AnonD-564674, 16 Oct 2016the "Innovative" as in "Restrictive" means? that's what I think when u said the world GOOGLE..... moreHi, thanks
To be honest I don't mind the chin as I wouldn't press keys accidently and somewhere to hold. Another review said it grew on him too. The card slot doesn't bother be as plenty of storage and cloud. Actually my HTC A9 has 190gig with card. I was silly as even using it for business I am not going to use not even half that.
Even if the phone wasn't Google I would be kinda interested as its HTC quality but it's Google and that company has gone all out to show how good Android can be and is now the best Android phone ever made. I'm super impressed with the artificial intelligence. Unlike Siri it's more of a true assistant. They entered this with homework done and sits alongside apple I guess but Google and their innovation nor of Is worth supporting. This phone is a new beast. And the build has character. Wish I had it for a Christmas present. Dreaming. :-)
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2016If you happen to live in a country where the Nexus 5 was aviable trough google store,than luck... moreYes I did. I know it is very difficult to find decent phones at a decent price where the company is not established
What did you expect? The phones are simply not good enough! With the weak google offering and the 'hot' note7 news it seems that right now the oneplus 3 may be the only phone standing for android(yeah i know about the s7 g5 and htc 10 but most mainstream buyesr only care about the most recent releases and news). Getting ready to see a christmas season full of apples.
AnonD-564674, 17 Oct 2016Nope, 1st batch did not get Nougat update. In my country (Indonesia), we have three local phon... moreAll 1st batch used the MTK chip afaik. The article says they got the update, I don't know why yours did not. Those MTK devices weren't meant to make a lot of money in the first place. But maybe Google was delusional, thinking buyers would generate more money than the phone's worth via sw features. I guess time will tell, I'm not too pessimistic about its future, especially after nexus line being axed. It all depends on Google. Maybe it'll stay as limited releases.
I switched to android because I couldn't stand iTunes but now after a nexus 4 and a Moto G4 I'm forced back to Apple for want of a mod priced android phone with enough memory to last more than 2 years before I'm forced to upgrade.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2016I think first Android One devices got Nougat already http://www.gsmarena.com/android_70_nougat... moreNope, 1st batch did not get Nougat update. In my country (Indonesia), we have three local phone makers that release 1st batch AndroidOne. No update to MM, no future for Nougat.
Last month, someone from india said to me that his/her phone (1st batch) also haven't get it.
The biggest reason is probably because the Mediatek SoC used for most (if not all) 1st batch AndroidOne.
The 2nd batch did get Nougat release because the manufacturer(s) use SD410 SoC.
The 3rd batch future seems bleak, as AndroidOne project don't generate money enough for Google to keep it running.
AnonD-564674, 17 Oct 2016AndroidOne project's future seems bleak, as the 2nd batch device haven't been released globall... moreI think first Android One devices got Nougat already http://www.gsmarena.com/android_70_nougat_update_hits_android_one-news-20455.php and they were released Sept 2014 according to Gsmarena specs page. So they did as they promised.
Second batch did not see a global release. That's what I was trying to say. After pixels they may see a wider release, The GM 5 Plus released only this past summer. It has decent specs. And I've heard the manufacturer (General Mobile) employee say they are planning a new Android One for 2017. Xiaomi and some others are also have limited presence in the global market.
It's already Google maintaining AO devices so it won't affect Google if AO devices got wider release. At this point if decent AO devices see wider release it's only logical for Google to play in the premium segment.
Pixel phones are definitely not bad, or should not be treated as bad. Though their prices are not well based, just as I always say about Apple products. Its a total nutcase how much money these companies are asking for such phones.
Though what will be missed from my side is the pure untouched Android experience. However, I am sure it is possible to install factory Android on some phones, just need to work out how.
Definitely not going to buy this money grave...
