[Rumor] Google Might Drop the Nexus Line in 2015 in Favor of 'Play Edition' Products

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  1. kodiak799

    kodiak799 Gold Member

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    Honestly, Froyo was a huge jump, and then so was Gingerbread (which brought JIT and some other major code/speed enhancements). ICS, aside from some features most custom launchers already offered, was pretty underwhelming.

    So having the latest Android just isn't anywhere near as exciting as it used to be. I care about developer phones because I run a really heavy home set-up, and without running vanilla Android overlaying my launcher on something like Touchwiz would still cause me issues even with 2gigs of ram. Also piece-of-mind to have a back-up if I soft brick my phone messing around with root.
     
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    I really felt ICS was the biggest upgrade out of all of them. It brought a degree of smoothness to the os that had been lacking. I always love getting my os upgrades ASAP which is why I like the nexus line. I wish Google would push out ota 's directly like Apple does.

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  3. kodiak799

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    Having not changed phones between GB and ICS, I noticed virtually no difference, and that's with a debloated/vanilla rom.
     
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    Really? I feel the exact opposite lol. I hated GB but loved the ICS upgrade. I felt ICS made my devices noticeably improved over the GB os.

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    Oh wow, this guy is tripping hard, he must be on his way to Sochi for the Olympics lol. Any real android purist knows that GB to ICS was the best/biggest leap for Andy. Now ICS to JB was a curb jump lol. Still waiting on Google to pure KK low ram implications of whatever, they could have put it one a nexus1 or nexus S but whatever Google. And what's a brick? Isn't that something that Iph*nes and NON-NEXI experience...? I've NEVER heard of a bricked nexus!
     
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    I have unlimited data, but I don't want to rely on the cloud... I want to go to my family property in the mountains and not have to plan ahead of time to move the files onto my card or hope I can get a good enough connection.

    I already use upwards of 8gb a month. I like my SD support and I think it's something that should go away. Especially as these get closer to computers.
     
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    Yeah I hear ya. An SD card is definitely a bonus.




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    The JIT compiler was introduced in Froyo, not gingerbread.
     
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