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Despite how much I am involved with Android now, and my ever-growing addiction to the platform over the past couple of years, I was surprised to reckon a few weeks ago that I have never experienced Android like it was created and meant to be — ie. on a Nexus device. I have owned and used an HTC Desire Z, an Iconia A100 tablet, a Samsung Galaxy S3 and an LG Optimus 4X HD, but never a Nexus device.  That’s because I live in Lebanon, where Nexus devices are a black market rarity and Samsung is everywhere.

However, I eventually managed to convince the local LG team to lend me a Nexus 4 for review. And *insert expletives* I’m blown away.

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One of the best things about Android is that you can replace any stock function on the device. Don’t like the dialer? Get a new one! Prefer a different text interface? No problem! Looking for more bang for your buck when it comes to contact management? Find a new one! It’s for this reason that we get cool apps like Komodo Contacts, which adds some extra functionality to our contact manager.

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