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Oct
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Google is set to officially announce the LG-built Nexus 4 on Monday, but it looks like LG's UK division got a little ahead of itself and has posted an official LGE960 quick start guide online for all to see. This device has been thoroughly leaked by this point, but there are a few interesting tidbits to be gleaned from this PDF.

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First, the file name identifies this as a US device with 16GB of storage. So if you were worried the previously leaked 8GB model was all we'd have, fear not. The back of the device has that large Nexus branding from the more recent leaks. This seems to be the direction Google is going for all its flagship devices. The wireless charging induction coils are confirmed on the back of the device as well. In the leaked shots, we were wondering if the slot on the device's left side was an SD card slot, or just the SIM card. The guide confirms that it's a micro SIM slot. It is one of the tray designs that you have to pop out with a pin.

The document is very basic, as are all smartphone booklets these days. Still, if you want to give it a quick read in English or Spanish, check the download links below.

[LG Nexus 4 Quick Start Guide, Mirror 1, Mirror 2; Thanks, Marco]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Rence12

    LG can't keep a secret?

    • mofo

      Actually Nexus 4 is being announced in less than 2 days time. But I don't care if its a secret or not, I'm not going to get this device due to some short coming.

      • Garry

        I agree, just the fact that it is made by LG has really turned me off this device. I am hoping for a Sony or even Samsung Nexus but not LG...

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/no6969el Noel Barcellos

          What is it that you do not like about LG?

          • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

            plenty.

    • Goldenpins

      It safe to say that sometimes they leak info to build excitement.

      • Bloodflame87

        By now, almost everything has been leaked. I just don't think they even care anymore. What surprises will we actually see on Monday? They'll announce this and that, and everyone will yawn because it's already old news. Granted, there may be a surprise or two, but I'm not holding my breath. The 2012 Nexus line-up is the worst kept secret in Android history

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/no6969el Noel Barcellos

          Honestly at this point the only thing I'd care to be surprised about would be a 32gb version.

        • Larizard

          Surprise! A hurricane is coming Monday. Android event is postponed. lol.

  • Adrian Cheung

    whats with the bottom 2 holes....

    • Qbancelli

      Screws

    • Donald T

      Uh.. screws to hold it together? Silly question.

  • http://twitter.com/LinkofHyrule89 Matthew

    The Quick Start Guide didn't really say anything useful though.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, one thing it confirmed was that it had a microSIM on the side (not regular SIM or SD), in case anyone was still wondering.

      • PhilNelwyn

        Not really.
        There was an image of the tray opened with a microSIM on it.

        To me, inductive charging needed confirmation more than the slot type.

  • jjrudey

    16GB is still just barely enough considering that's what you're stuck with. I have less than 5GB left on my Galaxy Nexus out of 32.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      The Devil Wears Prada! m/

      • Sc’hweddy Bhalz

        Google Music? Lol

        • mofo

          Enjoy that data bill.

          • Jameslepable

            I will. With my unlimited data.

          • Humberto Hernandez

            I dont have that mush money to waste, im hoping this device to be cheaper (400$), besides, i do not have 4G all the time, anywhere i go. Cloud Storage is not for everybody (yet)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

            Its for me

          • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

            u you want a cookie? feel special now?

    • http://twitter.com/rauelcrespo rauelcrespo

      I feel ya...I have a 16GB GNex....and have no music on it, and only have 800mb left...if a 32GB Nexus 4 day One I'll pick one up...otherwise I'll be sticking with my Galaxy Nexus.

  • http://richworks.in Richie

    Let us remind ourselves how Samsung did perfect job with the buildup. This ad was what kept me on my toes : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM9RO-GAKjE

    LG has been terrible with the buildup but since the Nexus 4 packs some serious heat, I ain't mad at LG :)

  • chaka

    Out of all these hundreds of leaked reviews, nobody has mentioned whether the phone has LTE. Does it or doesn't it?

    • drew

      It has been confirmed that the Nexus 4 will NOT have LTE radios. Dunno why. :(

      • chaka

        thx, drew. absolutely worthless then.

