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    News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Been trying to get one since it came out. When I have spare readies its out of stock and when I'm broke... Go figure

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Even when it is 'in stock' I would be careful, my order has been pending since 6th December and I have no idea when £289 will suddenly be removed from my account.

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Samsung were competing with themselves with the Nexus devices, why buy a Nexus when their flagship handset was usually better? However, this time the price is very good for the spec
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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Infidel View Post
    Even when it is 'in stock' I would be careful, my order has been pending since 6th December and I have no idea when £289 will suddenly be removed from my account.
    Probably soon, I snuck in an order at the start of Dec and it arrived on the 31st. Worth the wait, bloody good bit of tech and at £279 it's more than a steal. £239 for the 8GB is also amazing value if you're not a big storage user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Samsung were competing with themselves with the Nexus devices, why buy a Nexus when their flagship handset was usually better? However, this time the price is very good for the spec
    Lower SIM-free unlocked cost (on Amazon the G-Nex was <£300 a few months ago when the SGS3 was >£400), lack of bloat is nice considering they all have 1GB RAM, slightly smaller size (Mrs kingpotnoodle thinks her G-Nex is hard to hold so she'd not like an S3)...

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    You would of thought they'd all of learnt from the hp touchpad and even the nexus 7, if something is perceived to be cheap / bargain even if it's flawed it'll sell like hot cakes.
    If there is going to be a stock shortage people buy them for a quick profit! Nex 10's have been selling at over £500 on ebay.

    I guess the nex 7 got the ball rolling for the nexus brand as the 4 & 10 have pretty much been out of stock since launch. Every time it's in stock they're all sold out again in hours. For a while they kept on taking orders but they even had to suspend that.
    Plenty for sale on ebay though at almost twice the price from google ...

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    I ordered mine on the 9th Dec and they took the money yesterday, being delivered tomorrow. Very bloody excited!

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Samsung were competing with themselves with the Nexus devices, why buy a Nexus when their flagship handset was usually better? However, this time the price is very good for the spec
    Actually that's what I was thinking too - although the attractions of getting the OS direct from Google are self-evident. I seriously looked at the then-current Nexus at the time the S3 came out and decided that I liked the higher spec of the S3 more than the software advantages of the Nexus. That, plus that the Nexus is non-upgradeable storage (and battery?)
    Quote Originally Posted by keithwalton View Post
    You would of thought they'd all of learnt from the hp touchpad and even the nexus 7, if something is perceived to be cheap / bargain even if it's flawed it'll sell like hot cakes.
    Very true, and is it just me or is there some finger pointing going on here. Google saying it's LG not making enough, and LG counterclaiming that Google told them to make too few. Probably equally at fault in this case, although LG's always struck me as a little "half-hearted" in their phones - more of a case of "Samsung do it, so we should too" rather than any real desire.

    Being a bargain though doesn't make something bad though - we've got three TouchPad's in the house (one on WebOS, two on Android) and all three are going strong and cost less (in total!) than a single comparable iPad.

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    I missed delivery of mine today. ARGH! To be fair its almost exactly 6 weeks after I ordered and it said 5-6 weeks at that time, so I can hardly complain. If only TNT would give a better delivery window than 9:00-18:00

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Champman99 View Post
    I missed delivery of mine today. ARGH! To be fair its almost exactly 6 weeks after I ordered and it said 5-6 weeks at that time, so I can hardly complain. If only TNT would give a better delivery window than 9:00-18:00
    Where were you! I'd forgo my shat-shave-shower until it arrived!

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    Had mine delivered around the 22nd or something close before christmas, awesome bit of tech and I am glad I bought it as the difference between my Optimus 2x is HUGE! Comparing it to my mates S3 it blows it away, it is just in general snappy no perceivable lag (unless you call loading an app 'lag' which is entirely dependent on that app!) only con so far is the less than average battery life, stock experience left me with less than a day useage and less than 2 hours onscreen! Moving over to a custom ROM and kernel has greatly improved this but it still needs to go alot further . Also the screen need calibrating, still trying to get mine looking good but it pales incomparison to my O2x which was an IPS screen, the colours are just washed out, just requires a bit of effort then it will be flawless .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Had mine delivered around the 22nd or something close before christmas, awesome bit of tech and I am glad I bought it as the difference between my Optimus 2x is HUGE! Comparing it to my mates S3 it blows it away, it is just in general snappy no perceivable lag (unless you call loading an app 'lag' which is entirely dependent on that app!) only con so far is the less than average battery life, stock experience left me with less than a day useage and less than 2 hours onscreen! Moving over to a custom ROM and kernel has greatly improved this but it still needs to go alot further . Also the screen need calibrating, still trying to get mine looking good but it pales incomparison to my O2x which was an IPS screen, the colours are just washed out, just requires a bit of effort then it will be flawless .
    Hey Hicks, you and I have very had very similar experiences again! Got mine on the 19th or there abouts, took me about 2 hours before I decided it was time to root and install a new rom. Tried Modaco, CM10.1 and have settled on AOKP for now using Nova Launcher. Finding it very fast, not laggy at all and loving it considering the cost of the device, however like you I'm pretty disappointed with the screen colours compared to my SGN and O2X. I've tried calibrating it and so far not had much success, vibrant colours appear to be a no no with this screen. However I am suprised that you found the SG3 laggy as generally I've not encountered it especially when running pure android on it.

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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    Sorry if my post implied that the S3 was really laggy, it was just compared to my mates JB S3 it was noticeably faster , snappier is definitely the word!.

    And yeah for the price I cannot fault it, in the end I have got this device for £280 (shipping refunded) and I sold my O2x for £90 meaning only £190 upgrade , add to that the price of a sim only (when my current one ends) is £8 a month I am looking at a very cheap £16 contract compared to my current £17 which in itself was a bargain .

    What kernel have you been using? Faux kernel has gamma controls for the display which drastically effects its performance, unfortunately I didnt think much of the kernel and he hasnt dropped that out for everyone else to use afaik . My kernel of choice atm is Matr1x it certainly seems the best with regard to battery life and standard performance.

    Im glad you're enjoying your device as much as me, certainly is a great buy and I have a funny feeling we will be upgrading at a similar time again haha.
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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    My S3 has got a tiny bit slower since the upgrade to Jellybean. but plenty fast enough for me...non replaceable battery and no extra storage are deal breakers though in my book!
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    Re: News - Google underestimated Nexus 4 popularity by a factor of ten

    @ Hicks - AOKP (mr1_build 2) uses a Faux kernal as standard and to be honest in this rom I'm finding it perfectly acceptable, battery performance wise. However it doesn't have colour calibration controls in it as standard, or at least not that I've found yet.

    Previously with MCR I tried Faux (mainly because of gamma controls) and Franco kernal, which was excellent. There was also an app I used for Gamma control but for the life of me I cant remember what it was called but found it via a thread on xda which had a chart of users gamma settings.

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