White Nexus 4 spotted again; is it coming at Google I/O 2013?

May 13, 2013

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    New images showing a white Nexus 4 version have hit the web with two days to go until this year’s Google I/O edition kicks off, prompting speculation that the product could be unveiled during the show.

    Google+ user Ervin Sue who got the device from a “local buy and sell Web site” has posted the images of this white Nexus 4 online without revealing any other details about the device.

    As CNET Asia points out, this isn’t the first time the white Nexus 4 model is mentioned, but this is the first time “we’ve heard of the handset being sold.”

    However, there’s no indication that a white Nexus 4 will be unveiled at Google I/O 2013. Assuming that Google would indeed make such a product available, we’re going to ask the obvious question (at least to anyone following mobile-related news): is there any chance this is the Nexus 4 LTE model?


    In case you’re not aware of it, some reports say that Google would not announce a Nexus 5 handset at Google I/O 2013. Instead, it would only unveil a slightly upgraded Nexus 4 version, which would offer users official LTE support and 32GB of storage.

    From a different point of view, we’ll remind you that Google I/O attendees usually get free hardware. So could this white Nexus 4 version be some sort of special edition for devs attending the show? After all, Google gave attendees white Nexus 7 tablet versions last year.

    We’ll be reporting live from Google I/O in a few days, at which point we’ll be able to tell you more details about future Nexus products.


    • rodpe

      Better battery too, i think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001812819823 Michael Bro

      “In case you’re not aware of it, some reports say that Google would not announce a Nexus 5 handset at Google I/O 2013.”

      Chris Smith, may I get the source of these reports please?

      • MasterMuffin

        Source: commonsense.com Google has unveiled its Nexus devices on fall, so why would they change it and make a new Nexus only ~half year after Nexus 4?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001812819823 Michael Bro

          Google has unveiled its Nexus tablet on spring 2012, so why did they unveil a new Nexus tablet on fall 2012? commonsense.com

          • MasterMuffin

            My memory isnn’t good, what tablets? :)

          • Bjajjull

            It’s a huge difference in usage and purpose between 7″ tablets and 10″ tablet.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001812819823 Michael Bro

              Like the Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note 2 ???

            • Bjajjull

              No, like the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

    • meme

      That sucks, I’m sick of my Samsung phone!

    • dimnex

      compare the camera in the 2 photos showing the back of the phone. Something fishy going on…

      • Marcel Younes

        totally agree, the camera looks different in each pic.

    • Ian Ranson

      Earlier it was reported that the Carphone Warehouse (UK) was no longer selling the Nexus 4, now the page is back online (http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/buy/LG_NEXUS_4) with an option to “Choose your colour” – it currently only offers Black though…

    • nishantsirohi123

      with 32 gb
      thats the only device i ever want …. ever