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Nexus 4 available 9am PST 01/29/2013 in Google Store

Amel 686 631 January 28, 2013 at 08:56 PM in Tech & Electronics (4)
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Might want to check this out if you waited on the phone so long...

Per Droid Life tweet

Droid Life ‏@droid_life
Little birdie just told us that the Nexus 4 will return to the Google Play store at 9AM Pacific tomorrow.

https://play.google.com/store/dev...exus_4_8gb

https://play.google.com/store/dev...xus_4_16gb
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Last Edited by ffly45 March 4, 2013 at 01:12 AM
02/04/2013 - Rumor N4 coming to Walmart, contract or no contract not known yet
http://www.tmonews.com/2013/02/wa...s-say-yes/

If you do nothing else with your new N4, at least unlock the bootloader (not the same as unlocking from carrier which has been in the news recently); unlocking the bootloader wipes your phone so I highly recommend doing it on a fresh install so less to restore/reconfigure. That way, you have the option of rooting your phone down the road without having to wipe your phone again. I used NEXUS 4 TOOLKIT [xda-developers.com] to unlock and root. I learned the hard way, and I unlocked/rooted 45 days later. It's more of a hassle then.
Please PM whoever has written the above comments. I have few questions-- Ravwal

Even if you don't ROOT or unlock Bootloader, it's perfect just the way it is.

BTW, check out some of these customized Nexus 4 home screens [androidcentral.com].


Nexus 4 White:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013...oto-shoot/

Qi Wireless Charging Mat for anyone needing one, proven to work:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/...46/1215400 - Kenjiwing

Alternative case recommended by some, $9.95:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y12MCU/ (Editorial note: Or you could get the same thing from eBay for much, much less. And yes, I do have this case from eBay, and it's great. -C64K)

More Nexus 4 accessories:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1910

Seems to be flat rate $13.99 shipping for up to 4 phones (2 8GB and 2 16GB) per order and up to 5 bumpers.

Note: Order fulfillment is NOT handled in-house. It's all outsourced to UPS Logistics. The inventory goes from the factory to some warehouse owned by UPS, not by Google, and it's all packaged, labeled, and shipped by UPS, not by Google. Altering an order is much more of a hassle because Google's customer support, since it is handled by an entirely different entity than the entity handling order fulfillment, don't really know what's going on and don't have the ability to do much for you. So keep this in mind and make sure to double-check things like your shipping address before submitting the order, because once submitted, corrections are difficult, if not impossible!


Potential battery life bugs, keep an eye out for these. They are likely software related, though a few people have said getting an RMA device has helped/fixed it:
http://code.google.com/p/android/...l?id=40660
http://productforums.google.com/f...GkT5gjEY0J
https://productforums.google.com/...0-false%5D << This guy got an RMA and claims it helped..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1999368


Wirefly has Nexus 4 for $149 for both new and qualifiying customers - Bad_Boy (but you're still better off buying it off-contract from Google and switching from a Classic T-Mobile plan to a Value T-Mobile plan)

1. buying this nexus 4 phone from t-mobile, wirefly, best buy....etc WILL involve a contract. For anyone thinking of breaking t-mobile contract after purchasing from wirefly, please note of additional wifefly charges, in addition to t-mobile break up fees.

2. there is NO CONTRACT if you buy this phone directly from google play store .... Big Grin

3. The reason this is a slick deal is that you can use this with those cheap unsubsidized plans. Like pre-paid plans or T-Mobile's Value (not Classic) post-paid plans. Those kinds of plans will save you around $20 per month, so over the course of a couple of years, you just saved $480 in month costs, which more than makes up for the higher upfront cost of the phone. If you buy this phone and then use it on a subsidized plan (AT&T's regular plans or T-Mobile's non-Value plans), then you're missing the whole point of getting a non-contract unsubsidized phone.

4. NEXUS 4 will only work with gsm networks, ie (AT&T, t-mobile, and their mvno) ...will NOT work with Verizon and Sprit, and their mvno

5. Micro-SIM. Not mini-SIM, not nano-SIM, but micro-SIM. If you are an existing T-Mobile customer, you can exchange your current SIM for a micro-SIM for free at any T-Mobile store.

6. No LTE support (there is unofficial support for LTE on the AWS band, which is the band that T-Mobile will use to deploy its upcoming LTE service, but there is no guarantee that this unofficial support will remain in future updates, and AT&T uses the AWS band in only a few areas). The phone does support HSPA+42, which in real-life usage, is just as good as LTE.

7. Will NOT work with T-Mobile's branded WiFi Calling (though any other VoIP solution can still work)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2012468

This only affects T-Mobile's proprietary, branded WiFi Calling feature (extremely useful if traveling abroad or if you are in a building with poor reception), which is available only on T-Mobile-branded phones running the stock T-Mobile-supplied ROM. Since the Nexus 4 is free of all carrier add-ons, this also means that T-Mobile's WiFi Calling will not work. Alternative VoIP options like Skype, Vonage, SIP, etc., are unaffected and will work as usual.

