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Newest Report Points to LG Making the Nexus 5, Could Feature 5.2″ 1080p Display and Snapdragon 600 CPU

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Reports from various sources have been going back and forth between Motorola and LG to make the next Nexus device, dubbed the Nexus 5 by the press. While even LG execs stated that they are not creating the Nexus 5, the newest rumor to hit the web from China’s MyDrivers.com states that they are in fact working with Google to bring the latest flagship device to the market. 

According to their sources, the Nexus 5 will be roughly inspired by the recently released G2 from LG. The spec configuration won’t be identical, but will feature the same 5.2″ 1080p display, as well as 2GB of RAM. However, a Snapdragon 600 will be used in place of the Snapdragon 800 to keep the price down. It is stated that LG and Google will want to keep the same pricing scheme that the current Nexus 4 has at $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB of storage capacity.

To round out the rumor, the Nexus 5 is said to feature a 10MP camera, Android 5.0 “Key Lime Pie,” but no word on whether we will see the power button and volume keys along the backside of the device like on the G2. That could be a deal breaker for some.

Everything we have seen points to an unveiling of sometime in October for the next Nexus smartphone.

All aboard the hypebeast train.

Via: MyDrivers

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    I’m far more interested in hearing if the G2 will get a Google play edition. I’m really considering getting one on T-Mobile, but I’ve decided I won’t get any phone unless it has a Google Play edition sibling. Makes it real easy to stay up to date when the Google Play edition exist.

  • Jacob Dominic Loera

    Just please make a 32 gb version Google and I will be happy!

  • Ryan Stewart

    If so then I might stick with my Nexus 4. Its already big enough, I don’t want a bigger phone.

    • Steve B

      Overall size of the Nexus 5 won’t be much bigger than the Nexus 4, assuming they model the body after the LG G2.

      G2: 5.45 x 2.79 x .35
      Nexus 4: 5.27 x 2.70 x .36

      At most, the Nexus 5 will be around a 1/4 inch taller. Everything else is about the same.

  • Kevin Gallagher

    I like the gray nexus picture you posted. I hope the next Nexus isn’t glass back.

  • Timothy Sternig

    Is it just me or have official Nexus devices kind of lost their allure with people being able to get Nexus Experience devices or with people being able to just flash a ROM to their device quite easily?

    I mean, the last few official Nexus phones have been kind of sub par to me. Hearing about the possibility of this phone becoming the next Nexus doesn’t really do it for me either…

    • Skittlez

      i have to disagree. The Nexus is a Google/Manufacturer partnership. GPE devices are just handets with AOSP on it. The Nexus, imo, would be a smoother device to use, and will get the fastest updates. The Nexus 4 is still my favorite phone out right now.

    • Steve B

      Nexus phones are the only ones where everything works when you flash a ROM because developers get the binaries from Google. When you flash a custom ROM to any other phone there are always issue, some that never get fixed.

      Bottom line, if you want a great phone and stay up to date and have 100% working software, get a Nexus phone.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Still want Moto, but I guess the X really is almost a Nexus.

  • Mike Hilal

    It wont see verizon, so who cares…

  • Larry Bublitz

    I’ve had the N4 for almost two weeks and here’s what I’d like in the sequel if LG is doing it: Better battery, same physical size or less if possible, and more rugged. I’ve tried a bumper, TPU case and am going to keep trying accesories, but I’m still nervous as heck about cracking front or back :-( If they’re keeping same price point, awesome! Bump up the camera and anything else along the way, too.

    • Larry Bublitz

      Oh… and while i’m dreaming, just give it a bright Blackberry-like LED. Thank you.

  • joejoe5709

    I know it’s not going to be as popular but Nexus phones rarely have bleeding edge specs even if the phone they are based off of does. They almost always have specs to rival that of the other flagships but the software is ultimately the highlight here (especially with KLP!) not necessarily the hardware. So these rumors seem pretty legit. I wouldn’t be surprised if these are dead on accurate. That said… the teensy storage would be pretty darn near a deal breaker for me – even if it was a Nexus. 32GB is really the minimum for me. I could care less about the camera. I’m used to a crappy camera with the GNex so just about anything is going to be an improvement.

    Then again, the Nexus4 was remarkably close in specs to the Optimus G so who knows… Maybe they’ll want to go big with the Nexus5 and blow everyone else out of the water.

    And… I’m sorry downvote me if you want but it would still murder the MotoX (other than ergonomics). Guaranteed. I’m still betting there will be a Moto Nexus4 for slightly cheaper or perhaps the Nexus5 will be more expensive than the current Nexus4.

  • Robert Macri

    I’ll gladly take the verizon logo on the front and back of this guy… amirite?

    • Steve B

      Don’t make me…

  • Leo

    Buttons on the back is a definite deal breaker for me! Nexus 4/7 user.

    • malcmilli

      that’s a silly deal breaker

    • Steve B

      There will not be buttons on the back. Word on the street is Googs had them moved back to the traditional position.

    • joejoe5709

      Not a deal breaker for me. I’ve spent a lot of time pretending what it might feel like on my GNex and I got used to it pretty quickly. Dare I say it was actually useful? If you ask me it almost fits into Google’s quirky, minimalist, ergonomic nature. Either way, I can’t wait to see what the G2 reviews have to say about it.

      • Skittlez

        imagine trying to use it when it’s laying flat on a desk, and you’re locking the screen and changing volume, involuntarily.

  • fverizon

    If the new nexus isn’t on Verizon again I am so gone. And I will give then the finger on the way out

    • Steve B

      Get your finger ready, you’re going to be leaving.

      • Nick V

        That was some funny retort there. :)

  • Jeremy Martin

    I heard Nokia is going to make the Nexus 5.

    Here is the exclusive leaked photo:

    • joejoe5709

      Aw man… Hardware buttons? Full of fail… ;-)

  • Guest

    I heard Nokia is going to make the Nexus 5.

    Here is the exclusive picture: http://static.ibnlive.in.com/pix/slideshow/11-2011/nokia-hits-the/nokia-3310-071111.jpg

  • Anthony Bottari

    I’m really on the fence with the whole buttons on the back thing.

    • Steve B

      That won’t be on the Nexus.

      • joejoe5709

        Proof?

        • Steve B

          We have zero proof of any of these rumors, but nearly all the reports about the Nexus 5 in the last week have stated that Google was having LG move the buttons back to the sides because they absolutely detest the way the G2 functions and looks.

          • LionStone

            Definitely could see Google telling them to change that. I’m not convinced the buttons on the back is the most convenient location. We adapt anyway, but as it is my index finger doesn’t float on the backside when I’m talking on the phone.

      • Anthony Bottari

        Lets hope not..and I hope although i doubt it ..that it comes to VZW..trying to be very patient lol

  • tharealoc

    using the s600 instead of the newer s800, man this is just another mid-range phone from google /s

    • Steve B

      So….the One and the S4 are mid-range phones?

