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Rumor: Motorola Nexus Coming in Q4?

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“I just want a Motorola Nexus!” How often have you seen that in the comments of this site? Probably more than you can count, right? Taylor Wimberly, who was spot on with details of the Moto X months before it launched, has heard from sources that Motorola and Google will finally partner up to release one in Q4 of this year. He doesn’t have any other details other than it won’t be a Moto X turned Nexus, but could potentially be a different device altogether. 

I’d attempt to speculate on what exactly we could see, but truthfully, I have no idea. Will it be better (in terms of specs) than the Moto X? Maybe it’ll be equal? It can’t go lower, can it?

I was told we could see upwards of four Nexus devices this fall (including the much anticipated watch) – maybe this Moto device is one of them. Also, don’t jump to the conclusion that LG couldn’t still be making a new Nexus. We could see two phones for all we know.

Take to the comments, please. Hypebeast.

Via:  +Taylor Wimberly

Cheers BK, Lawrence, and Open1Your1Eyes0!

  • Chris

    All the hype and it ends up not being go ground breaking as everyone thought.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    hopefully they can incorporate some sort of MotoMaker with this MOTONEXUS

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    oh, here comes the silver lining to a delayed moto maker launch on vzw. now I get to hear whether or not the Moto neXus will run on vzw or not before I buy a custom Moto X. I’d hate to have buyers remorse.

  • zombiewolf115

    i want a sony nexus device

    • Mike

      That would be awesome

      • aQuickBit

        Sony NeXperia.
        that sounds weird :|

  • Ian

    Mo nexus mo problems

  • James Hill

    Talk about buyers remorse.

  • Justin W

    I’m going to get the Moto X because I’m psyched for what Moto’s doing now and their potential in the future, but if there is a Moto Nexus (Hm…. Moto Nexus X?), I’ll definitely be picking that up as well :)

    • Render

      Moto neXus

  • Darrin W. Crenshaw

    I want a Droid Nexus. Qwerty Slider – it’s LONG overdue.

    And NO LOCKED BOOTLOADER please.

  • tyguy829

    WOW. So by the time the Moto Maker X comes to Verizon in November, there will already be a new moto nexus and no one will care about the X anymore. This whole exclusivity thing sucks.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    This makes some sense, this would give Motorola an excuse to have official access to the newest version of android asap. This is the perfect way for them not to go back on the whole Google is going to treat us like every other OEM.

    • Render

      Maybe this is the device that everyone was hypebeasting for the past year and it got confused with the Moto X a few months ago…

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        That would be nice, although now I feel like I want my cake and I want to eat it too. I like the features and customs hardware of the moto x, but I would also want some better specs that would probably come with the moto nexus. D@mn you Android and all of your choices!

      • Gnex

        Ah, the X-Phone. Best hypebeasting ever.

  • paul_cus

    Oh, boy. Here we go.

  • Austin

    Fingers crossed

  • calum wilper

    just… verizon… i’m begging. I’M ON MY KNEEEEEEEEES!!!! JUST CAN I PLEASE HAVE A NEXUSSSSSS…. :_(

  • Steve B

    Is this the high end Moto device Sarge and Bionic spoke of? This could be the coming of something truly special. Hardware and software combine for perfection…

  • moelsen8

    Its almost like moto themselves put this out as a way to keep all of us on the hook who were disappointed in the moto x price.

    • tyguy829

      nah because then no one would buy the moto x. They would just wait for this

      • moelsen8

        Eh not Joe america though.. And that’s exactly who will buy the x. They’re going to sell boatloads.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Motorola has produced two Nexus devices…the OG Droid and the Xoom.

    • Steve B

      Neither of those were actually Nexus devices.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        Maybe not in name, but they both ran stock Android and got updates directly from Google (after VZW approval of course), they were both used as reference hardware while Google was developing a new version of Android, they both had unlock(ed/able) bootloaders. They were both Nexus devices in all but their name.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          True DAT! But seriously, the Xoom is updating to 4.3 while my Tf-101 has been abandoned with ICS forever.

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Not quite. The VZW Xoom is only upgrading to 4.1.2 after being stuck on ICS the last 14 months. This brings it up to date the US WiFi-only Xoom which got 4.1.2 back in October of last year. Neither the US WiFi-only nor Verizon Xoom variants (the ones updated by Google) will be upgraded past 4.1.2 unless there were to be some major security hole found that would require patching. The international variants (with ROMs updated and maintained by Motorola) will all be staying on ICS.

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            That’s something I didn’t know. What was the soak test Kellex announced last week? Hmm..

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            That was the Verizon Xoom’s 4.1.2 update, which is the same update the US WiFi model got in October of last year.

        • Brian Kircher

          and the xoom is still getting updates to this day, which still surprises me.

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Not really. See my reply to Philip Kaiser below.

        • Steve B

          I’ll agree with you on the Xoom but the OG was none of those.

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Why not the OG? A look through the build.prop of any stock ROM proves it was a Google maintained and updated ROM. Plus it was the device that Google used to develop Android 2.0. The bootloader want locked, either. It was the Nexus before there was Nexus.

  • Render

    Likely the X8 with 2-4 Krait 400 cores and A330 GPU+ more ram.

    I bet that KLP will feature many of the new Moto X features standard within the OS (active notifications, assist, always listening).

    The Moto X might just be the dry run for the main event…regardless, I am 100% positive the X8 NLP and Contextual core will be integrated in some way, or else Google would not have let Motorola develop their own proprietary architecture.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      +1 because ive been saying this. aware or fucket

    • Steve B

      A version of the X8 using the Snapdragon 800? That would be nice.

  • Howard Lin

    I honestly can’t decide on which phone I’m gonna buy next year if they keep announcing flagship phones after flagship phones every month… god please help me… too many options…

  • King Lo

    I just creamed my panties.

  • Skittlez

    Please, Verizon! Do us current Nexus users a favor and get this!

  • Zack Kolev

    I guess my dad is getting a hand-me-down GS4 sooner that I expected! Nice!

    • James Hill

      Can I be your dad?

      • New_Guy

        “…Little did he know…”

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          lol plot twist

  • Captain_Doug

    It should be a Moto X Nexus. As long as it keeps that form factor.

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    As someone who has been waiting for his next phone, I’m just going to say this.

    Damn it.

  • moelsen8

    God damn hypebeastin’

  • enigmaco

    Could the Motorola beast be returning?

  • Guest

    But is there any possible way verizon could see it?

    • victorvics

      70% NO but with LTE support on Nexus 7 it could change next year.
      one device for ATT/T-Mobile and Verizon

    • jose

      LOL.

    • MichaelFranz

      based on the new nexus 7….i’d say its a big possibility

      i just wouldnt expect it to run on CDMA. I would say if anything it would be a LTE only device.

      For the most part i always have LTE so i would be ok with this

      • Pedro

        If it doesn’t have CDMA (like that’s ever possible again), then it won’t be a VZW device.
        Please let this be true for my T-mobile $30 account. Keep my N4 as a backup for my clumsy daughter.