        • fixxmyhead

          the world doesnt run on LTE. u wil probably get ur bastardized version fakexus

      • mofo

        Nexus is an unlocked international device. Since there is no LTE or 4G standard agreed upon in Europe and most of the world yet, why would it come with LTE? Maybe they will go with a different and more advance standard.

        People need to stop worrying about that anyway, the Galaxy Nexus came to Verizon with LTE, so likely there will be a carrier version with LTE released later on.

        PS. Enjoy the battery life on your LTE devices.

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          A buddy and I have discussed this at length. The key logic for why LTE could have been a reality is that the Optimus G, from which the Nexus 4 is based, supports LTE in both it's AT&T and Sprint variants. While the odds were stacked against LTE being in this Nexus, it wouldn't really be that hard to imagine carrier-specific variants. Next year I doubt it will even be a question.

        • DaS4ilor

          Awww... Come on! LTE is coming to France in January, I thought it would have been a great opportunity... (BTW, I think it's already implemented in the UK and Germany)

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Yay for confirmation on the induction coil. Maybe I missed it, but I hadn't seen any more than vague rumors that it would be built in.

    I can live with 16 gb. I am very confused by the idea that they are releasing an 8 gb model when they are discontinuing the 8 gb version of the Nexus 7. It seems that they would have learned by now that 8 gb isn't going to fly for a lot of people. It seems the 8 gb version is probably just there for the people who need to spend as little as possible to get a Nexus device, like developers or people who want to upgrade handsets frequently.

    • mofo

      8gb is a pre-production unit, the Nexus 4 has not been officially anounced yet until 2 days from now.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        Weather permitting, it will be announced in 2 days ;)

        I guess the site only has a single manual named for the 16 gb. Yesterday somebody told me the 8 gb was confirmed, combined with the wording in this article when I first read it, I was under the impression the 8 gb was still coming out. I suppose the lack of a user manual for an 8 gb model is reasonable evidence to assume there won't be one. If the 8 gb is released, my comment (and criticism) stand. I seriously doubt that they could sell a significant amount at 8 gb.

        • VandrĂ© Brunazo

          > Weather permitting

          Funny you say that :S

  • http://www.afzaln.com/ CuriousCursor

    Power off instructions don't match Jellybean behaviour, I'll be pissed if they simplify that dialog.

  • Jim

    So no micro SD slot? and will another version of this phone come out in 3 months with 32gb version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

      The article did say that there is a micro-sd card slot on the left side...m

      • RyanWhitwam

        No, micro-SIM slot. It looked a little like a micro SD card slot in the leaked pics.

        • PhilNelwyn

          Did it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        learn to read. it didn't say it had one

  • wewewi

    No LTE nor microSD, 16gb max.. and wireless charging isnt really removable battery-friendly.. And its a LG, for crisst sake!! =) Wake up, people!

    Anyway.. now I understand why some carriers are also getting the Optimus G

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

      The article did say that there is a micro-sd card slot on the left side...

      • JG

        Read it again....

        "In the leaked shots, we were wondering if the slot on the device's left side was an SD card slot, or just the SIM card. The guide confirms that it's a micro SIM slot."

        The SD slot was only a speculation - its just a SIM slot... Google really doesn't do SD cards - apparently they believe having 2 different places to save stuff to confuses the average user so they prefer one large (well usually large) internal drive rather than an internal & removeable.

        • mofo

          Actually they prefer to have one small internal drive as possible and for you to use their cloud service.

      • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

        Nope, it's a micro SIM slot. No sd card slot for any Nexus.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        Wow.. learn to read

    • mofo

      I don't think you should dismiss LG completely. If you do, then you should dismiss every device that use SuperLCD IPS display such as HTC flagship devices and some iPhone and MacBook devices with retina display.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I hope HTC makes a Nexus device *with* LTE that blows this one away.

