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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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: - ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    Android 4.3 has been teasing us for the last several months. We originally thought this build may be the mythical "Key Lime Pie" release, but as we've gotten more information, it looks like it's just "another flavor of Jelly Bean". Finally we're starting to see leaks, and in those leaks we're beginning to get a picture of what's included in the next version of Android. A few builds have surfaced for the Nexus 4, and we've managed to get our hands on a couple. Watch as we go hands-on with the Nexus 4 and see what's new in Android 4.3. 1. Auto-complete in the Dialer These are, after all, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Moto X event finally becoming a reality on August 1st. Nokia's Lumia 521 is next, as it may not be hot in specs or features, but it sure is hot for its $100 price tag on T-Mobile. New Nexus 7 leaks show hardware details, and another look at Android 4.3 on the Nexus 4 show significant improvements in performance. VLC for the iPhone and iPad is next, as Apple has finally approved it again, but hurry up and download it before Apple changes its mind. We end today's show talking about Sony's new idea of bringing their Alpha department together ...

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    For all the rumors about Android 4.3, the leaks that have surfaced in recent weeks, and the hope that it's nearly about to go official, it's been difficult at times to get particularly excited about this release. Maybe it's because so many of us are still thinking about Key Lime Pie and Android 5.0, or because the feature set we know of for Android 4.3 – things like enhanced Bluetooth support and some updated Google apps – aren't the most attractive. Well, here's at least one reason to be anxious for Android 4.3 updates to finally arrive: evidence of faster phone performance. We know, ...

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    With that Google event scheduled for next week, and following all the leaks we've seen so far, there's a decent chance that Android 4.3 is about to go official. While we already had that 4.3 ROM ripped from a Google Play edition Galaxy S 4 to play with, it may soon be time for Nexus 4 owners to have a chance to check out the latest Android themselves, with the discovery of another of the handsets running Android 4.3. But haven't we already seen 4.3 on a Nexus 4? Sure, in pictures, but this time there's access to the software. As the story goes, the owner supposedly bought the handset from ...

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    Here's a weird one for you: back when Google first started selling the Nexus 4 late last year, the copy it used to describe the phone on its Play Store webpage for device sales was "the new smartphone from Google." It stayed that way for quite a while, but right around when the white Nexus 4 came out, Google updated that text to instead read "the best smartphone, starting at $299." It stayed that for over a month, until today when Google once again edited the description to "the first Google smartphone, starting at $299." What happened to being the best? We know, this could be totally ...

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    The Nexus 4, codenamed "Mako", is the fourth fourth Nexus-branded Android-powered smartphone to hit the market. The phone was designed by Google and is manufactured by LG Electronics. It's my daily driver and still holds its own against the latest-and-greatest flagship devices from the other OEMs. Nexus 4 Shortages Since its introduction on October 29, 2012 and subsequent launch on November 13th, the Nexus 4 has had supply issues, selling out in minutes in some markets, and not to returning for weeks on end. A white version of the flagship phone was announced in the end of May, 2013, and ...

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    Motorola's been a tricky smartphone manufacturer to get a read on lately. In some ways, like with the Moto X, it feels like Google's influence is really trying to steer the company's products in a certain new direction, but there are also these projects like the Droid Ultra and Maxx that feel more like Motorola following in its old footsteps. The latest rumor to arrive about where Motorola's heading next looks to the European market, and claims that the company could be looking to release a very affordable higher-end phone. Details are a little light, but ADSLZONE claims to have heard from ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the carrier leaks regarding a possible launch date for the Moto X. HP is up next, believe it or not, and this time because they've dropped the price on their Slate 7. Google's Nexus 4 takes the spotlight afterwards, as the white variant is no longer being sold in the Google Play Store. Nokia's Lumia 1020 is next as we're still not sure if the device will be called 902 or 1020, but we'll know soon with their July 11th event. We end today's show talking about HTC and their sad Q2 results. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Carrier ...

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    Just over a month ago, LG confirmed the long-standing (since last year) rumors of a white Nexus 4, announcing the phone's launch. A couple days after that, we saw the phone go up for sale in the US through the Google Play Store. From the start, Google was clear that this was a limited edition version of the smartphone, but apparently that was far more true than we realized: now, after just about a month of sales, the white Nexus 4 is gone. Well, that's not entirely accurate; T-Mobile still has the phone if you feel like paying too much, and we can't say what the situation is like all ...

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    In the food service industry, when you're a server who's been slammed with too many customers and can't keep up with the demand, you're said to be "in the weeds." On a podcast, that same expression means something quite different. It means you've wandered so far from your intended topic (in this case, mobile technology) that you've found yourself in the far-flung wilderness talking about anything but (in this case, sports cars, British accents, and the adult film industry). But while we do spend a fair amount of time in OT land on today's Pocketnow Weekly, we still manage to get some tech ...

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    The Nexus 4 is the go-to device for many developers. Offering the purest Google experience and literally built for developers, it's the most vanilla Android experience possible. It's lightweight and comes with no bloatware. There's practically nothing to over-encumber  the device straight out of the box. That said, the handset is beginning to age as faster, more efficient chipsets arrive. It just doesn't feel as fast as it once did. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your ol' Nexus by way of various custom mods. Try a new ROM, or theme it to no end. Or, take a custom ...

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    After months and months of sitting on the benches, the white Nexus 4 was finally called into the game last month, and we wrapped-up last week learning of the start of its sales in the Google Play Store. It all seemed to be going swimmingly, with Google even throwing in a free bumper case with orders. However, as that first wave of white Nexus 4 handsets starts shipping out to customers, we're getting word that all might not be well, after all, and for some reason Google has been recalling packages. For the moment, we can't say how widespread incidents like this may be, but the fact that ...

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    After months and months of waiting, we finally heard LG announce the white edition of the Nexus 4 earlier this week. We learned that sales would begin in Asia, and we'd slowly see its availability grow over the next few weeks. For Android fans in the States, at least, we've been wondering when that might mean we'd see the white Nexus 4 join its black sibling in the Google Play Store. As it turns out, that day is today, and Google's sweetening the deal with a free accessory. The 16GB and 8GB white Nexus 4s are now available for purchase through Google's online storefront, currently shipping ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Mozilla Firefox OS and its probable arrival into the tablet market next week. Then it's all about the iPhone 5S as it seems that the display on this device will have more pixels than the current one. The Samsung Galaxy Note III follows as it could adopt some optical image stabilization as part of the camera technology included. LG is next as the company has released the white variant of the Nexus 4 ahead of the rumored launch. We end today's show talking about the rumors that Google's future Nexus smartphone may not be made by LG. All this ...

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    Well, we can put those June 10 rumors to rest as LG announces white Google Nexus 4. The company just issued a press release unveiling the pale version of the latest Google Nexus phone, which was no stranger in the past months. "Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones. Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience to consumers in a stylish and attractive color option”, LG Mobile's CEO and president, Dr. Jong-seok Park. Expect the exact same specifications as found on the black Nexus 4, meaning the 4.7-inch 1280-by-768 True HD IPS Plus display, Qualcomm ...

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    This story has been updated. Here's an interesting piece of information: Next Nexus not made by LG. The report quotes LG Mobile Europe's vice president, Kim Won. According to the official, the Nexus 5 is not necessary for LG's profit and success. Of course, there might always be a language barrier here, and we're waiting for possible future clarifications. "The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google. However we do not need such a marketing success again", said the LG VP. Kim Won also opined on a future possible LG "Google Edition" phone, a la Samsung ...

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