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This is the Nexus 4, Coming Oct. 30th

Steven Blum
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This is it, guys. An official retail page for the new LG Nexus 4 has appeared online on UK retailer Carphone Warehouse's website, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, packing an 8MP camera and a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, as we had expected.

Most notable, however, is the day it'll be going on sale: October 30th. That's a day after Google's big event in New York City on October 29th. Quite soon indeed. 

Official-looking press shots of the device have also appeared online via noted Twitter leaker @evleaks.. As you can see, the design of the back cover has speckled black dots reminiscent of the Nexus One live wallpaper, and sports a Nexus branding rather than "with Google."

 

We don't know too much about Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runing on this device, other than the fact that it's going to come with a Swype rival called "Gesture Typing," a faster way of typing that "lets you spell words by dragging your finger across the screen from letter to letter" and a "360 degree camera."  Maybe this means version of Jelly Bean will come with an advanced panorama mode? 

The device is also expected to have a display with a resolution of 1280x768p, which isn't much better than the Galaxy Nexus's 1280p x 720p display, at least on paper,.

It's been quite a controversial device among Android fans, mostly because it looks so similar in design to the Nexus that's already out and isn't a very radical upgrade. What do you think of the device?

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  • Robert Jansen Oct 25, 2012 Link

    Not worth the upgrade coming from the Galaxy Nexus..

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  • Mag J Oct 25, 2012 Link

    Hi Steven as pointed out by some folks in G+,, , the Nexus logo isn't looking proper, it looks like photoshop work on the previously released pics of the device. Anyways we just have four more days to wait.. :)..

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  • Anna F. Oct 25, 2012 Link

    It's pretty disappointing that it looks identical to the Galaxy Nexus... I was wondering how much prettier a phone can get and waiting for Google to surprise me but it looks like a phone can't get any prettier than the GNex. I hope LG won't disappoint.

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  • ljhaye Oct 25, 2012 Link

    "If it ain't broke why fix it". Apple plays it safe with its iPhone design and Google is doing the same , Galaxy Nexus is Samsung's design but many people prefer it so, LG probably had to follow that design language. Anyway I'm just thankful its a different OEM and that the NExus program is doing what its supposed to, which is help showcase ALL the Android OEM's hardware.

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  • James Robinson Oct 25, 2012 Link

    I am a little bummed that they went with LG based on my previous experience but let's hope it is a good phone. also I don't mind that much that it looks like the Gnex, I am a fan of that phones design I just really care about the screen and hardware.

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  • Anna F. Oct 25, 2012 Link

    You're both right guys. The Galaxy Nexus looks brilliant so why change it? On the other hand, I don't want Google to stick to one pretty form factor and stop innovating because everything - no matter how beautiful is it - gets plain old and boring after some time.

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  • CJ Brown Oct 28, 2012 Link

    I'll reserve judgement until I hear from Family & Friends back in the UK (I'm hoping its a competitive device priced less then a Samsung, or HTC - competition drives the prices down) ....

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