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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RE[2]: is this a phone?
by some1 on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE: is this a phone?"
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2010-10-05

iPhone was never designed to be sold off contract, so the excuses to not have LTE it had none. Nexus 4 is an experiment with a completely unlocked phone. As a consumer I'd prefer a fully "productionized" phone, of course, but Nexus line was always on the experimental side, with Google's partners producing mainstream devices. Google clearly doesn't treat sales of Nexus the same way as Apple treats sales of iPhone, allowing itself more room for research.
I'm more concerned about glass back than anything else (rigid back of my gnex feels quite nice). We'll see how it goes. And if you want some features not in Nexus 4 you can always, you know, buy another phone.

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