It is said to be based on the Optimus G and will be dubbed the LG Optimus G Nexus. According to MoDaCo, the rumoured Nexus phone will run Android 4.2, which is a more updated version of Jelly Bean. Since the rumoured device will be running a more updated version of Jelly Bean, it looks like we’ll be waiting a long time before Key Lime Pie rolls out.
Specs include a Qualcomm S4 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and either 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage. Sadly, it will not sport a microSD slot.
According to a source who claims to have gotten his hands on rumoured smartphone, the Optimus G Nexus will sport the same specs as LG’s Optimus G, but will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in terms of looks.
The source says, “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 I had the phone. Also, it has Nexus written on the back like the Nexus 7 except there is a colour element to it. The ‘X’ is in four colours. There was also the LG logo on the back.”
According to previous reports, the Optimus G Nexus will launch in November, but CNET seems to think the device will be launched towards the end of October.
Reports also say that Google is open to any manufacturer who desires to create a Nexus-branded device, as long as the manufacturer conforms to the search giant’s spec requirements.
Want to know more on the LG Optimus G Nexus? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.