grasscatcher: Google has gotten away from microSD slots (they had them on their first Nexus tablet), because they want you to use the cloud for storage. By using the cloud, they can track your data better (and big data is the future for big money). Problem for me is that I am often away from WiFi, or even cellular data providers, so I really need offline storage, especially for things like offline mapping programs and the like, that use a lot of storage space.
How is 32 GB "plenty"?
Romasito: Finally! By the looks of it, it is a proper 4:3 aspect ratio just like iPad... the most natural one to read on! Not sure what's with that 16:9 or similar rations on the rest...
I don't understand that argument. Why is it better to read at?
Actual books are normally pretty portrait shaped, what's wrong with 16:9 in portrait orientation?
GodSpeaks: I have the 2013 version of the Nexus 7. It's a great tablet, with one major flaw... no microSD card slot. This new Nexus still does not have a microSD slot.
No microSD card slot is a DEAL BREAKER. **** the cloud.
Just get the Nvidia Shield instead then?
32 bit version of the processor but similar enough, better for games and cheaper.
EinsteinsGhost: "Our concern is that while it was designed to appeal to those who want the perception of professional quality offered by the SLRs of other manufacturers, despite its appearance the A3000 fails in two key ways: it neither feels like an SLR nor does it function like an SLR"
Ahem. Pathetic review. Please do not make a habit out of it. Unless you can really prove that professional quality for images cannot be taken with this camera but can be with competing DSLRs. Seriously? Looks? Feel? Or, perhaps I'm trailing recent advancements in photography reviews where color of lipstick takes a higher priority.
I guess how it functions in your hands are quality for them to.
Can't I just get a camera which fill the following criteria:1) No mirror box.2) Built in image stabilization.3) APS-C or bigger sensor.4) Decent range of lenses / good lenses the few that exist.
Do 2 and 3 exist in any camera? Why not? Because they want to build them small? If they want to build up look and make it look like a DSLR then ..
Olympus make cameras I would really like if they wasn't four-thirds.
xarcex: I just wish WP8 wasn't that bad, otherwise I'd buy this in a blink.
Nothing wrong = "going to be addressed"? :D
As far as applications goes I guess the right answer is "all the good ones!"
Karl Persson: Too bad Nokia didn´t continue with MeeGo, best OS yet. N9 was/is great.Google and Android is not to be trusted, I think Google is very invasive (and I have an Xperia Z also). And MS is no better in that regard.
There will be Jolla Sailfish phones. From ex-Nokia employees who has even moved into the old Maemo/Meego space @ (previously?) Nokia building it seems.
watty1964: My contract's just ending and I was struggling to find a phone to replace my trusty Nokia N8 and now it seems I have found that phone :) I've even been looking at buying an 808 as I love Symbian. I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet and it sucks compared to my phone. The only problem is that Symbian will lose support soon which is a shame. I can live with a W8 phone, can't be worse than Android.
Other alternatives would be Jolla Sailfish, Ubuntu touch, Firefox OS.
Combatmedic870: Windows 8 really....is not all that great. I prefer android and OIS over windows anyday.
Alupang:lol @ commenting Samsung stock price when discussing Nokia phones.. Go compare stock performance a little maybe?
Went and check it for Samsung electronics. Yeah it's fallen, a few percent. Nokia meanwhile was more or less wiped.
scrup: This will appeal to the enthusiast market. IQ probably has to be improved further but this is a good step.
Watch out Sony, Samsung took market share away from your TV's and might with Cameras as well.
Wlad says Samsung destroyed HTC and Nokia.
Some would argue both Nokia and HTC destroyed themselves.
Nokia by focusing on stupid services when not being a service provider and their own OS / buying up the OS.. And the map service. I guess it's easy to be doing things like that when you have money and want to grow. OS and map service is acceptable I guess though by now Google maps would of course be ok to. But their services?
They could probably had been number one on Android but obviously skipped that wanting to be alone in providing everything and do their own thing. Kinda like Sony sometimes do with hardware.
I don't really know the story about HTC but it was liked because it was most easily modified (and had decent products which they still do) but then they messed that up. Sony has been getting better reputation and more sales (?) now when they have started to get that part.
Even if the consumer isn't a nerd nerds recommend things ..
HowaboutRAW: Lots of lens development and there are already excellent lenses for the Olympus, Samsung and Fuji mirrorless system.
Problem for me though is:
Olympus: Great that they have in camera image stabilization, why doesn't everyone? Also cool designs.. But damn four-thirds :/
Samsung: Possibly the best alternative? Would had been great with in camera image stabilization rather than paying for it over and over again. No problem if the camera was bigger because of that.
Fuji: Possibly somewhat more expensive? But more importantly they so far haven't cared about video and I don't want a camera who can only do half of the tasks. There's no excuse. Haters gonna hate.
A cheap (/reasonably priced) one.