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LG Nexus 4 made official by leak

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2012 9:22 User comments (2)

LG Nexus 4 made official by leak Although it has been rumored for over a month and even seen via very official looking press photos, Google has not officially unveiled the LG Nexus 4 just yet, instead waiting for their press event on October 29th and release just one day later.
Today, however, we appear to have an official unveiling, unwittingly, thanks to European retailer Carphone Warehouse.

The company put up a pre-order page, including a pic and specs of the device, and an inventory screenshot shows the price.

LG's latest will feature a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 resolution, Android 4.2, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. As rumored, the phone will have just 8GB on internal storage, 2GB RAM and be just 9.1mm thick.

While there was little revealed about the updated Jelly Bean, one new feature is "Gesture Typing," Google's own version of Swype/SwiftKey, etc.

For pricing, the screenshot show a 389.95 for the SIM-free version, which could lead credence to the rumor that the device will sell unlocked through the Google Play Store in the U.S. for $399.99.

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2 user comments

125.10.2012 10:40

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one new feature is "Gesture Typing," Google's own version of Swype/SwiftKey, etc.
Swiftkey is a standard keyboard with a powerful prediction engine, not a gesture keyboard like Swype (Although Swiftkey have literally just launched the Flow Beta which is).
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Oct 2012 @ 10:41

225.10.2012 17:14

Originally posted by keith1993:
Quote:
one new feature is "Gesture Typing," Google's own version of Swype/SwiftKey, etc.
Swiftkey is a standard keyboard with a powerful prediction engine, not a gesture keyboard like Swype (Although Swiftkey have literally just launched the Flow Beta which is).
And one must choose "swype" or "swiftkey". Swype is such a waste. Much slower and Swiftkey is so accurate with its predictions that swype just can't keep up.

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