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LG Optimus G Nexus will run on Android 4.2: first hands-on report surfaces

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LG Optimus G Nexus will run on Android 4.2: first hands-on report surfaces
The LG Optimus G Nexus is coming. The first Optimus G Nexus devices were passed for testing to Google employees last week and the device will run on Android 4.2, according to a source close to Google, but not a Google employee.

The Optimus G Nexus will obviously be based on the monster LG Optimus G, and will feature an 8-megapixel camera judging from a sample sent to Android and Me (that sadly could not be published). And here is the first hands on report about this device:

I can confirm the next nexus is LG Optimus based. The phone looks surprisingly like the Galaxy Nexus and does not have sharp corners like the LG Optimus we already know. It has a silver’ring like the iPhone 3G around the outer edge of the screen which seemed to be similar to the Galaxy Nexus in size but was much better in brightness.

I couldn’t have said if it was larger in the few minutes that I had the phone. Also, it has Nexus written on the back like the Nexus 7 except there is a color element to it. The ‘X’ is in four colors. There was also the LG logo on the back.

Android 4.2 in its current state looked exactly like the 4.1.1 we love. There were no tabs on that build version for home-screens as you suggested from your other tipster. What I was amazed by is how fluid everything seemed to be from exiting apps, switching, etc. It seems like they’ve increased the number of transitions and their types. It still had the hodge-podge mess of multiple communication tools: Messenger, GTalk, Voice and SMS.”

This is all great news as the LG Optimus G is a great phone on its own. You can check out our Optimus G hands on to find out more about it, and best of all, you’d soon be able to buy it on AT&T. We still wonder whether there’s any truth in the earlier rumor about the LG Nexus device being water-proof in some way, but we guess we’ll be hearing more about this very, very soon.

source: Android and Me

LG Optimus G Nexus will run on Android 4.2: first hands-on report surfaces

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:44 32

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

holy s**t! its starting..... :O

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:05 21

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4377; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

It already started!! :D
So, Android 4.2, eh??? Do i smell Key Lime Pie????

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:19 2

22. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)

or may be Jellybeam + or something.

I wonder what upgrade have 4.2

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:45 3

24. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:07 2

31. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

whoa.. if we are indeed getting multiple Nexuses this year then I would like to wait untill first reviews before deciding to go with one. but Gnex II would be my personal favourite.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:08 4

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I don't know, I really have to check this so called LG Optimus G Nexus. The display is going to be killer, the quad-core Krait S4 Pro with Adreno 320 is literally the king of the world, all of this with 2GB of RAM makes for one really EPIC Nexus device.

Also Android 4.2 is just the icing on the cake. I do have a feeling that it will still be Jelly Bean & not Key Lime Pie. Shoot it might not even be 4.2. It might be 4.1.2. Lets see what comes out from all of this.

This phone is officially on my radar ESPECIALLY since the EXYNOS 4 quad-core has lost a lot of developer support.

Here is a link on that:


I feel happy with this news so +1 to all!!!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:17 3

34. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


WHAT THE f@#$@%!#$%!$%!$%^!$^!$%!#

I finally get a chance to get a full exynos phone and Samsung goes and pulls an apple!?!?!?

They better change their minds. Theyve been the most open with the community for the longest time. Turn your back on the community and see how that word of mouth bad talk spreads.

And I just upgraded my SGS1 to a flawless running 4.1 lol.

Your right, the LG just got a boost in desirability until Sammy gets their head out of their ass.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:17 1

39. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

but Remix I still have a strong feeling that Sammy would be very supportive as always. they wont do anthing stupid.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:20 4

36. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

If LG pulls this, then maybe there is a chance of seeing a quad exynos GN2. If they do that, then dev support will be garunteed anyways.


You just ruined my day SAE.. and I have a wedding to attend.. Shame!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:03 3

37. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

remixfa, I am sorry. I really wanted to get the Exynos Galaxy Note II but after I read up on that I only thought of you.

It actually pist me off too because I really love the HUGE beautiful RGB Super AMOLED 720p HD screen. I was in a daze for quite some time. To me Samsung has to fix this, the hardcore want great devices to work with & if they do this the Note II will not be looked at.

At least this LG Optimus G Nexus looks very competent. Hey it's a Nexus with the WORLDS most powerful processor. That has NEVER happened before.

Bro enjoy the wedding, have fun & drink your sorrows away at the receptions bar if you have to. My intentions were not to piss you off, just to let you know some CRAZY news that I personally would have never expected.

