The LG Nexus device that we have been covering so intensely over the last couple of weeks is not much of a secret anymore, especially after a prototype of the device was put through a variety of tests. Well, there may be one thing that we aren’t 100% certain of – the name. Some are referring to it as the Optimus Nexus, while others have moved onto “Nexus 4.” If the EXIF data attached to a picture taken with an LG device by a Google employee is to be taken as gospel, then maybe the official name will be Nexus 4 after all. (more…)
Onliner, a Russian news outlet, has had an LG Nexus prototype in its hands for a few days now, something we are all admittedly jealous of. Today though, they released a preview or semi-review of the device, giving us a look at what an unfinished prototype device is capable of. If you aren’t picking up the sarcasm in that last sentence, let me rephrase. Their review mentions “prototype” and “buggy” more than I care to count, so don’t buy into this as some definitive preview of LG’s Nexus phone. (more…)
Update: We have reason to believe that this is pure rumor and nothing more. Don’t put a lot of weight into this price as being official or final by any means. Again, ignore it.
The rumor mill is in overdrive with the LG Nexus the past few weeks. We almost know everything there is to know about the device, and if today’s latest is true, we now know the price as well. An unnamed source confirmed the 1.5GHz quad-core S4 processor, but said that the phone would only come with 8GB of memory inside and a sealed battery, presumably to keep costs down. Apparently that price point they are aiming for is $399 when the device hits Google Play. (more…)
Last night, Russian site Onliner managed to get a hold of an LG Nexus and proceeded to snap the prettiest pictures of it that we have seen thus far. This morning, they are back with more, including a full 360-degree image of the device and a couple of camera samples. (more…)
The LG Nexus went from being the best kept secret in tech to being the worst in a matter of days. At one point a few weeks ago, this phone was nothing more than a rumor that most sites were afraid to touch. Today, it has been leaked in more photoshoots than I can even keep track of. Take last night’s appearance for example, a comparison photo shoot with the new iPhone 5 in as clear a set of pictures as you will find anywhere. You don’t see photos this clean unless you have the phone in hand, something the Onliner has had the honor of. (more…)
October 29 – mark it down. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, the LG Nexus 4 will launch on that day. We have no idea why a French paper that has never been sourced in the tech industry before is breaking Nexus release date news, but hey, we’ll roll with it. They don’t actually site a source, just that they were told that October 29 was the global launch.
This date matches up to previously rumored release time frames and also matches the newest name that appeared in Carphone Warehouse inventory screen. Whether “Nexus 4″ is the final retail name or not remains to be seen. All I know is that October 29 needs to get here in a hurry.
To recap, the next Nexus will more than likely be made by LG, will rock a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, 8GB or 16GB internal storage options, NFC, 4.7” HD display, and run the newest version of Android, which may end up as Android 4.2.
Via: Le Figaro
A listing in Carphone Warehouse’s inventory system is helping to keep the next Nexus chatter alive. Shown above, you can see an “LG Nexus4” in both black and white. Is this the LG Nexus that has appeared in multiple photoshoots over the last week? Probably. What we don’t know is if this is the official name or not. I’d bet that it isn’t, and CW is simply waiting for an official name from Google.
If it does stick, it sort of makes sense, as it is the 4th Nexus phone. Or maybe they are playing off of the Nexus 7 name? That’s a possibility, however, the LG Nexus is likely to have a 4.7″ screen rather than a straight 4″.
Does it feel like things are about to become official?
Via: The Verge