8. Does NOT have microSDHC slot. HDMI (and VGA, DisplayPort, etc.) available with a Slimport adapter or a Miracast receiver

9. goes very well with gsm (at&t, t-mobile and their mvno) pre-paid or t-mobile family value plan

10. No OTG support: google seems to have pulled the OTG support from nexus 4, people who wish to plug usb storage or dongles etc may not be able to do so. It however does support keyboard over bluetooth. Rumors say that there were hardware issues over OTG ( not enough voltage to support OTG gadgets), and some rumors say that google may add it in future via updates...we'll have to wait and see.

11. Yes, the N4 does support T-Mobile's "HD Voice" feature.

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Return & Refund

Still do not see refund after 14 business days. Refused delivery and they received it on Feb.7. Called them twice and was told it'd take another 3-5 business days...

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#3586
Quote from chong67 View Post :
Actually everyone is having problem with this phone with the Android 4.2.2 and Google handling of Bluetooth!
Not everyone... I dont have issues with my phone. Bluetooth works fine.
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#3587
Check this out ...

http://www.talkandroid.com/147967...droid-4-2/

http://www.androidauthority.com/n...le-154998/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipud-wAAE0E

Some people have it and some dont. When one day it break, you know.
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Last edited by chong67 March 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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what? it certainly does. and you can change the colors too.

I stand corrected. It is on the bottom and pulses. My apologies to the many SD'ers for false information.
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Quote from chong67 View Post :
Actually everyone is having problem with this phone with the Android 4.2.2 and Google handling of Bluetooth!
well, bluetooth works on my phone ( 4.2.2). that could be some bluetooth(s) not working <- just my assumption.
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My BT is working today in my car. I dont know if it is something on my app? Hardware defect?

I dont have a clue on how ot troubleshoot this.
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Quote from willybguy View Post :
Still no refund, but original transaction detail has new entry:

"Feb 26
You were refunded for $395.21.
Reason: Customer request to cancel"

But.... credit card company says there is no such credit, and no pending credit.

I also rec'd this email, 1st paragraph identical to all the rest....but note they have put in writing a refund associated with my order #'s (but still no refund):

"Hello .....,

Thank you for contacting Google Play Support. I understand you are having issues receiving your refund. I would also be concerned with this issue. I'll do everything in my power to assist you.

According to your account, today you were refunded for order numbers XX.XX and YY.YY.

I apologize for any inconvenience and frustrations this has caused.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please reply directly to this email.

Best Regards,

Angela
The Google Play Support Team"
Quote from renjithasha View Post :
U will not get a response. Better to dispute the charge.
update email from the umpteenth different Google CSR - now they are saying 7-14 days 'processing time' utterly ridiculous.

"Thank you for contacting Google Play Support. I apologize for the delay. I don't have access to the info that you are inquiring. However, your refund has been processed on the 26th of February. Your refund will arrive 7 to 14 business days from the processed date. (Feb 26th)

If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to reply directly to this email.

Thanks,

Jordan
The Google Play Team "

update: rec'd refund on one phone, but not 2nd one, even though both ordered same time. Credit card CSR seemed amused that could happen, and we will keep dispute open on 2nd phone.

Anyone who has not rec'd refund - you need to open a dispute with your credit card company.

Please note Google claimed my refunds were issued but refused to provide refund credit transaction ID#s. I only saw the ID# when 1st refund was actually credited - so they cannot prove a refund was issued without that ID#. So - call your credit card company and open a dispute - which forces Google to produce a transaction ID# they don't have.
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#3592
Just placed an order with a 1-2 week ship window, so we'll see when I actually get the phone.
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#3593
I just ordered mine this Friday and Google told me it was already shipped.
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Quote from NycJw View Post :
Bottom of Nexus 4 has LED notification light as others have noted. Battery life is pretty decent too; 4 and 1/2 days with moderate use.
that's not moderate.. I can guarantee Stick Out Tongue
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Quote from bigDeal44 View Post :
that's not moderate.. I can guarantee Stick Out Tongue
Someone else got 5 days & 1 hour +/- with their Nexus 4 (Nodes). Completely doable.
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Someone else got 5 days & 1 hour +/- with their Nexus 4 (Nodes). Completely doable.
Yes, but light/moderate/heavy is too subjective.
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Quote from NycJw View Post :
Someone else got 5 days & 1 hour +/- with their Nexus 4 (Nodes). Completely doable.

you missed his point
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you missed his point
My definition of Moderate - as in daily calls, texting, wifi on when there is wireless available and data on from time to time when no wifi available. Switch wifi and data off manually when not in use.
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My definition of Moderate

what is the point in having a definition if everyone can make up their own?
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what is the point in having a definition if everyone can make up their own?
Alright by dictionary definition then - average amount yields 4 1/2 days. I was clarifying for the one that said it couldn't be moderate.
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