Google entering the smartphone market with another manufacturer, LG instead of Samsung, is a big news story around the world right now, and here at Mobile Phone Checker we can’t wait to get our hands on the new LG Nexus 4. There have been images leaked of what the handset will look like. After LG spokespeople accidentally mentioned that the LG Nexus 4 will be launched next week, Google were quick to deny that fact but with rumours such as that it can’t be long before we see the handset on our shelves.
The images are flying around Twitter from @evleaks, although the quality of the images suggest that Photoshop foul play might be called. However, we do know that the Google Nexus 4 will be a stunning phone. It is simple in design and looks like a HTC One X and a Samsung Galaxy S3 combined, which is no bad thing. As the smartphone market is so popular right now, with Microsoft wanting to get its operating system in as many phones as possible and will probably bring out their own Bing smartphone, you can see that the big companies of the world want to snatch a piece of market share from the big hitters of Apple and Samsung.
We already know that the stunning LG Nexus 4 will come complete with an SG3 and iPhone 5 beating 1.5GHz processor under the case that has four cores and will run on the new Android 4.2 operating system. This is where Google can really push its smartphones as it runs Android and therefore can create a smartphone that is perfectly set up for the system rather than having to wait months and months for updates, a la HTC and Samsung! Sneaky marketing but it’s something that will definitely bring customers in their millions – something that will make Google’s billion dollar empire grow even faster.
The LG Nexus 4 will have a market leading 2GB RAM, 16 or 8GB of on-board storage and the ability to use Google Drive; the online storage system that holds your files safe although is connected to your Google + account and that means that everything you search for and do on your phone affects the way that Google works when you search for things or your friends do. A little bit ‘Big Brother’ if you ask us, but there are so many positives that it dampens the thought of your information being available online for Google or others to see.
Google has also opened up the Nexus program to other manufacturers so it won’t be solely using LG, which means that there could be a raft of Nexus phones from Motorola, Nokia, HTC and more. It would be hilarious if Apple joined the queue…
So, if you’re up for waiting a week or two for the new Google phone then check out the LG Nexus 4 deals on our contract comparison site or choose from any of the competitors such as the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini deals.