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Nexus 4 Price Drops by $100 for Both 8GB and 16GB Variants, Now $199 and $249

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I don’t know what’s going on, but Google just dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 for both 8GB and 16GB models. So yes, you can get a brand new off-contract phone for either $199 or $249, respectively. As you can see from the screenshot at the top of this post, the Play store listing for the 16GB model mentions that the change was made purposefully. Holy deal.

Does it mean that the new Nexus is on the way? Are they clearing inventory for something else? Is it a temporary change? I’m not sure I care as my mind is still wrapping itself around a really incredible phone being sold off-contract for the same price that you see most phones selling for on-contract. Sure, it doesn’t have LTE, but HSPA+ is plenty fast in most situations. It’s also a Nexus.

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Cheers Dean, John, Evan, and David!

  • Mohammed

    One of the best news to hear so far

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  • Andy

    do these work on verizon?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      No, they are only usable on AT&T, T-Mobile, and GSM-based prepaid/regional carriers in the US.

  • enigmaco

    Just sold mine for $300 good timing

  • NexusMan

    Don’t prices of phones always drop before something newer and better comes out? We should be about a month away from the next Nexus announcement and we should be seeing the Moto X added to the Play Store soon. The Nexus 4 with it’s 3G data and glass back is nearing EOL.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I doubt it is nearing EoL. That usually indicates that it will no longer be supported by future software updates, which is highly unlikely.

      However, considering that last year they stopped selling the Galaxy Nexus as soon as the Nexus 4 was available, I’d say it is likely that the next Nexus device is coming within 6-8 weeks. The fact that we know nothing about it yet just makes it more intriguing.

      Viva la Nexus! Let the hypebeasting begin in earnest :-)

    • Steve B

      The new Nexus 4 or 5 (whatever they decide to call it) should start leaking like crazy any day now.

  • sreggie101

    too bad i bought the nexus 4 on aug 10…so much for that 15 day price adjustment…fml.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      It doesn’t hurt to call and ask. It’s asking a lot to swallow a $100 drop when you are only 2 days past the window.

      • sreggie101

        yea prolly right. ill give it a shot after work.

  • master94

    Life just keeps getting better and better. Woo Google Nexus 4 FTW

  • WickedToby741

    This was the breaking point for me Verizon contract ends September 8th and I was already considering AT&T. This sealed the deal. I’ve got a 16 GB model on its way now. GoPhone here I come. The best part is if it doesn’t work out I’m not tied to a long term contract.

    • Jim Davis

      My Verizon contract is up in January. I’m planning on getting whatever Nexus is on the play store and switching to GoPhone as well.

  • Kenneth Blair

    There are new hybrid radios on XDA for the N4. Long Live N4 LTE! :)

  • Kizaru Hiruko

    If only T-Mobile and AT&T didn’t suck in my area. However, it’ll make for a great birthday gift to my mom!

  • John Clausen

    It’s too bad this phone doesn’t work on Verizon. I’d get an 8gb just for the hell of it.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    Can anyone buy it for me outside of India at that price and ship to me here? I am ready to pay a little extra for your efforts… please?

    • Higher_Ground

      @daeshaungriffiths:disqus said he was looking to sell his above (used I would assume)

  • CaptainHowdy13

    It is still a pretty beast phone, right? I still have till March on VZW contract though.

    • Maxim∑

      yeah future proof for another 2 years mainly thanks to the 2GB of RAM

    • JoshGroff

      I’m on contract until march as well, but I already made the switch to T-mobile. Waiting until this weekend to ETF, since you have to pay the full month anyway, might as well run it to the end.

  • Larry Bublitz

    Wife just ordered one… such a deal! (although this price break just launched a big fat torpedo at selling current Nexus 4 right before Nexus 5 lol)

  • Stephen Melley

    I wish I could ditch my Verizon GS3 for this.

    • hkklife

      I would be content to just be able to affordable ditch my VZW GS3 for VZW GS4.

      The build quality of the GS3 , along with the radios and battery life, are just unacceptably horrible.

    • Droidzilla

      Why can’t you?

  • Derek L.

    What is going on here, Google? This is absolutely crazy talk for that price!

  • Brady KEITH

    http://allthingsd.com/20130827/teardown-reveals-googles-moto-x-costs-221-to-build/

    clearing inventory for a reasonably priced moto neXus? X’s specs seem about right for a nexus device.

    • Tim242

      The X’s specs are not even as good as the N4.

      • jaybar

        we can stop beating the dead horse of on-paper specs

        • Tim242

          I think on paper specs are relevant to the claim that the X’s specs are about right for the next gen Nexus, when it doesn’t even match the last.

          • jaybar

            well if moto is wanting to move away from high end hardware specs and focus on providing an equivalent user experience (which makes complete sense nowadays) I don’t see a problem with the specs not necessarily appearing to best older phones.

          • Tim242

            That may be true for Moto, but Google dictates Nexus specs.

          • jaybar

            …and who owns Motorola? But really, I would be incredibly surprised if Moto is making a nexus coming out this fall. Next year or after? Definitely a possibility, but this year? Probably not.

          • Tim242

            Speaking of on paper, Google only owns them on paper. They have said many times that Moto operates as its own company.

