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I just bought by Nexus 7 from Google and am looking to get a Nexus 4 phone but Google is out of stock. Is Google the only place to get the Nexus devices? I don't see them for sale anywhere.

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To be honest, if you can get a Galaxy Nexus over Nexus 4, I would do it.
Check with your cell phone provider. Nexus 4 isn't as good as the Galaxy Nexus, however the Nexus 4 is cheaper and easier to get with out contract.
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T-mobile has them. The Play Store should be restocked, hopefully sometime soon. These phones are in high demand right now, so be patient.

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You can (or will be able to soon) buy it on stores but it won't be as cheap as it is on Google Play.
A Google employee said on Google+ that they should have stock again in the US this week.

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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1353001826' post='595322626']
Nexus 4 isn't as good as the Galaxy Nexus, however the Nexus 4 is cheaper and easier to get with out contract.
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youre right, it isn't as good, its much better than the galaxy nexus. Please explain your logic behind that comment, that just makes no sense.
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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1353002397' post='595322654']
youre right, it isn't as good, its much better than the galaxy nexus. Please explain your logic behind that comment, that just makes no sense.
[/quote]Well there are pros/cons to both devices. The LG is better in the sense that CPU/GPU are better, however, it doesn't have LTE (yet), and storage options are lackluster. There might be other negatives that could be subjective, ex: design. In my eyes, the Nexus 4 is a huge disappointment for a device carrying the Nexus moniker.

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I am confused by your guys' use of the term "Google Play". I thought that was a place to buy apps using an android device.

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[quote name='patseguin' timestamp='1353004369' post='595322738']
I am confused by your guys' use of the term "Google Play". I thought that was a place to buy apps using an android device.
[/quote]The [url="https://play.google.com/"]Google Play Store[/url] is a place where you can purchase Apps., Music, Movies/TV shows, Books, Magazine, and Nexus/ChromeBook devices. Go to the link and choose your category on the left hand side.

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[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1353002712' post='595322664']
Well there are pros/cons to both devices. The LG is better in the sense that CPU/GPU are better, however, it doesn't have LTE (yet), and storage options are lackluster. There might be other negatives that could be subjective, ex: design. In my eyes, the Nexus 4 is a huge disappointment for a device carrying the Nexus moniker.
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when the galaxy nexus first came out only 1 carrier, Verizon, had the 32gb and LTE. All other galaxy nexus' on every other carrier were 16gb with hspa+, just like the nexus 4. The Verizon nexus was not normal, and was probably the last nexus device they will even get. With that said, compared to the galaxy nexus the new nexus is overall better. You are the only person who ive seen say they like the slippery cheap plastic by Samsung over the new LG nexus.

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[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1353004475' post='595322744']
The [url="https://play.google.com/"]Google Play Store[/url] is a place where you can purchase Apps., Music, Movies/TV shows, Books, Magazine, and Nexus/ChromeBook devices. Go to the link and choose your category on the left hand side.
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Wow, I had no idea. It's almost like I need a Nexus in order to buy a Nexus LOL

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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1353004608' post='595322756']
when the galaxy nexus first came out only 1 carrier, Verizon, had the 32gb and LTE. All other galaxy nexus' on every other carrier were 16gb with hspa+, just like the nexus 4. The Verizon nexus was not normal, and was probably the last nexus device they will even get. With that said, compared to the galaxy nexus the new nexus is overall better. You are the only person who ive seen say they like the slippery cheap plastic by Samsung over the new LG nexus.
[/quote]Yep, the Galaxy Nexus GSM 32GB was cancelled, for reasons really unknown. Well, the Nexus 4 could be introduced with LTE, and join Verizon/Sprint. I don't think the Galaxy Nexus is by any means the last Nexus device that Verizon will see. Verizon did butcher the Galaxy Nexus, but I think Google wouldn't risk losing a big part of Verizon's market like that. I never said I like the "cheap plastic" over the Nexus 4. I personally haven't seen or held the Nexus 4 in person, so I can't make that judgement until I hold the device in my hands. Having said that, I hate the idea of using glass on the back panel - I figured manufacturers would have learned after the whole iPhone 4 fiasco. IMO, it's a stupid design decision.

I generally hate Samsung, their build quality is not the greatest, but I hate LG even more. I had very bad experiences with LG phones in the past. I hope Google partners up with HTC for the next Nexus device.

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[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1353002712' post='595322664']
Well there are pros/cons to both devices. The LG is better in the sense that CPU/GPU are better, however, it doesn't have LTE (yet), and storage options are lackluster. There might be other negatives that could be subjective, ex: design. In my eyes, the Nexus 4 is a huge disappointment for a device carrying the Nexus moniker.
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This is the unlocked version. Provider specific versions that will come later will have LTE options. Unfortunately it may be difficult to make a device that would support all LTE options (especially since one like T-Mobile doesn't even have them yet).
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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1353001826' post='595322626']
To be honest, if you can get a Galaxy Nexus over Nexus 4, I would do it.
Check with your cell phone provider. Nexus 4 isn't as good as the Galaxy Nexus, however the Nexus 4 is cheaper and easier to get with out contract.
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Are you serious? The Nexus 4 has a significantly faster CPU, more ram, a better screen (Pentile on the GN, non Pentile on the N4), a much more powerful GPU (The GPU in the GN is the same GPU as in the Samsung Galaxy S... dated)and it isn't made out of cheap and slippery plastic.
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[quote name='kjordan2001' timestamp='1353005537' post='595322798']
This is the unlocked version. Provider specific versions that will come later will have LTE options. Unfortunately it may be difficult to make a device that would support all LTE options (especially since one like T-Mobile doesn't even have them yet).
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Google has not made any announcements about any LTE device, what they did say was that they refused to play VZW's games to be able to release an LTE version, and I highly doubt they will now, Google rightly is demanding that VZW not fuss with the device and let Google update it when they choose to, VZW won't allow that, so it's game over for VZW, would love to see Motorola pull the plug on VZW too, see how long till they change their minds once they loose all their best selling phones
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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1353002397' post='595322654']
youre right, it isn't as good, its much better than the galaxy nexus. Please explain your logic behind that comment, that just makes no sense.
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Nexus 4 - No LTE, Only 8 gb of internal memory (compared to 32gb on galaxy)
Agree that Nexus 4 has other upgrades over Nexus but the above would are important factors for me.
Typically for an upgrade, I expect the replacement to exceed the previous in all area's, some portions of the Nexus 4 feel like downgrades.

