Last Updated: Dec 15,2012
When is this bad boy hitting the play store?
I didn't know they were making one. Hopefully they will though, that'd be nice.
If this does, lets not get our hopes up too high. i want to say mid spring 2013. that's enough time to ease it into the play store without people exploding. I mean, if it were to hit the play store before this year's end, I would take out all my anger on a Google rep, corner him into a corner crying until he replaces my back ordered 16GB version for a 32GB
Agreed, don't expect one until mid-spring at the earliest. Possibly when carrier-branded models are released (such as on Sprint).
I highly doubt that...... but if it does hit Verizon, it'll be the first phone I've preordered for myself
Most likely never. Google has goals with the Nexus 4:
-Show that top of the line hardware specs can be coupled with brilliant software for $300 off contract. Corollary: Ease market control over devices by carriers. Force standard development and compliance independent of carrier branding.
- Push the cloud. Push Google Music, Google Drive, etc.
Neither of those goals is served with a 32 GB Nexus 4. The price point is attractive at the $300, even $350 level - which is a little more than what people pay for top of the line phones ON contract. Producing a 32 GB model might force them to raise its price to $400, and I doubt Google is interested in doing this.
Second, it's also not helpful to Google's cloud strategy. The cloud is important to Google because it frees people from their devices. When there is no pain to "move" photos and music over, and it's just a matter of signing in, it's much easier to persuade people to buy a new device, and do so without having to set foot in a store to have their people get your device "up and running."
When and if they do release the 32gb variant, they'll likely discontinue the 8gb and drop the 16gb to $300 and sell 32gb for $350. That's what I think they'll do, much like the N7.
The thing with the "cloud" is its not very realistic unless you have constant Wi-Fi or constant excellent signal. And even with a LTE phone on Verizon, constant excellent signal isn't possible.
I have at least 15 GB of music, and 5 GB on my phone. If I want to download a couple of movies off the play store to watch during a flight, I'd have start deleting stuff to make room with 16 GB
And that is exactly why the cloud is so nice, I don't know about you but just about every where i go i can get a wifi signal, or at the very least a good enough signal to stream what ever i want. so really all i need on board storage for is app's everything else is just as easy to get from the cloud as it is from a storage card
What about my airplane/airport scenario?
Most airports I've been to don't offer free WiFi, and I've been on one plane that offered Wi-Fi.
Edit: I only get WiFi at home, and I travel a lot, driving through parts of the country where the only two radio stations are Jesus talk radio and praise Jesus country music.
Well I know phx has free wifi, and me personally i use a tablet for all my airplane scenarios more memory bigger screen so no need for the phone, I have gone cross country multiple times and almost always have cell coverage, if you are going to spend the extra 100-200 for a little more memory you might as well get a tablet for those kinds of scenarios and just use that for songs and what not
Agreed, this is what they'll do.
What country are you driving through? Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, there's many times where I'm roaming/no signal whatsoever. From Dallas to Houston, we were trying to pull up Pandora and YouTube will plenty of dropped signal moments.
I drive from the bay area to the Baltimore area every couple of years, sometimes it is from the phoenix area to baltimore, I have used sprint and at&t now it will be t-mobile(have not done the drive with them yet) but I almost always have coverage, even when i don't have coverage there is no reason for 30 gigs of music and movies for at the most an hour
If you're on contract with T-Mobile you can roam off of AT&T's towers, but if you're prepaid you're limited to T-Mobile towers. Same thing with Sprint. Contract users get roaming with Verizon, but pre-paid don't.
Well I have a VZW 32 GB GNex. After apps, games, nandroids, personal pictures and videos, I have about 16 GB free for music and whatever. I just don't see how I'd get by with only 16 GB. Maybe I'm a hoarder when it comes to my pictures and stuff. I usually keep two nandroids, one stock, one of the ROM I was running before the one I'm currently on.
And I've used my phone to let my kids watch movies on road trips. Streaming doesn't work so well when driving through the areas I mentioned.
Was just shown this on another thread and it'd be great for those road trips:
Buy.com - 128GB CRUZER GLIDE FLASH DRIVE EXT USB
I doubt that they will do this with the Nexus 4. Google is probably already selling the Nexus 4 at cost, and I sincerely doubt they will eat extra cost just so they can add more storage. The evolution of the Nexus phone has NOT been towards more on-board storage. The unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus - the one that Google sold - was only available as a 16GB model. And with the Nexus 4, they are offering an 8GB model. It does not sound to me like Google is gearing up to add extra storage options. In fact, it sounds to me like just the opposite.
Tablets are a little bit of a different beast. They are, much more so than phones, gaming devices, devices people watch full-length, high-resolution movies on, etc. As such, more on board storage makes sense. Google did not make the Nexus 4 to be a high capacity gaming device, and few watch full-length, high def movies on their phone screens. The Nexus 7 was also at first released as a wifi only device, and for mobility, more storage was therefore a requisite.
Well, I was just talking about the phone not being a movie watching device (primarily). I will readily admit that if you regularly download and watch movies on your phone, and that's a critical consideration, the Nexus 4 is not the phone for you. Wouldn't the movie watching experience on a flight be much better served with say, a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10?
With respect to streaming though, I can stream music from Google Music on my phone with even T-mobile's 2G connection just fine, as well as streaming certain stations on Stitcher radio. I only go on 2G/slow 3G when I'm inside my gym, of course (damn those concrete walls), but even then the audio streaming works better than okay.
At the end of the day, we're all guessing. It's possible that I will turn out to be wrong and Google will release a 32GB Nexus 4. I just wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.
If they released a 32GB I'd probably buy it and sell my 8GB N4. At this point though the plan is to get a Note 2 (preferably 64GB) once my tax returns come back early next year and use that for my music (and lots of other stuff) probably on wifi and have the option to switch the SIM over if my Nexus battery dies on a long day or something.
I google "Nexus 4" 32 GB and this shows up..... guess it'll never happen
In the past we have seen willingness on Google's part to reduce the price of all models on a product line and introduce a new deluxe model (Nexus7)
In this light is is not inconceivable that a 32GB LTE Model could be introduced at the 16GBs price point or at $399.00.
Obviously this is mere speculation.
So load 5 gigs of music for those times. I've got close to 20ish gigs of music and I know from experience that NO ONE listens to 15+ gigs on a regular basis.
Well I don't know the mood I'm going to be in when I leave for the airport, so which music should I load up? And moving a few gigabytes takes longer than a minute. A movie alone will take up a few GB. Two movies, 5 GB, sound right?
Well that is what's great about android you have the option to buy a phone that has what you want complaining about what some one else has accomplishes nothing if you don't want it don't get it
I'm not knocking the phone. I'm saying I really want one.... with 32 GB of storage.
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