Have you heard of the Nexus 4? The 4.7-inch display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 8 megapixel camera-toting, Quad-core LG-made smartphone that costs about half what its peers – HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III – cost. And that, dear mobilists and mobilettes, is the crux of this article.
Why would people buy the S III or the One X, when an equal that costs about half exists in the market? I say equal, but in some ways, the Nexus 4 is a better device.
One, it runs Android 4.1.2 out of the box, while current S III and One X users have to wait for an update. Two, because it runs vanilla Android, the Nexus 4 will get any future updates immediately, without any hitches. This is something that its competitors cannot boast of.
So, I am asking, What is Google’s game plan in pushing out a flagship device at a mid-tier price point? In local parlance here, To spoil market for the other bros? Somebody, please help me out.
In the meantime, if you have been eyeing either the One X or Galaxy S III, I recommend that you hold on. The Nexus 4 will hit the streets soon and then you can eat your cake and have it.