More details surface about the LG Optimus Nexus

first_imgIt’s that time of the year for fans of the stock Android experience. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus%displayPrice% at %seller% is starting to show sign of age, and it’s right around this time every year that Google takes to the stage an unveils the next Nexus device. There have been no shortage of rumors flying around, everything from five different Nexus devices powered by every popular manufacturer to a tablet and phone combo. Several sources have now come together with details on the next Nexus device, some of which we have confirmed independently, that paint a pretty clear picture of the LG Optimus Nexus.There’s an expectation from several sources that the LG Optimus Nexus would closely resemble the recently LG Optimus G. In fact, according to Android hacker Paul O’Brien the Optimus Nexus will not have the same design as the Optimus G. LG will, however, be supplying their 1280×768 “True HD” IPS screen and the same battery technology found in the Optimus G. It has also been confirmed that the device will have an 8MP camera instead of the 13MP ultra slim camera currently being worked on by LG.Some basic specs have been confirmed as well, namely that the device will be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, though no mention yet of clock speed.The LG Optimus Nexus will be released with 8GB and 16GB versions, with no microSD slot available for additional storage. This is far from a shock, especially considering Google’s stance on removable storage. During the Android team fireside chat at I/O this year, it was made clear that Google felt it was a disservice to make so much space available for media and not for apps. These are the same storage options that are available for the Nexus 7 as well, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is only available from Google at 16GB.Some of these specs seem somehow less than the Optimus G that was recently announced, and that’s not at all surprising. Google’s primary goal for the Nexus devices is to sell then unsubsidized in the Google Play store, as was the goal from the beginning. Releasing a $650-$700 device to the Google Play Store guarantees that very few people will make the investment. Instead, users will just get the phone from whatever carrier it is available on. By releasing the device closer to the $400 price tag we see the Galaxy Nexus at right now, users would be able to purchase the phone outright and add it to whatever network they chose.via MoDaColast_img