Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 4, for all its virtues, has a significant flaw: It lacks LTE connectivity. Or does it? Engadget reports that some XDA-Developers forum members have been fiddling around with the Nexus 4 and have found that the smartphone can indeed run LTE — but only on LTE band 4, which encompasses the 1700MHz and 2100MHz frequencies. Sadly, none of the LTE carriers in the United States run their networks using this band on a nationwide basis, but good news for our neighbors up north: Canadian carriers Telus, Rogers and Bell all use LTE band 4. A video of the Nexus 4 running on Rogers LTE in Canada follows below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.