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The Nexus 4 landed in our inbox just in time for a Friday teardown-a-rama. Questions that linger in our minds:

Is it good as a phone? No idea. We dived right into the Nexus 4—for science!
Will it blend? We'll let Tom answer that one.
How repairable is it? Only time will tell. Look below for the freshiest of the fresh information on the Nexus 4's innards.

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It would be awesome if the LTE radio is just waiting to be turned on later by Google but I wouldn't put any bets just yet.

Possible reasons for this (yea I am here to try and ruin people's fun)
-Google is still in talks with carriers and once they are ready will be able to release the same SKU and just flash the ROM with LTE drivers
-They are using boards from Optimus G phones due to production reasons
-They didn't want to take the time to reengineer the Optimus G boards for the first production run

With the chip there hopefully some hackers can get it running but I wouldn't throw all your eggs in the LTE basket just yet.
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I got my N4 from T-MO in San Francisco on launch day. With the new 42MB/s radio I was getting 20MB/s download on HSPA+ in the SF North Bay. Who needs LTE tonguesmiley.gif
 
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in step 17 in teal it says Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip. If this is actually an LTE chip does that mean that the Nexus 4 can work with LTE but LG/Google are preventing the LTE connection?
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in step 17 in teal it says Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip. If this is actually an LTE chip does that mean that the Nexus 4 can work with LTE but LG/Google are preventing the LTE connection?

It probably means they will eventually release it as an LTE device down the road.

I hope.
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I'll just leave this here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/qualcomm-s-wtr1605l--multi-band-4g-lte-chip/16097.html

Maybe Google is just trying to work with carriers? So that carriers cannot block updates?
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