      • tharealoc

        See reply about the /s in reply above. =)

        Oh and yes. the G2 is now Top-Tier by spec heads’ standards.

    • Wolfgang71

      The efficiencies that 4.3 brought implemented will only be improved upon in a phone that has the same specs as the current flagships…all this for a 299.00 off contract price point. This phone will be well supported and a beast at launch. That said, i am planning on upgrading my note 2 to the note 3. Once debloated with root and ROM, the notes are untouchable…but I’m willing to shell out the 700.00 off contract. I really hope this rumor is correct.

  • roberthenderson

    And no storage and those stupid onscreen buttons instead of disappearing capacitive or something in the style of pie control control or wave launcher. Excuse me if I skip the preorder and prepass

    • Skittlez

      how are onscreen buttons stupid?

  • kfath1978

    Can I just give T-Mobile my money now?!?!! #FML #gianthofty
    *As long as they dont have the buttons on the back #limp

  • Knlegend1

    Dang I really wanted to care. I hope this rumor isn’t true.

  • Crysmic

    the closest thing to Stock Android on Verizon will be the Moto X

  • Indianajonze

    anything less than 32GB means my galaxy nexus lives for another year

    • nvitone23

      you mean struggles to live another year

      • tomn1ce

        Mine is running quite well…

        • nvitone23

          rooted? what ROM?

          • Steve B

            Any ROM on 4.3 should be pretty good. TRIM has given the Gnex new life.

          • kfath1978

            4.3 has definitely given it a boost.

          • tomn1ce

            Just so it could hold me until PacMan has a stable release.
            FTL Modded AOSP 4.3 (JSS15J)
            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2377071

      • Indianajonze

        no way man. 4.3 update brought me BLE support (bluetooth smart). not many 2 year old phones are bringing new features to light…

        • nvitone23

          I thought the GNEX didnt support BLE…

          • Indianajonze

            oh but it does. BLE. and LTE. and 32GB. and NFC. so yeah, plenty good enough for me if these clowns can’t get their act together and offer me a worthy successor

          • Skittlez

            i’d be saying that too if my battery life was so bad. I love the Gnex to death. Runs so smooth on 4.3. it’s just the battery life is atrocious now. I’m getting 6 hours average with just over an hour of on screen time.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Actually I found the thing causing the most lag on my phone were programs that had “Run on Startup” going. disabled/removed them and my GNex on Verizon (stock) is running as well as it ever did!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Enough of this Nexus 5 nonsnse, Hardware these days…
    Bring on the KLP rumors. The real reason people bought the GNEX wasnt for its 720p screen or dual core ism, It was the wonderful 4.0 overhaul. Software feature leaks please.

    • tomn1ce

      I actually bought my G-Nexus because of its removable battery and its 720p 4.65″ display o/

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        I dont blame you. I bought it for panorama’s and to live nexus on vz. Little did I know, that camera was juice. I dont know about the 720p(entile) stuff, but i like the idea of a curved display. I also thought Gwallet would’ve been a bigger contender sooner.

        • tomn1ce

          I didn’t factor in the camera when I picked up the G-Nexus. It was between the D-Razr or the G-Nexus and the battery of the D-Razr hadn’t been tested enough. When they finally got to test it, it was not that great, not to mention that it’s nonremovable. Also the G-Nexus had a 720p display. I tried waiting for the D-Razr Maxx but I my OG Droid couldn’t keep up anymore and I went with the G-Nexus.

      • Steve B

        I specifically bought the Gnex for the 720p display (that and Verizon finally had a Nexus). It was a ray of hope amongst the many terrible moto pentile displays that year. At the time, it was the best display on the market except for the Rezound.

        • tomn1ce

          True, I only thought about the rezound for a split second since HTC has a habit of putting small batteries in their devices. But the display on the rezound was/is nice.

          • Steve B

            I think most people were so excited Verizon was getting their first (and probably only) Nexus device, nothing else was even on the radar. Most were upgrading from the OG and wanted to keep that clean stock feeling.

    • joejoe5709

      Other than the obvious things like LTE/Verizon, the screen was a pretty major plus for me. No one – and I mean NO ONE – at the time was doing screens larger than 4.3-5″ AND 720p. Crazy! It had pretty decent specs for the time, but everyone was hoping to be blown away with cutting edge tech and that just wasn’t realistic. I remember people saying, “quad cores are just around the corner! Don’t buy it!”. Lol. In other words, it was a the perfect phone to finish out 2011 but we were looking forward to new tech. I also remember people got bent out of shape over the lack of SD card and questioned Samsung’s radios – which were valid concerns. But overall it was a very very solid phone for its time and I’m so happy it’s lasted two years. :-)

  • The Gooch

    I guess the key will be ‘Key Lime Pie’ and what it does for battery life and performance.

    Oh and the other key will be if the Play Store has figured out how to smooth out it’s supply and demand issues.

  • C-Law

    I guess it doesn’t matter since I’m on Verizon but I hope the display isn’t that big. I think 4.8 is my limit. 5 is on the edge. I’m currently rocking a note 2 and it’s just too big. It looks beautiful but I enjoyed my gnex and s3 more bc I could do things one handed

    • Steve B

      The G2 (which the Nexus 5 will be modeled after) is roughly the same size as the GSIII.

      G2 (Nexus 5): 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm; 5.2 inch screen
      GSIII: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm; 133g; 4.8 inch screen

      The only real difference here is that the Nexus will be 1.9 mm taller, which is about 7/100 of an inch (barely noticeable). The main difference is that the horizontal bezel on these newer phones is shrinking with each new release. They keep packing in a bigger screen in the same size body.

  • Josh Carroll

    If the next Nexus has LTE and will work on AT&T, but doesn’t come to Verizon (which I suspect will happen), I’m probably going to leave Verizon when my contract is up in January. I should be able to sell my VZW S4 in mint condition with AOKP/CM on it along with my wife’s VZW iPhone5 to pay for a Nexus and a subsidized iPhone on AT&T for the wife.

    • Droidzilla

      If you have unlimited data on Verizon (or even one of the limited, non “share everything” plans), you should be able to sell your plan for a bit, too. Might as well make money off of it instead of simply letting it die or incurring an ETF.

      • Josh Carroll

        Really? I wasn’t aware you could sell the plan itself. Or would it still be under my name with someone else on it? I would rather not put my credit in the hands of some stranger if that’s the case!

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Well, you transfer your service account to a new user. There’s a couple of websites that facilitate such transfers, but its kinda like craigslist, where you really have to trust the other person will be honest in the transaction. However, it is a viable option.

