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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    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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    Watch todays's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some more renders of the Google Nexus 4 in white. We then move over to cover more Nokia executive talk about Lytro technology reaching their new Lumia camera. Then we talk about the codename for the possible HTC One phablet that's already quite anticipated. We later go through some Galaxy S 4 mini leaks happening in Samsung's own website. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Premiere 2013 event and what this could mean to both the Galaxy and ATIV line-up. All this and more after the break. Stories: - White Nexus 4 renders reportedly ...

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    A white Nexus 4 is something the market has been waiting for since day-one. The pale phone is back in the rumors recently and, whether it will disappoint or not, it is expected to land soon with a point-update of Android. According to a recent report the white Nexus 4 you see above and below is allegedly the official press render of the device. There's really nothing special about it except for the fact that it is, well, white. Apparently the phone's model number is E960W and according to the report, specs will be the same as in the case of the black variant (including 8-, and 16GB ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the red aurora Samsung Galaxy S 4 and why you shouldn't be excited. Then it's more Samsung news as some leaked photos of their Tizen phone have emerged. Google is next as the company seems to be collaborating with Microsoft to fix the compliance issues with the YouTube app on Windows Phone 8. More Google news continues as leaked photos of the Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 leaked recently. We end today's show talking about the Google HTC One that continues to be rumored along side with some new rumors of a phablet HTC One in the works. All this ...

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    Despite Google not announcing it at I/O 2013, it's been clear that Android 4.3 has been under development, leaving many of us wondering just when Google might hope to finally make it official. While most of the 4.3 evidence has come from the likes of server logs, today we get a first-hand look at the software in action, with a number of images appearing to show Android 4.3 running on a Nexus 4. Supposedly snapped at a Thai mobile expo, these shots show Android 4.3 build JWR45B in action, prepared just a little earlier this month. We don't get anything close to an exhaustive look at the ...

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    A lily white version of Google's Nexus 4 has been teasing its existence for months now. We've had the chance to look at it from seemingly every angle under the sun, and it's pretty darn attractive. Of course, the big problem is that, now half a year since the Nexus 4's retail launch, this white version has yet to go official. As such, the white Nexus 4 has been tied to any number of rumors of refreshed Nexus 4 hardware, the idea being that Google would use the phone as an instrument by which to introduce some other new Nexus 4 feature, like proper LTE support (as opposed to any radio ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the white Nexus 4 launch rumors along with a possible launch date for Android 4.3. Then we talk about the recent dispute between Google and Microsoft over the custom-made YouTube Windows Phone 8 app. Then let's talk about Google hangouts and how AT&T is spoiling the fun for everyone. We later go through the rumors of a much cheaper Microsoft Surface 2, though that's the only good news so far. We end today's show talking about the Google HTC One, and how the whole concept was dismissed as quick as we wished for it not to. All this and more ...

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    Over the last few days, you may have noticed a number of new pics and video surfacing of the white edition of the Nexus 4. We've brought you coverage of these kind of spottings in the past, but no matter how many times they pop up, they never seem to lead anywhere. Is this latest volley a sign that the phone's actually about to drop? At least one rumor claims that's what's going on, and that the white Nexus 4 could introduce the Android 4.3 that was a no-show at Google I/O. According to unnamed sources, Android and Me reports that Google intends to start selling the white Nexus 4 through ...

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    Google I/O is a developer's conference; Yes, we know that. Still, Google has used its press event to showcase some of their hottest Nexus products for the last couple of years. The logical thing to do is to expect more hardware releases to happen this year, but let's not forget there's a new boss in-charge of Android this year. As we all know Sundar Pichai is Andy Rubin's replacement in leading Android, and according to some recent interviews he's had with Wired, Google I/O will be a different ball game this year. Instead of focusing on getting us new hardware to play with, the developer's ...

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    Last week gave us a couple great opportunities to learn about the latest feature coming to the Paranoid Android custom ROM project, the remixed take on Facebook Chat Heads we came to know as Halo. We got to check out some videos of the feature in action, but were really looking forward to the chance to try it out for ourselves. Well, while you were busy enjoying the lovely spring weather this weekend, Halo quietly decided to show its face, and the first ROMs implementing the feature are now available. Paranoid Android ROMs implementing Halo are now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and ...

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    The next Nexus phone, whether it will be the Nexus 5 or called differently, will be made by the same company that made the Nexus 4: LG. The information comes from a recent rumor from The Korea Times and doesn't give out more information than a single sentence can contain. According to the report, LG is not only in talks with Google, but allegedly working with the maker of Android on "another Nexus-branded Google Android smartphone". The Nexus 4 was a decent smartphone -- though some heavily criticized the build as well as the poor stock -- but a refresh could be a "lame idea". We know ...

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    Every Nexus smartphone to date, hardware and specs aside, has been subjected to an abnormal amount of hype. The LG Optimus G is a perfect example. Internally, the Nexus 4 and Optimus G are excruciatingly similar. They even feature similar design language (speckled glass panels on the back) and build quality. But in many ways, the Optimus G is better than the Nexus 4 – storage, camera and LTE. However, the Nexus 4 has received much more hype, adoration, attention on many fronts. This is solely due to its Nexus branding, the fact that it ships with the latest version of Android, gets ...

