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With the Nexus 5 looming, the Nexus 4 is sold out on Google Play for good

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With the Nexus 5 looming, the Nexus 4 is sold out on Google Play for good
Just about 3 weeks ago, Google dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100. Last week, the 8GB model of the Nexus 4 sold out, and sources said that the device would not be coming back. This made perfect sense because we've seen plenty of leaks concerning the new LG Nexus, which has widely been called the Nexus 5, despite there being no official word on naming. Tonight, the 16GB model of the Nexus 4 sold out on Google Play, and like its smaller storage mate, this model is not expected to make a return either. It's unclear when the next Nexus phone will be released, but until that happens, there will be no Nexus handsets available directly through Google. 

The rumors have it that the Nexus 5 will be announced sometime in October. There have been rumblings that October 14th is the date, but there isn't really enough evidence to put a lot of faith in that date just yet. Whenever the Nexus 5 is announced, it will no doubt come along with the announcement for Android 4.4 KitKat. The Nexus 5 is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 800. The updates of Android 4.4 are also just rumors at this point, but it is expected to have optimizations for low-end devices, and possible optimizations for laptops.

source: The Verge

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posted on 16 Sep 2013, 23:01 3

1. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Please be cheap...please be cheap...please be cheap...(In price, that is).

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 23:05 4

2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

I hope it is cheap as well. But I'm totally fine spending an extra $20-50 this year. After all the N7 went up in price

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 23:08 5

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Darn you Google!
Apple makes an expensive phone available world wide easily, and you can't even keep up with the rest of the world. US and Europe ain't the end of the world you know...

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 02:48

5. aditya.k (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)

Yup! Rather than having an Android version named after some Indian sweet, I would like to see them opening a Play Store here.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 07:26

8. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

They will always be vulnerable to a Microsoft comeback if they don't understand that they can't concentrate on the US only!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 00:07 1

4. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Well, looks like the Nexus 4 is off my list of choices for my next phone...unless I get it through Amazon or elsewhere (which, at the time, is at a higher price than Google was offering). Guess I meditated on this stone too long...

I'll see what they offer the Nexus 5 for. If it's out of my reach, I'll pass. And no, the iPhone is not on the list. At all. Forever.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 04:04 1

6. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I don't think anyone assumed it was on the list

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 06:39

7. fistigons (Posts: 354; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Almost bought one last week when my wife's S3 USB input stopped allowing the phone to charge. Instead I bought a wall battery charger for it. Now I'm going to upgrade to the nexus 5 and give her my S3. There's nothing wrong with it, I just find touch wiz extremely boring.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:38 1

9. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Nexus 5 here I come!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 10:59

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

If the base edition of the Nexus 5 is a 16GB, I don't see it coming in any cheaper than $399. Google made a few caveats with the Nexus 4. No 1080 screen, no LTE, & 8GB edition among other things to allow for its cheapness. They don't seem to be taking any shortcuts with the Nexus 5. It seems as if it will have all the bells & whistles the other flagships have. That being said, $399 will still be a steal for this phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 11:17

11. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

Good news for the used n4 market at least. No more fire sale pricing to compete with.

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