          • jaybar

            with strong influence from Google. They wouldn’t put “A Google Company” in their logo just for kicks.

          • Tim242

            I’ve had crappy HTC phones that came inscribed “with Google.”. They had zero influence from Google. I’m not sure why you are arguing. You are stating opinion. I’m stating facts spoken from Google.

          • jaybar

            that is completely different

          • George264

            Have you not seen how the front of the Moto X looks so much like the front of the GN/N4
            It’s been influenced by Google. And Moto went to Google for approval. Google employees even joined Motorola. They are very much influenced.

          • Tim242

            Moto has been using the same close to stock UI for a while now. As far as the front of the phone being Nexus like, it’s also GS4 like in some ways. With phones being mostly display on the front with minimal bezel, they are starting to all look similar. Google has said many times that Moto is its own entity. I trust what they say more than people in the comments that like to argue and bicker.

          • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

            I have to disagree with you man. They are running as two separate entities but there is DEFINITELY influence from Google at Motorola.
            Do you think Motorola would make such a risky move such as manufacturing in the US without the financial backing of a company as large as Google? Never.
            There is a Google program to convert from a Google employee to Motorola, and there are tons of employees that made the switch.
            As for Moto’s UI? Definitely changed since being “A Google Company”. They were “close to stock” but never as vanilla as they are now.

          • Tim242

            This whole influence debate is irrelevant to my original point. My point was that if Moto makes a Nexus, it would be dictated by Google, because it’s a Nexus. Moto isn’t going to throw a Moto X out, and call it a Nexus. I went on to say that Google did not dictate the Moto X. It is running the exact same stock to non stock ratio as phones released a year ago. I work in a cell phone store , and had to sit through training with a Moto rep.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I think where most are getting tripped up is the claim that the Moto X’s spec aren’t as good as the Nexus 4, when the truth is that they are roughly equal. Even in benchmarks it is equal to or greater than the Nexus 4 in all but heavily multithreaded CPU benchmarks, where it obviously has a disadvantage.

            In use, I doubt you would ever be able to tell the difference between using a Nexus 4 and a Moto X. Web pages would render faster on the Moto X, but that’s about it. Both are completely butter smooth without a hint of lag anywhere in the system.

            If a variant of the Moto X was released as the next Nexus, I doubt anyone would complain. It is a great device, and I don’t think anyone has ever denied that except those who were dead-set against it in the first place.

          • guesswhat

            ya moto is not making the nexus, I dont think they will do for next 3-4 years atleast, china has a lock on Google for antitrust stuff ..But I do have a feeling that nexus dropped in price because moo x is going to land in playstore soon, in couple of weeks.

          • Kenton Douglas

            what antitrust?

          • gueswhat

            china had a clause when they approved motorola acquisition, That google will in no way help moto by providing android source code before other OEMS for at least 5 years, Its been ~1 year since acquisition so dont expect a nexus device from moto anytime soon, Moto has to battle with googles/android’s nexus program and ofcourse with others oems to stay afloat with one arm tied and only 4000 employes

          • Kenton Douglas

            But what if they launch a GPE version of the Moto X to go alongside the offerings from Samsung, HTC, etc .. ???

          • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

            Just because Motorola makes a Nexus doesn’t mean it has access to AOSP source code before other manufacturers

          • Tim242

            Do you know what a Nexus is?

          • Brady KEITH

            ^ valid point.

          • DainLaguna

            Well the GPU is technically better. Its an under clocked 600 CPU.

            Both the n4 and x have great processors. But I’ve yet to find any task that requires those 2 extra GPU cores

      • guesswhat

        its better device than N4, including specs!

        • Liderc

          No..

          • guesswhat

            yes!

        • hkklife

          I hate comparing Apples to Orange, but…
          Yes, the X is a better-designed device overall (materials, formfactor, feel, durability, styling, new camera app is nifty)

          Yes, the X has better specs in some key areas (newer SoC design, slightly better GPU, battery life optimizations, 32GB version available as well as LTE and the usual Moto RF performance)

          Better device overall, no, and certainly not at nearly 2x the cost (inferior or at least less consistent camera, smaller and worse quality screen, still not convinced that the X8 architecture is future-proof)
          I know Moto’s got to make a profit but after seeing the recent teardown, whacking $100 off the non-subsidized price would make the X a much more compelling device. Now, a 4.7″, 32GB optional,LTE-equipped X variant as the next Nexus, appropriately priced relatives to the launch price ($399?) of N4 last year would make a superb next Nexus

    • hkklife

      With these prices, Google just put a stake through the heart of the Moto X for all intents and purposea, at least in its unlocked and/or off-contract form. Unless you are a power user who absolutely needs 32GB and LTE or MotoMaker, there is simply no reason to go with the X over the discounted N4. And, I’d argue that a power user would be more likely to go with a GPE S4 or One over the X when you get into that big $ price range.

      Even with tax and shipping, these new N4 prices seem almost too good to be true….which probably indicates that it’s in no way sustainable and will last only until they liquidate existing stocks or the N5 is released. But on the other hand, I would not completely discount Google abandoning Nexus phones due to pressure from carriers and other handset manufacturers and make ”Nexus” a tablet designation only in the near future.

