Details on Google's Next Nexus 4G detailed; 4GLTE, Android 4.0, HiRes Display

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    Some folks over at BGR got a preview of Google's next Android Nexus Phone, the Nexus 4G, and it looks pretty amazing. It won't be sporting Nvidia's quad-core chip, Kal-El, but it will have a next generation dual-core chip. Here's a breakdown of the feature-set:
    • CPU: OMAP 4460 or a, ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon running at 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz
    • 720p HD Large screen that won’t feature physical Android menu buttons below the screen anymore
    • 4G LTE radio
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 1080p HD video capture and playback
    • 1-megapixel front-facing camera
    • Advanced 5-megapixel sensor camera delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance
    • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • Ultra-Thin Design
    Google is shooting for a release date in late fall/early winter. We will keep you informed as new details emerge.

    Source: Android.net via BGR
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    LTE? This is coming to Verizon?
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    Out of curiosity... why do phones record 1080p, but can only display 720p? I don't know about you guys... but 98% of all videos I record on my phone, I watch on my phone.
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    Or AT&T but I hope Verizon.
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    Hate to be a doubting Thomas, but you sure this isn't going to Sprint?
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    I'd have to agree, unless there's more info. Google has only ever released their Nexus phones to Tmo or Sprint...
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    From what I've heard Sprint is a few years away from good LTE deployment.
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    Depends on what you record. I record my kids playing on my phone. Those videos get saved to my computer and played on the TV sometimes. But stupid videos that no one cares about, those don't need to be higher than VGA.
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    Yeah, the article mentioned AT&T...I didn't think they'd be ready by Q1 next year
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    I heard they were going to start deploying their LTE this summer so that's why AT&T popped into my head as a possible carrier.
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    Was confused when I first read that, but by physical they mean soft/touch buttons - everything is going to be software based. Which is cool, except now it doesn't look like they'll be anyway to turn on your screen using those buttons like I do now.
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    Because you won't be able to see the difference between 720p and 1080p on a screen size as small as a phone.
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    Praying this comes to Verizon...unless the GS2 comes first. That's going to be a hard decision.
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    If this came to VZW, it'd be a serious contender for my next device. That's probably just wishful thinking on my part...
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    If this came to Verizon, it would be my next device. But Verizon wants too much control over their phones so I doubt it is.
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    Man, that would suck immensely if AT&T got the next Nexus phone. It wouldn't surprise me as it's just another cool phone that Verizon won't get AND AT&T seems to be stepping up their Android game ever since they lost iPhone exclusivity. However, it would still suck.

    I would actually wait to purchase this phone instead of buying the Bionic if it came to Verizon.

    Brandon
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    Yea, like att needs another nice phone to show off their crappy network. :icon_ banana:
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    Depends on if you want LTE or not. GS2 will not be LTE.
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    Showing the hardware without showing the OS (screen shot) or something!!!
    A lock screen, or home screen. Or even just a status bar!!.

    Anyone see a screen shot of ICS 4.0?
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    Suppose I'll be the first to say those sound like sub-par camera specs by today's standards...1MP front facing camera? So much for the people wanting to use this phone for quality new-age phone sex. ;)
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