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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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#46
I might be jumping ship from apple to android soon if a phucking jailbreak doesn't come out
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#47
Do you still need to sign a two year contract if you get one of these phone? The price seem low.
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#48
Quote from carloo View Post :
Do you still need to sign a two year contract if you get one of these phone? The price seem low.
It's being sold by Google, not the carriers. Unlocked and unsubsidized. No contracts of any sort.
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#49
Thank you all for your input and your replies. Repd all those who answered my questions.
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#50
If you consider the entire lot, this is by far the BEST phone out there. Top notch specs, screen, and OS w/ an insanely cheap price. They were selling the S3 on contract for ~$300 at one point.
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It's being sold by Google, not the carriers. Unlocked and unsubsidized. No contracts of any sort.
so are you saying all we got to do is take out our sim card from our working phone and place it in this phone and it'll work?
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Quote from Truth-Serum View Post :
I might be jumping ship from apple to android soon if a phucking jailbreak doesn't come out
Unlocked, unsubsidized, and unrestricted.

Google does not do this "Hey that app not from the App Store? Hell no, you can't install it on your phone..." No, no, no. Every Android phone can install any app outside the Google Play Store, without any unlocking. The feature is built into every Android device. Try doing that with an iOS device without having to get developer access and all kinds of bullshit.

You want to take it a step further and get full control of your phone? Here this is how you do it with Nexus devices.

1.) Power phone off.
2.) Press and hold volume buttons and power buttons until the Android shows on the display.
3.) Plug into PC
4.) With command line (and assuming you already have Android SDK setup) simply type
Code:
fastboot oem unlock
(it's so easy to do that I remember it off the top of my head)
5.) Phone will confirm you want to unlock the bootloader, and will erase all data on the device.
6.) You're free to do whatever the hell you want with it now. You want to install Linux on it? Go ahead. Your choice. You want to do something stupid and attempt to install iOS on it? Go ahead. Do it.

It's your phone. It's your device. You paid for the damn thing didn't you? It is not Verizon's. It is not Apple's. It is YOURS.

And that is what Nexus is all about, the freedom to do what you want with YOUR device, with or without Google's say so.

And that my friend. Is beautiful. When you're ready to come out from that walled garden, we'll be waiting buddy. Smilie
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#53
Quote from carloo View Post :
Do you still need to sign a two year contract if you get one of these phone? The price seem low.
Low price for high quality unlocked phone with no contract is why this phone is so popular.
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#54
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I might be jumping ship from apple to android soon if a phucking jailbreak doesn't come out
The next jailbreak should be out within a week.
https://twitter.com/planetbeing
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#55
I like it more than the S3 but the Note2 is another story. Hopefully I can get my hands on one or two.
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#56
Quote from dzap View Post :
Unlocked, unsubsidized, and unrestricted.

Google does not do this "Hey that app not from the App Store? Hell no, you can't install it on your phone..." No, no, no. Every Android phone can install any app outside the Google Play Store, without any unlocking. The feature is built into every Android device. Try doing that with an iOS device without having to get developer access and all kind of bullshit.

You want to take it a step further and get full control of your phone? Here this is how you do it with Nexus devices.

1.) Power phone off.
2.) Press and hold volume buttons and power buttons until the Android shows on the display.
3.) Plug into PC
4.) With command line (and assuming you already have Android SK setup) simply type
Code:
fastboot oem unlock
(it's so easy to do that I remember it off the top of my head)
5.) Phone will confirm you want to unlock the bootloader, and will erase all data on the device.
6.) You're free to do whatever the hell you want with it now. You want to install Linux on it? Go ahead. Your choice. You want to do something stupid and attempt to install iOS on it? Go ahead. Do it.

It's your phone. It's your device. You paid for the damn thing didn't you? It is not Verizon's. It is not Apple's. It is YOURS.

And that is what Nexus is all about, the freedom to do what you want with YOUR device, with or without Google's say so.

And that my friend. Is beautiful. When you're ready to come out from that walled garden, we'll be waiting buddy. Smilie

wow...awesome...new at this...explain more
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#57
Efffff...I just bought the S2 used, but mint. Looks like I have a decision to make.
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#58
How hot is too hot?
Mine is 25°C (naked) with no app running in background. A few races on NSF:MW, I get about 37°C/just below 40°C w/ case on. No slowdown and "too hot" moments to me.
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Quote from dzap View Post :
Well it's not just an "immediately" thing...people have been waiting since like last November to get an order in. Google highly underestimated demand for the phone (as usual), and they've been going back/fourth blaming LG/blaming Google on the supply constraints.

Normally I would agree with you, and the Nexus 4 is the first Nexus phone I've gotten, but it was well worth it every single penny. It's not just a next big thing...it's a huge value for what you're getting.

The type of hardware, and the fact you're buying it unlocked, free from carrier branding, and un-subsidized, is a fantastic value. Even if you hated Android, you can look at the value of just the type of hardware you're getting and go "wow". You could buy two Nexus' before getting one unlocked iPhone 5...that's how great a value it is.
Understood. BUT..there is no HDMI on this Nexus like I have on my phone! laugh out loud

Quote from carloo View Post :
Sorry for the stupid question, but are these GSM or CDMA units? I am on ATT and want to get one. Also I see they are already out of stock and the OP mentioned they will start selling them on 1/29/2013 at 9 AM.

LGBT


Oops..sorry..was thinking of ipads. GSM
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#60
Quote from dzap View Post :
Unlocked, unsubsidized, and unrestricted.

Google does not do this "Hey that app not from the App Store? Hell no, you can't install it on your phone..." No, no, no. Every Android phone can install any app outside the Google Play Store, without any unlocking. The feature is built into every Android device. Try doing that with an iOS device without having to get developer access and all kinds of bullshit.

You want to take it a step further and get full control of your phone? Here this is how you do it with Nexus devices.

1.) Power phone off.
2.) Press and hold volume buttons and power buttons until the Android shows on the display.
3.) Plug into PC
4.) With command line (and assuming you already have Android SK setup) simply type
Code:
fastboot oem unlock
(it's so easy to do that I remember it off the top of my head)
5.) Phone will confirm you want to unlock the bootloader, and will erase all data on the device.
6.) You're free to do whatever the hell you want with it now. You want to install Linux on it? Go ahead. Your choice. You want to do something stupid and attempt to install iOS on it? Go ahead. Do it.

It's your phone. It's your device. You paid for the damn thing didn't you? It is not Verizon's. It is not Apple's. It is YOURS.

And that is what Nexus is all about, the freedom to do what you want with YOUR device, with or without Google's say so.

And that my friend. Is beautiful. When you're ready to come out from that walled garden, we'll be waiting buddy. Smilie
What is Android SK? I searched and only found SDK.
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