The iPhone 5 will have some tough competition and this will come Android but also Windows Phone 8.
GBM: What the next Nexus needs to compete against iPhone 5
Over the next few weeks Motorola will be releasing the Droid Razr HD and Samsung have the Galaxy Note 2 coming out. There is also another handset from Google which has not yet been announced in the Nexus line-up.
At this moment there is very little known about the new Nexus device and in fact Google have been rumored to be launching more than one Nexus device in an attempt to encourage people away from the iPhone 5 and Windows Phone 8 devices like the Nokia Lumia 920. If the Nexus device is going to beat the iPhone 5 there are certain features that it or they need to have reports GottaBeMobile.
Those buying phones want choice and one of these is choice of carrier. When Google launched the Samsung Galaxy Nexus you could get it with a contract from Verizon. Of course this was followed up by a Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus in 2012 and you could buy a GSM model direct from Google Store but at an unlocked price tag. The next Nexus should be on all carriers when it launches and it should happen simultaneously. Consumers should be able to choose between AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. If Google limits the new Nexus to just one carrier they could miss out on a lot of sales. Even better they could launch the handset unlocked and then consumers would be able to choose which carrier they want the device with. Google could also drop down the cost of the Nexus to $300 or less adds GBM.
Google should return to their beginnings with the new Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus has been very slow when it comes to getting updates and this has tarnished their name. Verizon took almost a month before they got a bug fix update rolled out to their customers, and don’t even get us started about the Jelly Bean update.
The plastic design should be changed on the new Nexus phone too. The current Nexus does not look like a premium $300 plus handset. While it is nice, it is not as good as the iPhone 4S design or that of the iPhone 5 suggests GBM.
The handset should also have better battery life. The battery improved with the bug fix update, but it’s still not as good as it could be. Apple has said that the iPhone 5 has superb battery life, so it will take some beating.
Bug-freee software is need on the new Nexus device, so all the kinks from Jelly Bean should be worked out before the Nexus’ release.
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