        • Droidzilla

          That’s what I did. Here’s my story on it:
          http://dorkthirty.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-i-left-verizon.html

          Not sure if anything’s changed since I did mine, but I would be surprised. You hand over the plan and everything is now on the buyer. They have no access whatsoever to any of your personal information; you are completely divested from it.

  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    Nothing about this phone makes me want this phone…at all.

    • Milind Shah

      Price point?

      • roberthenderson

        Means nothing without the proper storage battery life and camera

        • Skittlez

          10MP is enough for a camera, and how do you know the battery life will be bad? the phone isn’t even out yet

  • Milind Shah

    Hmm…lg did a decent job with the nexus 4 and i for one have no problem if lg is making the nexus

    • Droidzilla

      I’m with you there. I always mocked LG and was really disappointed when the Nexus 4 came out, but after using one for about a year I’m actually excited to see another LG Nexus.

  • Geoffrey Gunter

    I’d rather have an 800 and a smaller screen.

    • Milind Shah

      The processor has a bigger effect on the pricing than the screen

      • Geoffrey Gunter

        Just nitpicking. Do you know the price difference between the 800 and the 600? I honestly have no idea.

        • Tyler Durden

          enough to make it $300 and not $700

        • Milind Shah

          No. But I do know that the difference will be more than the difference between a 4.4 inch screen and a 5.2 inch screen

          • Geoffrey Gunter

            I’m certain you are correct, I was just mentioning personal preferences. These specs would work just fine for me. I actually was expecting a 600 the whole time.

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    All of you Verizon people that are “Woah ad me no nexus on Verizon, pity me.” Need to stop. You are the one that signed your life away to Verizon. Pick one of their locked down over bloated phones and stop complaining.

    Or figure out that GSM is in all ways superior right now and ditch Verizon.

    I’m sick of hearing you all complain all the time but never do anything about it.

    • Droidzilla

      The sooner people stop complaining and start leaving (like I, and many others, did), the sooner Big Red will feel the pressure to change. Make no mistake; if you don’t vote with your wallet, Verizon is not counting your vote.

      • Jordan Pfingsten

        Exactly what I did and I am much happier.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        Imma let them screw me and my wallet. Their reliability and coverage is worth a couple apps i can disable and getting a phone a few months late. [opinion]

      • Billy Buttons

        Convince T-Mobile/Sprint to not be the #1 & #2 worst rated carriers with reception in my area and I’ll consider switching. I’m on Verizon with unlimited data and if it’s for the right device I’d give it up in a heartbeat but no other carriers remotely cut it in my area with coverage (WI between Madison & Milwaukee). The few people I know that are on AT&T switch phones with their spouses who are on Verizon from time to time when they move around the state because AT&T is so dodgy here.

        tl;dr Switching isn’t that easy when no one else has satisfactory coverage where you are.

        • Droidzilla

          No arguments here. If Verizon is the only carrier that you get adequate coverage from, they pretty much have you by the balls and can do what they want. I’m just saying that Verizon will never change policies without being forced to.

      • Geoffrey Gunter

        I really doubt there is enough people that find this a problem to make a dent in Verizon’s capital.

        • ToddAwesome

          Everyone here is concerned about it, the rest of the world, not so much. Verizon wins.

          • Geoffrey Gunter

            Exactly

    • Ryan

      Not easy to give up grandfathered unlimited data.

      • Jordan Pfingsten

        I did, I have zero complaints.

        • roberthenderson

          If I leave, you’ll send me a check to cover 12 – 14gb of data every month right?

          • NYCHitman1

            I used 33GB of data on T-Mo last month. Sup?

          • roberthenderson

            I go to a lot of towns in my work (small some medium some a bit on the larger side) and I can tell you for sure that Verizon has the best coverage overall when you look at all the places that I travel. So yeah I’d love to go somewhere else and I know people to a certain extent are making data affordable but nobody still beats Verizons network. Unfortunately. the minute that somebody else’s network is about equal to Verizon’s and I don’t have to pay through the nose for all of the data that I use I will be gone.

          • NYCHitman1

            You definitely get what you pay for with Verizon. However, as someone who never travels to small towns and/or cities – it means nothing to me.

          • Pedro

            Absolutely!
            You switch, and send me the bill.

        • kderentz

          12-14Gb of Data? 33GB of Data? Do you guys not have wifi? Are you streaming porn 24/7?

          • Skittlez

            i’m halfway through my month, and i’m at 10GB. no wifi at work and i watch Netflix here when i have downtime.

          • kderentz

            You must have a lot of down time lol

          • Skittlez

            lol my job consists of waiting for calls to come in, so yea there’s plenty, usually on sundays.

        • Ryan

          For what? I’ve actually pondered switching to AT&T the past month.

    • tomn1ce

      Just like I see many people supposedly migrating to tmobile from vzw. Not every situation is the same. tmobile may have great reception in some areas but not all and I see many comments on here and many people complaining about. In my case vzw has good service where I go even when I go out of the city. I see many people with tmobile complaining once they venture out side of the city about the lack of service. I see it every time I go out with my family. They all have tmobile and their service drops whenever we’re in the middle of nowhere or in a less dense populated area. I’m not defending vzw by no means but I can’t complain about their service either. I’m not going to drop good service to go chasing after a device.

      • Jordan Pfingsten

        I’m not saying go to T Mobile, hell I am on Att, which is great here. I feel bad for people who’s only option is Verizon. They have a right to complain, but if you are in ATTs footprint, try it. Honestly

        • Skittlez

          You can’t get Unlimited anymore on AT&T so the only GSM option is T-mobile

          • Jordan Pfingsten

            Please tell me where I said Att had unlimited.

          • Skittlez

            i never said you did. i’m just saying most of the people staying on Verizon are there because unlimited data is too good to give up, so you’re gonna hear us complaining about not getting Nexus phones for a while

        • Pedro

          Yup. Try it.
          Don’t assume that VZW is your only choice. I got an N4, and didn’t port my VZW number for a couple months. I used the N4 on T-mobile every day. Waited until I had a business trip to San Anotnio. Traveled in the holidays. The only place I didn’t have service was visiting my brother-in-law’s house. No big deal. I can live without service for a few hours at a time when visiting family.
          The coverage was more than adequate. And a couple months later, I had LTE in Houston.

          Not bad for $30 a month.

    • akellar

      You assume GSM networks are usable in those same areas. In many areas, including mine, GSM networks are extremely limited.

      • Mort

        Ditto. T-Mo has absolutely no service in rural Southern Illinois, and AT&T has EDGE in 95% of the region. I switched to a Net10 AT&T plan, and I really miss having usable mobile data. What I DON’T miss is paying my family’s $218/mo Verizon bill!

    • roberthenderson

      Woulda’ been gone long ago were it not for coverage and unlimited data

    • Raj Bhatt

      I agree, but I am in a bit of a tough position with it. My wife has to drive through a Native American Reservation for 45 miles every day to and from work, and only VZW has reception through it.

