Nexus 4 owners — we hate to say it, but it’s looking increasingly likely that you won’t be able to use any USB OTG devices on your brand new super smartphone. Google has edited out several lines from the phone’s online guidebook that says you can connect devices like “a keyboard, mouse or even a joystick” to the smartphone via USB. The updated page now says that “USB is not supported for connecting such devices.”
A few hundred of you have already joined us, but we want all our readers to know about the Android Authority G+ Community. So we’re giving away the most wanted phone of the season, the elusive Nexus 4, to one lucky Community member!
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Finally putting the weary minds of many Nexus 4 owners at ease, we’re now hearing reports that the black bumper for the latest Nexus phone is on its way to some lucky UK customers.
As you already know, the Google Nexus 4 is out of stock in most markets where Google is selling it via its Play Store. In case you haven’t purchased yours yet, chances to get one before Christmas aren’t looking that great, especially if you’re hoping to get one at an affordable price.
Despite the lack of LTE radio, the back glass debate, and the Google Play Store fiasco, the Nexus 4 is still one sizzling hot commodity. With no signs of the demand slowing down anytime soon, did T-Mobile take it a step too far by selling the Nexus 4 for $399.99 with a contract?
The Nexus Charging Orb, one of the most anticipated accessories for the Nexus 4, seems to be in limbo – and we don’t know how long it will stay there.
The Nexus 4 is definitely one of the hottest device to purchase this Christmas, with plenty of Android fans rushing to buy the device in various markets. Earlier... today we learned that UK and Germany Google Play Stores list the 8GB Nexus 4 version as out of stock, while the 16GB model is showing ship times of 5-6 weeks.
We also told you that Amazon has...
For some users, the news that the Nexus 4 sort of works on LTE came as an early Christmas gift. Nevertheless, the device wasn’t tuned to work on Long Term Evolution networks, so there have to be some tradeoffs, especially related to battery consumption.
While Google has run out of 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 units in various markets, there are other retailers that have the device in stock. One of them seems to be Amazon, where both Nexus 4 versions are currently available, with a twist.