The Thread wrote:
Why the hell haven't you bought the Nexus 4 already?
Yeah, that's pretty much the consensus everywhere I ask. I am somewhat concerned since I know there are some new phones coming down the pipe in a couple of months, though I suspect they won't be worth the wait.
let me put it this way:
I've been busy making an epaper app for a local newspaper, and the Galaxy Tab 10.2 tablet that I've been using to develop and test my app is okay
. I mean, it's pretty nice and my app works pretty well on it. My girlfriend's Nexus 7 tablet takes my rather mediocre app and makes it look like I'm some sort of godlike app-creating wizard! The difference in handling is really astounding, no doubt because that Tab 10.2 is still stuck on Android 4.0.x while the Nexus 7 has the newest Android 4.2.x. Now, that Tab 10.2 will get an update sooner or later as the 4.1 update is apparently already out there (although not available for my dev tablet for some reason), but fact of the matter is that the Nexus 7 has a major advantage purely by being a main development target for Jelly Bean.
I expect the Nexus 4 and future Google phones to hold a similar advantage to any Android-based competitor. The only reason I see to get a different phone is to get significantly better performing hardware, but only if I'm 100% sure that it wouldn't get bogged down by an out of date OS.