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Month: October 2012

LG Nexus 4 reviewed and leaked on Google+

LG Nexus 4 reviewed and leaked on Google+

lg nexus 4 front

LG’s Nexus phone seems to have a name now, as pictures posted on Google+ have “LG Nexus 4” listed as the device name in the pictures’ EXIF data. Want to know who posted the photos? LG and Google employees. If that’s not confirmation enough for you, I don’t know what is.  The photos themselves are nothing special, and the ones posted by LG have been removed (the person who took them was testing the front-facing camera and an LG Electronics lanyard is clearly visible around his neck. Read on after the break for more information and a gallery.

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LG’s Optimus Nexus spied in the wild

LG’s Optimus Nexus spied in the wild

LG Optimus Nexus

Images hit the blogosphere last night of the LG-E960 – LG’s Nexus device, maybe called the Optimus Nexus. Alleged specs are a quad core Qualcomm Krait S4 Pro procesoor, 4.7″ IPS screen, and onscreen buttons. All in all, rather standard fare for a late-2012 device. What do I like? While reports are that the Optimus Nexus won’t have a removable back I do see two screws flanking the microUSB port on the bottom. Modding FTW!  Secondly, the bezel is nice and slim and, like the Galaxy Nexus before it, this phone’s facade takes the big black slab to the max. I personally adore the Monolith look.  The back, on the other hand, seems to get some much needed love.  It has a weird, glossy texture akin to a really fine glass mosaic.  Don’t know if it will carry on to the final design, but I sure hope it does. Read on after the break for more photos and information.

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HTC’s Jelly Bean roll out starting in October

HTC’s Jelly Bean roll out starting in October

HTC Jelly Bean

After announcing the One X+ HTC also published their Jelly Bean update schedule for the One X and One S. Simply put, the roll out will start in October, with HTC declining to give an exact date.

The update will bring Project Butter to HTC’s flaghip and midrange devices, with HTC making it clear that they worked hard to put Project Butter to as much use as possible.  Sense get’s update to version 4+, the same as on the One X+. Besides Project Butter users will also have Self Portrait mode which detects human faces and helps you take better pictures of yourself, as well as the new HTC Watch 2.0 app that not only streams content from HTC’s library but also YouTube and other online sources. Last but not least, users will have access to Google Now, Google’s virtual assistant that debuted in Jelly Bean and on the Nexus 7 in June.