“The best Android phones are ones that few people buy.”

That’s John Gruber’s one-sentence summary of Farhad Manjoo’s article about his attempt to switch to Android. Gruber’s conclusion still applies, albeit a little less so, to the more popular Nexus 4, which—at a full price of only US$299 and without any of the problems Manjoo mentions—has sold well but not nearly as well as subsidized Android smartphones.