When the Nexus 4 was put up on the Play Store yesterday, its tech specs stated that is HSPA+ 21 compatible, which would have been understandable. We know that HSPA+ 42 needs an extra chip that the Nexus 4 might not have (to go along with the lack of LTE). However, T-Mobile stated in their press release that their Nexus 4 will support HSPA+ 42 on their network. So either T-Mobile was getting a different model (which goes against Google’s mantra), T-Mo is wrong, or the phone does support HSPA+ 42 and Google just posted the wrong specs. We reached out to T-Mobile, and they confirmed that it will have HSPA+ 42 support. So what is going on?
Thankfully, it was Google who was in the wrong. They have updated their spec sheet for the Nexus 4 with HSPA+ 42 support. The phone supported it all along, so T-Mobile customers should rest easy. Good news, huh?