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“LG Nexus 4″ Appears in Carphone Warehouse Inventory

A listing in Carphone Warehouse’s inventory system is helping to keep the next Nexus chatter alive. Shown above, you can see an “LG Nexus4″ in both black and white. Is this the LG Nexus that has appeared in multiple photoshoots over the last week? Probably. What we don’t know is if this is the official name or not. I’d bet that it isn’t, and CW is simply waiting for an official name from Google.

If it does stick, it sort of makes sense, as it is the 4th Nexus phone. Or maybe they are playing off of the Nexus 7 name? That’s a possibility, however, the LG Nexus is likely to have a 4.7″ screen rather than a straight 4″.

Does it feel like things are about to become official?

Via:  The Verge

  • http://www.technoaddictions.com/ Tyler K

    Honestly…it’s just one click to clear the ad. Is it that difficult? Are all you people from the movie Wall-E? As far as the phone, we have now the nexus 7, there’s supposedly a nexus 5, now it’s nexus 4? sigh…

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      Yeah, let’s just cover everything with ads! Keep it going!

  • poeddroiduser

    I would be able to see it IF IT WASN’T COVERED BY AN AD!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/John_M_Scott96 John Scott

    Forget about the damn adds already, lets talk NEXUS!

  • mustbepbs

    I for one am excited about a low cost Nexus device that has rockstar specs. I’m looking at dropping Verizon in a few months and this will be perfect for my wife and I to get and jump on prepaid T-Mobile. We’re both on really good WiFi 99% of the time and don’t use our phones for music or movies.

    I guess I’m the target audience for this and I’m very excited to see the price.

  • MikeSaver

    How come the Nexus7 is called the Nexus7? cause its 7 inches?

    • Bob G

      Yes

  • radiohead14

    i’m more curious about that LG Chocolate! that was probably LG’s best phone.

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      …And that’s not saying much! lol!

    • Diablo81588

      The chocolate was a piece of garbage. This was LGs best phone. Its too bad it was tied to ATTs worthless network.
      http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-CU500

      • radiohead14

        never had an issue with it, plus the quality of the hardware was great. don’t know why you think it’s garbage. i found mine in storage just the other day, and it still works beautifully. can’t believe the battery lasted that long after not using it for 6 years!

  • ddevito

    Has anyone given any thought to the idea of Google marketing this Nexus to the mid-level and lower end market? Don’t you think the 8GB option is a clear indication?!

    To those who don’t remember, the Nexus program isn’t to make fans drool over phones. It was meant to serve as an example to Android OEMs to direct them and guide them on how to make a device, etc – and there has been talks all summer that Google was going to start marketing Android (and Nexus phones) to the mid-level and lower markets.

    Plus, there will most likely be a “higher” end Nexus device (GNex 2, etc) to supplement the high end market for this year’s flaghsip high-end phone.

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there will be multiple Nexus devices. Not to flood the high-end market, but to fill multiple market channels.

    • sagisarius

      Well, since Samsung is about to announce a 4inch S3 (or something), that might add up. I think it would be great for google to demonstrate how to make a nice midrange/lowend phone.

      • ddevito

        EXACTLY. Android’s growth has been great but it won’t last forever. The next market for the biggest gains in growth will be the mid-level and low-end markets. Google (and Samsung) isn’t stupid

        • jak_341

          Apple is doing just fine not addressing the low end market. Just saying. Low end phones are usually poor performing and generally dilute the Android brand.

          • ddevito

            Today’s low end phones are, but not tomorrow’s. You can’t compare Android to Apple. Apple is a high end luxury brand. Android succeeds because of choices and carriers.

          • mustbepbs

            Apple does support different markets by their sizing. Some people are fine with the 16GB option and it saves them a lot of money versus 32GB and 64GB.

  • Stephen

    “Does it feel like things are about to become official?”
    __________________________________________

    I hope not. If this is what Google is putting out to compete with the iPhone5 then Apple wins.

    • ddevito

      Based on what exactly?

