Google has announced his fleet of new Nexus devices on October 29th 2012. Among these, the most interesting to me is the Nexus 4, their latest smartphone.
Nexus 4 Tech Specs
- Quad Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro
- 2GB RAM
- 8/16GB storage
- 4.7 inch, 1280×768, 320DPI Display
- 8MP Camera
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Wireless Charging
Nexus 4 Price
- $300 x 8GB
- $350 x 16GB
These are all nice steps forward when compared to the older Galaxy Nexus. Especially for what concerns the camera, which is what i was most interested in. 3MP more are a lot and finally places Google’s phone among the minimum that I was searching for in a smartphone so that I could use it as a point and click camera. The previous Google Galaxy Nexus had only 5MP and the quality of the pictures was not excellent.
This is only a preview and I want to wait for other reviews concerning the quality of the pictures before I can state confidently that I will get this mobile. It is though difficult to believe that Google, that is certainly aware of the importance of a good camera to determine the success of a smartphone, will have overlooked this detail.
I am worried of one detail though: Samsung made the previous Google smartphone. That was a certification of quality by itself. The new Nexus 4 is made by LG. I have many LG electronics and they are usually very cheap (good) but not that well built. Nevertheless, I cannot see Google gambling with low quality builds when it comes to fighting directly with Apple. I have high expectations for this mobile. I have decided to postpone my Galaxy Note II acquisition because of this announcement.
I will update this post as things become clearer. At the moment it seems a pretty nice way to get people into the Android ecosystem. Basically, it is down to personal preferences: I use google everyday. My mail is Google, my browser is Google Chrome, Google Calendar is my homepage, etc. etc. It is clear that for someone like me, a smartphone like that is quite a natural choice. For other people, especially Mac users, it very probably is a different case.