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This is the Nexus 4, Coming Oct. 30th

Authored by: Steven Blum — Oct 25, 2012

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?

Source: The Verge

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • CJ Brown Oct 28, 2012 Link to comment

    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) ....

  • Anna F. Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    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.

  • James Robinson Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    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.

  • ljhaye Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    "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.

  • Anna F. Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    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.

  • Mag J Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    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.. :)..

  • Robert Jansen Oct 25, 2012 Link to comment

    Not worth the upgrade coming from the Galaxy Nexus..

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