T-Mobile’s 4G LTE can be accessed with Nexus 4 under right circumstances

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With T-Mobile officially launching their 4G LTE network in seven cities throughout the U.S., their customers may be wondering exactly how to access the new bandwidth. Owners of Samsung Galaxy Note II devices can do so thanks to an update that T-Mobile just pushed out to the devices. Another group that may be able to do so are owners of the LG Nexus 4 if they have done some work. Achieving this feat with a T-Mobile Nexus 4 requires rooting and installing a custom ROM, then flashing the radio back to the previous .33 version. » Read the rest

Nexus 4 bumper officially taken down from Play Store (Update– Back in stock!!!)

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So you finally got that Nexus 4 and you’re looking for that official bumper case to compliment you’re lovely new device that you’ve been paitently waiting for, right? Well unfortunately folks— you may be out of luck trying to grab one of those suckers— well from the Play Store at least. Google has curiously decided to pull the popular case from its Play Store completely— with no word or no reason as to why that is either other than the “Nexus 4 Bumper (Black) is no longer available for sale”.  What’s worse is that Google took the Nexus 4 bumper off the accessory page completely, so it’s doubtful that Google plans on bringing it ever again.

Ah well… at least LG and other retail outlets have the official bumper or third-party alternatives available for the masses.

 

**Update: Google has curiously placed the bumper case back in the Play Store as of 1:15pm EST. Perhaps it heard all of our bickering and noise?

Thanks ATerNoX!!!

source: Play Store

T-Mobile Nexus 4 Just $49 For New Customers, Limited Time Only

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If you’re looking to get your hands on the Nexus 4, T-Mobile has an offer that is hard to refuse. For a limited time only, the Nexus 4 is available for $49.99 on a new two-year contract for new customers. As an added bonus, the $35 activation fee is waived and T-Mobile is throwing in a free car charger. While you do save money upfront, it’s worth mentioning that you will pay more in the long run.

Depending on your data plan, buying the Nexus 4 on-contract means you’ll pay $79.99 per month or more over 24 months. However, if you opt to shell out $299 or $349 for the Nexus 4 directly from the Google Play Store, you can pay as low as $30 per month for one of T-Mobile’s off-contract Monthly4G plans.

Source: T-Mobile

X-Ray View Of The Nexus 4 And Wireless Charging Orb

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Google Plus user Joshua Perry earned a spot on a lot of people’s Android circle today. He decided to get creative with an x-ray machine, the Nexus 4 and its wireless charging orb. The results are some pretty cool images for casual and obsessed Android fans alike.  Hit the source to check out the full set of his handy work.

Via: Android Central
Source: Joshua Perry Google +

Ubuntu Touch preview now available for download

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A couple of days ago Canonical announced Ubuntu for Tablets with a promise to release a developer preview on February 21st and the developer has delivered on the promise as the developer preview is now ready to be downloaded. Canonical says that the developer preview is intended for development and evaluation purposes and those who flash the images to their Nexus devices shouldn’t expect all of the bugs to be out nor all the bells and whistles of the retail version to be present. You can download the image for your device and find the instructions for how to flash the software to your device at the source links below. Let us know in the comments if you’ve flashed Ubuntu for your Nexus device and what your experience has been like so far.

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Google launches store locator for Nexus 4

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Now that Google has apparently straightened out their supply issues with the Nexus 4, at least partially, they can focus on getting the device into consumers’ hands. First step? Helping people find local stores that stock the elusive device. Google’s launched a page specifically for locating a Nexus 4 in stores near their location. Unfortunately, it only brings up T-Mobile stores, so it’s a little limited in its current state. Using the same tool for the Nexus 7 pulls up many, many more possible retailers, so Google’s definitely got some tweaking to do, but it’s a step in the right direction. Anybody dropping by their local T-Mobile to pick one of these up?

source: Twitter

Google makes factory Android 4.2.2 images available for Nexus devices

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After rolling out Android 4.2.2 updates over the last few days to users, Google has now posted their factory images for the latest version on their developer’s site. The factory images are available for the:

The factory images are especially useful for anyone who has been rooting their device, trying out some ROMs, or other similar activities and find themselves needing a “reset” back to stock. The new images give them a path to do that. Another group that may find some immediate benefit are those who did not receive or opted not to install the update that was being pushed out over the last few days. Now they can install Android 4.2.2 from scratch.

If you need the latest files, hit the source link for downloads and instructions.

source: Google Developers

Android 4.2.2 update for Nexus 4 wipes out unofficial LTE

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Remember not too long ago when some adventurous tinkerers found out you could enable LTE on the Nexus 4 because of how similar the hardware is to the LTE-enabled Optimus G? Well, if you’re one of the few using that trick, you may want to hold off on updating your Nexus 4 to 4.2.2. Apparently, in the latest version of Android Google has completely taken away the ability to turn on LTE for the Nexus 4. It’s definitely a disappointment, but when you think about FCC regulations and the like, it shouldn’t surprise anyone Google made this decision. If you just can’t live without LTE, though, I’m sure a few developers will figure out a way to get that unofficial support back, but until then you’ll just have to live without it.

source: Ars Technica

Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) for the Nexus 4 now available to download and manually install

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Monday night, Google started pushing Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) to various Nexus devices, but the Nexus 4 wasn’t one of them. We already posted download links and instructions for the takju Galaxy Nexus, yakju Galaxy Nexusnakasi Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The Nexus 4 update is now rolling and we have the download link for those that can’t wait for the over-the-air update.

In order to do the update your device needs to be running build JOP40D. If you already have a custom recovery, you can just download the Zip file {linked below), copy it to your device, and flash. If you’re running the stock recovery, then download the Zip file (linked below), but leave it on your computer and follow these instructions:

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now hitting GSM Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 [Update - Nexus 10 as well]

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Owners of Nexus devices will be happy to know that the latest version of Android Jelly Bean is now rolling. We have reports that Android 4.2.2 (build JDQ39) is now hitting the GSM Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7. We don’t have a changelog yet, but we are certain it will contain fixes for Bluetooth streaming, among other things. We haven’t heard word on the Nexus 4 or the Nexus 10 officially receiving the update, but they can’t be too far behind. Make sure to hit your Settings/About Phone (or Tablet)/System Updates to see if you can pull it manually before the automatic over-the-air update takes place. Let us know if you received your update and what device(s) you have.

Update: Looks like Nexus 10 owners are seeing the update as well.

Cheers Steve