Supposed First-Hand Account Describes LG Optimus-Based Nexus Phone

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Will we be seeing a whole flood of assorted Nexus phones this fall? That’s what some rumors have been saying for months now, and as we settle-in on the right timeframe, some of the headlining models from various manufacturers are being tapped as candidates for one of these Nexus devices. That’s certainly been true for LG’s quad-core S4 Optimus G, for which we just learned about US carrier availability. A new rumor concerns one source’s claims of some first-hand interactions with just such an LG Nexus.

Supposedly, this source isn’t a Google employee himself, but had the brief opportunity to play with this new Nexus. He confirms that it’s based on LG Optimus hardware, and while the G isn’t named directly, it’s the obvious candidate. Claims that the handset looks very much like the Galaxy Nexus may mean that this model won’t have the same external shell as the Optimus G, which has quite the squared-off design.

On the phone’s back, there’s reportedly an LG logo alongside Nexus branding. The phone is said to run Android 4.2, like we had heard rumored, and while the source describes how smooth and fluid the UI felt, he doesn’t offer much insight into any specific changes.

Based on a sample image produced by this hardware, it appears to have an eight megapixel camera, suggesting it could be similar to the AT&T version of the Optimus G, as mentioned in yesterday’s press release, as opposed to the thirteen-megapixel version.

Source: Android and Me

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