      • Stephen

        Everything. I love android/nexus as much as anyone else but if this is their next phone I will be extremely disappointed.

        • ddevito

          How do you know it’s the only one being released this year? Exactly, you don’t – just chill out and see how it plays out

          • Stephen

            That’s why I said “if”…

    • Stephen

      I’m hoping they bring an LTE beast to Verizon

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      What is so disappointing about it, other than the 8/16 GB varieties? You have a beastly Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad 1.5, 2 GB of RAM, a gorgeous HD IPS display, and unadulterated Jellybean with updates direct from Google for next 2 or so years.

      I just fail to see how anyone could be disappointed.

      • mustbepbs

        Thank you. People whine about anything. Last year it was the PenTile display in the GNex before they even gave it a shot.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          So be happy with whatever they put out. No critiquing anything. Got it.
          Hmm, sounds kind of like the culture of a certain other mobile device vendor’s followers…

          • mustbepbs

            I didn’t say that. I said give it a chance. It’s not even announced yet, we haven’t seen it in action.

            There’s a big difference between critiquing and bashing. What has been seen here is the latter.

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            I see nothing wrong with sharing your thoughts on rumored information. Critiquing, bashing… whatever you want to call it… I’m sure that anyone who has a problem with something will be glad to change their stance if the final version doesn’t have the same issue they had a problem with.
            What’s the point of even posting these rumor articles if people can’t discuss what they like/dislike about the rumor?

          • mustbepbs

            Because people don’t even give it a shot. Everyone swears it off as retarded and a bad business decision before knowing the facts. Rumor articles are stupid.

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            I don’t believe that’s the case at all. I think that most realize these are rumors only at this point and the details will change. You can’t give it a shot until it is actually real and available. Once it is released and everybody knows the true specs and are able to witness it in action, people will re-evaluate.

          • mustbepbs

            I think you give the general public too much credit, but I concede. We’ll see who bashes it once it is announced.

      • Bob G

        You must be new to this planet called Earth, where the majority of humans living in it today feel entitled and want everything awesome now for free catered to individual needs.

        Run, run back to your planet and don’t look back.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Yes, Earth. Also the place where people can’t hold their own values and share said values without others lashing out at them and calling them “whiners”.

        • Stephen

          someone please explain/convince me to buy a non LTE device.

          Go

      • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

        LG hasn’t previously done anything to make me believe in them. And also, I don’t like the back that has been shown so far (hope that’s not final) and the headphone jack at the top is annoying.

  • br_hermon

    Let’s hope they go with that name! LG Optimus G Nexus is HORRIBLE!!

  • cancerous_it

    Please stop with the no LTE babble. Every major carrier in America is upgrading their network to LTE. It’s call network evolution. They will not support a new phone that does not support LTE. Why? They want all phones on their network to move to the latest gen technology. They don’t want to have to maintain old network any longer than they need to. This phone WILL have LTE. If it doesn’t, no carrier will support it.

    • Jacob121791

      T-Mobile will…

  • SKAVENG3R

    If this is it and I hope it is not. If it is…what a massive level of dissatisfaction Ill have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

    I know people are excited because it is Nexus season, but if these specs are accurate it is not the “wowing” device like we got last year with the Galaxy Nexus.

    It is a powerful device with a nice form factor, but if it truly lacks LTE, comes at a maximum of 16GB internal storage and does not hit all 4 of the major carriers, Google –and the carriers– are making Apple-like mistakes.

    Give me a 32GB-64GB powerhouse with LTE on all 4 major carriers with 4.1.2 sold directly through the Google Play Store for between $449-$499.

    • Larizard

      Except 4 million sales over the first weekend is not a “mistake”. Apple markets better. If anything, Google needs to market the Nexus line better than just uploading youtube videos.

      They’ve done that with the Nexus7, and they’ve reaped the rewards. They need to do the same for the next Nexus phone.

  • fixxmyhead

    what ads are u people talking about i dont see any.
    oh yea i have adblock

    • JoshGroff

      I know right, although I have them unblocked on my PC, I just don’t care about ads. Sometimes they even have something I’m interested in.

  • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

    Google should have waited until LG put out at least a semi-successful mid to top tier device (yes I know the Optimus G has good specs, but its success is yet to be seen) before they let them on the Nexus train. I just don’t trust LG to put out a solid smartphone.
    It’s looking more and more like I might skip this Nexus. =/

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Looking forward to dropping Verizon when my contract runs out and going GSM with prepaid plans or just straight T-Mobile. 4G non-LTE is plenty fast for me, just have to be sure that I get decent coverage in my area. Since that won’t be for a while (early 2014), this LG Nexus won’t mean much, except maybe as a cheap entry phone by that time.

    • Paul

      Well, true 4G should be fast enough for anyone but no network technically has true “4G”.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        Well, whatever T-Mobile’s network speed is is good enough for me.

  • Gone

    So now we’re into obtrusive fracking ads in every image all over the place? Way to go to drive away viewers ….

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      Yeah, seriously… The ads on every image is super annoying… Doesn’t make for a good experience at all.

      • JoshGroff

        I don’t come here for the pretty pictures…

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Oh hi, good for you. It has nothing to do with “pretty pictures”. I don’t come here to have ads shoved down my throat. Unobtrusive ads I’m fine with. This, no.

          • JoshGroff

            *Looks at the right side of the page*
            *Casually mentions Chrome’s optional ad-blocker*

          • Steven Ege

            Have it….. has not been working with certain sites as it should. Supposed to be an update was the last I heard. While that is an option…. it is not fool proof sadly :-/.

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            Use it. Have DL unblocked because it was causing an issue for me on dl.com a while back, and their ads hadn’t been obtrusive up until now.

          • ddevito

            thank you – jeez all people do is b1tch it seems

          • JoshGroff

            It happens when you have a huge community, someone will always complain about something, lol.

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            Hey, stop bitching about people bitching, then.

        • Steven Ege

          While that may be, the fact that ads are now invading a site that has their own shop and advertisers…… there are now more ads here than any other Android news reporting websites. So while you do not come here for the pictures, sometimes that is what drives people in to certain areas. It is almost as annoying as videos that start when you click on a link to the page.

          Bleck

    • Steven Ege

      Agreed…. I understand making money. However even after closing these ads they come right back up. Guess I will be moving on if it continues.

    • Butters619

      I couldn’t see the Nexus4 in CW page because it was covered by an ad. Took me a second to realize what was happening.

    • David Verba

      Yep, if they don’t do something about these ads, I’m ditching Droid-Life. The news isn’t really news by the time these guys roll out of bed anymore either….

      • Chumby69

        Agreed. I know they don’t post anything until usually after 11am EST, so when I get up, I just check other sites to get my news. It sucks because I love DL, but I enjoy my morning android news too.

        • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

          Keep in mind they are US Pacific time zone, to if you’re on the east coast, our 11am is their 8am.

          DL is a great small site that’s not owned by AOL (engadget) or Gawker Media (gizmodo)… we can trust these guys, we know them by name, they break many stories and have new better prespectives on the ones broken by others.

          I agree about the ad within pictures, it is annoying. Adblock will remove them for you if that’s your thing, but we need sites like this to keep going. I have adblock and have it set to allow ads on this site, just to support them.

          • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

            I figured that was the case. I’m using adblock and don’t see a thing.

      • michael arazan

        I don’t even see them with adblock plus on chrome, but still click on the ads on the right of page sometimes when I see something relevant to me.

    • Sirx

      Gotta jump on this with you! Ads directly on the pictures is overkill. This may be the only site where I have EVER seen this done, and I waste a lot of time on the internet. Tone it down a bit, please.

    • ddevito

      I believe you can block ads in your (even mobile) browser…just sayin

    • radiohead14

      AdBlock Plus – i have no idea what these ads you guys are complaining about

    • Kane Stapler

      I have never used Adblock, but I installed it this week because of the ugly adds on DL

      • michael arazan

        use adblock plus, better than just adblock on chrome extensions, gets rid of flash ads too, I hate flash ads so much.

