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LG Nexus 4: Should You Wash Your Hands & Walk Away?

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Ever since December consumers have not been able to get hold of the LG Nexus 4 flagship device. With more powerful handsets on the way in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC M7, consumers may now be looking at a touch choice over the following weeks; in regards to should they wait for LG and Google to remedy the supply issues.

LG Nexus 4 availability issues stretching fan loyalty

On the 15th December people could not get hold of the LG Nexus 4 at the Google Play Store. The 8GB version of the handset was unavailable from the 15th, with the LG Nexus 4 running out of stock just after this. Since this time both LG and Google have pointed their fingers at each other when it comes to whose fault supply issues have been. Neither of them will say when the LG Nexus 4 may next be in stock.

We are now in the middle of CES and the LG Nexus 4 is still out of stock.

This means that it is very clear that the launch of the LG Nexus 4 has been one of the biggest failures in the world of mobiles, during 2012. The LG Nexus 4 came back onto the Google Play Store two times, however both times those wanting the handset had to deal with site errors. Along with this the launch, the LG Nexus 4 has run into numerous problems. These have included back orders, shipping times that have been long, customer service reps that have been confused, lack of bumper bars and the failure to launch the wireless charging orb.

No one has said when the handset may be back in stock, instead LG and Google have chosen to fight among themselves, so at this minute we have no idea when we may see it appear again. The LG Nexus 4 has some of the most absurd shipping dates for a mobile, which were in the double digit mark, so therefore it could be quite a while before we see the LG Nexus 4 in the Google Play Store again.

CES is almost finished and MWC is on its way in February and with it the LG Nexus 4 may end up being not as desirable as it was before.

If things had gone right then the LG Nexus 4 should have been one of the biggest Android devices on the market at the moment right now. This would have thanks to the high specs and the low price tag for a device that is unlocked. However as it stands thanks to Google not speculating on when the handset may be available, people are getting ready to make some tough choices in the weeks coming.

CES 2013 has been great for those looking for a new handset. The Sony Xperia Z is one that stood out. Some hardware that is powerful will be making its way to stores courtesy of the bigger smart phone makers.

Qualcomm have revealed their Snapdragon 800 processor, which is a large step up from their Snapdragon S4 processor, which is popular with Android devices of today. Nvidia have also revealed the Tegra 4 chip, this should end up in many devices of 2013. Samsung have also introduced us to the Exynos 5 Octa processor, which is expected to ship in the Samsung Galaxy S4, during the first half of the year.

Companies have also revealed devices with displays of 1080p, devices that are thin and which are made of great quality. Customers have been taken account of by companies who are now toning down their UI over Android. Sony’s user interface for instance, which comes with the Sony Xperia Z, has been slimmed down so much that it doesn’t even have a name. the HTC Sense 5 is also thought to be coming out in February and it should be seen on the HTC M7, which has also been slimmed down more than Sense 4+

Even though the LG Nexus 4 is a Nexus handset it could have competition that is serious when it comes to both software and hardware. With competition will come choice and this means that customers may give up on the LG Nexus 4 and decide it isn’t worth the wait.

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