I have a Galaxy Nexus (T-Mobile) 32gb.
I've not had any apps lag, and the OS seems snappy / responsive.
The touch screen been responsive / haven't had any issues with it.
Another reason why the hardware upgrades cpu/gpu/touch screen are not compelling too me.
Also in case any of my phone / devices with otterbox so aesthetics are not a big reason for me either.

I'm not saying, however, the Nexus 4 is a bad phone.
I like the fact Nexus 4 is inexpensive and easy to get off contract.

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The lack of LTE is not a big problem, at this moment in time most reviewers are unable to even tell the difference in speed between LTE and HSDPA enabled devices due to coverage being so spotty.

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[quote name='kjordan2001' timestamp='1353005537' post='595322798']
This is the unlocked version. Provider specific versions that will come later will have LTE options. Unfortunately it may be difficult to make a device that would support all LTE options (especially since one like T-Mobile doesn't even have them yet).
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Exactly this. This phone is more-or-less targeting pay-as-you-go users who probably won't have access to LTE for few more years, anyway. But I do agree with the general sentiment that the glass on the back of the Nexus 4 was a bad design decision. It looks nice, until it is cracked. I doubt there will be much anyone can do with it once it is cracked. Sure, it was a bad design decision on the iPhone 4/4S as well, but at least Apple has the support to back it up. They only charge like $30 to replace the back of the iPhone 4/4S. I don't think we will see anything similar from Google or LG support... their advice will likely be "buy a new phone if it bothers you" or wrap it in a case so you can't see the back anymore.

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I'd rather have a world 3G pentaband phone than a specific carrier locked LTE phone.

Seriously don't know why people bitching about LTE. Guess those are the rednecks never travel.

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[quote name='Richteralan' timestamp='1354124077' post='595355144']
I'd rather have a world 3G pentaband phone than a specific carrier locked LTE phone.

Seriously don't know why people bitching about LTE. Guess those are the rednecks never travel.
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To be fair, you can get a carrier locked LTE phone that supports 3G worldwide on Verizon or AT&T.... just be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for international coverage plans (like my boss does).

Personally, I would rather have the unlocked phone and then have a SIM for the region I'm visiting because the price of the international coverage plans from Verizon and AT&T should just be criminal.

Steep price to carry your local phone number wherever you go. I mostly just want data coverage wherever I go..could careless about my carrier phone number tbh.

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Alright, first off, let me dismiss both of the arguments presented thus far.

Galaxy Nexus has LTE, Nexus 4 doesn't: If OP is considering a Nexus 4, he's obviously on a GSM carrier, since that's all it's available for. The GSM Galaxy Nexus didn't have LTE either. So that's one argument dismissed.

Nexus 4 only has 8 and 16 GB versions, Galaxy Nexus had 32 GB: If OP is considering a Nexus 4, he's obviously on a GSM carrier, since that's all it's available for. The GSM Galaxy Nexus is only available in 16 GB. So that's the second argument dismissed.

Now you're left with the Nexus 4 being a far a better phone than the Galaxy Nexus.

[b]Edit:[/b] Whoops, I ignore TMobile usually, haha. Apparently TMobile got a 32GB Galaxy Nexus?

[b]Edit again:[/b] Wait, no... I don't see a 32 GB version for T-Mobile anywhere. Jason Stillion, are you sure your phone is 32 GB? What is the model number? The 32 GB GSM Galaxy Nexus was never released.

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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1353001826' post='595322626']
To be honest, if you can get a Galaxy Nexus over Nexus 4, I would do it.
Check with your cell phone provider. Nexus 4 isn't as good as the Galaxy Nexus, however the Nexus 4 is cheaper and easier to get with out contract.
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Please. The Nexus 4 is miles ahead of the Galaxy Nexus. I know, I have one in my hand right now.

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[quote name='Shadrack' timestamp='1354124904' post='595355178']
To be fair, you can get a carrier locked LTE phone that supports 3G worldwide on Verizon or AT&T.... just be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for international coverage plans (like my boss does).

Personally, I would rather have the unlocked phone and then have a SIM for the region I'm visiting because the price of the international coverage plans from Verizon and AT&T should just be criminal.

Steep price to carry your local phone number wherever you go. I mostly just want data coverage wherever I go..could careless about my carrier phone number tbh.
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Of course, if you leave the cost out from the equation, then anything is possible.

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