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RUMOR: Next Google Nexus Device Possibly Detailed, Will be 4G LTE?

The boys over at BGR think they’ve been tipped today to the motherload of next gen Nexus information, but our friends over at Android and Me aren’t buying any of it.  From our standpoint, we’re not really sure what to think since our specialty is certainly not Nexus devices, so we’ll just let you guys all decide.

This device, if real, sounds like the ultimate mobile phone that will run the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich), sport a dual-core processor rather than quad-core, a 720p HD screen, dual-cameras, and a 4G LTE radio.  BGR is speculating that it won’t be a Verizon LTE device though, and could actually end up on AT&T as the phone to kick off their LTE march.  He’s also saying that it could be called the Nexus 4G, but that there is a chance it might just end up as a flagship device like the original DROID without Nexus branding.  

Here is the full list of specs from the post:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz or 1.5 GHz processor
  • Either TI’s OMAP 4460 or Qualcomm’s Krait-based Snapdragon chips
  • 720p HD “monster-sized” screen
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with “class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance”
  • 1 MP front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture and playback
  • 4G LTE support
  • Ultra-thin design
  • No hardware buttons
  • Thanksgiving release

But like I said, there are doubters out there and we’re starting to think that we might be one of them.  As A&M points out, an LTE AT&T device seems highly unlikely since they aren’t planning to turn on more than 15 LTE markets in 2011.  The Qualcomm Krait processor they think will be available seems improbable since we know that it won’t be ready for mass production until 2012.  We’re also not buying the name Nexus 4G since we already have a Nexus S 4G, so I guess they could be right in expecting it to be a non-Google phone.  Why even toss out the Nexus 4G name though?  Again, it’s a pretty bold rumor that took the Android world by storm this morning, but it might just be a little hard to buy.

So what do you guys think?  Real?  BS?  What?

Via:  BGR, Android and Me

  • Like!

  • Wow these specs were almost spot on. 

  • Anonymous

    I would gladly stretch my OG Droid until January for a device like this!

  • Looks like a windows os.. look at the windows icon and that, same colors and in the same order

  • Anonymous

    They are so nice
    please plut: www . soozone . com

  • Anonymous

    If it was true and a 4.5 or 5″ screen it might curtail my (unfounded) need for a tablet.  However this reminds me of what happened last year around summer time, all the end of year device rumors start popping up and most of them are wrong.  Just wait another month or two, it’ll get even worse. And that’s not directed at DL as they’ll come in from everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    If this phone ends up on AT&T, I might just sell my Atrix 4G for it.

  • Kfath1978

    I think if this is true Verizon is really (has been) falling way behind.  I am actually starting to think about going to another carrier at this point.  All the kick ass phones are going elsewhere.  Hopefully the Bionic is out by thanksgiving!  

  • Anonymous

    Its going to be ATnt I already know

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  • Thanksgiving? Awww man…

  • shr1k3r

    @kellex:disqus  , Any way this is the new BIONIC? I mean, didn’t motorola want to step up their camera? offer a huge 4.5 ” screen, and use an OMAP processor? Not to mention, the release date lines up nicely, and they have a had a successful phone accompany Android 2.0 launch

  • Anonymous

    I doubt it mostly because they say it has LTE.  The only two people who will have LTE are at&t and Verizon. Verizon has never had a Nexus device and likely never will.  And since it is CDMA, it isn’t a matter of just swapping in a SIM card.  It has to be eplixicity approved for Verizon.  at&t could get a version just because it is a GSM carrier and all you need is a SIM, but it won’t be subsidized and I doubt Google would put in an LTE radio for one carrier which doesn’t even have LTE yet.

    The Nexus 3 will be a T-Mobile/GSM phone or a Sprint phone.  I’m hoping Sprint, but I really don’t care.  I’m tired of the carriers and manufacturers who bow to their demands.  My next phone will be a Nexus device or it likely won’t be an Android one.

  • Jcorf

    Verizon Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!  I’m waiting to hear if this will be on Verizon (most likely it won’t, but I can hope) and if I know for sure it won’t be then I will get me a DROID3.

  • tjhrulz

    whats wrong with going to verizon and calling it the Droid Nexus 

  • Anonymous

    What’s with that AT&T crap?! Who brought android or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘droid’ to power? Who took over a year to adopt android and even then only put out a few crap phones? Pretty sure another LTE company has shown android a lot more love and is a lot more deserving of a Nexus phone! I’m tired of waiting, since T-mobile was first, then ATT, then Sprint all got a Nexus and Verizon gets left sitting there thinking WTF?!?! Give me a Nexus on a GOOD carrier already!