        • MichaelFranz

          doesnt need CDMA though. Since google normally sells now thorugh play store, they will probably just use the same chipset design as the new N7 and make one device available on all carriers. it will probably be a side note that anyone with CDMA will not have 3G. A sacrifice im willing to make

          • Fozzybare

            or be able to make phone calls…or be able to text….yeah. no cdma will be wonderful right now!

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            While you have a valid point, you are missing the fact that ALL of Verizon’s actual phone calls are still transmitted on the CDMA network, that is mainly why we haven’t seen a pure LTE phone. It won’t be until December of this year or the middle of next year (2014) before we start seeing Verizon roll out voice over LTE (VoLTE) but then there is the issue of getting all the devices that have already been sold updated with the correct software to enable VoLTE. That is when we will see devices being sold on the Play Store that will be compatible with Verizon.

            EDIT: I forgot to add that all SMS are still sent over CDMA on Verizon.

          • MichaelFranz

            true, unless vzw surprises us and enables it….but you killed my dreams good sir…:(

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            Sorry for being that guy, but it is one of those things where we have all been wishing and hoping for VoLTE to rollout because Verizon’s whole dictatorship with what devices can be put on their network is really getting old!

          • Hayden7200

            Would Google Voice solve that problem? If they made a Nexus with Verizon’s LTE band, couldn’t you use GV to make calls and send text messages?

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            I’m not exactly sure how Google Voice works but without CDMA you would essentially have say an LTE powered Xoom tablet or LTE Nexus 7 so whatever apps you could use to make calls from a tablet would be your only options. I’m guessing you could use Google Voice but doesn’t it use a mobile number (like the one you would get with a valid SIM card) to route all the calls through or can it be used purely with a Google made phone number?

          • tyguy829

            no there are apps like grooveip that can route google voice calls (incoming and outgoing) through VOIP.

          • Hayden7200

            Well, if Moto makes a Nexus with the same radio as the new N7, I will definitely know the answer to those questions because I want a Nexus phone! I wasn’t able to get the GNex so I’m not letting this one by me.

          • tyguy829

            that would really only work if you had unlimited though

          • Hayden7200

            I do have unlimited data!

          • brkshr

            You could, but from what I hear, VoIP is not the best… and what tyguy just said.

          • Hayden7200

            I don’t really use my phone for making phone calls. (which seems weird to say) So as long as I have data and text messages and can make an occasional phone call, I’m good to go!

          • brkshr

            I would be in the same boat as you if my phone wasn’t my primary business line. I text/IM everyone I know personally now.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            Personally, I rarely ever make calls but one of the major limitations put upon most of the VoIP services is that you cannot make emergency calls so if say the worst did happen, you would have no way of contacting for help.

          • Higher_Ground

            could you keep an unactivated cmda phone around? I thought unactivated phones could still dial 911 but I’m not positive.

          • Tim242

            …CDMA is needed for phone calls…

          • Pedro

            Uhm. It needs CDMA if you want to use voice.
            To, you know, make or take a phone call.

      • Tim242

        Ummm you would need that CDMA to make and receive phone calls : )

        • NemaCystX

          except when VoLTE comes out

    • Geoffrey Gunter

      These guys have surprised us before. Everyone likes to jump on the idea that’s its literally impossible because of the Gnex and the Nexus 4 being gsm only, but that really doesn’t mean anything.

  • Tim

    Verizon flavored I trust?

  • EC8CH

    How are there not a billions comments on here yet?

    • Higher_Ground

      obvious troll post is obvious?

  • yummy

    Logic 101
    If Motonexus,

    Then “Ba bye! Furizon!”

    • Skittlez

      4 devices. could be one for each major carrier

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    The coveted MoNexus.

    • Higher_Ground

      “Motoxus”
      just sounds fun to say it

  • Ron

    Who cares? The iPhone 5S/6 will blow this thing out of the water anyways.

    • Gnex

      I know you want to buy the next iPhone, but would you recommend I buy the Moto Nexus?

    • victorvics

      I see you are butt hurt!!! this is what makes Moto nexus exciting

      • Ron

        I have no reason to be “butt hurt” iOS7 is coming soon and it revolutionize the mobile platform again, I see you Android bigots are still behind on your updates.

        • g2gsr

          No disrespect meant here, but how can you consider iOS7 revolutionary when the majority of its new features have been in Android for multiple releases?

        • victorvics

          confirms you are butt hurt!! I have seen iOS7 and its nothing revolutionary except app redesign. btw, i am on the latest android 4.3

        • TheRunner024

          iOS 7 is not going to revolutionize anything lol.

        • calum wilper

          troll troll troll troll, troll troll troll troll, you’re a troll. lololol

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          Heard they are inventing animated icons for your home screen. Its gonna revolutionize how we use mobile phones. You can view live info without opening your apps. They are calling them iGets. Pronounced oui jets. Lol

      • RonRon

        You’re being trolled. If this were the real Ron that posts on DL he’d have a “Staff” tag next to his name.

    • James Hill

      If I could tether for free with the new iPhone on my unlimited Verizon 4G like I do with Android, I might consider switching.

    • New_Guy

      I see you names yourself “Ron”. Clever :)…

    • Trevor

      Identity theft is a crime, “Ron.”

    • CasperTFG

      Ron!!

  • driodarmy

    omg yes!

  • NeedName

    Let loose the hypebeast!!!!!!!!

    bitchin’ that the device doesn’t live up to the hype begins in Q4!

    • hkklife

      Well. Sarge and Bionic did mention a 5″ 1080P ”flagship” coming in the October timeframe that was apparently S600-based.. This would match up pretty well with that report. At any rate, 5 new devices for the last few months of 2013 is a pretty full schedule by the standards of anyone not named Samsung. But Taylor’s been on a roll as of late with his Moto tidbits so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

      • Skittlez

        maybe the 4 devices are one for each major carrier?

      • kixofmyg0t

        Bionic also said that X would come with a S600, then S800, then Tegra4. I argued with him about the eight core deal and he didn’t believe me, right up until the day of the X reveal.

        I wouldn’t believe him if I were you. He’s said sooo many things and been wrong about most.

        X and Ultra will be what we have from the new Moto. At least until november…..

        • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

          After the whole fiasco with Bionic and this “Sarge” dude, I would strongly advise everyone to take what they read in the comments with a grain of salt!

          • tomn1ce

            Has anyone seen Bionic around? Was he kidnapped by Google or Motorola…I guess he doesn’t want to be told that he was wrong by the many things that he said on here.. -_-

          • Liderc

            He finally bailed because all his bullsh*t was proven wrong. Honestly, I’m glad “Sarge” has stop appearing in every other comment.

          • Godzilla

            He made a long post about how he was sick of the hostility towards him and he was quiting.

