UPDATE: Google just officially announced the Nexus 4 smartphone from LG (8GB, $299; 16GB, $349); the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet with HSPA+ cellular support ($299); and the Nexus 10 tablet from Samsung (16GB, $399; 32GB, $499). The new products will be available via the Google Play store starting on November 13.
Google was expected to officially announce these new products today at a press event in New York City, but Hurricane Sandy quickly changed those plans; Google cancelled the event. Sandy didn't stop Google and LG from officially announcing the Nexus 4 smartphone, though, and the companies issued an associated press release.
Here's a quick list of the most notable technical specifications:
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
- Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
- Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
- Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Memory: 8GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
- Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
- Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
- Weight: 139g
- Other: Wireless charging, NFC
Check out the full Google/LG press release on AndroidCentral.com.
Most of the specs line up with what's been leaked, but rumors suggested the device would only be available with 8GB of built-in storage—something I immediately thought was fishy. But the Nexus 4 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions, according to the release. (Check out the clip below for a video look at the Nexus 4.)
Google didn't officially announce the rumored Nexus 10 tablet or the 32GB Nexus 7—not yet, at least. But WalMart.com is now selling a new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet for $249.00. (The Nexus 7 was previously available in only 8GB and 16GB configurations.) And it reduced the price of the 16GB from $249.00 to $199.00. Still no word on the rumored cellular version of the Nexus 7.
Nexus 4 video via Swedroid.se