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

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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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#3691
The word on the street is Nexus 4 will be on SALE this weekend. Can anybody confirm that?
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#3692
Figures, I bought one on Monday.

Got it on Wednesday.

Hopefully the Qi charger will go on sale for $30.
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Quote from Beerpong View Post :
The word on the street is Nexus 4 will be on SALE this weekend. Can anybody confirm that?
So far the only person I've seen mentioning that the Nexus 4 will be on sale is you. Where else was this posted if you dont mind me asking?
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Quote from Beerpong View Post :
The word on the street is Nexus 4 will be on SALE this weekend. Can anybody confirm that?
Could this be a T-Mobile sale and not a sale at the Play store? Because T-Mobile recently had the Nexus 4 for free after rebate when you sign a two year agreement. I could certainly see T-Mobile doing a similar sale again. As for the Play store putting the phone on sale, it seems highly unlikely. They are having trouble keeping it in stock at regular price.
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Last edited by R1V3R5 March 7, 2013 at 02:15 PM
#3695
FYI--just got my refund (started Amex dispute about three weeks ago) [Google received their phone back on 02/04/2013].

Quote :
We're pleased to let you know GOOGLE CHECKOUT SELLER has issued credit to your account in the amount of $$$. The credit has been applied to your account and will appear on your next billing statement. Therefore, we're closing our investigation. Thank you for your Cardmembership.

Still waiting for refund on Discover CC (also opened dispute, but Discover required longer waiting time in order to open the dispute--as always Amex is the best)
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#3696
They did file for a patent for something on the back on the phone. At least they think this far, but not on their retail refund process.
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#3697
Guys, got the phone a couple of weeks back and today while using the touch screen is getting stuck intermittently, no response on touch and even the buttons done work. Then if I lock the phone by pressing power button and then unlock, the screen starts responding! This has happened many times now, even restarting the phone did not resolve it. Right now its working normally!

Whats happening here? Anyone faced this issue? Frown
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#3698
The highly-rated (4.5 out of 5 stars) Poetic Palette case is on sale for $4.95. For more information, check out this thread.

Hope this helps,
Tofu Vic
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#3699
Got my refund with shipping fee too.
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Quote from Averwind View Post :
Had the buzzing sound problem since the beginning. But it finally got onmy nerves that I decided to spend time returning it. I was done in 5 minutes and a new phone is on the way. Wow, talk about good service, job well done google.
Replacement arrived. Had the same problem more or less. Waiting for another replacement.
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I wanted to share my experience with the google play store. I preordered a Nexus 7 from them which shipped weeks after retail stores received stock. I tried to cancel my order but google would not let me. When it finally arrived it had a defective screen so i sent it back. I made over 10 calls over the course of two months. Finally I had enough and filled out a form on the BBB website. 48 hours later I received my credit minus tax and they didnt refund me for the nexus 7 case that i ordered on the same order, yet i gave them the two tracking numbers showing them that both items were sent back to them 2 months prior! Never again...
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I wanted to share my experience with the google play store. I preordered a Nexus 7 from them which shipped weeks after retail stores received stock. I tried to cancel my order but google would not let me. When it finally arrived it had a defective screen so i sent it back. I made over 10 calls over the course of two months. Finally I had enough and filled out a form on the BBB website. 48 hours later I received my credit minus tax and they didnt refund me for the nexus 7 case that i ordered on the same order, yet i gave them the two tracking numbers showing them that both items were sent back to them 2 months prior! Never again...
Looks like CC dispute is the only way to get your money back from Google, whoever runs Google Play operations is not from around here--refusing to refund tax is just ridiculous...
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I purchased the Anker dual-port car charger [amazon.com] for this phone for $5.99 shipped in February 2013, but would like to get another car charger for this phone. The Anker one is now $12.99; can someone recommend a reliable charger that is cheaper than that?

Thanks,
Tofu Vic
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#3704
In Stock @ Google Play, if anyone interested.
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#3705
can anyone suggest a good case for the nexus 4 that can handle those once in a blue moon drops?
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