          • Bi0nic

            I get a funny feeling that you’re Bionic…just under this new username of “Godzilla”. Your posts are almost like the same kinda crap he would post…minus the sarge stuff.

          • Godzilla

            I am insulted by this.

          • Bi0nic

            Sorry to insult you but I’m speaking what I believe to be the truth. I also find it fascinating that your account creation matched up quite nicely with Bionic’s “demise”. Coincidence? Possibly…but I like to think not.

          • Godzilla

            Regardless of all that. He is gone and so are his posts about upcoming devices. That seemed to be what people had a problem with.

            Does not matter if he has a new name or not as long as the point of conflict is gone.

          • Bi0nic

            Yes, that was getting quite annoying. Since you’re not denying my allegations, am I to believe that I was correct? :D

          • Godzilla

            No one cared who I was until I put on the Mask.

          • NemaCystX

            a HUGE grain of salt at that

  • Joel Hardman

    Nexus 4, nexus 5, nexus 7, and nexus 10? I could see moto making the 4 with lg making the 5″ phablet nexus

    • Dan

      Please let moto make the 5″, take the droid max and move the buttons to onscreen and boom there you be. I’d buy it, but it ain’t coming to Verizon and I’m stuck due to coverage.

      • Tim242

        Onscreen buttons would make a 5″ display into a 4.7″ display.

        • tomn1ce

          The display on my G-Nexus is 4.65″ and that’s exactly what’s available to me…

          • Tim242

            Not if you are using on screen buttons. Average consumers don’t root, install custom ROM’s, or use LMT Pie controls. Obviously, you don’t like on screen buttons either.

          • tomn1ce

            I actually like them because instead of having just 3 buttons I usually have 5 buttons when I’m not using LMT launcher. I make them smaller as well. The average consumer may not notice that much the onscreen buttons are eating a fraction of the screen.

          • Tim242

            But you said that you have the whole 4.65″ available for use. You don’t when using the buttons. My biggest issue with on screen buttons is that they are so huge. I had the Gnex for a year. My one and only reason for installing a custom ROM on it was to make the buttons smaller. Another thing that bothers me, is that the on screen buttons do not reduce the phone bezels. My S4 has a physical home button and still has smaller bezels than Nexus phones.

          • Liderc

            I don’t have a response, but your argument is just stupid.

          • Tim242

            Yeah, real stupid to not want huge buttons taking up my display space, and still have huge bezels. A lot of people hold this opinion.

          • Steve B

            What’s stupid is to regress to a legacy way of doing things. I see where you’re coming from but you need to look at this from a functionality perspective. If a Nexus device with on-screen keys had zero chin, the buttons would be all the way at the bottom. It would be nearly impossible to use the phone single handed. Just from a comfort standpoint, phones are always going to have a chin. What google needs to do is make a 5.2 or 5.1 inch phone so peeps can get a full 5 inches of screen all the time. Even on my GS3, when I enable the nav keys, the screen feels a little small to me.

          • Tim242

            I agree, they should make the screen big enough to account for the buttons. I know phones will always have chins. However, phones with on screen buttons shouldn’t have double the bezels of phones like the GS4 with physical and capacitive buttons.

          • Steve B

            Agreed. Bezel is such a dirty word in Android land.

          • Ronaldo

            Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa…. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…. Tim’s crying again.

    • Eric

      5″ is now a phablet?

      • Joel Hardman

        I’m thinkin 5.5 or 5.6 if they can make a 5.2″ with that new display tech I don’t see why couldn’t go bigger. Then moto could release a 4.7

      • LameCarrot

        I would say that 5″ is the max for it to still be considered a phone (e.g. GS4). Anything over 5″ should be considered a phablet.

        • John Davids

          For me, the distinction between phone, phablet, and tablet has a lot more to do with the actual dimensions than it does with the screen size.

        • tomn1ce

          They are sure not calling the LG G2 a phablet even though it’s only .1″ smaller then the G-Note…

        • Higher_Ground

          Oh the Dell streak… so ahead of it’s time with a 5″ screen and 800×480 WVGA resolution!

    • Tim242

      There’s already a Nexus 4. Nexus phones are not named by display size like the tablets.

      • tyguy829

        says who?

        • Tim242

          Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4. The 4 is for 4th Nexus. The display is 4.7″.

          • tyguy829

            I think google came up with the idea of naming by screen size when they launched the first nexus 7. Since then, every nexus to come out has been named like that. If the nexus phones were named by generation, what would happen when they get to Nexus 7? Doesn’t work.

          • Tim242

            Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4. Wouldn’t it make more sense that the 4 is for 4th gen, rather than a 4.7! Inch display? As far as when they get to 7, they could just make it a named device, rather than the number as they have twice before. Also, they may make the Nexus 5, the 5th Nexus, with a 5″ screen. Then they could call them the Nexus 5 from here on out. That seems the most plausible to me.

          • tomn1ce

            Or just call it Nexus Seven…

      • Brian Kircher

        But yet the name coincidentally matches the screen size on both the 7 and 10… So maybe the next Nexus device will be called the 5 cause it will be the 5th Nexus and will have a 5in screen, and then Google can just release a new 5 every year following.

        • Tim242

          That was my point. They name the tablets by display size, but not the phone. But, if they get to a 5″ display on the phone and keep it there, your idea would make sense. They could change the naming convention of the phones without confusion.

          • Brian Kircher

            but then if they continue with that they are doing with naming their phones, they will eventually get to the 7 and 10. So you would have to devices named Nexus 7 and 10, that would be both confusing and stupid.

          • Tim242

            They could use names instead of numbers when they get to those, like with the Gnex. However, endless numbering seems stupid. Hopefully, they follow your idea of having the Nexus 5 be 5″, and call it the Nexus 5 from here on out.

      • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

        I think it’s fairly clear that Google is naming Nexus devices after the screen size.

        • Tim242

          Tablets yes, phones no. The Nexus 4 does not have a 4″ display. However, it is the 4th Nexus

          • Arve Svendsen

            And 4 cores :O

          • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

            It’s basically 4 inches. .7″ is being a little nitpicky. I’m just going off of their whole new look. The way they have the Google Play Store set up with their devices; makes it seem very much like they want the numbers to convey screen size.

          • Tim242

            4.7″ is basically 4″? What? People really come up with crazy ways to justify an opinion. The difference between the 4.3″ EVO 4G from 2010 and my 5″ GS4 is .7″…and you think that is basically the same??? Google is naming tablets by screen size. They have not yet named a phone by screen size. Would they want to market a 4.7″ display as only 4″??? You think that is nitpicky? WoW. I’ve heard it all now. We’re talking about Google, that listed the Galaxy Nexus display as the exact 4.65 instead of 4.7 in the specs.

          • Justin W

            So with that argument, the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 aren’t named based off of their screen sizes either, since both have a larger screen than the 10 and 7 implied screen sizes (10.055″ and 7.02″, respectively). You want nitpicking, I can deliver :P

          • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

            I think you’re getting pretty carried away over .7″ haha.

