At the beginning of the year, we asked the DL readers what they were looking forward to in terms of mobile technology. With a large majority of the vote at 24% for the first batch of quad-core devices, I think it’s safe to say that how many cores your phone has really wasn’t the biggest deal of the year. In terms of what impacted us the most, we might have to give it up to Jelly Bean. It brought Android performance to an all-time high, introduced Google Now, and is what everyone has been hoping to have running on their device.
Followed by Jelly Bean, as Verizon customers (new and grandfathered), the introduction of Big Red’s Share Everything plans will eventually affect us all. The days of unlimited data are coming to an end as tiered data coupled with high prices will reign supreme over new mobile subscribers. And for you grandfathered users, your time will come as well.
You may think the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 would take the cake, but permit us to say we had hoped for more. With a lack of 4G LTE connectivity, a design that needs to be babied out of fear of breakage, and the simple fact that buying was completely ridiculous, it’s hard for us to give credit to Google on this one. On the other hand, the Nexus 7 has grown on us and we can’t imagine our Android lives without one.
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