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

Report claims Google I/O will reveal just an updated 32GB Google Nexus 4 with LTE support
We've heard about a number of concepts for the upcoming new smartphone that is expected to be revealed by Google at next month's Google I/O. One rumored model was the LG built Google Nexus 5 also known by the heavy metal styled name of  the LG Megalodon. This device was tipped for an October launch and if you took every smartphone fan's wet dream, it would sound like this device. Imagine a 5.2 inch FHD OLED screen, a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and a 16MP snapper capturing video in 4k at 60fps. And inside it is sporting 512MB of RAM 3GB of RAM. Too good to be true, obviously.

Then, there is the Motorola X. With our sources insisting that the device is still in the prototype stage, an appearance at Google I/O seems out. And that brings up a report from SidhTech which cites unnamed sources in saying that the only phone to be revealed at next month's Google I/O developer conference will be an updated Google Nexus 4. The new model will feature an expanded 32GB of native storage and will include support for LTE and CDMA.

What makes this believable is that it addresses some issues that were seen on the current version of the Google Nexus 4, namely the lack of an LTE radio. Also, the inclusion of CDMA support will allow Sprint and Verizon to offer the phone. The 32GB model takes care of those who complained about not having a microSD slot for the phone.

So what if this is all that is coming to Google I/O, at least phone-wise? Would it be enough for you to lose faith in your fellow man? Just take this report with the same grain of salt and skepticism that we suggested with the LG Megalodon and you'll remain perfectly balanced all day. Google I/O runs from May 15th through the 17th 2013.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: SidhTech via TechnoBuffalo

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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)



1. GeekMovement unregistered

Nice, Sprint finally gets it, but hopefully the specs get some updates...

33. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

The ONLY THING that matters this year will be the Galaxy Note 3. The article started with specs that will be the Galaxy Note 3 come September. The Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 2.3ghz, 16meg camera, 3.0 front facing camera, 3gb of ram, 4200mAh battery, and android 5.0 Kie Lime Pie straight out of the box. Nothing will ever compare to the Galaxy Note 3 NOT the Motorola Xphone, Nexus 5, Lg Optimus G2, or the silly iphone 5s/6. From September to July 2014 the Galaxy Note 3 will dominate period.

35. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Lol. It's android to the world for me, but I'll prefer a nexus device over the high end galaxy series just because of the prices.

61. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

This is just NOW getting LTE and 32GB??? I really wish I could switch to Android but there is nothing out there worth getting.

70. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

There are plenty of phones out there worth getting, this one in particular has a very limited selection because they want to keep price down as much as possible, if you want an LTE Android phone with up to 128 GB of storage, get a 64 GB Galaxy S4 (Or even Galaxy S3 if you can find it), and get a 64 GB MicroSD card, if you were to need that much storage.

85. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

cheap build quality plastic... ew no thanks.

38. qadeerhussain

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Oh realy....... Note III will dominate the world from Sep, 13 to Jul, 14? It will be a cheap plastic product with alot of gimmicks. To me, Optimus G II willbe the next big thing. It maynot sell like GS IV, But it will make any other smartphone on planet look outdated.

44. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'm waiting for the Note 3 myself; cheap plastic and all. Screw what people say. I want a removable battery and sd card support.

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The whining about cheap plastic is just so much... whining. When you don't offer a removable battery or micro SD expandable memory or an octacore Exynos processor, you are reduced to whining. The Note III is going to be the state-of-the art from Sept/Oct 2013 to around May 2014. Even after May, it won't be obsolete, just a bit slower than the GS V. And everyone else will still be... whining about cheap plastic.

86. dakota30312

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Yes (really)

98. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Lol your comment reminds me of the comparison of COD black ops vs battlefield 3. Though its not exactly true, cause the galaxy premium suite is basically the only thing that adds worth to the note series. split screen hands down.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what you're saying is.......everyone on earth should get a note 3?

45. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No. What he is saying is that Note 3 will be phone of the year.

47. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Phone of the year? Unlikely. Tablet of the year? Possibly.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's still gonna be so many different phones for different people though. I'm not so sure he meant phone of the year, but it probably will be.

84. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The ugliest phone of the year that is

58. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That is entirely false. Believe it or not, some people don't want phablets (including me), and so the Motorola X, Nexus 5, Optimus G2, HTC One, and Galaxy S4 are all much better alternatives than the Note series. I don't care what "special" Note exclusive features it has, I don't care how crazy the specs are, and I don't care how small the bezel is; any phone with a screen size larger than 5.5" with any bezel at all is just too damn big for a consumer with average sized hands. Some people may learn to tolerate it despite its size, but I don't want to be one of those people. With that logic; the Galaxy Note 3 will NOT dominate. It will have a very small portion of the market like it always has, and that's that.

59. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Ok you people need to STOP with the plastic bulls**t. the f**kING PHONE IS NOT PLASTIC, IT IS POLY-CARBONATE!!!!! BIG DIFFERENCE!!!!! If you're so worried about the feel of this so called plastic then get a clue!!!! Get off your brain dead ideologies and check the facts before you run your face! I see lots and lots of bulls**t breath whining about the phones being plastic oh and yeah the gimmicks too..please!!!!! You ass clowns are just jealous cause ur phone is a piece of s**t and doesn't compare to Samsung the best smart phone maker period....even though I have been partial to NOKIA phones for some reason but damn there aren't any Android versions that I'm aware of lol. Jealousy gets you nowhere but a good old fashion ass whopping!!

62. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well polycarbonate has never felt so cheap... ;p

63. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Polycarbonate - any of various tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature "tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature" "tough transparent thermoplastics" "thermoplastics" "plastic"

66. MultiYouTroll

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2013


99. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

lol haaaa. the break down. narrowing the sentence to word... to word within word. "Plastic" hahaha.

73. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

To ad to berzerk coment and dumb it down teerex your an idiot. Polycarb is plastic. Although great plastic. Just as copper aluminum gold silver are all metal. I have a note 2 and love it. Its my favorite phone but I do hate that its made of plastic.

75. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

When you speak in absolutes like this, you sound like you must be about.... 12. Samsung is currently the best, until someone else makes a better device, which can happen at any time. Stop your religious-like reverence of a company. Any company. It's stupid, childish and you have no idea what any company has in their device pipeline other than what is said. I own a Samsung, a Nexus, a Motorola and an HTC device. I also use ALL brands of phones for a living, given that I sell them. No biases here, every company has their strengths.

91. jcarrigan unregistered

haha i love the enthusiasm teerex42. but you gotta calm down otherwise PA will get mad at you because you hurt someones feelings lol. Dont get me wrong, i love samsung and their devices, but i would love a metal samsung android phone that way i can hit someone with it and do damage if they talk crap about android lol.

71. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

4200mAh? isnt that in tablets? just how big is this phone supposed to be? i understand you want the note 3 but arent your expectations a little unrealistic?

74. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

And for those of us who DON'T want a phablet? Spare me your fanboyism. People have these things called preferences, which allows us to differentiate from your narrow frame of thought with regards to phones. The Note 3 will sell like hotcakes, no doubt, but not nearly as well as its one-handed coutnerpart (the S4) will. The phablet form factor still hasn't won the majority of users over, and that's not gonna change any time soon. That being said, many Android power users (not all, but many) prefer stock Android to Samsung's TouchWiz UI. So that's two things keeping it from "dominating". Lastly, the plastic body is something that many users dislike about the Galaxy S/Note series. I'm not saying it won't sell well, I'm just saying you sound retarded. Also, can't wait for the sequel to the Nexus 7.

78. mydi.maus unregistered

are you dreaming?

83. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

wow, what a sammy fan..!

88. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

^^ This is hardcore fanboyism ^^

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