OTA security update rolling out to Google Nexus 4

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An OTA update for the Google Nexus 4 started rolling out to users today to address security issues. The information about the update comes to us from the T-Mobile site and follows on the JWR66V update that updated the Nexus 4 to Android 4.3. This latest update, JWR66Y, only clocks in at 1.8MB, but T-Mobile is recommending users have at least half a charge available on their devices. In addition, the Nexus 4 cannot be rooted.

We will keep an eye out for the security fix to roll out to other Google Play Edition devices.

source: T-Mobile
via: PhoneArena

Possible Key Lime Pie build spotted on Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 devices

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Over in Google’s Chromium bug tracker, an entry has shown up suggesting Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may already be running on some Nexus devices. The entry is included in a bug report regarding a notification the developers wanted to remove when a user is logging in to Chrome. In verifying the issue has been addressed, several devices are listed which have been tested and are working as intended. Even though the new Nexus 7 comes with the latest, greatest Android build, 4.3, the entries for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 report the Android build number is KRS36B. For the other devices, a trio of Samsung units, the build numbers all start with the familiar letter J associated with Jelly Bean builds.

Could the build number starting with a K be an indication that Key Lime Pie is already running on devices within the halls of Google as a test platform for other apps or is this just a typo?

source: Chromium
via: Ausdroid

Having trouble taking good Photo sphere pictures? Check out Google’s “how to” video

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Photo sphere first debuted on Google’s Nexus 4 device and has taken pictures to a whole new level. Problem is, it can be quite tricky to get a clear and good Photo sphere picture. They’re not exactly as quick as taking selfie’s. Thanks to Google, they’ve given us a video giving a clear description on how to take good Photo sphere pictures. Check out the video below after the break!

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Android 4.3 leaks for the Nexus 4

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Android 4.3 is likely to be officially available next week for the Nexus 4, but if you just can’t wait a few extra days, a leaked version is available. The build is JWR66N and was installed on a phone bought on Craigslist from a Googler. The build is in TWRP backup format so you will need the custom recovery installed. Currently the radio and bootloader are missing, but will be added soon. We also don’t know how final this firmware is so there could be other bugs. I will simply wait, but for those of you that just can’t, hit the source link.

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source: XDA
via: MoDaCo

White Nexus 4 coming to Canada via Google Play, WIND Mobile, and Videotron

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lg_nexus_4_white_leak_02Google Play shows the white version of the Nexus 4 as sold out in the US, and maybe even discontinued, but in Canada, it’s still just arriving. LG Canada sent an email to Mobile Syrup claiming that “the device is coming to Canada via Google, WIND and Videotron. Timing TBA, so we’ll keep you posted.”

Exact pricing is also unknown at this point, but it’s a pretty safe bet that it will run at around $300-$400 outright. Talk Android will keep you posted as we continue to hear details of the white Nexus 4′s imminent arrival in Canada.

Source: Mobile Syrup

Yup… some Nexus 4 models have slightly different screens and no, it’s not an easy fix

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In slightly startling news, it appears that the various Nexus 4 smartphones out there may have a significant difference with one another— and we’re not talking about the refreshed units with nipples either. The curious bunch at Phone Arena noticed that one Nexus 4 unit had a warmer display temperature than another unit. Naturally this raised some suspicion, so out of curiosity, the gang ran a bunch of tests and found that one Nexus 4 had an average color temp of 7100K, while the other had an average temp of 7900K— which more than confirmed the original suspicions. When asked about the differences between the Nexus 4 units, an LG rep confirmed “from time to time it becomes necessary or preferable to alter certain product specification if engineers and management feel the change improves the functionality or usability of the device.

Naturally, it should be hypothetically simple to correct this by issuing a simple software update in order to ensure all Nexus 4 units are on the same page, right? Not so fast folks— the same LG rep confirmed ”there is no easy way for normal users to access the setting level to be able to recalibrate the display” since “today’s smartphones are configured a specific way to give average consumers a specific user experience.” Because of this, a software fix may not be the easiest solution for LG since it would be presumably difficult and especially costly.

So yeah, it sucks that owners of earlier models will have a slightly worse color temp, but fortunately, they do have a few color calibration apps that should help to correct the minor gaffe for some of you owners out there.

source: Phone Arena

White Nexus 4 now available in United States from Google Play and T-Mobile

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white_nexus_4The white Nexus 4 that had been rumored for so long launched in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Today, folks in the United States can enjoy as well. The phone is available at this very moment on the Google Play Store as well as from T-Mobile directly.  From Google Play, the 8 GB version is $299, and the 16 GB version is $349. Google’s offering a free bumper along with purchase. T-Mobile, on the other hand, is offering the 16 GB white variant for $427, without a monthly plan option.

Right now, the US is the only western market in which the white Nexus 4 is available for purchase. If you’re looking for a new phone, you can purchase yours from the links below.

 

The white Nexus 4 is official and will be available on May 29 in Hong Kong

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A white Nexus 4 was rumored for a long long time folks, and it’s finally official. LG just announced that it will be available in Hong Kong on May 29 with global introductions such as Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East “over the next several weeks.” It has the same specs as the black Nexus 4 such as a 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) True HD IPS Plus display with 320ppi, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, and 2GB of RAM. Nothing was mentioned about Android 4.3, but we expect to see that update soon. Hit the break for the press statement.

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White Nexus 4 spotted yet again, for sale in India

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india_nexus_4The Nexus 4 has been spotted many, many times in white. Let’s add another appearance to the list. A white 16 GB version of Google’s phone is reportedly on sale from “local retailers” in India. With the same specs sheet as the black version, the white phone is available for 360 euros, close to the 349 euros the black version runs for.

It’s unknown if the phone will come with Android 4.2 or the upcoming 4.3, but the phone is rumored to be announced by Google along with Android 4.3 and a Nexus 7 tablet on June 10. We’ll be here providing you with all the information you need.

Source: Into Mobile
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White Nexus 4 pictures released again, possible June 10th release alongside Android 4.3?

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After a bunch of web leaks and an appearance at this year’s Google I/O, the white Nexus 4 has shown up once again in all its glory. This time the pictures seem to be press images rather than leaked photos of the device. The white Nexus 4 has been rumored for a June 10th release with options for 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Unfortunately this means that at least for now, there won’t be a 32GB+ option.

Since we don’t know if the release of Android 4.3 will be paired with the release of the white Nexus 4, we’ll assume that the device will ship with at least Android 4.2 and will obviously be immediately upgradable to the next release of Android. Check back for more information about the phone as it is released. More photos after the break. » Read the rest