Google Nexus 4 Unveiled Despite Hurricane Sandy

The Google Nexus 4 was revealed on Monday, despite the fact that Google was forced to cancel its official New York City press release in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy ravaging the area.

The device which features the new Google Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie OS is the first Nexus device to be manufactured by LG.

The Google Nexus 4 features an impressive 4.7-inch display that outputs at 1280 x 768 pixels of resolution. The smartphone is powered by a snappy 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and it impresses with an 8MP rear-facing camera.

The devices 8 or 16GB memory options are then supported by 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth.

For users looking to connect via 4G LTE you’re out of luck. The Nexus 4 instead features only HSPA+ mobile data connectivity. The biggest advantage to the device however is likely the fact that it comes with a no thrills version of Google Android 4.2. One of the biggest complaints among many users is that OEMs tend to bloat out the Android OS with their own additions.

In terms of the devices physical design LG definitely borrowed its inspiration from the Optimus G which can be seen in the Nexus 4’s rounded edges with a slight curve.

The biggest plus for users might be the inclusion of wireless induction charging. Wireless charging is quickly becoming the new standard in device charging, however with most devices a separate connector and battery cover are required.

The LG Nexus 4 arrives on November 13 and will cost $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB model.

T-Mobile customers will also be able to pick up the 16GB version for just $199 with a 2-year talk+data plan.