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#1 LanceXXX

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

I am really looking forward to my Nexus 5.. but one thing i just can't understand is why don't Google Market the phone with reasonable effort and make the phone available in all countries.. I just can't understand Google's thinking in this aspect.. I am well aware that Google is not intending to make heavy profit from their nexus lineup but here i am thinking.. Why not?. Well i do understand alittle as google wants to make android an open platform and stuff but still its an amazing phone.. both in the software and hardware..

Personally i even prefer the simplistic design of the Nexus line over other high end smartphones.. especially the S4.. just can't stand that cheap glossy plastic look.. lol. 

 

There is the demand.. but the supply and availability is just not there..

 

What are your thoughts and do any of you know why Google is doing things this way?

 

PS: Does any of you know if the Nexus 5 comes with International Warranty.. or those the warranty only come with the countries Google play sell in.. Thanks Alot :D



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

it works internationally, but what's the issue for you as to having it not international?


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:03 AM

Nexus phones are the best IMHO. Cheaper than other brands, it's basically the same as LG Optimus G smartphones and I like stock Android the most.

But what local stores do is just robbery, Google Play sells it for $349, since when does that equal to f*cking €449?


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:17 AM

Just wait till Amazon starts selling it. I'm from Latvia, and can't get it now either. 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

it works internationally, but what's the issue for you as to having it not international?

Yes, but you can't get it internationally. Only a few countries have Google Play Devices service available.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

Yes, but you can't get it internationally. Only a few countries have Google Play Devices service available.

is amazon a resource you guys could use?


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:24 AM

is amazon a resource you guys could use?

Yes it is one of the official suppliers for Nexus, but it doesn't sell it yet.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:27 AM

is amazon a resource you guys could use?

From what i know.. Amazon is a US online shop and international shipping cost a bomb especially to asian countries.. The only place i know off that i am able to buy from is eBay.. and what worries me next is International warranty.. I hate dealing with such stuff like warranty as it sometimes depends on where u buy it from which is ridiculous.. If the Nexus play store is marketed well and available to everyone in the world.. the Nexus 5 will definitely cause a storm in the smartphone industry.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

How about international warranty guys?.. Do you know whether the nexus 5 has it.. i am reallyyy worried about thissss.. Thanks alot:DD



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

Nexus phones are the best IMHO. Cheaper than other brands, it's basically the same as LG Optimus G smartphones and I like stock Android the most.

But what local stores do is just robbery, Google Play sells it for $349, since when does that equal to f*cking €449?

LOL.. Yea Nexus Phone rocks.. especially with that smooth vanilla Android experience.. no more gimmicky bloatware!! but i believe its all about mark-up as Google doesn't have a retail store, it doesnt have to take into account that as their cost.

A $30 to 50 mark-up is enough for me to swallow but if they go above $100.. then i guess that might be going over board.

 

Sometimes'.. i just wish i stay in the US man.. all the new tech goes there first.. Damnn.. Really hope Google play expands fast!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:11 AM

From what i know.. Amazon is a US online shop and international shipping cost a bomb especially to asian countries.. The only place i know off that i am able to buy from is eBay.. and what worries me next is International warranty.. I hate dealing with such stuff like warranty as it sometimes depends on where u buy it from which is ridiculous.. If the Nexus play store is marketed well and available to everyone in the world.. the Nexus 5 will definitely cause a storm in the smartphone industry.

Amazon is not US only. 

They have sites for these countries and they ship most of the items worldwide. I shop at UK's amazon, it's the cheapest for me.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

 

Amazon is not US only. 

They have sites for these countries and they ship most of the items worldwide. I shop at UK's amazon, it's the cheapest for me.

 

Oh didnt know that.. thanks for the info :) but sad they dont have it where i live in... same with Google Play.. Really hope they become truly international soon..






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