  • Anonymous

    What’s with that AT&T crap?! Who brought android or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘droid’ to power? Who took over a year to adopt android and even then only put out a few crap phones? Pretty sure another LTE company has shown android a lot more love and is a lot more deserving of a Nexus phone! I’m tired of waiting, since T-mobile was first, then ATT, then Sprint all got a Nexus and Verizon gets left sitting there thinking WTF?!?! Give me a Nexus on a GOOD carrier already!

  • Anonymous


  • fix the lag on android 4.0 icecream sandwich. that’s just what I want to ask!

    • Anonymous

      you mean hardware acceleration? yeah. we should have that.

  • Alivethruyou

    This is true as far as a new Nexus phone is concerned with a LTE chip inside but it will be on AT&T this summer. My rep at work came in last seeking boasting about it and quite honestly I am looking forward to it very much!

  • Guest

    I think its (junk) those rumors.

    Its gonna come out on T-mobile the bare minium.  Ever Nexus devices has been on T-mobile.  Why would it not be on T-mobile?  Secondly, Sprint has joined the Nexus world, meaning that they probably also get the Nexus 3.So, at&t gets it?  its probably mean 100% that t-mobile and sprint will have it too.

    Plus Google has said that “it will blow the socks off everything”.

    If google says “it will blow the socks off everything”, It /will/ blow the socks off everything.

    Meaning that some of those specs are dead wrong then.

    1.2GHz CPU? (dual core) there will be several phones with that CPU.  on top of that I believe there will be a 1.5GHz dual core CPU powered phone before the Nexus 3 comes out.

    I’m betting that it will either get (nexus 3) 2GHz dual core CPU or a 1GHz quad core CPU.

    its going to pack at least 2GB memory.

    at least a 8MP rear camera (probably 10MP)
    at least 2MP front camera (possibly 5MP)

    Ultra thin?

    who cares…?  I rather have all the bells and whistles and have a thicker phone than a phone that is ultra thin and dosen’t have all the bells and whistles.  I want my microHDMI, microUSB and micro SDXC.

  • mcaf.ee/b5e0c 

  • The DROID Nexus LTE. The name sounds too tasty.

  • Anonymous

    All I know is that anything over a 4″ screen is stupid. OK, before I get bashed, I could live with a Droid X but all this 4.5″ talk is ridiculous. I personally think 4″ is the sweet spot, and I would turn down a Nexus on Verizon if it were 4.5″.

    • Rizzidy

      That’s just your crappy opinion.  Keep it to yourself.

      • Anonymous

        Pretty sure I’m allowed to voice my opinion, considering I’ve been doing the whole smartphone thing for almost 7 years now.

        • Inkster09

          Why wld say his opinion is crappy unread of commenting something useful.

          • Inkster09

            I meant instead not unread

  • Anonymous

    I would love to get my hands on this phone if its real. 

  • Jared Kirk

    I WANT this… Verizon would be retarded not to get this for their network.  All of their new phones have been extremely disappointing… they need something with top tier specs and a 4g radio, oh and stock android.  Win, win, win.

    • Nostradamoose

      I feel ya. 

      – Droid OG owner, waiting to upgrade this Fall

    • Inkster09

      Omg nexus on vzw network? Unbeatibul dominanace.

      • Inkster09

        But watchout here comes sprint and others

  • I call BS. I seriously doubt it will come out on AT&T first. It’s far more likely to come out on Sprint since they are willing to play ball with all things Google.

  • Snowbdr89

    a phone could have 12 cores, do your cooking laundry go to work for you and give you a hand job at night and id still pass if it was on that shitty network they call att!!! 

    • Jboogie1289


  • Man. Maybe dumping my TB is a good idear haha. I need a new carrier for a change :/

  • Anonymous

    720p HD “monster-sized” screen . . . and a free man-purse for guys to carry their phone in?

    • Anonymous

      i have yet to see a phone that’s bigger than my hand (dell streak maybe) and I’ve never bought a pair of pants that I couldn’t fit my hand in the pocket… so I’m not sure this is the excuse you are looking for to rock that man-purse around town!

      • Anonymous

        i guess we have different ideas of what a “monster-sized” screen would be.

        to me = significantly bigger than anything currently available



  • Patmw123

    If this comes to veriZon, it will definitely be my next phone.

  • Eklinge79

    I’ve never switched service providers because of a phone, but if this is the new nexus with specs like that and a “true” Google experience, I will consider a change from Verizon.  I am sick of the games Verizon and Moto are playing with their devices, all of them are locked down then loaded with apps I’ll never use.  Who are they to decided whats on a phone I purchase with my money and pay them a service fee every month.  Still rocking a smooth clean D1 with CM7.

