- Dec 23, 2009
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Want to start this thread off asking if any of you planning on buying a Nexus 6 for Christmas? If you are on Verizon and are tired of waiting for big red check out our "Sim Unlock" to find out how to get that AT&T Nexus 6 working on the world's most reliable network. Our very own @smalltowngirl13 is currently running her At&t Nexus 6 on Verizon.
Now to the Chat:
First topic: With news that Motorola may be releasing a Motorola phablet, which corresponds to an earlier report made by Tktechnews, I am obliged to ask the question if Verizon may release the Moto phablet instead of the Nexus 6. We know that Verizon do not play well with others especially Google as Verizon wants complete control of their device. Google on the other hand may have compromised with the Nexus 6 but is it enough for Verizon?
I could see Verizon preferring to pass up the Nexus 6 in exchange for a Motorola phablet that they can brand as a Droid device while maintaining complete control. And before people get hyped up with the fact that there was an announcement that Verizon would get a Nexus 6, this would not be the first time Verizon was slated to get a nexus and backed out. The HTC Incredible was rumored to be the Verizon variant of the Nexus One only to be come a droid-line device instead. So Verizon is capable of calling an audible and deciding to instead go with a device that they can not only put their stamp on but also lock it so that it is a Verizon exclusive.
Do you think we will still see a Verizon Nexus 6 or will Verizon instead go with the Moto phablet?
The State of the Wearables: @cereal killer in his opinion on wearable tech felt like it still have a ways to go and I agree with him. I was one who impatiently waited for the Moto 360, swearing it was the only way to do an android watch, only to return it less than a week after having it. Like CK I felt like android wear is just too green. It literally reminded me of the earlier android software seen in 2009 where you knew it was full of potential but was not on the level worth the cost unless you wanted to pay to be an early adopter. I chose instead to wait for either android wear to improve or wearables to get cheaper. Thanks to the CyberMonday deal I was able to acquire a LG G watch, think Nexus for wearables, and I must admit I prefer this over the 360. The preconceived notions I had about the proprietary chargers and its shape (square vs round) were thrown out. The charger works great and the battery life is not bad, maybe not a two or three day device, but I am use to charging my phone nightly so I do not see why charging a watch would be that big of a deal. Now would I have bought the G watch at $199, eh I considered it but I really feel like $79-$99 is a sweet price point for the device especially since android wear clearly is in its beginning stages. At this point I think if Google was to drop the price of the G watch to $89 they would get a surge in the adoption of the android watch by the public. The question is if android wear is mature enough to garner wide adoption by the public, especially with other options that are either on the market or on the horizon?
Nexus Player or Chromecast: Since the release on the Nexus Player I have been wondering if the jump to the device would be worth it especially for those of us who own a Chromecast. At $35 the Chromecast have exploded on the scenes and with the cheap price point, ease of use, and positive word of mouth more and more are giving the Chromecast a try. The simplicity of being able to cast media from multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android) and devices with very little set up and people, regardless of age or tech knowledge, are jumping on the Chromecast wagon. Now with Google taking another crack at android tv and trying to compete with set top boxes like the Amazon Fire Tv, Roku, and Apple Tv, I can't help to feel like Google could be cannibalizing themselves. I understand that Nexus devices are Google's way to get a feel of the market but I felt like they did that already with the Chromecast. Are you ready to adopt the Nexus Player or are you content with sticking to the Chromecast?