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Old 01-01-2013, 05:32 AM   #91
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WTF looks like google is only selling at these prices where as LG is selling at almost double the price in other countries
Google don't care about making a profit on the hardware, whereas hardware companies need to do so in order to survive, so it is hardly a shock that prices are higher when not bought direct.
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It would seem more likely that Google would look to establish a Motorola specific branding for what would effectively be nexus devices and keep the actual nexus name the way it is now as a carrot to encourage the other oems.
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Motorola Nexus next? Google does own that company. Maybe Google could go for volume and low margin strategy.

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(i hope they name it like that and same with a Nexus 5 too......u know a Nexus 5 will happen for 5" or bigger). Phablet are getting popular. I see people using the Note II in the wild.
Rumour is Google, via Motorola, will release a phone codenamed "X" that would set the bar for what smartphones can do. Or so goes the rumour.
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Google don't care about making a profit on the hardware, whereas hardware companies need to do so in order to survive, so it is hardly a shock that prices are higher when not bought direct.
Yes, but the profit margins on smartphones have been outrageous. Google may not be making any money on the 8GB Nexus 4, but they're certainly making some on the 16GB, as 8GB extra doesn't cost you $50. Should they manage to keep supply up, I can't see anybody else maintaining the king-ransom prices they're currently asking for smartphones.
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If Amazon and Google both selling smartphones at very low margin, it could mean trouble for a lot of Android OEMs like HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola.

But Google has to get into the game because Amazon is going to.

It's the Kindle Fire all over again.
Google fought back with Nexus 7.
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If Amazon and Google both selling smartphones at very low margin, it could mean trouble for a lot of Android OEMs like HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola.

But Google has to get into the game because Amazon is going to.

It's the Kindle Fire all over again.
Google fought back with Nexus 7.
There's as much possibility of an Amazon smartphone as there is of a Facebook smartphone.
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Yes, but the profit margins on smartphones have been outrageous. Google may not be making any money on the 8GB Nexus 4, but they're certainly making some on the 16GB, as 8GB extra doesn't cost you $50. Should they manage to keep supply up, I can't see anybody else maintaining the king-ransom prices they're currently asking for smartphones.
If all these companies are charging a king's ransom, why is it that the only ones making any profits are apple (high price devices) and samsung (own their supply side), now some of the others may be incompetent but the idea that they are all just squandering excessive profits on high-priced devices seems a little unlikely.
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