Seriously: Someone Lost a Nexus 4 in a Bar Last Month

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There are many Android phones that don't. What sets Android apart is.... Android. Duh. And options. you want a micro SD slot get a different phone.

You want a walled garden, no options, and what you do with your device controlled by someone else, and to.support an evil company get an iPhone.

Now, didn't apple patent "employee loses phone in bar"? Lawsuit? Oh right they don't patent till sometime else does it, so they can sure after the fact. Guess we'll see the patent in a few months.
 

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Unfortunately, the phone doesn't have support for 4G LTE
Seriously Google? A top of the line phone with yesterday's wireless technology? I know HSPA+ is quick but it still doesn't compare with the various LTE implementations.
 

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Google says their Nexus line of phones is supposed to represent the "best technology of the time." Total crap. Only 8GB and no SD card? No LTE? This isn't the best technology. Well... if this is January, 2010.
 

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[citation][nom]reprotected[/nom]Indirect Apple post. *Proceeding to rant about how there are so many Apple posts.*[/citation]

To feed the iHater trolls of course!?!
 

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[citation][nom]reprotected[/nom]Indirect Apple post. *Proceeding to rant about how there are so many Apple posts.*[/citation]
To feed the iHater trolls of course ;) But someone getting fired...ouch! Tho was very knucklehead to forget a proto-type in a bar!
 

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Quad-core chipsets aren't known to play nicely with LTE radios yet, so no surprise as to why there's no LTE. Also, the LTE radio is one of the most expensive pieces of hardware in the device and really existed originally for the VZW Galaxy Nexus (since VZW has been making a huge LTE push). Without LTE, there's also no worries about the battery size - I have the LTE functionality, but can't use it for more than an hour, and there are still few phones that can handle LTE for sustained periods of time.

By taking out the LTE radio, they've brought the phone down to $300 off-contract. That's a huge drop in price over any other unlocked phone, and you get some of the best hardware out there. HSPA+ is more prevalent than LTE on the GSM networks (and certainly more widespread in Europe), so it's a good compromise IMO. Really the only people who get screwed out of this are Verizon customers, but VZW fucked up the Galaxy Nexus so badly I wouldn't want to have to deal with another Nexus on their network.
 

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[citation][nom]robochump[/nom]Ouch, fired over forgetting a proto-type. Def a knuckle headed move but bummer deal.[/citation]
lets think about this a minute... you have a prototype phone. You had to sign a stack of NDAs a mile high. You and your family were likely threatened on penalty of death if anything were to happen to the phone. You are stoked to be trusted with the phone because of the sheer responsibility plus the bragging rights you get to tell your friends and family.

And then you loose your phone in a bar.

Seems more likely he was pawning it off to someone, and the person didn't think it worth keeping and left it there to be found.
 

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So a guy with an android phone walks into a bar
the next day HQ receives a call from the bartender
Bartender: I found the androids you're looking for.
Alarmed, Katz haunted the Bartender and confronts him.
Katz: These aren't the droids you're looking for.
Bartender: These aren't the droids we're looking for.

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but seriously! how many times does people forget their TOP SECRET PROTOTYPE PHONE in a bar? this is becoming a cliche.
 

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[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]and to think this is what sets Android phones apart from the iFone[/citation]

Normally yes, but there's the problem of costs. And is not the actual cost of adding the sd slot.

The problem is the format of SD cards, exFAT. The copyright is owned by Microsoft, meaning if a manufacturer adds a SD slot card, they need to pay Microsoft. Every manufacturer has complied except Motorola, which is fighting Microsoft in court over this.
 

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Apple didnt sue Google for doing something they did? Im shocked!
Btw, how can this NOT be a publicity stunt. No company in their right mind would allow you to get out of their office a ...."Prototype?" Well not exactly, beta phone?
 
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