      She’s the only person that I talk to on the phone for the most part, so we would both have to get unlimited talk. The whole thing might be cost prohibitive.

    • Skittlez

      I’m sorry that we actually like having superior coverage and speeds with our grandfathered unlimited data. We are consumers and want a Nexus again. We will be upset if we don’t get the phone, which is ok to voice. Doesn’t mean we should ditch the company. My unlimited LTE is for $74 is still the best deal in the country, which is what makes it hard to leave.

      • Jordan Pfingsten

        You are obviously entitled to that. I as a power user am telling you that ATT has great coverage and the ability to have a Nexus. Another great thing about other companies vs. VZW is that you have access to THOUSANDS of free wifi hotspots that your carrier pays for. So, LTE + Hspa+ for when you drop LTE AND WIFI when you are in malls or stores is amazing to me, and I pay $5 less than when I had unlimited with Verizon.

        With that wifi spots around town I rarely am having my battery get eaten alive AND that tiered data isn’t nearly as bad to swallow.

        Just telling you to check your options as you all keep complaining.

        • LionStone

          Being on VZW and I travel across the country regularly, I never have to put my phone on WiFi, because the coverage is that great. At my girl’s house near Raleigh, NC, Both Sprint and At&t are sketch. Her son was holding up his phone to call his dad, and I said what are you doing? Then I remembered his dad has them on his At&t plan.

        • Skittlez

          i have no reason to go on wifi when i’m on unlimited LTE. i only do at home because inside my house sucks for LTE with the Gnex. you can’t get unlimited on AT&T, so the only options are VZW and T-mobile for me. The argument here anyway is that we’re pissed that they don’t bring it to verizon (which isn’t confirmed just yet). Carrier should always come first when it comes to your phone. which is why i’m going to try the Moto X/HTC One first.

  • moelsen8

    5.2″ display is a deal breaker. i’m done with 5″ and above phones.

    • Tyler Durden

      But it’s the same size as your smaller phones…mind blown right!?

      • moelsen8

        yeah but smaller phone is too big too.

      • Butters619

        The G2 is 10mm taller and 6mm wider than the Moto X…

        • Tyler Durden

          Cause that’s a gnex. But in general, it’s smaller than the Note 2. and about the same as the S4.

        • Droidzilla

          Moto X is notoriously smaller than phones with smaller screens, so that’s kind of a cherry picked example.

          • Butters619

            What other phones do we really have to compare it to right now? HTC clearly isn’t concerned with making smaller screened phones smaller. They are massive. And no other manufacturer is making smaller flagships.

          • Droidzilla

            Everyone’s been gushing (rightly) about how Moto managed to fit such a large screen in such a small body. This would be like comparing the thinness of a phone to the Droid RAZR when it was first released and saying the comparison phone was super fat because it was thicker than the RAZR. It’s simply not a fair comparison. When more OEMs come out with smaller bezel phones, then we can say it’s a mainstream size proportion.

            Here it is vs. the SGS4 and the HTC One:
            http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-G2_id7969/size#/phones/LG-G2_id7969/size/Samsung-Galaxy-S4,HTC-One/phones/7597,7678

            No bigger than those devices with a bigger screen. So if the One or SGS4 weren’t too large for you, then the G2 won’t be, either.

            Here’s the Moto X vs. the Nexus 4 and GNex (all about the same screen size):
            http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-G2_id7969/size#/phones/LG-G2_id7969/size/Motorola-Moto-X,Google-Nexus-4,Samsung-GALAXY-Nexus/phones/7885,7531,5595

            Motorola’s done a wonderful job in fitting a large screen in a small package, but it’s smaller than devices with 4.7″ screens heretofore. The original comment was talking about how he was done with phones with >5″ screens, presumably due to phone size. The point is, this new Nexus could have a 5.2″ screen with a comparable size to a last gen 4.7″ screen phone. It would be like someone saying they wouldn’t purchase the Moto X because 4.7″ screens are too big, and they want something at or under 4.3″ like their old Droid X. They’d be neglecting to consider that the Moto X is about the size of a Droid X with 0.4″ more screen real estate.

          • joejoe5709

            Right. It’s actually noticeably smaller than even the GNex with a very similar screen size.

  • bkosh84

    “All aboard the hypebeast train.”

    • palomosan

      I’m on board, it’s time to put my Gnex to rest, you’ve been so good to me for two years…not because of Verizon.

      • Kamesen

        Will it have low power chips for sensors since it will have a lower-end CPU? It better…

        • michael arazan

          Would rather have the Moto X version with a 600 for a nexus, and the dual LTE antennas that Moto offers for speed because Verizons 4G is slowing down fast, to almost 3g speeds

      • googlyeyedfrog

        haha, this won’t be sold on Verizon poor boy

    • Sirx

      Can we see about using this as the official picture on all rumor/hype-beasting articles going forward?! Sometimes I just want to read only the hype-beast writings of the day, and this badge below the headlines would definitely help filter them out!

    • tyguy829

      hahhaha dying over here! well done!

    • AndrewScottRox

      Blaine the train is a pain.

      • DanWazz

        Don’t ask me silly questions

        I won’t play silly games

        I’m just a simple choo choo train

        And I’ll always be the same.

        I only want to race along

        Beneath the bright blue sky

        And be a happy choo choo train

        Until the day I die.

    • joejoe5709

      I’m definitely ready for this. From now until Oct/Nov my eyes are glued to tech news and rumors. It’s 2011 all over again.

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

    Someone please tell me there is a decent chance verizon gets the neXtus? pleas! I am into cramming a 5.2″ screen into roguhly the same shell as my Gnex!

    • Droidzilla

      Spoiler alert: no prayer of this coming to Verizon.

  • Godzilla

    The GPE devices are based on the 600 and they truly fly. This would be a good decision to keep the price down just like the Nexus 4.

    • Ian

      oh hey Bionic

      • Godzilla

        give it a rest will ya? Let him enjoy his retirement

        • Tyler Durden

          Confirmed.

          • Godzilla

            no one cared who I was until I put on the mask, or should i say……..godzilla suit

          • Snapdragon

            Shut up. You may have changed your username, but it’s hard to change how annoying you are.

          • Megalon

            But it’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.

  • Tyler

    Another deal-breaker for me is no Verizon version. Can’t wait for VoLTE so Verizon can get a nexus like the 2013 nexus 7.

    • Josh Carroll

      To be fair, no one knows if they will or will not get one yet. So you’re jumping the gun a bit. But I agree it probably won’t happen.

      • ToddAwesome

        Either way, for those of us with a GNex we’re coming up on decision time, a decision that apparently we’ll be using for another 2 years anyway, until VoLTE does or doesn’t allow a Nexus onto Big Red.

