LG and Google officially announce the LG Nexus 4, in the Play Store Nov 13th

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We all know that Google was forced to cancel their event scheduled for today in NYC. It was sad news, but we respect them for putting people’s safety ahead of an event. Just because the event was canceled doesn’t mean that all things Google and Nexus are put on hold. The device is still on schedule from what we have found out so far. This might have been premature on LG’s part, but it isn’t likely. We can’t imagine that Google would cancel an announcement event and then fail to tell LG to hold off on any press releases about their device.

LG put out a press release this morning going over the Nexus 4. Which is now 100% confirmed to be the name of the device. It outlines many of the details we all knew were coming.

Key specifications
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC

You see Android Jelly Bean 4.2. Which also confirms that 4.2 isn’t a new Android code name, just a more improved Jelly Bean build. Inside the press release it also details pricing and availability. You will be able to pick up an 8gb or 16 gb version of the unlocked device through the Google Play Store November 13th in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline purchasing will begin at the end of November for Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East. Price points are not mentioned, in the release, but we do know that the 8GB will be $299 and the 16GB will be $349 plus applicable taxes of course.

Anyone going to be hitting the notorious F5 key on the 13th to be the first to order one?

 

Full press release below.

LG AND GOOGLE ANNOUNCE NEXUS 4:
Sleek, New Smartphone Combines LG’s Best-in-Class Hardware with the Best of Google

SEOUL, Oct. 30, 2012 – Designed collaboratively by LG and Google, Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for availability starting next month in select markets. With a sophisticated hardware design from LG, your favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand.

“LG is proud and excited to play this role in helping build the latest Nexus smart-phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and function with the latest generation of Android.”

“This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device,” said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.”

Capture and share your world
Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting you capture every detail of the world around you. Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen; with Nexus 4, you can snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive Photo Spheres that put you right inside the scene. Plus, photos upload themselves with Instant Upload so you’ll never lose a shot.

All of this comes to life with stunning clarity and crisp, natural color on the vibrant 1280-by-768 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technology. Gently curved glass edges allow your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen, while cutting edge display technology means you feel like you’re touching every pixel, protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Built for speed
Nexus 4 comes with a cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, so you’ve got speed and power to spare. Zip around the web, experience rich 3D graphics and gameplay, and effortlessly switch between multiple apps without ever missing a beat. With 2GB of RAM and the fastest version of Android ever, Nexus 4 is the snappiest Nexus smartphone yet.

Information at your fingertips
Nexus 4 comes with the latest Google apps, putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. The latest version of Google Now is built-in, which keeps you even more organized – get reminders about upcoming flights, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and even nearby photo opportunities – when and where you need them.

Get to the places you care about quickly and easily with Google Maps for Android. With turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, and integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, getting from A to B has never been easier. 3D Maps and rich satellite imagery give you a more realistic sense of what’s around you while features like Street View and Indoor Maps make sure you always know what’s in front of you.

Nexus 4 is sold unlocked and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. Just pop in a supported SIM card and be up and running in no time. It will be available to purchase in both an 8GB version and a 16GB version on Google Play starting November 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.

Key specifications
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC

 

Source: Androidandme 1 & 2

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Stormy Beach
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.

  • FILA

    I’ll stick with my Galaxy Nexus, but this is indeed sexy, fast and packed with specs. Even thou LG built it, I dont have any doubts its like LG’s history of crap only because this is a Nexus. Google once again makes the best Android deal out there. $300 starting out, incredible deal! Loving the orange wallpaper too!

    Android 4.3 KandyKane? lol, guess its a little to late for KandyKanes now, damn

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