i was only ever thinking of buying the base model for $299 but if i'm going to splurge then of course it'll just have to be the one with 16gb storage for $349. finally no shame for using t-mobile.
Reading all the comments about android being laggy, it seems that people are too harsh towards android. We have to understand all the fragmentation which google has to create since they are open sourced. They are trying their best not to lock down their OS by using "blacklisting" method instead of "whitelisting" (in terms of programming, it means that "blacklisting" they fix anything that might slow down the OS instead of "whitelisting" only allowing those that doesnt slow down the OS to run.) In this case, there's an endless possibility of things that google has to account for since it is open sourced and has to run off so many different manufactured products and having to support so many different carrier bloatwares. Without being open sourced, how would we get all the different apps to customize our phone based off our own liking? Also, android is all about customization isnt it?
Personally, I think google has come very far in providing as much lag free, customization options and speed to their customers since their first android version. Even studies shows that android apps only crash as much as (or maybe less than) iOS apps and yet lots of apple users says that their iphone does not crash while so many says that android crashes alot. Aren't we a little too harsh on android?
Just throwing in my two cents. On a side note, the Nexus 4 made by LG while running full vanilla android should be pretty awesome. No bloatwares of any kind and the beast hardware should make this phone as close to lag-free as possible. I think they would stick with their usual 16GB + no micro sd. Hopefully release a 32GB version later.
DeJay, 22 Oct 2012My galaxy nexus doesnt lag and i have used it for 5 months now. It installs all latest updates... morewhat that has to do with this? storage does not mean performance you know? all nexus should have microsd expasion slot and that's it.
zanbay, 21 Oct 2012I am not any brand fan. But as a user of all smart phone all over the world, I can say "y... moreMy galaxy nexus doesnt lag and i have used it for 5 months now. It installs all latest updates without questions and the apps dont hang.. i have 110 apps and its still a fast phone. try it dear..
Wow you guys are just sad, I use the Galaxy Nexus for 6 months now, and never ever had problems with it, got all the latest updates fast and seamlessly, I have nearly 150 apps, and non crash my phone or zap me with adds all the time like my iPad 2 (a bad gift might I say). I never root my devices, just use a custom launcher, widgets organize everything, no need to switch between apps all the bloody time.
I hope this helps anyone thinking of switching from Apple.
zanbay, 21 Oct 2012I am not any brand fan. But as a user of all smart phone all over the world, I can say "y... morewait for the 4.2 update.
Root your phone and delete the un-needed files.
Reboot and factory reset twice a week will keep the speed up.
Then i dare u to say it lags.
Don't move the screens that fast to make it lag as well.
zanbay, 21 Oct 2012iPhone 5iPhone 5 never lag, it just pause for a second and just back to the home page.
Here is my suggest to google developers;
Change the system name to "Lagdroid"
I am not any brand fan. But as a user of all smart phone all over the world, I can say "yes iPhone is the best, fast, no lag phone... Sorry but truths hurt.
Last week I got a galaxy s3 again and I said "This time there is a JellyBean, it should not lag...Damn I was wrong. It did lag...Now Again and again I turn iphone5.
If google put 12 cores and 4 GB RAM inside without changing the software, it will lag.
MKS, 20 Oct 2012i hope lg and google read the posts , lg nexus should have 32gig or 64 gig if there is no micr... moreit's not that. if google made a phone the best spec'd no one will buy from the other manufactures like samsung, htc, lg, motorola.
google need to keep the phone makers happy hence going down that route. but thats the way business is
MeeGo Takeover, 20 Oct 2012I thought Project Butter supposed to fix the lag in Android Jelly Bean not Key Lime Pie. Th... moreDon't be an idiot, compare the complexity of android vs ios, android has live wallpapers, multiple home screens, multitasking etc. Ios only has an app drawer and that's it, obviously if u remove air conditioning, seats and a roof from a car it will be faster
Droided, 21 Oct 2012Watch out for Best Android 5.0 googles aim is 99.9% lag free and 99.9% bug free.
Using the ... moreEven on a Tegra 123 sporting a 542683-core CPU and 98426 TB of RAM, if an app is badly coded or only leaves 10 MB of free RAM, will end up with lag and a battery life of 25 mins.
I would mention other wrong factors in your argumentation as well, but you'd have to pay me. Plus, commenting is expressing your opinion. B-)
Watch out for Best Android 5.0 googles aim is 99.9% lag free and 99.9% bug free.
Using the upcoming Terga4 2Ghz Quadcores and 2.5GB RAM next year will
totally smash the laggy blue screen of death lumia 800&900 or try Apple stuff in their OS jail
system and mapping maddness.
After that the word lag will not be used to hate android with anymore! Handle the true power
MeeGo Takeover, 21 Oct 2012Nokia 3220. Dag that was easy and thats a SUPER OLD phone.
You're trying to lessen the hurt... moreNot that they couldn't fix the lag in android.
We weren't worried about it before.
Only with Jelly bean we thought it may be nice to
have it a bit smoother so google did project butter
Google listerned right? We ask for longer battery life now, Google listerned.
Key Lime Key is the answer and making it more lag free as well.
People shouldn't need to move the screens around so fast either to make it lag, just to make a point as well.
Just wait for android 5.0 Then lets talk more.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2012Name me 1 phone that doesn't lag? Nokia 3220. Dag that was easy and thats a SUPER OLD phone.
You're trying to lessen the hurt that your favorite OS lags like crazy by trying to show fault in other OS'es that don't lag nearly as bad FROM THE ORIGINAL RELEASE that Your OS does.
Deal with it. Android is Laggy as crap. It's gotten better but this is what, the 5-6th year that Android has been out?
That is inexcusable. I mean purely pitiful but you people continue to Defend this OS with your lives EVEN AFTER EVERY OEM FAILS TO UPDATE YOUR PHONE EVEN GOOGLE THEMSELVES! WISE UP AND OPEN YOUR EYES! The problem isn't completely the OEM's but primarily the OS itself. The OEM's make the problem worse yes but the root lies in ANDROID.
I don't know how long it's going to take you all to figure this out. You all keep supporting this OS that continues to do you all wrong.
No updates, update late, forces you to rely on a site full of Developers that may or may not update your device XDA, forces you to root and custom Rom your device just to enjoy it similar to how iPhone fan oys have to Jailbreak in order to enjoy their devices. Oh you bought a Nexus device, it's gonna update right? Tell that to the Galaxy Nexus owners on Verizon.