Full review of the LG Nexus 4 appears on online

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The same guys that have been leaking images of the LG Nexus just posted a full review. Now they don’t have a finished product as they do call it a “prototype”, but they still offer further insight on the device and make a lot of comparisons to the Galaxy Nexus. The LG Nexus comes in at 9.2mm thick (0.30 thicker than the GNex) and weighs 139 grams. It’s 1.5mm shorter than the Galaxy Nexus, but it’s 1.3mm wider.

There are no contacts for wireless devices. They mention the back being smooth and glossy with the possibility that it’s scratch resistant glass. They couldn’t scratch it with a key.The mosaic image we have seen in the images is there, but it’s underneath this scratch resistant glass. The sides sport a matte black rubberized plastic, and the front has glossy plastic. As far as design, the last item mentioned was the fact that the battery is non removable.

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LG Nexus poses in 3D animation

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The news and rumors started heating up last week on the LG Nexus 4, or whatever they are going to call it. Recently website Onliner.by, leaked some nice images of the said device, but they also put together a really nice 3D animation of the next Nexus. It’s clickable, so you can rotate to the left or right as well as zoom in by double clicking. Just hit the source link below to check it out.

source: onliner.by

 

 

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo announces 2012 Winter Collection, includes several high-end devices

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NTT DoCoMo, the large network operator in Japan, has released the line-up of devices that will be included in their 2012 Winter Collection. The list includes several high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III in Titanium Gray, a red LG Optimus G model, a Samsung Galaxy Note II, the Sony Xperia AX, a Sharp AQUOS ZETA smartphone, and a Fujitsu Arrows Tab 10.1-inch device.

The AQUOS ZETA phone sports a 4.9-inch IGZO display running atop a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip with 2GB of RAM. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device is water and dust proofed and will be available in red, white or blue models. Another device readers may not be familiar with is a 10.1-inch tablet from Fujitsu. The Arrows Tab is running an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM to drive a full HD 1920×1200 WUXGA display. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device packs a huge 10,080 mAh battery.

source: PocketDroid

When It Rains… It Pours: More Leaked Photos Of The LG Nexus Surface

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As we get closer and closer to the inevitable announcement of Google’s newest addition to the Nexus family, we now see yet another leaked photo of the Nexus 4 (or Optimus Nexus, whatever you prefer). Belerusian website Onliner.by obtained some sweet photos of the LG E960. As you can see off the bat, the device seems to feature a special coating and the traditional Google & LG logos on the back, while the front is all screen, nearly identical to the existing Galaxy Nexus smartphone. All in all, these photos seem to line up with the previous shots that we’ve seen before.

In addition to the photos that have surfaced, the website also takes some time to confirm some specs that were previously rumored to be featured in the smartphone. As of now, Onliner.by highlights the newest upcoming Nexus will feature a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 gigs of RAM, a 1280×768 HD display, 8MP rear camera and 8GB of on-board storage. Leave it to the Nexus line to stay consistent with featuring the best features and cutting edge technology.

In case you’ve forgotten, the device is expected to be announced at the end of the month. In the meantime, we’re sure you’re all itching to get more peeks of the upcoming device, so hit the break for all the photos you can handle.

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Is Google looking for ‘Android aficianados’ for an upcoming Nexus call center?

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Well look at this. Google is actively hiring “Android aficianados” for what appears to be a call center or in the words of the ad, Helpdesk Level 1. Actually Google isn’t mentioned by name, but I think this line says it all: “a confidential client (who recently unveiled an Android tablet! I think we all know who it is!). The location is Mountain View.”

Although it doesn’t seem far-fetched that Google could be starting a call center, one has to wonder of the validity of this since the word aficianado is misspelled as afficianado. This could be a just a typo or it could be  further confirmation that Google (and probably LG) will unveil a new Nexus device shortly. Google has released a Nexus phone each of the last three years so it’s not like it’s a shocker. Rumors have the LG Nexus 4 launching at the end of the month so this ad lines up nicely though.

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LG Nexus 4 shows up in leaked Carphone Warehouse inventory listing

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Information regarding the upcoming LG Nexus device doesn’t appear to be slowing whatsoever. The latest is from a tipster who sent the above Carphone Warehouse inventory listing to The Verge. You will notice the device is referred to as the LG Nexus 4. Although this sounds plausible, we really don’t know if this is the final name or not. Earlier rumors suggest that it will be called the LG Optimus G Nexus, but I’m not feeling that one. The other interesting thing to note is it looks like it will be offered in both black and white, but I am surprised that we don’t see different SKUs for different storage sizes.

So far it looks like this LG Nexus just might be the only Nexus phone offered this fall based on the fact that we haven’t seen any major leaks for any other devices. Of course, the LG Nexus leaks could be “planned” if you know what I mean. Stay tuned.

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Newest LG Nexus leaked pictures reveal more of its design

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It sure has been an exciting, leak filled week for those following all of the newest LG Nexus news. From the first signs of the device in the FCC filings to that strange shot of a bowl of spaghetti, the leaks seem to be coming on a daily basis. This latest set of shots comes courtesy of a generous poster over at the XDA forums. As mentioned before, the LG Nexus looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, save for a little shine around the bezel. As far as the innards, here is what the poster reveals:

  • CPU: quad core ARMv7 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory: 8GB (no SD slot)
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Android version: JellyBeanMR1
  • Kernel 3.4.0
  • Screen: 768×1184 (320 dpi)
  • Camera: 8 MP

 

Although it may look the same as the Galaxy Nexus, it’s obviously packing a much bigger punch, and with that resolution and DPI, we can deduce that it’ll rock close to a 4.7-inch display. All of these specs fall directly in line with the FCC filing that we ran across last week which revealed a GSM device that’ll lack LTE capabilities which eliminates early thoughts of this device possibly being the Optimus G, but it will still hold its own. At this rate we should hopefully see an official announcement soon. Hit the break for an additional shot of the back of the device, and hit the source link for a pretty good read from other posters asking the original poster questions about the device.   » Read the rest

Camera samples from LG’s Nexus smartphone leak

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After yesterday’s leaked images of LG’s Nexus smartphone, camera samples from the device have made their way to the internet. A slew of photos have hit Google’s Picasa web albums, each designated to have come from the same LG device, codenamed Mako. It appears that both users who uploaded photos are employees of LG Korea, though this hasn’t been confirmed.

Most of the images are 3264×2448 in size which leads us to believe the camera utilizes an 8-megapixel sensor. So, unless the users changed the image size within the camera settings, it seems as though the next Nexus device will sport an 8MP camera. There’s always the possibility that the EXIF data could have been faked, but it seems unlikely. We’ve embedded the full set of images after the break. Be sure to take a look and let us know what you think.

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Sprint announces four new 4G LTE devices including Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and LG Optimus G

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Sprint has announced the addition of four new devices to its 4G LTE portfolio. They indicate the devices will be available for customers to order sometime this fall. The devices include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 able to access both Sprint’s 3G and 4G LTE networks, the 10.1-inch tablet boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich;
  • LG Optimus G running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor running a 4.7-inch HD display;
  • LG Mach, an entry level QWERTY slider device capable of full HD video recording and playback;
  • Plug-in-Connect, a tri-mode USB device that users can plug into their computers to enjoy broadband wireless connectivity.

Buyers of these new devices will have to sign up for a Sprint Everything Data plan. Hit the break to read the full press release from Sprint about these new options for their customers. » Read the rest