Having been forced to cancel its planned Nexus launch event due to the imposing hurricane Sandy, Google has officially unveiled the new LG manufactured Google Nexus 4 smartphone.
Repeatedly rumoured prior to its officially unveiling, the Google Nexus 4 is the latest Google branded smartphone to be announced with the 4.7-inch device running Android 4.2, a new version of Google’s popular mobile operating system, that will also fall under the header of Android Jelly Bean.
Announced alongside the Google Nexus 10, a 10-inch tablet that will follow-on from the hugely successful Google Nexus 7, the Nexus 4 is the first Google tagged smartphone to be unveiled since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Google Nexus 4 SpecsNot quiet the ground-breaking game changer that has come to be expected from Google Nexus launches, the LG branded Nexus 4 plays host to a more conservative, albeit still impressive collection of innards that are wrapped around the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Available in 8GB and 16GB storage capacities, the Google Nexus 4, which does not feature microSD port expansion, boasts a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor alongside an Adreno 320 GPU.
Taking its name from its 4.7-inch display, the Google Nexus 4, which lines up as a slightly larger rival to the iPhone 5, features a 1280 x 768p touchscreen display with a 320 pixels-per-inch image density further bolstering the handset’s visual output.
On the entertainment, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera features on the Galaxy Nexus follow-on whilst a second, 1.3-megapixel snapper, resides on the handset’s fore. Like the market leading Samsung Galaxy S3, the LG Google Nexus 4 incorporates wireless charging capabilities although a separate charging pad is needed to utilise this.
Google Nexus 4 UK Release Date and PriceDespite the relatively high-end spec sheet, the Google Nexus 4 is sure to appeal to those with shallower wallets with the tech giant confirming Nexus 4 UK prices will start from £239 SIM-free for the 8GB edition whilst the larger, 16GB option will set wannabe owners back £279.
With a November 13 Google Nexus 4 UK release date confirmed and ready to be pencilled into your diary, tech blog PocketLint has reported that the Nexus 4 will launch exclusive to O2 in the UK for the first month with those eager to snap up the Android 4.2 handset being rewarded with the first 100 purchases snagging themselves a free LG TV.
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