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Why is everyone hell bent on the LTE feature?
because it's the latest technology and it's phenomenally fast, download speeds of around 50mbps and upload around 25mbps.
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download speeds of around 50mbps and upload around 25mbps.
..in theory..
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In Ottawa, *when* I get LTE reception, I have seen 39Mbps down and 17Mbps up using the Speedtest app. It is noticeably faster than HSPA.

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The fastest I've gotten with Rogers in North Vancouver is 48mbps down, 15mbps up with 66ms ping and thats with 2 bars, downtown with full signal I get 52mbps down, 16mbps up but of course many factors effect the performance.
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i know my next phone will be another nexus but if LG is making it no thanks
I thought so too, until I read this:
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I'm only at the end of year one of my three year contract so I won't be getting that phone as I'm not ready to fork out that much money for a phone even though it will be fairly cheap but at least if this is a sign of things to come in the next couple of years, my next phone should pretty sweet when I'm ready to upgrade. Although at $350 or so, it could be a nice xmas present if it becomes available at Videotron
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"For starters, the build quality and materials are amazing. As soon as you pick it up you know you're holding something that is built with more love and thought than a Galaxy Nexus or GSIII. The front and back are Gorilla Glass 2 and the sides are made from a rubberized plastic that actually feels great. The whole phone is really solid, and it's the first Android phone that seems like it's had real passion put into the design."

What a bogus statement. Look at the Apple debacle of putting glass on both sides of the phone. I would say over half of my friends with the 4 or 4s have a cracked back. I seriously don't know how people don't put a decent protective case on those things.

Everyone thinks Samsung uses cheap materials, but this is complete and utter bull. I know they are mostly plastic, but have you seen what that plastic can do? You take the back off on an s3 and you can bend it nearly in half without it breaking. They are thinking about durability and then looks. And who cares about how the phone looks anyway. You should be putting a case on it to protect that investment. It is the internals, the OS (which hopefully that problem is solved with LG going Nexus and not relying on them for updates, or lack of) and the screen that are most important.

Speaking of the screen, Samsung also use the most advanced screen technology on the market. Yes, yes people will complain about the pentile on some of the phones, but I have pretty good eyes and the only way I can tell the difference between pentile Samoled 720 and something like the lcd2 720 (HTC One X for example) is with a magnifying glass. Side by side they are indistinguishable for resolution, but the Samoled kills it in colour saturation and black levels.

The lack of LTE and expandable storage is a huge let down as well. 16 gb is tiny nowadays with some games taking up to 2gb of space, movies up to a gb, so on and so forth.

Hopefully Google smartens up and releases a 32gb (or bigger) lte enabled version because I do love my Nexus S

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because it's the latest technology and it's phenomenally fast, download speeds of around 50mbps and upload around 25mbps.
And how many people outside NA care for LTE? Even in NA, how many people would be using it for the reason you have stated?
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I would be very surprised if there was an LTE version any time soon. Google can't get an LTE variant on Verizon without partnering with Verizon and that was a disaster with the Galaxy Nexus. They could maybe release a version compatible with AT&T which would work with Canadian LTE networks as well, but I would be very surprised if they did.

Google doesn't want to partner with AT&T on sales for the same reason they don't want to partner with Verizon again: they don't want to give carriers any control over updates. AT&T's LTE network isn't nearly as big as Verizon's, so the market is already limited. Adding an LTE radio would drive up the device cost, so now you're looking at asking people to pay $400 for an unlocked version directly from Google. Making enough people aware of the option would be difficult enough, but convincing them to spend $400 ordering a phone online when they could get an HTC One X or Galaxy S III, which they can see in the AT&T store, for $100 on a two-year contract is next to impossible.

They have to be able to sell enough of them to justify the cost, and they just wouldn't sell enough of them for it to be worth it.

As for a 32 GB model, that is certainly a possibility for the future, but I wouldn't expect to see it any time soon. It might depend on how well the phone sells at first. My 16 GB Galaxy Nexus still has 7.5 GB of free space though, so while I understand the desire for a 32 GB version, I don't think 16 GB is unusably low for most people, and I could see how light users (or devs doing testing) could easily make do with an 8 GB version.

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And how many people outside NA care for LTE? Even in NA, how many people would be using it for the reason you have stated?

Not sure I understand your question, are you under the impression that LTE is NA only?
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And how many people outside NA care for LTE? Even in NA, how many people would be using it for the reason you have stated?
LTE is great when tethering a laptop when I'm traveling.

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because it's the latest technology and it's phenomenally fast, download speeds of around 50mbps and upload around 25mbps.
And how many people outside NA care for LTE? Even in NA, how many people would be using it for the reason you have stated?
Not to mention 3G is extremely slow here in Calgary, it takes 6 or 7 seconds to load a web page in Safari (4S).
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Nexus 4

So let the price war begin.

Nexus 4 goes on sale today (Nov 13)

For only 309$ plus tax.
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Update:

Sold Out in Australia is 22 minutes.

Middle of night here in Ontario. I am still playing "Refresh" game.

Nothing :-( Still showing as Coming soon.

Suppose Google is getting greedy and wants to change price?
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One thing I've noticed is it does not support LTE.
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