    • Inkster09


  • omap + snapdragon = turds

  • no quad core no care
    no 2gb ram no care
    no 2ghz no care

    • DBK

      Without ICS, quad core means nothing
      Unless it’s a webtop device, that amount of ram is not needed
      Depends on how many cores it is (which doesn’t matter without ICS), there fore it means nothing
      I guess that also means “no 5 minute battery life no care”, right?

      Please do us all a favor and continue to hold your breath……

      • Anonymous

         This comment is a win!

    • Anonymous

      than you won’t be caring for the next year and a half buddy

      • quad core is already coming end of this year.

      • Inkster09

        Next year and a half the nexus s 4g is still. Better than most of the devices they got now. Its what how manymonths in w nexus s?

        • Inkster09

          I mean quoting you with a question and comma didn’t mean nexus s 4g is going to be better next yr and a half.

    • Inkster09


  • RW-1

    Won’t be happening, certainly not with those specs anyway, it will get crippled by the carriers, no matter to whom it eventually goes to, you heard that here first.

    Not buying it at all (the story)

  • Anonymous

    I want it for verizon. As long as its a nexus I am willing to compromise 

  • doc

    Everything seems great just wish the front facing cam specs were s little better more like 12 mp given everything else in the presumed list

    • doc

      I meant 2 mp sorry haha

  • shr1k3r

    I’m hoping, but doubting

  • FortitudineVincimus

    ” dual-core processor rather than quad-core,”

    wait, don’t we have dual core right now so the next iteration IS quad core??? So what makes a dual core so great? It will be all about quad core if it is suppose to be the bomb, no? The Amazon Hollywood is said to have QUAD core.

  • BillyBOB

    I want a god **** Nexus device on Verizon. Why does Verizon settle for these crap devices with shit all over them? I wish there was another carrier by me……FML!

  • nessa

    hope it has a keyboard, i want a nexus with kb.

  • Zachattack112

    I know it says “made by google” but when you say ultra-thin design, it makes me think of the motorola slimline

  • Nexus 4G LTE and it’s NOT going to Verizon…all hopes dashed…darkness closing in…

  • TheCastleGuard

    Would be nice to see the “Droid Nexus”……… but not going to happen anytime soon.

  • Blayne

    Nexus Phone + Verizon?

    Maybe if we hope really hard, they might not laugh in our faces atleast.

  • Keyan Riddick

    What’s up with last years camera models? Shouldn’t it have like a 10mp back and a 2.5 MP front?

    • Zeadaplaya

      ahhh see droid life likes to summarize articles,if not copy and paste original articles and give credit to the person who originally posted it, but this is a summerization, see what the rumor also states is that the back camera will be VERY optimizied and include a very high quality light sensor so all photos (especially at night time) look great, and the ffc thing i have no clue.

      • Anonymous

        You must have missed the bottom of the article that Kellex put “Via:  BGR, Android and Me.”

        So what if he summarized the article he has still given proper credit on where the info came from

    • Anonymous

      Megapixels aren’t everything.  I’d rather have a better image sensor than more MPs as it will produce nicer photos.  Who cares how high the resolution is if the picture looks like crap.

      • Anonymous

        numbers sell. esepcially to the unknown.

        12mp camera reads a lot better than 
        “5 MP rear-facing camera with “class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance””

        because i have a feeling a lot of people understand higher number = more gooder

    • PyroHoltz

      I don’t agree. Higher megapixels isn’t everything…give me a better lens and a good sensor at 5 or 8 MP max.

      • Inkster09

        My Droid 1 took better pics and videos than these new phones.

    • Anonymous

      with the dinky lens and sensor sizes, you get to a point of diminishing returns by cramming in more MP’s.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Nexus 4G sounds nice with those specs proly best selling android phone ever

  • Anonymous

    If it’s released on Verizon I’ll be all over it! Sadly, I’m not rure that Verizon is up to letting their customers purchase pure and clean Android phones. Here’s hoping though!! Happy Wednesday all!!

  • Kevin Jellison

    Pshh, I’m not getting this unless it’s octo-core and running Fudgesicle!

    • ChrisI

      LOL!!! Thanks for a good laugh on this dreary and dull Wednesday. Since the OS’s go in alphabetical order, we will be waiting a VERY long time for Fudgesicle to come around.

  • No hardware buttons? How do you turn it on? lol

  • I would get this phone in a heartbeat on verizon, now I’m keeping a lookout on any news cuz i work for them haha!

    • Anonymous

      Clap three times

  • Booboolala2000

    Can’t imagine that Google would release a Nexus phone with a data cap! As much as I wish it was coming to VZW and I hope it does, we all know Verizon has an Affinity for bloat. But their 4g makes more sense for an Lte nexus, more so than some half baked AT& T offering.

