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Google Nexus 5 | Thread | W/ Android 4.4 "Kit-Kat" ×× Oct 31

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Used my hardware upgrade last week but I think I should just sell that and get this. Hoping they stay with that sub $400 price tag, I'll be a first day buyer.
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will buy if under 400... my nexus s is coasting on fumes...
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tk1000 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2013 11:25 pm
Rumors: LG Nexus 5 recorded on video in a bar; to be unveiled alongside Android 4.4 KitKat on October 14
http://www.androidauthority.com/rumors- ... 14-270006/
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My Galaxy Nexus just broke today. A one-month wait isn't too bad for a brand new phone.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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I love how people are magically making up numbers of how low the price of the phone should be. Ill say one thing the price is going to be way more reasonable then the new Iphones.
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I love how people are magically making up numbers of how low the price of the phone should be. Ill say one thing the price is going to be way more reasonable then the new Iphones.
No one is making up prices, they said they hope/will buy at those prices.
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To celebrate the upcoming launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, Nestle gave away Nexus 7’s to people willing to take a seat and hold on to it.

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I'm always curious about how you guys believe it should be $400?

A lg g2 costs $600+tax and all speculation says the nexus 5 will be the same with minor changes.

Is lg riping people off? Or Google practicing anti-competitive behaviour?
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Bgr did a report last year on the topic on phone price manipulation by Google.

Google is essentially doing what Walmart did to get rid of competition because they can afford to take huge losses on phones and make.up the costs in Ad and playstore.

This will kill manufactures like lg, Sony, and Samsung from wanting to compete in the handset market.

You already see it with Samsung developing their own OS.
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Jusbokeh wrote:
Sep 21st, 2013 2:25 pm
Cont.

Bgr did a report last year on the topic on phone price manipulation by Google.

Google is essentially doing what Walmart did to get rid of competition because they can afford to take huge losses on phones and make.up the costs in Ad and playstore.

This will kill manufactures like lg, Sony, and Samsung from wanting to compete in the handset market.

You already see it with Samsung developing their own OS.

Good, nearly all of the oem's abandon their products after a year anyways, their mentality: "why support an old phone when we can just sell you a new one!"

at least with Google, they want your information for ad revenue so the prices are cheaper to attract many people, the rest still wanna make 6-700 off a phone and still take your information at the same time
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Jusbokeh wrote:
Sep 21st, 2013 2:21 pm
I'm always curious about how you guys believe it should be $400?

A lg g2 costs $600+tax and all speculation says the nexus 5 will be the same with minor changes.

Is lg riping people off? Or Google practicing anti-competitive behaviour?
Because last year Google priced the Nexus 4 around $350 which has similar spec as $600+ LG Optimus G.
The Google Nexus 5 is rumored to be priced at US$299 to US$349. This price is based on the subsidized price of last year’s LG built Google Nexus 4. Given the reported specifications of the Google Nexus 5, it seems hard to believe it will be sold for US$299 to US$349, not even in select countries.
http://thedroidguy.com/2013/09/google-n ... ke-thrice/
It would seem obvious, then, that Google is subsidizing the Nexus 4 to some extent.
http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/11/05/googl ... ogle-play/
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Jusbokeh wrote:
Sep 21st, 2013 2:25 pm
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Bgr did a report last year on the topic on phone price manipulation by Google.

Google is essentially doing what Walmart did to get rid of competition because they can afford to take huge losses on phones and make.up the costs in Ad and playstore.

This will kill manufactures like lg, Sony, and Samsung from wanting to compete in the handset market.

You already see it with Samsung developing their own OS.
The last thing Google wants is to alienate, let alone "kill" their manufacturing partners. What reason at all would Google have to do that? They still receive data from any phone running Android. Hell, they freely give their software to their competitors. Why at all would Google want to "kill" their partners while helping their competitors thrive?

The low-cost Nexus program is perfectly fine. While I can't speak for the Nexus 5, the Nexus 4 was in perfect harmony with the other Android handsets out there. People that need monster specs, not to mention LTE, bought up the SGS4/HTC One in abundance. People that wanted a simpler and cheaper Android experience bought up the Nexus 4. I assure you that the Nexus 4 didn't shatter any records or put any other company out of business.

The last thing Google wants to be is Walmart. They don't want to be the ones manufacturing the hardware and put the effort into advertising and such -- they leave it to the manufacturers to do that while they sit back and reap the ad revenue benefits. The only reason I could see Google come off the sidelines is when a punk like Samsung starts pushing their own services while still taking advantage of Android. I assume Motorola will be positioned as a counter if Samsung starts with their Tizen crap.

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