I'm sick of [mainly Verizon] Verizon/Sprint customers writing reviews on the #nexus4
saying things like the "lack of LTE is a deal breaker" and "no LTE is a fatal flaw". All they're really saying is "Boo-f'in-hoo. I can't have the #nexus4
cause I'm on Verizon/Sprint." They should quit with the jealousy. Or to use a more modern term, STOP HATING! Don't try to convince consumers who can use the #nexus4
that it isn't worth their $300/$350 because you can't use it!
I wouldn't blame +Google
if they never produced a CDMA/LTE #nexus4
. The way Verizon/Sprint handled the #GalaxyNexus
updates is almost as bad as the #nexus4
launch. OK, that may be an over statement. The point is +Nexus
devices should get +Android
updates when +Google
releases them not when a carrier says it's OK.
The move to not include LTE was a good one in my opinion. It keeps manufacturing costs down by being able to produce one device for an innumerable amount of markets and thus GSM subscribers get a top tier phone for mid-range money. In fact the #nexus4
costs less than some mid-range phones off contract.
is the best Android device [when its available] on the market today. Top-of- the-line specs, wonderfully crafted, works like it should, and it's cheaper [only in price] then the top dog from other manufacturers including LG.
The lack of a feature shouldn't be a knock against a device, especially when it only means you can't use it on your carrier of choice.
Besides if Verizon and Sprint used GSM we as consumers would have even more choices as far as devices and would probably pay better prices. As that would be the more distinguishing factor of which company a person would use.
But that's another rant all together!