  • Anonymous

    Has Google heard our cries and decided to bring us an open Nexus???

  • Anonymous

    LTE plus 720p screen = 10 minute battery life (not that I’d mind)

  • …and I’m still running Froyo on HTC Thunderbolt because???

    • Anonymous


    • …you don’t know how to root and flash cm7 with is Android 2.3.4 right now!

      • Inkster09

        Why should he have to root when all he wants is stock vanilla android

    • …you don’t know how to root and flash cm7 with is Android 2.3.4 right now!

  • Not sure why the following comment is as packed with cynicism as it is, but here goes: I’m beginning to believe ATT could indeed have an LTE dual core device before Verizon.  

  • Anonymous

    THIS is the Droid I’ve been looking for.
    (Though, technically it isn’t a Droid…)

    • Inkster09

      Well if they would go back to the stock vanilla DROID concept Droidbrand would outsell anyphone

  • I would give up my arms and my legs for a Nexus device on VZW. I would prop it up and use it with my nose.

    • Anonymous

      i have better reach with something else.

  • Anonymous

    Androidandme says BGR is very off base

    • Yep I’d take his “exclusive” with a grain of salt.

  • vernon

    verizon, if this comes to existence, don’t screw this up

  • gregmr

    You know how I know it’s not coming to Verizon? 1) Unlocked 2) vanilla Android

    • Anonymous

      Sad….but so true…

    • And because google wont allow Verizon to put their logo on the phone. (front or back)

      • Anonymous

        Is this a new policy change?  My OG Droid has a VZW and Google logo right next to each other.

        • EC8CH

          I believe he is referring specifically to nexus branded phones

          • Inkster09

            And if say vzw WITH Google not just Google. Very very slight chance vzw gets if they wake up from their higher than thou dream

        • gregmr

          nvm, edit

      • Djay

        they didnt put their logo on the Iphone either…so they might get it

        • Anonymous

          I dont know if you noticed but Apple is ballz deep in VZW these days, they even have their own automated sub-menu for when you call in.

          • Anonymous

            Carriers all prefer Android over any other OS and Google and Verizon have been shaking hands and carrying on with each other a whole lot longer than Apple and making a lot more money for them than Apple as well!  ……plus dude give me a brake. Apple won’t have a 4G capable phone until next year…. maybe. That’s if….. they can find a way around the conditions Google had put in on LTE when they bit on it!!!

      • Anonymous

        Apple won’t let them put a Verizon logo on iPhones either and that didn’t stop them from having iPWN’ds on VZ!!! 😛

    • Inkster09

      Preaching to the choir

    • Anonymous

      Same as with iPhone, notice that every iPhone has plain iOS, I don’t think Verizon would or could stop it from being on their 4G. Besides….. Androids are the only phones out that have the hardware and OS support for 4G LTE (4G T-mob and Sprint WiMAX 4G) out today!!!

      With not one other hardware and OS supporting 4G anywhere, who are Verizon and the rest of carriers going have fill their networks? 😀  

  • Kpurdu1

    If a Nexus device comes to Verizon (which I’m sure Verizon will find a way not to get it) it will definately be my next phone.

    • Anonymous

      I personally don’t care where it lands, I may still be looking at my next phone. I actually am hoping Verizon never finds it since they seem to keep getting more and more selfish by the day.

  • Bring it to Verizon, please!

    • BS! BGR (iBGR) Supports at&t and apple like no other. So no wonder they are going to give props to at&t for getting the “Nexus 4G”. The only time iBGR will talk about Verizon is when VZW is getting sued. iBGR is now a FAIL of a website. Dont trust them. And when they say IOS 5 is everything Android is not. Well huh, you will understand where im coming from. <3 Droid-Life

    • Screw that, come to Sprint in time for me to switch from VZW!  After this summer, Verizon is useless.

      • Inkster09

        Im already there broths where they keep their promises

        • Inkster09

          Sprint deodorant and stash what they mean and keep their word

          • Inkster09

            Wtf? I meant does and say

      • Dude

        Completely agree!

      • Trdracer21

        bring it to all platforms and hold a special event

        • This, of course, would be ideal. 

    • Inkster09

      I’d come back to vzw for this

  • I still believe the Panda about his Motorola Nexus. 🙂

    (I know… )

    • Anonymous

      Panda seemed to blow this off as BS on his twatter

  • Anonymous

    Would be cool if it is true and on Verizon

  • Goblueboy

    A nexus phone on Verizon would be a dream come true.

  • Horseshit.