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Next Nexus Expectations

I love my Jelly Bean on Galaxy Nexus. Its not perfect, but its the best OS that works for me. I can't say the same thing about the Nexus devices though. Galaxy Nexus specs are almost identical to Atrix which was announced in Jan 2011 and released in March. There are many things to gripe about, but I am here to talk about my next Nexus.
The next Nexus device/s are on the horizon and the wish list is growing.

Here is what I am looking for.


1. 4.3-4.5 inch LCD 2 IPS display(HTC One X or Sony quality screen) 720p screen. Its time to get the size down. Its crucial if you want a global audience using your device. Make sure the display is not a Pentile display.

2. Please No Plastic! We had enough plastic phone with cheap back covers. Enough. Even a leather(BB bold) or your Nexus 7 leather feel will do. You can use the same duraluminum that Samsung uses for S9. But no plastic.

3. Have a stereo speakers. The last 2 nexus were bad in sound quality coming out of the speakers. Look what Amazon has done with Kindle Fire HD speakers.

4. Camera. Camera. Camera. Camera - The Nexus cameras are the worst compared to other smart phones. Please a f2.0-2.4 with a large sensor is a must to compete against iPhone 5 or Lumia 920.

5. Just don't make another Black slab with a bump at the bottom or camera protruding at the back. We are OK if the phone is not the thinnest phone or lightest phone in the market.

6. Give a killer battery

7. Don't be scared with being colorful. Go ahead, use some colors. Give the phone an identity.

8. Don't and I repeat don't put a phone in the market without LTE.

9. Unlocked.


Oh There is plenty of work to do here. +Android Police pointed a lot of things that are inconsistent in Android JB here. Make it consistent.

1. Fix the glaring problem of too many SMS/Chat/Video conferencing options. Make it one.

2. Can we have HTML editing in gmail??

3. Multiple login on Devices.

4. Google Voice - Decide what you want to do with it. Its neither a cellular option neither a Skype. You can't be both.

5. Android is missing a streaming service - Music(Spotify/Rdio) or video(Hulu or Amazon on Demand). If you can't, then offer device based service from them at subsidized prices. 3-5$/month/device/gmail account

6. Wallet is great, but 80% merchant don't have a pay pass. What then?

7. Android does not have a game center or xbox360 hub. What's the point of Google TV then? Wi-Fi mirroring?

8. Have you tried Apple keyboard or windows 7.5 keyboard? They are better.

9. Mail Client - Isn't it high time to provide an excellent mail client out of the box?

Go wild with Google Now - Its that awesome.

Android in general - How about making the newer version of Android available on every single device that supports the minimum hardware specification?

Why not provide a presentation layer over the core Android where carriers and OEM can skin it to differentiate rather than murking with core AOSP build?

Oh there are more - but it can wait.
With all the expectations I am excited about the new Nexus.


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