If Your White Nexus 4 Shipment Was Intercepted, Google Says It’s a Tracking Issue and Your Order is Fine

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If you ordered a white Nexus 4 late last week, the minute it hit Google Play, there is a chance that your tracking information is claiming that your order was intercepted in transit and heading back to its origin. This may be a 16GB white Nexus 4 thing only, though that’s not fully confirmed at this point. What we do know, and Tweeted earlier today, is that Google Play will be sending out emails to those with intercepted orders, informing them that there is nothing wrong with their shipments.  (more…)

Contest: Win a White Nexus 4 8GB to Celebrate Its Arrival! (Update: Winner Picked!)

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Since the white Nexus 4 finally went live moments ago, we thought the only good way to celebrate the occasion would be by giving one away to an amazing member of the Droid Life community. So, let’s do this. This is a single day contest that ends the same day, meaning we’ll have a winner by this afternoon. Who wants an 8GB white Nexus 4?  (more…)

White Nexus 4 Now Available on Google Play (Updated: It’s Live)

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The white Nexus 4 in both 8GB and 16GB variants just appeared on the Google Play store, though you can’t buy it at this moment. Actually, all of the N4 pages appear to be broken, but this certainly is a sign that we are moments away from having white backed, Oreo phone glory. The 16GB runs $349, while the 8GB version is $299 – the same prices as the black version of the phone.

Update:  The pages are now live! And you get a free white Bumper with purchase.  (more…)

LG Announces the White Nexus 4, Starts Arriving in Markets May 29

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Last night, LG finally made the white version of the Nexus 4 official. The device, as expected, is the exact same as the black version of the Nexus 4 that has been out for months only it comes in a different color. In fact, the press release states that this is the “Same popular smartphone, different color.” So for the 1,000th time, this does not have 32GB of storage or 4G LTE.

We’re looking at a 4.7″ 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2GB of RAM, along with Android 4.2, Google Now, and Photosphere.

The device goes on sale in Hong Kong tomorrow, May 29, and will hit other markets including North America over the next several weeks. No pricing was mentioned, though we’d expect it to arrive on Google Play for the same prices the black one currently sells for – $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB).  (more…)

New Google Play Shipping Options Coming May 28

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If you have ever ordered anything from Google Play, you have likely had the same reaction to the shipping cost that we seem to have every time of “Oh come on now, one flat fee to rule them all?” There are no shipping choices other than “Ships in 1-2 business days,” which ranges from $5.99 for a $19.99 Bumper to $13.99 for devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. While faster shipping options are always welcomed, there are times when we wouldn’t mind going with something a little more budget-friendly. According to sources of ours, new shipping options are scheduled to arrive this week, possibly tomorrow.  (more…)

Video: Here is the Android 4.3 Camera UI With Improved On-screen Controls

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After we got our first sighting of Android 4.3 this morning, information continues to flood in. We were able to spot a tweaked UI to the camera in the original set of pictures, but this video gives you almost every little detail that has been changed. The biggest is obviously the change to a settings UI that isn’t covered by your finger.

In the old UI, once you long-pressed in the center of the camera, a ring would appear around the focus with options, many of which couldn’t be seen because your finger was in the way. With this, Google has moved the settings menu to above the circle and builds on top of itself as you enter new menus. If you don’t want to interact with the menu in the middle of the camera UI, you can tap the settings circle in the bottom right, which then pops up settings over top of the shutter button. We’re also noticing a new timer option that I’m not able to find on my Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.  (more…)

Android 4.3 Possibly Spotted Running on Nexus 4, Build Number JWR45B

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Over on XDA, a user posted some pictures this morning of a Nexus 4 that was seen at a mobile expo taking place in Thailand. What makes this N4 special is that the device appears to be running a completely new build number, JWR45B. Coupled with the new build is a kernel that was built in May, signs that we could definitely be setting our eyes on Android 4.3. (more…)

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.  (more…)