Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LG executive spills details on the LG Nexus

An LG executive just spilled the beans on next week's Oct. 29 Android event, or at least part of it. Amit Gujral, LG's Mobile Product Planning lead for India claimed in an interview with IBNLive on Monday that the "LG Nexus" will launch at Google's Oct. 29 event. He also confirmed that the device will ship to India "by the end of November."

Gujral also confirmed some of the technical specifications of the LG Nexus 4 (he did not call it the Nexus 4, but it is rumored to be dubbed that as it will be the fourth phone in the Google Nexus series). The phone will sport a 4.7-inch screen, run Android 4.2, and will be powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

These were all rumored specifications, anyway, so Gujral just confirmed them.

Other rumored specs for the LG Nexus 4 are 2GB of RAM, a 1280 x 768 IPS display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a non-removable battery. We've heard varying numbers for internal storage, from 8GB to 16GB. One consistent detail, though, is that the device will not include a microSD card slot.

Google first three Nexus phones were the HTC Nexus One in 2010 and two subsequent two devices by Samsung (the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus). When Google acquired Motorola, there was concern among other OEMs. There was even speculation that future Nexus smartphones would be Motorola-only, but - in part to assuage these fears - Google made it clear that Motorola would operate as a separate entity and would not gain advantage over other OEMs.

Recent rumors about the Oct. 29 event include more than just the LG Nexus 4. Also expected to be included are a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, and a 3G version of the Nexus 7.

A Nexus 10 tablet - a 10-inch version - could be unveiled as well. In addition, Android 4.2 will be introduced, too.

We'll know more on Oct. 29.

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