            In any case, the .7 difference really wasn’t the foundation of my claim. IMO, they’re going by screen size to name ALL of their nexus devices now. It makes everything look very streamlined and organized. If you want to think that they’ve just been chucking out phones with any name they can think of, including the Nexus 4, but just recently decided to name tablets based on screen size, be my guest. Keep in my mind though that the Nexus 7 came out prior to the Nexus 4. Thus it would make sense that they came up with the idea to name Nexus devices based on screen size.

            Again, this is all opinion unless Google comes out and confirms either of our theories, or says something weird like, “We called it a Nexus 7 because we we’re feeling lucky!” -_-

          • Tim242

            They named the tablets by display size, because that won’t change. The Nexus 7 was 7″ last year, is this year, and will be next year. Same goes for the Nexus 10. The Nexus phone display size has been 3.7″, 4″, 4.65″, and 4.7″. Who knows what it will be this year. It could be 4.7-5.2″. Do you see why it’s logical to name tablets by display size, but not phones?

      • Blake

        There was already a Nexus 7 and they made another one of those didn’t they?

        Nexus One = 1st one, Nexus S = S branding from Galaxy S, Galaxy Nexus = Galaxy branding. Nexus 4 = Screen size.

        Does it make more sense for them to randomly resume numbering them on model (after skipping the previous two) or to name it after screen size following the already established Nexus 7? I know the screen size was larger than 4″ but they couldn’t call it 5 because it’s not a 5″ screen and Nexus 4.7 doesn’t have as nice a ring to it as Nexus 4.

        I don’t have proof of this but you don’t have proof of your statement either so it’s just a presumption of validity. However, given my theory the last 4 (N7, N4, N10, N7) have all been named according to the same scheme, just rounding down numbers. Given your theory Google names tablets after screen size but phones according to generation number except for the 2nd and 3rd generation. I know which one sounds more plausible to me.

        • Tim242

          You say they couldn’t call it Nexus 5 because it isn’t a 5″ screen. But you think it’s OK to name it Nexus 4 on screen size, even though it’s much larger than 4′,??? It would make more sense to round up. The Nexus 4 is the 4th Nexus. They opted for gen number over Optimus Nexus. There was a story about it way back when. Hopefully, they will make the Nexus 5 with a 5″ screen and will call it the Nexus 5 from now on. I hate endless numbering.

          • NemaCystX

            That’s a mighty big phone to be 4′ (feet)

          • Blake

            Because 4.7 is still 4, it’s just more than that. Calling it a Nexus 5 when it doesn’t have at least a 5″ screen would be over promising and only serve to confuse people (why is the the Neuxs 5 when it doesn’t have at least a 5″ screen?). It’s not like the Nexus 4 has a 5.2″ screen, it has a 4.7″ screen. So you round down. 7/10 of an inch isn’t much larger than 4″ anyhow.

            It’s not endless numbering it’s a clear format adopted by their ENTIRE line now as evidenced by three other devices. By your logic they, for whatever reason, see fit to name their tablets alone after the screen size but leave their phones out of it. There’s no sense to that what so ever and you’ve yet to site a source for it. It makes so much more sense to keep the same naming scheme they’ve had (after screen size). So they had the options: Call it a Nexus 4.7, Nexus 4, or a Nexus 5. Nexus 4.7 sounds like a software product. While Nexus 4 isn’t true, it’s not over promising like calling it the Nexus 5 would be.

            There’s been a total of 7 Nexus devices, only one is explicitly named after it’s ordering, 3 are explicitly named after the size of the screen, two are named after the co-branding, and the Nexus 4 is the one in question. Does it make more sense to go back to the abandoned naming practice that has no established pattern or to go with the naming scheme used by the previous and future devices? Again, I know it’s not an exactly 4″ screen but Nexus 4.7 sounds silly and Nexus 5 is over promising, it just makes so much more sense to call it a Nexus 4 in that case because it is at least that large.

          • Tim242

            It’s the same as the iPhone. The iPhone 4 was named by gen of the phone, when others weren’t. Regardless, this is not worth arguing over. It will be called what they choose.

          • Justin W

            The difference is the iPhone 1-5 (and likely 5S coming up) were all named in succession (albeit they skipped 2 for 3G). The Nexus had the Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4. Only two fi the profile of the endless numbering scheme, two are named after their co-branded devices. It’s based off the screen-size, as that’s the only logical explanation, especially since the new version of the Nexus 7 was named the Nexus 7, even though it’s technically the 2nd edition of the Nexus 7. Also, the old and new Nexus 7 have a 7.02″ screen, so why wouldn’t they call it a Nexus 7.02? The Nexus 10 has a 10.055″ screen, so why not Nexus 10.055?

          • Tim242

            There’s a huge difference between .02 and .70. That’s a 68% difference. Why would Goofgle market their display a whole .7″ smaller? That’s OG EVO 4G VS GS4 difference. It is the 4th Nexus. It was originally going to be called Optimus Nexus, but was changed to gen number. I can’t believe you would think screen size is more logical. : /

          • Justin W

            Under promise, over deliver. All of their device names are slightly smaller than their actual size (Nexus 10 is .055″ larger than 10″, Nexus 7 is .02″ larger, Nexus 4 is .7″ larger). Why would they name their device Nexus 4.7? That sounds like a software mod or software version, not a device. I can’t believe you think they are going to name the next 3 devices Nexus 5 (logical if the screen is 5″), Nexus 6, Nexus 7. They won’t simply because it’s by screen size.
            Also, just a bit more nit-picking, depending on how you look at it, .02 is 2.86% of .7, or .7 is 3500% of .02. Not sure where 68% came from. And it’s not that huge of a difference – it’s .68″, which is bigger than your $#%&.

          • Tim242

            Under promise, over deliver? What if someone bought it because they wanted a 4″ display? That would be false advertisement. Since you have issues with math, I’ll explain the 68%. The .02 = 2%, .7 = 70%. There is .68 difference between them. Naming tablets by display size makes sense, as the display is the same size every year. Nexus phone displays have been 3.7, 4, 4.65, and 4.7. The next one could be 4.7-5.2. So, pinning a display size to the name makes no sense on a phone. Not to mention, no other phone in history has ever been named by display size. However, many companies name their tablets by display size, like the Galaxy Tab 7.7. See,what I showed you there? You will see soon enough, and I will blast you when the next Nexus is announced.

          • Tim242
          • Tim242
          • Liderc

            lol the first part of your argument is so ridiculous. Why would you round down from 4.7 to 4 if you’re 3/10 away from 5? There’s no method, Google just makes it up as they go along. Just like the Galaxy Nexus was named based on all the Galaxy devices being release from Samsung who produced that Nexus device.

