Here’s a weird one for you: Google has quietly withdrawn a number of Nexus 4 files from its Google Developers archives, including the smartphone’s factory image and the phone’s associated binaries. While we’ve yet to see any signs of a formal explanation for the change, rumors are circulating that this is the first step in attempting to block users from accessing the handset’s hidden LTE features.

Thanks to its Optimus G roots, users discovered that the Nexus 4 is capable of having its dormant LTE radio activated, letting it get online through carriers offering 1700MHz LTE service. That’s great news for users in Canada, especially, but could prove to be a big headache for LG and Google, as the Nexus 4 doesn’t have regulatory approval for LTE operation on the band.

If this is indeed what Google’s up to, we’d expect to see a new set of Nexus 4 files surface shortly, featuring updated radio code. By removing the old files from its site, Google would be doing its due diligence towards seeing that flipping-on LTE is no longer a trivial task, which could keep it from attracting the wrath of the FCC.

Again, this is just a theory at this time, but it does seem like a pretty sensible reaction to the situation.

Source: Google
Via: Android Central

You May Also Like
Huawei P40 vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Pocketnow Daily: Why People HATE Exynos On Samsung Galaxy Phones?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the petition against Exynos procesors in Samsung Galaxy phones, leaks of the OnePlus 8 Pro and more
Huawei P40 Pro+ vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

HUAWEI announces P40 series trio: P40, P40 Pro & P40 Pro+

Today we’re getting the HUAWEI P40 (triple-camera), P40 Pro (quad-camera), and P40 Pro+ (penta camera, which was initially rumored to be the P40 Pro Premium).

Sketchy leak shows triple rear cameras and LiDAR sensor on iPhone 12 Pro

Apple is keeping the formula relatively simple: iPhone 11 Pro+ 2020 iPad Pro’s LiDAR sensor = iPhone 12 Pro. At least that’s what it looks like!