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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, 02:19

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

i think for unlimited data you might consider sprint i replied to to you but i saw my repply going the other way.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:29

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

i think T-Mobile would be the better unlimited fix and more even. those guys have definitely got a good thing going. if i didn't need Verizon's better, overall national coverage, if i wasn't so happy with Verizon or if i wasn't so invested into my service with Verizon i'd probably switch to T-Mobile.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:37

26. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

T-mobile doesn't have Verizon's service though either.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:45

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

true, VZW does really set the bar. going anywhere else would surely be a downgrade in that regard.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 03:19

87. Doakie (Posts: 2007; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Funny I was just complaining to my wife about this large area 20 minutes south of Seattle that I had 1xRTT today with my Sprint phone. Me and my wife started discussing Verizon vs Sprint coverage and pricing. Last time I checked Verizon pricing 6 months ago we'd be paying $230 for three lines with comparable data pools vs the $150 we are paying through Sprint. Verizon's network seems awesome until you realize it's 50% more expensive. That's a pretty big premium to pay. I'll stick with my significantly cheaper and crappier coverage. :-)

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:46

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

that is your prerogative of course however you do get what you pay for.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:34 1

53. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

Yeah but don't let that fool you I moved from verizon to t-mobile and I live on the outskirts of Atlanta and it works exactly the same. Even HSPA+ vs LTE there is very little difference I also travel out west a lot and I don't see a difference.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:53 1

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

Verizon does have the best service in the U.S, but it really depends on where you live if you can make the switch to T-Mobile. If you have a T-Mobile store in your area, go there and ask to do a quick speed test with one of the phones on display, or just ask one of the employees how their service is. If the speeds are good and the employees say your area is covered well, you should be fine.

However, if you travel a lot across your state and/or the country, Verizon is best for you hands down.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 11:36 1

68. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I travel a bunch so that makes Verizon #1. I go all over. I'm in soflo the most and even here vzw is still better. Friends with t-mobile don't get great service.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:36 1

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

Verizon is best for you then. I get about 15-20 down in my area on T-Mo, and since I don't travel much it just seemed to make sense when Verizon only has 3G here.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:34

25. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Yea I might go to sprint but the problem is the service is ok. Nothing close to Verizon. The service is way more important then having a slightly newer phone. In an emergency I need service. Buying a used sgs3 or a razr maxx or nexus 4 CDMA is most likely how I'll roll. The iPhone's hold their value to well to scope up a ip5 when the 5s comes out. Still an upgrade from my iphone 4(which I still love)

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:10 2

13. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Maybe 1080p display and Snapdragon 600, 5 inch screen size and Android 5.0

That's hardly "ONLY" an updated Nexus 4. It's a MORE THAN SUFFICIENTLY upgraded Nexus 4.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:24 3

22. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

This rumors seems to suggest this is just a stop gap update for the nexus 4 which addresses its major flaws. It should suffice till the x comes out. However it doesn't seem to be looking to compete on a spec sheet with the other high end phones so those thing (1080 p screen , snap 600) aren't likely. We all know the the nexus would get the newest android verison. That's this updated one and the orginal. I'm fine with this cause of the price tag. It's specs are good enough for me. This kinda puts it midrange in android land though.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 03:04 1

29. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Good news: we nexus 4 users will be happy because nexus 4 will live longer in our hands.
BUT,a better camera(front & rear) is appreciated
A Snapdragon 600 or 800
And maybe a 1080p display.
This is my wish list for the next nexus 4 (including the lte and 32gb storage)

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 03:14

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

if you're a Nexus 4 owner you should hope that the only thing that changes is the storage because that way development for the Nexus 4 would increase instead of decrease like it would if a better version with entirely different internals came out.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:35

54. DroidGuy100 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)

well said..
I wish for the same with the same price tag!!

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 03:15

31. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Not the most exciting thing ever if that section of the play store opened in my country then yeah id be excited about this i really wanted to hear news of a nexus 5 not an nexus 4+..............

