Google’s Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 get the hands-on treatment in new video

Google’s Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 get the hands-on treatment in new video

The much anticipated LG Nexus 4 smartphone has been shown off in a video uploaded to YouTube.

Throughout the video the user, 3Sverige, is happy to show off the device from almost every angle, revealing a glossy black and chrome colour scheme and a slightly protruding volume rocker. The device features the same distinctive rounded edges as Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, but in a new, thin LG design.

However, the video has since been switched to ‘private’ on the popular video-sharing network. You can take a look at it for yourself though using the player below:

What’s perhaps most interesting is the insight it gives for the next version of Android. In version 4.2, apps and shortcuts that are saved to the homescreen can now be stacked into folders – similar to iOS – which can then be opened up and launched with a single touch. The video showing the Nexus 4 also reveals an impressive app drawer, which has fresh animations whenever you flick left or right, as well as a recognisable app switcher and minimalist status bar, that can be pulled down from the top of the screen for quick settings adjustments, such as screen brightness and Wifi toggling.

This leaked video comes on the same day that Google was due to hold an event in New York focused on Android. However, it was called off understandably due to Hurricane Sandy. At the moment it is unclear whether the event will be rescheduled, although we expected to see a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 (as well as a version with HSPA+ [3G] support), along with a new 10 inch tablet.

We also expected to see the LG Nexus 4, which will feature a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper) and a 2100mAh battery.

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