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post #141 of 254
Top and bottom bezels shouldn't exist. Or at least they could put harware buttons on bottom.
Why it's made by LG... I can't get over this. Design looks much better than samsung nexus, but ... LG...
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post #142 of 254
I love how Google says that the reason there is no LTE is because of the costs in having to put in 2 radios.....We all know that Verizon loves to put their mix of apps on customers phones and even with the Galaxy Nexus, they were able to do so. Granted it was only 2 apps instead of several like others, but Verizon still won in that aspect. Google didn't have the "balls" to tell Verizon no like Apple did. While I dont think the 2 verizon preloaded apps are that big of a deal, its still the principle behind it all. I honestly think that left a sour taste in Googles mouth so they said F a LTE (Which is primarly a Verizon thing right now) and just left it like it is... Big mistake if you ask me...I was waiting for this announcement to come out before I decided if I was going to get a Nexus 4 or a Galaxy S3....Thank you Google for making that desicion an easy one.
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Posting from my new 32gb Nexus 7. This thing is pretty sweet!
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post #144 of 254
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Thank you Google for making that desicion an easy one.

To me, you can't really complain for the price and I doubt that you'll max out HSPA+ (42Mbps) often.
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post #145 of 254
I think it's great that LG made this Nexus phone. They have great share of technology for Google to integrate in the device and holy **** it's cheap.

For those who's raging about the update and LG thing, LG won't be updating it, Google will. Don't worry.
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post #146 of 254
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To me, you can't really complain for the price and I doubt that you'll max out HSPA+ (42Mbps) often.

The point is...That I am currently with Verizon and in a city with LTE coverage...To get the Nexus 4 would be a downgrade from my current Galaxy Nexus...I am not going to renew my contract with Verizon because I want to keep my current unlimited data plan so I dont mind paying full price for the device. and the Nexus 4 is priced very well, however I would be willing to pay more to have LTE on it. Just think its a mistake for Google to not at least offer a device with LTE and let the consumer decide which one they want.
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The point is...That I am currently with Verizon and in a city with LTE coverage...To get the Nexus 4 would be a downgrade from my current Galaxy Nexus...I am not going to renew my contract with Verizon because I want to keep my current unlimited data plan so I dont mind paying full price for the device. and the Nexus 4 is priced very well, however I would be willing to pay more to have LTE on it. Just think its a mistake for Google to not at least offer a device with LTE and let the consumer decide which one they want.
Putting LTE on the phone ups the cost of the phone. It doesn't subsidize itself through Verizon because of the problems with Verizon in the past is what I'd assume. It only has carriers supported T-Mobile USA and one exclusivity in the U.K. T-Mobile, I understand because they were the first carrier to hold a Android device and they hold a lot of GSM towers that are capable on a international level.

Verizon wants control over their phones, they are not bootloader unlock friendly and ultimately wants approval over what updates are being pushed on their phones.

Why so much LG hate? They haven't had much of a good reputation in the Android field but they make superb phones. With the reviews coming in for the LG Optimus G, things look good for them. Although, I'm not sure why they launched those phones with ICS instead of Jelly Bean. Nexus devices are updated by Google, not by LG. Don't have to worry about updates.
post #148 of 254
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The point is...That I am currently with Verizon and in a city with LTE coverage...To get the Nexus 4 would be a downgrade from my current Galaxy Nexus...I am not going to renew my contract with Verizon because I want to keep my current unlimited data plan so I dont mind paying full price for the device. and the Nexus 4 is priced very well, however I would be willing to pay more to have LTE on it. Just think its a mistake for Google to not at least offer a device with LTE and let the consumer decide which one they want.

Yeah I see. I guess that since there are many great top-notch devices already they wanted to not only have a different market-share but also draw attention on it.
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post #149 of 254
Oh damn I am 100% buying the Nexus 4 - I've got the Galaxy Nexus but.. Time for an upgrade me thinks! Lovely looking phone and nice hardware too.. Anyone want to buy a Good working condition Gnex? haha rolleyes.gif
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One of the reasons they went with LG is that they currently are offering some really sick display panels. I mean hot damn we get an IPS panel in a phone.
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