HTC One Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs HTC One: Why Consumer Flock to Nexus- Branded Devices

When the Google Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4 with Nexus experience was launched, we wondered whether the internet giant would release its own Nexus hardware or not. Doubts were elevated when Google announced unveiling the Nexus version of the HTC One.

However, Nexus fans can now calm their minds as Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps said that the internet search giant is all in plans to keep the Nexus brand alive, together with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. At the D11 conference, Pichai said, “The goal with Nexus was to push forward hardware with partners. That will continue as well.”

Comparing the costing, the Nexus 4 is available for a price of $299 on the Play Store for the 8GB version, while both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One with Nexus user experience will cost $649 and $599. Pricing of the device is a great reason why consumers flock to Nexus-branded devices. Also the fact that whenever Google takes out an updated version of Android, it hits Nexus devices first adds a point in its court. However, Samsung and HTC offering devices with ‘Nexus user experience’ will also offer those features but with a price little bit more than Google’s own Nexus 4.… Read the rest

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The U.S. Google Play Store and T-Mobile Now Selling White Nexus 4 for $299 & $349

Certain reports have now kicked in suggesting the availability of the Google Nexus 4 in white in the market. Pull up your socks and take a stop at the Google Play Store and T-Mobile online and retail stores that are now selling the unlocked version of the device for $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB). The smartphone will run on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks.

Still unclear regarding certain features, Google claims that the white Nexus 4 is a limited edition device. The device will however, be available for a limited period of time at T-Mobile’s stores. A 16 GB white Nexus 4 can be bought at $19.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $17 at the T-Mobile stores.

Considering specifications, the Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch WXGA 1280 x 769 True HD display, Android 4.2 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It’ll be available with an internal storage choice of 8GB or 16GB with 2GB of RAM. The 8-megapixel rear camera will offer clear photos with LED flash. There’s a 1.3-megapixel camera at the front, Wi-Fi, HSPA+ radio, Bluetooth, and NFC. The smartphone sports a 2,100 mAh battery.… Read the rest

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Google in Mood to Wander- Searching For Inspiration For Google Nexus 4

Fans of Android and Google were eagerly waiting for Google’s I/O conference to be held next month, expecting the release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. But they are going to be in for some disappointment as some key sources have confirmed that the new Android OS will not be launched during this event.

It has been quite some time since Google came up with an update to its Android Jelly Bean, but the wait seems to have gotten just a little longer. Apparently, the delay is being caused by Google’s decision to allow its OEMs to update their existing range of phones to Android 4.2.2.

That also means that we won’t get to see the Motorola X or the Nexus 5 anytime soon either. But instead, we might get a refreshed version of the Nexus 4 with 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage. We’re expecting the 16 GB model to be priced at $299, while the 32 GB could cost $349. But would this satiate the Google fans for a bit longer?… Read the rest

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Nexus 4: Is It Worth Investing in?

Although the most exciting launch during Google’s recent press event were the new range of Nexus tablets, there was also a Nexus 4 smartphone by LG that was unveiled on the same day. It looks quite good and is surely way more powerful than the Samsung predecessors in the same range, but one of the biggest faux pas LG could have ever made was not providing 4G LTE connectivity on this device.

So why did LG make the latest Nexus not as current in terms of the connectivity? Some say that it’s because Google wants to give consumers the freedom to use any wireless carrier connection on its phone. Given that the iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE, does Google’s flagship smartphone lose considerable points in this competition?

The Nexus 4 features a gorgeous 4.7-inch display on a Gorilla Glass back cover, giving it an expensive feel. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quadcore Snapdragon S4 processor, the Nexus 4 unleashes the real capabilities of Android 4.2 absolutely effortlessly. You can send videos wireless onto your HDTV using the Miracast standard, and even create 360-degree images using Android’s latest Photo Sphere feature.

The Nexus 4 is quite reasonably priced at $299 for the 8 GB model and $349 for the 16 GB one, both unlocked. T-Mobile customers can opt for the 16 GB Nexus for with a 2-year contract for just $199.… Read the rest

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The New Range of Nexus Devices Are Officially Here!

Bad weather on the US East Coast couldn’t keep Google from announcing good news to all its millions of fans worldwide. Even though the launch event to be held at New York was cancelled, Google did finally announce three new exciting Nexus devices – two tablets and a smartphone. What’s even more exciting is that all of these devices will run on Android’s latest version, 4.2.

One of the most interesting features of Android 4.2 is the “photo sphere” that lets users take 360-degree images as well as Gesture Typing, Google’s answer to Swype for its Android devices. Even though the version number has changed, Google chooses to retain the name Jelly Bean for Android 4.2 as well, indicating that it probably doesn’t have too many changes from the previous version.

The LG Nexus 4 smartphone, as rumored, features a 4.7-inch display, an 8MP rear camera, and yes, will have Photo Sphere capabilities. The unlocked versions of the device are priced at $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB one. With a two-year contract, this phone is available on T-Mobile for just $199 starting November 14.

The Asus Nexus 7 tablet has received an upgraded memory, but the price remains the same. The 16GB model costs $199, while the 32GB model costs $249. Also on offer is a cellular version of the 32GB Nexus 7 with 3G connectivity, available for $299 for the unlocked version.

And now, on to the most exciting device that was launched – the Samsung Nexus 10. Yes, it does have an HD screen with much higher resolution that even the iPad and one of the coolest features is that you can easily switch between multiple user profiles on the tablet. Available from November 13, the 16GB model will set you back by $399, while the 32GB model comes with a price tag of $499. This couldn’t be better timed, given that Apple just launched the iPad Mini and Microsoft brought out the Surface tablet.

Google has also announced a “scan and match” feature on Google Music, so that users don’t have to worry about manually uploading their music into the cloud. This new upgrade will be available in Europe soon, and then also be available to the US customers. And the best part about it – it’s free!… Read the rest

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