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Old 30-05-2013, 18:55
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PAYG page from Orange seems to indicate a limit of 100MB:

http://www1.orange.co.uk/service_pla...mal_terms.html

Could it be that you've hit a limit? That page does mention that "it's insufficient for internet tethering", but I'm not sure what they mean by that.
No, I never use the Orange PAYG data (I use a 3 MiFi device instead). It was a one-off experiment.

It is not a big deal at the moment as I use the MiFi but it might be important if I find a cheap way of getting calls and data on the same SIM card in the future.
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Old 31-05-2013, 19:27
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The white Nexus 4 was launched in North America today, it will roll out to the UK and Europe in the next few weeks apparently...

Interestingly it's being billed as a "limited edition" and comes with a free white bumper...

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/31/w...s-4-available/
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Old 31-05-2013, 20:40
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Looks like the Nexus 4 ( White or original ) will be the last LG made unit as Google have announced the next model will be made by the Google owned Motorola .
Really unusual bit is it will be made in USA - don't know where the individual components will be sourced from -- but I could guess LOL .

Get your nexus 4 while you can , its going to be a classic .
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Old 31-05-2013, 22:02
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Looks like the Nexus 4 ( White or original ) will be the last LG made unit as Google have announced the next model will be made by the Google owned Motorola. Really unusual bit is it will be made in USA - don't know where the individual components will be sourced from -- but I could guess LOL .

Get your nexus 4 while you can , its going to be a classic .
Why would that make it a classic?
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Old 31-05-2013, 22:19
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Why would that make it a classic?
Well N4 is a superb piece of kit and sometimes when a new version ( particularly when its made by a new manufacturer ) the replacement is not as good as the original .
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Old 31-05-2013, 22:34
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The suggestion that the X phone will replace the nexus 4 is just a rumour, and one which people have hinted is incorrect. Google have said Motorola will be treated like any other manufacturer.
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Old 31-05-2013, 22:42
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Sundar Pichai head of Android and Chrome has already said that the Nexus series is continuing.

The Motorola X may be sold on the Play Store, but if anything I think it will be alongside any future Nexus devices. A new Nexus 7 is definitely on the horizon, so I wouldn't be surprised if a new Nexus 4 was as well. The success of this series has been increasing quite a lot recently.

Google will do anything to get stock Android more widespread which is why Motorola will be releasing stock devices this year, there are Google Editions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One and there will be future Nexus devices. Their aim is to have as many Android devices out there as possible.
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Old 31-05-2013, 22:56
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Google will do anything to get stock Android more widespread
It is the likes of HTC thinking they can get maybe more sales with 'stock'.

Personally I think Nexus and 'stock' are way overhyped. The Optimus 4X could be bought at a similar price and is certainly my preferred of the two.
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Old 31-05-2013, 23:07
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It is the likes of HTC thinking they can get maybe more sales with 'stock'.

Personally I think Nexus and 'stock' are way overhyped. The Optimus 4X could be bought at a similar price and is certainly my preferred of the two.
LG's Optimus UI is horrible and so laggy. Stock Android may seem plain, but it's incredibly smooth and uncluttered and feels distinctly more "Google" rather than the Fisher Price fake iOS look of Samsung's Touchwiz, or the cluttered and junky look of HTC's Sense which admittedly is still one of the better Android UIs.

HTC have always been a big supporter of Android, they produced the very first commercial Android device as well as the first Nexus device. I don't think sales is the primary motivation, more propagation than anything else.
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Old 31-05-2013, 23:13
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HTC have always been a big supporter of Android, they produced the very first commercial Android device as well as the first Nexus device.
Obvious candidates. They probably produced the vast majority of Win CE stuff in its day.

Whatever the label, it was probably HTC inside.
I'm not even going to comments on 'anything but stock is the enemy' stuff.
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Old 31-05-2013, 23:20
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It is the likes of HTC thinking they can get maybe more sales with 'stock'.

Personally I think Nexus and 'stock' are way overhyped. The Optimus 4X could be bought at a similar price and is certainly my preferred of the two.
Good for you.
However I have seen the N4 dancing around in a wedding dress singing "je m'apelle 4X".

Seriously though a tegra 3 and 1gb over a s4 pro and 2gb?
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Old 31-05-2013, 23:27
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Seriously though a tegra 3 and 1gb over a s4 pro and 2gb?
Referring to an LG versus a Nexus LG.

