In an announcement that surprised exactly no one, the LG Nexus 4 is finally official. It hasn’t been announced by Google yet, but the Product Planning head of LG Mobile has just said that “Google will unveil the LG Nexus on October 29 and the phone will be available in the Indian markets by the end of November.”
This quote makes it clear that the LG Nexus, rumored to be called the Nexus 4, will be revealed at Google’s upcoming announcement. None of the specifications were confirmed, but the devices is based on the LG Optimus G, and will likely have a quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display, NFC, and other goodies. There was no mention of a new Android version, so it isn’t yet clear whether the device will come with Android 4.1.2 or if a new Android version will be released at the announcement.
Personally, I’m quite excited by the new LG Nexus, and can’t wait to get my hands on one. It may be that I’m a Google fanboy, but I’ve already listed my Galaxy Nexus on Ebay in preparation for the announcement. While it may not be a major upgrade, provided there isn’t a drastic difference in the device’s hardware (or a huge increase in price), I’ll be buying the LG Nexus 4 as soon as it hits the shelves. If you’re one of the more cautious types, then feel free to wait for our coverage of the announcement on October 29 (next Monday), and the review that should follow.[PhoneArena]