Posts tagged with: Nexus 4

Google's 2012 Nexus handset, the Nexus 4 marks the company's first Nexus partnership with LG. The phone is essentially the LG Optimus G, though with its LTE radio disabled by default. The launch of the Nexus 4 was notable for the exceptionally low price at which Google was able to offer the phone, with the 8GB model selling for just $300 without contract obligation. The Nexus 4 runs a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, has 2GB of RAM, and features a 4.7-inch 720p display.

  • by | November 20, 2013 2:06 AM

    If some Nexus tablets are still waiting to receive their update to Android 4.4 (including our own 2012 Nexus 7), some happy Nexus 4 owners are reporting that an over-the-air update, 239MB in size, is hitting their phones. It's the KitKat update for last year's LG-made Nexus phone, and the build, as reported, is KRT16S. There's a screenshot above to prove the report, so let us know if your Nexus 4 is joining the chocolate party. On a related note, the official bumper case for the Nexus 5 is now available on the Google Play Store. Red, Black, Yellow, and Gray color options are available to ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    Two weeks following the launch of the Nexus 5, and we're finally seeing Google start making Android 4.4 KitKat available for existing Nexus series models. Yesterday we told you about the OTA updates for the Nexus 10 and both Nexus 7 models getting their distribution started, and while Google mentioned that a similar update would be hitting the Nexus 4 “soon” we didn't have any specifics. Well, we're still waiting to see that OTA arrive, but Google just released the next best thing, posting the Android 4.4 factory image for the Nexus 4. Sure, it's not as convenient as an OTA update, and ...

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  • by | November 13, 2013 3:32 PM

    (Updated to correct SoC error in software section.) As anyone who's ever sold an old phone on eBay or Craigslist knows, there's a wonderful waterfall effect that follows when a new piece of consumer technology launches. Very often, in the case of early-adopters, last year's top-of-the-line widget goes on the auction block, the proceeds from its sale used to defray the cost of whatever New Hotness has just dropped. The Onion expertly captured this phenomenon with a 2009 piece called "new device desirable, old device undesirable," brilliantly lampooning the fickle tastes of consumers and the ...

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  • by | November 12, 2013 7:23 AM

    Before anyone gets their hopes up, as of right this instant, the only device that has an official build of Android 4.4 KitKat is Google's own Nexus 5. That will change as soon as Google releases updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, and as other OEMs begin pushing updates to their flagship devices. HTC has already committed to releasing its updates "within 90 days". In the meantime, Google has already pushed KitKat into the AOSP, and you know what that means: custom ROMs! Custom ROMs come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of stability. Some are rock solid, and some may turn your ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 8:46 PM

    There was no way I was ever gonna buy a Nexus 4. Sure, the price tag was appealing. Yes, the construction was sleek and I found the disco paint job fun. And the prospect of succeeding my old'n'busted Galaxy Nexus LTE with a more modern, non-hobbled replacement was definitely tempting. But the lack of proper 4G, the godawful camera, and the fragile industrial design all conspired to place the Nexus 4 firmly on my "wait for something better to come along" list. Well, something better just came along. And it's called the Nexus 5. (Way to stay consistent, Google.) We've seen how the Nexus 5 ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 7:07 AM

    Android 4.4 KitKat is literally days old, so how can you get it on your Android-powered smartphone or tablets? Luckily, Google released the code into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and developers have been working non-stop to bring the latest goodness to otherwise unsupported devices. Are you feeling a little daring and want to give KitKat a try on your device? If so, here's what you'll need to do: 0. Assume the risk Doing this sort of thing could render your device useless -- or awesome -- but don't continue unless you're willing to assume the risk. 1. Prerequisites Next, you'll ...