    • moelsen8

      yeah i’m completely sick of it already. it’s horribly. glad it’s not just me.

    • Drummer62

      ad block plus works great

  • Steven Ege

    Not excited for this phone…. have grabbed every “Flagship” phone from Google starting with the G1. At least in that I could slide an SD card in and go about my day…. now I have to worry if my work files will need to be overwritten by some apps I may want because of the 8GB memory. Fully underwhelming :-/.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000300377969 Jeremy Adams

    I just want all the real details already.

  • QQpayne

    I will wait for DL to have this in hand and give an honest review before I even consider it, and thats only if it comes to verizon.

    • Bionic

      I’m really thinking this phone won’t. I think the Galaxy Nexus 2 and motorola will have nexus for Verizon

  • Stephen

    Still would love to know the carriers…

    • JoshGroff

      GSM unlocked. >.> VZW will not be getting this particular one (maybe they’ll get a variant with an LTE chip like the current G-Nex.)

      • Stephen

        I can’t see Google releasing the next Nexus without an LTE version. Would make no sense. Especially since even the *phone even has it now….

        • JoshGroff

          This could be the low-mid tier Nexus, there are still 3 more nexus devices to come this year if I recall correctly. (N7 + this leaves 3/5, one is probably going to be the N10, leaving 2 phones TBA.)

          • mustbepbs

            2 if the Nexus Q was considered a Nexus device.

          • JoshGroff

            Hmm, could be. >.> I completely forgot it existed.

          • mustbepbs

            As have most :P

          • JoshGroff

            Let’s hope Google forgets as well so we can have 3 more Nexus devices. :)

        • Paul

          Google already said they’d allow a lot more nexus devices through a new program. This definitely won’t be the only one.

  • http://twitter.com/o0HERO0o Daniel Lands

    Complete waste if there is no LTE radios.

    • Butters619

      I couldn’t imagine going back to HSPA+ on AT&T. It’s so overcrowded and slow.

  • jak_341

    This phone doesn’t deserve the Nexus name. Nor LG. The only company that truly deserves the Nexus name is Samsung.

    • Ibrick

      Are you forgetting the Nexus One? Quite possibly one of the best phones ever. Also had top of line specs when it was released as well.
      That being said, with 16gb internal, I’ll wait and see what HTC, Sony, Sammy, and maybe Moto bring to the table. *wonders about that rumored Intel powered quad core Moto phone..*

      • moelsen8

        intel + quad core for mobile dooesn’t yet exist and hasn’t been rumored as far as I know? they’re running single-core chips with hyperthreading right now.

        • Paul

          Yeah, I doubt they are going to jump from that to some quadcore within a couple months of being in the market.

      • fixxmyhead

        slap yourself cuz that is retarded. there barely at one and ur asking for quad

        • Ibrick

          Intel did say they were working on LTE and quad core moving into 2013.. I did use the word rumored as well.

          • fixxmyhead

            companies always say these things but when it comes down to the due date they hardly deliver. maybe 2014 or 15

  • Stephen

    Still would love to know the carriers…

  • EDNYLaw

    Does it feel like things are about to become official?

    All I can say is: I hope not!

    Is Google pulling an Apple and underwhelming its fan base? Because that’s what it looks like from over here. I was hell bent, after having owned and cherished my Galaxy Nexus, on getting the new Nexus. After reading up, I’ll pass. This thing is underwhelming at best.

    • p_droid

      Not sure why people are hating so much. It’s an amazing CPU/GPU upgrade, better screen, double the RAM…what more could you need?

      • EDNYLaw

        Seriously? How about not the worst OEM? How about 32 or heaven forbid 64GB internal (even Apple sells a 64GB iPhone)? How about a removable battery? Is that enough… no? How about LTE? Did I mention LG is lackluster? Why not Samsung, HTC or Motorola? This device will be a flop, lets hope the rumors about multiple Nexus are true.