          • Justin W

            Under promise, over deliver. Number one rule in Customer Service, and they applied it to the Nexus 4. @tim242:disqus’s argument is the ridiculous one here.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I may be more interested in Taylor’s MotoMaker 2.0 idea. Customizable guts + backing. He knows things.

    • Corey Foltman

      the only guts i think you’ll ever be able to change is what you can change now, storage size and carrier.

  • Geekdad

    Ron said I should wait for this instead.

    • NeedName

      but I’m gettin’ a Moto X in the mean time

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        I’m gonna take this opportunity to get an iPhone.

  • jbannach

    Guess.Lg makes high end nexus. Motorola makes low end. This is to show that KLP is optimized for entire price range.

  • Kenny Larson

    As long as it matches the Nexus 4 for value, I’m sold. Especially because I buy my phones off-contract/unlocked.

  • fartbubbler

    I’d leave Verizon for this, if I had to.

    • calum wilper

      i tried to with the nexus 4, unfortunately t-mobile’s coverage sucked and at&ts plans sucked

      • Corey Foltman

        it does suck a lot going from unlimited vzw to 1.5gb att with net10. but it is $100 cheaper for my 3phone family plan.

        • calum wilper

          it is sooo much cheaper, but i use 16 gb average a month and i’m going to hold onto to that data usage for as long as i can!

          • Corey Foltman

            yea, i was using 10-14gb a month. it’s a huge kick to the face. but you gotta do what you gotta do when money gets tight

          • Steve B

            Agreed, it’s tough, but damn Verizon is so freaking expensive. If you’re lucky and you live in a good t-mobile/At&t area all is good, if not it’s really tough to live with.

    • Steve B

      Get ready to jump.

  • Patrick Flanigan

    Oh Kellex, please don’t toy with my schoolgirl heart like this, it just might burst.
    But OMFG I REALLY WANT THAT!!!

  • duoexo

    And its coming to Verizon too. You heard it here first.

    • Pedro

      per Sarge?

      • King Lo

        What happened to ole Bionic haven’t seen em since the moto x release.

        • ssl48

          Witness protection program?

          • El_Big_CHRIS

            yeah him and sarge are being protected by the FBI after the NSA found our outrage over the moto x price

        • Godzilla

          He quit

      • James Hill

        Yeah. I was dreaming last night, and Sarge spoke to me about the Nexus arriving on Big Red soon.

    • Skittlez

      Please, God!

    • Rodeojones000

      I hope, more than anything, that what you’re saying is true.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Aware or nothing.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Oh snap!

  • scaarg

    Googlerola STAHP

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

    I still don’t trust some of Taylor Wimberly’s leaks even after he was pretty good on the Moto X.

    But I’d love it if he proved me wrong!

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Nexus Glass.

  • evan brown

    HYPEBEAST THE SH*T OUT OF THIS

  • Eric

    Nope, it’s gonna be LG.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Who says LG and Moto can’t each make one?

      • EC8CH

        oh gawd… not this again :-P

        Sony’s making one too right?!

      • Eric

        They could but I find it highly unlikely to have two Nexus’s

        • Greyhame

          A 4 and a 5. Definitely a possibility.

          • Eric

            With the way google has been doing thing’s I don’t see two nexus phones they already got a full line of nexus’s now they just need to update them.

          • Joseph Pojunis

            A 100″ screen is also a “possibility”, but definitely not probable.

          • Corey Foltman

            LG Nexus 4s and a Moto 5 haha

      • Kenny Larson

        Actually Pantech and Huawei are getting together to design a Nexus phone that will be marketed by ZTE.

    • http://rootzwiki.com/news Max M.

      Last I heard LG said they weren’t making it, but they would be open to the idea.

      • Eric

        Yeah that means nothing. Why would they go and say they are making the next nexus before the announcement?

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          There’s a difference between ” We wont be making one” and “We cannot comment”

          • Eric

            Either way I doubt the answer they give is truthful.

    • Geoffrey Gunter

      Do you say that out of skepticism, or do you have a guess as to why it would be LG?

    • Kenton Douglas

      Correct. I see everyone is being taken for a ride again. First we had “$199 off contract” for the Moto X; designed to build in disappointment when the prices were announced – that worked pretty well. Now, it’s time to start a rumour about a Motorola Nexus to dissuade people form actually buying the Moto X before it’s actually on the market! It’s a very clear agenda at work work here. LOL :)

  • macewank

    Motorola said they’d be releasing a “Google Play Edition” of the Moto X sometime later this year. I have to assume that’s what this is about… I don’t know why they’d release two devices like that?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      He said this is different than a Moto X, which would also be different than a GPE Moto X.

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        Given the unique features of the Moto X, and how close to stock it is do you think you would prefer the Moto X or a Nexus Moto phone.

        • RoadsterHD1

          That’s what I’m thinking it would be two like devices practically.

      • macewank

        Right.. I guess I just don’t see the point of doing a GPE Moto X and another Nexus device. It’s like they’re actively trying to flood the market with devices HTC-style. We all know how that worked out…

  • zakry obrien

    So it begins..again

    • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

      It’s the cycle of the Android fan. Nexus in the fall, flagships in the spring and summer, “I’ll just wait for [rumored device]”, repeat.

      • vyduxawanuxe

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        Maybe not in name, but they both
        ran stock Android and got updates directly from Google (after VZW
        approval of course), they were both used as reference hardware while
        Google was developing a new version of Android, they both had
        unlock(ed/able) bootloaders. They were both Nexus devices in all but
        their name.

      • Steve B

        Sadly, a sickness most of us share.

    • Bob G

      I feel like Taylor recycles his own Nexus rumors that didn’t pan out the years before. This multiple Nexus phones rumor has been going on for 3 years now… I guess eventually it’ll be true.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        It’s just like the Apple peeps talking about having a 42inch Apple TV..NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

      • Render

        Given how spot on he was with the Moto X, its pretty clear he likely has source that is very closely connected to Motorola right now that has been willing to spill some beans.

        • chris125

          Except for the it would be $299 off contract…

          • Gnex

            The only thing that’s semi-official is AT&T’s $575/630 for the 16/32GB variants. T-Mobile sold the Nexus 4 off contract for like $500 when it first launched, so I’m gonna wait until Motorola announces the pricing.

      • brkshr

        The multiple Nexus rumors were true. LG, Asus & Samsung have created Nexus devices in the past year…

        • tyguy829

          exactly. No one said the multiple nexus devices were all phones. People jumped to conclusions.

          • NemaCystX

            except last year it was also rumored to be 4 devices not just 3

            Google might fill in the gaps

            Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 8, Nexus 10

            a screen size for everyone

          • calculatorwatch

            I would love to be the rich bastard that has one of each… “Hmm, does this call for a 7 inch screen or an 8 inch one?”

          • Steve B

            The 4th Nexus device was supposed to be the Q, which was shelved by Google when they realized it was grossly overpriced > enter the Chromecast.

    • Gnex

      MUST HYPEBEAST NOW

    • jose

      I need to log off DL and never come back. This will ruin my life.

