Arguably the most powerful smartphone yet has been confirmed by an LG executive: the Nexus 4.
Amit Gujral, LG’s Head of Mobile Product Planning, revealed LG is working on a Nexus phone in an interview with IBN Live. He confirmed the Nexus 4 will be revealed officially at Google’s upcoming Android event on October 29th.
Gujral claimed the Nexus 4 will be available in India by the end of November, but kept hush on the smartphone’s global availability.
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LG’s rival Samsung was commissioned to build the previous two Nexus smartphones. The most recent, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, was released locally a mere 11 days before Christmas of 2011. History proves Google has the audacity to release smartphones on the cusp of the peak shopping period, indicating they could do the same with the Nexus 4.
Although the Nexus 4 will run the new version of Google Android, version 4.2, the smartphone is a bigger deal for LG, as it marks the first time in recent years LG has managed to one-up Samsung in hardware.
Inside the Nexus 4 is a quadcore processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of Ram, 16/32GB of external memory (with MicroSD expandable memory) and a 4.7 inch HD screen (720 x 1280).
The potent hardware will work with a version of Android free from manufacturer skin and add-ons. It’ll be faster, more efficient and receive updated software first. [Via GSMArena]