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All you need to know about the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:46

Hurricane Sandy may have forced Google to cancel its event, but it couldn't stop Android 4.2 and the new Nexus devices from getting announced today...

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 21:07

53. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

yh cause the iphone 5 has sd card slot and removable battey and lets not forget apart from lte the nexus 4 beats the spec of the iphone 5 in every way for half the price....if you want to pay more for less good for you and find it funny apple fanboys keep bringing up the cheap crap cause there are plenty of flagships out there that are same or more than the iphone 5...you want to know why apple are a rip off they sell the iphone 4 for £320 and thats over 2 years old and is single core 512ram 5mp camera no lte where as the nexus 4 has 720p screen,quad core a15 based chip,2gb ram and 8mp camera for £280 now you tell me apple are not a rip off

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 16:20

59. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

and it even lost in benchmark results with Iphone 5 lol

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:00 1

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

I don't care about lack of removable battery or SD slot.
No LTE? Because "there aren't enough markets open right now?"
Ridiculous. The Nexus 10 is great, though. Hope to get a 32 GB Nexus 7 for Christmas.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:26 3

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

The main reasons I look for an sd card slot is 1. Music - and not always having an internet connection to access cloud, 2. Games - most signature games like GTA, Max Payne, Batman, etc are needing 1-3GB of space per game, and 3. Future - granted some won't have the phone for over a year (let alone 2 years), but if you do who knows what will be requiring large local storage space in the near future.

As far as LTE, I truly believe their experience with Verizon and Qualcomm left them soured. Verizon for getting involved in the Nexus update process& turning it into a CF, and Qualcomm for their reluctance to license their tech to an open market company. Can't say as I blame them.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:04 3

4. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Nexus 4 is a bit let down for me... but nexus 10 ??? THAT'S A BEAST !

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 16:21 1

60. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Oh that's why it lost in benchmark results with iPhone 5 and ipad 4 hehe

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:06 3

5. jphillips63 (Posts: 244; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

No SD card slot and lack of LTE radio has turned me away from the LG Nexus. I'm sorry I'm in a 4g area and why in the world would I step backwards on radios in a device I use on a daily basis. LG and Google took two steps forward and three backwards when they decided no LTE radios.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:21

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

Its a cheap unlocked device how many phones with this horse power you see for 300? Plus is either that or repeating the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Event all over the place

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:39 3

13. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Nexus 4 is awesome best display one the fastest processors, top ram, android 4.2. All at an affordable price. U guys m have to remember nexus devices are not for a typical consumer. Its designed to show software, Google cloud Google stream etc.. if u want ur SD cards go for an s3

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:52 2

15. Sakeem (Posts: 607; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

I guess they felt they were in a darned if you do darned if you dont situation. Either go with a carrier and sacrafice the ability to update to their nexus device when they want in a timely manner or keep it pure google experience and sacrifice the carriers and lte. I think they made the right choice. Its still a beast of a phone at a very good price point. Cant wait to see the reviews on this.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:07 1

18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

What is with the stupid update crap? All they're doing is not putting it on Verizon or Sprint. AT&T and Tmo will slow down updates too! It's not like either carrier is THAT much faster than Verizon. They could have kept an LTE radio in the AT&T version!
Google should have just told all the carriers not to slow down updates ANY further! Google has all carriers by the balls here because if the Android devices disappear from a carrier, half the store disappears with them! They seriously need to take charge, because I'm getting pretty pissed off here.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:29 1

20. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Maybe I'm missing something... You buy the phone unlocked, you call T-Mobile, you get a sim card, you make phone calls, and then, when android 4.3 comes out you get on WiFi and press update. Nothing to do with T-Mobile for software.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:07

23. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

I'm fine with the Nexus 4 having only HSPA+ off contract. It's coming to Tmo on contract as well. On contract on AT&T or any other carrier, you should have LTE...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:00 1

31. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Updates on unlocked Nexus phones come straight from Google with no carrier interference.

As for Verizon delays, they exist big time. Sprint's already rolling out Jelly Bean on the S3, while Verizon customers will be expected to wait until 2013. Sprint got the 4.1 update over the ait for the Galaxy Nexus in a reasonably timely manner, while VZW took months.

Google really has little control. They can't pull their operating system off the shelves. The best they can do is not offer the Nexus. Samsung and LG and Sony and HTC will all continue selling their Android phones to carriers.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:53

16. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I like the Nexus 4 aesthetic but gorilla glass or not, it looks fragile. I might get the Nexus 10 for christmas though.
Can't wait to get 4.2 on my beastly GNOTE II!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:21

35. therealestmc (Posts: 455; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Yea, The note 2 should get it by Dec next year.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:04

44. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Nice try but troll harder next time..
Also I won't wait for the official update. I'll flash it myself. This is the beauty of Android! =]

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:16

19. maestro1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Does Nexus 4 supports GLONASS? On the official Nexus 4 page, I see just GPS support and no GLONASS, but Optimus G has it.


posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:31

21. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Will more than likely give the ol one-s to my girlfriend and get a nexus soon

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:35

22. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

Only thing I know is

- I'm real happy with my Galaxy S3 running JB and won't "sidegrading" to a N4.
- I won't be buying the Nexus 10 because it is basically a bigger version of my Galaxy S3
- I shall be buying an iPad Mini because I've never had an iDevice but I always play around with my little cousins iPad and there are some fun apps that aren't on android.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:51

26. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

If I wasn't getting the Note 2 I would have surely grabbed the Nexus 10. Just trying to stay with one device.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:20

27. fistigons (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

I wonder if HTC, Sony and Samsung still have a Nexus planned.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:08 1

33. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

My best guess is that it won't happen.

Realistically, a Nexus device is supposed to be the model Android device. It's supposed to define what an Android phone is, to set the bar for everyone else. You can't have multiple phones doing this job. It has to be one, unified device.

Maybe it will happen next year, maybe not. And if it does happen, we'll probably see two, maybe three models, tops. Something in the 4.5 inch range, a 5-5.5" "phablet," and maybe something on the smaller side.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:59 1

30. mydi.maus (unregistered)

not even close to iphone5,or even gsIII NEXUS CRAP 4...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:03 2

32. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Please tell me more about how awful the Nexus 4 is.

The Nexus 4 is expected to be better than both of those devices in price and software, and maybe even in processor speed. The only real loss is LTE, the option for higher capacities, and in the case of the S3, a removable battery.

I'm not going to go around saying that the Nexus 4 is going to revolutionize the world or anything, but it's a pretty darn good device.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:27

37. osaFromJava (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

think before talk kid...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:22

36. osaFromJava (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

when will you come to indonesia???

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:35

45. hf199 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

No CDMA that's all I need to know. Sucks!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 20:57

52. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

I'm unfamiliar with this whole "unlocked phone" thing. As a current Verizon customer I cannot get this phone right? And if not what is the best alternative?

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 19:46

56. theo14461 (unregistered)

My money is getting the Optimus G.

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