At its initial announcement, Google neglected to detail the software fate of two of its ageing devices — the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 (2012). Luckily, Android Lollipop will also extend to include its more senior family members.
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A version of Android 4.3 has come out of Google — thanks to a Google staff member selling a Nexus 4 with a near-final version of the OS update onboard. The code’s been extracted from the phone and released and — bar a missing radio — would appear to be a virtually complete version of the next version of Android.
The Nexus 4 is an awesome phone, and now it's coming in white. That much you already knew, but now you'll be able to buy the white Nexus 4 in Australia from Harvey Norman — or on an Optus plan — for more-or-less the same price as the one on Google Play.
Seriously, this guy has designed his own JARVIS-like voice-controlled home using nothing but (what looks like) a Nexus 4 and the help of an app or three. He uses it with truly natural-language and can string commands together to get different tasks done. This video is incredible, and the best part is that it cost him less than $US300.
The Nexus 4 has been around for a few months now, but the Android phone's pretty wireless orb charger is just now available in the Google Play store. The only catch is that you have to be in the US to get it. Don't worry, there are ways around it.
Google threw LG under the bus late last year when it came to who was responsible for Nexus 4 delays, but now LG is fighting back with some finger-pointing of its own.
Over the past few years I've invested a lot into Apple's products and services. If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.
I know a lot of you want a Nexus 4, the thing sold out in an hour for goodness sake, but please, for the love of all that is Google, don't resort to paying this absurd mark-up. Updated with response from the vendor.
We have made a mistake, readers. All this time we have been shouting, ranting and railing against Google for not putting fresh devices up on the Play Store and not delivering the handsets we actually managed to order, but really, it's all LG's fault. That's the story told by a Google exec, at least.
The smartphone market of 2012 has seen some heated competition. The usual contenders all released solid hardware. But the dynamic between them changed, too — Windows Phone arrived as a serious third OS option, and 2012 ended with exciting new models of iPhone and Android devices. Here's a look at the best new products people put in their pockets this year.