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    I need a beer, and I'm sure many of you need a drink as well. If this was five years ago, I'd be by my second pack of cigarettes, and it has to do with how furious I am right now. Let me explain why: For starters, I wish I could express in words how long it took me to love Android. My first device was a Google Nexus One, and man, even though I started off at the right foot, it rarely ever felt that way. What a gorgeous phone and what a great experience overall, as long as I didn't turn it on. Froyo and Gingerbread were just stale and cartoony no matter how much I tried to love the device. ...

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    Is it time for a new Nexus smartphone? We've broached rumors of a Nexus 5 a few times over the past months, but there's been very little in the way of specific, reliable information to start getting us excited about seeing such a thing this soon. What about the Motorola X phone? Could that take the place of a new Nexus? Well, maybe, but the X has been looking like it might he launching later and later, and the Google connection is still a little uncertain. So, what of the Nexus line proper? A new rumor suggests that the next Nexus phone could be a new hardware revision of the Nexus 4. ...

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    Stock Android phones are pretty rare, at least through major carriers worldwide. Most Android smartphones come with a customized OEM interface, such as TouchWiz or Sense. Today, Google's Nexus 4 by LG and custom ROMs on popular flagships are generally the easiest way to get your hands on the latest versions of Android without manufacturer skins. But a recent device also comes with a mostly stock version of Android on board – the HTC First. Officially, it comes with Facebook Home pre-installed. So, technically, it's not pure Android. But that's mostly semantics. You can disable Facebook ...

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    How much do you love Google Play? Are you seriously digging the new 4.0 Play Store app redesign? Do you tell your friends about all the great app deals you find? Why not channel that enthusiasm into some free stuff, and take advantage of the contest Google just got rolling? Google wants you spreading the word about the Play Store, so it's giving away 21 Nexus devices - including a mix of Nexus 10, 7, and 4 models - as well as 100 $10 Play Store gift cards, just for tweeting about what your favorite Google Play stuff is. This offer is good for US residents only, and while that's not ...

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    The LG Optimus G Pro was announced just as many were arriving in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress. And it confirmed all suspicions about the device and LG's direction in the mobile space. The device looks remarkably similar to Samsung's flagship phablet. LG had been on a kick of making extremely high-quality devices, such as the Optimus G and Nexus 4, so seeing a device made almost entirely of plastic was a surprise. Everything else about the device, however, seemed impressive. Seeing as the Nexus 4 and Optimus G Pro, both manufactured by LG, are virtually nothing alike, a ...

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    It seems that every time we talk about Google, the Play Store, and accessories for Nexus-series hardware, we're talking about stuff showing up late. It happened with the Galaxy Nexus, we didn't see the Nexus 7's dock arrive until eight months after its launch, and it's happening again with the Nexus 4. Google may have introduced the phone last fall, but only now are some pretty basic accessories finally becoming available for sale. Google just added a handful of official Nexus 4 accessories to its Play Store offerings, and probably the most interesting (though still not very) is a wired ...

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    Last week, we caught wind of an under-the-radar change that was taking place with the Nexus 4, leading to the addition of a couple small bumps upon the phone's lower edge, presumably to keep the phone's speaker from lying flush against a flat surface and muffling its sound output. If that was indeed the intention, the alteration seems to be an elegant, unobtrusive, gem of a solution. So why couldn't I help but find myself a little upset? What about all the Nexus fans who rushed to snag the smartphone during its first several, sometimes bumpy, months of availability? If that theory about ...

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    With the Nexus 4's stock dramas a thing of the past, the phone's been out of the spotlight lately. We're still wondering if the white Nexus 4 is ever going to land, but beyond that, things have largely cooled off. That kind of inattention may have let LG and Google sneak a new Nexus 4 hardware revision past us, which appears to be already landing in customer hands. So, what's changed? Well, very little, really, but it's still unusual to see a manufacturer switch-up a design like this. The most pronounced change appears to be the addition of two small nubs on the phone's bottom rear edge. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how HTC plans to reinvent themselves with a new slogan. Then we move to the Motorola X Phone rumors as we now have a possible press render. Then it's some Nexus 5 talk as it'll apparently be smaller than the current-generation Nexus 4. We later talk about the Galaxy S 4 mini and it's possible processor, even though we still don't have high hopes for the device. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy Note III rumors and how it may include an indestructible display as part of its spec list. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC ...

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    For as nice a phone as it can be, the Nexus 4 isn't without its share of problems. It can be incredibly fragile, could use a larger battery, and doesn't support microSD expansion. That lack of microSD support might be mitigated a bit if you could plug in a flash drive, but the phone also doesn't support USB on-the-go. Luckily, there's a work around for that last one, and though it's not the most graceful solution, can get your Nexus 4 working with USB accessories in a pinch. The Nexus 4's USB OTG problem is two-fold: the phone lacks both hardware and software support. Software isn't the ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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