Five Nexus devices rumored to hit the market on November 5th, Android's 5th birthday
We've already passed on much of this information to you already, but now we have a better handle on when to expect the five Nexus devices to launch. Google I/O is going to be on June 27th which means we will probably learn a lot more then about what Google has in mind in terms of the Nexus devices and Android 5.0. In case you're wondering when the last Nexus was released, it was October 18th when the Samsung GALAXY Nexus was launched after a one week delay. That's certainly close enough to November 5th for any conspiracy buff to believe the rumors.
source: TalkAndroid via MobileSyrup
1. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
OMFG!!! It will be impossible to choose just one!
5. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
One phone and one tablet should be fine! :p And a phablet! so yeah it's hard to choose just one :)
19. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Moto should come up with something like a phablet with 4000mAh battery. :p With kevlar back and everything. That would be a killer. (all in under 9mm) :p
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh i bet you they'll do it. o:
i'm not sure if i'd buy it though, i'm just not with the whole Phablet craze right now but i did say the same thing about actual Tablets and i'm about to get a Xyboard 8.2 sooo who knows.
32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
OMAP5 processor, 1-1.5 gigs of RAM (maybe 2, unlikely), 4.5-4.7 inch 720p screen, Kevlar back, 3,500 mAh battery. New Moto super-phone? Or maybe that's just the Nexus, and they will make a sort of Razr version so they can have their UI on it. And most carriers would get a version of it. AT&T's Atrix 3, Sprint's Photon 2, Verizon's Razr 2. That would be an amazing move made by Moto.
41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh yeah, the move from Moto is definitely something worth waiting for.
49. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
And now that they have Google as their mama, I can see them becoming a major force in the droid world in the near future.
22. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
LOL My birthday is on the 6th of November! Birthday present!!!
2. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
I wish it will come true. I don't think it will.
3. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I hope this is true. What would be even better is if all 5 were available on all the big 4 carriers at once! And if a couple were 5.3", because I'm getting the feeling VZW won't be getting the Note. ;(
38. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i had to thumb you down.
i hope NONE of them are on carriers. Direct from the play store only. F- the carriers. Galaxy nexus, 600 through a carrier or 400 through the play store, and you know its gonna get instant updates through the play store and not be filled with crap.. which would you choose?
Show me a nexus with an exynos A15, 720p superamoled + screen LESS than 5 inches, removable battery and SD card, and at least 1.5gb ram, tmo frequencies, and you have my money.
50. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I have 4 lines with 2 parents using g phones that they never want to change, so I usually have two upgrades available at any given time. And I have our based phones both full retail and on contract on discount sites. So it doesn't matter to me how I buy the phone. But that's not what I was talking about.
I just would like to see all five available to use on every carrier. No exclusivity, or at least do it how VZW and Sprint did with the Galaxy Nexus. One phone exclusive to each carrier for a couple months...then the remain king four after that.
57. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Fine, they can offer them both ways, but I want unlocked direct darn it! lol. The VZW experiment showed that they are willing to monkey with even a Nexus device. Honestly, I really feel that they shouldnt be able to call it a nexus unless they allow direct updates through Google like a regular nexus. It muddies the name and the intent of the brand.
66. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Agreed. And free hotspots too. After all, isn't that part of what makes a nexus...a Nexus!?
51. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Can we add a 8MP-12MP BSI cam with high quality lens there? I like taking pictures and vids. :p
4. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Has it been five years already? Wow, talk about your all-time historic rise to market dominance!
7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
google is really speeding up and want to be dominant forever in mobile phone industry as like Microsoft is in desktop.after few years laptops are going to be dethroned by tablets.mobile phone industry is the biggest competition in terms of revenue as compared to desktop.
android should make their os fastest and butter smooth more than wp,unlock bootloader,decrease their hardware hunger,introduce exotic innovations to be dominant forever.
8. StringCheese01 (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)
I kind of prefer there to be just one.. I don't know. That's what makes the Nexus exclusive, like the android version of the iPhone. Even though I do wish my nexus looked more like a premium handset :\
9. Commentator (Posts: 2642; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
One from each of the big five? (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony)
11. nicholassss (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I'd like to see that and I'd like for them to all be on all the big carriers like Whateverman said.
I mean, I'll get whatever one I'm stuck with on verizon if thats the case, but if i had choice...
13. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I think it's more likely that motorola and samsung would release more than one but I guess the report says 5 companies...I just don't see google letting lg & sony produce nexus devices, their phones have been pretty crap so far.
14. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Motorola DROID Nexus and Sony Xperia Nexus! Idk what to call the Samsung version since we already have the Galaxy Nexus. I have no clue when it comes to LG and possibly the Evo or One Nexus for HTC?
