Originally Posted by aznofazns
I don't see how the GPU is unimportant. If the most graphically intensive app you needed to run on your $280 phone was Angry Birds, manufacturers would be sticking 5-6 year old GPU's in their high end phones still. What about the next generation of games and other graphically intensive apps for smartphones? There's a reason Apple went with the SGX543MP2, it's one of the fastest available.
That's not to say you're "wrong" for not needing a faster GPU, but that reason alone doesn't justify the poor GPU choice in the Galaxy Nexus, which is supposed to be Google's latest and greatest.
Regarding the screen, you may be right. Pentile probably isn't going to be a dealbreaker here. It probably isn't even noticeable.
I think it depends on what you use your phone for. Most people I know don't get a phone for it's GPU, in fact, no one I know does. I don't know anyone that really cares about the games, tbh.
Do you know what the most popular Android paid game is? Cut the rope, second is UNO, third is Fruit Ninja. O_______o
Most popular free game? Angry Birds (surprise, surprise). How long has Angry Birds been around? Quite a long time. Now, next generation of graphically intense games? I doubt that is any concern of Google or 98% of consumers, they will keep on playing their 2D games and that's just how it is.
I use my phone for texting/email/social networking/web browsing/, not gaming, like most people. Google made their phone knowing that.
I do like gaming, and I bought a Nintendo 3DS for that. I suggest, if GPU on a phone is very important, a person is better to invest in a system dedicated for gaming. ^____^