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Google's (GOOG) Nexus 5 phone will have a Nikon camera module that's "better than everything...

Google's (GOOG) Nexus 5 phone will have a Nikon camera module that's "better than everything else," a source tells Phone Arena. He also claims the device will have a 5" 1080p display and a Qualcomm (QCOM) Snapdragon 600 processor; a Snapdragon 800 will reportedly go into the next Nexus 10 tablet. Google+ chief Vic Gundotra recently hinted future Nexus phones will deliver major camera improvements. Qualcomm supplies the app processor for the Nexus 4, and has been rumored to be the supplier for the next-gen Nexus 7.
Comments (9)
  • The phone wars are amazing. The prices are coming down and features growing.. One up the next guy every week..Soon the phones will scan the owners DNA and replace humans.. Phones will inhabit the earth instead of the human roachs !
    18 Mar 2013, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • If the phone's camera will be "better than everything else", doesn't that mean the rest of the phone sucks?
    18 Mar 2013, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • It means Google is annoyed at Microsoft having the best Carl Zeiss optical stabilisation lenses in the Nokia 920 :)
    18 Mar 2013, 08:47 PM Reply Like
  • Over a decade ago, I told my older friend that I looked forward to get a cell phone with the best (overreaching) camera.

     

    He responded: For what purpose are you buying a cell phone ...
    18 Mar 2013, 09:22 PM Reply Like
  • Google's ability to make quality hardware is improving at a rapid pace.

     

    Nexus 4 is en par with iPhone 5 and Samsung GS3.

     

    The only drawback is that there aren't enough of them.
    18 Mar 2013, 09:24 PM Reply Like
  • Eventually people in tech land will realize that these "spec" improvements have little perceptual benefit and are of debatable utility to the average user.

     

    It's like the laptop spec wars of the 90s. Sometime after the pentium, people stopped asking what was inside the PC. Now even the cheapest laptop can do what I want it too.

     

    People buy for customer service, user interface, software, ecosystem, and durability. And, also price.

     

    Same will be true for phones.
    18 Mar 2013, 11:39 PM Reply Like
  • And the best part is only AAPL has really strong ecosystems. MSFT and NOK could have made a really strong ecosystem, but that seems to have failed or in the case of Windows 8 outright backfired. GOOG is now moving to create a physical product ecosystem to merge with their various online services, but they are quite behind on that and will take time to catch up.

     

    What's worse for GOOG is that android aka Samsung has become their worst enemy. It's GOOG's products have to compete with not only Apple but with every other Android manufacture.

     

    Furthermore, there hasn't really been much of an ecosystem across multiple devices concept until Apple came along. Frankly, I'm not worried as much about Android and Apple as much as MSFT/NOK somehow gaining a giant innovation burst and starting a good ecosystem.

     

    Given Apple's valuation, apple is by far way to cheap at this point. Long AAPL
    19 Mar 2013, 12:37 AM Reply Like
  • "failed or in the case of Windows 8 outright backfired"

     

    Such decisive tone, means Ballmer ought to get it right.

     

    20 years ago, students asked when discussing Betamax and VHS, why was Apple Computer still around ...
    19 Mar 2013, 12:55 AM Reply Like
  • I will stick with my iphone 4s until it gives up, thanks.
    19 Mar 2013, 03:22 AM Reply Like
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