Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 02:14 UTC
Google "The Nexus 4 is absolutely wonderful, but it's also vexing. Frustrating. Annoying. It's easily the best Android phone on the market right now, and has some of the most powerful software that's ever been put on a mobile phone. It's an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Nexus in every way. It's terrific - save for one small thing. " Lack of LTE, obviously. Bigger issue for me as a European: glass back. Apparently it cracks. Who'da thunk?
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I wish networks would improve 2G/3G first
by rklrkl on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 09:50 UTC
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Here in the UK, only *one* network (Everything Everywhere) has released 4G (or LTE as the US likes to call it) and that was literally only a few weeks ago. It's fast, but very limited in coverage and expensive (I believe it can drain batteries faster too).

It does beg the question why the existing non-4G networks haven't had their coverage/speeds improved? That would benefit 99% of the UK that currently isn't on 4G for whatever reason (the phone, the area they're in, the contract price or they're not on EE).

4G in the UK looks to me to be about a year away from where we are with 3G - coverage has to improve, the prices have to drop, all the network providers have to actually launch 4G and, yes, phones have to launch with 4G. Until then, in the UK, a 4G phone is an utter waste of money.

Edited 2012-11-03 09:52 UTC

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