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  • by | November 1, 2013 7:50 PM

    The Nexus 5 has seen its share of coverage this week - not just at Pocketnow, but all across the internet. It's not just the newest major Android smartphone to see release; it's the once-a-year Nexus phone straight from Google. As such, it commands a degree of exclusive excitement, a hipsteresque appeal that merits a whole lot of media coverage - despite bolder devices hitting the market elsewhere. Much of the excitement for the Nexus 5 comes from owners of the current-generation Nexus 4, last winter's Googlephone Of The Moment that warranted almost the same level of feverish fanboyism. ...

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  • by | October 31, 2013 7:48 PM

    After far too much speculation, lots of waiting, and a surprise name-change in the middle of things, Android 4.4 KitKat is official. It's not the huge card-based UI overhaul that we thought it might be, and it doesn't introduce a Pie-like launcher, but it is filled with sweet goodness. So, sit back and let's break off a piece of that KitKat bar OS and see what new KitKat features Android 4.4 brings. Tighter Google Now integration We've been asking for tighter integration with Google Now since we first saw it. Android 4.4 KitKat finally brings that. Similar to the Moto X, Android ...

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  • by | October 29, 2013 6:20 PM

    There comes a point where rumors and leaks become so old, that we just get bored of covering them. Still, there are certain products that are just so hot, and so game-changing, that we can't get enough of all the drama that goes around it's probable future. For the last couple of months, we've followed Google's plans for their Nexus line-up, and even though we still don't have event dates, nor press invites, that doesn't mean our wallets can't wait for it to happen. Watch today's Top 5, as we go through our predictions of what to expect for Google's Nexus line-up in the next couple of ...

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  • by | October 29, 2013 7:23 AM

    Ubuntu is a popular distribution of the Linux operating system, primarily for desktop and laptop computers. It is named after the South African philosophy of ubuntu, which literally means "human-ness", though it is often translated as "humanity towards others". Ubuntu, the philosophy, is very deep-rooted, and a concept that is beyond the grasp of much of society today. We seem to be caught up in our busy, everyday lives, and although we live in one of the most "connected" times in history, we're connected to networks and devices -- and losing that connection to other people. Ubuntu, the ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's record quarter results, and the fact that their high-end phones aren't their highest contributor. We then talk about some leaked documents from Best Buy that claim that the Galaxy Gear is getting returned in alarming rates. The LG G Flex is up next as we have more leaks that talk about US variants and specifications. The iPhone 5S and 5C take the spotlight next as studies talk about bad sensitivity in the display. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 and its possible release date, along with reports that an LTE ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 12:57 PM

    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 ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's bash on their own Surface RT, and their hope that the Surface 2 can do better. Amazon and HTC are next as both companies are already hard at work at bringing us their first smartphone collaboration. Nokia is next as apparently the company is working on bringing us their first music player, dubbed the Nokia Guru. We then talk about the Nexus 4, which is rumored to stay alive for another year along the Google Nexus 5. We end today's show talking about Apple's October 22nd event, and some of our predictions that involve a lot of iPad. ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 11:20 AM

    Well here's an interesting spin on the Nexus 5 launch rumors: so far, we've been waiting around today to see if Google will actually go through with announcing the phone, but none of the rumors have really touched on the fate of the Nexus 4. Ever since Google discounted the price and apparently sold out, we've been working with the impression that the model was done for good, but a new theory suggests that it could live on, and its continued presence might mean the Nexus 5 could be a little more expensive than suggested. Last we saw, Google was selling the old 16GB Nexus 4 for about $250. ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 7:25 AM

    Google released the Nexus 4 (codenamed "Mako") just about a year ago. It was announced on October 29, 2012, and launched the following November 13th. Unlike other unsubsidized and unlocked phones, the Nexus 4 was aggressively priced. Due to either massive popularity or a ridiculous shortages, or a combination of both, the phone sold out in minutes in many markets, and shortages have plagued it ever since. Now, with another October approaching, leaks galore, and a new version of the operating system itching to be leaked, we sit on the proverbial eve of the announcement of the next ...

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