With a Google Nexus 5 release date widely expected to be held on either October 30 or 31, a new Bluetooth SIG filing has suggested that a 4G packing Google Nexus 4 update will also be announced alongside its replacement later this month.
Now, however, an update could be rolled out, giving existing Nexus 4 handsets compatibility with LTE 4G networks and speeds. As well as the software patch which will bring 4G options to existing Nexus 4 owners, it has been suggested that the revised handset could also be sold through the Google Play Store alongside the next-gen Nexus 5 model.
The Google Nexus 4 went out of stock through Google’s retail channels last month, with the phone yet to have been restocked despite the current lack of a confirmed Google Nexus 5 release date.
With both the 4G Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 5 now expected to be sold alongside each other, the recent Google Nexus 4 price cut could help make the aging model a more tantalising option to a number of wannabe smartphone owners.
With the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 having originally cost just £239 and £279 respectively, Google back in August cut the phone’s price even further, with the two models now setting consumers back just £159 and £199.
The Google Nexus 5 is widely expected to be the next powerhouse of the smartphone scene, with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor tipped for inclusion alongside a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera and Google’s recently confirmed Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.