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White Nexus 4 Shows Up at Google I/O, Android 4.3 Rumored for June 10


Hey, the white Nexus 4 for the third time in a week! Though this time it hits a little closer to home as it was obtained by our buddy Taylor from Android and Me while at Google I/O this week. According to his sources, this white model will be available from Google Play on June 10 and is exactly the same as the black version (same storage, and no LTE) only it comes in…white. 

Along with his new mobile addition, he is reporting that Android 4.3 will launch on June 10 as well. The update is expected to be minor, which may be the reason it wasn’t front and center at I/O this week. As one would expect, the update will hit all Nexus devices shortly after it is released.

Who is ready to pick up the white N4?

Via:  Android and Me

  • rotarded7

    they are expecting me to buy the nexus now just because its a different color? not even a single upgrade? yeah ima pass

  • I don’t like white phones at all, but hell, why not giving white phones a white front-side too? There are so little androidphone creating companies that manage to design a white front on their phones (e.g Samsung, HTC Sensation XL). What up with this “nah, we thought to keep it half baked” designs?
    As for me I love my black nexus and won’t change if not for a 32GB version. LTE isnt useable over here anyway so keep that out of phones =P (jke, but i personally dont need it)

  • superior looking, yes, superior functionality…..not even close

  • I know I’m pushing it… But I was reeeally hoping for a price drop on the N4… I know it’s cheap already, but it IS last year’s tech.

  • bobbyg

    “As one would expect, the update will hit all Nexus devices shortly after it is released”
    Verizon begs to differ

  • Sexy !

  • LG & Google had the perfect chance to make alot of money on this or even a revamped Nexus 4 if they had put a LTE chip in it but again passed on it. WAY TO GO. Won’t be getting my money.

  • Jesse S.

    If is not on verizon …useless phone.. gnex all the way

  • VZWIndirect

    Any chance white glass is less susceptible to spontaneous, unexplained, “not our fault”, not covered by warranty, “you must have dropped it”, “should have had it in a case (I did…the Body Glove one), breakage around the speaker opening?

    If so, I’m in….right after my replacement glass gets here, and I can sell my black one.

  • Well not all nexus devices I’m sure my VZW galaxy nexus won’t see it until late 2013/early 2014 if at all

    • Daniel Clifford

      Its called Root and ROM. Shiny is the way to go.

  • Nick Flores

    Who will get the white one? Not I said the rooster

  • Will it have CDMA?!?!?!?!?

    • Eric Richardson

      Why would you ruin a device with a CDMA radio?

  • Chris

    looks even more girly then before!

  • Amp


    I wanna feel like the fact that this is the third time we’re hearing about OH SNAP THIS PHONE IS COMING OUT IN A NEW COLOR in a week means “Hey, slow news week guys.”

    But then oh wait, Google I/O.

  • feztheforeigner

    Wait a sec, this is at IO?!

    Where do we pick these up?? All I got was my fancy Pixel

  • I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that VZW won’t be participating with this either. Damn their superior coverage!

  • Klone

    Sucks this phone will only be good for 5months until the announce the next Nexus device and release it in December. If they go by last years release date.

  • I thought Nexus 4 LTE works on T-Mobile’s bands. Is that not true?

    • Taylor Levesque

      Yes and No, depends on what software you are running. On the original release it was but they patched it on a later update. If you are rooted and running custom software you can flash this older radio and still get LTE

  • I’m curious what gives this report any validity. It’s very un-Google to have someone in the know provide such a definitive timeline for the next iteration of Android. I’m about to sit in on the fireside chat, so maybe they’ll confirm/deny it there? I just have my doubts that they stumbled upon it and someone provided all of the information…

  • kane

    Google puts out 10 new versions of Chrome browser ever week but no Android update? Are we going to have tons of Jelly Bean revisions like Gingerbread?

  • It’s more about competing with the iPhone. Personally I like my black nexus with the white rearth case. Two tone looks hot.

  • PigHeaded

    Is that a bar of soap he’s holding?

  • Kenny Larson

    I’m not so hot on white phones in general. Makes me think of cheap PVC piping.

  • Jon Lambert

    The question is, when we say “all Nexuses” do we mean “all except the Galaxy Nexus because Nexuses are historically dropped after two major updates?”

