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

0. phoneArena posted on 23 May 2012, 23:46

Google is planning on celebrating Android 5th birthday by releasing 5 different Nexus devices from 5 different manufacturers on November5th according to a reliable source for TalkAndroid; what makes this interesting is that the next Nexus devices are supposed to run on Android 5.0...

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posted on 24 May 2012, 04:00

26. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

yes i know but im hoping nokia will adopt android... -_-

posted on 24 May 2012, 00:34 1

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!

posted on 24 May 2012, 01:22

18. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Birthday bang!

posted on 24 May 2012, 01:46 4

20. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

LG? hell No ewwww!!

Samsung: obviously

Motorola: garenteed

htc: definitely

Sony: hopefully

Asus for tablet nexus?? possibly

posted on 24 May 2012, 02:14

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

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:02 1

27. hepresearch (unregistered)

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November...

November 5th, 2007, that is...


posted on 24 May 2012, 09:14 1

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

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:54 1

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!

posted on 24 May 2012, 11:24

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

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:22 2

31. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:50 1

34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 15:33 1

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!

posted on 24 May 2012, 15:56

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

Oh yeah, I forgot about the phablets, that could be a good idea.

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:07

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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:10

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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 :)

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:35 1

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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:04 1

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:07

46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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:

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:15

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

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

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:27

48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

same except for Sense.

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:48

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

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

posted on 25 May 2012, 23:31

56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 26 May 2012, 13:19

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

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

posted on 26 May 2012, 13:45

62. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 26 May 2012, 16:10

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

Mhm, as do I, just with Sense

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:12

40. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:41

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.

posted on 26 May 2012, 04:35

58. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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.

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:05

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

4.7 inches is too big? Or the phablet?

posted on 24 May 2012, 18:37

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?

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