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Rumor alert: next Nexus smartphone due within 30 days, Android 4.2 on board

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Rumor alert: next Nexus smartphone due within 30 days, Android 4.2 on board
Brace yourselves, folks, for we have another fresh dose of Nexus rumors to deliver. According to "industry sources", Google has a new smartphone to unveil within no more than 30 days, and it will be powered by a new Android version. That is said to be Android 4.2, which has reportedly been showing up on server logs already. Moreover, the sources confirm that information regarding the handset has been leaked online already, although they don't specify which one among all rumored devices we deal with on a daily basis is the new Nexus. 

Now, we have to highlight the fact that no hard evidence exists in support of these rumors. However, they might end up being on the right track. After all, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is nearly a year old, so the time seems perfect for a newer model to succeed it. 

What's pretty interesting is that this year, Google might have partnered up with more than one manufacturer, so we might have not one, but several new Nexus smartphones to choose from. One of them could be the Samsung GT-i9260, which has been spotted in EXIF logs on Picasa, the other could be a variant of the LG Optimus G, and a third offering might be made by HTC

Note that none of the above is official information, so it should be taken with a great deal of disbelief. But in case it turns out to be true, what do you, guys, think about having Nexus smartphones manufactured by different makers? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:52 27

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


4.2 already, Android is running outta alphabets. at this pace they would've used the 26 alphabets by the end of next year.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:37 10

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


Wow, guess what will come with Key Lime Pie?

- Voice enabled play list launching
- Smart stay made standard
- camera digital zooming
- Google Wallet expanded
- Virtual girlfriend (boyfriend) :)
...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:02 13

50. skymitch89 (Posts: 1307; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


You must not know Android very well. Android has had digital zoom built into the camera since Android 2.0/2.1 Eclair.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:20 6

55. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


true. i want a Gnex II

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 12:29 1

59. MeoCao (unregistered)


Digital zoom must be supported with processing technology similar to PureView and iPhone 5 which is not there yet for Android.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:47 1

64. theyseemetrollintheyhatin (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Don't forget that the also got a new badass map app

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:37 8

15. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I don't think its going to have a new name... just some minor fixes... tweaks to Project Butter.. besides.. they can always start again can't they? :)

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:21 8

24. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


minor fixes like Google now?
it is not iOS with downgrading features ;)

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:45

46. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


And believe me it will be let down hugely by spec.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:53 19

2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


LEGENDARY!!!
For me the HTC Nexus5-incher will be the device to get")

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:53

3. Cesar (Posts: 139; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


4.2? android version is updating so fast!!!
android device even half the 4.1

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:21 1

63. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and a Xoom, so they can update anytime they want and I will be happy. Nexus ftw

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:22

67. Cesar (Posts: 139; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


i have the SAMSUN GALAXY S III and the Jelly bean isn't oficial YET! i waiting for update!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:56 5

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I love everything about this, I can't wait. I hope one of my theories come true...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:13 1

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


whats your theorie about bro?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:29 3

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Texas-Instruments-throws-in-the-towel-on-OMAP-to-limit-work-on-smartphone-and-tablet-chips_id34877/comments?post=416365#post_416365

Comment #47. That's what I hope this Nexus release will be.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:37

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


amazing, only thing is the price you mentioned would DEFINITELY be higher than 500 - 600 off contract! trust me i look at ebay phones alot and a phone that good would, without a doubt, be 750 to 800 dollars......hope it comes true tho man

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:45 2

30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well yes, but if Google is aiming to minimize price like they did with the Nexus 7, it could be 500-600 in Google Play. With the huge spec bump in processor, RAM, and camera, I set the price at 3 times that of the Nexus 7. 3 times the price for 3 times the quality.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:52

34. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


you know what man? I cant knock the vision! if google would actually think like that for this one it would, without a doubt, shut out every phone for a good while lol all the top notch specs.......google updates.......and a price that meaner than your detention teacher........i feel it can happen so im definitely with cha on this one :)

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:57 5

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If Google did this, they would win. I don't even know what they would win, but whatever it is, they would win lol

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:12 3

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Lmaooo.......they would win the argument of whos got the best phone fer sure.....

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:19 1

42. wickets (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


That would definitely be a *phones* phone. Even if as X-K suggested the price needed is higher than your estimate, it would fly off the shelves. I would buy one anyway haha

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:26 1

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


wow dude did you jus give me that nick name? X-K? DOPEEE! lol i like that one man hahaha good one

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:59

5. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


I hope it will pack much more features than 4.1! :D But I don't care, I will get it anyways! What's better then an amazing pure-Google phone? I can't wait! :D

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:59 3

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


LG Optimus G's extreme power with Vanilla Android 4.2? WoW

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:16 2

11. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


with oppo find 5's 1080p resolution screen and a 3300mah battery :OO

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:00 1

8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Nah, no way they'd hit 4.2 when the only devices that are running official JB are the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7. Maybe 4.1.X or something.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:03 3

9. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


waiting paitently for the nexus.

IMO nexus is the future

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:30

45. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


you guys are making me want one man.......and ive really been focusing on HTC and Sony lately........Hopefully we could get a "complete" HTC Nexus.......specs, battery, and build know what im sayin?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:14 3

10. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


a wild idea just struck me ... what if we are not actually gonna see 3-5 nexus devices ... instead it will be one device made by more than one at the same time ...and each are providing what they do best ...that would be a dream coming true xD

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