The rumors of a new version of LG Nexus 4 surfaced as early as January but actual sightings of this new white mysterious smartphone by Google and LG only happened yesterday on the first day of Google I/O 2013. Pictures of this phone had surfaced much earlier but there is always a hint of skepticism of images whose sources cannot be established.
The folks at Android and Me got an exclusive hold of the white smartphone and they are telling us that the new smartphone will most likely be the first to launch with the next version of Android, 4.3 (we do not know if Google will retain the Jelly Bean moniker for this update or this is the much anticipated Key Lime Pie).
The important thing is that the new white colored Nexus 4 appeared during the Google I/O and with reports of Google abandoning the X Phone project which it had been rumored were developing with Motorola, then this may just be the next Nexus device. There are also rumors of Google revamping the Nexus 7 tablet to include most missing features such as rear camera, more memory, a better battery and Android 4.3, it is therefore feasible that Google may upgrade the Nexus 4 and re-release it in white.
There was great anticipation that Google would launch the white Nexus 4 alongside new version of Android and even the new nexus 7 but this has not happened and will not happen. We do not know what improvements or changes the new Nexus 4 in white will come with but to take on the current market leaders, the manufacturer will have to improve some hardware features without a price hike to maintain the popularity of the current black Nexus 4. The current Nexus 4, announced in October last year, is a 4.7 inch 768 x 1280 pixels screen device with a 1.5 GHz Krait quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM and a choice between 8 GB onboard memory selling for $299 and a 16 GB version costing $50 more. The Nexus 4 does not have a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion.
We don’t know what specs or features the new white Nexus 4 will bring except that it may be released on June 10th, but we can expect that Google will give us something to want it over the current black Nexus 4, even if just a 32 GB version.