Since Google event is cancelled today due to Hurricane Sandy, via a press released the Nexus 4 was launched , the fourth unit in their own Nexus line that is manufactured by LG.The Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels with a high pixel density of 320 pixels per inch (PPI). This is similar to the iPhone 5 and The Verge, the website that the device in their hands had been of the opinion that the screen is a major competitor of the iPhone 5 and a big improvement over the Galaxy Nexus is. The Nexus 4 is unlocked from November 13 on sale for $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model.
The smartphone runs on a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5Ghz quad-core processor – according to Google the fastest processor on the market -, 2GB RAM and 8 or 16GB storage. In addition, the device has an 8 megapixel camera and 1.3 respectively rear and front, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth and the option to the wireless device to charge. This happens with Google’s new accessory: Wireless Charging Orb, an induction dock that allows you the Nexus 4 wireless charging. This is not supplied as standard with the smartphone. The price of the charging dock is still unknown. The Nexus 4 further has a 2100 mAh battery with a talk time of 10 hours. An interesting detail: the Nexus 4 has a rear glass with a sort of shiny cubes, what a “moderate disco ball-like effect ‘shows.
According to The Verge, the camera is greatly improved. This was one of the major disadvantages of the Galaxy Nexus, which only had a 5 megapixel camera. Google reports that especially the quality of photos in poorly lit environments has been improved. The Nexus 4 comes with Android 4.2 comes, although it is not yet known whether this Jelly Bean or the new Key Lime Pie.
Android 4.2 includes a new widget functionality for the lock screen, which you information of apps on the lock screen viewing. The camera and gallery app are completely renewed , so the focus is placed on taking pictures with one hand. Additionally, Google has also introduced the new Photo Sphere lets you take photos like Google Street view is the norm. This new way of taking pictures seems to be much more impressive than the current panorama feature.
Google Now, the big signboard of Android 4.1, is much improved and updated with new features and more options. Android 4.2 now includes a new keyboard that you can swipe on letters to create words, a feature that is very similar to Swype. Google has a new Quick Settings menu in the notification bar added Gmail enhanced with support swipe gestures and options added giving the novice Android user easier way into the mobile operating system can find it.
The Verge place shortly a full review of the device and the new features in Android 4.2.