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    Post Nexus 5: Official Specs

    It is just a SIM tray, not a button.
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    Post Android 4.3 Spotted On Nexus 4 And Nexus 7

    Or el goog can just hold off its nexus line releases until manufacturers have their ports for GE devices ready. Somehow I have a feeling that this is what is happening to 4.3. Politically it would be a win: everyone gets the updates at the same time and are happy. Half a year later as it could...
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    Post How would I imitate the new Moto X voice feature on the Nexus 4?

    But you still need some kind of trigger. The "magic" of the moto X is the "always on" microphone with a special DSP which is capable to do the voice recognition while consuming next to nothing of energy. While current phones would be forced to do this via general CPU and would kill a battery...
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    Post The Future of Nexus Smartphones

    I think they both are responsible. While el goog can do most of the generic plumbing, there is a lot of proprietary hardware where they would be completely dependent on the manufacturer (internal know-how). Like radio firmware and RIL, camera SOC, various controllers etc. All the things you...
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    Post The Future of Nexus Smartphones

    Even if LG is doing some backpedaling for damage control reasons, I think the initial comment/interpretation was quite accurate. Additional publicity, benefits to the company image, more android know how directly from google developers - yes, please. An overhelming success even outshining their...
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    Post [BREAKING] New version android 4.3 founded

    Provided they actually want those N4 sales.
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    Post Why Can't The White Nexus 4 Be White All The Way Through?

    I think it is because of the costs. Nexus is a low production quantity and low cost project, so you have no chance to distribute those development costs among many millions of units. While white back is probably a relatively inexpensive affair, a white LCD frame is probably in a whole...
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    Post [BREAKING] New version android 4.3 founded

    Not sure how. It is known for a long time, that permanently running services are supposed to have an ongoing notification icon, otherwise it there is no guarantee, that the service won't be killed at will. Sure, this could indicate, that el goog is finally taking the battery life complaints...
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    Post There is now a 303K Nexus 4.

    Rly? Care to post the IMEI, say without last 4 digits?
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    Post LG to make Nexus 5

    The two most fatal problems of the UMS are the mutually exclusive access and depencdence on FATxx filesystems. And a bunch of fugly consequences they impose. Each of them is enough to kill it for good.
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    Post Snapdragon 600 vs Snapdragon S4 Pro

    And besides that - no one is forced to use dalvik. Anyone could use the NDK and go almost as far down to metal as they wish. Just as it was said - except several isolated cases it is not worth it.
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    Post Google IO and implications on the Nexus 4

    Technically that would be kind of easy, LG could simply put back all the circuitry they originally cut out from OptimusG design. But I am afraid it does not make much sense otherwise. It would be expensive. LG would not work for nothing, FCC would also want money. For the same money you could...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    There was one report about xxxC and missing sparkling back. But I think it was just an elaborate hoax, for whatever reason... So I suppose there are no xxxC devices out there. And another thing: it looks like the second batch of N4 IMEIs almost stopped at about 740k a month ago. It seems like...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Btw, around 680k. Looks like they still don't even think about slowing down.
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    Post The Nexus 4 has been selling quite well (at least in Germany)

    I am pretty sure, we in Europe are not that much different. It is just a question of (relative) price. If you want an iThing over here, you will either pay like ~700-900euros upfront or condemn yourself for 2 years of seriously overpriced service charges. At the same time, for 300euros upfront...
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    Post Optimus G rom on Nexus 4 actually works!

    It isn't, the necessary hardware has been removed.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    What do you mean with 231K?
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Serials going up to 490+k as of 16th of March. Or 160k in March. In other words, that little nexus army is marching forwards showing no signs of slowing down. Kind of strange.
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    Post nexus has LTE

    Don't worry, LTE is not used for voice calls yet.
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    Post Nexus 4; Investigating thermal throttling [HardMod] [v1.2]

    My N4 (rev10) started to run significantly cooler after OTA to 4.2.2 Before that on 4.2.1 it was getting hot even on "simple" GPU loads, things like "ski safari". On 4.2.2 and same loads it is barely getting warm.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    The serial numbers seem to go up to the 334K. In 28 days. Provided no holes etc. So el goog does not seem to be slowing down although I suppose they actually should be doing it by now. Of course, I did not check many imei's, so el goog/LG could be easily playing "sparse imei allocation" games...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Could you tell the following 2 digits? The prefix is 8 digits.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    And the IMEI begins with...?
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    By the way, LG's databases don't seem to be cast in stone :) The "magic millionth" batch now seems to be relabelled to the US one. Someone @el goog sucker for "pretty digits" and redirected the batch? :) <model>LGE960</model> <suffix>AUSGBK</suffix> <esn>353918059999983</esn>...
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    Post Google kills Android

    You need to look at this long term. Samsung definitely has the ambitions to become a new apple, i.e. build "their own ecosystem". OS (Tizen), advertising, app store etc etc. As they already have hooked enough of users on their brand/touch wiz, next step will be to release tizen and make sure...
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    Post Nexus 4 signal degradation when holding device

    Actually we mere mortals don't know this as we have no ways to measure it. That signal strenght indicator is by far not what people think it is and the bar display is even less honest. That apple show with other phones was just a show and nothing more. As to the Nexus4, I have a strong feeling...
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    Post Will We Get A 32gb Nexus 4?