16. Commentator (Posts: 2642; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Why, the HTC Nexus One, of course! ...oh, wait...
Also, the DROID label is Verizon specific, not Motorola. It's why HTC and Samsung can get away with things like Droid Incredible and Droid Charge. I think Moto would go with the Nexus Razr, as the Razr is the iconic Motorola phone (from the last 10 years or so).
17. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Well I do know DROID is a Verizon label not Motorola, but if you think about it Motorola's flagship devices have all been DROIDs. And when DROID comes to mind the first manufacturer to pop into most people’s heads is Motorola. Though I do like your RAZR idea.
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm not sure if i'd really like the Droid or Razr monikers in the name of Motorola's Nexus. Droid kind of equals too much Verizon control for a Nexus so i think they're well enough separate and besides i hope that all of the carriers get equal dibs on all of the Nexus models and as for the Razr idea, i feel like Motorola needs to stop the Razr refreshes with a RAZR MAXX HD and maybe a Razr 2 because if not it'll become just like the original Razr and the market will become over-saturated with Razrs. there can be too much of a good thing in this case.
33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
HTC One Nexus? These names are getting confusing.
15. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
Motorola goes to Verizon, Sony goes to AT&T, Samsung goes to T-Mobile and HTC goes to Sprint and LG to the smaller carriers.
10. shadez10 (Posts: 408; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Nexus From Nokia?.. that will be a big hit... xD
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that will never happen you can be sure of that.
26. shadez10 (Posts: 408; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
yes i know but im hoping nokia will adopt android... -_-
12. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
AHHH can't wait. I wonder what jelly bean will offer and what these companies can come up with!!! 5 companies competing for the best nexus device will produce such great phones!
20. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
LG? hell No ewwww!!
Asus for tablet nexus?? possibly
24. rcwfox2002 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Only thing I hate about this post it is making me wish my life away lol can't wait until November. I only will buy a nexus device and mulitiple choice will be sweet! Samsung dropped the ball on the galaxy nexus I love it but signal, speakerphone, battery life has me disappointed. Not to mention I think it could have looked more expensive giving the beginning price tag.... I can't wait to see what Motorola produces!!! Nexus. razor/Droid either one sounds good
27. hepresearch (unregistered)
The fifth of November...
November 5th, 2007, that is...
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
This is huge.
Google is definitely pushing full throttle with Android.
Presuming these phones will have the same stock Android 5 UI, there's still a likely possibility of getting basically the same product with cosmetic differences between brands.
So it would be cool if they could differentiate a bit more, with every phone offering something special, like this, for example:
Sony Nexus - 13mp next gen camera with superior optics, both xenon and led flash, dual core S4 pro, gamepad accessory
Samsung Nexus - next gen amoled screen, 64Gb internal storage, dual core 2Ghz Exynos 5, wireless charger accessory
Motorola Nexus - Kevlar chassis, OMAP 5 dual core 2Ghz, 3500mah battery
LG Nexus - Quad core snapdragon S4, 2gb RAM
HTC Nexus - 5 inch screen, snapdragon pro
29. hepresearch (unregistered)
Please not LG... or any of that Haier/Meizu/Huawei/ZTE stuff, either...
Sony, Samsung, and Motorola sound good. Also thinking that an HTC Nexus device ought to be designed to include Beats audio. Samsung device could be another phablet... Samsung Nexus Note? So, Samsung does the big super-AMOLED high-res vibrant screen phablet w/ stylus deal, Sony does the superior optics for camera smartphone (hopefully more like 16-Mpix autofocus w/ xenon flash and up) deal, Motorola does the premium build materials (kevlar and such) in a super-thin body with awesome battery life (the Motorola RAZR Nexus?) deal, HTC does the superior multimedia and music playback (Beats) deal, and maybe an Asus Nexus 7.7" or 10.1" tablet or something, like suggested earlier in comment #20 by grif?
I imagine that not one of these phones/phablet/tablet would have anything less than an 8-Mpix/1080p-HD rear camera/camcorder, 1080p front-facing video camera, 32 GB of onboard memory, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor of any respectable kind, a 4.5"+ screen of any respectable type, LTE support, Android 5.0 Jelly-Bean, or any of the other standard amenities...
Sounds so incredibly freaking awesome, so I know I won't be getting one... oh well, haha!
30. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
november the 5th, androids 5 birthday, android 5.0, 5 phones, and 5 manufacturers making a total of 5 fives. its obviously a correlation. I think for once a rumor may be correct
31. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
I think only 4 will be smartphones the 5th device is a tablet.