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 04:42 4

32. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

Why do people think a new nexus phone will be revealed? The nexus 4 came out in around November time it's too soon for a new one. An updated nexus 4 will pretty much be the same except for maybe more storage and lte. The main thing that will be revealed is a nexus 7 refresh which was just like last I/o. Don't expect the next nexus phone until around October/November time.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:02 3

34. ronjr123 (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I would be hard pressed to believe that Verizon would allow an unaltered nexus for $300.00 on their network. That isn't how they roll. My bet is that it will be through Verizon only with their bloatware and lack of timely updates.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:16 1

37. blingblingthing (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Isn't the law that once the phone supports their band they could allow it on their network?

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:27 2

39. AFnerdTP (unregistered)

if they announce an 8" tablet, i'm ALL IN!!

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:39 3

41. paul48 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

"The 32GB model takes care of those who complained about not having a microSD slot" - not quite; there are 2 advantages with expandable memory : it is generally cheaper than paying for it builtin, and if the phone breaks, you dont lose your memory/files. Would also be nice to update CPU to Snapdragon 600

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 11:52

90. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

Agreed. Though, I don't expect to see a new Snapdragon chip in there until the next Nexus.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 07:48 1

42. paul48 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I would hope Google I/O has a lot more to announce than a small N4 upgrade - what about more support for 'The internet of things' that Google talked about must be 2 years ago now but hear little of since. Would like to hear news of more Miracast support, and a means of driving Hi-Fi stereo speakers wirelessly from laptops and smartphones, maybe a more intelligent version of their withdrawn 'Q' box.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 08:31

48. osmaankhaan (unregistered)

If its 4 real i support it, a newer version of android with a single digit adoption is not the best thing to happen, Google should stop new activation 4 versions upto GB at least.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 08:56 1

49. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Very nice google. Should of done that in the first place. U cant do lots with just a 8gbsad with no memory at all. But ill wait till & dream of a sony nexus

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:01

51. amancarlos (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 May 2012)

i just want a Nexus 7 Refresh! other nexus devices haven't had their one year yet, so no biggy. but a nexus 7 refresh is very important.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:23

52. JunitoNH (Posts: 1791; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, my first and last. I will never, ever, ever buy another Nexus again. All it has been a headache e.g. from problems with BT, WiFi, not charging, screen not going to sleep etc. Samsung support, what a joke. By the way is not only my device.



posted on 20 Apr 2013, 11:36

69. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

"The 32GB model takes care of those who complained about not having a microSD slot for the phone."

It actually doesn't.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 13:00

72. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

Just bought a 16 GB last week. I guess I'll need to sell so I can get some LTE support.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 16:06

76. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

That rumored spec for Nexus 5 is literally too good to be true....

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 18:07

79. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

The main problem with the Nexus 4 isn't the storage options or LTE but the reason I got rid of it was because it seems too short and fat.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 19:52

81. mydi.maus (unregistered)

this is major disapointment!its just an upgrade same ol'nexus what not enough dough for n5?..

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 11:12

89. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Nuff said

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 12:54

92. Cwilliams (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

why are you people going gaga over these types of stuff, typical fanboys, its a damn phone use it to call and text someone thats it, stop being brand freaks, no wonder Samsung and Apple overprice there products

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:05

93. MobileNico (Posts: 67; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

My sentiments exactly, with the exception of the "call and text" thing. That's what flip phones are for. These devices are not "damn phones", they are so much more than that at this point, they're basically technology consolidation devices. Pocket computers. If you want to have a phone, an MP3 player, GPS, laptop, calculator, organizer and a camera and be Batman, that's fine. Don't chastise people for wanting more from their devices though. It's what they're for.

However, the brand loyalty/fanboyism IS silly and should stop.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:51

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

because you think it's silly?
sure, i suppose we could all cease discussing different opinions
in the discussion section because you think it's silly. we'll get right on that.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:02

96. MobileNico (Posts: 67; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Really? Because that makes sense. How would anyone benefit from an absence of opinions in the comments? That wasn't what I was saying at all. Saying a company is better than another is all well and good, but ranting about them being untouchable and certain devices being better than others that have no specs listed and have not launched yet is silly. There's no base for the "opinion" being stated. It is, in fact, not really an opinion so much as it is an baseless inflammatory statement. How is that hard to understand?

I should have said BLIND brand loyalty/fanboyism. I hope that clears up confusion. I'm all for the exchange of ideas and opinions, but they should be based on some sort of logic.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 16:06

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

THERE you gooo, BLIND brand loyalty/fanboyism. that does make it better and into something i can agree on. carry on. c:

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