But if you're planning to use T-Mobile's network and you can afford to buy the device without financing it, then I'd likely offer a different answer. In this case, the price difference is only about $20. At that price point, I think the added carrier flexibility and access to Google Android updates when they're released is worth the added expense for the Nexus version of the Galaxy S4. Of course, this means giving up some of those Samsung software features that are only available through its own TouchWiz software. But my guess is that Google will also be adding some interesting and useful software features via Android. And if you have a Nexus Galaxy S4, you'll get that update much more quickly than if you had an AT&T version of the same product.
In other words, I think the benefits of the Nexus version of the Galaxy S4 are worth $20, But they aren't worth $450, I'm sure others would disagree with me, And I've love to hear their reasoning in the comments section, Good luck, Ask Maggie is an advice column that answers readers' wireless and broadband questions, The column now appears twice a week on CNET offering honest blob says no iphone case readers a double dosage of Ask Maggie's advice, If you have a question, I'd love to hear from you, Please send me an e-mail at maggie dot reardon at cbs dot com, And please put "Ask Maggie" in the subject header, You can also follow me on Facebook on my Ask Maggie page..
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers a reader advice on whether the new "pure" Google Android version of the Galaxy S4 is worth the added price. Google is turning the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 into its latest Nexus phone, running the "pure" Android experience. But at $650 per device, some users question how much that pure Google experience is really worth. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
On May 18, 2012, Zuckerberg took public the social network he started from his Harvard dorm eight years prior, The milestone day proved to be as memorable as it was disastrous, Nasdaq glitches delayed the offering by 30 minutes, and further complications left many traders in the dark honest blob says no iphone case as to whether their transactions had been completed, The Wall Street Journal estimated that the technical problems added up to roughly $500 million in losses for traders, Meanwhile, Facebook's underwriters were forced to buy up stock in bulk to keep Facebook floating above its IPO price of $38 per share to save face on its first day..
The IPO-uh-oh set a depressing tone for Facebook's first year as a public company as the social network's relationship status with Wall Street instantly deteriorated from honeymoon-like to "it's complicated."It's still complicated. "It's kind of hard to not focus on the IPO and the dramatic correction in the stock price," Mark Mahaney, managing director and Internet analyst at RBC Capital Markets, told CNET when reflecting on the one-year anniversary of Facebook's IPO. "I think people, when they think about Facebook as a stock, are dwelling on the IPO catastrophe," he said. "They're going to be thinking about that for quite some time, probably until the day that the stock is able to go up above the IPO price."Based on Mahaney's projections, Facebook won't be able to reach its IPO price of $38 a share during its second year as public company, which means the IPO cloud will keep things a bit gloomy for the foreseeable future. The stock is more stable now, however, and Mahaney does expect the social network to grow in market value by around 18 percent to $32 per share in the next 12 months. But if you were first to buy Facebook, you're still pretty hosed.