Rumors are buzzing around the techosphere about Google’s latest Nexus phone and they say it’s going to be made by LG. Here are the top 10 facts you need to know about the rumored LG Nexus 4.
1. The Announcement of the Phone Will Most Likely Come at Google’s Oct. 29 Conference
Google sent out an invitation to the press in the shape of a colorful New York skyline with the words “The playground is open.” The conference is scheduled in New York in Basketball City at 10 a.m. ET. Few details are given, but it is rumored that at the conference Google will announce its LG Nexus phone.
2. The Conference Overlaps With AllThingsD’s Conference in New York
The Google conference comes at the same time as AllThingD‘s “Drive Me Into Mobile” conference in New York where Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin, is slated to speak.
3. The New Nexus Phone Will be Based on the LG Optimus G
Like the Optimus G, the LG Nexus phone will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 1,280×768 True-High Definition IPS display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a nonremovable battery. Also, it will not have a micro SD slot and only GB to 16 GB of storage.
4. There is Yet to be a Name for the New Phone
5. The Source of the Rumor is Unusual, But Seems Accurate
A French paper that is not normally known for tech scoops is the source of the rumors, but the product name lines up with the rumored phone outed on Carphone Warehouse earlier.
6. The LG Nexus Phone Could Change LG’s Poor Reputation for Smartphones
Let’s face it; LG isn’t known for their smartphones. LG In fact, they are one of the companies that is still struggling to make a profit off of their smartphones, but teaming up with Nexus could give LG the push it needs to get on the smartphone game field.
7. It Will Probably Run on the New Android System, Andriod 4.2
Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin, who usually demonstrates new Android feautues is set to speak at the AllThingsD conference. Most likely, he will be showing off the new LG Nexus phone with the new Android system, Android 4.2.
8. LG is Not the Only Company to Unveil a Nexus Phone
The source said other companies might soon unveil a Nexus phone as well.
9. Google is More Than Willing to Work With it’s Partners When it Comes to Nexus
“We challenge all our partners that want to work with us on a Nexus product to push the envelope,” Patrick Brady, director of Android Partner Engineering for Google, said.
10. The Google Oct. 29 Conference Will be Streamed Live
For those of you that did not get a personal invitation, don’t worry, the Google conference in New York will be streamed live on the internet for you to get the scoop just as soon as everyone else.