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    Google reveals the LG Nexus 4

    Google has launched its latest Nexus handset, the LG Nexus 4.For the first time, Google has collaborated with technology giant LG to build Nexus hardware and thanks to this cooperation, there have been high expectations for this device.

    The Nexus 4 marries LG’s incredible build quality with the instantly recognisable design language seen in its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. From the front, the two phones look almost identical, aside from a black frame that surrounds display. The back of the Nexus 4 features a plate of toughened glass, reminiscent of the iPhone 4, which appears black in colour until the phone is tilted in the light to reveal a hologram-like pixelated pattern hidden below its surface.

    The Nexus 4 has a flat screen, unlike the curved panel found in the Galaxy Nexus that came before it. That being said, the sides of the Nexus 4’s display do still curve around the frame slightly, designed to complement some of Android’s swiping gestures, such as the tab switching gestures found in the Chrome browser.

    The LG Nexus 4 comes in eight and 16GB versions, featuring a 4.7 inch IPS display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and an eight megapixel rear camera with LED flash. Google claim that this phone currently has the fastest processor on the market, so the Nexus 4 is definitely no slouch. As well as the usual WiFi 802.11b/g/n, HSPA+ and Bluetooth connectivity, the Nexus 4 is equipped with NFC (Near-field communication). Android’s ‘Beam’ feature can share files between other NFC-equipped Android devices, simply by placing the devices back-to-back and tapping the phone’s screen. Due to the universal standards that govern NFC, you can even share web addresses and contacts between Android and Windows phones, which is a nice little perk.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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