Back in May, the Wall Street Journal claimed that Google was working with a handful of manufacturers to release five Nexus devices later this year. According to a new rumor, HTC has been selected to create one of the new Nexus devices and is basing its handset on the HTC DROID Incredible X.
According to the anonymous source, the Google Nexus 5 will be running on Android 4.1.2 which isn’t a huge improvement over Android 4.1. The latest version of the Android OS includes improvements to Project Butter, extra lockscreen functionality, minors system tweaks and bug fixes. The hardware on the Google Nexus 5 is said to include a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 12 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a large 2,500 mAh battery and up to 64GB of internal storage.
The source claims to have received the details of the Google Nexus 5 from a “reliable source within HTC” but has offered no real evidence to back up his claims. For now, we’ll be filing this report with the other Nexus rumors (Samsung, Sony and LG) and hope at least one of them turns into a real product that we’ll be able to buy within the next month or two.