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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

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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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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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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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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!
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.
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My S2 died a couple weeks ago and I need this phone, hopefully I can grab one tomorrow morning! Cool
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Just listed couple on Ebay after seeing this post and they sold almost instantly! Instant moneymakers!!

Can't wait til 9AM! Hope I can get in...





ok fine maybe I didnt
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Just listed couple on Ebay after seeing this post and they sold almost instantly! These sure are moneymakers alright!

Can't wait til 9AM! Hope I can get in...





ok fine maybe I didnt
shake head I would hope so bad that this doesn't actually follow through and you get bad feedback up the ass. LMAO
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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.
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shake head I would hope so bad that this doesn't actually follow through and you get bad feedback up the ass. LMAO
aww thanks for the luck
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Google is motorola
1. Actually Motorola is Google's company and not the other way round.
2. If Google jumps in bed with Motorola, other partners like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony etc will be alienated. Android became successful because of numerous partners Google had supporting it and Google benefited from the sales and service network of these partners. Google would not kill off these partnerships... not in near future. Microsoft is not making PC for the same reason.

So expect 2 lines of phones from Google:
a. nexus with objective to strengthen the partners and give them guidance in how best use the technology offered by latest version of Android. The objective is not to sell high number of phones.
b. phone x to boost revenue of Motorola (in turn helping Google bottom-line) & be prepared for eventuality that 5 years from from the date they acquired Motorola they would be legally able to be more assertive in licensing Android Marketplace. China adds conditions to approval of Google bid to buy Motorola Mobility [jonesday.com]
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Early adopter of this phone. Just wanted to say that I do like it but don't love it. Good phone at a great price. It gets really hot when watching movies or playing games. Better than wife's iPhone but not as good as Samsung Galaxy s3
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aww thanks for the luck
I saw your little note. Stick Out Tongue Don't worry....I ebayed Nexus' back during the holiday season too. Cheap bastards on ebay though..after fees only netted like $15 profit. Should have jacked up my price and sold to Saudi Arabia only... LMAO
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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.
It's GSM, unlocked for any gsm carrier
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1. Actually Motorola is Google's company and not the other way round.
2. If Google jumps in bed with Motorola, other partners like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony etc will be alienated. Android became successful because of numerous partners Google had supporting it and Google benefited from the sales and service network of these partners. Google would not kill off these partnerships... not in near future. Microsoft is not making PC for the same reason.

So expect 2 lines of phones from Google:
a. nexus with objective to strengthen the partners and give them guidance in how best use the technology offered by latest version of Android. The objective is not to sell high number of phones.
b. phone x to boost revenue of Motorola (in turn helping Google bottom-line) & be prepared for eventuality that 5 years from from the date they acquired Motorola they would be legally able to be more assertive in licensing Android Marketplace. China adds conditions to approval of Google bid to buy Motorola Mobility [jonesday.com]
My friend works for Motorola Mobility and he keeps telling me how he's not allowed to say he works for Google. LMAO

Quote from bokeh View Post :
Early adopter of this phone. Just wanted to say that I do like it but don't love it. Good phone at a great price. It gets really hot when watching movies or playing games. Better than wife's iPhone but not as good as Samsung Galaxy s3
Yeah it's a kernel issue. LG/Qualcomm kind of farked up a bit on that. If you're rooted though and want to try something to alleviate that franco's kernel applies a fix from Qualcomm does a great job of doing so. It's the only thing I've modified on my Nexus 4, otherwise I've kept it stock.

Waiting for an update from Google to fix some bugs that need to be ironed out, like that.
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1. Actually Motorola is Google's company and not the other way round.
I'm sure he knows that distinction.
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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.
GSM/UMTS, so yes, it will work on AT&T.

It's listed as out of stock because Google started selling these phones on November 13, and it sold out faster than a Woot Bag of Crap. There has only been one restock since then, and that one didn't last long, either, so it's basically been OOS the entire time. Jan 29 is the rumored date for the next restock.
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I saw your little note. Stick Out Tongue Don't worry....I ebayed Nexus' back during the holiday season too. Cheap bastards on ebay though..after fees only netted like $15 profit. Should have jacked up my price and sold to Saudi Arabia only... LMAO
Yep...hate to admit it, but I'm pretty butthurt about missing out on these Nexus 4 frenzy. Based on the demand I've seen, I'd guess you guys made a nice turnaround on these at least.

And knowing my luck, ebay would probably become flooded with these once I start buying them up LMAO
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