Nexus 5 to come as Nexus 4 (2013) like Google did with Nexus 7, here are the arguments
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 03, 2013, 7:39 AM
The leak's Italian sources, however, are slipping the idea that Google might actually name it Nexus 4 (2013), like it did with the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet this year, and could do with the leaked Nexus 10 tablet as well. Their arguments are numerous and sound rather plausible at this stage.
phone itself says Nexus 4 in the settings, but its keys, frame, display, and other hints aren't of Google's hit phone. There's no faux chrome rim around the sides, so some suggested this is the Galaxy Nexus. The screen's black, however, is not completely dark, indicating an LCD display, and looks way more defined than the AMOLED one on the Galaxy Nexus. The front camera on the left and the earpiece grill on the right jibe with the positions we saw on the leaked photos of what we thought will be called Nexus 5.First off, the
The baseband version listed on the phone is an earlier one than what we have now on the Nexus 4, with LTE enabled, whereas Google has it blocked on last year's device. Moreover, the build is listed as "hammerhead", whereas the internal name of the Nexus 4 in that department is "mako". Finally, in the interface part you can see that the phone's gallery and camera apps are different than what we have on the Nexus 4, while the app drawer has 5x4 instead of 5x5 grid.
All in all, the conclusion from this rather different, yet still named Nexus 4 device the sources have, is that Google might save the Nexus 5 moniker for next year's big Android 5 edition milestone, and simply ship this year's version as Nexus 4 (2013) to go with Android 4.4 KitKat. What do you think - logical explanation or a stretch derived from a prototype?
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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posted on Oct 03, 2013, 7:42 AM 1
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Nexus 5 did sound better
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 8:15 AM 11
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The entire naming scheme was flawed in a way. The 7 was a 7" tablet and the 10 was a 10" tablet, but the 4 wasn't a 4" phone. The 4 was the 4th Nexus phone, but that same logic doesn't hold for the tablets. If you keep increasing the phone number, you eventually run into the tablet names. Personally, I like the N5 better because it'll be the 5th Nexus phone.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 9:23 AM 8
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I agree with Googler... The Nexus 4 name was based because it was the 4th Nexus phone. And since this will be the 5th Nexus phone the logic means it has to be call the Nexus 5. But I agree with that if the continue raising the numbers people are going to get confused with the tablets whose numbers (or names) are based on the screen size and not on the tablet generation. But, I actually don't care what number they decide to use, or how they decide to call it. But NEXUS 4s sounds like a nice name also, and that way people know thats the new one, not the old one (Nexus 4).
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 5:32 PM 1
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@PootisMan Only if new Nexus has the same screen size as Nexus 4. But it is rumored to have ~5" screen. So, it would be logical to name it Nexus 5 just like its cousins 7 and 10. @Googler Nexus 4 was logical because it had 4.7"screen. Heck! Whatever the name is I am getting one.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 9:23 AM 1
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Nexus 4 2012 doesn't have AMOLED. And I'm still here woohoo.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 7:43 AM 2
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nexus # refers to its screen size. everything else doesn't matter. this article doesn't matter
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 8:59 AM 0
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I've got new nexus 4 in the box....but I'm tempted not to use if this new Nexus is really "all that"...but if it's an LG device a nexus 4 2013 refresh doesn't sound far fetched...camera if these rumors that the camera is badass..I'm getting one..otherwise the nexus 4 is still a suitable device
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 9:00 AM 0
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Nexus 4 has a screen size of 4.7, which is still a 4' screen so the naming is pretty sensible. The numbering system will eventually fade out like the s4 and the iPhone 5, so generations on Nexus devices is brilliant, they can have as many generations as they want without running out of numbers.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 10:13 AM 0
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Good argument but whether this IS the nexus 5 er not, i think after they do use up the nexus 5 name they'll stick to it. nexus "7" is because of the 7 inch tab. nexus "10" is because of the 10-inch tab. So it's very likely that this 5 inch display nexus will be the nexus 5.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 12:13 PM 0
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Probably trying to hold off hitting the Nexus 6 brick wall. Pretty sure that's copyrighted. They're gonna need a new naming scheme or be forced into some licensing deal. I was hoping to get a Nexus 6 in whatever form factor it came out in to name Rachael. Maybe Roy. But... I thought they might run into issues with it.
posted on Oct 04, 2013, 12:30 AM 0
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