        Edit: I’ll even add, I have unlimited data and I swear if someone says “8GB is good enough because you’ve got cloud storage” I will wipe the floor with that statement. Yes, there is cloud storage, but a) what if you don’t have a great data connection; b) what if you only have 3G instead of 4G, c) you know when the radios are receiving and transmitting the phone doesn’t sleep and the radios suck down battery; or d) what about on an airplane? Now I have to carry around my phone and an mp3 player because I can’t fit music or videos on my phone? Oh, and because it’s a non-removable battery, I better hope to hell that battery lasts from NYC to LA or else I’m SOL.

        Did I answer your question?

        • Butters619

          And 8GB is actually 4GB after system stuff.

        • aye_winchell

          Is it not entirely possible that Google could be trying for an entire line of nexus devices, which would include a high end device (possibly the likes of a HTC dlx) and a mid-range phone the likes of this? I mean im not going to rushing out to get this, but if the rumors about multiple nexus devices is true then what would be the issue with a mid range phone with these specs, sure its not what i would buy, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of people won’t, especially if they are cramming all that into say a $150 subsidized phone?

          • EDNYLaw

            I could buy that statement if on any planet a “mid-range” device had a quad-core 1.5 GHz snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM, not to mention a new GPU. I hope this is Google’s idea of “mid-range” because that sets the bar quite high for a high-end device. If true, the high-end Nexus would be amazing, Google take my money now!

          • aye_winchell

            so what your saying is 2 GB of ram is enough for anyone? i kid, i kid. I realize it has some mighty fines specs, top of line even, but we were supposed to have quads by now, so all these phones with dual cores that were supposed to have quads but they couldn’t make it work with lte, so they went back to the duals. If the quads had come out on time then the specs would not look top of the line, but rather right in line with what is out there, and with limited storage, that makes them mid-range phones. In other words if the GSIII and the One X had quads in the US these would look much closer to mid-range then they appear.

          • EDNYLaw

            I agree with what you’ve said. However, non-LTE phones haven’t had quad-core up until now. Quad-core is definitely a high-end spec, but if Google wants to up the ante with quad-core, 2 GB RAM, 32-64GB internal storage, new GPU, higher resolution (maybe even 1080p), better screen, >=2500mah battery I’m game

          • aye_winchell

            and i don’t disagree with you, they (lg) it seems has build something right in the middle of high end, mid range phone, but this could be the mid range phone in the foreseeable future. Look at the specs you put on there, there is no doubt it my mind that we could see a phone with those specs (dlx, onex+) which next to the lg makes it look like, tada, a mid range phone. yes compared to what we have now, this is high end, but in another year, this will still be a competitive mid range nexus phone, that people can buy right from the play store at discount price, in a year i bet its price at least matches the gnex in the store).

          • EDNYLaw

            I agree with you. However, my GNex in comparison to this LG is close enough in CPU/RAM that I wouldn’t give up my 32GB of storage. Plus I’ve heard nothing but bad comments from developers and other sources I trust about LG in terms of their phones. I’m not a huge gamer so having a crazy fast processor/gpu but lacking in things I actually use (like storage) is a total turn off. My GNex running an AOKP variant ROM with Franco’s r283 kernel clocked at 230 mhz – 1.4 ghz and 512 mhz CORE produces phenomenal battery life (2100 mah extended battery) and the performance is off the charts. Nothing stutters or lags, it’s stable even though I’ve severely undervolted the frequencies, the color is amazing. I just look at this device as a downgrade.

