Amit Hujral, the head of mobile devices of LG India, has confirmed in an interview that Google will be unveiling an LG Nexus phone in its event on October 29th, Monday next week. He confirmed that the phone will include a 4.7″ IPS display at 1280 x 768, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Android 4.2 operating system. The phone has been seen in many other leaks before as of late, which paints it as having 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of non-upgradeable storage. According to Amit, the phone will be released – in India at least – by the end of November. That means we may see it sooner than that in markets like the US and UK.
Google are also rumoured to unveil a new high resolution 10″ tablet, with the codename Manta and potential name of the Nexus 10. According to sources speaking to The Next Web, the tablet will have a 2560 x 1600 (16:10) resolution display which should offer around 300 pixels per inch, ahead of the 264 pixels per inch provided by the third generation iPad but potentially less than that of the iPad Mini, which may come with a high resolution display at 2048 x 1536. (Suffice it to be said, if it is the case for the iPad Mini that it has a 1024 x 768 display then it’s no contest for the Google tablet).
Of course, both devices will be reference platforms for the newest version of Android, version 4.2. It’s not known whether the release will bear its own Key Lime Pie moniker or whether it will remain Jelly Bean, but the new version of Android should include a number of new features and upgrades. There are reports that KLP will include multiple user accounts, better security, an upgraded Gmail client and a ‘Content in the center’ widget which will provide Play Store content via a home screen widget.
We’ll find out for sure on October 29th in New York City. The event will be livestreamed at youtube.com/Android, a nice departure from Apple’s events which have to be experienced second-hand via live blogs.