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

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  1. kodiak799

    kodiak799 Gold Member

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    Yeah, I'd be surprised if 64gig internal memory costs even $30-$40. Not that $20 or so per phone is anything to sneeze at as far as margins are concerned.

    Google doesn't push memory because they want your information in the cloud, where they can mine it and market it.

    Anyway, I've yet to see a phone in the past few years that had "the best" across the board. It doesn't happen because they need a certain margin without going over a specific price point (i.e. $300 subsidized price). They are probably correct if they came out with a phone at $350 or $400 it won't sell very well. Google, especially, wants a price point to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
     
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    Sure $20 sounds cheap, it's $20...but $20 is the difference between this years hottest CPU and last years junk in today's phone, and if you think you'd produce a device that has last years CPU to make room for your expanded memory and could still sell a device to spec demanding geeks across the world your nuts, it would flop before a name could be picked. If it were cheap and efficient to provide more and more memory, then there'd be a storage war between OEM's on who has the most space. Clearly that doesn't exist, their is no war, because aside from the 1% no one demands it. I certainly don't. I have 288MB used and 7.7GB free on my Bionic internal storage in use...I use no apps to SD, have a dozen or more games and as many other apps I never use. My application storage isn't even a full GB out of the 4GB available.

    Christ I don't even use half of the Droid 1's internal storage.

    But that isn't the true point, because the Google initiative on this project is a budget phone with very competitive specs for less than half of the price, and to do that they make no profit on the device as it is, actually they probably take a margin cut just to keep it affordable to the every day guy who still wants a kick ass phone.

    By the way:

    128GB iPad now on sale: Will professionals bite? | ZDNet

    Yep, lots of competition driving those prices. :rolleyes:
     
  3. 52brandon

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    that wasn't my point. My point was that they could MFR the phone with higher memory and even if they were to mark up the cost on the memory, to say $50, they still make a higher profit AND sell more devices to people that want more space. I'm perfectly fine with the smaller space. With the inclusion of Play Music, Picasa, Dropbox and similar cloud programs, I don't come NEAR using all the space in my GNEX. Logically though, it just makes better sense to offer an option that a decent bit of consumers ask for. I will be getting a GS4 soon and although it has a micro SD slot, I doubt I'll even need the full 16GB of onboard memory... but that's just me. Their inclusion of the slot however, eliminates the need to make different versions. Anybody wanting more space can add it themselves. But on Nexus devices, which don't come with micro SD slots, the option of higher capacity for a smaller markup than the typical $100 (a 400% markup assuming the $20 estimate is accurate) will only help them to sell more phones. IMO of course
     
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    that and the fact that Verizon probably won't ever offer another nexus device.
     
  5. kodiak799

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    I think we will start seeing a shift from CPU toward more storage. A quad core is faster than 95% of people need, but with growing appetites for content and data caps people will want more and more storage. A certain fruit company understands this quite well.

    I just don't see the demand or need for apps requiring that kind of power. The beauty of smart phone apps is their simplicity and utility. Aside from games, I don't see mega-horsepower apps because that's what a computer, or perhaps a tablet, is for. The octa-core Eoxynos rivals (sort of) my laptop i7, but I would never dream of doing some of the ridiculous Excel work that I need that i7 for on my phone.

    We don't really even have much of an option for more storage. Sure, now you can use 64gig micro SD cards, but Android internals seem to top out at 32gigs. I'm not sure if they could give us a 2nd sd slot - I assume that might cost more than just adding internal memory.
     
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    lol,foreign spammers are the funny
     
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