    • Paul Hansen

      Tail end of 2014 is when they’re supposed to start rolling out VoLTE iirc. Someone correct me if I’m wrong. If that’s accurate then the 2015 Nexus would most likely be your target device.

      • Skittlez

        right around the corner

  • jeff manning

    if it is a 5.2 screen, im going to be pissed

    • joejoe5709

      Many people think there will be a Nexus5 AND a new Nexus4 so don’t worry too much.

  • kderentz

    Anyone besides me think the 5.2″ screen is just too big? The screen on my GS4 is great, but texting on this has become a two hand chore.

    • Tyler Durden

      It’s the same size as most other phones, just fit a bigger screen for no bezels.

      • joejoe5709

        The phone itself is about 3mm taller and 3mm wider than the GNex which isn’t a big deal at all, but the screen is pretty giant. I made a simple mock up and put it over top of my GNex and it was a little difficult to reach all four corners without shifting my hand significantly. Not a deal breaker for me, but I think we are darn close to capacity for one-handed usage. And I know onscreen buttons are getting less and less popular but to that I say PIE controls and HALO. And just wait until you watch a movie on that 5.2″ screen. Dayum.

    • Jeff C

      download swiftkey, set the sizes for how big you want your keyboard. boom…done.

      • Billy Buttons

        As far as gesture keyboards go I gave up on SwiftKey. It disables gestures in various text boxes for no apparent reason, usually username/email address ones. I’ve stuck with my current one (Swype) since it lets you swipe words everywhere. I’ll give SwiftKey another shot when they don’t deactivate gestures in various places.

      • kderentz

        I have used swiftkey and it didnt really help. Im 6’2″ and have big hands and its hard to hold the phone in phone hand and text. Actually with Sammy making is so thin it makes it worst as there isnt much for you had to grip on on the sides.

        • Jeff C

          true. i keep a case on mine. the extra girth is actually helpful with one handed tasks.

    • Carlos Lopez

      The extra .2″ is probably just to compensate for onscreen buttons

  • derek

    Tim, what case/skin is that on your nexus? looks coool

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      That’s a white Nexus 4. No case, no skin.

      • derek

        oh..in the pic it almost looks Grey? thanks TIM!!

  • hkklife

    I have 2 requirements: LTE and a 32GB option (ideally for $399).

    Heck, keep the HSPA N4 around at the $299 price point (maybe storage bumped to 16GB) and offer the N5 w/ LTE at 16G for $349 and 32GB for $399. That would be an ideal scenario!

    • KG

      Yea, what is with the 8 GBs of strorage? There are games in the play store that are 2GB+… Even the VZW GNex came with 32GB. I haven’t had to worry about storage since the OG Droid days and I’m not trying to relive those days. 32GB/64GB should be the only options for mobile devices, the cost difference to the manufacturers is <$10

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Sounds reasonable. I’m going to laugh like hell if people don’t bash it for having “old” hardware though, considering how hard most people trashed the Moto X even though turns out it is one of the smoothest running and most efficient devices Android has ever seen.

    But that doesn’t matter because it isn’t quad-core and won’t last for a 2-year contract and Motorola’s engineers don’t know what they’re doing…/s

    Also, cue the 5000 cries of “TEH MOTO X IS TOO EXPENSIVE RAWRRRRR!!” even though we have no idea what the official price is, and we also know that the Nexus line is heavily subsidized by Google.

    • Ian

      Nexus lines are not subsidized, they just don’t turn any profits.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        True, “subsidized” is technically the wrong term. However, “actively deciding to lower or eliminate profits on a hardware device in order to drive sales and making up any losses incurred through their other services”, is what the telecom companies define as a “subsidy” for a mobile device, so I felt it was the closest single term.

        Motorola, however, like all other hardware vendors, needs to show a profit or they aren’t doing their job properly. Despite being owned by Google, I severely doubt the Google executives and shareholders would be happy about any part of the company that is actively attempting to operate at even costs, whether it benefits the rest of the company or not. If Motorola has the opportunity to make a profit, they should do everything that they can to make them as high as possible.

  • Tyler Durden

    What I read is that it will have the all the same specs except changed with a Snapdragon 600, and the volume power on the sides. So a little thicker, but no big deal.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Moto X! Moto X! Moto X!

  • jason

    its hard to be happy about android when you are 1) stuck on verizon for unlimited data 2) want unlocked nexus phone….im starting to think ill never be able to get around this…ever!!! oh, and its because i dont want to pay $600 off contract….cause ill never change my plan anyways to keep my unltd plan intact. Guess i just answered my question…ill have to shell out $600 for every new phone..sorry just venting, but i really hope there is a solution for us who have been from droid OG, to nexus, and 2 years later still waiting…..

    • Brad

      I am in the exact same boat. I finally broke down and got a vzw s4 from my toro using someone else’s upgrade…… I really hope this is the last time I have to do something like this =

    • SmokeNMirrors

      I’m in that boat too, along with lots of folks. Anybody want to sell me a RAZR HD Maxx cheap? It may be my next upgrade…

      • Dan

        There is a lot of us in this boat…. GNEX with Unlimited Data and waiting to see if the Nexus come to VZW. If not, Im going with the Moto X. I refuse to go back to capacitive buttons. I enjoy my GNEX and updating with CM, but I need to upgrade. I like the active notifications and active voice features. Actually using the ‘ActiveNotifications’ app on my GNEX to get the feel and I really like it. I don’t want a skinned OS either, if I chose to not root again. I only reason I really ever did root, was because of VZW and their stupid update testing.

    • Mike Boodoo

      I just recently left Verizon & unlimited data for T-Mobile and the Nexus 4. Have not regretted it yet. Surprisingly, the HSPA+ speeds have either been slightly faster or close to Verizon’s LTE where I live and other areas. Also found out that having only 5Mb download speed isn’t all that bad, or noticeable.
      I can finally buy each Nexus device without having to be on a leash.

      • Raj Bhatt

        I’m seriously considering doing this when my contract is over in Sept. I guess I should just wait to see how the Nexus 5 situation pans out.

        • RW-1

          Ditto ….

      • nvitone23

        Leaving in December :)

        • clay

          consider leaving earlier if you want, the ETF is prorated and getting pretty close to under 50 bucks at this point if you got a vzw gnex at or close to launch.

          • nvitone23

            got it launch day…and hows that??!

          • clay

            the $375 is pro rated, so 375 / 24 months is $15.62 per month.

            about 4 exact months left (i think it finally launched 12/15/11) = 62.50 to cancel today.

          • nvitone23

            Are you sure thats how it works? on the website it says what I just commented…”350 to start and then you subtract 10 dollars per month of the contract…still ends up being over 150…”

          • clay

            i made an edit, sorry. didnt mean to get your hopes up, i crushed my hopes and dreams as well.

