Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty
Galaxy Nexus heads north of iPhone 4S
UK mobile phone seller Clove has priced up the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at £515 sans Sim lock.
That's for the 16GB, HSPA+ version of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-running Samsung announced last night alongside a 32GB model which, Clove told us, won't be coming to the UK.
Neither, of course, will the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, since there are no commercial LTE services in Blighty yet.
Clove said it expects its first batch of handsets to arrive early next month.
Danish seller MobilityShop has the new Samsung smartphone priced at DKr4499 which is equivalent to £524, suggesting Clove's Galaxy Nexus price is on the nose. ®
I would happily pay £25 to not be chained to iTunes and jobs walled garden, I'm guessing iPhone users will have to throw way more than that away when they finally wake up that they are locked to a single hardware supplier and want to move to a multi-supplier ecosystem like Android.
Do they not get it?
Apple can charge a premium because they are Apple, Samsung phones running Android can't because, quite simply, they aren't Apple. Everyone knows Apple makes hench cash off their hardware so why not settle to take a realistic profit from the hardware and still undercut the iPhone by a substantial margin to gather a lot more sales and revenue than the Apple-istic price point they announced.
I was interested in this before the price was announced, now it has been announced I am not. I'll stick with my DHD
Comments section surprisingly quiet given the firestorm that kicked off when the iphone 4S was launched at the 'ridiculously expensive' price of £499. Also, Interesting features list for the new build of Android too:
New lock screen features - the ability to access camera and notifications.
Ability to group apps and shortcuts by dragging icons onto each other.
Redesigned multi-tasking screen
Enhanced voice input
Sound familiar? What about all the "Apple is only playing catchup to Android with iOS5" comments lol
Many would argue that the biggest selling point is that it's not an Apple product...
And the lack of SD expansion is only disappointing to Android users. Apple and WinPho fans take it for granted.
doesn't the Iphone cost £499?