LG Nexus phone coming mid-November with wireless charging: rumor
This future Nexus phone by LG - despite its similarity with the Optimus G - won’t look like the LG Android flagship. And earlier, we've heard that it will ship with the newest Android 4.2.
On the inside, though, expect equally impressive hardware. The LG Nexus is said to feature the following:
- quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip
- 2GB of RAM
- 768 x 1280 True-HD IPS display
- on-screen keys
- 8-megapixel camera
- 8GB and 16GB versions
- internal storage will NOT be expandable via microSD
- non-removable battery
- wireless charging
LG and Google are still deciding on the retail name of the device, but with a launch in just over a month, that should be settled pretty soon.
1. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
better be on verizon, or that will be the biggest mistake they'll ever make
11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Why? So Verizon can delay the updates the same way it took them over 3 months to get Jellybean on the G-Nex? Verizon's updating timeframes are a joke.
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Why would it be? Verizon screwed up with the Galaxy Nexus. Why should they get another one?
21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Guys there is no point in getting a Nexus phone if you are not willing to root. Even if you choose not to root you get it a 3 month wait is WAY shorted than anyone else.
This Nexus is going to be GREAT!
22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
My English is busted right now. I meant to say that to wait 3 months for an update is way better than anyone else. It's just that Verizon tests the sh*t out of the update.
They have standards to maintain. Anyone from the ORIGINAL Droid days know about bad updates. Verizon learned from their mistakes. lol
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Guys there is no point in getting a Nexus phone if you are not willing to root."
Yes, there is!
For example what if I don't want any additional User Interface like a TouchWiz or Sense. Also Nexus device is kind of proof that you will get next Android version. :)
Also I don't feel need to use wireless charger at all. I even don't see how it could be more user-friendly, It is almost the same way as you charge using charging dock. Also wireless charging is not good for your health!
29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I kinda alluded to that on my post # 22. I agree with you 100% you are clearly right!
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Thanks, SuperAndroidEvo, I just expressed my opinion. :)
+1 for you too.
35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"8GB and 16GB versions"
8GB and 16GB - is it a joke? Let's hope that it is only rumors and there will be 32GB and 64GB! :(
I wish that they was like LG Optimus G or HTC One X+ hase but not on the screen like Samsung Galaxy Nexus has. I hope that it is also only rumors. :(
44. mills0806 (Posts: 37; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
It is funny that a new advanced Smartphone will have amazing specs. But will also have entry level storage. Having 8-16 GB storage is fine if you offer MicroSD to allow for additional storage.
49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
16GB hardly but may be still livable. But 8GB is just a joke, even my old Nokia N95 8GB had 8GB in 2007.
55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't see how you guys are using all of this memory... I don't even use 2 GB on my GS2. Granted, all my music is on my iPod, and that uses about 10 GB. But that's still only 12 GB. Do you all download tons of apps? Photography? Copious amounts of music? I mean really, this boggles my mind ever time someone mentions memory.
56. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"But that's still only 12 GB."
You just got answered to your own question!
So if there will be maximum only 16GB an let's say that you already have ~12GB of music so, 16 - 12 and we have only 8GB...
What about apps, photos, various documents and video recordings?
63. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well yeah, but my iPod and my phone aren't the same thing. I only use 2 GB on my GS2, but my iPod has all of my music. I know people use their phone for music as well though.
I've downloaded quite a bit of apps (most for customization), but still haven't broken 3 GB.
Photos I can understand, but even 8 GB can hold a couple thousand 8MP (I say 8 because that's the average camera for smartphones now) JPEG images, or a couple hundred uncompressed 8MP images.
72. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Well yeah, but my iPod and my phone aren't the same thing. I only use 2 GB on my GS2, but my iPod has all of my music. I know people use their phone for music as well though."
Exactly, some people don't use separate devices.
"Photos I can understand, but even 8 GB can hold a couple thousand 8MP (I say 8 because that's the average camera for smartphones now) JPEG images, or a couple hundred uncompressed 8MP images."
Agree, but you forgot about video recordings, uncompressed videos take up alot of space.
74. minteke (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)
16 - 12 and we have only 8GB - nice calculation! ;-)
77. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
LOL! Sorry, I was on rush to type. :D
57. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
ROMs, kernels, movies, cartoons, music & games.
I have AOKP Build 4, Eclipse Build 15, Vanir AOSP, CNA 3.6.6, Leankernel 4.3.0, Faux Kernel, Popcorn Kernel 11.7, Franco Kernel r276, GTA III, Max Payne, Modern Combat 3, 35 Bugs Bunny cartoons, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Transformers the Movie '86, over 110 apps, 480 songs & I still have about 9GB left on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
How about that?
67. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
whoa man.. I am impressed bro. btw i need a lil help if you dont mind. i am running AOKP build 4 right now on my Gnex with trinity kernel and i love it. Can you suggest me anything else i might like as I am still new to this stuff.
75. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I know Eclipse Build 16 is around the corner. He released a trial version but the official build 16 should be close.
I love Eclipse because first of all its 100% sexy black. I hate the grays in Jelly Bean. Also it has great battery life & COMES with Trinity also out of the box. It's very smooth & very responsive.
Don't get me wrong AOKP is boss ESPECIALLY build 4. If I were you try Eclipse build 16 when it comes out.
For me Trinity Kernel works a little funky on MY GNex. For some reason it drains my battery. That is the only Kernel that gives me problems. I believe everyone that it's good Kernel it's just my OMAP 4 doesn't like it because all OMAP 4 are not created equal.
My OMAP 4 likes Franco & Faux's Kernels best. Popcorn & LeanKernel a very close second. Heck I might put it there with them. I run Franco's r276 Kernel with 512GPU @ 1.5GHz. I get GREAT response, sweet smoothness & very good battery. AGAIN for my GNex.
78. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Dude some games and navigation apps are over 2gb all by themselves. So you would rather carry two devices rather than one large capacity one?
99. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I couldn't believe that I "had" 4GB of internal memory, but was only given 1+GB to actually use... I was disappointed, and was I more than glad to have that 32GB microSDHC card for my music and etc... The OS and the other data occupied so much of the space, that the phone was barely available to hold much apps on the internal memory. The HTC Inspire 4G is truely an entry Android Smartphone in my books. But when I got it, I was really excited and happy, having made a switch from a featurephone. I wanted the HTC One X+ to have a 2GB of RAM and a microSD slot... I might have to settle with the Galaxy Note II now... I'm going to be upgrading from a rooted HTC Inspire 4G, and I love Sense 3.0/3.5.
98. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Try dealing with a rooted HTC Inspire 4G... It is listed as 4GB of internal memory, but in reality a little over 1GB is usable (obviously because of the OS). I am using a 32GB microSD card with it, with the musics on the microSD card being at least 8GB. Since it's rooted, I need to leave space for the ROM's and backups, where each backup of ROM's take up at least 1.35~2GB of space. I also have all of the apps that can be moved over onto the microSD card (e.g. couple of games) so that I can still have room to download apps, and a lot of the apps are still unable to be moved over to the microSD card. Right now, I think I only have a little over 1GB on my 32GB microSD card, and somewhere between 325 and 400MB of internal storage.... I really hate this lack of space, and can't wait to upgrade to a One X+, Galaxy Note II (might be a little too large for me for normal, daily use), LG Optimus G, and possibly the SGS3 (unless AT&T decides to get the 32GB and the 64GB version becomes available). I would love to have as much internal memory as possible since it quicker to load apps, music, and files in general, than trying to load them when the data is saved on the microSD card. The microSD card is a HC variant, but of class speed 4, so I understand that the extent of which the loading speeds are slow, may increase with a higher class speed microSDHC card. No matter what, I would need at least 32GB, if not 64GB with a microSD slot. I hate using an iPod or using an additional device just for music. I just don't like it when I can listen to music and multi-task on my "smartphone". I also need a battery with a really high and large capacity such as 3,300mAh for example, in the RAZR MAXX, but that's not the point of this argument. I understand your point, but a lot of use our phone for other purposes, a multimedia device, essentially.
87. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Talking about free space, maybe Google want us to use their content ecosystem and limiting onboard storage is how they seem to have decided to encourage users to do that? :(
97. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, it's pretty much been confirmed that the reason Google is using less on-board storage is not only to lower the cost, but to adapt us into using their cloud services as well.
100. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I hate cloud... I don't want to entrust my data on the internet...
70. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
"Even if you choose not to root you get it a 3 month wait is WAY shorted than anyone else."
What are you talking about? Ever heard of the unlocked GSM G-Nex?
73. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
He's talking about the Verizon Nexus that took nearly 3 months to get Jelly Bean.
26. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
True... Verizon has to figure their s*** out. But they do have the best 4g service, I'll give them that.
48. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
why should verizon "earn" their right to the Nexus?
first of all, i don't consider the Galaxy Nexus a nexus really..
and 2nd of all. why because you're but hurt about verizon getting late updates should all of the verizon customers be punished?
thanks for the support yo.....
64. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
One of my favorite all-time comments on PA:
"What do you think will be the first non-Nexus phone to get JB?"
