Update: Cnet reports that it has learned from a reliable source that the LG Nexus will be introduced at the end of this month. It is also hearing that a final name for the device has not been decided, and there could possibly be other Nexus devices introduced by additional OEMs:
The phone will be announced at the end of the month, according to a person briefed on the matter. While it will run some of the same specifications as the Optimus G, it will be modified to fit into the Nexus program. Google and LG haven’t yet come up with a name for the product… LG, however, may not be the only company to unveil a Nexus phone, the person said.
Tech community MoDaCo, citing “various sources,” just revealed a list of hardware and software features for a yet-to-be-announced LG Nexus device.
The much-discussed pure Android device is supposedly Optimus G-based, but it will not look the same, and it boasts a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and 1,280-by-768 True-HD IPS display. According to MoDaCo, additional specs include:
- On-screen soft keys
- No microSD slot
- 8GB and 16GB versions (initially)
- Non-removable battery
- Wireless charging built-in
Paul O’Brien, who founded MoDaCo, said he confirmed the specs. He also noted the device’s name is undetermined, but a launch date is “targeted for mid-November.” Obviously, the most noteworthy tidbits from the leaked white paper include wireless charging, which is not available on any Nexus device, and the elusive quad-core processor.
- Hands-on with AT&T’s quad-core LG Optimus G (Gallery) (9to5google.com)