Where are the rumors for the new nexus phone?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm in Threads > Rumors

Well let me start by saying that I actually don’t have any new rumors about one of the most expected phones. Actually that’s the exact reason I’m starting this thread: the lack of rumors. It’ already past mid-August and we know very little about this phone. It’s going to be made by Samsung. There may be more than one device. And that’s pretty much it. So do google and samsung becoming more like apple in keeping there products very secret until they want a leak or this is due to the fact that next nexus phone will be pretty much like sIII with little tweaks here so there is nothing exciting to leak. What do you think?

Also I need to replace my atrix so this is the phone I’m waiting for. If there are any rumors you can share them here too.

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    My guess is we will see a Nexus phone similar to the Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and RAZR HD. I’m not expecting anything too crazy.

    Processor should be the 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU.

    • Leeseng Vang

      I like to see the new nexus phone to be more like razr hd. i like the battery life of the phone and other product such as dock connect that turn into computer. in which att and vz launch share data plan. otherwise more like htc one x, i wish bigger battery and 32gb. i’m currently using htc one x and love it. i fall in love with it on first day i touch the phone. if the phone is going to make by samsung, please DO NOT put physical home button. i use siii before and my hand almost always push the home button. i personally had used samsung products and i hate it.

  • Fugu

    I really wish HTC would do another Nexus. Of all the manufacturers they really know how to produce a high end feeling unit. The SGSII may have the better specs and some of the touted Samsung software (to which I think the Google stuff is still better), but HTC really makes a phone I love to look at and hold. The N1 still just feels better then my GNex or my old SGSII.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Agree 100% (sent from my HTC One X)

    • Leeseng Vang

      this is better choice and would make nexus more AWESOME.

  • uknowme

    Preaching to the choir. I’ve been saying that for years. I really like HTC build quality. I know some people have had bad experiences, luckily I haven’t been one of them. I have had the OG Evo, Evo 3D, and now on the Evo LTE. Not because they are Evo it is just the top of the food chain at Sprint. Not only that I would just like someone else to get another shot at being the top dog. Samsung is ok I just think Google needs to let someone else have a shot.

  • pliu.2014

    My only concern is that the my sense will not be included

    • uknowme

      No it wouldn’t. Seeing as all Nexus devices are stock android.

    • aranea

      That’s the reason I haven’t gone for an htc device since G1. But as said nexus devices come with stock android and if you get the gsm one updates come directly from google.

  • Leeseng Vang

    I want the next Nexus phone to be more like HTC One X; however, if the phone going to make by samsung. I just hate their products, I mean the battery will wear out very soon (6 months the most). I had used galaxy nexus and I’m not happy about the phone. The phone first suffer battery and other come alone. Still, I like to see the nexus phone look more like RAZR HD (Max) with long battery and good screen.

  • Mark Beaty

    I’m hoping for a quad-core nexus phone WITH A microSD slot. I would really like to start to see more microSD slots on the Nexus phones.

    • vforvortex

      the 2 previous nexus phones had no microSD card slot. only internal memory. the nexus tablet made by Asus has no microSd slot. Not sure if this was because of Samsung or Asus. But most phones releasing now seem to be going away from micro sd and to internal memory. So dont bet on that.

      • uknowme

        I can’t recall the exact article, but that is Google’s doing. For technical reasons it is much easier and safer on the software and hardware to just have internal memory.

  • aranea

    I’m starting to wonder how the updates will be with several nexus phones coming along. Will it be handled by google or the manufacturers? Remember galaxy nexus CDMA on verizon. Updates for that phone were delayed compared to the gsm version due to verizon. What if same thing happens with nexus phones. For example LG is usually very slow on updates. What if say Galaxy Nexus II gets an update while it takes Sony to bring that update to Experia Nexus 3 months and LG optimus 4 months. Then the whole reason to buy a nexus will be gone.

    • vforvortex

      I know not everyone can afford to buy a phone unlocked and contract free, but best way would be to buy from the google play store. :)

  • Samar

    Excited if new Nexus devices could be launched this year itself. However, I believe most consumers would prefer them to be in line with choices like One X or S3 in terms of improved hardware and software (NOT updated android version though). Obviously, the selling point would be Unlocked, off-contract affordable priced devices that are more likely to receive latest future updates from GOOGLE first-hand OTA without any darn waiting.

  • MoSDeeb

    I’ve been hoping to to find info on the next Nexus, but alas it seems to be elusive for now.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I’m still hoping that the WSJ report of 5 Nexus devices comes to pass. Samsung’s had its turn, so lets see what other OEMs can come up with. I’d really like to see what HTC could do with a Nexus device with a Qualcomm quad-core S4 chips.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Maybe HTC doesn’t want to make a Non-Sense device?

      • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

        That’s certainly a possibility, but given their diminishing market share, they had better do whatever they need to do in order to fix the rapid decline! I’m a GS3 owner here and love it, and was REALLY turned off by my TBolt (although, no, it wasn’t the worst gadget I’ve ever owned by a long shot), but I know HTC can do better, with the One X a partial example of that (partial because they screwed up by NOT going all-out like Samsung did by making it universally available everywhere on every carrier).

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          The availability issue of HTC devices is really what needs to be addressed. Samsung had variants of the galaxy S , S II and S III for all major U.S. carriers while HTC was only able to secure limited exclusivity deals with the Sensation and the One Series. If HTC can crack the carrier barrier, they should be able to gain a lot more momentum going forward.

          • vforvortex

            I agree, Htc shot itself in the foot when it made the htc one x exclusive to att, instead of making it available to all carriers. lol @ “carrier barrier”

  • GreenH0rn

    I think if Google wants to improve the overall Android experience and lead the way for Android devices with the Nexus series (dodged the plural bullet) the main concern for the new Nexus should be battery life. In my mind this is really the one big aspect where Android is behind it’s competition.

  • vforvortex

    Since the previous nexus phone got rid of the physical buttons, i am intrigued to see what they will come up with. we can assume it will look fairly the same. Probably thinner, better camera and better processor. If it is samsung built, from past history we know their galaxy s models have better specs than the nexus specs.

    What i would like to see is a better vision and consolidation of the nexus ecosystem. Where do they plan to be in 2 years?. SmartPhone, (we already have the nexus 7 tab), hopefully a nexus 10. Why dont we have ability to purchase phone/tablet accessories that are nexus specific in the google play store yet?. Why not also be able to buy android google tv via google play?

  • aranea

    Recently Qualcomm confirmed that they are making a phone with quad-core snapdragon S4 chip. Other rumored specs are 4.7-inch IPS True HD display, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. This may be rumored LG optimus nexus. If so my image of LG just increased a notch.