      At any rate, IF I was a GSM user I would buy one of these immediately.

      • Droidzilla

        The X is for on contract people, and the N4 is for those of us who have gone off contract. Hardly anyone getting into a new contract with AT&T is going to buy an unlocked Nexus 4 (why would they?), so they’ll get a subsidised Moto X. People on Verizon can’t even get a Nexus 4, and so many are locked into the subsidised mindset anyway so Moto X it is again. Two different phones for two different markets.

  • Kevin Guinn

    I’ve been sitting here for an hour now placing orders for this and canceling them. In one hand, I’d love to spend the cheaper price for this and return my Moto x (Paid full retail) but in the other hand, I love the moto X so much more than I loved the N4 when I got it last year.

  • guesswhat

    May be moto x is dropping by on play store for 2999

    • guesswhat

      299$*

    • Brady KEITH

      X only costs $221 to build (per allthingsd). would be cool!

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        There is a ton more that needs to be covered to be profitable. They would need to sell it at $349 bare-minimum just to cover the R&D costs, let alone shipping, distribution, marketing, management, planning, etc. Selling it under ~$450 is probably selling at a loss until the economies of scale catch up and it the overhead cost is completely covered.

        • Warwick

          A lot of people don’t realize there is more than just building the phone :/

    • Maxim∑

      2,999$ thats a lot of tax :)

  • interstellarmind

    SOLID DEAL. Love my Nexus 4!!!

  • Lugnuts McGruff

    Fook Mi that was fast!

  • mcdonsco

    Is there ever going to be a nexus 5?

    • Kenton Douglas

      Valid point. The way the rumour mill works everyone is now convinced there’ll be a Nexus 5 – just like everyone was sure that the Moto X was going to be very cheap – “$199 off contract” :) I think there’s at least a 50% chance we won’t see a Nexus 4 r2 or 5, and they’ll just go with GPE devices from Moto, Sammy, HTC etc. They key will be pricing on the GPE Moto X.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        An excellent point. However, Google has already said that the Nexus line will continue for the foreseeable future, so I would absolutely expect a new Nexus phone each year for at least the next few years. GPE phones are nice, but they are not what Nexus was created for: a hardware baseline that is the basis for AOSP software.
        However, I wouldn’t look for anything spectacular from the Moto X on the Play store. It will probably just be the North American dev edition, maybe with a different engraving, and priced ~$500-$550. Remember that the Moto X is Motorola’s flagship device, and in the current smartphone market, pricing heavily affects a device’s perceived value. Also, if it is too far below the carrier price, then they may make unhappy some very powerful companies, a move that would put them in a very uncomfortable position.

        • Kenton Douglas

          Maybe, maybe not. Yes, the Nexus line will continue, but I’ve always viewed the 7 as the key device in that range.
          Who’s going to make the new Nexus phone then? Also, will it be anywhere near the $350 price point of the current model at launch?

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            There is no reason for them not to make a Nexus phone. The partner company has been rumored as both LG and Motorola, depending on who you ask. As for pricing, considering that the Nexus 4 original BoM was likely in the $200 range, then it is very likely that nearly any manufacturer could hit that BoM target, so it could easily sell for $299-$349.

            The Nexus line is and always will be their baseline hardware to show off AOSP in different use cases, namely phone, small tablet, and large tablet. That gives developers a solid target for their apps without a bunch of OEM tweaks and clutter getting in the way.

          • Kenton Douglas

            So then we’d be looking at a Nexus X from Motorola, or a 4 r2 from LG (maybe the same CPU as the new 7 with LTE) at around $350? If so, either would make a nice Nexus phone.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            That would be my guess. The name will probably be Nexus 5, since it would be completely fitting. 5th Nexus phone, Android 5.0, 5 yr anniversary of Android, and a 5″ screen. It would all be very fitting.
            Personally, I’m hoping for a Motorola Nexus that is essentially between the Ultra and Maxx in battery with the X design envelope (the teardrop shape would require a smaller battery than the Maxx, but a stepped battery would be larger than the Ultra).
            For LG, it would probably be a 5″ version of the G2 with buttons on the sides, and maybe a drop to a 600 for further cost savings. It could be Nexus 4-sized without the glass back considering how much they’ve shrunk bezels lately.

          • Kenton Douglas

            Yep, a 5″ X would be nice. But there again the specs would be interesting since the X/Ultra/Maxx are all dual core and 720p. Not an issue for me, but you know what perception is like.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Everyone has said that the price of the X is what kills it for them. If an X-like device were priced at $350, people would go nuts. Even $400 would likely sell well. They’d also be even more pissed about the Moto X being $579, but that’s a different story entirely. I am still very interested to see what the dev edition prices are, though I have no illusions they would be significantly less than the carrier-branded versions. Maybe $579 for the 32GB instead of $629? That wouldn’t be too bad of a deal considering they won’t be available for customization anytime soon, if ever (the “specialized look” leads me to believe that they aren’t going to be customizable at all, only the carrier versions).

          • Kenton Douglas

            Agreed. Anything in the $3-450 range should do well. I think it’s possible.

