A few developers have noticed something out of place today: the factory images and binaries for Google’s LG-manufactured Nexus 4 has been removed from Google’s developer website. A factory image is essentially a file that will allow users to restore their device back to stock Android in the event that something goes wrong during the process of tinkering with the device. Talk Android mentions that Google could be in the process of trying to disable the recently discovered LTE antenna in the Nexus 4. This would make sense as it seems like the Nexus 4 was pulled off of the developer website deliberately simply because the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus factory images are still available for download.
While Google could indeed be trying to disable the LTE capabilities, it’s more likely that they have found a nasty bug that needed to get squashed. We’ll just have to see what they’ve actually done before when the Nexus 4 is put back up on the developer website. That is, if it goes back up on the Nexus 4 site.+
Do you have any guesses as to what Google could be up to with taking the Nexus 4 off of the developer website? Do you have any information as to why they took the Nexus 4 off of the developer website exactly? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below!
source: Google Developers