Rumors are rife claiming that LG Optimus G will be the next Nexus smartphone. Earlier reports claim that LG will get its Nexus smartphone, which will be official announced by the two companies within this month.
Moreover, there are rumors suggesting that Google will be announcing its next version of Android – Android 4.2 rumored as Key Lime Pie while unveiling the next Nexus smartphone in the end of October 2012. This hints at a possibility that the next Nexus smartphone could run on Android 4.2.
In the meantime, Android Central, a community dedicated to Android OS has received a few photos of a handset that look like the Optimus G running on stock Android.
LG Nexus has a back cover very similar to the one on the Optimus G, but at the front it’s almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. So overall, it looks like a crossover device, which is a combination of the two. The LG Nexus carries the Mako codename and runs on Android 4.1.2 using Linux 3.4 kernel.
Also, the camera with LED flash and the loudspeaker are situated on the back, but all of this might change in the final unit, and this is clearly an early prototype,
Going by the earlier report of Modaco, the LG Nexus smartphone will have a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, 1280 x 768 True-High Definition IPS display, 8MP camera and a non-removable battery. It will lack a micro SD slot and will have only 8GB to 16GB of internal storage. Also, the handset will come with in-built wireless charging.
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