Jan, 03 2013

With high-demand for the reasonably priced Nexus 4, LG has been kicking their factories into overtime, pumping out as many devices as they can to minimize wait time for eager backorders. But sometimes when you ramp up production, quality control can suffer as a result.

We’re not sure if that’s what’s going on today, after reading reports from some users who received the “2nd batch” of Google’s Nexus 4’s only with something missing. Namely, the flashy backing of the device featuring a glittery pixel pattern. Apparently, now it’s a lot less… bedazzled. In fact, attempting to view the design from any angle, in any lighting, no longer yields a glint or shimmer anywhere. Of course, depending on your preference, this could actually be a good thing.

Still, some are wondering if this was an intentional move by LG to address concerns of the back glass cracking without much effort. It’s possible LG could be using a different material than the original (read: extremely fragile) glass backing found in the initial batch. As a result, the glitter just doesn’t shine like it used to. Of course, there’s still the very real possibility that glitter doesn’t come cheap and they’re merely pulling back to avoid a world wide glitter shortage. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to live in a world like that.

But we’re curious. If you received a Nexus 4 from the infamous “2nd batch,” are you finding it difficult to find the glitter on the back of your device? Is it there at all? Let’s take a quick poll:

UPDATE: There’s seems to be some confusion regarding the image used in the article. This was never meant to show the glitterless backing reported by some users. It was an image grabbed from the source article showing simply put: an image of the Nexus 4. Nothing more. It’s since been changed to another image of the device showing… you know, the back.

Apparently, some mistakenly took this post as factual, though nothing was ever stated as a fact. Far from it. We were simply letting you guys know about the article (which some are calling a scam site), asking if any of our readers noticed the same. At the time of writing, LG had been contacted and we’re still waiting to hear back from them. Title of the article has also been edited for added clarity.

Thanks, YourMainDude!

[via Autoomobile | XDA]

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