Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, LG Optimus Nexus, Sony Xperia Nexus Rumored
The floodgates have opened and the new Nexus smartphone rumors are flowing through as a report claims that Samsung, LG and Sony, at the very least, are going to be releasing Nexus devices.
A Japanese site called AndroidNoodles, courtesy of Phandroid, claims that Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has at least three Nexus smartphones on its roadmap for later this year including models from Samsung, LG and Sony.
The devices, at least at the moment, are called Samsung Galaxy Nexus II, LG Optimus Nexus and Sony Xperia Nexus, all of which take in the biggest mobile brand names from each company.
Read: New Nexus Rumors: Large Display, Dual-Core, SD Card Slot.
Earlier this year, we heard a rumor that Google was working on releasing five Nexus smartphones from five manufacturers, so, it’s possible that HTC and Motorola could be included here as well. HTC One Nexus and Motorola Droid Nexus both are possible names given that those monikers represent the companies flagship brands.
This new rumor comes on the heels of a leak earlier today that possibly revealed some of the specifications for Samsung’s GT I-9260 which could be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus II.
Rumored specifications for the Samsung GT I-9260 include a Super AMOLED HD display that measures in at 4.65-inches, a dual-core A9 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, 16GB of storage and a slot for an SD card which would provide for expanded storage.
We also expect 4G LTE support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to be on board when and if this device arrives.
Read: Nexus 4: What to Expect From the Top iPhone 5 Competitor.
So, it’s looking like Google might be planning an absolutely massive Nexus smartphone launch for later this year in an effort to do battle with Apple’s iPhone 5 which is rumored to have both a big display and 4G LTE data speeds, features that have been staples of Android for quite some time now.
The iPhone 5 is rumored for a September launch and release and we should start to hear more about Google’s Nexus plans around that time in an effort to deflect attention away from Apple’s launch.
08/23/2012 at 6:16 pm
AndroidNoodles is a Chinese site. Not Japanese.
09/04/2012 at 8:19 am
Please… someone do a small one. 3.5-3.7″ dual core running stock Jelly Bean, and I’ll throw my money at them.
09/10/2012 at 12:26 pm
Anyone can become an editor without knowing Geography.
09/11/2012 at 3:15 pm
Also if you want to compete with the iPhone 5 then you better have 16, 32, and 64 GB versions.
Kevin Dugan (@kvndugan)
09/14/2012 at 5:51 pm
Droid Nexus is not a possible name. Verizon owns the name Droid. Razr Nexus is a possible name, though.
09/15/2012 at 9:36 am
I’m not impressed with those specs for a flagship phone. They should have three versions a heavy, middle, and light spec weight phones. The top heavy weight phone should blow away every phone out in the market. The specs mentioned are good for middle specs. Drop the sd card slot and put a smaller pixel camera and lower processor and you have a light weight. So where is the heavyweight? The galaxy s3? It’s sad its coming from third party and it’s not even pure Google experience.
Here’s my heavyweight specs
Top true quad core processor that blows the qualcom dual core into the water
32, 64, 128gb internal options screw sd cards and microsoft
Descent speakers that are dts certified or bose certified
Screen that beats apple’s retina
3500 mah battery to last you all day with Google power management
Wireless charging internally built in
Micro hdmi port
World lte chip with the ability to have cdma and go back and forth between the two whenever you want with Verizon, sprint, and gsm networks all bands
Now that’s would be a sweet phone that I would pay 800 for the 32gb, 900 for the 64gb, and 1000 for the 128gb unlocked
And higher subsidies for contract versions that match or are a little higher than what apple charges
09/18/2012 at 7:46 pm
Simply put, 5 Nexus “devices” don’t just mean smartphones, as both the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q point out. So it’s quite possible that the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q *are* two of the five devices, leaving these three remaining devices as smartphones… However, only time will tell.