Google is only hours away from stockpiling the Play store with Nexi galore. Sometime after midnight (PST) the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 32GB/3G are expected to go on sale here in the US. Rumors have already been flying around that the Australia Play Store quickly sold out, and judging by the giddy schoolgirl reactions I’m seeing on Google+, I’d say the same will happen here in the states.
I have to admit, I’m quite surprised at the reaction to this latest crop of Nexus devices. Personally, this is the first time in my Android career that I’m actually disappointed and unexcited about a Nexus smartphone. The only device of the three I’ll actually be purchasing is the 32GB Nexus 7. The Nexus 10 seems like a great device, however, I personally prefer the 7-inch form factor and really don’t like the design of the Nexus 10.
The real surprise for me is the Nexus 4. I guess I can somewhat understand its appeal: affordable, carrier free, and stock Android. However, I feel as if the Nexus 4 is a step backwards and that I’d really be losing more than I’m gaining.
There’s honestly no way I could even think about picking up a device with 16GB or less of internal storage (especially with no SD support). I keep hearing these snark remarks about the cloud or the insane suggestion of carrying an OTG cable and Flash drive. The truth is, I enjoy playing games on my mobile devices (both tablet and smartphone) and 16GB is just not enough room… period.
The Nexus 4 to me resembles almost everything I hate about an iPhone, yet here we are brainlessly clamoring over a device with no LTE, no microSD support, no removable battery and glass housing with optional bumper — dafuq?
So, as the hours wind down, I want to know: how many of you are buying one of the new Nexus devices? Hit up the poll below and chime in.