Nexus 4 8GB and 16GB models confirmed in new LG manuals

October 27, 2012
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Today, we're hearing the sad news that Google has opted (smartly) to cancel its Android event in New York City on Monday due to the fact that Hurricane Sandy will probably be bearing down on the city around that time. While that decision is definitely for the best, it means that we'll have to wait until sometime later on for all of these rumored devices, including the LG Nexus 4, to get revealed. Today we're finding out that when the Nexus 4 is revealed, however, it'll come in 8GB and 16GB varieties, thanks to a couple of LG E960 manuals that have popped up on the Web.

Spotted by Engadget, the support page that was posted to LG's UK and Australian websites has since been taken down (looks like someone made a boo-boo!), but the PDF quick start manual for the LG Nexus 4 still remains. Not only do these support resources confirm the name of the Nexus 4 yet again, but they also show that 8GB and 16GB models will be offered. You might want to take a look at that 16GB model too, since diagrams in the quick start guide confirm that the Nexus 4 will be lacking a microSD slot once it arrives.

Of course, that's nothing new - Google has never really been a fan of microSD slots on Nexus devices, so why should the Nexus 4 be any different? We've heard a lot about the Nexus 4 in the lead up to this eventual reveal, and it's said to include a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and a 4.7-inch display running at 1280 x 768 resolution. Those certainly aren't bad specs, but what's really exciting about this new phone is that it could be the first device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a while longer before we get to see Google pull the veil off this long-rumored handset. We're also expecting the Samsung Nexus 10 and a new Nexus 7 model with 32GB of storage to show up during the event, so it should be a good one when the big G finally gets the chance to host it. Stay tuned, as we'll have more information for you right here at Android Community!

[via SlashGear]


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  • rekem

    It was also confirmed I won’t be getting a Nexus 4.

    • WestIndiesKING

      how come :(

      • rekem

        I was excited to replace my aging but still solid Evo 4g with the next Nexus but this just isn’t for me. Non-removable battery is a disappointment, and I was hoping for a 32gb option. Looks-wise it’s fine, but the fact that it’s made by LG means it pretty much has to be flawless for me to take a flyer on it. Hoping the multiple Nexus phone rumors were true, although I’m starting to doubt it. Note II is at the top of my list for now.

      • WestIndiesKING

        I hear your complaints but lets remember Samsung made crappy Android phones too. LG recently made some huge strides with there last line of phones and seem to be making a big push. I hear you on the storage but im fine with 16gb and im a power user. Lastly i use to be the same way about the battery but really how often are you switchin batteries out? you can still unscrew it to remove the battery if you really want to. I say wait for a review before saying no.

  • mark beckford

    I’m so looking to get this phone. Sent From My Galaxy Nexus running Jellybean 4.1.2 Soon enough 4.2 :)

  • John Smith

    I bought the LG G2x, all because it was a variant of the first ever dual core smartphone, worst decision I’ve ever made. There were various issues like the screen bleed issue, random freezes/reboots and other problems users had. Along with me, it’s safe to assume many others are going to opt out of buying a LG phone. Also without a SD card card slot (can do without), but would be nice to have and a non-removable battery.

  • http://twitter.com/nrbovee n.r. bovee

    Only 16 gigs with no expansion option? Not on my shopping list. Google
    seems to have some serious issues with ignoring consumers wishes.

  • Noel

    When is it gonna be obvious to Google that 8GB doesn’t cut it and that we need more storage on our devices? More ppl went for the 16GB N7 than the 8GB N7..that is why it was always out of stock. Many of us are willing to pay more…just give us more storage options or just include SD card slot. This time around the 16GB Nexus 4 will be in high demand and if they had a 32GB Nexus 4 from the jump that will be what many of us will go for…that alone should tell Google something as to what many of us Nexus fans want in terms of storage capacity. I must add many of us will prefer to see 32GB as standard int storage plus SD card slots and removable batteries on our Nexus devices…is that too much to ask?? I thought the one size fits all doesn’t apply to Android/Nexus..AGAIN many of us are willing to pay more to have that ultimate Nexus device. I get Google’s desire to make Nexus devices affordable which is fine, but at least make three capacity option/price point. There’s no reason to handcuff such a highly spec’d device with a measly 8GB. In my view 16GB should be the base line..c’mon Google give ur Nexus fans what they crave.

    • atamosk

      Or you could just take advantage all of googles streaming shit. why is 8 not enough storage when everything you need can be accessed from the internet. I mean they are seeling you a phone at a highly reduced price so you have some incentive to use the great services they provide you. you cant have cheap prices and every features. if your really are down with the nexus you’d stop acting like these features are a burden and give googles shit a chance. This is a developer phone for shit google is trying to do not for crap that has already happened. help them develop, not maintain what his going on in the mobile world.

      • Shaun Hill

        Try using Google’s “streaming shit” when you only get 250 MB of data a month and most of your media use occurs on the subway where there’s no data signal.