The next iteration of the Google Nexus line appears to be named the Google Nexus 4g, and, if the rumors are true, this is going to be a beast of a phone. Continuing the trend set by the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google appears to be prepping a killer phone in the Nexus 4G, but if we only knew the carrier and pricing.
The first rumors popped up a few weeks ago when Tech Hog ran a picture of what appeared to be an HTC phone that could possibly be the Nexus 3, but at that time the details were few and far between. Now Boy Genius Report has come out with a report on the next member of the Google family of phones and that it will be called the Google Nexus 4G. Supposedly scheduled to release sometime around late Nov. of this year, the current rumors indicate it will be sporting a dual-core processor running at either 1.2 or 1.5 GHz, but the manufacturer is still up in the air. Some sources say its from NVIDIA, but the source that leaked the majority of the information says it will either be an OMAP 4460 or a 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. No matter which of these it ends up being, this phone should have screaming speed.
Among the other potential features you can expect 4G LTE, 1 GB of RAM, a 720p display “monster-sized” display, 1080p HD video capture and playback, a 5-megapixel rear camera with an advanced sensor and a 1-megapixel front camera.
Google is known for putting the latest version of Android in the Nexus phones in its raw form, and looks like the Google Nexus 4G won’t be any different. This will be releasing around the expected launch date of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so naturally that will be what is powering the device. The biggest difference is that apparently the four usual control keys you find at the bottom of all Android phones will be missing from this device and will instead be baked directly into the operating system so that they appear on the screen. (which just so happens to fit with that picture of the supposed phone) This raises a lot of questions about how they will be displayed while you’re inside of an app, such as will you lose some real estate at the bottom of the screen for them, or will they pop-up from the bottom like the notification bar drops down from the top? Makes you wonder.
As we said up top, there is no word yet on the carrier or pricing, but the current speculation is AT&T will get the device. They’re making a big push for LTE right now, and this would be a heck of a way to kick off the new service.
What do you think of the Google Nexus 4G based off of these rumors?
[via Boy Genius Report]