          • nvitone23

            grrrr…lol

          • nvitone23

            VZW etf fee is 350 to start and then you subtract 10 dollars per month of the contract…still ends up being over 150…

      • beat it kook

        I did this as well. No regrets. And if you live in a Tmo LTE area you can enable LTE on your N4 via xda… I did and my speeds average on par to better than vzw LTE. was at a family dinner the other day and my dads VZW GS4 was pulling 15 down and 10 up and my N4 on Tmo was getting 28 down and 14 up

        • Raj Bhatt

          I read this is hard on the battery though. Any truth to that?

          • Che Miller

            Yes it is extremely hard on the battery

          • Miguel Angel Portela

            It is but to be completely honest, the N4’s crowning glory definitely isn’t the battery.

          • Pedro

            I’ve had it enabled in Houston for a few months. I haven’t noticed any difference in battery life. The only thing that changes whether I need to drop it on the charger (wireless is good!) before I go to bed is the time I spent playing games.
            Busy day, plenty of juice left. Boring day, charge up early.

          • beat it kook

            It is harder on the battery than just HSPA+ but I didn’t buy the N4 for its awesome battery to begin with. It still gives me about 3 hours screen on time tho

          • Larizard

            u said “hard on” lol

      • Skittlez

        Now i tried T-mobile for a month, and i was more than pleased with it. For me i’d be happy, but if i could pay $74 on Verizon and have unlimited LTE, why would i leave T-mobile and pay $73 for HSPA+. The only difference is the Nexus, which yea, i would want, but those verizon speeds in my area have been up to 50Mbps. Right now, thinking about switching seems like something i’d like to do, but i might just try a couple phones (Moto X, HTC One) on Verizon before i decide. Maybe i’ll still be happy with one of those.

        • mplacido9

          In that case there isn’t really much except not being tied to the carrier and being contract free. However if you are happy with the T-Mobile service in your area, you may want to look into a MVNO. You could go with Straight talk or any of the other MVNOs. I know Straight talk offers $45 unlimited everything on either T-Mobile or At&t. I made the switch when the Nexus 4 came out. Its saved me a ton of money over Verizon and my data speeds are just as fast with T-Mobile in my area.

          • Skittlez

            how does that work then? it just uses T-mobile’s towers and you end up paying $45?

    • Guy Pierce

      Same here. Went from OG to GNex keeping unlimited and waiting for a good (excellent) phone to be released.

    • T4rd

      The best solution for us right now is to get the S4 and convert it to a GE GS4, I think.

      http://pocketnow.com/2013/07/15/verizon-galaxy-s-4-google-edition

      That is if you haven’t updated the GS4 already that fixes the exploit used to unlock the bootloader.

    • Anthony Bottari

      I’m in the same boat as you dude..grandfathered in to vzw OG Droid to GNex.. and so far each phone that’s come out on VZW still hasn’t grasped me fully like the GNex did..

    • Stephen Cox

      I’m in the same boat as you. All 5 smartphones lines I have are unlimited. Not just unlimited, but the $10 unlimited plan. There is NO ONE out there the can even remotely touch the amount I pay right now… so I am riding this train until I’m pushed off.

      To be honest, now that I am running CyanogenMod 10.1 on my Note 2, its giving me the same experience I’d get from a Nexus and is more stable than the GNex (got one of those too).

      The only thing that would get me off this current setup is 1) brand new top-range slider with a large screen (ha, when pigs fly), or 2) VZW cuts me off unlimted.

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  • Manthas

    Honestly, the prices of flash memory are down to the point where the specs could be bumped to 16 and 32 GB and maintain the same price structure. I’m sure plenty of people would prefer 32 / 64, but I think if they could at least bump it up to 32 on the top tier, that would be a huge improvement. My 32 GB Gnex is definitely more than half full, so a 16 GB device would be a tight fit as a daily driver.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    This could be bad… not using the S800. Not because the S800 is hugely better than the S600 but because the S600 doesn’t have an integrated world modem. Best case: worse battery life. Worst case: LG doesn’t use a CDMA radio and VZW folks get screwed out of another Nexus device! : /

    • Raj Bhatt

      Still better than the S4 Pro in the Moto X.

      Downvote if you want, but numbers don’t lie.

      • JoshGroff

        I thought it was S4 (dual) S4 pro (quad)?

        • Raj Bhatt

          That’s how it is supposed to be, but the Moto X has a dual core version of the S4 Pro.

          • hijackerjack

            It’s more of a dual core version of the S600… They use the same krait cores just Moto X has 2 less.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            More importantly, the Moto X offloads a good chunk of its background system processes to its specialty cores, leaving more IPC for user processes on the faster SoC.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            But people don’t care to understand this.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Too true. I will however continue my crusade to disseminate as much factual information as humanly possible, no matter how futile :-)

          • JoshGroff

            Computer Science! (Not quite as badass as chemistry)

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Agreed. When you blow up a beaker, people cheer. When you blow up a computer, people get pissed. :-(

      • T4rd

        Not in real world usage. Same GPU on the Moto X too and since it’s lower resolution you get better performance in games and the rest of the UI.

    • Josh Carroll

      Them using an S600 could be partly for that reason – save $ while not worrying about CDMA carriers. I really hope the Nexus comes to VZW, but I think there’s a snowballs’ chance in hell of it actually happening.

    • Malik

      Verizon’s going to get screwed out of another Nexus because of Verizon.

      • zmancbr

        Unfortunately you sir are correct. Verizon will say FU to it and Google will cheap out and skip the LTE chip because “of battery life issues” effectively killing this phone for 98% of the market…

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          They’ll skip the expensive CDMA modem and its associate licensing fees. LTE isn’t the issue (as shown by the new Nexus 7), it’s the necessary fallback to CDMA on Verizon for voice calls and 3G service when outside of their LTE areas.

          Verizon doesn’t want to keep their legacy network running any longer than they have to, as it eats into valuable spectrum that they would much rather use for LTE or LTE-A. However, until they have coverage and network reliability (the cornerstone of their value proposition) equivalent to or exceeding their CDMA network, it must remain in service, and until they launch VoLTE, a CDMA radio is a requirement for all voice-capable devices on Verizon.

          • HighBar

            Verizon wants to keep CDMA alive for as long as they can at this point. It allows them to control what goes on the phones. Once they go to LTE and VoLTE they will no longer be able to control the software that runs on their phones. There wont be another Nexus on Verizon until they allow Google to control the software and leave the phone un-locked.

            They left LTE out of the N4 because at the time GSM carriers didn’t have mature networks. They do now so there is no reason to leave it out of the N5. Honestly it didn’t make a difference as the HSPA+ that the 4 ran on was as fast as LTE.

            Verizon is the reason there will be no Nexus for their customers. No one else is at fault.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I’m sure they can figure out plenty of ways to exercise device control even without CDMA. AT&T seems to do just fine with that, even though you can use an unlocked device on their network just fine.

