There are Android phones, and then there’s the line of Google Nexus devices. While we still prefer the iPhone 4 over here (shockingly), we have to admit that the latest Nexus device from Samsung is pretty sleek. Indeed, if forced to take up an Android device, the flagship Nexus S is where we’d be leaning.
Looking forward, BGR has managed to obtain some information about the next-gen Nexus device.
Here’s the scoop, and it’s a doozy.
The next-gen Nexus device, possibly dubbed the Nexus 4G, will sport a dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU, a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen, 1GB of RAM, and.1080p HD video capture. Also rumored to be in the pipeline is a 5 megapixel camera on the back – which of course sounds low – but will reportedly “deliver class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance.”
Also of note is that the Nexus 4G will likely not come with any of the physical buttons Android users are used to interacting with, and by that we mean no buttons underneath the screen. We imagine, then, that there must be some new gesture or perhaps oddly located button capable of whisking users back to the homescreen.
The Google Nexus 4G will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and hold everything together in an ultra-thin package. We were told that Google is aiming to make the phone available around Thanksgiving, and our source couldn’t confirm a carrier, leading us to believe this might be one of the first AT&T 4G LTE smartphones.
As an aside, what’s up with Google’s lame names for their Android updates – cupcake, Ice Cream Sandwich etc.
In any event, with the iPhone 5 set for launch this September, the lineup of smartphones is poised to get even better real soon.