      • Brian Kircher

        Couldnt be any more true! Seriously. I was just getting ready to get the Droid Maxx too! Only question is if its true, what will VZW do. We all know their stance on Nexus devices…

        • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

          I doubt Verizon will have any say. If they stick to the GSM unlocked only model then Verizon is irrelevant. And after the GNex debacle, can you really blame Google?

          • phathands

            The sad thing is that many of us were ok with the GNex on VZW, relatively. Late updates are better than no updates. If VZW had another nexus and said explicitly, updates will be 2-3 months late, I would still buy it for the reliability of the network.

          • Tyler

            I would buy it and immediately unlock the bootloader and put a ROM with the latest version of android on it from the AMAZING dev community that the nexus brand has.

            Moving away from a nexus device is going to be weird for me. Personally I’m getting either a Droid MAXX or waiting to customize a Verizon Moto X while watching for Nexus rumors.

          • Higher_Ground

            The verizon galaxy nexus really was a paradox. I mean we all buy into verizon mainly because of the superior network and speeds, but ended up with a phone that has terrible reception, thereby negating the main benefits of going with verizon to begin with.

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            I honestly feel bad for all these folks that stuck it out with a Gnex on Verizon for the past two years. The Galaxy S3 came out months after the Gnex on Verizon and was everything the GS3 should have been. I had the Gnex for two weeks and returned it…the crappy speaker phone, poor reception, awful battery life just ruined that phone.

          • Seiga

            Don’t need to feel bad Jon. Most VZW GNexus users are still happy. And with CM 10.2 and 4.3 android, it feels like a new phone again. FSYNC really helped out the abysmal battery life. Now I get a full day’s use without having to charge using the Stock battery.

          • Tommy3141

            Excellent point Higher_Ground! And Moto phones have been by far the best RF performers on the market. Best LTE, Best CDMA, Best GPS, and except for some software glitches, pretty good WiFi. The best combo for actually getting data and phone performance is Moto and VZW. I agree with Tyler – I’m going for a MAXX or a Moto X and wait and see what happens where Google and VZW end up with the Moto Nexus.

        • RoadsterHD1

          VZW won’t get it, stick with the Droid MAXX its going to prove to be a great phone. Don’t worry about something coming out thats more powerful or has more of this and that, there will always be something better around the corner or next year. Trick is to get something that suites your needs and be happy with it till you save up more money in a year or two. And then as soon as you buy another one, something else will come out that’s better, you see what I mean. We can go crazy if we obsess about it to much. The Droid MAXX looks great and works great, and the battery is killer.

          • chucklehead322

            I’ve been rocking the MAXX HD since it came out and due to it’s great battery life I’m gonna have a hard time getting a device to replace it as my daily driver. Once the bootloader was unlocked it got even better too!!! It’s a beast.

            Although…..
            I have several lines on my account which means come upgrade time, I always get what’s new at the time. I can promise you if Motorola gets a Nexus, I’ll be all over it!!

            Problem is, will Motorola agree to have a totally unlocked Nexus device? That remains to be seen.

          • tomn1ce

            Its vzw that likes their phones to be locked down. Like a phone with an unlocked bootloader has crashed the network. They got the G-Nexus in 2011, a couple of dev phones and the network is still working fine.

          • Tyler

            For the record the Moto X has an unlockable bootloader on all carriers besides AT&T and Verizon. Moto isn’t against it, its definitely the carriers.

          • enigmaco

            I am looking at getting that phone, don’t want to lose my unlimited data and need a new phone. how’s the display and speed on it?

          • chucklehead322

            I think it’s great! I don’t have 1 complaint about it. Display and battery life have been great. As I said, outside of a new Nexus and maybe the Motorola X, I don’t see me switching to another daily driver. The battery is key for me and the MAXX HD has plenty!

          • enigmaco

            Got the Droid Razr HD didn’t want to pay the $100 more for the maxx (I’m cheap what can I say lol) anyways with my Droid 3 trade in thanks to motorola ended up making $12 to upgrade can’t beat that. I like it much better then the Droid 3, almost as good as my nexus 4.

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            I think for you as a Verizon customer, the problem will be that LTE is not mature enough for Google to create a phone that works on Verizon LTE alone, kind of like the Nexus 7 2013 will work on all carriers but only on LTE. But who knows, maybe Google will push the boundaries one of these days and actually release a Nexus Phone that works on Verizon LTE.

            But in terms of seeing a Nexus on Verizon that is sold directly from Verizon, that’s not likely to ever happen again.

          • michael arazan

            LTE is not the problem, it’s the cdma technology. With Moto X having dual LTE antennas and Motorola having the most experience with verizon’s network than any other manufacturer, I would Think Google and Verizon would take a chance on another Nexus device.

          • Steve B

            The Galaxy Nexus on Verizon was a debacle. Verizon’s ridiculous testing process and delays pushing the Nexus updates through the pipeline imploded any relationship Verizon and Google had. Google won’t directly work with Verizon ever again. Once Verizon goes VoLTE they’re out of the picture and Google can build a single unlocked phone (just like the 2013 Nexus 7) for all carriers except Sprint, the other bastard CDMA network.

            Sadly, this won’t happen this Nexus cycle and probably not the next either, but Verizon should have their VoLTE up and fully running by early 2015. We might see the 7th gen Nexus phone on Verizon if they stick to their roll-out timeline.

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            Well what your saying is implied in my comment. Yes its the CDMA…which the only way for Google to get around locked down CDMA, without having to get approval or cooperation from Verizon, is to make a phone that works on LTE. LTE is a lot like GSM from what I understand.

            So yes the problem in the past was that CDMA is proprietary and locked down by Verizon requiring their specific approval and separate radios in the phone. Going forward though, the challenge is that LTE on Verizon is still not quite as ubiquitous as 3G CDMA, and LTE on other networks isn’t quite wide spread enough yet either for Google to release 1 Nexus phone that has LTE radios that work on any carrier. But again, despite this, Google’s LTE only version of the 2013 Nexus actually has taken quite the risk and innovation to be the only device on the market that I know of, that works on 3 of the major carriers on LTE only.

            So that may be the glimpse of the future. For Google to take a chance at a phone that is ALL LTE which allows it to work on at least 3 of the major carriers including Verizon.

          • aDROIDfreeworld

            not from samsung, no. Motorola has a lot of people inside Google, thusly their chances of getting a Nexus phone on all major carriers is at least a 50% – which is better than Samsung’s . They pulled a 99.5% stock device with the moto x, and its on 5 major carriers – you seriously don’t think they could produce a Nexus phone and leverage Verizon into accepting at least 3/4 of their terms?

            On top of that, there is the fact that Google is doing their hardest to slow Samsung down, and LG has with the exception of the Nexus 4 produced sub-par devices this year, with very few of them going to all the carriers.

            So who does that leave of the notable OEM’s?

