As with the Nexus 10, it looks like another manual has been released, this time it’s for the Nexus 4—the official name of the next Nexus from Google. While the Nexus 4 have a 4.7-inch display, it still falls into the “4-inch category” and so it seems that Google is taking more control with its flagship projects and naming based off their size. Once the new Nexus smartphone is released, we’ll have a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and presumably a Nexus 10. It looks Google is done with naming their devices around the manufacturers products, i.e. Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus.
With this quick start guide, we can confirm that the Nexus 4 will ship with both 8GB and 16GB storage options, there is no 32GB option, which baffles us, unless Google plans to really push Google Drive and offer some free storage space with the purchase of a Nexus 4. It would nice if Android 4.2 synced to Google Drive so game saves and app data were stored remotely, but we’ll have to wait and see. There is a little added bonus found in the guide, as seen in the image below, the Nexus 4 will feature an induction coil, meaning there is the possibility of wirelessly charging it. This is the first we’ve seen of this, when mentioned with a Nexus, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Speaking waiting, with the Hurricane now heading to the Northeast, Google has cancelled their October 29th event, so we’ll have to wait a little longer for the reveal.
All in all, with the device looking so similar to the Galaxy Nexus and no 32GB option… will fans still be eager to pick up this new Nexus, especially if there is no LTE or carrier version for a cheaper price?