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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

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  • http://twitter.com/Phlegmi Willie Wonka

    Wow these specs were almost spot on. 

  • Anonymous

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

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

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  • 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!

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