Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 16 May 2013The price is still pretty steep though, even for a stock Android. I wonder what will happen to... morefor its specs its justifiable price plus since its not nexus device why worry about future nexus phones price ???
Bunyip22, 16 May 2013To all those whinging about the cost. The nexus 4 is a mid range device subsidized by google.
... moreWhy made you justified to pay additional $300 for S4 running on stock android?
I don't mind paying additional $50 but not $300.
I am pretty sure if S4 running on stock android OS must be much more smoother than the original Samsung Touch wiz.
Another problem Samsung needs to solve the display in S4, it is too yellowish.
The price should be $499 for 16GB because HTC One 64GB Developer is only $649
This is a better option than the terrible Touchwiz. At least now it will be updated in a timely manner.
mimic, 16 May 2013Next Launcher Not sure if a launcher is worth $15? or is it?
FOr all the users out there who say Google forgot Mototrola.Google didnt forget about motorola they will probably create 2 devices better than S4 and NOTE3(YET to be released).Google will only strike at the right time.When the right time comes google will unveil NEXUS and a Motorola Phone. S4 is bootunlocked(Only available through playstore).Mostly developers are gonna get that S4 and may be some geeks.
A new nexus device could have been better. Galaxy 4 with ASOP, price is too high :(
Anonymous, 16 May 2013They will remove the sd slot. Trademark of google.Ok so it's official! Google I/O 2012 was 1 of the most exciting ever and I/0 2013 is the most boring ever! Google r ac2ly on a retrograde trajectory in many ways, if they remove SD slot on this "Nexus S4" that'll be true retrogress! Not surprising, Google has been taking backward steps in many, many things! I think Google r tryng 2 compete with (Cr)Apple in trying 2 bore people! Talk about vanilla Android, this has really been a vanilla I/O show - plain n dull! Brin n Page mst really love d vanilla flavor! Lol!
[deleted post]In real world these performance was really an issue? What is the use of super fast scrolling while it can't understand your hand or eye gestures for which the phone has many hardware support? Right now Customers won't find any difference using the same OS in Nexus 4 vs S4 without TW.
Ornob, 16 May 2013Samsung TuchWiz is better than google stock rom. User friendly and powerful. I find the home screens, adding apps and widgets and general customisation of touchwizz painful compared with GoLauncher.
mickeyroute, 15 May 2013$649 for 16GB Google Nexus S4 is insane!
Forget it and get Google Nexus 4 for just $350.Exactly,,,any smart person wants to experience stock Android would go for this option of. What is the point of latest greatest hardware and no software to exploit it?
BTW, people talking about updates, how many real updates Android underwent in the last two or three years that all vanilla Android phones could upgrade to?
Wow! Now people will see what happens when two of the best company in the world of mobile phones can do if they work together. Think of a nexus that can bust benchmark scores and perform even better in real life! That will shut critics up for good.
And with the best specs working with lightweight software, i dont know, but you must be a hater not to be excited about that!
The only drawback would be that it might compete with its own samsung version.. If either of them crushes the other one in terms of sale..its like cannibalism
Samsung TuchWiz is better than google stock rom. User friendly and powerful.
Anonymous, 16 May 2013A Galaxy s4 with pure Android will probably be as smooth as the iPhone but with the Android ex... moreI have Galaxy s4 and i can assure that it's as smooth as ios and windows phone however i disabled all the samsung features and unnecessary background running applications