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Carphone Warehouse starts taking preorders for the LG Nexus 4

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Thu Oct 25 2012, 12:18
LG Nexus 4 with Android 4.1 Carphone Warehouse

IT LOOKS LIKE somebody's in trouble at Carphone Warehouse, as the retailer has started taking preorders for the so far unannounced LG Nexus 4.

The holding webpage reveals all we need to know about the next generation Nexus ahead of Google's event on Monday, telling us that it will feature a 4.7in 1280x768 resolution display and a Snapdragon S4 processor. Most interestingly, the retailer has let slip that the phone will run Google's Android 4.2 operating system, which will still be named Jelly Bean.

Carphone Warehouse says, "The fastest and smoothest version of Android yet - Jelly Bean - improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0, and introduces a new Google search experience.

"Making the things you do on your device, more simple and fun. Because this is a Nexus device, it gets Android updates faster than other phones, so when a new update is available with new features and improvements, you can get it straight away."

Android 4.2 will also introduce a new Swype style keyboard feature, according to Carphone Warehouse. It said, "Stay in touch with Gesture Typing, a faster way of typing that lets you spell words by dragging your finger across the screen from letter to letter."

We're also told that the LG Nexus 4 will feature an 8MP rear-facing camera, HD 1080p video support and will measure 9.1mm thick.

Carphone Warehouse is already taking orders for the yet to be announced smartphone. Available on contracts with O2 and Vodafone, prices for the Nexus 4 start from £31 a month, including 600 minutes and unlimited texts.

Carphone Warehouse is promising to ship preordered LG Nexus 4 phones on 30 October, just one day after Google's announcement. µ

 

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