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



34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Oct 17, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

LG lacks in software and overall build quality. They make good displays, that's all I can really give them.

46. KingKurogiii

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

It's more polished than past versions, but I still would prefer Moto's UI or Sense

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

same except for Sense.

53. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Personal preferences :) I love eye candy, and that's what Sense is :)

56. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only candy my eyes need is performance and simplicity. ;D

61. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You need performance and simplicity? That sounds familiar... Ahem, iPhone, ahem... Haha, just playing with you :P

62. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh i meant like simplistic looks actually. i prefer the more in-depth ways of Android. xD

63. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Mhm, as do I, just with Sense

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Oct 17, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

54. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

so a 4,7-5 inch screen is too big for you? i think that's a really boxy way of looking at it. 4.8 inch screen can easily fit into a SGS2 sized device, while 5 incher could fit into a gnex/SGS3 case. so, only ergonomic problem with these screen sizes is software related actually - when you're stretching your thumb too much to pull down the notification bar, type a message with one hand etc. and all of that can easily be worked around with software adjustments - gesture shortcuts, or even flexible interface diagonal size, or even the combination of those two - you assign a gesture that can change the interface size in an instant! this way you could use the maximal potential of the given surface you can interact with. in other words - your phone is the size of a galaxy SII, but you can enjoy videos, landscape gaming and surfing using the full glory of it's 4.8inch screen. but when you're navigating around, or typing, you can make everything to fit your palm perfectly. now if Google could pull something like this out - and i really see no reason why they couldn't - they would send iphone 5 straight to obsolence!

55. hepresearch unregistered

That's actually not a bad idea... I hadn't thought of that before, and I like your suggestion there. My main problem is that I don't like large-screen phones in general, and I can't reach across a 4"+ touchscreen in one-handed use anyway, so I have never really seriously considered the idea of getting anything with more than a 3.7" screen. So, if someone could fit a full 4"+ capacitive touchscreen onto something with the frame size of the size of a Nokia 5800, but a little thinner, I could go for it if it had that smaller adjustable gesture interface area that you mentioned.

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bah, how often do you actually try to reach across the screen with one hand? Considering the aspect ratio of most of the larger screen phones, you should still be able to hit the vast majority of the screen one handed should you desire. Or you could just do like i do. Information widgets on the top have of the screen (beautiful widgets, Pulse, calendar, ect), and any icons and folders on the bottom half. All folders/icons will be one hand-able. the keyboard is one hand-able, so the vast majority of the phone at any size is one hand-able.

60. hepresearch unregistered

Well, crud... why is it that I have to be the only commenter in here who is like the dude in the Burger King commercial... the dude with small hands? Having tiny hands in a world of gigantic smartphones is SO rediculous! LOL =8-P

64. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well man, I have small hands too. But I'm still dreaming of a SGS3! I mean, remixfa's last comment was right. You can put everything you need on the left or right part of the screen depending on your dominant hand. Basic tasks are covered like texting, typing, and dialling. So for the other stuff you have your two hands. Try getting a big screened phone and you'll see once you go big you'll never go back to small. Like right now I feel like my 4.3" Xperia S is puny. I want a SGS3!!

65. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Personally I dont type, even in portrait, with just one hand. And navigating the phone seems pretty easy one handed. My droid Charge was the biggest phone I've had so i dunno about this 5+inch nonsense but i feel like realistically, its shouldnt be to difficult. the pocketability of the phone would be the issue I'd worry about.

67. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well I don't really put my phone in my pocket. I always have this girly (but sporty) little hand bag wherever I go so pocketability is not an issue for me. Another thing I like about big phones is the big battery! :p

68. hepresearch unregistered

Yeah, but at this point it is too late for me to bother with getting something new with a big screen like that. First of all, I simply do not have the money to be in the market for something like that. Secondly, I have no employment or mobile internet usage or texting requirements that would cause me to need such a device... I just don't need a smartphone anymore. Last, but not least, I will not be around for long enough to actually use and enjoy such a device even if I somehow got the money to buy one. Thus, even if I purchased such a device, I would be doing little more than wasting what little money and time I have left. This is why I said earlier that I know I will not be getting any of these new upcoming Nexus devices, and this is why I will not be getting a smartphone of any kind, really, in the near future. Having been a smartphone-goober in the past, I can appreciate the excitement for new products and concepts, as well as the fun and joy of buying a new smart device. I enjoy hearing about new stuff to this day, but I will not be partaking in it. I no longer have any need or reasonable excuse to do so.

69. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well I don't really need smartphones too. It's just fun to have one. :p So I guess we should be called "Smartphone Enthusiasts" :P

31. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

I think only 4 will be smartphones the 5th device is a tablet.

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