The Google Nexus 4 Becomes a reality
Earlier this week Google had plans, big plans! The company set up an event in New York City to show off their latest Nexus wares but unfortunately hurricane Sandy had different plans. Instead of risking life and limb of reporters and employees (who would have surely still attended) the company ousted their new Nexus devices via their blog and websites. The Samsung made Nexus 10 confirmed a few long standing rumors surrounding the companies plan to introduce a vanilla Android 10 inch slate. The smaller form factor, the Nexus 7 went through a bit of a refresh in size options and also added a cellular connected variation. The last device for Google’s update was the long awaited, highly rumored and anticipated Google Nexus 4! The Android handset to rule all handsets!
Google commissioned Life’s Good for the making of their next flagship smart phone, the Nexus 4. Back in September LG announced the international launch of their latest super phone in the LG Optimus G. The handsets amazing spec sheet and awesome build pegged it as one of the best contenders on the market and anyone stateside looking for an awesome new handset was surely interested. Shortly after the announcement of the Optimus G, rumors of it being a candidate for Nexus’ hood starting popping up all over the interwebs. Alas, some dreams (rumors) do become a reality and the Nexus 4 is indeed well worth it. The Nexus 4 is the latest in smart phone offerings from Google and LG and it packs in performance like you wouldn’t, believe. First, the Nexus 4 starts with the latest and greatest in Android 4.2, and is future proof for the most current in Android. The hardware starts with an awesome 4.7 inch IPS LCD touch panel that offers up a class leading 768×1280 pixel resolution at a whopping 318 pixels per inch. Underneath this awesome touch screen is a complex system of computing that offers up a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 system chip that offers a 1.5 GHz quad core Krait processor. Add in an Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and your choice of 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and you have a rather powerful computer in the palm of your hand. Around back of this perfect new piece of hardware is a really cool reflective crystal backing that is interrupted only by a speaker and an 8 mega pixel camera. This camera has a slew of features including video recording at a full 1080p HD resolution. A front facing shooter is also present and clocks in at 1.3 mega pixels. Additional connectivity for the Nexus 4 is provided in the form of Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, micro USB 2.0, HDMI, DLNA, MHL, wireless charging and NFC. Also, a 2100 mAh embedded battery is also present to ensure all day talk and standby times. So what could possibly be the downside? The Nexus 4 will not be offered in LTE variations and will not be functional on carriers like Sprint or Verizon. But there’s always an Optimus G for that. The Nexus 4 will only run you $299 for the 8GB version and a cool $350 for the 16 GB, off contract!
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