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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    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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