Nexus 4G set for fall 2011 launch: report(Read article summary)
The Nexus 4G is coming, and according to one blogger, it's going to be an 'absolute beast.' Apple, beware.
Google will release a new Nexus device, possibly called the Nexus 4G, as early as Thanksgiving, according to a new report from the surprisingly prescient folks at Boy Genius Report. BGR's Jonathan S. Geller spoke to some anonymous sources familiar with the Nexus 4G â€“â€“ again, this may not be what the phone is actually called â€“â€“ and he says the device, which is expected to ship with a gigantic 720p HD display, is an "absolute beast."
"[W]e can expect a 4G LTE radio, 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD video capture and playback, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera," Geller writes. "The 5-megapixel camera, however, is said to be an advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance. The Google Nexus 4G will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and hold everything together in an ultra-thin package."
A beast, indeed, even if it is just a myth at this point. Apple better get that iPhone 5 prepped and ready to go. (Last we heard on the iPhone 5 front, the device was being put through the final phase of testing. It is expected to hit store shelves in the fall, or thereabouts, meaning that we could have a nice little horse race between the next-generation iPhone and the next-generation Nexus.)
Way back in December, of course, Google rolled out the Nexus S, which was itself a follow-up to the Nexus One. Reviewers liked the Nexus S â€“ and especially the crisp Super AMOLED display and stellar voice quality. "My own, nearly year-old Android phone can seem intolerably slow in comparison" to the Hummingbird-powered Nexus S, one happy critic wrote at the time.
A few months later, in March, Sprint unveiled its own version of the Nexus S â€“ the Nexus S 4G. In addition to the improved data connectivity, powered by Sprint's nascent 4G network, the Sprint Nexus got built-in Google Voice compatibility, which is good news for VoIP-minded folks everywhere. Nexus user? Drop us a line â€“â€“ we're listening.