Google to hold Android event in the Big Apple on October 29th, possibly to introduce the LG Nexus 4

Google to hold Android event in the Big Apple on October 29th, possibly to introduce the LG Nexus 4
October 29th is beginning to look like quite a day for smartphone fans. First, as previously disclosed, Microsoft is holding an event that will celebrate the introduction of Windows Phone 8. The event will be located in San Francisco. Move some 2500 miles to the east on the same day and you will find Google's just announced event in New York City.

The Google event is Android related and could introduce the LG Nexus 4 and another Nexus phone from Sony. Earlier this month, a prototype of a device called the Sony Nexus X was pictured. Google has opened up the Nexus brandimg to any OEM that can produce hardware that conforms to certain standards. Earlier this month, a French media outlet leaked the October 29th introduction of the LG Nexus 4.

It isn't all about the hardware, either. You can expect Google to introduce Android 4.2 at the event. The latest Android OS build will still be considered Jelly Bean and will bring some new features quite possibly including a quick settings menu.

The Google event will take place at 10am EDT. Microsoft's event will start 3 hours later at 10:00am PDT. Keep your eyes right here to find out what each event will mean for you.

source: BGR

Related phones

Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the LG Nexus and Android 4.2 will definitely be present and the 32GB Nexus 7 will probably rear it's head but what else will be present i wonder...Nexus Program Details? More Nexus Devices? a revamped Nexus Q?

6. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

My Nexus Q is sitting there just waiting for an update...

20. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

The truth is the Nexus Q needs a serious price cut. Also I was a bit surprised with it being announced why didn't they simply release a nexus version of Google TV and just give it all the abilities of a Nexus Q... I mean then it defiantly would have been worth the price tag

28. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Google will introduce LG Nexus with 4.1.2 & not 4.2.The version 4.2 will come at Google I/O 2013 with Samsung 10 inch high resolution tablet,because 4.2 is a major update over 4.1(released 4 months ago).I have noticed one thing about Google and Apple desperately launching their products before MS products release date.Are they afraid of Redmond giant to steal the market share?

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's mightily speculative. 4.1.2 is out now and it's not the same as the LG Nexus System Dumps going around and 4.2 doesn't necessarily have to make it a major upgrade, in fact i think it'll still be Jelly Bean much like when the Original Droid launched with Android 2.0 Eclair and then the Nexus One came out a few short months later with Android 2.1 Eclair. it's likely just the second half of what Jelly Bean is supposed to be which is an underlying performance tweaker with Project Butter and Project Roadrunner.

34. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

All being said and done the pricing of the Nexus on contract and unlocked has to be spot on. Nexus cant afford to go the way of other manufacturer flagships! I think the unlocked version at US $ 450 wouldn't be a bad price. Hey where are the other Nexi???

37. Retro-touch unregistered

Imagine how well it would sell if the unlocked version of LG Nexus with 16GB was sold for $350 it would be too good of a deal to pass up for most and naturally the price of Galaxy Nexus would have to drop

2. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

It would be amazing if iOS, WP, Android, and BB is announcing their new device(s) or software in a same time!

3. Savage unregistered

Please make a good Nexus LG. With storage options of course.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i can almost bet that there will only be one Nexus phone this year. either way, the Nexus 4 rumored specs don't disappoint me.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The date is set. I will be in school, but I'll check in ever so often. Please don't disappoint us LG, and if you do, please let Google have another Nexus option for us.

7. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Android taking over the Big APPLE Hahahahaha.... Go Android

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That Sony mock-up was a joke. I'm only expecting the Nexus 4. That's plenty of long as they announce LTE versions! I can't see how they can announce a phone in New York in 2012 that does not offer 4G. Heck, the phone even has 4 in the name. (insert iPhone snark here)

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

These same-day announcements aren't healthy. The Motorola announcement was lost in the excitement of the Nokia 920 and 820 announcement, and who knows how this will turn out?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I agree. The Nexus event should be a week early. You know, for convenience.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i thought it was the other way around... xD

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

let the games begin....

14. vanleab

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

perhaps 16GB internal storage :)


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SONY NEXUS® LG NEXUS® wow which one to get....?

23. at_newsolavei

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

HOPE FULL ITS THE NEXT NEXEN...... @newsolavei

26. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Android 4.2!!!

30. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Waiting for customisation centre!!!!!!!!!

31. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"Google has opened up the Nexus brandimg to any OEM that can produce hardware that conforms to certain standards". Has this been confirmed? You make it sound as a matter of fact

46. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I think we will know if this is true only at the October 29th event. But I have a feeling that this plan will remain in the fridge... Or, if it is true, and be announced at the event will only be implemented in the next release of Nexus devices, in late 2013

32. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

google is the best

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