AvusI don't know why it is so hard for phone manufacturers to design a phone with removable battery!!?? Some technology limited in 2012??!! Or Samsung patent the "removable battery" tech?
I'm assuming it takes up more space, makes phone construction more complicated, and makes phones last longer (with longer upgrade cycles) when the battery can be easily replaced. Since the sales of the iPhone have shown that not everybody needs a removable battery, I guess Google and LG think the tradeoff is worth it.
killerclickSince the sales of the iPhone have shown that not everybody needs a removable battery
They have never been given the option, it is not the same as not needing it, if Apple had allowed user replaceable batteries you can be guaranteed that sales of iBatteries with a patented shape (to prevent 3rd party) would be the highest selling accessory and they would be "magical" and "innovative"