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    News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    The new white Nexus 4 will be launched tomorrow.
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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    How does someone get to be VP of a large company while making ridiculous statements like "does not need such a marketing success again"?

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Quote Originally Posted by superscaper View Post
    How does someone get to be VP of a large company while making ridiculous statements like "does not need such a marketing success again"?
    Damage control,I suspect.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    It'll be interesting to see the outcome of Nexus 5 and who builds it. I've been really happy with both my Nexus 4 and (Samsung) Nexus 10.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Quote Originally Posted by superscaper View Post
    It'll be interesting to see the outcome of Nexus 5 and who builds it. I've been really happy with both my Nexus 4 and (Samsung) Nexus 10.
    With Samsung and HTC making 'Nexus'-ised versions of the S4 and One (minus proprietary software but given Nexus-like updates), I would really like Sony to be given a turn at the Nexus brand. The Xperia Z is a drop dead gorgeous phone and having that (or perhaps a new design iteration) with a Nexus experience could be a pretty sweet deal.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    I can't see Sony making it. They're a premium brand and Nexus devices aim for a lower price point. Sony would potentially be de-valuing their brand by allowing Google to sell a Nexus branded device for sub £300.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    So how much storage does this new white version have? 16GB or 32GB

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    It is probably Samsung or Motorola.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It is probably Samsung or Motorola.
    It'll probably be Motorola, it would make sense.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Quote Originally Posted by superscaper View Post
    How does someone get to be VP of a large company while making ridiculous statements like "does not need such a marketing success again"?
    The key word is the "such" and also a "marketing success" != "profit success" - the Nexus 4 has raised LG's profile as a smartphone manufacturer but I suspect they would rather capitalise on that with their own devices and higher margins than again sharing the glory with Google. They would like another kind of marketing success - one that bathes them in glory and rakes in big profits.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Samsung hardly need the leg-up, so I suspect it'll be Motorola, either them or HTC as Google may wish to support an old friend of Android through a troubled time.

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    "on the subject of stock Android, he said “This has no added value for us. Without our own skins."

    I dont get it...
    Are the average users of the Nexus4 so clueless they dont know who made the device? 10-30 seconds on search and they will know?

    So this VP thinks its worthless to get their handset into millions of users pockets unless they emblazon LG LG LG all over the OS?
    FAIL and deservedly so...

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    While LG may deny they are not making a Nexus 5, clearly a device is being made by google considering Google pulled Kernel 3.9 and was working on msm8974 defconfig aka a snapdragon 800 device.

    https://android.googlesource.com/kernel/msm/+/android-msm-3.9-usb-and-mmc-hacks

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Before the Nexus 4, LG's phones had a terrible reputation, mainly because of their rubbish software. I would have thought it would be in their interests to keep selling good-spec phones without skins...

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    Re: News - LG won't be making the Nexus 5, but has a white Nexus 4 for you

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    Are the average users of the Nexus4 so clueless they dont know who made the device? 10-30 seconds on search and they will know?
    Most average users are daft as a brush but anyway LG is written on the back, Nexus is in larger font, "Google" appears nowhere on the exterior.

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    So this VP thinks its worthless to get their handset into millions of users pockets unless they emblazon LG LG LG all over the OS?
    FAIL and deservedly so...
    The brand loyalty is to "Nexus" and stock Android not LG, people won't buy another LG phone, they'll buy another Nexus phone.

    The theory goes that if you've bought a customised Android LG/Samsung/HTC phone+skin and liked it then you're more likely to stay with that manufacturer to retain access to exclusive tools and established usage patterns. Many people hate things changing and will often prefer to stick with what they know.

    The Nexus 4 was also sold with low margin, so yes to LG it has limited worth beyond a one-off bit of good publicity to enhance their reputation for good hardware amongst those "in the know". It's not something they (or any other Nexus partner) need to repeat regularly... having established they can make good hardware they now want to lock people in.

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