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LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

25 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud - read the full textThe presence of an 4G LTE chip in the LG Nexus 4 has been making owners of the device scratch their head and giving them hope that it might eventually be hacked to work. The revelation made by iFixit's teardown of the device has made a lot of buzz around the web and an LG spokesperson has...

 

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> In reply to Sentient6 @ 2012-11-25 18:19 from n9fN - click to readStop lying LG aren't providing anything on the software side, the N4 was made GSM only to avoid slow updates and other issues with other entities being involved in the software, such as verizon and sprint slowing update process, LG is only responsible for providing hardware

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  • 2012-11-25 18:40
  • NvRb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-25 18:02 from vGuY - click to readGoogle only provides updates for Nexus 4 phones bought from Play Store. LG provides updates for the rest.

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  • 2012-11-25 18:19
  • n9fN

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-11-25 17:55 from MDVw - click to readThere could be few reasons on why Google opted LG for Nexus 4 which I guess/believe

* Google wanted to sell Nexus 4 for a cheap price
* LG is not a widely accepted brand in Smartphones so Google can set good margins in their Profit sales.

But I expect the future Google Nexus 5 phone from Sony due to their good build quality and known for their popularity for to be the best contender for any devices out there.

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  • 2012-11-25 18:08
  • 4RLq

You guys are giving mere 299 dollars and expect 500 $ features. shame on you . Btw software provider is Google Not LG . LG's hardware is always good . The crap part is software. So Google chose LG .Not other

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  • 2012-11-25 18:02
  • vGuY

> In reply to DG @ 2012-11-25 17:16 from NvRb - click to readI think the "noobs" are criticizing LG for not updating "their" phones not the Nexus lines. Because yes LG is responsible for that software, they get the base Android code and then fiddle with it for no reason, like all manufactures do and LG just appears to be exceptionally bad at doing it.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:59
  • Ixag

i believe that goggle should go with sony and not lg! however 4g lte wilkl work but not so strong and may be buggy 9 if really no amplifier and filter!) but it works! however google please work on your next nexus with the premium and valuable sony ! about the nexus 10 it was a very great choice and everything is perfect!

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  • 2012-11-25 17:55
  • MDVw

Take note Google, never go with Lg. There are much better companys like Sammy, Htc, Sony and even Huawei and ZTE.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:50
  • uNVK

lg love chatting shit you might as well say the nexus 4 can only use two cores , tell the truth lg

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  • 2012-11-25 17:42
  • nFuI

I had 2 LG phone both were crap one I had to take back to the store and wondered how they could get away with making such Sh!t. That was 6 years ago no wounder the company is going down hill. For crap like this !

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  • 2012-11-25 17:25
  • IBSp

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2012-11-25 17:02 from fqdc - click to readTrue!!! Just look what they've done with the Optimus 7...no Update to Windows 7.8 at all!!!

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  • 2012-11-25 17:21
  • PSPf

No Lte is more than okay if the price is 299$/349$ but for almost Double price(LG, T-Mobile, carphone warehouse) it can't be accepted. It just can't be.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:20
  • uNVK

Don't know why some noobs think LG is responsible for the software and keep crying don't trust LG, the software is made by Google and will be their responsibility, LG only made the Nexus 4 that's where their contribution ends. If you were screwed by their previous devices cry me a river its not relevant to this phone

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  • 2012-11-25 17:16
  • NvRb

Never trust LG, that's the rule.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:09
  • KhsE

LG is lying. I have never seen a 3g phone get 51 mbps. Like mine is getting this very instant using speed test in Canada lol. Hopefully though this means they won't actively try to disable it in the next round of nexus 4s which may be why it's taking so long to get into stock...

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  • 2012-11-25 17:04
  • kJrp

I think LG is lying.
An APQ8064 SoC includes bluetooth and wifi but not any 2/3/4G modem.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:04
  • ub11

Google why did you choose LG?
Samsung way way better!
Imagine Nexus 4 to have Exynos 5250 + Mali T604 and SAMOLED HD.
LG are the worst i don't know how they still survived after all the negative reputation, especially their Updates program which is all lie no update at all.

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  • 2012-11-25 17:02
  • fqdc

I think it is tricking the cell phone provider to connect to the LTE network but is using the 3G rather then the LTE modem, the 3G modem has a max speed of 22mbps which is what they where getting.

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  • 2012-11-25 16:48
  • 0pc3

> In reply to [deleted post]Im not a Hater...but can you Explaine about the LTE Chip and what they Did to the Optimus 7? So get your Fact Straight Or Stop Trolling!!!!!

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  • 2012-11-25 16:34
  • PSPf

My guess is, the phone dose support LTE (as proved) But its not using qualified LTE components such as the aerial. But as its chipset has the LTE, its will work just not the LG's preferred quality, but its still better then 4g. Some one needs to test the Nexus 4 with lte with another lte phone and check if the speeds and signal strength is any good.

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  • 2012-11-25 16:33
  • 0FgG

Who cares about LTE? And no, no Nexus will be released until next year Q4, like this year.

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  • 2012-11-25 16:29
  • 0Us@

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