It’s been almost a year since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched on the market with the brand new (at that time) Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS on top of it and that means the next-generation Nexus should be close to its release date, right?
Well, in theory it definitely should, but the interesting part is that in October 2011 we already knew what to expect from Google, for the most part. At that time we’ve already knew that the new operating system will be called Ice Cream Sandwich and we also had a pretty accurate idea on what the Galaxy Nexus will offer. This time around however, we’re pretty much shooting in the dark.
Nevertheless, new rumors are popping in and although the next Google smartphone seems a bit shy, we have enough information to make some interesting speculations on what to expect.
The Next Nexus Is Closing In
According to the latest leaks and rumors, the next-generation Nexus handset will be fully unveiled by the end of this month. These rumors come from Android And Me’s sources and word around the campfire is that Google’s Andy Rubin -which unveiled both the Motorola Xoom alongside Honeycomb and the Galaxy Nexus- is expected to make an appearance on stage on October 29th.
No further details are known at this point but we can safely speculate that Rubin is about to unveil the upcoming Nexus.
But what about the device itself, and what can we expect from it in terms of hardware? Well, there are multiple rumors flying around and they aren’t making our job easier, but if we take all the viable possibilities into account, the next Google smartphone will be either a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 with jaw-dropping specs or just a minor refresh, a Google Nexus 5 based on the fabled HTC Droid Incredible X, or an LG Optimus Nexus that will have the beastly Optimus G as a foundation. In the best case scenario we might see all three devices hitting the market and that would definitely be a sight for sour eyes.
Last but not least, there are also a few rumors circulating, hinting that the upcoming Nexus device will also feature the Android 4.2 version which will retain its Jelly Bean moniker. This alleged iteration will bring better camera software, multi-user login capabilities and a new dialer just to name a few. Since every Google device got launched with a new Android OS version it definitely makes sense for the new Nexus to be introduced alongside a newer platform.
So which one of the aforementioned devices would you like to see in their glory? Drop us a line and let us know.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, Google Nexus 5 or LG Optimus Nexus release.