            Sony? Not happening. They have proven, that they do not have the funding, incentive, or ingenuity to even sell their phones in the US, much less producing a landmark flagship phone. They aren’t getting Nexus this year.

            HTC? Again, they do not have any real standing in the market anymore. Their devices while nice, still lack ingenuity, and mass market distribution.

            So that leaves…

            Motorola – a US based company that has peen a pioneer in the communications industry since the 30’s, whom is owned by Google, has an excellent pedigree, and is shortly releasing a Android device on ALL carriers with Stock android, with the addition of an ingenious SOC/GPU/processor combo, and several landmark features not seen implemented yet.

          • Josh C

            If the new Nexus 7 is anything to go on, this should be the trend. But until LTE is as plentiful as CDMA, it wouldn’t be worth having. Also, why would they want to cut off VZW customers if they don’t have to?

          • aDROIDfreeworld

            motorola would yes. Verizon? That’s another story.

          • Eric R.

            Well I wouldn’t say that. Verizon got the first Android 2.0 phone, first Android 2.2, phone, first 4g lte network, phone and tablet, and the first Android 4.0 phone. It only makes sense they get the first Android 5.0 phone.

            Also the first 3g network.

          • Joshua P.

            I think sprint or metro PCS might have had the first “3g” network

          • Brian Kircher

            Thanks man. Im actually really looking forward to getting this device, its been a while since I was excited to buy a Moto phone.

          • Fresh360

            Who do you think you are SIR! Go somewhere else with your common sense, clear head, and insightful words we do not like your kind around here!

          • RoadsterHD1

            LOL :) That made my day, thanks

        • Nick

          They’ll pout in a corner while T-Mobile’s revenue increases.

        • Adam Truelove

          Verizon will never again get a Nexus.

    • elemeno

      This changes everything… again.

    • Render

      It makes perfect sense…Google is invested in those new Moto features, as well as that new Moto processor design, otherwise such a science experiment would not have been funded. The new Moto features also look like pure sotck android additions, whereas most OEM features look the exact opposite.

      IMO they will not go with the 5″ form factor though because they feel that the Moto X form factor is perfect (which is also backed by different independent studies).

    • Jordan Webb

      My ability to hypebeast is exhausted. I’ll probably just buy the next good phone to actually land on VZW and be done with it for another two years.

      • Billyt

        Thats how I ended up with the Maxx HD, and I love the phone. Finally satisfied.

        • Jordan Webb

          Yeh, Looking like I’ll end up with a Maxx myself here in a few weeks.

          • tomn1ce

            I’m also eyeing the Maxx, I just can’t decide between all these devices GN3, LGG2 n the Moto X……

          • http://profiles.google.com/gallimichael Michael G. Galli

            I have the S4 which I like a lot, but I’ve ALWAYS been a Motorola fanboy at heart. Can I use the new EDGE program to “upgrade” & still keep my S4? Id like the Red DROID Ultra. (Fav color is Red).

          • Diablo81588

            Unfortunately not. You can keep unlimited data with the installment plan, but you’re paying full price for the phone in 12 months.

          • http://profiles.google.com/gallimichael Michael G. Galli

            Bat can you use EDGE if you are not upgrade eligible? Its super complicated & the rep I called on the phone said No, which I find hard to believe.

      • Rex_D

        Agreed. That is how I ended up on a Droid DNA, and I love it. If I had waited waited any longer I would have spent the last 4 months with a Droid Charge, with nothing I really want on Verizon to replace it. I’ve waited too many times and hypbeasted too many times only to end up deflated (the Thunderbolt, the Bionic, the Nexus 4, the One, and now the Moto X). I’ve been getting worked up about the One Maxx and the Nexus 5, and those are both still only rumors.

      • Higher_Ground

        2 years? Don’t kid yourself, that new phone itch will be pretty irresistable 12 months in :)

    • Eric R.

      Won’t this kill the not even released Moto X?

      • Trevor

        For the uber cell phone nerd community? Quite possibly. For the average consumer (who I assume will be the majority of the people buying the Moto X)? Likely not at all.

        • michael arazan

          The average consumer bought the Galaxy Nexus on vzw. the Nexus sold millions on vzw. But I’m afraid the Nexus device we’ll see will be the smart watch by Moto

          • Jackal

            Can you link to the sales figures for the VZW Nexus?

    • Wolfpack93

      One nice thing about iOS: there is one model; take it or leave it. No holding out for better camera, bigger screen, SD card, front speakers, pure OS, AMOLED, off contract price, developer support, manufacturer’s bells and whistles, which carrier…

      With Android, choices mean “never perfect”.

      • calum wilper

        and apple just means, “always behind”

        • George264

          I left Android last November and went with the iPhone. I got really tired of getting android phones with a better one 2 months later that proves to be better at something. Or exclusive features to one device. Or software exclusive or app exclusive. I haven’t been so satisfied with my phone for so long. It took a full two months to adjust to it to be honest, but so happy. All the apps are so fluid, built specifically for iOS. Themes don’t screw up with the OS UI. I still get jealous at One users, but I’m content because this phone doesn’t have lag issues, all the App Store apps are compatible, all the accessories are compatible, I get the latest update.

          This is what Android needs. But it will never happen. Too man OEMs. I’m waiting for the android phone that has good battery, immediate OS updates, works out of the box, compatible with most Android accessories, no compatibility issues with apps.

          • calum wilper

            i’m really happy for you…. but what did you leave a galaxy s2? or some mid-range thing made by LG? I understand your arguments but after having a nexus for almost 2 years using anything with ios just frustrates the hell out of me. I like functionality, ios has less, and android continually get’s better and better while ios seems stuck in a place of stagnation. I’m sorry but i prefer consistent improvement over that. I hate how bad carriers and OEMs are at updating devices because they’re so stuck on this idea that they can make it better with these awful skins, but i bet those will start dying out soon, especially with devices like the moto x setting an example for consumers. So in short, yes ios is consistent, but android is consistently improving, and in a world of advanced technology… that’s better.

          • Tyler

            Thats why I think the Moto X is the iPhone of android. Great hardware, not mind boggling specs but specs with a purpose, unique features that correlate to the hardware, clean OS and is unique with moto maker.

          • calum wilper

            i agree, that seems to be it’s purpose. I’m more of a nexus guy myself but i understand the moto x, and as long as they can get updates rolling out quickly i think it’ll be good. Although that whole motomaker att exclusive? huh?

          • Tyler

            Agreed. November is such a long time to wait to get the phone customized on other carriers. Personally, that might be this phones downfall is that exclusivity. It’s hard to recommend the phone when you tell someone if you want to get it in a custom color you have to wait.

          • calum wilper

            exactly! i’m really having a hard time understanding this move, i think people would rather just settle on a different phone rather than wait for customization

          • Patrick Crumpler

            But if you are going to pay retail it doesn’t matter.