            At the end of the day, controlling devices is not nearly as important as keeping people on their network.

            As for the Nexus, the Nexus after VoLTE on Verizon will likely be compatible, and Verizon can’t say anything about it. They also likely won’t care, as the number of Nexus users is tiny compared to their total subscriber base.

          • anon

            At the end of the day, controlling devices is *part* of what keeps people on the network.

            If you can make it so that you have to buy a smartphone from Verizon to use their network, and the phone you buy from them can’t be used on other networks, , people aren’t going to switch quickly when a phone is several hundred dollars a pop.

            VoLTE has big benefits for Verizon…but don’t think they aren’t trying to think up a way to ensure that you’re locked in on the hardware even once the switch is made.

        • Steve B

          You have that backwords. Google said FU to Verizon and their aging CDMA tech.

          And I seriously doubt Google will skip LTE again.

          • vincent scala

            thank god i’m not on verizon anymore. Nexus 4 here on tmo running LTE couldn’t be happier and since the metro tmo merger the service is better. just hoping for an lte option on the N5 or at least a workaround like the N4

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003386080045 John doe

            Agreed and agreed

      • aQuickBit

        Isn’t the new Nexus 7 LTE going to be supported on Verizon? If it is true, I’d say that’s a win and a step in the right direction.

        • BSweetness

          That’s only because it will run solely on Verizon’s LTE network, and Verizon isn’t allowed to stop unlocked LTE devices that support their bands from running on the network with a proper plan and SIM.

          Any phone released on Verizon in the near future will still need to run on Verizon’s CDMA network for voice (and 3G), and Verizon controls that with an iron fist, so the next Nexus is all but guaranteed not to be on Verizon. Once Verizon activates voice over LTE, then an unlocked Nexus with compatible LTE bands will be a viable option.

          • nvitone23

            THIS

          • aQuickBit

            Gotcha. Thanks for the info. So from the last however news reports talking about their VoLTE network not really doing anything until 2014, we will have to wait awhile.

            Also, if you are a Verizon customer grandfathered into unlimited data, couldn’t you theoretically:
            • get a Google Voice # for free
            • get the Nexus 7 LTE
            • add the Nexus 7 to your plan (if you can) for an extra $10/month
            • maybe after a month or two of paying, deactivate your mobile phone line and just keep the Nexus 7 line on their as your unlimited data “phone”?

            Typing that seemed a bit ridiculous, but it’d be interesting if you could do it…or if it is even practical (because if you lost LTE you’d be screwed, unless you live in a city?) I don’t really know, I kind of let my mind wander on that one.

          • Steve B

            Google Voice doesn’t work without a cell number to route through. You would never be able to make a call with the Nexus 7.

            Whenever you use Google Voice, it routes through your carrier phone number.

          • aQuickBit

            Dammit. Totally forgot about that. Its been awhile since I last used Google Voice (and I’m not too happy with myself). Is there any way to use Google Voice on an android tablet to make calls or am I an idiot for even asking such a stupid question? Thanks for the response though!

          • Steve B

            Yeah, there’s ways to do this. Easiest is to use Groove IP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gvoip

          • aQuickBit

            Awesome. Thank you.

          • http://billvinson.com/ Bill Vinson

            Not entirely true. It can forward to Skype if you buy a number from them for a couple bucks a month. A bit fragile, but it does work…

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003386080045 John doe

            Wrong, you can download apps like”Spare phone” and log in with your google acount. Free call and receive over Wifi. Enjoy.

        • joejoe5709

          Verizon LTE is a little different than CDMA support, but you’re right. It’s promising that they haven’t completely written off Verizon.

          • Dan

            I just don’t understand why they can’t just make a Verizon version and charge an extra $30-$50. Believe me people wouldn’t care as long as they stated it was for the equipment to run on the network.

          • BSweetness

            Because in order for a device to use their CDMA network, Verizon would have to approve the device (including the software and any software updates…and look no further than the Galaxy Nexus to see what a debacle it is trying to get updates on a Nexus phone that’s Verizon-approved.), and they’d have to put the IMEI number of every compatible phone into their database. Google would need Verizon’s permission and support to sell a Verizon-compatible Nexus phone at this point and time due to the need for CDMA.

            So, Google couldn’t sell a Verizon compatible Nexus phone at this point and time on their own, even if they wanted to.

          • aQuickBit

            Yeah I mean it isn’t a smartphone, but it IS a pure Nexus device going to Verizon. Seems a bit overlooked. I’m glad they finally came to terms.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Ohhhh no. Everyone better bash this for having “Year old specs” and being “midrange” like they did for X. Because the 600 will be dated by then.

      As a owner of the “ZOMG FAIL LAST YEAR SPECS” 2013 Nexus 7 because it has a S4 Pro(well its really a under clocked 600 but most don’t know that) I don’t even care about specs like I used to.

      • mechapathy

        The 600 is dated NOW, because it’s exactly the same as an S4 Pro with a different memory controller. If it’s really gonna be a 600, I’ll just stick with my Nexus 4.

        • Jason B

          And who gave you that falsified information?

          Krait 300 (S600 / Moto S4 Pro) != Krait 200 (last year’s S4 Pro, dual/quad)
          Adreno 320 (S600 / Moto S4 Pro) != Adreno 320 in last year’s S4 Pro dual/quad
          There’s up to a 133MHz increase in the NEW Adreno 320 (533MHz vs 400MHz)

          So, I think you need to read a bit more carefully.

          Couple Krait 300’s slightly higher IPCs with higher frequencies, and it’s a decent gain in performance.

          • mechapathy

            Yup, you’re right. I heard a pretty convincing argument and didn’t actually do any research on it. That said, the differences still aren’t enough to make me upgrade. Put an 800 in the next Nexus, however, and I’m on board.

      • tgom222

        Uh, not the same. People were excited about the Moto X when it was rumored to be $299 w/o a contract.

        Charging full price for last year’s tech is the problem.

        • Jason B

          Can only blame yourselves for that. Explain to me how a dual-core Krait 300 with a 480MHz+ Adreno 320 is last years tech. Quad cores are useless. Talk about marketing fluff and brainwashing. You guys are all over the core wars and they’re mostly unused.

    • Sirx

      Ha! When has terrible battery life ever stopped Google before!

      • Skittlez

        my nexus 4 had amazing battery life. 1 day 2 hours was the average

        • abhele

          what rom ? cuz im on asylum and i get alright battery life like 12-13hrs

          • Skittlez

            completely stock. 1 day 15 hours was my highest. over 3 hours of on-screen time

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      I would love for the next Nexus to be an 800 as well but I’m assuming they are sticking with 600 to keep the price down.

