While Apple has been hoarding the spotlight with the announcements of the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and new Mac Book, Google and LG have been prepping their own new product: the Nexus 4.
The companies made the announcement Monday (October 29) for the upcoming offering from Google, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up, which is set to hit select markets next month.
The design comes from LG with Google handling the software, including your the latest version of Android and your favorite Google Apps — including Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, and Gmail. It is sold unlocked and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible, allowing it to operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide.
The Nexus 4 will be available to purchase in 8GB and 16GB versions via Google Play starting November 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.
Below are highlighted features:
High Performance Camera – Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting you capture every detail of the world around you. Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen; with Nexus 4, you can snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive Photo Spheres that put you right inside the scene. Plus, photos upload themselves with Instant Upload so you’ll never lose a shot.
Zerogap Touch Technology – Gently curved glass edges allow your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen, while cutting edge display technology means you feel like you’re touching every pixel, protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Fast Processor – Nexus 4 comes with a cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, so you’ve got speed and power to spare. Zip around the web, experience rich 3D graphics and gameplay, and effortlessly switch between multiple apps without ever missing a beat. With 2GB of RAM and the fastest version of Android ever, Nexus 4 is the snappiest Nexus smartphone yet.
Google Maps – Get to the places you care about quickly and easily with Google Maps for Android. With turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, and integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, getting from A to B has never been easier. 3D Maps and rich satellite imagery give you a more realistic sense of what’s around you while features like Street View and Indoor Maps make sure you always know what’s in front of you.