The Galaxy Note 4 is not the most exciting Android this year
Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent writing on art and culture in Australia and other places he has lived, including Canada and the UK. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since.
Before you sharpen the pitchforks, don't shoot the messenger. Or impale him on pointy pitchfork spikes for that matter. We recently asked our readers which smartphone they were most excited about this year and the Galaxy Note 4 came up in second position. So, which smartphone are you looking forward to the most?
The Nexus 6. We always knew it would be close race between the Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6, but we were still a little surprised by this result. To be sure, the Nexus 6 is still a bit of a niche device, but then again, so is the Galaxy Note 4. If you look at the numbers though, it could just as easily be the Note 4 in first place tomorrow.
We're always surprised by how few people actually own Nexus devices, especially when they are cheaper, faster, and less bloat-ridden than the rest of the Android crop. Plus they get near instantaneous updates and guaranteed firmware upgrades for 18 months. What's not to love?
But the Note series has a pretty specific audience in mind too. Most Android users simply have no need for a stylus supported device, especially one with a screen as large as the Note's. If you are in that target market though, there's really no competition. We wonder if the recent leaks of the Note 4 have lessened the excitement a little or if the Nexus 6 is simply the more exciting smartphone?
Either way, we'll be covering the Galaxy Note 4 this week at IFA 2014 and we'll have a hands-on for you before you know it. Stay tuned on Wednesday when we'll have all the Samsung news you could possibly want. You'll have to wait just a little bit longer for the Nexus 6 though...