  • Inquizitor

    1. As usual, not a fan of white phones.

    2. Never, ever believe rumors posted by Android and Me. Taylor Wimberly is a straight-up liar.



    The only ones worse are BoyGeniusReport

  • Ryan Powell

    Wouldn’t a new white version have those little nubs they added to the N4 to protect the glass backing? I have yet to see them on any of the leaked images. Having a hard time believing this is truly coming without seeing those.

    • Kevin Olson

      They are there. You can just barely make them out in the picture.

  • samari711

    Any sign of the Xphone?

    • Nick Klenchik

      Come again?

    • John


  • coolsilver

    “Who is ready to pick up the white N4?”


  • Warwick

    Google why no white front???

    • joejoe5709

      I couldn’t find a photo of the front, but just for reference that’s exactly what they did with the Gnex. White back, black front.

      • Weber


  • Eric Ramos

    Does anyone but me think the nexus 4 is too wide?? I loved my GNEX and I wanted to get this phone but when I looked at one at T-mobile it felt too wide, not to mention the fragile glass back, so I decided against getting it.

    • JMonkeYJ

      it has a 15:9 screen ratio rather than the 16:9 of the Gnex, so you’re right, it’s wider. but personally i don’t really notice it.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I actually would like a white one. Or a cyan one. Whatever color, just put it on VZW master google!

  • I-Troll-U

    Flash frame on that thing looks a bit crooked.

  • justincase_2008

    Hope 4.3 fixes all the bluetooth issues.

    • Flyinion

      Man I hope so, 4.2 really screwed BT up.

      • kane

        Things were better in 4.2 at least they are in AOKP

        • Flyinion

          I’m running AOKP, the latest milestone, and many of the 4.2 builds before the milestone. No BT is not better than in 4.1.x. No meta data to my radio in my vehicle, and very often BT will not reconnect if I turn the vehicle off, go into a store, come back out and turn the vehicle back on. Never had that problem ever on 4.1.x. I’ve had that problem and the metadata problem on both CM 10.1 M3 and all of the AOKP 4.2 builds/releases. From what I understand from various forums, the underlying problem is a change in AOSP to an older revision of the BT stack.

          • I have downgraded from 4.2 to 4.1 just to get Bluetooth with AVRCP 1.3. Google continues to stonewall us on this issue.

          • you are probably getting AVRCP with the next api….probably June 10th with 4.3.

    • Eric Richardson

      It’s an entirely new BT stack, I believe. Including BLE, which will be nice to finally have.

  • Brandon Lang

    If the white one had a white face instead of the half&half I’d be all over it

  • Kevin Olson

    The white N4 looks terrible…

    Only interested in finding out if the S4 will be available in “Black Mist” on June 26th…

  • ßen Murphy

    Once you go black…

  • Eric

    Can’t believe it took this long to introduce a white version with no hardware upgrade. Still a good smartphone for the price and a pure Android experience.

    • shooter50

      and no lte, replaceable battery or SD card slot. Yuu get what you pay for

      • MattH818

        Sounds like all that’s worth an extra $300 to you then. Not to me, I’ll stick with the N4.

        • Yeah stick to something that does the basic needs.

          We’ll stick to our advanced needs.

          • MattH818

            If your ‘advanced needs’ mean you have an extra $300 in disposable income laying around to get the S4 GE, then go for it. But for me, the N4 is a perfectly awesome smartphone. I can think of a lot of things I can buy with that extra $300. I’ll take gas for my car over LTE thank you.

          • Get a motorcycle. Pay for gas once a month. Some of us need the coverage and speed.

          • MattH818

            Good for you. Have fun paying for it.

      • T-mobile HSPA + is faster than Verizon LTE in my area
        I can’t tell you the last time i needed to replace/pull my battery (and i am a ROM flasher)
        single storage location is what i WANT. not messing with SD cards is perfectly fine with me.

        See, we all have different needs and wants.

  • Eh, I’ll probably get it and switch the sim from my black one when I feel like a change of pace.

  • Tyler

    All nexus devices you say… Intriguing.

    • EC8CH

      *Excludes Verizon Galaxy Nexus

      there… I fixed it.

      • Blue Sun

        I was about to type the same thing… Kudos to you.

  • Tim242

    You call it superior, I call it less functional.

  • Tim242

    Only because it’s not all white.

  • snowblind64

    How about a 2nd gen Nexus 7! That’s what I’m waiting for.

    • elplebe

      i can only wish!

  • Damian

    They still should have given this a shout out. Would have been nice to make it official at their Biggest Event of the Year!!