Nexus 4 and Nexus 5
Do you think there would be any chance for Google and LG to keep selling the Nexus 4 at the rock-bottom price after the Nexus 5 or w/e the next model will be called?
Also, I still don't understand why Google isn't emphasizing the value of the hardware they are selling. I mean they basically advertise everything on the internet but not their own products. Is there some philosophical or ethical reason as to why they aren't making more people aware of the Nexus and Chromebook lines? Chromebooks have slowly started to catch on, on Amazon and in some shops, but phones and tablets are obscured by regular OEMs' marketing.
If the Nexus line is meant for developers, why not impose that as a mandatory condition upon purchase? It would indeed suck, but it would at least make sense. The current situation doesn't make sense from a business perspective. When you have a great product that you believe in, you go out there and show it to everyone and it should sell itself.
Also, am I the only one worried that Google will botch up again the actual sale of the next Nexus? Last year was a total disaster. Maybe they were only ready to subsidize only so many and limited the initial order. Or maybe Google is just that daft to believe that people don't want to buy their products in droves. The most recent example is the Chromecast. Or is it all marketing scheming and by limiting supply they inflate demand. Apple does it. Xiaomi does it, but at least they are upfront about it.
Judging by the adverts on Google products, their marketing department is well funded and capable. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out that a lot of people are going to buy their next product. Even if there is no physical store to queue in front of, geeks will write scripts again to order the phone as soon as it pops up online, the only place where you can actually buy it at the best price.