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 |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Google came out of the blue with its announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat yesterday, but getting confirmation of the next Android flavor was only part of the news; what began as the reveal for the new KitKat garden sculpture on Google's campus quickly became fodder for gossip, with a video from the event possibly giving us a sneak peek at the new Nexus 5. Google's also up to some changes on its website for the Nexus family in general, and we're wondering if this all might not be tied to the pending launch of that new Nexus model. One facet of the new look for those Nexus pages that's getting ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    It's the show that kicks off the fall season in consumer electronics and mobile technology, and we're going to be there, as always, to cover it. But IFA 2013 is next week - and last we checked our Novice's Guide to Chronometry and Basic Time Theory, there's a whole lotta time between this week and next. So let's fill it with speculation. Join Jaime Rivera, Taylor Martin, and Michael Fisher on a whimsical journey into the prospective future, as they bat around rumors and leaks concerning such luminaries as Samsung's Galaxy Note III, LG's new G Pad, a futuristic Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's "camera lens" alternatives and their insane price tag. We later talk about the HTC One Max and some possible options for fingerprint scanning technology. Microsoft is up next as new reports talk about a merger between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. Then we go through a batch of Apple rumors that include the iWatch and even a possible iPad launch on September 10th. We end today's show talking about the LTE Nexus 7 reaching Europe, aside from the recent price drop to just $199 of the Nexus 4. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    There was a time when a phone was just a phone. Nowadays we want to customize them. We want to personalize them. We want them in all kinds of different colors. After Motorola started hinting that its Moto X would be available in a wood finish, dbrand got to work. Pocketnow's Taylor Martin and I both have a few products from dbrand, Inc. which we've shown off on Pocketnow Live and talked about on Pocketnow Weekly. On August 19th, 2013, dbrand announced on its Facebook page that mahogany was coming to the Nexus 4. I whipped out my wallet and threw my money at the product. Yesterday it ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The LG-made Google Nexus 4: still a great phone, if you're into vanilla Android, and the entire Nexus experience. At the time of our review (actually, until just very recently), the phone had a price tag of $299/$349. However, the Android-company decided to make a Google Nexus 4 discount, maybe as an indication of things to come (LG-made Nexus 5 anyone?). The bottom line is this: according to the official Google Play Twitter account, you can get one "for 25% off or more in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Korea, US, UK" and France. The new prices are $199 for the 8GB version and $249 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how NVIDIA's CEO has begun teasing the future of Microsoft's Surface tablets. Samsung is next as "confirmed" reports say that the Galaxy Note III will launch with Android 4.3. New leaks also talk about a possible change in manufacturer for the future Nexus 10. Then we go through some new reports that the future Nexus smartphone will be made by Motorola. We end todays' show talking the new ads that have reached Google Maps. All this and more after the break. Stories: - NVIDIA CEO teases the second-generation Surface - Samsung Galaxy Note III ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Google's Nexus 4 is essentially an LG Optimus G, which has LTE support -- so why don't we? In short, Google disabled it. But we're Android Power Users, aren't we? Yes, we are! Here's how to get LTE on your Nexus 4. First up, some disclaimers. This information has been around for a little while and some of you may say that it's "old news". That's partially true. Although the radio in the Nexus 4 has support for LTE, it doesn't have the certification and some hardware optimizations that are needed to implement it fully. Originally, you could simply make a few changes and get LTE to work for ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Android 4.3 is upon us. It's no game-changer by any means, but it still has a number of interesting things to offer, and any Android fan worth his or her salt is going to be itching to try out this latest build. Google announced that updates would be on their way for the Nexus 4, old Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but at least here in the US, tapping away at the "Check now" button on a Nexus 4, we haven't seen any arrive just yet. We know it should only be a matter of hours, but if you just can't wait, some Android 4.3 factory images have hit Google's Android Developers site. ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version