  • Bassdj

    Why is this not on Verizon?!?!?!

    • bkosh84

      Because Verizon screwed their chances of ever working with Google again when they eff’d up the GNex Launch and subsequent support.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Damn. Its time for this nexus 4 to go.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      so if anyone is interested in MY n4, just let me know…

      • Maxim∑

        pretty sure they will just buy it new for 199$…

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          $170 for 16gb? Idk dude. I can try.

          • Maxim∑

            alright never mind that’s pretty good :0

  • THREEPAH

    Sweet, looks like I’ll be buying a new one instead of spending the money on a new LCD and digitizer. $50 more for a brand new phone? Yup.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    I wonder how much longer until the Nexus 10 drops $100?

    • IcerC

      Just dropped $150 through a trusted ebay seller. I doubt they have teh same stock as n4′s

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  • Patrick Dough

    T-Mobile $30 plan ($360/year) + $250 phone …tempting for the price of a new unsubsidized phone on Verizon

    • WickedToby741

      T-Mobile just can’t do it in the coverage department for me, but I did order one and I’ll be taking it to AT&T’s GoPhone service. $60/mo buys you unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 2 GB of data. It’s not perfect, but my data usage is under 2 GB and AT&T coverage will work much better for me than T-Mobile’s. Plus no long term contract just like T-Mobile.

      • NexusPhan69

        How can you say T-Mobile coverage can’t do it for you but ATT does when T-Mobile allows free ATT 3G roaming?

        • Fresh360

          WAIT! What? I never heard of this (I haven’t heard of a lot of things though)…This changes everything, is the transition between signals seamless? Or will calls drop then reconnect on the more powerful network?

          • NexusPhan69

            Its free data roaming too. It will drop the call as it switches then you have to call back.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Because AT&T roaming is only available in certain areas, and your speeds are heavily capped. GoPhone gets you onto AT&Ts 4G LTE network nationwide without any speed caps.
          In a similar situation, I decided that as much as I detest Verizon, their coverage is worth the ~$15/mo I pay them over switching to T-Mobile. As always, YMMV.

          • NexusPhan69

            $15?! Mine was $150 a month is savings. What on earth plan are you looking at? Even time I’ve dropped a T-Mobile Signal it popped right over to ATT 3G. Nexus 4 isn’t LTE so I would know/care about the LTE. But yes, you are correct that it is capped to like 50MB a month. Which is plenty as long as your home/office has good T-Mobile reception. It’s just for the occasional trip to the boonies.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I’m grandfathered into unlimited data, and have a discount on top of that. So, my base bill is ~$135 with enough texts and voice minutes to easily cover what I use in a month, while 2 unlimited lines on T-Mobile are $120. Once GVoice is fully integrated with Hangouts, I’m going to be moving to that for texting, which will drop my bill even further, and actually make Verizon the cheaper option. I count myself extremely extremely lucky.

          • NexusPhan69

            Your Verizon bill won’t ever go down because you can’t ever change it and keep unlimited data, you know that. But ya, for your situation you’re sitting pretty.
            Don’t move. He can’t see you if you don’t move.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Lol. I can add/remove extra features like text messaging, insurance and detailed billing without it affecting anything else, as I’ve done that wince they ended unlimited data upgrades last year (moved from unlimited messaging to the $10/mo one).

            But, yeah, I’m trying to keep a low profile. I only call Verizon when I absolutely need to, and at the end of each call I have them verify that no changes were made to my account lol.

          • NexusPhan69

            I’m honestly stunned that Verizon lets you change anything without losing unlimited data. I figured they would make your life as difficult as possible to change anything.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            If it is completely unrelated to the base plan or data service, they have no justifiable reason to disallow changes. Not that they need a reason other than “because”, but their policies really aren’t that restrictive from what I’ve seen.
            However, should they ever try to cut my unlimited data, either by eliminating it completely (I know they will eventually, likely mid-late next year), or by not allowing any changes at all without it “upgrading” my account, then I can be on T-Mobile within a few hours and drop them like a sack of potatoes.

          • KleenDroid

            Verizon doesnt care if we keep our unlimited. We just can’t get subsidized phones… That’s all.

            Actually they love us because we pay full price for our phones. I have 5 lines on unlimited and recently purchased 2 S4s full retail and will buy another phone or two before long.

            I don’t understand why people think Verizon is so concerned about the very few of us unlimited users left. Most people are not willing to pay full price for their phones.

          • duke69111

            I’m sorry but what is capped at 50mb per month? Just curious.

          • NexusPhan69

            Data roaming per month.

          • duke69111

            Is that just on the prepaid plan?

          • NexusPhan69

            Nope.

          • duke69111

            Edit: It looks like the unlimted 4g plan is also caped at 50mb. http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3299#jive_content_id_How_much_data_can_I_use_each_month_while_roaming_domestically

            How does off network data roaming work on their unlimited plan they offer now. I’m considering switching in December to their unlimited everything plan. That would be good to know as a lot of the area around me is off network it looks like from their map.

          • NexusPhan69

            If you are in an area without T-Mobile reception but has ATT reception the phone automatically switches over to 3G (no 4G) and allows unlimited talk and text and the first 50MB/month for free running on the ATT network.

