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Baolt
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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
Baolt   12/22/2010 2:39:00 AM
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@Rick, Apple was the 1st vendor who used Gyro in handset, which was mimicked by Google with added Haptic feedback and NFC. For sure they will be widened at the market. So let dont overlook Googles move. Its HPs turn to bring out magic. Im curious about WebOS2 and new Palms(Let forget about pré2) What about Chrome/Adroid conflict when it comes to Tablets/Pads? Why Google is pursuing 2 OS approach, any comment on that?

rick merritt
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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
rick merritt   12/8/2010 3:34:04 PM
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Google is taking the Apple approach which is becoming increasing popular (with HP/Palm, too) of full hardware/software vertical integration, but Google seems to be getting far less punch with this effort.

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
BHAMMILL   12/7/2010 8:33:58 PM
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It seems Nexus One got lackluster reviews for it's Synaptics touchscreen even compared with the original Motorola Droid. The Galaxy S uses the more advanced maXTouch solution from Atmel. Users waited a few weeks and got the HTC Incredible or EVO models that had superior UI performance. That is another contributing factor to the Nexus One's short stay in the market.

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
eewiz   12/7/2010 9:53:36 AM
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Nexus-S is just a rebranded Samsung Galaxy S device. Only minor changes in HW & user interface compared to Nexus one/Glaxy S. I dont know what is the point of releasing such a device which doesnt push the limits atleast 10% in any one area. I was expecting more like DualCore CortexA9 CPU,~1GB Ram,improved graphics processing, Reasonable improvements in GUI,4G or atleast HSPA+, 8MP cam, 1080p recording. NexusS doesnt come close in any areas. Seems like I have to wait for Motorola to bring out Olympus.

yalanand
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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
yalanand   12/7/2010 7:06:07 AM
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Can somebody tell me why should i buy nexus instead of samsung galaxy when it has most of the samsung galaxy features ?

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
Neo10   12/7/2010 3:42:56 AM
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Google is not doing any hardware here. They are just associating with an OEM to release and highlight the latest Android. This gives others in the smartphone market a taste of what android can do with latest hardware. The Nexus-1 is one helluva phone but improper marketing killed it. The Gingerbread is supposed to make the user experience more smoother and faster and not to forget more addon's.

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
jimcondon   12/7/2010 2:35:26 AM
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I think it makes sense for Google to provide hardware for the express reason of having an independent platform for development and supporting next generation features like the NFC. I like the Nexus one and look forward to seeing the Nexus S.

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
goafrit   12/7/2010 1:44:28 AM
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Google should get out of the hardware business. They have no reputation in this. Period. They should focus on what they do best.

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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
chanj0   12/6/2010 11:28:00 PM
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Nexus One still has the best specification among all smartphone at the time and even today. Google probably wants consumers to focus on Android and all the new features that Gingerbread is bringing. There isn't a lot of reason to improve hardware capability such as more powerful processor or better screen. With NFC integration, a lot of services can be provided. Look out! Google may be getting into e-money business, would they? BTW, SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol.

rick merritt
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re: Reviews mixed on Android, Nexus upgrades
rick merritt   12/6/2010 9:07:31 PM
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What do you think of the Android 2.3 upgrade and the Nexus S?



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