Worth waiting for Quad Core?

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  1. satriani72

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    Will all of the GN hype, I can't help but wonder how long it will take for this phone to be considered old news. With the new Quad Cores supposedly around the corner, when do you think the next Nexus device will be released and is it worth waiting for a Quad Core Nexus? I do like the vanilla Android experience on these devices. Is there any reason to pass on the GN?
     
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    I wouldn't wait. It's taking a long time to get things optimized for two cores. If you keep waiting, you'll never get a new device. There's always something bigger and badder just around the corner.
     
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    Quad Core? Laptops don't even need Quad Core. Your handheld certainly doesn't either.

    Maybe if the GPU catches up to the iPHone 4S ....
     
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    The Nexus usually come it once a year, with their new OS... I would jump on it if you have an upgrade. It'll be the first to get updates! Nexus' never go out of style! ;) I still have a friend with an N1! :D
     
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    ICS isn't optimized for quad core so there really is no point to wait for a quad core phone since it won't be drastically better until the next major android upgrade (5.0) if not later.
     
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    5.0 is gonna be awesome :happy:
     
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    Yeah, trying to buy a future-proof phone on a two year contract is not a good idea. Quad Cores are not going to be useful over the next year at least, probably not over the next two years. The Nexus should be a good, supported phone for the full two years.
     
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    The edge I'd quad and it will be out by end of march, with ICS.
     
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    Its based on opinion. I will still get one. This phone will be the best phone supported by the dev community

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    CES is just around the corner. Like less then than 2 months away. So why not just wait? It's not like the Nexus is going anywhere.

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    Quad core is going to be a waste at this point. Honestly, you're not going to tell much difference between dual core and quad core, except for benchmarks, which are useless except for people with egos. Anyway, no, quad core is not worth the wait.
     
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    Anyone have any ideas what to expect at the CES this year?