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

Amel 684 631 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

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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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because they are using paypal vs a foreign credit card.
Paypal need creditcard ot debit card to make transaction. Which card they use. Foreign or american?
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i dont know man stop asking me questions, im not a intl. buyer.

i would assume they can easily register their card to paypal and then use paypal to purchase from ebay. that way they would have a paypal account and can easily have items shipped to various locations

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using their foreign credit card directly at like the google store which may not let their transaction go through since their shipping will be different from billing.


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Paypal need creditcard ot debit card to make transaction. Which card they use. Foreign or american?
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got shipment confirmation for 16gb model with bumper case ordered 2/1/13...

cant wait.
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If it's Tmobile S3, then good luck with that. LMAO
What do u mean? Iam using tmobile s3 now and its 150% better.
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Quote from joogle View Post :
i dont know man stop asking me questions, im not a intl. buyer.

i would assume they can easily register their card to paypal and then use paypal to purchase from ebay. that way they would have a paypal account and can easily have items shipped to various locations

vs

using their foreign credit card directly at like the google store which may not let their transaction go through since their shipping will be different from billing.
Sorry man...than for the info. I was just curios.
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What do u mean? Iam using tmobile s3 now and its 150% better.
Would be 200% if it had the S4 Pro, Adreno 320 and a non-pentile display.Frown
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I orderd the 8 gb on 1/30/2013 just recieved a tracking number the nexus had not been pick up from UPS yet
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Out of curiosity does anyone here use a carrier b/c of the network voice/data is better than others in the specific location where they live? Verizon's network was always the best, but 5-6 years ago I moved to a building that for some reason had horrible reception re: Verizon so I switched to AT&T. I'm still with AT&T after the sickest retention deal ever (almost switched to the t-mobile value plan ).
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Quote from krazeenyc View Post :
Out of curiosity does anyone here use a carrier b/c of the network voice/data is better than others in the specific location where they live? Verizon's network was always the best, but 5-6 years ago I moved to a building that for some reason had horrible reception re: Verizon so I switched to AT&T. I'm still with AT&T after the sickest retention deal ever (almost switched to the t-mobile value plan ).
most people are like this.

though some lucky few have great reception with all 4 major carriers.
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Are there any deals for straight talk sims? I am with page plus abut can't find a gsm provider with a deal as good as their 1200 plan.
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The iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 use a very similar screen technology, and LG supplies Apple for some of the iPhone 5 panels. The only difference between the two devices is that Apple has taken the time to properly calibrate the display. That being said, I have changed the color values on my N4 and I'm very happy with the way the screen looks. IMO, the Nexus 4's screen is too bright, and PPI does not mean anything. The Nexus 4 has almost 200,000 more pixels than the iPhone. Also, black levels are never going to be phenomenal on an IPS, but I'm happy with them, and my last phone had an AMOLED panel.
Can I ask what you're using to adjust color? I was looking at this thread [xda-developers.com] and it looks like there are multiple color tuning options.

Thanks,
-Brett.
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I orderd the 8 gb on 1/30/2013 just recieved a tracking number the nexus had not been pick up from UPS yet
Thanks, please keep us updated on the journey of your phone. We are all so eager!!!
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What do u mean? Iam using tmobile s3 now and its 150% better.
You bought a $400 phone for $280. What do you expect? I got burnt after buying a phone for almost 2 months and then suddenly one day, it stopped working because the seller reported its lost or stolen. Well hopefully you wont be bad luck like me.
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Can I ask what you're using to adjust color? I was looking at this thread [xda-developers.com] and it looks like there are multiple color tuning options.

Thanks,
-Brett.
I'm currently using Franco kernel [xda-developers.com] and I use his application [google.com] to adjust the color values. Faux's kernel currently has gamma settings, and some people claim that they're able to get better calibration with Faux's kernel [xda-developers.com] because of the ability to manipulate the gamma settings.

I like Franco's kernel because I can get around 4 hours of screen time on 3g only, and 5-6.5 hours of screen time by using mostly WiFi, and a bit of 3g. Both applications are $4.99, but they're both worth it.

Anyway, my current RGB values for Franco kernel, using his application, are 235,245,250. Whites are "whiter" and and the blue tinge seems to be gone. These settings also seem to retain the decent black levels. You can adjust the settings to your liking. From what I understand, Franco is currently working on his own version of gamma control. I used Trinity kernel with my Galaxy Nexus, and I loved his stock color values, with a few adjustments of my own. It really made the Gnex screen a lot better, and I know for a fact that the same will hold true with the Nexus 4, once development matures.
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You bought a $400 phone for $280. What do you expect? I got burnt after buying a phone for almost 2 months and then suddenly one day, it stopped working because the seller reported its lost or stolen. Well hopefully you wont be bad luck like me.
i would recommend to you, and anyone else doing (virtual) transactions by someone other then the carrier or authorized dealer to get the seller to write an email attach a picture of the IMEI number and even a copy of their drivers license (number and address can be blacked out).

When i list/sell phones i do that so the buyer knows that if i report it lost or stolen, then they have my written statement that I am selling them phone with IMEI #XXXXXX on this date, so they can always go back to the carrier and present it.

needless to say if a seller doesn't do that, you shouldn't buy it from them in the first place.
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