This is a good deal for consumers in the short-term. However, I am worried what the long-term implications are for the Android ecosystem and partners by Google selling at a loss and cannibalising the market for their partners.
The whole point of the AOSP was that it was to be an OS which would benefit partners as a whole by being interoperable and open. Instead, Google is using its influence to create an uneven playing field and damaging the ability of anyone but Google's favoured Nexus partners to compete.
When I heard the name "Nexus 4" I thought Google had found some common sense and made a normal phone instead of one with a stupidly monstrously huge screen. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
You can't expect common sense from the Google Geek Kids.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2012I don't care, but you don't realise that your comment doesn't help anyone?old crap!!
A quad core krait S4 and Andreno 320 with an IPS 4.7" display phone and updates straight from google at $349???? Wow this is the best phone that money can offer. Not for heavy multimedia use but you can always use USB OTG no problem with that.
[deleted post]I don't care, but you don't realise that your comment doesn't help anyone?
I was planning on buying the xiaomi mi2 but at this price... This will be my second phone and lumia 920 as my main. I'm liking this lg nexus a lot. Why buy two lumia when I could get vanilla android at this price? Nice one. My gs3 will belong to my sister come december.
The price is steal, i have used iphones, sgs3, one x and wihthin months the few weeks excitement was gone. Now i want decent phone and Google LG Nexus 4 is best bang for buck imo, if apple had same specs and price i would have said same. Dont start OS war.
It is a good phone.
For those who demand more storage, maybe 1 TB is still not enough.
Wanted to wait for the new blackberry phones to come out, but for that price I cannot resist!
OMG, I can't beleave what am I reading. Is this true?
It will be the best phone up to date... I can't wait to have it!!!!
Google you are the best!
cheap google with lg even cheaper, better make sure 4.2 as smooth as butter, i'm going to note2 and wait for the port, no card slot no deal! simple as that
How am I gonna enjoy all my music and XXX movies!? Huh!?... no storage, no life, bye google
That is one good price! Really surprised. If I was looking for a phone now, i would probably buy it.