34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't think Jelly Bean should be called Android 5.0... Should be 4.1. I don't think LG should make a Nexus, should just be 4 Nexus phones, and 1 Nexus tablet.
HTC - Snapdragon S4 Pro, Beats Audio, Ceramic Uni body, 4.5 inch 720p S-LCD2 screen.
Motorola - OMAP5, Kevlar backing, 3,500 mAh battery, 4.3 inch 720p display full RGB matrix
Samsung - Exynos 5, 4.7 inch S-AMOLED+ 720p screen
Sony - 12MP enhanced optics camera, 4.5 inch 720p display full RGB matrix, Snapdragon S4 Pro
Asus - 10.1 inch 2560x1440 display (290 ppi), quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, aluminum design.
All with 1.5 gigs of RAM, running Jelly Bean, and available on all carriers. If that happened, it would make my day. Everyone will have the option to suit their needs, like what Android was intended to do in the first place. Want a bright display and ceramic design? HTC Nexus. Want a huge battery with a slightly smaller screen? Moto Nexus. Want an absolutely seamless experience and nearly infinite contrast level screen? Samsung Nexus. Want a superior camera with a mid-sized screen? Sony Nexus. Want the Nexus experience on a huge screen without losing resolution? Asus Nexus Tablet. Now, that would really be innovative.
35. hepresearch (unregistered)
Not bad... in fact the only thing I would seriously feel the need to take odds with is the Samsung entry. They have already done two Nexus phones before, so to be different they would probably be best served by baking up a Nexus phablet with a screen around 5.3" - 5.7". Other than that, this looks very promising!
36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Oh yeah, I forgot about the phablets, that could be a good idea.
37. hepresearch (unregistered)
Cool... also thought that Sony should do better than 12 Mpix this time, they need to oust the Nokia N8 and rival the 16 Mpix camera in one of those recent HTC's, if not do better altogether. Sony needs to impress like there's no tomorrow.
39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's debatable. Yes, a higher MP count is good marketing, but sometimes it's not a good thing for the actual image quality. Instead of flaunting the numbers, just flaunt the actually optics, sure, the average consumer won't know what they're talking about, but it'll sure make it sound fancy! And that is the basis of marketing, making it sound good, even though people might not know what you're saying :)
42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Hey hey, Sony already has a new "stacked" 13Mp sensor in their Xperia GX, so there's not a single reason why it should be 12Mp in the Nexus.
And why throwing on LG, they had the first dual core, the first 3-D phone, the first 2gig RAM phone, they make the best LCD screens(One x uses the same screen as the upcoming LG 4.7inchers)..their only sucked in software department, and the Nexus should fit that bill perfectly.
44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
LG lacks in software and overall build quality. They make good displays, that's all I can really give them.
46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i actually REALLY like their new Optimus 3.0 UI. if you haven't checked it out then you should. o:
47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's more polished than past versions, but I still would prefer Moto's UI or Sense
53. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Personal preferences :) I love eye candy, and that's what Sense is :)
56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only candy my eyes need is performance and simplicity. ;D
61. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You need performance and simplicity? That sounds familiar... Ahem, iPhone, ahem... Haha, just playing with you :P
62. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh i meant like simplistic looks actually. i prefer the more in-depth ways of Android. xD
40. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
that big of a screen may turn me off. If it had super slim bezels.. maybe.. but even the SGS3 is pushing it for me.
43. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
check out the Panasonic Eluga Power..same size as SIII, and 0.2 inch bigger screen. that's how next gen phones will look like. so i think 4.8 inch screen could fit in a phone almost as small as the SGSII.
58. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Yea, once we get bezels down to a MM or 2 on the top n bottom, we would have a lot of room for more screen. I was in the camp that was hoping the SGS3 would get close to that, but alas, we were denied.
Like anything, it all depends on how it fits in the hand and pocket.
45. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
4.7 inches is too big? Or the phablet?
52. hepresearch (unregistered)
Well, sure, I mean I know that I would never buy a phablet, and not just because I have no money... the screen size on those is way too big for my taste as well. But my point is that Samsung has already made two sub-5"-screen smartphones under the Nexus name, and Samsung does such great work with Android smartphones already that they really don't need to make another one under the Nexus name... in fact, it would be better for them to take the bolder move of making a Nexus phablet, since the Galaxy Note did really well and shows that there IS a decent market for those things forming already (when they're done right, unlike a Dell Streak 5...). Samsung doesn't need the Nexus name on its smartphones... they already stand on their own incredibly well... it may be a better allocation of risk, and hence bigger rewards in return, to put the Nexus name on a phablet to jump-start that market even more, and let four other OEM's launch three bold new smartphones and a tablet with the Nexus name. What do you think?