by Taylor Martin | August 14, 2014 5:16 PM
Each year, the Nexus rumors tend to get the Android community all worked up. There's more to the Nexus mystery than other device rumors. For instance, there is always speculation about which manufacturer will be the chosen partner on a given year. And, right out of the gate, the Nexus smartphone will inevitably have a different course than its competition. It's reference hardware, often with topnotch specifications; it's typically sold at roughly half the cost of a normal smartphone; it gets first dibs on future firmware updates; and it gets tons of attention from development communities. ...
by Taylor Martin | July 31, 2014 6:44 PM
I would hesitate to call the Moto X a success story. By the usual definition we tie to "successful" smartphones, the Moto X does not apply. Motorola hasn't sold tens of millions of Moto Xs like Samsung does with the Galaxy S series every year. And it didn't help pull Motorola out of quarter after quarter of revenue losses like the One M8 has done for HTC. Still, I wouldn't consider the Moto X a failure either – not by a long shot. It was easily one of the most intriguing smartphones to launch in 2013. Motorola introduced some truly compelling features alongside its overly modest ...
by Joe Levi | February 19, 2013 3:05 PM
Most agree that the Nexus family is the soapbox from which Google illustrates to manufactures, customers, and sites like Pocketnow what a "real" Android-powered device should be like, and roughly what an unsubsidized smartphone or tablet should cost. Google's Nexus 4 was released in November 2012 and is the latest in their flagship line of smartphones running the Android Operating System. It was the first joint venture between Google and LG. We've just passed the 3-month mark on when the Nexus 4 came to market. If history is to serve as an example of the future, the next Nexus ...
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