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  1. rchillin's Avatar
    Due to Sandy, Google had to cancel their event today. Now I know its always safety first, but a part of me is like 'serves Google right' trying to schedule their announcements WEEKS after Microsoft said they would be announcing Apollo today.

    Google cancels Android event due to Hurricane Sandy - The Washington Post

    Karma is a &!#$% hahaha
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    10-29-2012 08:28 AM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    Well have to wait for the Windows Phone 8 event, and then we will know which one was the biggest disaster.
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    10-29-2012 09:29 AM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    That was very funny.
    Well have to wait for the Windows Phone 8 event, and then we will know which one was the biggest disaster.
    Last edited by 1jaxstate1; 10-29-2012 at 02:26 PM.
    10-29-2012 09:37 AM
  4. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    This is interesting. With no press conference, google announced the new Nexus 4 Android phone will jelly bean. $299, OFF CONTRACT.

    Nexus 4, Nexus 10 release date, pricing announced | BGR
    10-29-2012 02:25 PM
  5. cgk's Avatar
    For the money, the nexus 4 is a very impressive device - yes it doesn't have 4G but in the UK that is of marginal concern at the moment - I wasn't interested in another android device but with that spec and for that price...
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    10-29-2012 02:53 PM
  6. Landsharkk's Avatar
    This is interesting. With no press conference, google announced the new Nexus 4 Android phone will jelly bean. $299, OFF CONTRACT.

    Nexus 4, Nexus 10 release date, pricing announced | BGR
    With competition scrambling to release competitive deals, this is a good sign for the success and impact of WP8.

    If Google/Android didn't feel WP8 was a competition, their announcement probably would not have been made today.
    10-29-2012 02:57 PM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It's sorta too good of a deal to pass up. It's only 8G of storage with no SD support, but so was my Samsung focus, and I didn't have a problem.
    For the money, the nexus 4 is a very impressive device - yes it doesn't have 4G but in the UK that is of marginal concern at the moment - I wasn't interested in another android device but with that spec and for that price...
    10-29-2012 02:59 PM
  8. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    What? Why wouldn't they announce it. First, I didn't know they were announcing a phone. I thought it was a tablet. I don't think they were scrambling. This has been in the works for a while.

    I don't think Google feels WP8 as their competition, not yet. The only competition for Android will be between the OEMs.

    In the end, the consumer wins.
    With competition scrambling to release competitive deals, this is a good sign for the success and impact of WP8.

    If Google/Android didn't feel WP8 was a competition, their announcement probably would not have been made today.
    10-29-2012 03:01 PM
  9. squire777's Avatar
    Google just wants to flood the market with their devices during the holiday rush. I'm sure they are willing to subsidize it to make it possible.
    10-29-2012 03:04 PM
  10. cgk's Avatar
    It's sorta too good of a deal to pass up. It's only 8G of storage with no SD support, but so was my Samsung focus, and I didn't have a problem.
    The 16gb version is still very impressive for the money - I am struggling to resist hittiing the pre-order button...
    10-29-2012 03:20 PM
  11. tgr42's Avatar
    Hmm let's see.. Surface with 1366x768 LCD display for $500-700 or Nexus 10 with 2560x1600 Super AMOLED display for $400-500.

    Personally for me, if I had to buy right now, the choice would be between Surface w/ touch cover @ $600 vs. Nexus 10 @ $400 + cost of separate keyboard. Nexus 10 is way better spec'd hardware and a less bloated OS for $200 less. But would need a separate keyboard, no Office, and it's Android.

    What I'd really like to see is an x86-based tablet running full Windows 8 with the hardware specs and price point of the Nexus 10. But I'm afraid Surface Pro is not going to come close.
    10-29-2012 03:21 PM
  12. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I just tried to pre-order the 8G, and it just has a spot for a email address to notify you when it's available.
    The 16gb version is still very impressive for the money - I am struggling to resist hittiing the pre-order button...
    10-29-2012 03:23 PM
  13. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    When it comes to tablet. I just can't do anything other than a WIndows 8 Pro "tablet". I have to be able to use "old" x86 programs. I love the Surface, but to me it's just an MS iPad. I'm waiting for the Pro machines.

    I could never see me buying any type of google tablet.
    Hmm let's see.. Surface with 1366x768 LCD display for $500-700 or Nexus 10 with 2560x1600 Super AMOLED display for $400-500.

    Personally for me, if I had to buy right now, the choice would be between Surface w/ touch cover @ $600 vs. Nexus 10 @ $400 + cost of separate keyboard. Nexus 10 is way better spec'd hardware and a less bloated OS for $200 less. But would need a separate keyboard, no Office, and it's Android.

    What I'd really like to see is an x86-based tablet running full Windows 8 with the hardware specs and price point of the Nexus 10. But I'm afraid Surface Pro is not going to come close.
    10-29-2012 03:26 PM
  14. Honestabebread's Avatar
    No LTE is a joke. $350 off contract is sick though. i hear the 8X is gonna be around 350-400 off contract.
    10-29-2012 04:33 PM
  15. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Id hope that since more people have 4G phones, that the 3G network would be faster. My "4G" speeds suck.
    10-29-2012 06:28 PM
  16. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I've heard many say that their 4G sucks. Couldn't it be that not all masts are 4G yet? Maybe you are surrounded by 3G masts in your localisation?
    10-29-2012 06:36 PM
  17. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'm not on LTE 4G yet, just the 3G+. I don't know why it's so slow. I barley get 1M down.
    10-29-2012 08:10 PM
  18. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Google release of this phone has pretty much guaranteed I use my upgrade on a WP7 device tho. I plan on get the N4 for 299 and use my upgrade on a new Nokia phone. Not the 920, but whatever comes after that.
    10-29-2012 08:29 PM
  19. Winterfang's Avatar
    I just tried to pre-order the 8G, and it just has a spot for a email address to notify you when it's available.
    I pre-order it also. My plan was to get the 8S at 300+ but this is much better. Since I'm waiting for the next wave of Windows Phone devices, I don't mind the lack of LTE or low storage.

    Google release of this phone has pretty much guaranteed I use my upgrade on a WP7 device tho. I plan on get the N4 for 299 and use my upgrade on a new Nokia phone. Not the 920, but whatever comes after that.
    Exactamundo. That phone is too much beast, LG why do you keep pulling me back? This should be my 4 straight LG device XD.
    10-29-2012 09:10 PM
  20. Shark87's Avatar
    Yeah, I was thinking the same. I think I'll wait just a bit more though before making a decision. I've only seen one website with an off contract price for the 8S and its $324 (on Negiri). As much as I hate non-expandable storage (especially at just 8 & 16 GB), I also can't deny that the N4 is pretty damn sexy as well as a good deal. But as I said, I'll just wait until I make a final decision.
    10-30-2012 10:14 AM
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