There has been a lot of controversy concerning the specs that are on the Nexus 4 being sold by T-Mobile. First people were questioning whether all of the Nexus 4’s would have HSPA+ 42 or not, and later on we were able to confirm that it does indeed have HSPA+ 42. Now questions are surfacing about Wi-Fi calling with the Nexus 4. Wi-Fi calling was said to not be included with the Nexus 4, and this can also be confirmed. Android Central managed to get in contact with T-Mobile, and a spokesperson confirmed that there would be no Wi-Fi calling on board the Nexus 4 at all. This is a bit unfortunate for people who are in area’s that don’t get good connectivity, but it’s been said that this is actually a good thing in the long run.
The fact that there won’t be carrier software included on the Nexus 4 coming from T-Mobile confirms that this is going to be the exact same model being sold by Google in the Play Store. You can see why this is a good thing now, right? Users who purchase their Nexus 4 smartphones from T-Mobile shouldn’t be different from who who want to buy the phone directly from Google’s Play Store. This is a great move by both companies (T-Mobile and Google) and it should prevent a lot of issues in the long run when it comes to software support and all.
In other news, the Nexus 4 is going to be available for you to purchase later today in the Play Store and on T-Mobile. The 8GB model costs $299 and the 16GB model costs $349. Many people are suggesting you get the latter due to the lack of a microSD card. Along with that, the operation system seems to take up a lot of storage space on this specific device, so you really are going to want to look into a 16GB model. Especially if you plan on keeping this smartphone for a few years from now. I think all of us would enjoy it if Google just ended up throwing in a microSD card slot in their Nexus devices.
If you’re in Europe and are wanting to get the Nexus 10 or Nexus 4, it is currently available to you there. Although, both of the Nexus 4 models were sold out after an hour of being available to the public. That’s not surprising in fact I would deem that as a good thing. Hopefully more will be available soon so that more people can get their hands on it.
Regardless of all that, the Nexus 4 on T-Mobile’s network will not have Wi-Fi calling capabilities, which can be a good or bad thing. In most cases, it will be a good thing in the long run for the consumer.
Are you going to be getting a Nexus 4 later today when it releases in the U.S? Does the fact that the smartphone does not have Wi-Fi calling capabilities make you rethink your decision? If so, why is Wi-Fi calling capabilities important to you?
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source: Android Central