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The Nexus 4 comes with the latest version of Google's Android software -- 4.2 (Jelly Bean) -- as well as a 4.7-inch screen and a 1,280 x 768 display. It's a modified version of LG's flagship Optimus G smartphone.

Gesture Typing

The OS includes what Google calls the Photo Sphere plus Gesture Typing. Photo Sphere lets you stitch multiple images from various directions into a 360-degree super panorama. Gesture Typing is a text input method allowing users to string letters together by dragging fingers through them on the keyboard similar to Swype.

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$299 will buy a base version with 8GB of storage. A $349 version will come with 16GB.

Google on Nexus 4

Nexus 4 marks the first time that Google collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device.

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The phone is one of the first with Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon processor, and features a 3G connection using GSM and HSPA+ technology.

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In the U.S., T-Mobile will sell the 16GB version of the Nexus 4 for $199 with a two-year contract beginning on November 14.

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