Nexus 4 Lollipop update locked, loaded and coming soon, claims Googler

Nexus 4 Lollipop update locked, loaded and coming soon, claims Googler
We barely noticed yesterday, but Nexus 4 is actually the only one amongst the recent Google devices that didn't have its Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image released

While this is certainly unnerving for the owners of the fourth edition of Google's own Android handset line, the wait won't take too long, it seems. 

According to Google's Sascha Prüter, taking to G+, the Nexus 4's Lollipop update "locked and loaded", and will be rolling out to the handset pretty soon, so you can all sleep a bit tighter now, knowing that it won't take long for Google to deliver the Lollipop goods to the aging Nexus 4.

                  

source: Sascha Prüter (G+) via AndroidPolice

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I still think the Nexus 4 looks amazing.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Especially in person

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yeah, my Nexus 4 is pretty sexy. Especially in the Ringke Fusion case, but it doesn't have a deep enough of a lip to protect beyond a tempered glass screen protector. Bummer, because the Ringke Fusion has the best feeling buttons of any case I've tried. Instead I keep it in a "smoke" Diztronic, which blocks the 3d glass look, but I can at least still see "Nexus". I've been thinking of getting a white back but putting a black glass plate. Give it a 2-tone (or Oreo) look. I've been tinkering with the L port for the Nexus 4, and can't wait to try the official release. It's hard to describe, but it just feels so much smoother. Like physically smoother, even though it's all software.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And damnit, don't call the Nexus 4 "aging". You can still get a brand new one (16GB) off eBay for a shade over $200, and the 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB RAM wipe the walls with any other "budget" phone with a comparable price, like the Moto G. Yeah, it's "old" for a flagship, but it's still extremely capable, and shouldn't be overlooked by people looking for something that runs great and doesn't cost a month's rent. Especially since it's probably the oldest device out there that'll officially receive 5.0 Lollipop.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes I agree with everything you say, but that battery, that battery is SERIOUSLY lacking. Don't get me started on the camera... NEXUS 6 is the best Nexus EVER made!

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yeah, I can't defend the camera or the battery. I've improved my battery life with Hellscore kernel and some tweaks, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. It's great on standby, but a few minutes of use drains several %. And as for the camera...I pull out my Galaxy Light (5mp) that I keep around as a back-up if I want a halfway decent picture.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, but you can say that about every nexus release. Like every nexus, its a pinnacle of hardware with a few compromises. (daytime visibility is going to be hurting with that dim screen). As much as I hate leaving the nexus program, I think I'm going to pick up the Note4. Going pure phablet with a nexus was pointless... it doesnt do anything with the extra real estate besides be bigger. Of course, since its for developers, they have a use for it.. as users... its just a phablet in a sea of phablets with no stand out feature other than faster updates. On the Nexus 4. The selfie camera sucks. lol. The back camera is pretty good (not great) if you use it properly. I've taken some good shots with it. Its not impossible. Using other programs from the play store definitely helps as well. The battery has always been its achilles heel, but you cant beat its price/performance ratio. And that's still true. You can pick one up for $200 or less without trying. Its still upper mid range specs, premium design and build, for the price of a generic chinese knock off phone. It took me 2 years to break it.. which is a record for me. And all the damage is internal lol. There still isnt a scratch on the outside surface anywhere.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The price/performance ratio is what killed it for the N6 for me. Its barely $100 less than the note 4, but it gives you A LOT less. At $350-500 it is a hell of a deal and worth biting the compromises. At premium pricing, it needs to be premium worthy in every aspect. Things like its super dim screen, smaller camera than its competitors, and nothing out of the box that takes advantage of all that extra real estate actually start mattering at $600++ If project Volta adds 30% battery life to the N6 out of the box, what do you think the Note 4 is going to look like with it? No contest.

7. 21babydoll12 unregistered

N4 looks the best. Wish they would revise it soon and keep the back

8. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Google uploaded the factory image! =)

9. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

This may be an old phone, but really, a quadcore CPU with 2GB RAM? It's going to be relevant for a while yet.

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