Google's Nexus 4 Smartphone Brings Quad Core and Android 4.2

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Google Nexus 4: When Good Isn't Good Enough [REVIEW]
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Google just unveiled its new Nexus 4 smartphone from LG -- its first collaboration with the manufacturer on a Nexus device. The company also announced the Nexus 10 and updated Nexus 7.

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The smartphone, which runs on Google's Android 4.2 mobile operating system (Jelly Bean), packs a heavy punch with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. Along with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display and a 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, the new device includes Photosphere -- an interactive photo feature -- gesture typing and NFC connectivity. And, of course, it comes with Google Maps for Android.

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"While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet," the company said in a statement. "Starting with the camera, we've reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life."

It's key to note that the Nexus 4 does not come with LTE -- it only features HSPA+.

Pricing is as follows: $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB) for unlocked, contract-free units. A 16GB version is available on T-Mobile for $199.

The device will be available in both an 8GB version and a 16GB version, starting Nov. 13 in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. It will roll out to Europe, Central/South America, Asia and the Middle East by the end of November.

Google Nexus 10

Starting at $399 (for 16GB), the Nexus 10 has an ultra-high-res 10-inch display, with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 -- even more pixels than the Apple iPad.

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