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Report claims Google I/O will reveal just an updated 32GB Google Nexus 4 with LTE support

0. phoneArena 20 Apr 2013, 00:53 posted on

Forget about a Motorola X phone or a Google Nexus 5 being introduced next month at the next Google I/O developer's conference; according to a new report,m the only phone related news coming to the show is an updated Google Nexus 4 with 32GB of native storage and support for 4G LTE and CDMA bands...

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posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:04 7

2. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


yess i have the galaxy nexus with verizon and getting tired of it. hope they sell an no contract verizon version for $299

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:52 12

10. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Hopefully google keeps that 300 dollar price tag for the LTE version and the bands work for verizon.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:06 5

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Very disappointing if it is the only phone they will introduce. i was waiting for the MotoX. I mean the Phone X. might as well wait for some changes.. salt please

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:47 3

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd be okay with a good tablet being the only hardware at I/O tbh.
like a new Nexus 7 or more preferably a Nexus 8.
there should be a very slightly updated Nexus 10 too.
even just as a foot note they should just be like "oh and we're aware of the lag that's been going on with the Nexus 10 so future models will now ship with the Exynos 5 Octa"

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:46 1

56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If there's a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 at I/O, I'm going to get my wallet ready if it has standard hardware for 2013. Ever since I got hands on time with the Xyboard 8.2 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 a year or two ago, I've just loved tablets in that form factor, I just never dropped the money because I was waiting for successors to those tablets, which sadly never came.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 10:57 1

64. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


same and i'm sure Google would be real kind to our wallets should we decide to bring them in.
yeah, 8 inch tablets are defintely the best in my opinion. i actually got a Xyboard 8.2 because it was a fairly large tablet but not too large to not grab on a whim and take out with you should you want to. i could fit the thing into the back pocket of most of my pants. i really loved that tablet but alas it started to fall behind and i traded it for a Nexus 7.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:41

55. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It appears that your wait for the Phone X will be rewarded, as you are now getting the successor before the original was ever introduced. You get the Phone Y, instead.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:18 7

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


keep it. my MAXX HD is unlocked and running the Pac Man ROM now.
stock 4.2.2 + MAXX Battery = massive win ;D

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:46 6

7. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Maxx HD is way more expensive off contract though. Its a nice phone though no doubt.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:51 4

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's true. even it's forum value puts it a Benjamin or two over the N4 from Google. i think that if i hadn't used an upgrade on the MAXX HD back in November and i had this choice to make now i'd probably get the Nexus 4 to tide me over until second half 2013 phones start coming out and i could use my upgrade on one of those. btw i know how to upgrade without losing my unlimited data so yeah, i do still have unlimited data. i know, i'm good. ;)

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:54

11. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Mind sharing cause I don't and don't want to lose my unlimited data so I'm stuck on a old phone waiting for the prices of phones to go down. (is it calling customer service and saying your going to cancel?) My friend claims to have done that and it work. I don't believe it though.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:08 2

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


no, actually i think it's kind of a circumstantial kind of thing because on my family plan i have 4 smartphones and one basic phone. the same plan we've had for years but anyway what you can do if you have a line with unlimited data and an upgrade along with a line with a basic phone on it is call customer support and tell them you want to transfer the upgrade to the line with the basic phone currently active on it. you purchase the phone over the phone and then when it comes to your home you just activate the phone on the line with unlimited data that you want to use it on and that just kicks the data plan off of the line that the basic phone is meant to be on. support reps are well aware of this and when i called to inquire about doing it myself the guy i spoke to knew just what i was talking about and he even prepared the phone to be activated on the line i wanted to use the MAXX HD on when i got it so the addition of a data plan on my basic phone line only lasted as long as it took him to complete the ordering process. i was really tickled that i was able to do that.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:16 1

16. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Nice but now that you signed a new two year contract wouldn't that mean you have to pay for data on that basic phone's line. I don't have any basic phones on my line so that doesn't work for me anyway. That's sick though! You really are the king.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:23 1

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nope, no smartphone, no data. that's how it works on my plan. i don't know if it would be different on other, more newer plans but that's how it works on mine. yeah, it's a shame that it's a loophole only for certain people because it's a very good loophole that i'll be using again for sure. totes bro, totes. lol but really thanks man. that's nice of you to say. c:

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:28

23. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I don't even use 2gbs anyway but scared if I get a lte phone it will be close. College wi-fi is my primary Internet provider so I don't rely on 3G. Enjoy the loophole I'm jelly.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:41

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's a possibility. i imagine your data usage would climb a bit after getting an LTE device but most users don't go beyond that 2GB limit. funny story my dad actually went to VZW recently to get another car dock for the Droid DNA i gave him recently and the store clerk of course started putting his moves on him and suggested to him that he wouldn't really need unlimited data, that he'd be better off with the cheaper tiered plans they offer now but he was like "nooo, i like my cushion" you know? i wasn't there but that's how he told it. so the store clerk asks if he can check his data usage and my dad says sure so he pulls it up and 2 of our lines had over 40GB of usage. needless to say the store clerk didn't offer my dad any more of the tiered plans and instead advised using Wi-Fi more in the future but what i think all that data usage came from was that my mom and i had been using the mobile hotspot feature on our phones (a Razr M and my MAXX HD both of which were rooted with the entitlement check turned off for the free, unadulterated use of the hotspot function) for the primary source of internetz in the house because our ISP was on the fritz and that lasted around a month. normally i don't think we use that much data but you know it's better to have it and not need it, that's what i always say.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 11:32 1

67. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


That's how I feel as well. I don't use more then 2 gb but I like the cushion

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:15

15. marioellobo (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


sprint

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:17 1

17. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I really like vzw service though.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:24 1

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nah, network's too trashy for me...

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 19:48

80. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


Could you PM me with details on how to upgrade and keep my unlimited data. cause i'm up for upgrade later this year would love to not have to spend full retail

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 19:59 1

82. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


sorry didn't see that you had explained it already. I use 20-50 gb a month tethering on my phone, let alone the 3 other smartphones on my plan so i have to keep my unlimited

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 08:58

50. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


U cant unlocked a verizon razr hd maxx.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 10:59

65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm afraid you've been misinformed. any S4 powered Motorola is now unlockable.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:26 2

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What?! They should introduce the Motorola X and the LG Megalodon! Please Google!

Now the only thing I need is salt, a very salty salt!

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:14 3

14. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


They should at least provide a sneak peek for one of those 2

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:21 1

19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, I agree with you!

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:14 2

36. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Did you get your bath salt, Lol?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:32 1

40. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, just a teaspoon. Hope I will feel better! lol xD

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:46 7

6. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Honestly this is big for me. I actually want a CDMA nexus 4 for vzw. I could buy it for 300 and keep my unlimited data and get on the LTE network. I don't really care for a better processor, more ram, or a better cam. A even bigger battery would be huge though.

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