LG recently launched Optimus G, an LTE-friendly smartphone packing a quad-core processor and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There are a lot of tech publications that claim that the LG Optimus G device could become the next Google Nexus.
Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet, earlier this year, a device created after the search engine giant has teamed up with ASUS. It seems though that the 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet will not be the only Nexus terminal Google will launch in 2012.
TalkAndroid was writing in May that Google will launch 5 Nexus devices on November 5th, to celebrate Android’s fifth birthday. The tech publication was quoting a reliable source. Even though a move like this would delight the Android enthusiasts, their joy might not be reflected in sales, with devices like iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 roaming around.
So far, LG and HTC have expressed their interest in developing the next Google smartphone. Because Google is launching a new Nexus smartphone each year, it couldn’t be long until we get to see a new one in flesh.
HTC was the company to build the first Google Nexus device. Samsung took up the stack and developed the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. It seems that LG will be the ones to make this year’s Nexus, a device based on the company’s Optimus G flagship.
LG Optimus G is a quad-core smartphone with LTE support that comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG Optimus G sports a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, with 1,280 x 768 pixels resolution. LG Optimus G’s display uses the in cell touch technology.
The smartphone’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset is based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and manufactured on 28 nm architecture, plus a quad-core Andreno 320 GPU. Optimus G also comes with 32 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM. Depending on the market, LG Optimus G will have a 13 or 8 megapixel camera with full HD video capture and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
The LG Optimus G smartphone doesn’t have a microSD card support and features a 2,150 mAh batter that provides up to 15 hours of talk time, almost twice as Apple’s iPhone 5.
The Android 4.0 ICS-powered terminal is only 7.45 mm thick, weighs in 145 grams and sports Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, MHL, NFC and WiFi in all standards.
LG Optimus G comes with an innovative feature, called QSlide, which allows the users to simultaneously perform to tasks on the screen.