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So google is making its own exploding smartphone biggrin.gif
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it's made by HTC
I wonder if the DayDream VR holder is also made by HTC, may be they'll trickle down some features/technical know-how from SteamVR?
     
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Too expensive, 64GB should be the minimum now and it looks like an iPhone; sticking with my Nexus 6.

 

64 standard is a bit of a stretch; I doubt the average consumer uses that much of storage.

 

Looking back, the $649 would be a lot more satisfactory had Google kept dual front speakers and wireless charging. Would like to know their reasoning for removing such features on a "flagship" phone.

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64 standard is a bit of a stretch; I doubt the average consumer uses that much of storage.

Looking back, the $649 would be a lot more satisfactory had Google kept dual front speakers and wireless charging. Would like to know their reasoning for removing such features on a "flagship" phone.

Courage. Storage aka Google Photos, Speakers aka Google Home. Same thing as Apple but not as apparent.
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I'm sitting here happy with my LG G2 that I got for $150. I suppose I just don't see the point in buying insanely expensive phones.
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So google is making its own exploding smartphone biggrin.gif

Fear not, because industry forecasters predict the new google phone will increase brand awareness and have explosive sales biggrin.gif
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I'm sitting here happy with my LG G2 that I got for $150. I suppose I just don't see the point in buying insanely expensive phones.

LG G3 over here and really I just want a better camera.
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64 standard is a bit of a stretch; I doubt the average consumer uses that much of storage.

I wouldn't be so sure, I'm always having to micromanage my space and I would imagine that average users aren't aware of things like Spotifys' unlimited cache problem.

There's really no need to be so tight with storage, it's not like it's that expensive anymore.
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I wouldn't be so sure, I'm always having to micromanage my space and I would imagine that average users aren't aware of things like Spotifys' unlimited cache problem.

There's really no need to be so tight with storage, it's not like it's that expensive anymore.

Got to shill the extra $ for 128GB.
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I'm pretty sure a PC CNC'd case costs somewhat the same if not higher than aluminum CNC'd

why CNC plastic if you could simply 3D-Print it?
mass production costs could also be lowered by injection molding, which plastic is arguably much cheaper as its easier to work with and requires less energy (heat).
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