The Nexus 4 was released five months ago and when it landed everyone questioned the shortcomings. The Nexus device came without a contract, was well designed and had a lot of pros, but lacked LTE or any large storage options.
It felt like Google had to hold back with the Nexus 4, to make it cheap and off contract. This didn’t make buyers hold back however, with Google and LG trumped on production for the first three months of the phone’s release.
Mountain View may be prepared to come back with an updated version of the smartphone, to really enthuse the US buyers who wanted LTE and more on-board storage.
The X Phone and Nexus 5 will be held off for now, according to the report, with Google and Motorola likely to release the smartphones at other events.
Instead, the Nexus 4 will return, this time it will come with LTE and 32GB of storage. Google will throw this off contract, although we cannot understand how the US carriers will accept this openly and how Google will make it available for every carrier.
The likely solution is the Nexus 4 with LTE will only work on two different carriers, T-Mobile and AT&T, who do not run the CDMA band. Google would have to go through a lot of hassle to get the smartphone working everywhere off contract.
Solutions are coming to this problem with LTE bands, Qualcomm’s new chips have plenty of different bands to run on. Sadly, these will not be available until the late end of 2013, when the Nexus 5 and iPhone 5S are rumoured to be announced.
The Nexus 4 gained a lot of support, despite the lack of LTE or large storage – Google can still bring life into the five month smartphone, if they bring something new and exciting to the table.
As far as we know, the new Nexus 4 will not feature any internal enhancements. It may come first with Key Lime Pie, as all Nexus devices come with a software update.
Source: Android & Me