Sorry. :-(

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:43 1

45. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol, no worries. it didnt ...affect me... (sniffle sniffle).. that much.... :(


Yea, It peeves me though. We still have a month or so to find out if they reverse course and go back to the old ways. I think if there is enough internet bitching, they will reverse course. They have before. They've been pretty sensitive to the needs of their hardcore fans, so unless they just think they are too big to have to care, they'll change back. If they think they are too big to care, then they can go F- themselves... even if it means me having to get a Krait pro quad.

Ooooh Omap5 where are you!?!? :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:54

53. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I agree also. I have a feeling the way Samsung has been lately that they will have a change of heart.

PLEASE lets hope so.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:25 1

40. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

yeah lets wait & watch. may this year Google has something more for Nexus fans. Sammy is my personal favourite though i would like to see what others can bring to the table.
Once the next Nexuses are here i would try to sell my Gnex and get the new Nexus.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:19 2

44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

That is funny. Is it Nexuses or Nexus' or Nexi? lol

I REALLY want to know that. Personally I am bummed with the Samsung Exynos news. If they don't get it squared then I will get the LG Optimus G Nexus. Or if the Nexus 5 is real I might check it out.

I am not happy with the Samsung Galaxy Note II.


posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:43 2

46. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Nexi? Sounds legit to me. :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:54 2

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think the term "Nexus" can be taken as plural as well as singular, so it can be said both ways. Nexi seems like it could be another term too, though.

I was kind of bummed whenever I heard HTC would be making a phablet Nexus. Even if the bezel is minimal, I'm still on the fence about it. Right now I'm hoping that there will be a Motorola Nexus, even though it's really the only one that hasn't been "confirmed" yet. But the LG Nexus seems promising, I think it's the first LG device I've actually considered buying.

I really only want to take the LG Nexus as sort of a last resort though... Even with its monstrous spec count, the name "LG" just kind of makes me cringe away. HTC, Motorola, and Sony will be battling it out for me if their offerings are even the slightest bit more appealing than the LG. Even if they have the dual S4 Pro instead of the quad, or 1 GB RAM instead of 2, I'll probably get a Moto or Sony instead of LG. But I would still like to have a minimum spec count of dual S4 Pro and 2 GB RAM if possible.

As for Samsung... I don't even know. I've never really liked anything about Samsung other than their processors and displays (though they hurt my eyes a bit). And since I don't put cases on my phones, build quality matters to me as well, and something like the Galaxy Nexus again just won't do it for me.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:08 2

50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I can respect that. I hear though, that to have a Nexus badge the phone HAS to meet Google's STRICT standards.

So if LG gets the Nexus badge then you should feel comfortable with them. I am seriously looking at this LG Nexus real hard, but only if it has a minimum 32GB if they don't include a microSD card slot. If they do include the microSD card slot then I am fine with 16GB.

I have 2 32GB microSD cards. lol


posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:16 1

51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I agree, if LG passes the Google Nexus test then it should be alright. Guess I'm just doubting LG, but Google will make sure they're up for the task of making a Nexus device.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:18

35. doejon (Posts: 410; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

if u guy´s think logical it can´t be the new key lime pie..
or is key lime pie a minor upgrade?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:08 3

9. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Oh yes!! Its gonna be awesome!!! :D

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:14 1

20. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

holy $**** my s3 does not have update to JB, since the daat it launched and now 4.2 is on their way?

omg! how many mnths again my s3 will update to 4.2

this is ridiculous

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:27 3

29. x88yunkw (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Thanks god bcoz urs is s3, any update u shld able to receive too within a year at least.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:07 6

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Finally LG is or starting to make real good progress, and should listen to there customers...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:48

48. danny_a2005 (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)

Mmm, I Really want the nexus 5 bu HTC, I just dont like LG, and what about the X on the back made of four colours, Thats not my style, and I bet HTC wouldnt have that clowny design

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:44 12

2. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

yeeeeesss give me that phone now

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:45 17

3. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

And Then here it comes... The Next Legend and the Monster... iP 5... Be Afraid.. Be Very Afraid...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:12 6

12. MeoCao (unregistered)

I don't care about iPhone users, let their mouth water when they see the new Nexus.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:59 2

4. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Make it with removable battery and that's my next phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:00 11

5. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

iphone 5, prepare to be annihilated VERY VERY hard.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:01 1

6. pinball00 (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

crazy moive by google

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