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Cyber Warrior #1

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Posted Aug 6 '13 @ 6:46 PM

If history is to repeat itself, then those believers who confine in LG to make the next Nexus device are in for a treat. A quick look back at last year and you'll remember that LG created the Optimus G in the fall of 2012 and then shortly after Google announced the LG Nexus 4, which was built off the same specs and a similar shell that LG used previously to create its Optimus G. 
 
Both the Nexus 4 and Optimus G shared the same camera, speaker, and button placement as well as a shimmery glitter/sparkle effect on the back of the device. With the Nexus 4 being slightly more rounded looking.
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Spec wise, both devices shared a 4.7" 760 x 1280 IPS LCD screen, a 1500 MHz Quad core - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with an Adreno 320 processor/chip and 2GB of RAM. As well as other similar features like a 2100 mAh battery and so on.. you get the idea - the two devices mirrored one another.
 
So today we have the announcement of the LG Optimus G2. If this is to be the base of the next Nexus device, those waiting on the Nexus 5 will not be disappointed.

 
Most noticeable is the location of which LG chose to place their power and volume buttons.. under the camera - whoa! Next we have dual speakers located under the device which looks amazing. This time around LG decided to go with onscreen buttons.. all ready and set for the new Nexus.

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Under the hood we have some impressive specs:

  • Height: 5.45"
  • Width: 2.8"
  • Thickness: .35"
  • Weight: 143g
  • 5.2" 1080p HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Qualcomm S800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal storage options
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 2.1MP front facing camera
  • 2610mAh battery
  • Android 4.3
  • Available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint September 2013

So if LG 'is' to be the next manufacturer of the Nexus 5, here's a good look at what you can expect. Other rumors have indicated that Motorola may have the rights to build the next Nexus device.
 
So what do you think? Is this going to be the Nexus 5 coming this October/November?


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dmmarck #2

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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 7:18 AM

Sign me up.  Wary about the volume buttons on the back; I grip my phone in my right hand, and my thumb naturally aligns with the volume rocker on the One.  I tried to "pretend" to use the volume controls on the back, but alas, it was very awkward for me.


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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 7:36 AM

BTW, this looks so hot:

 

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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 7:46 AM

Those specs at same Nexus price point, its going to be hard to beat that phone.  


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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 7:50 AM

Those specs at same Nexus price point, its going to be hard to beat that phone.  

 

Yup.  And if the Nexus does indeed have the S800, it will be one of what, 3 devices to have it?  


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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 7:57 AM

Do you think Google would actually build a Nexus device with that configuration/placement of buttons though? That could quickly diminish any rumors of LG being the next manufacturer. Maybe it 'is' Motorola?

Also, I just pretended the buttons were on the back of my phone now, and yes its kind of awkward. The volume buttons not so much, but having to constantly power the device on and off will take some getting used to.

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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 8:10 AM

Motorola = Nexus 5

LG G2 = Google Edition



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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 8:15 AM

Do you think Google would actually build a Nexus device with that configuration/placement of buttons though? That could quickly diminish any rumors of LG being the next manufacturer. Maybe it 'is' Motorola?

Also, I just pretended the buttons were on the back of my phone now, and yes its kind of awkward. The volume buttons not so much, but having to constantly power the device on and off will take some getting used to.

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Wait the power button is back there too?  Damnit.


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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 1:10 PM

If this is what the next Nexus phone (new Nexus 4 or whatever they call it) is going to based out of, I'm in line!

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Posted Aug 8 '13 @ 7:29 PM

TechnoBuffalo posted an article today saying that Taylor Wimberly (a Moto X leaker) has tipped the interwebs that Motorola will be making the next Nexus device.



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Posted Aug 9 '13 @ 11:20 AM

Here's to hoping that the next Nexus, if made by Moto, is a Moto X on steroids for $299 off contract....


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Posted Aug 9 '13 @ 12:13 PM

Latest rumors state made by Moto and not the Moto X.

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Posted Aug 10 '13 @ 5:50 AM

TechnoBuffalo posted an article today saying that Taylor Wimberly (a Moto X leaker) has tipped the interwebs that Motorola will be making the next Nexus device.

