The Google Nexus 4 by LG is now live on Google Play. Google was supposed to unveil the Nexus 4 at a press event in New York today, but had to cancel due to Hurricane Sandy. The unlocked prices are $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model. Google’s upcoming flagship phone boasts:
- 4.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen
- 1,280 x 768 resolution (320 ppi)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 2,100 mAh battery capable of wireless charging
- Eight-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
- Android 4.2
Due to Google’s issues with CDMA/LTE carriers, the Nexus 4 will only be available as a GSM/HSPA+ model, initially.
Early hands-on reports claim that the screen is competitive with the iPhone 5’s and that the camera is greatly improved over the one in last year’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
I’m a little bit split on this phone. It sounds great on paper and I love what I’m hearing about the screen. While I’m disappointed that an LTE model won’t be available, I understand that carriers like Verizon are complete ass-hats when it comes to timely updates; Google wants to keep the Nexus experience as pure as possible by providing updates directly to Nexus customers. 16GB of storage also seems low, but so much is moving to the cloud and $349 for an unlocked 16GB phone is a pretty sweet deal. None of those deliberations matter though; as a tech nerd, of course I want a Nexus 4!
How about you? Any of you guys and dolls interested in the Google Nexus 4?