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More photos of Google's rumored Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) have popped up on the web. This is the second major appearance of the supposed Nexus 5, which many believe first showed itself in some FCC filings earlier this month. In both cases, identifying markings have been covered up, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, well, you know, it's probably not a platypus. The timing of the latest leak coincides with the Nexus 4's disappearing act. Two weeks ago, Google ran out of 8GB Nexus 4 inventory in the U.S. following a $100 price cut, and at the time, you could... Read more...
Google's hugely popular 8GB Nexus 4 smartphone has left the Google Play building, and like Elvis, it's never coming back. It didn't take long for the unlocked handset to sell out after Google slashed $100 off the price, knocking down the cost of ownership to $199 (outright, not subsidized). The 16GB Nexus 4 is still in stock and available to purchase for $249, which is arguably the better buy out of the two anyway. There isn't a microSD card on either of the Nexus 4 models, so whichever capacity you invest in, that's what you're stuck with for the life of the phone, at least in terms of local storage.... Read more...
On hindsight, it would appear that both Google and LG severely underestimated just how popular the Nexus 4 would become. By delivering a stock Android experience in a relatively high-end handset at an affordable price, Google had a hit on its hands, and it's still one of the most popular Android devices today. But is it being discontinued? A collection of evidence by The Inquirer certainly suggests that it's at least possible Google is getting ready to discontinue the Nexus 4. First and foremost is the fact that the white version of the Nexus 4 has sold out, as we reported earlier today, and is... Read more...
There's talk that LG Electronics isn't interested in building a next generation Nexus handset for Google (more on that in a moment), but while the two sides may be parting ways on the manufacturing side of things, they have one more product to unveil. Today LG announced the launch of the Nexus 4 White, the newest version of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration with Google, and perhaps the last. "Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience... Read more...
Google's mighty popular Nexus 4 device is still considered by many to be the best Android smartphone on the market, but it might also soon become old news. The Nexus 4 is becoming slightly less easy to find at various retailers, especially in the U.K. where Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U have both stopped selling the device, leading some to speculate that a new Nexus handset is on the horizon. Android Headlines surmises the disappearance of the Nexus 4 in parts of the U.K. this close to Google I/O signifies the impending release of the Nexus 5. Alternately, Google could launch a slightly altered... Read more...
Google released a new ad for its Nexus 4 phone that shows off the power of Google Now. In the ad, users around the world are shown using various features of Google Now, a service that is designed to display useful information at just the right time. Google Now is designed to compete with Apple's Siri, a popular voice-enabled service on the iPhone.  While Apple's Siri personal assistant can provide useful information that's similar to some of the information Google Now offers, Siri is designed to be used with your voice. In contrast, Google's Now takes information from your schedule, location,... Read more...
Google's coveted Nexus 4 (see our review) is punching its passport and making repeat appearances in at least three locations today, including the U.S., Canada, and Germany. The Nexus 4 has been a slippery little sucker to get your hands on, and who knows how much inventory is available in each of those three locales. For now, however, it's back in stock. The question is, do you still want one? The Nexus 4 has been plagued with supply issues ever since it was released on November 13, 2012, more than two and a half months ago. LG, the company that manufactures the Nexus 4, said the shortage is due... Read more...
Google may have pulled the biggest prank of the year by launching its much coveted Nexus 4 smartphone, only to tease buyers with a shortage of inventory and long wait times for the lucky few who managed to place an order. Could it really be that Google and LG simply failed to anticipate the demand a powerful and pure Android phone would elicit? In a word, yes. In a few more words, LG told CNet's U.K. division that it's having trouble meeting demand because the smartphone is wildly popular. "[The Nexus 4] had proven extremely popular, and as such retailers have been met with huge demand," said Andy... Read more...
Apparently Apple isn't the only one that's capable of attracting a crowd for a new device. Remember the Nexus 4 smartphone Google announced a couple of weeks ago? It went on sale yesterday, and if you hesitated, you missed out. According to various Internet time keepers, the device sold out in the U.S. in under 50 minutes, and even faster in other territories. It took just half an hour for Google Play to deplete its stock in the U.K., and in Germany, the Nexus 4 sold out in 15 minutes. That's what you call a successful launch. Of course, we have no idea how many Nexus 4 devices Google made available... Read more...