Rumor: the next Google Nexus smartphone will be launched this month
Lately, we’ve heard a lot about several upcoming Google Nexus smartphones, which should be released before the end of this year. Now Android and Me has it that Google plans to introduce a new Nexus handset in “the next 30 days”, hence this month (October). The info comes from “three different industry sources.”
It’s said that this new Nexus is manufactured by LG, and is based on the Optimus G (the world’s first LTE smartphone to have a quad-core Qualcomm processor). And yes, it’s not the first time we’re hearing that LG would make a Nexus smartphone – alongside Samsung, Sony, and HTC (which, if rumors are true, are all readying Google-branded handsets for the near future).
Reportedly, the LG-made Nexus will run a new version of Android that should still be Jelly Bean – maybe Android 4.2.
It remains to be seen how much of this is true, and if the LG Nexus looks anything like the Optimus G (mocked-up above – with stock Android instead of LG’s Optimus UI).