T-Mobile LG Nexus 4 Won’t Carry Wi-Fi Calling

November 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The LG Nexus 4 riding on T-Mobile will not be featuring Wi-Fi calling. It would be something out of the usual for T-Mobile, whose select array of Android smartphones carries the popular feature.

The Wi-Fi calling capability allows users to make calls through their Wi-Fi connection instead of relying on the carrier’s towers and cellular network. It’s a great feature to have as it doesn’t take away your credits against the given monthly minutes and you can have strong signals at home or places where your tower signal is weak.

Unfortunately, you won’t be having it on the LG flagship handset. This is because the Nexus 4 comes with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is a stock system without any carrier influence or pre-loaded applications and features; besides, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean doesn’t include Wi-Fi calling.

The Nexus 4 doesn’t support fast 4G LTE either, but I guess that won’t be much of an issue with Android users. The handset has an expansive 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,280×760-pixel, and it has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor under the covers, churning out the power.

Spec-wise, this boy is well off, and the exclusion of Wi-Fi calling shouldn’t be such a put off. T-Mobile reportedly didn’t have any say in the manufacturing of the Nexus 4, and so couldn’t put forth the inclusion of this feature.

But still, skilled modders and hackers would probably have a go at it and I guess we might see the feature make its way into the device sooner or later.

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