Besides the OS and design, are cameras now going to be the great differentiator in the mobile space?
Looking at this weeks past mobile releases, it seems that on many fronts there is parity between features. Most phones have very fast processors, retina or hd displays, and decent to great design. That leaves the manufacturers with few options to set them selves apart from others. Yes, the screens can become bigger and the sound quality of the phone can improve, but what else is there for them to improve upon except the camera?
When I bought the Galaxy Nexus, I was really impressed with everything, except the camera. It was good but not great, and yes, I overlooked all of the phone's shortcomings because I wanted a Nexus device. Now though, many phones are just as good, if not better, than the Nexus in almost all respects.
Watching Nokia's presentation today, I was wishing that some Android or any mobile device really would have an excellent camera that could completely replace my point and shoot. I don't think we're there yet, but pretty damn soon.