Google’s next phone may be called Nexus 4G, should run Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Wondering when or if Google is going to launch a new Nexus Android smartphone? Well, we don’t have a definitive answer just yet, but if we’re to believe BGR and its anonymous source, the next-generation Nexus may be released around Thanksgiving (thus in late November, early December) this year.
Reportedly, the new Nexus will have a “monster-sized” screen with 1280 x 720 pixels (720p), and no physical Android menu buttons – the complete lack of buttons would be possible thanks to the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which is the platform the next Nexus should be based on.
Other rumored features: 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz dual core processor (either a 28nm Krait-based Qualcomm Snapdragon, or a TI OMAP 4460), 1GB of RAM, LTE, 1080p video recording, and a 5MP camera with “class-leading image quality” and “superior low-light performance.”
As for its name, it’s said that this new Google phone may be called Nexus 4G. However, I really doubt Google wants that, since we already have Sprint’s Nexus S 4G, and confusion would ensue in case another Nexus 4G is introduced.
BGR argues that the future Nexus may be one of the first LTE smartphones that AT&T will launch. Well, let’s wait and see how much of all this is true and how much is pure bogus.