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Old 10-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Google Nexus rumors finally heating up

Finally, the last big round of Fall phone launches is shaping up. Google is changing things up this time, supposedly offering multiple Nexus phones from multiple manufacturers in an effort to increase adoption of the newest OS and combat fragmentation. Having more than one choice is always nice too.

Google Nexus rumors heat up – LG Optimus G Nexus incoming

Summary:
  • LG will start things off with an Optimus Nexus. 3 or 4 other manufactures will follow afterwards. Probably Motorola, HTC, Samsung.
  • -The LG will have:
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    According to reports Google and LG will team up and launch their impressive 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 TrueHD IPS display packing smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, and even 64MB cache for media streaming — which will be a requirement for all the Nexus devices. They’re officially calling it the LG Optimus G Nexus — which I think could use some shortening. The rumor also states Google will announce the Nexus program later this month, and the first device will be released in early November — that being the LG Nexus.
  • OEM-added skins (Sense, Motoblur, Touchwiz) will become optional for the user through a "customization center."
  • The new phones will usher in 4.2, which won't be a major upgrade over 4.1. Features may include:
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    These rumors also state Android 4.2 won’t be a massive change over Jelly Bean and instead offer improved power management, better battery life, improved UI tweaks, and a new Google Play Store — as if Google hasn’t changed that enough times already. The most important change could be the multiple homescreens will be changed to a tabbed approach. Overall this is a lot of rumors, tons to read into, and all highly unknown at this point.

I'm glad they're taking steps to reduce fragmentation. Can't wait to see what the other Nexuses... Nexi, or w/e will be like also.

Update - 10" Nexus tablet possibly in the works as well from Samsung:

http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...,3972327.story

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