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

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LG Optimus G, and will feature an 8-megapixel camera judging from a sample sent to Android and Me (that sadly could not be published).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:

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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1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

22. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

or may be Jellybeam + or something. I wonder what upgrade have 4.2

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


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.

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: http://rootzwiki.com/news/_/articles/general/samsung-loses-some-developer-support-for-exynos-based-phones-r1151 I feel happy with this news so +1 to all!!!!!

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR 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.

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.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. WTF.. You just ruined my day SAE.. and I have a wedding to attend.. Shame!

37. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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. :-(

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

53. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

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.

44. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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. +1

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nexi? Sounds legit to me. :)

49. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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 +1

51. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

35. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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

9. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

20. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 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

29. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

48. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 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

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

yeeeeesss give me that phone now

3. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

12. MeoCao unregistered

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

4. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

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

5. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

iphone 5, prepare to be annihilated VERY VERY hard.

6. pinball00

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

crazy moive by google

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