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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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Is there a resell market for these still?
In an interview that was reported by the media a week ago, LG said that they've been ramping up production and that they expect the shortages to cease by mid-February. If this is true, and considering that Google hasn't been selling the N4 for weeks and has probably been stockpiling for a relaunch in during that time, I think there's a good chance that this won't sell out as quickly (or... *gasp* it might not even sell out), and if that happens, the eBay value will likely drop pretty quickly.

I personally would not buy one to flip because it's a jerk thing to do, and because there's that chance that they've finally fixed the supply problem, plus shipping/fees will quickly eat whatever margin may remain.
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Quote from blahblahyoutoo View Post :
Rumors of the Nexus 5 starting already. I'm going to wait for Google IO in may.
All of which are unfounded and have been largely shot down upon closer inspection. I don't expect the N4's successor to arrive until around a year after N4's debut.
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you gotta be kidding, i just bought a HTC Amaze for $160 unlocked..... should i return it and get the nexus 4 tmrw?
Absolutely. Run don't walk.
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In an interview that was reported by the media a week ago, LG said that they've been ramping up production and that they expect the shortages to cease by mid-February. If this is true, and considering that Google hasn't been selling the N4 for weeks and has probably been stockpiling for a relaunch in during that time, I think there's a good chance that this won't sell out as quickly (or... *gasp* it might not even sell out), and if that happens, the eBay value will likely drop pretty quickly.

I personally would not buy one to flip because it's a jerk thing to do, and because there's that chance that they've finally fixed the supply problem, plus shipping/fees will quickly eat whatever margin may remain.
This is exactly what happened to the Wii U buyers. Glad I didn't follow that bandwagon.
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you gotta be kidding, i just bought a HTC Amaze for $160 unlocked..... should i return it and get the nexus 4 tmrw?
Personally, I'd keep the HTC and flash it with CyanogenMod. I have a Nexus 4 and I love it, but I'm not sure I love it enough to pay around 2x the price for specs that don't massively affect the way I use my phone. But that's me, and whether it's worth it for you is a question only you can answer.

(Edit: Note that I'm saying this only because you said you got the Amaze for $160 unlocked. If it was, say, $50 more expensive, I'd probably spring for the N4, and if it was $100 more expensive, I'd "run, not walk" to the N4.)
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All of which are unfounded and have been largely shot down upon closer inspection. I don't expect the N4's successor to arrive until around a year after N4's debut.
Google is collaborating with Motorola and plans to launch Phone X in May at I/O.
Nexus 5 (and most probably Key Lime Pie) are expected to launch in October 2013.

For some time Google may keep Nexus and Motorola Phone X range separate due to legal and business reasons.
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Google is collaborating with Motorola and plans to launch Phone X in May at I/O.
Nexus 5 (and most probably Key Lime Pie) are expected to launch in October 2013.

For some time Google may keep Nexus and Motorola Phone X range separate due to legal and business reasons.
Google is motorola
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Personally, I'd keep the HTC and flash it with CyanogenMod. I have a Nexus 4 and I love it, but I'm not sure I love it enough to pay around 2x the price for specs that don't massively affect the way I use my phone. But that's me, and whether it's worth it for you is a question only you can answer.

(Edit: Note that I'm saying this only because you said you got the Amaze for $160 unlocked. If it was, say, $50 more expensive, I'd probably spring for the N4, and if it was $100 more expensive, I'd "run, not walk" to the N4.)
Well $163 to be exact, i guess i will just mod it, can you pm me a link to the best current up to date CyanogenMod? hoping its pure google and not SenseUI.
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Rumor: Nexus 4 available in 1 minute on google play.
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wirefly is offering nexus 4 for new and qualifying upgrade customer for only $149 you guys better jump on that dont forget the cashback sites


http://www.wirefly.com/eCommerce/...5f078eb27c
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#26
I'm pleading with people.

PLEASE don't buy them just to sell. Some of us actually want this phone.

There are supposed to be plenty of them by mid February, so you might even regret trying to resell them.
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In an interview that was reported by the media a week ago, LG said that they've been ramping up production and that they expect the shortages to cease by mid-February. If this is true, and considering that Google hasn't been selling the N4 for weeks and has probably been stockpiling for a relaunch in during that time, I think there's a good chance that this won't sell out as quickly (or... *gasp* it might not even sell out), and if that happens, the eBay value will likely drop pretty quickly.

I personally would not buy one to flip because it's a jerk thing to do, and because there's that chance that they've finally fixed the supply problem, plus shipping/fees will quickly eat whatever margin may remain.
Thats what they said last sale... and i trusted them. Couldve made a few bennies :|
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#28
Quote from Telexen View Post :
I'm pleading with people.

PLEASE don't buy them just to sell. Some of us actually want this phone.

There are supposed to be plenty of them by mid February, so you might even regret trying to resell them.

when resellers are able to order the phone so should you be... so stop crying and keep refreshing the page..
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#29
I'm sorry..but this thread gives me the giggles. It's JUST a phone! There will be more even if they sell out in 2 hours.
The need to have the NEXT BIG THING *IMMEDIATELY* mystifies me sometimes.
I had the Samsung Nexus and loved it. So don't get me wrong, ain't knocking the Nexus.
But this reminds me a bit of the commercials Samsung did about the people standing in line to buy the next Iphone.
Good luck in your pursuits!
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Quote from Telexen View Post :
I'm pleading with people.

PLEASE don't buy them just to sell. Some of us actually want this phone.

There are supposed to be plenty of them by mid February, so you might even regret trying to resell them.
in for 10!
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