Same screen, just happens that the LG is memory upgradable.
The MHL/HDMI, price is another bonus.
Yes that snapdragon has its advantages yet it has no 5th companion core.
It is no doubt the companion core that means standby battery life doubles.

All preferences. Like 'cheap plastic' is/was for the certainty of good phone and GPS reception.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:19
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Referring to an LG versus a Nexus LG.

Same screen, just happens that the LG is memory upgradable.
The MHL/HDMI, price is another bonus.
Yes that snapdragon has its advantages yet it has no 5th companion core.
It is no doubt the companion core that means standby battery life doubles.

All preferences. Like 'cheap plastic' is/was for the certainty of good phone and GPS reception.
My Nexus 7 has a Tegra 3 and 1GB of RAM and its much slower than my Nexus 4, it's not even close.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:16
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Referring to an LG versus a Nexus LG.

Same screen, just happens that the LG is memory upgradable.
The MHL/HDMI, price is another bonus.
Yes that snapdragon has its advantages yet it has no 5th companion core.
It is no doubt the companion core that means standby battery life doubles.

All preferences. Like 'cheap plastic' is/was for the certainty of good phone and GPS reception.
Cheap plastic is for no other reason than cheapness. Nokia and HTC have shown how to do good quality plastic phones whilst Samsung continue to peddle shite.

Back to the 4x. Yes if you need expandable storage you would pick it. But it is an inferior product to the N4 in every way. LG based it on the 4x replacement the Optimus G. Do you think LG would make a worse phone? As for the Tegra 3 having better battery life than a S4 pro, well I am honestly amazed that someone would make this claim on this forum. Are we not supposed to know these kinds of things?
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:30
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Cheap plastic is for no other reason than....
for good wifi, GPS, bluetooth and phone network reception
SD cards in phones have also received a better reception than USB memory sticks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:32
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for good wifi, GPS, bluetooth and phone network reception,
No need for it to be cheap plastic though - take a look at something like a Lumia 800 - that's plastic but very high quality at the same time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:39
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As for the Tegra 3 having better battery life than a S4 pro, well I am honestly amazed that someone would make this claim on this forum. Are we not supposed to know these kinds of things?
The companion chip obviously.

Standby on the 4x is 696 or 730 hours whilst on the Nexus 4 it is a maximum of 390 hours.

Not quite double but very noticeable.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:43
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No need for it to be cheap plastic though - take a look at something like a Lumia 800 - that's plastic but very high quality at the same time.
Yet we know 'cheap plastic' on the whole is a cheap jingle insult in order to flog 'crap failing stuff'.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:45
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Yet we know 'cheap plastic' on the whole is a cheap jingle insult in order to flog 'crap failing stuff'.
You've lost me there
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:07
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The companion chip obviously.

Standby on the 4x is 696 or 730 hours whilst on the Nexus 4 it is a maximum of 390 hours.

Not quite double but very noticeable.
How often do you leave a phone on standby more a week or more? Also, tegra3 is 40nm vs S4 Pro's 28nm transistors so it uses less power.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Qualcomm-Sna...a-Tegra-3-(T33)

Is a pretty good comparison.
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:17
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How often do you leave a phone on standby more a week or more?
Obviously never with that Nexus 4.

With the HDMI, SD slot, and matching price I for one certainly would prefer the LG. Each to their own.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:45
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Obviously never with that Nexus 4.

With the HDMI, SD slot, and matching price I for one certainly would prefer the LG. Each to their own.
Different strokes for different folks but it is a fact that the S4 pro with Adreno 320 is far superior to the tegra chip set. Also, it wasn't until recently that the O4x got JB and it's still only 4.1!
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Old 20-07-2013, 16:24
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Come on Google 4.3 cant be far away now!
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Old 20-07-2013, 16:40
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HTC have always been a big supporter of Android, they produced the very first commercial Android device as well as the first Nexus device. I don't think sales is the primary motivation, more propagation than anything else.
They were a big supporter of Win CE and CE embedded(a reduced price build of CE Microsoft sectioned off). I think HTC produced a majority of OEM devices. My Fujitsu is a HTC.

That production heritage certainly gave them a head start.
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Old 20-07-2013, 16:49
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They were a big supporter of Win CE and CE embedded(a reduced price build of CE Microsoft sectioned off). I think HTC produced a majority of OEM devices. My Fujitsu is a HTC.

That production heritage certainly gave them a head start.
they made a lot of crap too though to be honest.
all the O2 XDA devices were made by HTC.
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