With the latest smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 making the rounds in the world of technology, it can be quite disheartening at times seeing the Nexus 4 in your hands. But fear not, Nexus 4 is a brilliant smartphone, and with a bit of knowledge, you can have it competing with the top of the line smartphones available in the market.
And we’ll guide you on how you can improve your Nexus 4 experience and make it awesome again!
Get Additional By Taking Advantage Of The Cloud
Although the Nexus 4 does not provide additional storage options (microSD) apart from it’s fixed memory, you can definitely try going for syncing your data on a cloud. All you need is a fast internet connection on your smartphone (WiFi, 3G/4G), and you can have your personal data (including pictures and videos) uploaded to the cloud in no time.
The best option is to use Google’s very own “Google Drive” to upload your files and folders, and access them anytime you want. The Nexus 4 has “Google Drive” app pre-installed on it.
As far as running out of cloud storage is concerned, you can always create separate accounts on the variety of cloud based services (DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive etc), and have yourself literally an unlimited amount of storage to play with.
Flash Your Nexus 4 ROM
Probably the most used trick in the bag, flashing your ROM can be quite a refreshing tactic if you want your phone be awesome again. One flashed, you can use a variety of Android features that you won’t find in a stock version. Unlocking a Nexus phone is relatively simpler than most other smartphones. You can even take help of toolkits that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Change The Theme/Look Of Your Nexus 4
Love the Google Now Launched on the Nexus 5? There’s good news! With a recent update, you can download and install the very same version of the launcher on your Nexus 4 too!
If you’re on the Android 4.4 KitKit, you can easily use the Google Now Launcher. This will also mean that you can simply swipe the screen to the right to access the Google Now launcher. Additionally, you can start up the launcher anytime you like by simply saying “OK Google”. The Google Now Launcher app can downloaded for free from the Google Play store on this link.
View Your Display On HD Screen
Want to view your smartphone display screen on an HD screen? All you need is a Chromecast which you’ll need to plug into an HDTV. But that will only work if Chromecast is available in your region and your country. With an HDTV at your disposal, you can enjoy the experience of playing games and watching your favorite movies in HD format.