Google announces the LG Nexus 4 – available starting November 13th

Along with announcing the new Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets, Google has officially announced their new Nexus smartphone, the LG-made Nexus 4, which features a quad core processor and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system.

There has been a near constant stream of leaks and rumors about the Nexus 4 over the last few weeks, so it’s features and specifications aren’t all that surprising, but it is good to finally have everything confirmed. The Google Nexus 4 will be the first smartphone to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it will include a 4.7 inch display with a HD resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels (320ppi), a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs, 2GB worth of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU.

Other hardware specifications of the Google Nexus 4 include a rear facing 8 megapixel camera that is capable of capturing 1080p video, a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat, a microUSB, SlimPort HDMI, a 2,100 mAH Li-polymer battery, wireless charging and either 8GB or 16GB worth of internal storage, sadly there is no microSD card slot support on Nexus devices.

The Google Nexus 4 is being sold as a unlocked smartphone, which means it will work on over 200 GSM carriers. You will purchase your Nexus 4 and then use an activated SIM card from the carrier of your choice for service. As of now, there isn’t a new Nexus for Verizon Wireless or Sprint. The Google Nexus 4 will launch on November 13th and will retail for either $299 (8GB model) or $349 (16GB model) depending on how much storage you require. You can find more information about the Google Nexus 4 at the Official Google Blog.