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LG confirms Google will unveil Nexus 4, Android 4.2 on October 29th

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:42

This one comes as no surprise after so many leaks - LG has now confirmed that Google will unveil the Nexus 4 next Monday, on October 29th…

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:46 21

1. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Excited! I hope 4.2 will stabilize and smoothen more the Android experience.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:44 14

15. redmd (Posts: 1351; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

quad core krait + stock android = drools but I'm still keeping my N7100

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:09 6

24. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

What a mess out there in Droid land.....we are now contending with some left over Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Icecream and JellyBean, now 4.2 comes on. I just wanna keep up, but the manufacturer's slow me down, and Google just keeps producing....one day, I hope Android will be like IOS in terms of updating...


posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:16 3

26. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1615; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I believe that's why they may be coming out with the Nexus program, so manufacturers would have to follow a list of guidelines in order to have the 'Nexus' title. The only other problem you will come across are the carriers. They make updates happen 3 or 4 months behind the rest of the world.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:59 4

34. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

To even compare updates between ios and Android is apples to oranges. One of the strong points of Android is CHOICES, not only do we have the choice of multiple manufactures which is HUGE imho. We also have the choices of multiple different phones from the simple budget phones that are purpose built for talking on the phone with the ability to text. All the way up to the top of the line Flagship smartphones. Personally I would much rather have the option of being able to chose over the platter we are served now. KNOWING that yes when I buy this phone it will launch with x UI and x OS version. If that build does not suit me I can shop for a different setup or simply wait a few months to purchase something newer. Vs the competition who offers you ONE phone a year and it's take it or leave it, you don't like it then tough s**t stick with your outdated device. Yes iOS can brag that they updated 96% of their phones that were compatible within the first 2weeks(or w/e the stat was). I sure as hell hope so considering you only had 2 phones that could be updated to it, and when you have only offered 5 phones in the last 5years(roughly) you should be BLOWING the competition out of the water. Yet they haven't, and anyone who is running a 2-2.5year old android device running froyo or similar and actually expects to be able to upgrade to the latest and greatest software is just sadly mistaken.

Not to mention a lot of people that are in the U.S do not realize that it isn't Google that makes it take so long for us on updates. If you notice the other countries get everything much quicker (even though they are based here). Whether it's the carriers or other things I'm personally not sure.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:08 2

43. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

You missed DROIDX0430's point and even supported it. He voiced a frustration many of us have that it's difficult to keep our Android device's OS current. We may have greater choice, but manufacturers also choose whether -- and then when -- to update a device's OS. And if you're in the U.S., carriers can delay that process further.

Forget about devices 2-2.5 years old. I used PA's Phone Finder to find several Big 2 carrier devices launched 4-13 months ago that are Froyo/Gingerbread bricks and will always remain so.

That leaves one choice: Upgrade. In the U.S. just hope you're not on contract.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:55

58. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Most users don't need the latest and greatest, so what if a phone is released with an old OS? Those that do care, know how to easily update it themselves.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:47 5

2. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Super excited for 4.2. Hope the rom comes out quickly as I do not trust verizon to let me update my GN.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:56 2

20. cncrim (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

There is google play store but too bad for verizon customer, carrier always want to have the last speak.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:48 8

3. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Excellent. I'll just have to tolerate my 4s till november end.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:54 6

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

got Nexus?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:54 5

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4280; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

29th of October never seems to come!!
It will certainly be a day of rejoicing for us phone geeks!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:06 7

10. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

October 29 is a busy day for phone geeks as there will be 3 events!!! Google's Android, Microsoft's Win8 and T-mobile's event!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:55 9

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

ahhhhhh please be good! nexus 5, nexus 10.

as well as surface, lumia 920 and all but that's a different story.

i wanna replace my phone! what kind of phone geek doesn't have a good phone?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:58 4

7. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

This has got to be the poorest secret kept in smartphone history. Can't wait to get my hands on this nexus!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:03 14

8. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Don't you think iPhone 5 is the poorest secret kept? (That's only if you think it's a smart phone)

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:41 9

14. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

I consider it as a basic phone compared to android.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:06 3

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

What about the other Nexus devices

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:04 3

21. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Not too optimistic about it :(

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:32

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

What about them?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:08 2

11. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Verizon updates fast enough...I got my update.... 4.1.1 what other phone has that....stop complaining Verizon is still the best cellphone provider most reliable....get a job.... The way you people talk you would think walmart shoes are better then Nikes....

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:54 5

19. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

almost every other nexus had 4.1.1 within a month of the release. The international s3 and One x had 4.1.1 before the Galaxy nexus. The Note 2 came out of the box with 4.1.1 not even a month after the GN got it. The international version got the update 3-6 months before VZW. I don't see why the same exact hardware should take longer if it wasn't for VZW blocking it.
As for telling me to get a Job, I am waiting until I am old enough to drive (just under a year) but am already training to be an assistant fireman when i turn 16. So I count that as my job (outside of school). And despite my age I know that VZW is the obvious culprit for blocking updates. Hence why the VZW s3 is not getting the 4.1 update until mid-2013, even though samsung has already released a stable code that they could easily push over the air if VZW would allow it.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:06 2

23. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

I could easily afford Verizon, I just refuse to put up with thier bulls**t. Why should I have to pay for a minuscule amount of data, when I can be on sprint, pay a lot less, and never have to worry about going over a data limit.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:05 3

31. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Stay on major highways and inner city routes and you will be good to go with your signal on Sprint--which is why you pay less--I think you all are 1/3 covered in LTE now--still paying back Apple all that money for the Apple iphone 4S launch......Unlimited means throttled data, also on Sprint!!!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:03

48. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

That's funny, I spend a lot of time at my dads farm, and Sprint is the only provider that has service out there, thats why dad still has them, I've traveled all over the country and never once had a problem, so keep getting ripped off while I pay less for the same thing.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:41 2

49. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

sprint has the 2nd biggest network by total coverage area. CDMA covers more area per tower than GSM.

Just because you pay more doesnt mean you get more. That's an idiotic TACO50 statement.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 13:11

60. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

Its funny because I work at verizon and used to work for sprint and know ppl that work there and they carry a verizon phone outside of work usually

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:01 1

41. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Well kid, Nike and Walmart shoes are made by the same people, look it up. You just pay lots for the Nike logo.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:16 2

12. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

zzzz its an LG and so far not impressed by then

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:46 7

16. redmd (Posts: 1351; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

it's a Google phone made by LG and will get updates directly from...Google.

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