          • duke69111

            Wow that sucks. 50mb’s is nothing. Something to consider I guess.

            Thanks.

        • Dan

          ? My gnex wouldn’t roam on ATT 3G when I had T-mobile…

          • NexusPhan69

            Did you have the data roaming check-box selected? Because my Nexus 4 has no problems. It also may be area dependent but I’m not sure as I’ve never had an issue.

      • TheBoatIsBack

        $30 plan is no more. It has been retired, even if you bring your own phone.

    • Butters619

      Which plan is $30? (Serious question)

      • DCX

        If you go on the Prepaid section of T-Mobile’s website, you can find the $30 plan, with 100 minutes, unlimited text and data (5Gigs at 4G). I have that plan too, quite useful!

        • anezarati

          is there a way to track the minutes you used, through an app or something? i have straight talk right now and obviously they dont offer a lot of tracking details. i dont talk on the phone that much, but even 100 minutes seems kind of low.

          • NexusPhan69

            Dial #MIN#
            It does include unlimited free Wi-Fi calling on certain phones but, who calls anyone anymore? I used 42 minutes last month.

          • meijin3

            I do :(
            Does the Nexus 4 get free Wi-Fi calling? How do you call using Wi-Fi?

          • NexusPhan69

            Nexus 4, unfortunately, does not. But the phones that do, when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, it automatically uses VOIP when you place a call. You don’t notice any difference other than higher quality audio.

          • meijin3

            I see. Thanks for the info!

          • turdbogls

            check into talkatone. works well, you get your own number. i usually use this when i am calling businesses (for complaints,hours,reservations, to go orders ect) usually saves me 30-40 minutes a month at least. quality isn’t that great on the free version, but it gets the job done.

    • Maxim∑

      I am on that plan with that phone. Coverage is very good but I am in VA

    • thomas

      That $30/month plan ended up costing me at least $60/month while I had it because 100 minutes just is not enough for me. Currently, I’m on their $50/month unlimited everything with 850mb of 4g.

  • Phil Hyde

    I really love my Nexus 4. I also have an HTC One, but the Nexus keeps calling me back.

  • Steven Berger

    If only the phone was for Verizon!

  • Tyrus

    no verizon lte, no thanks

    • Maxim∑

      I get 15-20Mbps DL and 2.1MB up on tmobile’s HSPA+ network

  • Guest

    Nexus 5 confirmed. While we’re at it. Half Life 3 confirmed.

    • Maxim∑

      Nexus 4 drops $100 in price, $100 has the number 1 in it, 4 – 1 = 3
      HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED

      • Wataheck

        Half life of Carbon 14 (4-1=3) is 5730 years … 5+7+3+0 = 15, 15=3×5

        Half Life 3 and Nexus 5 confirmend

  • Godzilla

    Nexus 5 incoming. T minus 6 weeks

    • Vaporware

      Not even close.

      • Godzilla

        October is Nexus month. Everyone knows that.

        • Tyler Durden

          Little early to price drop though. I wonder if they are negative when selling it at this price.

        • Vaporware

          1. Nexus 7 was released July 26th. Release dates are always fluid.
          2. There won’t be a Nexus 5.

          • Godzilla

            The hell are you smoking?

          • Vaporware

            You said October was Nexus Month which would infer that all Nexus devices are released in October. I was pointing out that new Nexus 7 was released in July making your statement false. I also said there won’t be a Nexus 5. The next Nexus smartphone will also be called Nexus 4.

            Understand better now?

          • Tyler Durden

            The Nexus 7 is different. The Nexus 4 came out in November. Lay off the dope and stick to the green.

          • Godzilla

            Lose the attitude. And we’ll see if you’re right.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            When people talk “NEXUS” they are usually talking Phone. October /November is Nexus month.

          • AxemRed

            The last two Nexus phones were released in November, but they were announced in October. Maybe that’s what he means.

          • Tim242

            The Galaxy Nexus released everywhere, but the US, in October.

          • Tim242

            Nexus 4 was named by it’s gen. They did not name it by screen size. You are a moron for thinking that.

          • Vaporware

            Wow. Just wow. You are a complete dumbass. The current Nexus devices are named based on their screen size not the generation of the product. Hence the reason why the new Nexus 7 has the same name. The Nexus devices have NEVER been named based on generation. That’s why there was not a Nexus 2 or 3. They were called the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. Seriously, can you be any more ignorant?

          • Tim242

            Only the tablets are named by display size. The reason? The tablet screen sizes don’t change. Nexus phone screens have been 3.7, 4, 4.65, and 4.7. Only an idiot would think that they’d name a phone with a 4.7″ screen, as if it were only 4. The Nexus 4 was originally to be named Optimus Nexus, but they changed it. They named it instead by it’s gen number. I guess you missed those articles. You also said that no Nexus phone had ever been named by gen, there has never been one named by screen size either. You will see soon enough.

          • Karma

            Come on its an act right? You can’t be this stupid. You have to pulling our collective chains. If the next Nexus (if there is a next Nexus) is called the Nexus 5 it will be because the screen is 5+ inches and not because its the fifth generation. Many “insiders” (including @evleaks who has been pretty spot on with info) believe that the next Nexus will remain in the Nexus 4 family. A Nexus 4 v2 if you will. Either way, time will tell.