    Frankly I see no big difference. NexusOne was a slightly trimmed down HTC Desire. Less RAM, no HTC Sense, no FM radio, mechanical pebble and soft keys instead of optical joystic and mechanical keys. Otherwise pretty identical. HTC must have been thinking at that time their Sense and retail...
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    Post LTE FIX!!!!!

    I frankly don't get what your point is. It is hardly news, that N4 (and every other nexus) is sort of a deal with devil. A product which is made by the competitor for a (potential) competitor. Thus OEM marketing dudes made sure it doesn't threaten their own products which in N4 case is the LG...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Sarcasm? Complain to Verizon, it is their walled garden.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have just reached the millionth device! (of course just judging by serial number, i.e. minus gaps) ATURBK 302KPSL999998 20130205 TURKEY Which means, IMEI prefix 35391805* is now officially complete and the next one will be started.
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    Post Dust under screen, do I RMA?

    This is your decision. But it is clearly a manufacturing defect as N4 has a bonded LCD. So there is no way the dust can get under the screen after it was manufactured.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    As I said - pretty much every gadget out there. Just this information is usually not public and rarely anyone states it so openly as LG did. And not every change in production or parts is even marked with new revision. Now for devices I followed: for example, the first revision of htc nexus one...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    What would you like from me as a backup? Yes, you are. That's why you should not buy a phone in its first three or four months if you don't want to be an early adopter. And by the way, the same goes for pretty much anything nontrivial, not only electronics. So, what you basically say...
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    Post So the back on my Nexus 4 just shattered spontaneously...

    Mine also got a pair of scratches on the back cover pretty quickly. But hey, it is just a glass, even if hardened. Plastic would be scratched even quicker, my NexusS looked much worse after same time. Yes, the prettyness / practicality compromise in this phone is heavy on the side of the...
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    Post Antutu Stability Test

    To me it looks like l'art pour l'art (art for art's sake). It is a totally unusual use case for a mobile device. By their nature mobile devices usually always have the "burst mode" type of workload. I.e. do something very quickly for a fraction of the second and then get to sleep. If only for...
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    Post So the back on my Nexus 4 just shattered spontaneously...

    Why so upset? You posted the image, I commented on what I see in it. That's all. I don't work for lg or google and my private opinion does not affect anything. And it is absolutely irrelevant if I know you or not, lg/google service technician would not know you either. You are certainly not...
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    Post So the back on my Nexus 4 just shattered spontaneously...

    Uhm... but the photo you attached would suggest, that this device got hit in the corner (those dents in the edge of the plastic rim + characteristic glass fracture), so if I was a google/lg I would refuse a repair under warranty.
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    Post Improve Nexus 4 thermal transfer with thermal pad

    It is not flawed as such, it is just overdimensioned. In essence it is a double APQ8060A + quicker (more power hungry) GPU + additional management circuitry. So it should not surprise, that under full load (benchmarks) it burns through more than double of the usual dual core Krait phone power...
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    Post Constant noise on top speaker

    To make matters even more confusing: a rev11 301K unit produced in January emits much more pronounced buzzing noise than my rev10 211K unit. So, whatever LG tried to fix, they still did not find the root cause of the interference.
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    Post Nexus 4: German thread

    5 Euros for DHL x Euros for Tech Data for handling. I.e. disassemble bulk shipments from LG, repack everything in those cornflake boxes, print address stickers and then forward out to DHL x Euros for shipments failed to deliver (some % of shipments will fail to be delivered) x Costs for 14...
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Don't act like you was born yesterday :) There is no gadget on earth which remains in the same hardware revision over its complete life cycle. The same applies for any non trivial product like cars, TV's etc etc. Every manufacturer finishes their QA process believing they caught all relevant...
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    Post Nexus 4: German thread

    Mine already arrived. Seem to be produced about 2 weeks ago.
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    Post Nexus 4: German thread

    That Google Commerce Ireland is just a legal address, shipping of the physical devices in Germany is handled by a 3rd party service provider called TechData in Muenchen and not by a google themselves.
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    Post [HW_REV] Will Nexus 4 with not definitive HW_rev be replaced?

    No. Because replacement will behave exactly the same.
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    MediaMarkt gets different stock as google, so their availability has nothing to do with situation with play store. As to the production codes, LG does seem to have certain "back and forth" of serial numbers. So it can happen, that they assigned some ranges of the serial numbers in the last days...
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    Post UK thread - Contracts, news, information, etc.

    Well, what do you expect? No frustration this time, nothing to post. I also re-ordered my phone once again (previous vas misdirected by DHL), but did not post anything to the thread....
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    Post Nexus 4: German thread

    Did anyone notice the changes in german Play Store? Until now it said "Ausverkauft" (in red). Now says "Derzeit nicht auf Lager". Something is cooking up?
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    Post [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    Wow, that was fast. The phone was out of the factory in Korea at 18 Jan, so it managed the whole shipping - customs - distribution chain in less than a week. And someone said google is dragging their feet with distribution...
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    Post Does the Nexus 4 really have one of the best displays?

    But that 1080p will suck your battery even faster :)