Alleged first image of the next Nexus branded smartphone is leaked

Alleged first image of the next Nexus branded smartphone is leaked
Although Sprint customers just recently managed to get comfy with the Google Nexus 4G, it seems that we’re beginning to see the first tide of worthwhile news regarding a true successor to the Nexus line of Android powered smartphones.

With the summer season just about at full swing by now this weekend, something juicy managed to come around to show off its face. Alleged to be the next Google Nexus branded smartphone, we’re getting a first glimpse of the device in its early stage – and it’s probably just a prototype unit at this point.

Still, you can visibly notice that the front is completely clean looking with no sight of any physical or capacitive buttons that we tend to associate with Android handsets. Apparently, a Google employee who works in the Android development team states that HTC and LG are in the running to produce the Nexus 3. Whichever way they decide to go, it appears that the handset won’t see the light of day until the crucial holiday time frame in December – with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in tow obviously.

Taking into account that Google has been partnering with Sprint with a lot of their new services, one could only imagine the next iteration of the device landing with the number three carrier in the US. However, it’s also rumored that another one is being developed for T-Mobile so that the two can be released at the same time.

Thanks Alex & Philip!

source: Tech Hog (1 & 2) via Pocketnow

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1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

An LCD screen? Isn't amoled the champion of Android? Both previous nexus units had one version or another of an amoled screen. Furthermore id doubt the quality of the screen. The best LCD displays such as qHd and the retina display are almost black when the powers off. Almost as black as an amoled display. Wait and see I guess.

2. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Please have buttons, please have buttons, PLEASE HAVE BUTTONS!

11. lazarus101 unregistered

of course it will have buttons, software buttons, just like honeycomb! there's not too much difference between capacitive buttons and software ones.

19. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

the problem with this one is that it has absolutely no buttons, if it had capacitive you would at least see the sign (function) of each one

3. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

forget about being button-free... it should have a QWERTY KEYBOARD!!! well, a qhd and super amoled plus screen, if possible would be awesome too

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

u know u said two different screen types right? haa and does this not look like a vibrant?

7. Mario unregistered

qHD is a screen resolution. SAmoled+ is a screen type. 2 different things.

16. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

yes, but he said qhd and super amoled plus screen... and qhd refers more to the led...

18. ap unregistered

qHD is a screen resolution, it's just the way he said it that makes it sound funny....qHD doesn't refer to anything else....

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It reminds me of an HD7, but with the screen going edge to edge. That looks like a regular LCD screen on the thing, but this is a prototype model... if its anything. Button free says something of the new features of "ice cream sandwich". Besides, capacitive buttons are more or less just dedicated screen space to buttons. What if you could change them to whatever u want, but they were still in the same static space? that would be cool.

4. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Verizon please

13. mrsix unregistered

fat seems to mandate a distinct lack of bloatware on the Nexus devices, and Verizon seems to mandate a distinct excess of bloatware on damn near everything it sells. There are a few exceptions but still, I won't hold my breath.

27. BreakerNine

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2011

If only Verizon joined the open handset alliance we would get one, but you know how Verizon is with their damned bloatware and that dreaded Bing.

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I don't kno what they have in store, but it sounds good!!

8. Staindvein unregistered

is it me, or does that phone kinda look like an iphone 3G/S with that chrome outlining?

21. DIhce unregistered

it's just you. It looks like the HTC Windows Phones.

23. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

No its not just you. It highly resembles a 3g or 3gs with the crime bezel and rounded corners. Looks bigger though.

9. smalltank

Posts: 19; Member since: May 26, 2011

Amoled and S screens make yer pics look worse due to the no they aernt king of much anymore...LG Revolution FTW

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded unregistered

Looks like an interesting device, but there better be at least one physical button on it, and I have to say that I don't really like the Amoled screens as they tend to have photos darker than normal. My gf has a Vibrant and I a Droid X and when she sends me photos they are on the darker side, while on her phone they look fine. Give me one of those newer LCD's that run low power and has qHD resolution or higher, well the X screen is pretty good. I wonder if Google might launch a Nexus on Verizon's LTE network...?

12. marcopolo unregistered

there will be 3 physical buttons on the side or top of the phone but not on the screen/display - power, up & down volume buttons, just like the honeycomb tablets...

17. lolcade unregistered

Apple lawsuit pending: "This phone is too similar to the iPhone, it is too rectangular; so plox give us $2 mirrion dorrars". Love apple. =)

20. Lawrence unregistered

Pretty obvious Photoshop

28. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

If the Nexus 3 has a LCD screen instead of a AMOLED, in my opinion, that's taking a step backwards.

37. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

the next phone has to have super amoled plus or else forget it. going w/htc or LG is a step backwards. neither companies have nice screens.

38. dannie unregistered

this picture is fake... check the source. This is BULL

39. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Looks like a buttonless iPhone 3GS, funny to know that Samsung produced it.

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