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.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.