          • Brian Kircher

            I would consider the Samsung Galaxy devices the iphones of droid. Look at their sales numbers, those dont lie…

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Sales numbers don’t mean a consistent experience like iPhones. There are so many Galaxy Devices there is no way they are the iPhones of android.

          • George264

            I switched from a Rezound and Galaxy Nexus. I currently have a DNA. iOS frustrated me a bunch at first, because I was so used to notification bar toggles, widgets, and custom launchers. Slowly I adjusted and now Amdroid frustrates me because I start to see the stutters more. I had a nexus 4 in February but ended up selling it, because although I loved the phone, scrolling in chrome have those tiny stutters, the keyboard sometimes lags behind a split second, the phone gets stuck at an app and won’t go home. Small things like that. I have a Nexus 7 now and unfortuneatly I still have those problems. You really have to USE the simple smooth less featured iOS to see what I’m talking about. Back when I had the Rezound and GN Android was my thing, I tried to sell it to friends with iPhones, I got used to the slight lag that I can’t do now.

          • calum wilper

            see and i tried to use an iphone for a week and despite the fact that i saw less stuttering, i saw no less lag time in stuff like opening apps and web pages, that combined with the decreased functionality of ios meant it was dead as far as i was concerned. Also try using a phone with 4.3. I played with a nexus 4 that my friend has on 4.3 the other day and while the phone was already brilliant, 4.3 made it exceptional. and that’s really what i’m talking about is that android is an evolving process. also it comes down to your preferences considering i could care less about stuttering as long as my phone does what i want it to, where as some other people can’t stand those little stutters. And to me it still seems a little much to completely get rid of a phone like the nexus 4 over them.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            For me, the screen is too narrow on the iPhone. N4 is perfection. The apps I use are first quality. No complaints. Especially for $349

          • Adam Truelove

            Stock Android phones don’t have lag issues. Sense and Touchwiz (HTC and Samsung) phones do.

          • Elliot Kotis

            HAHAHAHA iOS, no lag? I would bet Apple code it to lag to get you to buy the next one, it lags like a knob.
            Apps are fluid HHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, no comment needed, yes maybe some, but not all, the main things you will use on a phone are googles, and google apps are pure fluid (apart from Chrome, bit hiccuppy)
            Too many OEM’s? You don’t like choices do you. Like I have said buy the Nexi OS (Android AOSP)

          • George264

            I’m a little late to seeing this but for some reason it just popped up in my inbox and this is possible troll bait but I have to respond. Your ENTIRE post is full of nonsense. You don’t even have proper sentence structure. ‘It lags like a knob’ Apple supports devices like the 3GS with iOS 6 equivalent of 4.1. A 3GS was even before the Evo’s time, it was before the Incredible. It’s getting 2012 software. An i4 which is in the time of the Evo is getting iOS 7, equivalent of KLP. It stutters, yes, because it’s getting new software, the newest on a single core 512MB RAM device. A Galaxy Nexus which is as far as Google is supporting with NEXUS(which is supposed to be supported for a very long time) has a dual-core 1GB RAM. If you compare apple to apple(no pun) an iPhone 5 vs a Nexus 4 and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s much more fluid. I have a N7(2013), GN, and DNA that I use. I also have an iPhone 5. I consider those Android devices to be current. I’m comparing, and even the N7 has stutters in Chrome. Try loading The Verge on it and starting zooming in and out then scrolling. Do that on an iPhone 5 or and iPad. That’s where it starlings driving me crazy. The iPhone has 1GB of RAM while N7 has 2GB why is it that it can’t load the page and keep it loaded?

            Also, you don’t know what apps I use. Who said all the apps I use are Google apps? True, I use Google Now, Chrome, Gmail. But, I also have Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, various games, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Those apps have never stuttered except Facebook which is entirely Facebook’s fault because it lags on every platform even WP8. Apps are fluid. I don’t know what you’re on.
            Too many OEMs are fine for choice of phone but a dev it’s terrible. Screen res, size, proccesor, camera, RAM, display tech, different. Makes apps not optimized.

        • Wolfpack93

          Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had Android since the OG Droid and love ‘em, but I never know when to take a chance on the “next big thing”.

          I’m no Ron. I’m just saying that iFans don’t have to deal with the anxiety and guesswork that us Android groupies deal with.

          • Arve Svendsen

            Since i don’t watch football or any other sports, this is my daily rush, and i love it. Without all of this, it would be so boring loving android. We get a rush of checking out rumors the whole year, apples rush is to bash out on androids fragmentation (which they claim is an issue, but is not the case) and still convincing people that 4″ is more than enough for everyone (which is not the case).

        • michael arazan

          But apple is saving billions in R&D by copying all the android innovations and putting it into their own os, juts a year later.

      • enigmaco

        In technology and in life there is no such thing as “perfect”

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        But no choice doesn’t mean perfect. In fact the opposite is true. The more choice I have, the more opportunity I have to get a device that is good for me. This is true of almost anything, but for some reason, with Apple, people just want to be force fed. I don’t get it.

        I would never buy anything else that way, not a car, not a fridge or appliance, and not my cell phone. Competition, different price points, and different features are a good thing.

      • Liderc

        Honestly, at this point, I pretty much agree with you. And I’m a diehard Nexus/Android fan. While the iPhone is way behind in software abilities and screen size, I always have to make some sacrifice.

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          But isn’t it just as easy to shop around for a great Android phone, and then just chill and be happy with it after you buy it?

          I mean I get a new phone every 6 months, but if it causes you anxiety, you could just choose to be happy with a phone for a year or two and not worry about all of this.

      • Rex_D

        The bad thing about that “one model” is that it too is never perfect. That is why some people buy Android. I think the iPhone is a great device, but with no size larger than 4″ and the extremely steep price make it obviously not the choice for me. There is always a less than perfect Android phone on sale that still meets my needs better than an iphone.

      • Adam Truelove

        Umm, buying an iPhone ALWAYS means “never perfect”.

      • Elliot Kotis

        Apple= Buy our device that should of come out 3 years ago, no options.
        If you want no options, just buy Nexus. I personally, split android into 3 groups:
        Nexi OS
        Near AOSP OS
        OEM OS
        Nexi being the main one, and the other two being nothing but a choice.

    • Teng Taing

      Well its either the hypebeasting on the new Nexus or people complaining about not getting an update to Android OS once google has announced it……

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        Its all silly really. There are so many good phones out right now. One could easily pick up a GS4, HTC One, Note 2 or what have you and be very content for a year or two and not worry about any of this at all.

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    • Alexander Garcia

      Well… the rumor of the Moto X many months ago ended up being true. So maybe this will become reality a few months from now as well. (crosses fingers) =)

    • Jeff C

      i just smiled a little bit. is that bad that i somewhat enjoy the torture we all go through?

    • Miguel Angel Portela

      I think the Nexus 4 is more or less perfect. I’d just say give us a Nexus Maxx already. A Nexus with a battery that just won’t quit.