          • Tim242

            There have been many tablets named by screen size: Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 10, Note 7, Note 7.7, Note 8.0, to name a few. There has never been a single phone named by screen size…NOT ONE! I can’t believe there are a few people on DL that think the 4.7″ N4 was named by it’s screen size, despite the fact that it’s not 4″. There have been 4 Nexus phones. Two of them were named by gen, the other two variants of a Galaxy. The N4 was originally to be called Optimus Nexus, but was changed. There were articles at thetime discussing iit. Even if you dismiss everything I’ve said thus far, ask yourself this question. What makes more logical sense? A nexus 4 with a 4.7″ display named by 4″display size, or by being the 4th Nexus?

          • Greyhame

            So you actually think the 7th generation nexus phone will be called the Nexus 7?? That shoots down your entire argument, because there’s no way they would do that. If the next nexus is named Nexus 5, it will be because its screen is at least 5″.

          • Tim242

            It does not shoot down my “argument.”. They will probably go back to names by then. What if the next Nexus has the same 4.7″ display and it’s called the Nexus 5? Then what? Are you going to say they rounded down last time, but up this time? You are just assuming the next Nexus will be 5″. You have no clue what they are doing next.

          • Greyhame

            No one has a clue what they’re doing next. I clearly stated my thoughts though. If they call it a Nexus 5, it will be because it has a screen size of AT LEAST 5″. Reading comprehension. If it is 4.7″, it will still be called the Nexus 4.

          • Tim242

            Your reading comprehension is what’s lacking. I asked you how you would explain it if the display stays at 4.7, but they name it Nexus 5? You contradicted yourself in your last comment. You first said no one has a clue what they’re doing next. Then you stated if they call it a Nexus 5, IT WILL BE BECAUSE IT HAS A SCREEN SIZE OF AT LEAST 5″. You do not know that. What phone has ever been named by screen size? None. This at least crap was made up by you. Again, WHAT IF THE NEXT NEXUS HAS A 4.7″ DISPLAY, AND IS NAMED NEXUS 5? WHAT WILL YOU SAY THEN? Maybe you can comprehend this better this time.

          • Greyhame

            Haha, I said those were my thoughts dude. As in my opinion. As in no one knows what they’ll do, but here’s my best guess. Whose reading comprehension skills are lacking? Yeah. Good day you, you angry little man. I’m not going to waste my time over the likes of someone like you who name calls and gets this worked up over nothing.

            EDIT: Also, I love how you arbitrarily defended your argument by saying they’ll go back to a different naming scheme when the phone hits generation 7. Yeah… good defense.

          • Tim242

            Exactly. You have no answer to my question, so you deflect. What’s interesting to me is that only a few people on DL have this silly notion that the N4 was named by screen size, even though it’s closer to 5 and no other phone on the planet has been named by screen size. But, I digress. Not one single commenter on Android Central or Android Police believe that nonsense

          • Liderc

            The Nexus 4 has a 4.7” screen, shouldn’t they round up to 5 then? Der.

          • Tim242

            If there’s another Nexus phone, it will be Nexus 5, or maybe a Moto Nexus. There won’t be another Nexus 4. There can only be one 4th gen Nexus.

          • Maxim∑

            Nexus 4 2nd gen maybe?… Just look at the Nexus 7′s naming scheme.

          • Tim242

            Phones and tablets are named differently.

        • Paul Hansen

          While I wish this were true, there hasn’t ever been a Nexus phone release in October… Apparently you don’t know that.

          Nexus One – Jan 2010

          Nexus S – Dec 2010

          Galaxy Nexus – Nov 2011

          Nexus 4 – November 2012

          • Godzilla

            What I meant was October is generally new android release like 5.0

          • Ian

            When did the Bionic come out?

          • Tim242

            The Galaxy Nexus came out in October for the rest of the world…Nov. 29 for Verizon.

          • ToddAwesome

            ah, memories.

  • sagisarius

    I wonder if the cost to manufacture it just went down? Isn’t the whole deal with the N4 that they’re selling it for cost?

    • Justin W

      Probably did decrease, but it wouldn’t have decreased $100 overnight.

      • Cowboydroid

        The cost to manufacture can drop without them actually dropping the price at the same rate…

    • googlyeyedfrog

      they’re probably just getting rid of inventory they have

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    To buy a Nexus 4 now or wait for the new ones…

    • Bob G

      There won’t be a refresh N4.

      • Justin W

        There was a refreshed Nexus 7. Also, just because it might be called a Nexus 5 doesn’t mean it’s not a refresh on it.

        • capecodcarl

          No, he probably means that there is no need for a Nexus refresh anymore now that we have developer versions of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and soon the Moto X.

          • Tyler

            But those cost $400+ so why would their not be refresh? Clearly they still want the nexus name which is why those got GPE instead of NE (Nexus Edition)

        • j

          Nexus 7 is called Nexus 7 because it has a 7″ screen.
          Nexus 4 is called Nexus 4 because it is the 4th generation Nexus device.
          Different naming conventions. There will not be a refreshed Nexus 4.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Considering the Nexus 4 has a 4.7″ screen (so, still in the “4″ range) I would imagine it’s probably called the 4 because its screen size. The Nexus line doesn’t really go by 1, 2 ,3 as you suppose, just look at the Nexus S.

