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LG Nexus 4 Stretching Fan Loyalty Even More

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The LG Nexus 4 has been hard to get hold of since December. Thanks to devices coming out that have more powerful hardware, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC M7, consumers may decide that the LG Nexus 4 is not worth waiting for.

LG Nexus 4 still hard to come by

Back on the 15th December 2012 the LG Nexus 4 wasn’t available in the Google Play Store. The 8GB version of the device was however unavailable from the 15th and Google and LG have been pointing the finger at each other as to whole fault it is that supplies have been low. Neither of them will comment on when the device is likely to come back into stock.

The CES is halfway through and still the device remains unavailable.

What this means is that the LG Nexus 4 has one of the worst launch failures in 2012. The LG Nexus has briefly come back into stock two times at the Google Play Store. On both of these occasions the handset was plagued with website issues. The LG Nexus 4 has seen other problems besides scarcity. Problems with the device have included back orders, long shipping times, confused customer service reps, non-existent bumper bars and no launch of the wireless charging orb.

Google and LG have done plenty of arguing among themselves instead of telling people when they expect the handset to be back in stock. The device has shipping dates that are atrocious and thanks to this it will be some time before you can get the device over at the Google Play Store.

MWC is coming in February and it may means that the LG Nexus 4 will not be as popular as it once was.

The LG Nexus 4 to be right should be one of the best and the biggest devices running Android on the market. This would have been down to the specs, which are high end and the price tag which is low for a device that is unlocked. However at this minute in time with Google and LG not saying when it will be available, consumers are likely to get fed up of waiting.

CES 2013 has brought news of some superb handsets. One of these is the Sony Xperia Z. Along with this powerful hardware will be coming out, from some of the leaders in smart phones.

Qualcomm have told us about the new Snapdragon 800 processor, which takes over from the Snapdragon S4. This has been a popular chip found in many Android handsets on the market today. Nvidia have also told us about their Tegra 4 processor, this should be in many handsets of 2013. Samsung also have the Exynos 5 Octa processor and this may be in the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it comes out this year, perhaps in the first half of the year.

Many companies have provided devices that will have screens of 1080p, ones that are very thin and which have superb quality builds. Phone makers have listened to what consumers want and they have toned down the UI over the Android OS. The user interface that comes with the Sony Xperia Z has been cut down so much that it hasn’t been given a name. The HTC Sense 5, which may be coming out in February on the HTC M7 has also been slimmed down when compared with the Sense 4+

The LG Nexus 4 may be a Nexus device; however it will have competition in regards to upcoming hardware and software. This competition could persuade many to give up on the LG Nexus 4 and head to another smartphone maker and handset.

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