If you are an Android fan you might most probably be aware of the fact that, for the past 3 years Google has been launching a flagship phone every year. Contrary to the phones sold by individual handset manufacturers, these Google flagship phones are ‘pure Android’ phones without any customization (includes user interface, looks, features, etc) by handset manufacturers (for ex. sense & touch wiz by HTC and Samsung respectively).
You may ask what’s the advantage of going for Google’s nexus phone instead of other available Android handsets in the market? Well one among many other advantage is, as a nexus phone user you get to use their latest OS update before any other handsets receive the software update.
Google Nexus Phones for 2012:
In the past 3 years, Google launched 3 flagship devices in collaboration with HTC and Samsung. But if the rumor mill is to be believed, there are 5 Nexus devices scheduled to be launched this year in tie-up with HTC, Samsung and LG among other manufacturers. Below is a quick look on 3 of the 5 devices that are leaked on the internet.
Google Nexus 5 – 5” Nexus from HTC
Google Nexus 5 is one among the 3 leaked devices that, as per rumors, would be manufactured by HTC spotting a 5” screen, Quad Core Snap Dragon S4 Processor, Full HD video recording support, 4G LTE, 12MP and 2MP rear and front cameras respectively.
Galaxy Nexus 2
Successor to Google’s current flagship phone – Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Nexus 2 is another phone that is expected to be announced along with other nexus products. This successor of Galaxy nexus is said to have processor and camera improvements along with support for extending the phone’s memory via memory card.
Here is an image from SamMobile.com comparing the specs of Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Nexus 2 which is code named as GT-I9260.
Recently GSMArena also reported that a camera sample of Galaxy Nexus 2 (as shown below) was leaked on a photo sharing website with the EXIF data confirming that the pic was taken from Samsung GT-I9260.
LG Optimus Nexus
Lately the details of LG’s Nexus were leaked by a Spanish publication which reveals that LG would be contributing a nexus device too to the next Nexus line of products. Though not much details about its specifications are leaked, we have learnt that the phone would spot a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus display with 1280 x 768 resolution.
Lets just hope the above rumor of 5 new nexus phones turns out to be true. Keep checking this space for any further updates and more information on nexus related leaks.