I feel that Google is starting to forget where it came from. And the dedication of the very loyal Nexus buyers. I can understand that they are wanting to try and bring all there products under one umbrella, but I'm not sure this was the right way to go about it. Apple has worked very hard to promote a way of life rather than just another tech product, and if the likes of Samsung can't compete, how are Google and there unknown brand going to fair? Only time can tell.
This is all just silly nurdery. Why was everyone happy with subpar pure phones? Why take a poll of will you miss the Nexus line when the only people who will see the poll are nerdy Nexus users like me. Also for crying out loud, am I missing something or are the bezels not bigger on an iPhone? Same size screen, taller and wider? Bigger bezels? Why is are nerds so delusional. Understand that we are the vast minority.
If this continues, I am going with Android One phones. I have the N5
Nexus=Pixel. It's just a "name change". The pixel is made by HTC this time around. Previously the variety of Nexus phones were made by a variety of manufacturers to Google's engineering specs. Originally the Pixel was to be made by Huawei but they didn't agree to the branding excluding Huawei's name on the product so Huawei decided to drop the Pixel. Who knows who will make the next Pixel? It could be any of the major manufacturers who have the capacity to do the job (to Google specs). It's not rocket science!
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2016Mid and upper mid range Android One devices may see a wider release after Pixels. It actually ... moreAndroidOne project's future seems bleak, as the 2nd batch device haven't been released globally in developing countries. Since the 1st batch using MediaTek MT6582 SoC, the possibility for all those 1st batch getting Nougat are really slim.
Now, after almost a year of absence, 3rd batch AndroidOne project is likely not going to release, as G now focus their entire effort to run Pixel phone project; scrapping project Ara, discontinuing Nexus, and "hanging" AndroidOne project are valid evidence that G is prefer to go after TON of money, like what Apple has been doing from 2007, instead of creating innovative & building affordable G-powered device.
IF, and only IF, G knows the "secret" of new Chinese manufacturing companies, such as Xiaomi, to be well-liked and always welcomed, then they won't ever try to think of doing ALL things I mentioned above.
That secret is, lure potential customer by creating an affordable, DECENT-specs device, and build separate team that focused ONLY in developing & maintaning Android OS for those device. For the team member, G could hire some professionals & expert amateurs that's available around the world as volunteers. In a year or two, I believe G could build a developer team which can rivals MIUI team. and after they have this "pawn" in their hand, they can sloly step-up their game.
Like Xiaomi, they can make a "refresh" of AndroidOne positioned as Redmi equivalent, more "advanced" device which offer mid-range hardware but still affordable positoned as Redmi Note equvalent, and their "refresh" of Nexus line positioned as Mi equivalent, a device that offer flagship hardware, but somewhat still "affordable". And after stabilizing maintaining this product line, at last they can introduced Pixel, a "premium" phablet. As not to disturbing Nexus sales, they need to made difference in device size and price gap. They can introduce it as a phablet that can rival Galaxy Note in productivity but still priced lower than Note.
With this mindset, they could become the next "Microsoft in PC world", as in, ruling the smartphone world for years to come!
Well, as that is impossible for our Greedy G, then we will just need to wait for it to be the next "Microsoft in Smartphone world"
Miss u G...
Why not have both. Retain Nexus as the affordable pure experience many people desire. Plus add Pixel as the premium pure experience. They both have the "X" factor in the centre of their names.
Come on everyone make this happen. Create a planetary uprising for the cause "The pure "X" Droids from Google.
p.s. my Nexus 6 is awesomely fantastic for sharing youtube with others.
WOW...... seems OVER PRICED for what you get... My Nexus 6P works so well and the repeated sentiment about "no stereo front facing speakers" is a real thing. Almost the same processor, almost the same RAM, almost the same screen pixels, same camera, mild enhancement for Google Assistant... Not enough to justify the extra expense... And, to replace my Nexus 6P with 128GB of internal space, I'd have to shell out almost $800 with taxes... I don't think so... Maybe the next phone will be raised to even a higher level.
I'm happy that I got the Nexus 6P for the excellent price point when I did, purchased two phones for myself and wife at the same price as the one Pixel phone.