Enjoy supporting google's further invasion of privacy and their bloatware.
They are the new and worse MS.
Bloatware to push overblown hardware.
Except rather than just getting your money like MS was kind enough to do, they want every data point possible about you.
MS, Apple, BB, feature phones are ways to opt out of this. I've slowly been migrating away from google period.
its going to be every company soon enough. goverment is already tapping into our privacy as it is, so its moot.
look heres why i want the nexus 4 and it has not political reasons.
at $350 dollars unlocked no contract is an extremely great price for a phone that is new.
smartphones are expensive, they always have been. a high end smartphone retails at 550-650, even higher for the samsung s4. between all the makers, it is very competitive. that price is also backed when used on the second market, ebay and craigslist.
all most folks see is a $199 subsidized upgrade for a new phone. but what folks dont see is the 400 dollars extra built in monthly installments on their plan. its about 20 dollars a month extra.
the Nexus 4 is a true anomaly in all this. google sells the 16gb model for 350 on the play store, which honeslty, is $200 shy of what the device would cost ($550) if sold by lg directly. which, by the way, is exactly what the nearly-hardware-identical lg optimus g does cost.
the nexus 4 is so cheap because google is subsidizing the cost for you. how they are doing this, i have no idea, but it is freaking incredible deal.
they are seriously low balling the phone.