          • calculatorwatch

            So in 2.5 years we’ll have the phone Nexus 7 and the tablet Nexus 7? Pretty sure Google has more foresight than that.

            My guess is we’ll see the Nexus 5 next as a high-end device with at least a 5 inch screen and eventually a new Nexus 4 which will be more mid-range and dirt cheap.

          • athom07

            Mathias did a interview on theverge where he stated that the names were based off the size convention – i.e – Nexus 4,7,10 representing the respective screen size.

  • Dennis Da Menace

    Does flashing the old radio to enable LTE on TMo still work? If so, I’m very tempted to do this…anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I think that got killed a while ago

      • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

        It is killed officially but if you downgrade your radio you can still enable the hack.

    • Chris Pike

      Yes. It works just fine.

    • Dan

      It still works. I flashed my radio a few weeks ago. Sorry I dont have a link right now but just search XDA for the details.

  • Pengwn

    My body is ready!

    • Tyler Durden

      Refresh indicated it’s the same device, that is false.

  • Visual360

    Bring back the white one please!!!

    • Tim242

      It was only half white.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Obama

        • Tyler Durden

          George Zimmerman*

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Oh this is America buddy. He is black.

          • Tyler Durden

            He’s actually African American. But we in america just say he’s black cause it’s easier than actually learning something.

            Same with zimmerman. He’s just as white as me

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            You are what you identify as. And many black folks/African American/Non-”African” Black Americans Identify as black without issue, like myself.

          • Tyler Durden

            But technically he’s neither. Being from a white mother and african american father. So we might as well call him white.

            Or to a republican, he’s muslim.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            This is how you know if you’re black. Would he have been a slave or slave owner 400 years ago?

          • Tyler Durden

            You got me there.

          • AxemRed

            It depends on where you lived.

          • M3D1T8R

            In the early 1600′s, what? I know in the 1700′s some of my ancestors ran away to Canada in opposition of the American revolution. Always been kind of oddly proud of that. So I’m also proud to say none of my ancestors were anywhere near connected to slavery. Father’s side from Ukraine 20th century..

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            I’m so over this whole African american crap. Its the dumbest thing ever. If we went around putting a country in front of american for every person that would just be insane.

          • Tyler Durden

            Yeah american american.

            I prefer Cracka

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Seriously though, nobody is really from here except the native Americans. I just couldn’t see myself calling my wife a German American or my friend a Russian American. It really just seems silly

          • Tim242

            Africa isn’t a country : /

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Right is a continent, I’m sure you get my point . I’ll just say ethnicity and call it a day. Its just plain ridiculous

          • zionlion02

            This isn’t a blast on you, but just saying you’re wife’s family members weren’t stolen from their homeland either, and forced to forget/stripped of their heritage. Her being called a german american was a privilege her family brought here, where as African american’s are attempting to exercise their right – which was oppressed for i don’t know, a few hundred years? Think they have a fair argument on this one. I have no idea why I just weighed in on an internet race discussion. I’m losing my restraint!

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Yeah I hear ya, then I hear all this equality crap when everyone is trying to do their own thing. It’s all good I don’t really have a hate for the term or anything I just figured if you were born here then you are an American straight up.

          • NexusPhan69

            Not all blacks have descendants from Africa. Blindly labeling all blacks African-American is more racist than just saying black.

          • Stev J

            I know people from Jamaica HATE being called African American.

          • NexusPhan69

            Exactly. Or Haiti or the Caribbean in general.

          • coconutboy

            They would be called African-Jamaican :)

          • Maxim∑

            yes it is. Der r unly 2 conentinteszzzz in Galazzzy. Earthz and Munz

          • Stev J

            Who cares… It might as well be Antarctica… I’m never going there either way…

          • Fischman

            No kidding, like who’s ever heard of Italian-Americans, Native-Americans, Anglo-Americans, Japanese-Americans, etc. This is a common way to identify people based on ancestral homeland as well as being current Americans.

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            I’ve heard of them all and its just dumb. I don’t refer to myself as a Hispanic american but whatever. If you run around calling the Italians you see Italian Americans go for it.

          • Fresh360

            As a representative of ‘The Blacks’ I wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

            *I really hope Droid Life is familiar with the Dave Chappelle “Racial Draft” skit or this comment could go horribly wrong -_-

      • Visual360

        Good enough for me.

  • mini-me

    I’m waiting for the next nexus. Does this mean nexus 5 is on its way. That’s usually the case.

  • calum wilper

    NEW NEXUS INCOMING!! new nexus on verizon….. HAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa….. F**k.

    • Maxim∑

      Google hates Verizon

      • Droidzilla

        *Verizon hates Google.

      • calum wilper

        hence the comment

  • Tio

    Just bought one Monday. Let’s see how you handle this, Google…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B
      • Leonardo Rojas

        I didn’t know such care existed! What a pity “Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
        We’re working to bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible.
        Please check back again soon.”