He was about 97% right on with his Moto X details/leaks so whoever his source is.. I would say is credible and Motorola will most likely be the one.
However he's somewhat new with leaks and doesn't have the track record of @evleaks. So let's see if he's right again or just stirring the pot because he's out of Moto X news.

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Posted Aug 10 '13 @ 9:28 AM

Wait the power button is back there too?


Pick your phone up and tell me where you index finger rests on the phone.

It's actually a good thing.

Latest rumors state made by Moto and not the Moto X.


I think he means from a hardware spec standpoint.

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Posted Aug 10 '13 @ 10:01 AM

While the index finger may rest there, having to navigate the buttons blindly sounds annoying but I'll have to try it first. Another thing that worries me is the fact that you'll be pushing the device forward out of your hand everytime you have to power on/off. When gripping a phone, your grip is from both sides of the phone.. so pressing buttons on the sides of a device puts pressure on the opposite side of your grip.. With buttons on the back, you are pushing the device towards yourself with no support in front, unless maybe you grip the screen.. which I don't do. Also has anyone noticed the notification light is on the back also? Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
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Posted Aug 15 '13 @ 11:39 AM

With buttons on the back, you are pushing the device towards yourself with no support in front, unless maybe you grip the screen.. which I don't do. Also has anyone noticed the notification light is on the back also?

 

I completely agree and it is exactly what I've been thinking since it was announced; you push the device out of your own grip, which seems completely insane to me... I could maybe see how the pressure on the power button could be optimized to only need very light pressure and therefore barely even pushing the phone while pressing... but I really can't say the same for two flat buttons which control volumes, camera, and notepad... 

 

In regards to the notification light, I believe it has one in the front as well as one in the back... I must say I'm starting to really dig activeNotifications and I'm thinking I want Moto to make my Nexus 5 more and more ... meanwhile, rumors about LG being the next Nexus have resurfaced and are in full force on the interwebz today 



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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 4:07 AM

Sorely disappointed that the rumor mill is pointing back to LG. That means the odds of a new Verizon Nexus just plummeted. :angry:



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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 6:26 AM

More rumors... http://androidcommun...-back-20130816/


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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 8:51 AM

Glass back? Meh.

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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 8:55 AM

I think it will be as good as it can be for $350, whoever makes it.

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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 9:34 AM

Glass back? Meh. Sent from my M7 running CM10.2

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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 4:28 AM

Glass back? Meh.

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Just put it in a sock and you're all set ;-)

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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 5:13 AM

Glass back? Meh.

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Just put it in a sock and you're all set ;-)

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I had to stop that when I got a "real" job lol

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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 2:43 PM

It would be tempting to go all nexus lol

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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 4:34 PM

Nexus is pretty sweet.



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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 7:36 PM

Quick anecdote: the nexus name could very well come from the movie Blade Runner where the new advanced humanoid androids are called Nexus 6... Voilà!... Now im off to watch into the darkness, cheers

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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 7:57 PM

Quick anecdote: the nexus name could very well come from the movie Blade Runner where the new advanced humanoid androids are called Nexus 6... Voilà!... Now im off to watch into the darkness, cheersSent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

Correct.. Googles Nexus line represents the best of what Android has to offer. The name comes from the movie Blade Runner which was based off the book 'Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep' which is about:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal.

The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 brain model androids, the latest and most advanced model, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard's mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids possess no empathic sense. In essence, Deckard probes the existence of defining qualities that separate humans from androids.


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Nexus 6.. the most advanced Android model :D
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Posted Aug 22 '13 @ 8:02 PM

Quick anecdote: the nexus name could very well come from the movie Blade Runner where the new advanced humanoid androids are called Nexus 6... Voilà!... Now im off to watch into the darkness, cheersSent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

Correct.. Googles Nexus line represents the best of what Android has to offer. The name comes from the movie Blade Runner which was based off the book 'Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep' which is about:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal.

The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 brain model androids, the latest and most advanced model, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard's mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids possess no empathic sense. In essence, Deckard probes the existence of defining qualities that separate humans from androids.


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Nexus 6.. the most advanced Android model :D

thank you for reminding me I have to read that!

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Posted Aug 23 '13 @ 2:53 AM

Plus Nexus just sounds badass.

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