Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 On Sale Now for $349

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PCWolf

Some reasons I do not like Android (v4.1.1). Hope v4.4 addresses some of these issues.

1: Copy/Pasting files is still a chore.
2: No way to stop Apps from calling home, stealing all my contact info, or sending txt messages to my contacts.
3: No way to stop Apps from auto starting & running in the background.
4: If I'm listening to music on my headphones & a call comes in, I have to yank my headphones out because the caller will not be able to hear me.
5: Call Reject List feature removed. (don't know if this is by phone Manufacturer or by Android, but my old Samsung with Android 2.2 has it)
6: Background services like Google+ & Google Music always running in background even if you will never use it.

Yes, I know that there are apps that fix some of these issues, but they sometimes require the phone to have Super User Access. And getting Super User Access requires risky procedures that most people cannot do. Another issue with non native support of certain features is that if you do get yourself some super user access & your phone breaks later on for any other reason, your carrier may void your warranty if they find out you got Super User Access. And they might blame you for the damage just so they wont have to cover you under warranty.

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kixofmyg0t

After reading your rant, I realize you're not very tech inclined. so I'l try to help.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

1: How is it a pain? You long press to highlight and copy. Tap the paste icon to paste. How hard is that?
2:Umm it's called paying attention to what you're installing. If you have apps that "phone home", "stealing all my contact info" or "sending txt messages" who's fault do you think it is for installing it? Google? Or the user that installed the app in the first place? When you install an app, that page that you just blindly tap accept to without actually READING anything? You might want to read before you accept.
3:You can disable the app in setting. But why? Android loads apps to run in the backround for a reason.
4: Actually that's a legitimate feature that would be useful. Noted.
5:That's never been a Android feature. It's a "feature" that comes in Samsung's bloated Touchwiz skin.
6:So? Disable them. You can disable apps in settings. But again, why would you want to do that?

Nothing I have listed requires root. Acquiring root on a Nexus device isn't risky at all, and out of all Android devices....the Nexus devices are by far the easiest to unlock and root.

Also Android 4.4 addresses none of the "issues" you listed.

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PCLinuxguy

and there's nothing illegal about Rooting/Jailbreaking the phone that I know of. XDA does great work on covering alot of it. Maybe he should try looking/asking there to see if there are some answers or tips as well.

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Vano

...its made by LG...and on top of that no expandable storage.
Nothing to see here.

P.S.
Google website:
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.3GHz

gsmarena.com:
CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800

Go figure.

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kixofmyg0t

What's wrong with LG? the Nexus 4 was a great device. Nothing to see here? Dude there's soooooo much more to a Nexus besides a SD card slot.

Go figure? The Snapdragon 800 has 4 Krait 400 cores. What are you trying to say?

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PCLinuxguy

Agreed. LG made a very solid Nexus platform with the N4 and with the way Samsung has been moving lately, I can see why they aren't being utilized for another Nexus device. And I also agree about the SD card. Big whoodie do. the N5 is offered in 16GB and 32GB versions, which are still reasonable, especially considering that it's extremely likely to not be the only device owned.