If you listened to our Pocketnow Live Google+ Hangout this morning (and why wouldn’t you?) you probably heard us talking about the possibility of seeing Google release a new version of the Nexus 4 with LTE officially enabled from the get-go, rather than accessed via some hacky tricks. It’s an interesting theory, and one that’s been showing up in rumors lately, but is it really a likely possibility? While we continue to search for answers, some new evidence for the existence of such a model has arrived… or has it?
Over at the Bluetooth SIG, there’s a new listing for the LG-E960 (that’s the Nexus 4’s model number), created today. More importantly, it describes the handset as an “LGE LTE Mobile Phone.” So, could this be a Nexus 4 refresh with official LTE support?
It’s possible, but there’s something a little odd about this listing. For instance, it references the older Nexus 4 1.1 hardware revision – we’ve already seen 1.2 add those little nubs on the back, and even that’s been replaced by 1.3. That’s causing some people to wonder if this is just the Bluetooth folks messing up their own database and making an older entry appear new. But what of that LTE business in the description? Another oversight? We just can’t say yet.