Google explains why Nexus 4 does not support LTE or multiuser
After Google presented its new portfolio of Nexus devices, which have certainly been very impressed with fans of the Android platform, born several questions from the audience, fault or do not understand details related to new products. First was the case of the unified interface in Android 4.2 for smartphones and tablets, which was explained by Matias Duarte . Today Google by Andy Rubin, original creator of the green robot operating system, explains in an interview with The Verge and through his profile on Google+ two of the major faults in the new Nexus 4 , the LTE and support conecitividad multiuser.
The senior executive at Google explains that the reason for the lack of LTE in the new Nexus smartphone is mainly because of the state of these networks now, as we still have a long way to evolve. In his exact words Rubin explains that:
“LTE networks have not yet scaled finished, so we still are hybrid networks. This means that devices that wish to opt for this technology for high-speed mobile connection need to have both integrated radio, this is a bad experience for the user in many cases, and this is what happened with the Galaxy Nexus, by we have chosen not to include LTE in the Nexus 4. “
Moreover, Android’s father says this allows for a mobile “universal”, meaning they only need to launch a market model that will work with any carrier in the world.
However, this is a major failure Nexus 4 to rivals in some territories, such as Europe and especially the United States, where LTE is extremely popular and a very important feature when people consider getting a new terminal. Honestly, I guess in a couple of months we would be looking to get the Nexus 4 with LTE versions operators like Verizon or Sprint in the U.S., but we’ll have to wait to test my theory. The truth is that the original launch of the new Nexus phone is committed to a standard for the entire planet.
To end, I could not fail to mention the curious thing about this decision and what impact Google in the media and analysts, especially after Apple received criticism from all these when born without LTE iPhone 4S, which was practically “mandatory” at the time, according to many. But again, it is very likely to see in future versions birth of Nexus 4 with LTE.
Multiuser support Android, only for tablets
One of the most attractive features introduced in the new Google Android 4.2 is undoubtedly the support multiple users via profile accounts, such as a computer and we started meeting as both files with different applications, and completely customized desktop on each account. This feature is present in the tablets Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 , but many wonder: Why not in Neus 4?
Google appears again to explain the reasons for this lack, or to be more specific, because the multi-user support is listed as only for tablets. According to the search engine, this is because the mobile device is a single use, personnel, while a tablet in a company or in a home can be used by several people, including a couple and their son early , so this new feature is exploited to customize the tablet environment, and even to put parental control settings.
But also there is another theory , which is that this could be due to a patent by Nokia, which is named “Mobile Multi”, was recorded in 2005 and is based on the possibility that a smartphone is used by several people, telling each with its own settings and features, which can be accessed through an advertisement on the home screen.
In fact, this patent is exploited on Windows Phone 8 thanks to a feature called “Kid’r Corner” or the Children’s Corner, in Spanish, that enables parental controls to limit this function applications, functions and places that a child can access our mobile lend.
Does Google avoided problems with Nokia to remove this feature from the Nexus 4? It is quite possible, but either way, support for multiple user accounts in the tablets is appreciated, because it can be quite useful.Tags: Google, Jelly Bean Android, Nexus 4