Today Google and LG have announced the Nexus 4! This is the latest smartphone in the Nexus line of device from Google. It will be available next month in certain markets. The Nexus 4 comes with a 8 megapixel back camera that takes Photo Sphere images, this lets you capture every detail of the world around you. This allows you to snap photos in any and every direction and they come together in an awesome Photo Sphere, that puts you right back into that location. And you have instant upload that keeps your photos safe in the cloud. On the front you have a 1.3 megapixel camera. Now, lets talk about the display on the LG Nexus 4. It has a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS display with Zero gap Touch technology and it has a resolution of 1280 X 768, it is a very vibrant screen with 320-ppi. It has a curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection. In terms of storage you can get it in a 8GB or 16GB variant, and for speed you get a 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. It has wireless charging capabilities and Near Field Communications(NFC). Inside you have an embedded 2,100 mAh Li-Polymer. It is running the latest and greatest version of Android which is 4.2 JellyBean. A great feature of Android 4.2 is an updated Google Now, which will let you check or make hotel confirmations, restaurant reservations, reminders about upcoming flights, and much more! You get the new version of Google Maps which gives you live traffic, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, walking and public transit directions, 3D maps, satellite imagery, Indoor Maps, Street View, and more! The Nexus 4 will be solved as an Unlocked device that will work on 3G and HSPA+ networks. This way to use the phone all you have to do is pop a SIM card into it. You will be able to purchase it in either an 8GB or 16GB version from Google Play beginning on November 13th, 2012 in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, and Spain. At the end of November 2012 Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East. The 8GB Nexus 4 will retail for $299.99 unlocked and the 16GB variant will be $349.99 unlocked. And as you can see these prices are quite competitive. I cannot wait to play around with the bran ned Nexus 4 from LG and Google. For more information check out the press release below or Click Here To Be Directed To The Product Page.
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 AndroidTM, 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 smartphone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combi- nation 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 Zero gap 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® Glass2.
Built for speed
Nexus 4 comes with a cutting-edge Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 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 snappi- est 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 MapsTM 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 PlayTM 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.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-CoreKrait 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