      Edit: And then I saw the exact same quote in the article. Call me Captain Obvious. How sweet would it be to have an 800 with a $299 price?

    • Skittlez

      anything is better battery life than what i get on the GNex right now.

    • Miguel Angel Portela

      I’d gladly take even the current Nexus 4 with a better battery and camera…and speaker. It was a near perfect device other than those things and /i hope this next one will finally solve the proverbial battery life issue. I mean really, if the Razr Maxx was able to do it why can’t anyone else seem to? Also, isn’t it just easier to make an unlocked GSM device rather than making one CDMA?

    • j

      CPU doesn’t matter. Verizon will NEVER get a TRUE Nexus device with updates directly from Google until they ditch CDMA completely.
      Google WILL NOT distribute CDMA radio software, meaning they cannot push updates to Verizon phones.
      Gnex is as good as it gets on Verizon until VoLTE.

    • newsjunkieintl

      it will have the Snapdragon 800. wait and see. Nexus 5 is going to beat the sissy iPhone 5S into the ground.

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  • @bleakneonblack

    Just ONE Wish… LTE. That’s all I ask for.

    • Tyler Durden

      They just need to pass it through FCC and not forget about it this time.

  • Guest

    Looking at the picture, I believe the “X” in nexus should be the actual nexus logo instead of the word nexus, looks cleaner and more simple.

    • JonathonFlores

      I can already hear people saying, “Is that the Moto X (or X Phone)”. I like it saying nexus that way, people can ask me what the hell is a Nexus haha

  • rslh

    Nexus all the way!

  • dtraini30

    I sure would love to hear some interesting rumors about these next phones from Bionic or Sarge, but no, you guys hate him for some reason..

    • Ian

      They’ve only ever had motorola spam. Why would they know anything about an LG project? Also, save me the condescending “I know, but I can’t tell you” BS.

      • dtraini30

        Yeah but there are also rumors of a Motorola Nexus.. ding ding ding!

        And yeah he did say that, but who cares, it’s an extra for us to get these rumors anyways!

        • Ian

          I don’t need to know what motorola’s night custodian and his boyfriend think about upcoming phones.

          • nvitone23

            Didn’t realize”motorola’s night custodians” receive test devices of upcoming products months before they release…

          • MacNificent

            we’ve missed you Bionic!!!

          • nvitone23

            Sorry but I’m not Bionic…I do communicate with him sometimes though

          • MacNificent

            that is GOOD NEWS!!!

          • Tirionfive

            Please, Enlighten me on the ways of keeping in touch. I used to follow him here, and now it seems as if he has a hateful crowd here. I just want him back!

          • Megalon

            There’s a 75-85% chance that you’ve been talking to him on any one of these Motorola posts.

          • Need A Hug… please

            Someone is a lil touchy… But I get it, take up for yourself… er…Bionic.

          • Ian

            Now you do

    • geedee82

      Is that you Bionic?

      • dtraini30

        Nope!

        • aQuickBit

          That sounds like something Bionic would say…

          • Megalon

            Safe to say Bionic has been reborn into multiple identities.

          • dtraini30

            -__-

      • tomn1ce

        He picked up and left because he was overwhelmed with all the love from here… O_O

    • nvitone23

      Bionic is is done posting inside info here. You guys ruined what you had. I personally know that he still floats around here and reads, and occasionally posts, under a new username.

      • Ian

        “Bionic is is done posting inside info here. You guys ruined fixed what you had. I personally know that he still floats around here and reads, and occasionally posts, under a new username.”

        better

        • nvitone23

          Didn’t know people on an ANDROID WEBSITE wouldn’t want inside information on android devices, months in advance. Sorry.

          • joejoe5709

            Except he was wrong about a lot of stuff… Right?

          • nvitone23

            what exactly was he wrong about? The processor? We were both told by Sarge that it was an S4 Pro processor. Just because it was ASSUMED to be a QUAD CORE S4 Pro, doesn’t mean he was wrong about it…

          • Tirionfive

            It is an S4 Pro, But It’s just the dual-core version :)

          • nvitone23

            Yea ik. Thats what I meant. its still an s4 pro like Sarge had told us…

          • Tirionfive

            Ahh I read your comment wrong. haha.

            As someone who has their eye on the X, what is your personal opinion?

          • nvitone23

            …what do you mean the X?…that was the X…

          • Tirionfive

            Well I mean, what is your personal opinion on the Moto X? You seem to have some faith, and I think I need a bit more coercion before I really plunge into it.

          • nvitone23

            You want my honest opinion, stay away from Motorola if you’d like a phone thats supported for the next few years. Unless people really buy into this phone through the 500 million dollars that Google is putting into its advertising, Motorola is dead per Sarge. And just yesterday he mentioned that he played with Motorola’s would-be next phone and he basically thought it was trash. What carrier are you on?

          • nvitone23

            yea, I mean unless this Moto X becomes really popular and really sells and hits a certain number that I can’t remember (it was high), it seems like they are finished. I too am in the same position and I am jumping to T-Mobile in December. I will be sure to pick up the next Nexus device.

          • nvitone23

            Please clarify what else he was wrong on…

          • Pedro

            Shoot, tell us what he correct on!
            Moto X specs come out, he points to another phone he said would come later.
            Oh, wait, he bought an S4. Because his predictions were all wrong.

            And then he left, because he had nothing.

          • nvitone23

            Just because he bought an S4 doesn’t mean what Sarge told us about the phone was incorrect. He simply got sick of waiting and didn’t feel 100% comfortable with the state of Motorola…ask him yourself…

        • Tirionfive

          You’re such a douche. Bionic may have been wrong once or twice, but that’s no reason to fault someone. If it wasn’t for him, I’d have already gotten the SGS4. Thank God I am waiting for the X

          • Ian

            I have no issue with him being wrong a few times, it happens when you deal with early information. What I took issue with was his demeanor, running around like a grade-schooler with that “nah nah I know something you don’t” and then saying he “couldn’t share”. The blatant superiority complex was annoying. There’s your douche.

      • Gnex

        He’s “Verizon” AM I RIGHT? Or maybe you. The world may never know.

        • nvitone23

          No, he is none of which you have mentioned…keep trying…

          • Gnex

            Well damn. A hint, perhaps?

          • nvitone23

            His account popped up immediately as Bionic left and he comments on articles almost as much still. You should be able to tell by the way he still writes his posts. Same style. But don’t bother asking him for info. He seems to be done with that.

          • Gnex

            Well.. thanks then :D

          • nvitone23

            Np

          • Gnex

            It seems as though I’ve figured it out *adjusts monocle, sits in fancy chair*

    • nvitone23

      I could maybe let out just a bit of info ;) Being that I too get my info from the same Sarge…but not regularly like Bionic…only some details

      • dtraini30

        Oh it is fine by me! lol just watch out for some annoying people haha