Google Unveils New Nexus Smartphone and Tablet

Google Nexus 4

The follow-up to the Galaxy Nexus has been in the news a lot over the past few weeks due to leaks and a handset being left in a San Francisco bar. Most of the rumored specs are here: It's made by LG instead of Samsung. It has a 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a 1280x768 resolution and 320ppi. Powering all of it is a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the same one found in LG's Optimus G flagship smartphone. There's also 2GB of ram an 8 MP camera in the back capable of taking HD 1080p video. 

On the software front, the Nexus 4 will come loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and all the latest versions of Google's services as well as a new built-in application called Photo Sphere that allows customers to take full 360-degree images and stitch them into a sphere. 

The only downsides? At 139g, it's heavier than the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Thicker, too. There's also No LTE connectivity. The Verge has a great piece as to why it was left out. 

The Nexus 4 pricing starts at $299 for the 8 GB model and go to $349 for a model with 16GB. It will only be available unlocked on T-Mobile. It will be available from the Google Play store. 

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