[Rumor]Nexus 5 Not Coming to Google I/O; Instead 32GB LTE LG Nexus 4 with Android 5.0

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  1. dgstorm

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    For the past several months we have heard a string of rumors regarding Google's big plans for next gen products at Google I/O in May of this year. One of the prominent theories suggested that Google would be showcasing a Nexus 5 smartphone as a follow-up to the Nexus 4. New intel just popped up on the grid today suggesting that may not be the case after-all. Supposedly, Google plans to offer a newly revamped version of the Nexus 4. This new version will again be made by LG, but will come with a number of enhancements to make it appeal to a wider audience.

    First, the device is said to be a 32GB storage device. Also, it will come equipped with Android 5.0/Key Lime Pie, which is not at all surprising considering it is the next Nexus device, and Google's next OS version is likely Android 5.0. The final interesting detail regarding the device is that it will supposedly make up for the previous Nexus 4's lack of LTE and will also include a CDMA-capable radio for Sprint and Verizon.

    Although this sounds like a made-up wish list for a Verizon or Sprint customer who wants an LTE Nexus 4, there is some logic to it that makes it quite plausible. If Google/Motorola plan to release the new X Phone in the fall of this year as the rumors are suggesting, it wouldn't make sense to launch the Nexus 5 this year at all. This would cause the Nexus 5 and the X Phone to compete during a very close time-frame, causing Google to effectively compete with itself. An Android 5.0 equipped enhanced and refreshed Nexus 4 makes more sense from a marketing perspective.

    Source: Sidhtech
     
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    DAMMIT! And I JUST bought the 16gig Nexus 4.....Why couldn't they have made 32gig an option from the FREAKING START?
     
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    So Im guessing the X will be the One:wink-b:with this Nikon cam.
     
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    I'm perfectly content with my Galaxy Nexus (aside from the battery life since flashing 4.2.2), and yet I'm still intrigued by the thought of a 32GB Nexus 4 w/LTE. I think this device would make a lot of people happy, and I might even consider it if I wasn't anticipating the X Phone more.
     
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    It never would have met their price point back then. The name of Google's game is highest spec for the cheapest price, and since 32gb of RAM is worth $100, no way it could have come to the original N4. Offering multiple options has been a plague of sorts to the OEM's, because generally people will gobble only one version and the rest can't sell, e.g. Nexus 7. If you build 1,000,000 16's and 500,000 64's and sell all 1,000,000 16's and 200,000 64's only to have to eat it financially to move product it can be sort of hazardous, and how do you guess how much to prepare for? I think we'll see this problem in large scale once the Moto X phone comes out if the customization rumors are true, they'll have to change their manufacturing of particular components on the fly to meet demand, so their will always either be a surplus or a deficit in availability.
     
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    I hope this isn't the beginning of Google acting like Apple... "Introducing, the NEW Nexus 4"

    These upgrades aren't enough to keep me from holding out for whatever the X may be... and if the X falls short, then this new Nexus4 will have a price drop by then to appeal to everyone :)
     
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    If this is true and they stuff a bigger battery in I'm interested.
     
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    Why would someone today buy a phone without 4G LTE, is beyond me, and only 16 gigs. I don't care if it's pure Google, no LTE no sale for me. So how is that slow 3G treating you.
     
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    I adopted the SGS3 late but will give it up for the "NEW" N4. My VZW contract is up next month and we are leaving VZW as soon as I can settle on another carrier. I will never ever sign a contract with a carrier/anyone again.

    Looking hard at T-Mobile right now...
     
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    I know right,the nerve of us having the freedom of choice.I mean imagine,30 dollars a mth or 70 dollars a mth unlimited everything on HSPA+ with speeds that equal or sometimes surpass VZW's 4G LTE.It's treating me pretty darn good,thxz for asking.:p
     
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    By the way,we're saving a seat for ya.(in my Sarah Palin voice:D)
     
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    I saw a video showing the current Nexus 4 already having an LTE radio in it. Hopefully it wasn't a hoax. If true would it be possible to use on Verizon?
     
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