Background and Identification ¶
The Nexus 4 is the fourth Google Nexus Android phone, built by LG (based on LG's Optimus G model) and released on November 13, 2012. It introduced Android 4.2 ("Jelly Bean").
The Nexus 4 continues the Galaxy Nexus' design convention of no permanent on-screen buttons, and has only a power/sleep button and volume rocker. Ports include a combination micro-USB/slimPort HDMI port, and headphone jack. The Nexus 4 introduced Qi standard wireless charging, a non-removable battery (without disassembly), and a curved-edge screen for usability. The high-end appearance -- slim, glass panels and minimalist design -- was presumed to be in answer to Apple's iPhone 4 elegance. The phone is distinguished by a back panel of speckled glass creating a chatoyance effect under direct light.
This phone can be identified by the LG insignia and model number, LG-E960, on the back. In the bootloader menu, the product may be identified as occam or mako.
- 4.7" 1280 x 768 pixel touchscreen LCD with IPS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro system on a chip (SoC) with * 1.5 GHz CPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 megapixel rear-facing and 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras
- Near field communication (NFC)
- Wireless charging (Qi inductive charging technology)
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
The Nexus 4 Troubleshooting Page contains useful information to diagnose a number of hardware problems.