White Nexus 4 is now Official: Should you be bothered?

LG officially announced the White Nexus 4, it will go on sale in Hong Kong from May 29, 2013 and will be available in other parts of Asia, Europe, North America and the middle East over the next few weeks. Pricing will be the same [However, if you are from India and stay in New Delhi, you can get one near Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi at 26K].
White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

 

 

Sadly, there are no changes except the color and the build number that has changed from ‘E960’ to ‘E960W’. The phone is having the same hardware specs as the previous Black Nexus 4 i.e. SnapDragon S4processor with 2 GB RAM and a 8 MP Camera. Yep, the white color does make the phone look sexier at the back[The front is still black], but according to me it is a bit girlish ¬†ūüėÄ [I am happy with my black Nexus 4].

The second announcement was another let down where Kim Wong, head of LG Europe said,

‚ÄúThere are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don‚Äôt need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great succes, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won‚Äôt make the Nexus 5.‚ÄĚ

LG had great issues pertaining to supply issues, buyers from countries like India and Brazil had to wait for as long as 6 months for getting their hands on the Nexus 4. So, now who is going to make the next Nexus?

Samsung have already made a Google edition GS4, so it may be Sony? Sony have a great reputation in terms of build quality and supply, nut they are bad at pricing. Or it can be the HTC who had already made the Nexus One, which was phenomenal in those days being the first Nexus device. We will have to wait and watch.

LG Optimus G launched in India for Rs. 34500

LG-Optimus-G

LG-Optimus-G

LG has officially launched the Optimus G (E975) in India. The Optimus G went on sale in India last week. It comes with a 4.7-inch (1280 x 768 pixels) True HD IPS + Display with 15:9 aspect ratio, 550 nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 2 protection, powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor with Adreno 320 GPU and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with LG  Optimus 3.0 UI on top. It has a 13MP camera with LED flash, Full HD video recording and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

It offers enhanced UX including upgraded QSlide that lets you open 2 apps in a single screen and now supports video, browser, memo, calendar and calculator. Other features include Dual Screen Dual Play that would enable mirroring between the smartphone and a TV and display different content on each screen (Smartphone and TV), Q Memo to jot notes, Live Zooming while watching a video, Smart Shutter and lots more.

LG Optimus G  Specifications

  • ¬†4.7-inch (1280 x 768 pixels)¬†True HD IPS + Display with 15:9 aspect ratio,¬†550 nits brightness
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)¬†OS
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm APQ 8064 processor with¬†Adreno 320 GPU
  • Dimensions –¬†131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm, Weight ‚Äď 145g
  • 13MP camera with an LED flash, 1080p Full HD video recording at 30 fps
  • ¬†1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 2GB¬†DDR2 RAM, 32 GB internal memory
  • 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS, NFC
  • 2,100 mAh battery

The LG Optimus G is price at Rs. 34,500 (MRP) and is available in various stores across India. Check out our Optimus G review if you are planning to get one.

LG Optimus 4X HD, L7, and L9 to get Jelly Bean within months

We recently heard that the LG Optimus 4X HD is getting the Jelly Bean update in Q1 2013, but now the same source from Android.caotic.it has spotted LG Hong Kong publicly announcing that Jelly Bean for the 4X HD, L7, and L9 is coming in the first half of 2013.

LG Optimus L7, L9 and O4X HD

LG Optimus L7, L9 and O4X HD

Pardon our Chinese, but the translation goes roughly along these lines:

[Jelly Bean upgrade]
We are happy to announce that the following LG Optimus phones will get an upgrade of the operating system to Jelly Bean during the first half of this year! We will keep you informed!
1. P880 Optimus 4X
2. P705 Optimus L7
3. P765 Optimus L9

Unfortunately, the people behind the Facebook page had no information on other smartphones.

LG has a tendency of being a bit late with these schedules, so we’d guess this should better be taken as “this year” rather than anything else.

Source (in Chinese) | Via (in Italian)