LG, Samsung and Sony Launching Nexus Phones?
The Wall Street Journal first reported in May that Google is planning to launch up to five Nexus devices with the latest Android version. Now, a report from Japanese site Android Noodles seems to back that up with a roadmap of Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo.
According to Android Noodles, the roadmap shows at least three Nexus devices with each one coming from LG, Samsung and Sony. The devices are the LG Optimus Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Nexus II and Sony Xperia Nexus. While the roadmap states no information on the specs of the phones, an alleged spec sheet of an unannounced Galaxy Nexus sequel was obtained by SamMobile.
Given the model number GT-I9260, the device sports a similarly sized 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. Its imaging capability is upgraded with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera. Last but not least, it has a memory card slot to complement the 16GB internal storage capacity.
So far, Google has released only one new Nexus device, which is the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUS, one of Google's top partners in the Android ecosystem. It is likely that Google wants to expand its Nexus line by collaborating with major Android vendors to come up with several devices running its latest Android platform.