"VZW Galaxy Nexus"
17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Wow VERY SEXY. I am very sure Verizon will have this phone. Verizon & LG have had a very good relationship. Also VERIZON was the first with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus so I have a STRONG feeling the same will happen.
Just like Nokia went with AT&T for their Lumia 920 (worst mistake EVER) I believe Verizon will counter with the LG Optimus G Nexus.
45. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
If the HTC 5" phone is a Nexus phone, this phone won't be worth a look imo. I don't know about anyone else, but I need way more than 16GB storage on my phone. Hope the HTC phone has more than 16GB, or is expandable via microSD cards.
LG needs a hit phone bad. I do hope this does well as more choices = more win for us consumers.
31. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
No one is questioning why 4.2 already? Jelly Bean doesn't even have a large deployment and they're working on the K-release?
46. mills0806 (Posts: 37; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
So, it takes time to get updates,why complain about progress on the Android OS updates.
50. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
why is everyone assuming 4.2 is going to be a k release?
58. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Verizon already have a NEXUS phone and other good phones time for someone else to have THE NEXUS
2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
8/16GB on a phone and no MSD slot? Are you kidding me? Better be 32GB, btw I'd love to see a moto/htc/sony nexus.
6. droidspd (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
I guess they are looking to attract more budget conscious buyers by lowering the memory and thus lowering the price. Will probably make up for it by offering some free online storage.
66. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Memory is extremely cheap, that would be a lame excuse...
7. Aeires (unregistered)
I was considering this phone until I read that as well. There's only so much 'cloud' services can give you, 8 GB is a joke and 16 GB isn't the best scenario by any means.
24. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Fully on mark on that one. But I really doubt that part of the report, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus had alreay the versions of 16GB and 32GB.
And someone is going to use 2 GB of RAM with the best chip on the market and so little storage without a microSD to expand? I seriously doubt it.
Either it will have microSD (I don´t think so) or it will have more internal storage.
3. droidspd (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Good news, now what about the rumored Samsung Nexus 2?
4. noldypinontoan (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
It'so poor if can't support micro sd because 16gb for me so veryyy less
5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
i have a feeling the other nexus phones will definitely destroy the Galaxy Nexus 2. Samsung usually succeeds in their software, but now... they have no edge except Exynos and Super AMOLED.
8. droidspd (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Doubt it. Samsung has something else that the others doe not have and that is "Galaxy" in the name. It will sell well, trust me.
40. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Doesn't matter if they have Galaxy. The only reason I bought a Galaxy was because it was a Nexus. I follow the Nexus. Now, I'll be given choices to choose from, and I'll pick whichever one has better hardware, since the software will be the same.
41. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
not in sales though. ahaha. that's proven. the galaxy is like the iPhone in Android's army - has a lot of blind followers
90. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
With good reason.. i like the galaxy and motorola's droid. Unless motorola comes up with a better nexus phone, i still think the galaxy has better specs
eg: larger storage and micro sd slot.
Although lg has better screens..i think.
10. Aeires (unregistered)
Depends on the user. Camera guys will buy the Sony, music guys will buy the HTC, and people who love AMOLED will buy the Samsung. LG and Motorola, who knows?
13. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
motorola in europe? havent seen those in ages.... last one i saw was the moto v50
18. Aeires (unregistered)
Almost feels like Motorola has an easier time getting a footprint in China than they do with Europe. Maybe a Nexus is what they need.
34. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
And are you surpised after what they have just done with the RAZR I, selling it with the Intel Medfield chip in Europe instead of the S4 like the RAZR M in the USA.
You don´t get traction by cheating on your customers!
I was seriously thinking about buying the RAZR M, as I don´t like such a big phones and wanted a powerful one with a small form factor, now NO WAY!
39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
In my country stores are full of Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX, but I also don't remember when last time I have seen someone using one of Motorola devices.
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
In my case OLED based displays don't have value, I prefere LCD over OLED. So for me it is good, but yes, everyone is free to decide what is better for them. :)
9. MeoCao (unregistered)
We hear nothing about other Nexii so maybe this year it's LG turn to make the Nexus phone?
I think wireless charging is cool but expansion SD slot is more important.
30. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'd gladly take wireless charging....if the phone ships with the charging mat
14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Srsly? A nexus device that's similar with Optimus G? That sounds unlikely. It would clash with Optimus G itself. Why would LG want to do such thing if Optimus G is its game changer? And given the fact that Jelly Bean was just announced, do you think, another iteration of the android OS would be there? If ever this maybe true, jelly bean would be the OS it would go with. This rumor is too unrealistic, at least on my perspective.