Hot off the press is news of Google’s exciting new smartphone in collaboration with electronics giant LG.

The LG Nexus 4 is expected to hit the shops at the end of this month with rumours that its design has been inspired by the highly acclaimed and stylish looks of LG’s Optimus G.

According to those in the know, the LG Nexus 4 will be operated by Google’s latest Jelly Bean 4.2 Android system offering seamless transitions between apps, a more sensitive touch response and the extremely useful ability of being able to speed up the phone’s processor when the screen is being used.

One of the Nexus 4’s most appealing features will be the brilliant ‘Google Now’ personalised search system. With the choice of 10 information cards tailored to your location at any particular time, it will automatically provide you with the local weather, essential travel information including the estimated time it will take you to drive to work today with any expected delays en route or when the next train will depart from the platform you’re currently standing on. It will also suggest places of interest as well as bars and restaurants nearby, traffic and travel times when you’re heading to a meeting and it will even update you with live scores when your favourite sports team is playing.

Whilst the exact specifications of the Nexus 4 have yet to be unveiled, it’s widely thought that its configuration will be similar to LG’s Optimus G complete with a quad core Snapdragon processor, 8 mega-pixel camera, a whopping 2GB of RAM and with a storage capacity rumoured to be as high as 32GB.

With more leaks than a British Summer, photos have appeared online of the Nexus 4 showing a 4.7 inch LCD screen with the handset rumoured to be available in a choice of either black or white.

No exact launch date has been given as yet, however Google have been busy inviting techies to a big event in New York on the morning of the 29th October where the Nexus 4 is hotly tipped to be the star of the show. Coincidentally, the event is due to start a few hours before Microsoft launch their Windows 8 Phone, no doubt Google will be hoping to steal more than a bit of their rival’s publicity…..