LG & Google Partnership in Meeting Between CEOs; More LG Nexus Devices Confirmed

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like the business relationship between Google and LG is being strengthened. Larry Page met with LG Electronics CEO Koo Bon-joon in Seoul last week. Supposedly, they discussed the future relationship between the two companies and worked out ways to improve their bond. They also supposedly discussed future LG Nexus devices, which indirectly confirms we will see more of them in the future.

    It also appears that LG wants to commit more fully to a Google ecosystem, and wants to dive into other Google products like Google TV and Google Glass. Specifically LG intends to implement Google TV directly into their next-gen OLED displays. Apparently, LG has been doing a remarkable job at staying competitive and are now firmly in third place world-wide in mobile behind Apple and Samsung. Besides the LG-made Nexus 4 devices selling well, the manufacturer has also done well internationally selling the LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro.

    It's good to see LG making strides to close the gap on Samsung and Apple. It would be a shame if the mobile manufacturing world degraded to a duopoly like the U.S. almost has in the carrier world with Verizon and AT&T.

    Source: KoreaTimes
     
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    No more glass backs, 32gb as base model, a bigger battery, with expandable storage, and this partnership will be invincible....
     
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    The battery will be under-sized with 8gb of usable memory, and no SD slot. But it will have a screen with a dpi so dense that your eye can't tell the difference between it and a screen with half that many pixels. I'm afraid the GNex will be my one and only Nexus phone.
     
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    good for LG. They were really on the brink of losing much of the smartphone market before the Nexus 4 and it's relatives. They got a lot of respect back there, now they can keep it moving forward
     
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    Sounds good, I've always liked LG's devices, my LG Dare was a fantastic phone and took better pictures than today's most expensive smartphones.

    Well than you for that bowl of sunshine, Lt. Dan.
     
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    Sorry. I shouldn't be so negative.:biggrin:

    But Google seems to want the Nexus devices to follow a template that I don't understand. With all the tech being put into these phones why is shoving 64gb of internal memory in them seem impossible?
     
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    I was extremely disappointed to learn the LG OGpro was being anchored to ATT. I had fully intended to buy it and wait for the Nexus 5 (or whatever it will be called). What a let down....:mad:
     
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    Internal phone memory is expensive, just compare devices on a single platform that offers different memory size options and it'll show you that it's expensive as much as you scale it.
     
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    Never been a fan of LG devices. This is bad news in my book.
     
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    just because people pay such a large difference for the difference in memory, doesn't mean it costs mfrs anywhere near that.
    For example, here is a breakdown of the Galaxy S4 costs to MFR: Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Costs $244 to Manufacture - X-bit labs
    $28 for 16GB memory as well as the 2GB DDR3 chip. So it's a pretty safe bet that it costs less than $20 for the actual memory, probably more like $10 considering the DDR3 mobile RAM is very new, therefore likely more expensive to MFR
     
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