Google Nexus Rumor: Samsung, Sony and LG are Likely to Release Nexus Devices
Leaked Spreadsheet Shows Existence of Samsung's New Nexus Device Credit:Reuters
Rumors surrounding Google Nexus devices are heating up lately. While one report shows a "leaked" spec sheet from Samsung proving that the South Korean company is currently working on its next Nexus device, another Japanese website provided a twist in the tale by reporting that not only Samsung, but LG and Sony too have been working on upcoming Google nexus devices.
A SamMobile report, which surfaced on Aug. 21 from, spotted a "leaked" spec sheet that suggested Samsung is working on the Galaxy Nexus's successor. The new "Nexus" smartphone, listed as GT-I9260, is expected to replace the original Galaxy Nexus device or GT-I9250.
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Additionally, a report from AndroidNoodles (translated) also emerged on Aug. 21 and claimed that Japan's leading wireless carrier, NTT Docomo has three different Nexus branded devices from Samsung, Sony, and LG on their winter roadmap. The devices will be Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, LG Optimus Nexus, and Sony Xperia Nexus.
Earlier in May, WSJ reported that Google, along with all its partners, will release up to five new Nexus devices by the end of year.
If SamMobile's reported specs finally pan out, we will see some minor updates in the Samsung GT-I9260 when compared to its predecessor. The new Nexus will feature a 4.65-inch display, like its predecessor, a faster 1.5GHz processor, and will have the microSD expansion feature. The original Nexus has always been criticized for its weak camera performance. However, this time it seems that Samsung has addressed the issue and upgraded the camera to an 8-megapixel primary camera from 5 megapixels of the original and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera from the 1.3 megapixels.
The new purported Nexus will have the same 16GB of internal storage. While folks at the SamMobile claim that the new Nexus will have a better screen, they have not disclosed any information on the screen resolution and pixel density.