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New Google smartphone named LG Nexus 4 - release date October 29?

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More and more details are emerging of the next Google Nexus smartphone. Now we have an idea of what it will be called and when it will be released.

According to a number of sources, the new flagship Android device will be called the LG Nexus 4. This follows leaked information from the Carphone Warehouse inventory system (via The Verge), and is backed up by an article from French paper Le Figaro.

This French article also provides both an announcement date and a launch date from the Nexus 4 - and the notable point here is that they’re one and the same.

Apparently the Nexus 4 will be revealed on October 29, which is also referred to in an update as the date for the “worldwide release.” There’s always a chance this could be a clarification of the earlier information, but it would appear to suggest a simultaneous launch and release.

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This would be an ambitious and rather unusual plan for Google - even Apple has to (or chooses to) wait a couple of weeks before launching its devices.

Yesterday we brought you a number of leaked images of the so-called Nexus 4 out in the wild. These appeared to show a device that bore numerous similarities to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

According to reports the LG Nexus 4 will sport a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 1280 x 768 True-HD IPS screen and an 8 megapixel camera. It’s said to run on a relatively minor update of Android, dubbed 4.2.

October 29 could be an exciting day in mobile technology, then, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 launch event planned for the same day.

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