    • JG

      Yeah, I'm hoping the rumors are true & anyone can make a Nexus. Would love to have the rumors that the HTC Incredible X/DLX/Butterfly US/DNA becomes a Nexus device... Would also love for the Occam to be Moto de-bluring the Razr Maxx HD & releasing it as their Nexus.... If both come out I'm gonna be so screwed trying to decide which to get.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      not this year. keep dreaming

      • JG

        True.... Though.... "This year" is over in just over 2 months so ;)

  • Andrew

    I'm kinda saddened that this has all been confirmed now. I was really really hoping that by some miracle we could remove the battery, and that there'd be an SD slot.
    Removing the battery can be crucial when your phone completely locks up and refuses to respond to anything. Plus, it's proven invaluable to me personally over the last few days. My girlfriend and I have just come back from holiday, and we regularly swapped batteries when one of us was low and we had to make a call or check the net. After that experience I highly doubt I'll ever get a phone without a swappable battery.
    As for the storage, 8Gb was a joke, but 16Gb still isn't nearly enough these days. I have 16 plus a 16GB SD card and I never have enough space. With games that are appearing well over 1gb (and I have a feeling I've seen one or two over 2GB), even 16Gb isn't even close to being sufficient.

    • bobbutts

      Totally agree about the removable battery. No reason to buy a phone without it.
      The fear I have is that we'll be stuck with lesser phones as the high end goes in the direction towards iPhones.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    32gb or I'm not buying one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58400438 Gary Graf

      64 or I'm not buying one. S3 it is.

  • floris

    In a few years from now, the ram of phones is going to be bigger than the storage..

    • DaS4ilor

      Nexus 6, 8gb of RAM, 4Gb of storage.

  • Houel

    How can people still buy crap devices like Android smartphones, when we have Apple devices that are so much better !!!

    I mean common, i had the Galaxy S3 for 3 weeks and it was such a shitty device, sold it and returned to Apple with the iPhone 5. The difference in quality and OS is big. Apple devices are so much superior.

    • Abhigyan Banerjee

      If you don't like it, you can take your butthurt ass to a (cr)apple blog. Don't diss about on an Android blog, where people own your trolling ass.

    • kurt hinds

      Yo troll we don't like isheep! You love android deep inside troll! To bad you got no sense!

      • Bloodflame87

        of course he doesn't have Sense, he's using a crapple product, not HTC

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Am I just noticing it more, or are the trolls showing up a lot more lately? It's almost like those dying religions that send people from door-to-door, knocking during dinner time so they can "spread the good word". I kinda feel sorry for the Apple fans, when they come to our door, they can hear us playing "the devil's music" and getting laid. Hey, we should all feel sorry for them, they haven't been able to get a phone with new features since the iPhone 4.

      • John O’Connor

        sadly, the grammar and spelling still have not improved either.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

        Wow, a retarded troll

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      does mommy know you are on her computer?

  • Leonard Krum
  • Leandros99

    3.5mm jack on the top? Why? It is perfect on the bottom. The phone is with the top down in my pocket, if I hear music is don't have to switch, with the nexus 4 I have to...

  • Glenn Patrick

    I wonder if, during the ordering process, will they ask which carrier we're on. Micro Sims aren't very popular outside of the iPhone toting crowd, so I'm sure very few nexus buyers have one handy. If we select the carrier, maybe they'd send us a compatible sim along with the device, to save us all a trip to the carrier store. Better yet, they SHOULD let us upgrade directly from their site, Nexus One style.

  • Paul_Werner

    Does Slimport just mean micro USB?

  • Cherokee4Life

    %^&(!$^ now I want this phone but no micro sd card slot???

  • JensAstrup

    Why is everyone complaining about 16GB? The amount of used space on my phone has been slowly decreasing ever since I got my Nexus 7, and I presume that once I have the Nexus 10, 16GB will never be used fully.

  • Alu Zeros

    16gb is ridiculous with no sd card slot, when will google learn that not everyone has wifi and data everywhere they go

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

      There are tons of other Android phones you can buy, Google's not forcing you to buy one.

    • JomieDaNerdy

      I agree with you on that. That's why I'm getting the iPod Touch 5g instead. 16gb ain't enough. I thought this phone made my day until i found out that there was no SD card slot -,- Honestly its the best deal regarding all of the other specs like the 8mp camera and the recent update jellybean & of course I can't forget the strong ass gorrila glass on that thing!. Insane but in my daily uses, i need more storage for all my medias. Thanks for reading! :)

  • Paito Anderson

    Very excited to see that is has a LED just like the Galaxy Nexus & Nexus One :)

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