Five Nexus devices rumored to hit the market on November 5th, Android's 5th birthday

Five Nexus devices rumored to hit the market on November 5th, Android's 5th birthday
A reliable source for TalkAndroid says that Google is going to celebrate the 5th birthday of Android on November 5th by releasing five different Nexus devices from 5 different manufacturers. There is also speculation that by Thanksgiving (November 22nd), Google will be selling the devices in the Google Play Market. What makes this fascinating is the earlier speculation that the next Nexus would be powered by Android 5.0, Jelly Bean. There also has been some talk about a Nexus tablet to be released this year. This is one of those times when we clearly need to wait to hear from Google itself.

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

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69 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

OMFG!!! It will be impossible to choose just one!

5. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

One phone and one tablet should be fine! :p And a phablet! so yeah it's hard to choose just one :)

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

unless there's a Motorola. xD

19. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah, the move from Moto is definitely something worth waiting for.

49. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Sep 16, 2011

LOL My birthday is on the 6th of November! Birthday present!!!

2. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

I wish it will come true. I don't think it will.

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: Feb 27, 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: Sep 29, 2011

Has it been five years already? Wow, talk about your all-time historic rise to market dominance!

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 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: Jan 27, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

One from each of the big five? (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony)

11. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 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: Jan 18, 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: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

HTC One Nexus? These names are getting confusing.

15. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 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: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nexus From Nokia?.. that will be a big hit... xD

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that will never happen you can be sure of that.

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