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

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Per Droid Life tweet

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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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#3706
Quote from azoiic View Post :
can anyone suggest a good case for the nexus 4 that can handle those once in a blue moon drops?
I'm liking the Ringke Fusion, despite the buttons losing their tactile feedback. Survived a ~3 foot fall thus far.
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I'm liking the Ringke Fusion, despite the buttons losing their tactile feedback. Survived a ~3 foot fall thus far.
Thanks but ehhh i was interested but i like looseer/better buttons feedback or cases with a cut out for the buttons
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#3708
Quote from ludenu View Post :
I'm liking the Ringke Fusion, despite the buttons losing their tactile feedback. Survived a ~3 foot fall thus far.
I just got my Fusion yesterday, and the buttons have been improved - they definitely have a tactile feel now. I believe that there's a second version of the case that they've quietly been releasing, I got mine fulfilled by Amazon with prime, so that should be an easy way to guarantee that you get the improved case.
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Quote from Cheapy Stuff View Post :
I just got my Fusion yesterday, and the buttons have been improved - they definitely have a tactile feel now. I believe that there's a second version of the case that they've quietly been releasing, I got mine fulfilled by Amazon with prime, so that should be an easy way to guarantee that you get the improved case.
nice well look into that
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The highly-rated Poetic Palette SLIM Premium Hard Case is back in stock for $4.95 shipped! For more information, check out this thread.

Hope that helps,
Tofu Vic
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Placed an order today for the 8GB version this morning. Any idea how long UPS takes to ship for 2-day shipping?

Leaving for vacation on Sunday, hopefully it'll arrive by Thursday in case it turns out to be defective.
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#3713
Got the smoke one.
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Got the smoke one.
Yep - nicest one IMO.
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Yep - nicest one IMO.
also got the black color clone army one
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Quote from azoiic View Post :
can anyone suggest a good case for the nexus 4 that can handle those once in a blue moon drops?

I recently ordered this one and looks good.

http://www.handhelditems.com/dual...99582.html
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Guys, got the phone a couple of weeks back and today while using the touch screen is getting stuck intermittently, no response on touch and even the buttons done work. Then if I lock the phone by pressing power button and then unlock, the screen starts responding! This has happened many times now, even restarting the phone did not resolve it. Right now its working normally!

Whats happening here? Anyone faced this issue? Frown
It happened with me but occasionally. I have issues with Bluetooth, my nexus 4 does not recognize any of the Bluetooth devices Jabra stone2 or my dell inspiron 15R SE or my other iphone.... called the google CS and they are sending the replacement. I hope the replacement works well.
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It happened with me but occasionally. I have issues with Bluetooth, my nexus 4 does not recognize any of the Bluetooth devices Jabra stone2 or my dell inspiron 15R SE or my other iphone.... called the google CS and they are sending the replacement. I hope the replacement works well.
Yeah the touch issue happened very occasionally and I did not face any issues with bluetooth. Even I called them up and got a replacement, which is working fine so far!
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Yeah the touch issue happened very occasionally and I did not face any issues with bluetooth. Even I called them up and got a replacement, which is working fine so far!
oh, good to hear about ur replacement phone.
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Guys stop being a lazy a@@ and get yourself a bumper or case. I just dropped my phone yesterday and broke both the front and the back glass :-( Don't make the same mistake as I did.
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