of colors at launch, but all the companies today like to hold them back so they can get more promotion for their product months later. It's annoying, but makes sense for them to do (until a company decides to get ahead of their competitors by doing just that and it starts to become the norm).
"But don’t make it to just say we have a tab to."
Right on. I think there are way too many manufacturers doing just this because tablets are/were the hot item. Now it's starting to cool down and the market is over-saturated with them. Same kinda thing with the bluetooth speakers - everyone is making them now.
Wish I would have gotten in on the $200 N4 deal. Looks like Motorola is starting to finally step up their game a bit though, so hopefully we'll see another Nexus phone soon.
"that don’t tell me anything about a product I can purchase, or any products that are made by said company for that matter"
That is the new marketing gimmick - I think Apple may have started it.
Not sure how young your kid is, but have you seen any good apps for kids < 2? I have an 18 mo. old who loves playing on my wife's iPad, but we haven't really been able to find any quality kids games for him on Android. Aside from good music apps, I think this is the other app category that Android is seriously lacking in.
With Android gaining in popularity, I hope developers start focusing on creating some good apps for kids. Fisher Price has a bunch of great kids iPad apps, but unfortunately none for Android.
What software features make the One better than the Nexus 4?
I agree - hopefully they'll do the right thing and market it properly though. Instead of a more arbitrary termination fee like what you get with other carriers, it seems like it will be more like you just pay off the balance of your phone, which will make a lot more sense to consumers.
Great step forward for consumers and we can only hope this will eventually catch on with other traditional carriers.