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Spanish Retailer Suspends Plans To Sell Nexus Due To Pricing, Is Google Subsidizing Play Store Purchases?

I’ll be the first to admit that my first reaction to T-Mobile’s Value Plan pricing on the Nexus 4 was one of aggravation and frustration. As I saw it, T-Mobile appeared to be bumping the off-contract price against Google’s own pricing making any Value Plan deal with T-Mobile not much of a deal at all. As it turns out, perhaps the fault doesn’t … [read full article]

Nexus 4 Battery Life Tested, Early Results Show Less Than Impressive Results

Google went on the record with The Verge last week and mentioned two reasons why LTE was left out of the Nexus 4: the first reason was building a carrier independent device couldn’t be achieved with LTE and the second reason power draw. There’s little argument that LTE does in fact use more power than HSPA+ or 3G, however LG did include LTE in the Optimus G design, which is the … [read full article]

Samsung’s Polish Twitter Account Announces Thirty Million Galaxy S III Sales

Samsung’s certainly celebrating a big week with a second announcement featuring their “other” flagship device and its own sales milestone. Just two days after announcing sales of the Galaxy Note II passed 3 million, Samsung’s Poland Twitter account (the Tweet has since been removed) added some more good news for the Korean manufacturer as they announced sales of 30 million units of … [read full article]

PSA: Sorry Everyone, No Wi-Fi Calling On The Nexus 4

In the hopes of clarifying a bit of confusion and concern I see in the comments, I’ve reached out to T-Mobile to confirm that there will be no Wi-Fi calling on the Nexus 4. Now, odds are greatly in favor of this not being a T-Mobile decision anyway as a Nexus device generally doesn’t receive any carrier input. Therefore, T-Mobile likely had zero input in the manufacturing of the device and couldn’t … [read full article]

Google Updates Nexus 4 Play Store Page To Include HSPA+ 42Mbps Connectivity

In a quick update and brief update, Google has updated their Play Store page for the Nexus 4 to indicate the availability of HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity, just as we expected. Having confirmed T-Mobile’s Nexus 4 would also be sold with HSPA+ 42Mbps, it seemed like a sure thing that the Play Store model would as well. Now, we can put aside any concerns that one model of the Nexus 4 would … [read full article]

Question Of The Day: Which New T-Mobile Phone Will You Buy?

What started out as a fairly mild day has turned out to be one of the most exciting days in the Android and Microsoft worlds since Google I/O and the introduction of Windows Phone 7. With the unveiling of the next-generation Nexus and T-Mobile’s entire holiday lineup, Google and Microsoft have rocketed to the front page with brand new all-star handsets. However, no matter how much we love stock Android and the … [read full article]

Update: T-Mobile Confirms Nexus 4 HSPA+ 42Mbps Connectivity

Update: According to Google’s press release, the Play Store Nexus 4 does in fact have HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity as well, it’s the Play Store specs that are incorrect.  In an effort to clear up some confusion, I’ve re-confirmed with T-Mobile that the Nexus 4 sold by T-Mobile will have HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity on board. That’s different from the Google Play store which indicates the Nexus 4 will have HSPA+ 21Mbps. … [read full article]

Google Highlights Improvements With Android 4.2, Available On The Nexus 4

With the announcement of the LG Nexus 4, Google is also introducing Android 4.2, still known as Jelly Bean but introducing a number of new improvements to the Android platform. Android 4.2 introduces Photo Sphere, “which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you … [read full article]