Ok Google, why!!??

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by teddyearp, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. teddyearp

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    Why has Google in their hardware progression taken on the same model as the iPhone with which they were (are) in competition?

    What I mean is back before everyone knew about Android and everyone only wanted to be a iPhone fanboi, the biggest part of Google's ad campaign revolving around the Motorola A855 (Droid 1) was this:

    What ever the iDon't Droid Does!

    Droid Does removable battery
    Droid Does expandable memory (micro sdcards)

    But now with their Nexus line (the purest and greatest, etc.) they have dropped those two big selling points.

    WHY????????????????????
     
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    because they can make more money selling limited memory.....SD cards are getting cheaper and cheaper. They can charger more to "upgrade" to a model with more memory. Removable batteries leave phones too bulky for some people....
     
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    I never understood the reason behind non-removable batteries. The no SD card hasn't bothered me. Most phones now have otg capabilities.

    Tapped from a Nexus 6
     
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    I never got the otg argument. Why would I want a dongle hanging off of our sticking out of my phone to get more storage when I can pop a little card inside instead?

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    Exactly!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    Google hates paying Microsoft royalties on SD cards because of the fat32 formatting.

    If they'd move to F2FS formatting they wouldn't have to pay and the SD cards would last longer, but then the average person on Windows wouldn't be able to access their SD cards.

    Also, SD card memory is slow, and that degrades user experience slightly.

    I have no clue on the batteries. Frankly I think that's the dumbest idea they ever had. It's like a breaker box in a house; last line of defense for ultimate failure.

    On another note, good to see you, Teddy. :)
     
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    Until the advent of the 6 I understood the Nexus policy as it made the phones more affordable, but now with the price hike it just doesn't make any sense.
    That's why my next phone won't be a Nexus.
     
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    LG is making the next Nexus, I heard. Considering how much they've improved even since the G2 (which was a beast of a phone), this could be very promising.

    But expect more of the same -- integral battery, no SD slot, and extremely tight supply.
     
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    Yeah, nothing like the good old 'battery pull' to kill a misbehaving phone. And i always got much more 'juice' out of changing out batteries with spares. Worked well for me with the Samsung SCH-I515 (Gnex).

    And on another note, nice to see you too FBM.

    This is why I didn't do the N5 nor N6. Maybe they have improved, but when I had an LG flip phone that couldn't hold a call inside my work building and went to the Motorola V3m that would make calls everywhere, I said I would never own LG again. And along that same vein, the Gnex struggled to get a GPS fix and had poor call quality inside my work. The HTC One M8 would snap right into a GPS lock and was an decent improvement.

    But when my XT1103 got a GPS lock inside work and I made my first phone call with it, I remembered what the batwings are all about. The call quality sounds like you're on a land line.
     
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    I would die if I couldn't swap out the battery on my Note4....I rarely plug it in...:eek::eek:
     
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    As much as I've been disappointed by Samsung products in general -- premium prices and pedestrian products -- I'm actually more excited by the possibility of a new LG Nexus. Not that I can afford one, but the idea behind it.
     
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    Non removable battery is so they can fit a larger battery inside.