October 29th launch date leaked for the LG Nexus 4

October 29th launch date leaked for the LG Nexus 4
A French media outlet is reporting that the unannounced LG Nexus 4 is expected to launch on October 29th. The report says that the date came from inside sources although the translation is far from perfect. French sales of the device are expected to begin in December. While the report could be accurate, by now there might have been some type of invitation to an event on the 29th, although one could still appear at anytime.

The French media outlet also said that the phone will be released with wireless charging capabilities similar to the feature on the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920. The report also discussed Samsung's collaboration with Google on a high end Google Nexus tablet, something we told you about the other day. Additionally, the report mentioned LG's market share in France, which is slightly above 5% thanks to the LG Optimus L3, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7 and LG Optimus L9.

source: LeFigaro (translated) via Phandroid

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24 Comments

1. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

Nexus baby

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i dont really know if this is a step up or a step down of the previous nexus phone... i mean why LG? why not sony? motorola? or ASUS again? or even samsung? (but kinda unfair that sammy and asus will have a nexus again) for me LG still dont know how to combine the elegance of its phone, the hardware and the software!--LG phone looks good but the look is very plastic and the software isnt really nice! why not sony? sony makes a good phone! durability and trust-worthy brand! but its like sony revolves around its world not to this world! they still haven't announce a quad core phone (but not neccessary, but as an android manufacturer they should)!! their device is sturdy and elegant! and who knows.. maybe sony will use sharp's new display (but i doubt that, bravia is great but i wish coring gorilla though) coz they are like in the same company that they form the japan display why not Motorola? its not bias! they own morotola! android is free! and motorola still makes a good phone! best battery life and that kevlar back will be an awesome add-on to a nexus device! why not samsung and asus again? they have great hardware and technology... i wish google will swarm nexus devices before this year end!

3. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Why so judgemental?

7. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Wow... first off, Galaxy phones aren't controlled by the manufacturer as far as the software goes. They are and always will be stock experiences. Second, LG hardware is just as good as any other companies. Third I, and a lot of others, happen to like the look of LG phones.

8. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LG makes great phones. it's just they're shadowed by Samsung most if the time and that don't have a good record for updates. hardware is where they shine. they could make phones with good could quality too. LG hardware + nexus software = win.

19. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

As Eminem put it when he did a song with Nicki Minaj. "Don't ask why bitch, ask why not?"

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i am actually pointing out why not sony or motorola or asus, htc and samsung again and why LG? a lot of people ask "why LG?" so i am just talking on behalf of them! and as my opinion too!

23. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Well read up on rumors. There might be multiple Nexus devices. Google really wants to make Nexus a household name in the Android market. That all the new phones should run Nexus, and if the user chooses to, he can switch to the manufacturer UI. Basically they want Nexus to be more recognized.

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

IT'S STILL BETTER THAN BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

22. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

YOU STOLE MY AVATAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

24. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Blackberry: "I started this smart phone s***, and this the mothaf***in' thanks I get?"

4. joonyboy

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2010

I'm perfectly fine with LG making the Nexus because what plagued LG was their software UI. But with the Nexus, which has to strictly be just the stock Android, that takes away the only problem LG has. Hardware is by far the best out of all manufacturers in the mobile market for the longest time (think of the old times like the LG chocolate, LG shine, LG prada, and now with the LG Optimus G). Hardware, LG is the best in the game. Nexus stock will completely bring the whole package together. but 8GB storage with limited data plan..........? ehhhh.......not the best way to get the Google ecosystem running but maybe that's just to keep the cost at possibly another affordable range just like the galaxy nexus (~$400). and dat bottom bezel needs to run away......

13. chinochinochino

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

I personally do not like the design language of LG phones... They are boring and uninspired imo but this one looks quite ok - I guess the similarities to Samsung phones comes from the Nexus design elements like rounded corners... Anyways that bezel you're seeing is also screen since the Android buttons are onscreen buttons like with the GNEX. If you look closer you can see the that the lower half is darker... So the proportions (and especially the bezel) schould look normal when displaying content on the full screen.

14. joonyboy

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2010

I'm pretty sure the leaked photos with the lg nexus turned on still has a large bezel on the bottom.....

16. chinochinochino

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

Surely depends on your definition of large, but the space between the lower end and the on screen button seems to be just right for my personal taste. With my girlfriend's SIII I accidentally use the capacitive buttons all the time while holdinh it in landscape - they are just too close to the edge for my taset... Besides that slimmer bezels are definitely more sexy;-)

5. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That image makes it look like a Galaxy S3 in design.

6. shyam555

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

LG gives good spes. but quality like samsung....

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

this would be one LG i would feel extremely comfortable buying! LOL

10. wendygarett unregistered

Optimus g is good too actually :)

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

WENDYYYY! :) hahahaha where ya been??

12. wendygarett unregistered

been limited actually :D

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Nexus are coming...

17. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Sorry, but what is it with all these random names? Nexus One, S, Galaxy, (Nexus 7) and now Nexus 4 because it is the 4th. See also HTC. Sony kind of got it a bit right. But also there it starts to get confusing. I wonder how creators and designers in these million dollar companies dice out the names :D A clear line would be nice. At least for Nexus Brand. greets

18. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Wow a very great looking Nexus finally. Besides the first HTC nexus, this is a beauty.

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