          • aye_winchell

            and you should (see it as a downgrade), it most likely (given the specs) be a downgrade in anything but maybe camera and screen, my point is that this phone probably isn’t aimed at you (or me), but aimed at expanding the nexus market from just developer minded people, like you, and myself, to a more user centric customer that likely has not experienced the true joy of an unskinned, pure android phone, it will expand the nexus and android brands to more people, at that is good. For you and me, this is not the nexus we are looking for, but i would bet dollars to donuts that we will see a nexus device more to our liking from someone else, like sammy, htc or moto. and i agree, storage matter to me too, i live in montana, plenty of places without wifi or cell signal, need to be able to have stuff actually on my phone, and that wont change, ever, no matter how ubiquitous cell coverage gets, there will always be places i cant get either. Now all of this is a completely moot argument if its prices with other high end devices. I think what its selling price is will give a much better indication of where they are going with the nexus brand. If this is a “high-end” device, then it appears that they are pushing on board storage out in favor of cloud (which i wouldn’t like), but this could also just be lg and not google, or am i wrong on that, i am sure google is trying to influence them to push there cloud services but i dont think they have required it as of yet and this is more lg just trying to keep costs as low as possible to spread sales to other markets other then the high-end.

          • EDNYLaw

            Man, I thought I get crappy service sometimes on VZW in Long Island, NY. I can’t imagine Montana. But yes, I agree with what you have said and I really hope that Sammy or Moto comes out with a Nexus that will blow us all away. Check out the articles I’ve written on aosp.us. I went into my speculations regarding Google’s branding and marketing of its Nexus line. I really think they’re trying to become their own brand like Apple with iPhone. They like everyone using Google products, but they don’t like OEMs screwing with aosp. All we can hope is Google knows what they’re doing and doesn’t disappoint its true (hardcore) fan base.

        • ddevito

          Have you given any thought that this year’s nexus won’t be geared towards “us”? Perhaps the 8GB storage is a clue. There have been rumors that Google is going to start marketing the Nexus line (as an indication to its OEM,s which is what the real nexus program was all about) to the mid-level and lower end markets.

          • EDNYLaw

            Yes, I’ve thought about this a great deal. Perhaps you’d be interested in reading several articles I’ve written for aosp.us or on my blog jasonklimek.webs.com. I think it’s great if they want to mass market the Nexus brand (which is what I think they’re doing). But let’s not forget, we (people who visit this site) are a huge influencing demographic when it comes to which devices non-tech folk buy. I get consulted all the time about which device to buy because I know all the ins and outs. I never recommend an iPhone unless you’re slightly retarded or ancient. I don’t particularly care for HTC because of prior experiences so I recommend Samsung or Motorola because I’ve used both and have been relatively happy. The average consumer doesn’t care about locked bootloaders so that’s a moot point when discussing moto devices. My point is, if this is the only offering from Google, they’re alienating their base. If this is a mid-range device designed to appease and appeal to the masses, great, where’s my high-end device?

        • Shaunwin

          The truth and nothing but the truth! I don’t understand how anyone can disagree to this, or at least understand. And how do manufacturers not get this, oh yeah $.

          The cloud storage was originally intended to be for backup. Backup! It is great for backing up and for the small office files when you are away, not for music and videos. And when I no longer have unlimited data, because I know that day will come no matter what I do, who is going to pay the bill for all that cloud storage.

          Google the time has come. You do not need to STOP take cues from crapple. Stop trying to make things for the sheep and start leading those sheep away from the tricks and smoke. Google be the leader like we all know you can be.

      • Butters619

        The lack of LTE and small internal storage is a big killer to me. So what if I have the fastest CPU/GPU on the planet (exaggeration), that doesn’t do me any good if I can only put one game on my phone and have to constantly buffer streaming content.

        If you want me st use the cloud, then at least give me an LTE connection.

    • ddevito

      Then don’t buy it, wait for the next one next year (if there won’t be more to come this year). It seems all people are complaining about is the small storage – just wait and see. Otherwise wait until next year like normal people.

      • EDNYLaw

        Did you miss where I said “After reading up, I’ll pass.” Literacy, it’s important.

        • ddevito

          They’re not making this phone for people like you and me. It’s going to be targeted to mid-level and lower markets. Just sayin…wait and see

  • oaxican509

    What does this ALL Mean!?!?!?!?!?

    • JoshGroff

      Double Rainbow.

  • MikeCiggy

    It feels like im no longer interested because it wont be coming to my carrier :(