If you're waiting for the next Nexus smartphone from Google with their own stripped-down version of Android (in whatever iteration they choose to deliver), you'll not be waiting more than a month. A tip from French publication Le Figaro has delivered an inside source with a carrier source they've been speaking with anonymously that the 29th of October will be the availability date for the next-generation LG Nexus 4, with a December release date up for France specifically.
With an international release date of the 29th being tipped here, we must assume that Google will have the device for sale up on its Google Play web store rather quickly afterward with world phone capabilities. Here in the USA we're expecting at least a device capable of working with AT&T and T-Mobile bands. If the past is any indication, this LG smartphone will also be sent to Verizon with 4G LTE in addition to AT&T's 4G LTE network early on.
This LG device has been tipped as being based on the LG Optimus G, a quad-core processor-toting smartphone introduced rather recently internationally as well. The LG Optimus G is also coming to AT&T here in the United States as well as Sprint, the former getting an iteration with an 8 megapixel camera and the latter grabbing the 13 megapixel version of the device. Here with the LG Nexus 4 we're expecting another 8 megapixel shooter simply based on the alleged leaked photos of the device and its thinness compared to the 13 megapixel toting Optimus G.
The All Things D conference Dive Into Mobile will be hosting Andy Rubin at the end of this month, this very possibly being the location at which the LG Nexus device will be revealed. If this is true, Google may have made an extraordinary effort with LG to not only keep this device a secret, but to release it at the same time as announcing it as well. This is relatively unprecedented in the Google/Android univer.
[via Android Community]