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

Amel 686 631 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

Droid Life ‏@droid_life
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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#3361
Anyone stuck with an N4 they want to sell?
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Quote from is_250 View Post :
Anyone stuck with an N4 they want to sell?
I'll sell ya mine for five hundred bucks! Still cheaper than iPhone5 w/o contract! laugh out loud
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The top bar where the Google Now? thing with the Speaker icon on the right. I could never remove it. Teach me how.



Sprint and Verzion suck bc they are not GSM which the world use. Do not use them! Use T-mobile or others if u want to save $.

Actually, if you have a verizon 4G LTE device, you're gonna use a sim card...

Heard that verizon devices can be unlocked and used on t-mobile.


BTW, verion does not suck. LOL, if it were the same price as ST, I would jump on it in a heartbeat.
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Quote from aznhero913 View Post :
Actually, if you have a verizon 4G LTE device, you're gonna use a sim card...

Heard that verizon devices can be unlocked and used on t-mobile.


BTW, verion does not suck. LOL, if it were the same price as ST, I would jump on it in a heartbeat.
it's only a sim for the LTE portion.

you need to get a world phone, like the iphone 5 or droid dna in order for it to work on t-mobile.


and CDMA sucks
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Damn smartphone threads are worse than DSLR threads when it comes to threadcrapping.
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I'll sell ya mine for five hundred bucks! Still cheaper than iPhone5 w/o contract! laugh out loud
Lol. Well looks like I'll try my luck ordering one and selling my S3 afterwards.
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Iagree
Same herewave Filled dispute with my CCBig Grin Google sucks as a retailer vomit--no way to cancel order (even without minutes of placing it), CSRs responsive but ignorant (don't even know how to correctly read tracking info), simple refund takes weeks...
I'm waiting the refund too. My shipment was also arrived at google warehouse on 2/6... still waiting.
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I'm waiting the refund too. My shipment was also arrived at google warehouse on 2/6... still waiting.
I canceled my order for an 8gb and ordered the 16. I refused delivery on the 8GB on 2-4.

How do you know it arrived at the Google Warehouse on 2/6? My shipping info from UPS says left on porch, and the Google play store doesent have any info on my return.
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I canceled my order for an 8gb and ordered the 16. I refused delivery on the 8GB on 2-4.

How do you know it arrived at the Google Warehouse on 2/6? My shipping info from UPS says left on porch, and the Google play store doesent have any info on my return.
I've only refused a UPS delivery once, and on the tracking page it updated with:
"The receiver canceled the order and refused this delivery."
and
"The receiver canceled the order and refused this delivery. / Returned to shipper."
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Quote from HardFive View Post :
I canceled my order for an 8gb and ordered the 16. I refused delivery on the 8GB on 2-4.

How do you know it arrived at the Google Warehouse on 2/6? My shipping info from UPS says left on porch, and the Google play store doesent have any info on my return.
The tracking info for my original shipment has changed to the following once I refused the shipment:

The receiver did not want the order and refused this delivery. / Returned to shipper.
Alternate Tracking Number _________.

With the new tracking number I could check when did the refuse shipment arrived.
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My order received to google on 2/2, still waiting..
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My order received to google on 2/2, still waiting..
I ordered a 16GB on 2/13, out for delivery this morning (2/21).
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My order received to google on 2/2, still waiting..
i ordered the feb 18th getting it tomorrow feb 22 8gb btw
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I asked on this board if anyone wanted an unopened 16GB at my cost before returning them, but I didnt get a reply. I have returned mine and waiting for credit to be issued on my card.
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Quote from jinuary View Post :
The tracking info for my original shipment has changed to the following once I refused the shipment:

The receiver did not want the order and refused this delivery. / Returned to shipper.
Alternate Tracking Number _________.

With the new tracking number I could check when did the refuse shipment arrived.
Thanks for the info.

Mine still says left on porch 2 weeks later... I wonder if the UPS guy pocketed my phone. I sent an email to Google asking about my refund status and they responded with a useless stock replay. I sent another email asking for a specific response and am waiting for them to reply.
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