        U_U

      • Tio

        Thanks for the link. I sent an email to google and they took care of me. 106 is being credited back to me. Way to go google!

    • Tyler Durden

      best customer service, you’ll have no problem

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I’ll give Amazon that award.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Just bout my cousin the 8GB 3 days ago…. it’s still in the shipping box…unopened and it’s going RIGHT BACK! LOL.

    Might even get one for myself now as an international device when needed.

    • Derek Duncan

      just call and have them refund the difference

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Second person to tell me that on another site. I’ll give them a call.

        • Tyler Durden

          They are good about that. I mean, it is Google.

    • Nate Bousfield

      I see you also read the verge.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Of course.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B
      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Yea I found it on the site. I just submitted it with the form there. Thanks

        • Maxim∑

          lol

          • Maxim∑

            lol

          • Maxim∑

            yeah It looks like it did

          • Maxim∑

            I am always right anyways

          • Maxim∑

            Hopefully the nexus 5 is no more than 349$ for 16GB

          • Maxim∑

            It will be off contract

          • Maxim∑

            yes :)

  • maratu
    • Manny

      Any time I see this gif I have to upvote it.

    • mgamerz

      >>post same gif
      >>scroll down seconds later to see this one

      Feelsbadman.jpg

      • Buy This

        >>mfw I have no face

      • sc4fpse

        Just celebrate the fact that the GIF is being used. It’s not about who uses it – it’s about the GIF. And we can all be thankful for the existence of this wonderful GIF.

        • michael arazan

          White Nexus 4′s on sale at Expannsys in Britain and will ship to the US

          http://www.expansys.com/google-nexus-4-16gb-black-252190/

          • palomosan

            This is very tempting but just like I did with the N7, I’ll wait for the Next Nexus, whatever is going to be called, N5, N4s, N4.72

    • Col_Angus
      • Fresh360

        I want to downvote, only because the truth hurts : (

  • bluemon

    Moto X for for 600, or a Nexus 4 for a 250…. hmmm

    • Tyler Durden

      i think it’s obvious. the latter.

    • sc0rch3d

      i’m srsly reconsidering my next purchase option. the wife is dead set on the S4 but i think the N4 for me can offset my budget :)

      • KleenDroid

        Your wife sounds like a smart lady.

        • sc0rch3d

          she finally realized the limitations of the fruit phone – i actually took her to the ATT store with the intention of getting the i5 and she was dead set against another apple product

    • Butters619

      Now that AT&T LTE has slowed down for the onslaught of Galaxys and iPhone 5s, and their HSPA+ has been partially relieved, I could live with only HSPA+.

      • enigmaco

        You can load lte radio on it though. I have Lte with my nexus 4

        • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

          Only works with TMO though because it only supports Band 4. AT&T also uses another band.

          • enigmaco

            Actually there are some AT&T bands that will support it to. There’s a list floating around that has a chance of it working, think DL did a write up on it to.

        • Matt Bailey

          EDIT: never mind.

  • VATO

    Wow Google, now I want to buy another one.

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      Right!?!? One for each hand!

    • Maxim∑

      yeah I have the 8GB considering the 16GB, but I know they are clearing inventory for the Nexus 5 right now

  • John

    I just tipped you guys about this :)

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Want a cookie?

      • John

        Sure! Just make sure it’s chocolate chip okay?

        If you watch top gear, you’ll get what the picture below means.

      • Perv Bear

        What kind do you have?

  • Ben

    Got to be a new Nexus coming soon then right?

  • Jason Bittner

    Nexus 5 incoming?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Well we know it’s right around the corner. We’re pretty much in september. Seems like an eternity ago when the N4 was released.

      • Droidzilla

        It does, but I’ll be damned if my N4 feels any slower or less worthy. I usually get mad phone lust when the shine on my device wears off and newer stuff is released, but since getting my Nexus 4 I have yet to be anything more than intellectually interested in all of the newer devices that were released (HTC One, SGS4, Moto X, etc.). And this coming from someone who thought LG was a joke in the mobile space before getting my N4.

  • Derek Duncan

    And I just bought a Moto X for $600…

    • Nick Klenchik

      Doesn’t seem like money was your main priority though lol

      • Derek Duncan

        yea but is the Moto X $400 better than the Nexus 4?!

        • Tim242

          Not even $1 better.

          • Joshua P.

            Ive got an n4 and a droid ultra maxx, there is a big difference in how they feel when using them. The moto feels more refined and responsive and is built a heck of a lot better.

          • hkklife

            After a fresh hard reset on each, I imagine they would both ”feel” nearly identical.

          • NexusMan

            LTE is $400 better than 3G

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            stop

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I think it’s all about design with the Moto X. I mean you can’t really compare the prices. If the n4 was sold on all carriers it would have cost the same $600

        • AxemRed

          If you plan on staying on Verizon regardless, they’re effectively the same price.

          • Derek Duncan

            i’m on AT&T.

      • Tyler Durden

        I’d be kicking myself if I was fooled into paying $600 for it.

    • C-Law

      Yeah. I just bought a used s4. One of the many downsides to being on Verizon. I’d be all over this phone if I was on tmobile

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Interesting.