The next Google Nexus phone is speculated to be co-manufactured by LG. There has been talk about the phone's specifications, and the possible time frame in which it will be announced. Now, some specifications of the smartphone have been leaked. The model, which is being referred to as the LG Nexus, is believed to come with wireless charging capabilities.
The next Nexus may be based on the LG Optimus G (above)
The next Nexus phone is believed to be heavily based on the latest Optimus G smartphone recently announced by LG. It is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1280 x 768 True-High Definition IPS display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a non-removable battery. It won't have a microSD slot, and between 8GB and 16GB of internal storage.
Google will co-host the launch event with LG where it will introduce the next version of Android – version 4.2, rumoured to be named Key Lime Pie – along with a new phone, presumably a Nexus based on LG’s recently announced Optimus G. The report also states that the Google’s Nexus flagship device concept is going to undergo a major overhaul. Now, any manufacturer will be able to release a smartphone under the Nexus banner, but they will have to adhere to some strict rules set by Google. According to the rules, manufacturers must use stock Android and have 64MB of secure memory for media streaming. Custom UI skins such as HTC’s Sense UI or Samsung’s TouchWiz will be allowed in the new Customization Center. Also, some hardware requirements must be met so that the devices will be able to run Android v5.0, scheduled to arrive by fall 2013.
Although Google seems to be about ready to showcase the next version of Android, devices that run on the operating system are still heavily fragmented. According to a recent report, only about 23.7 percent of all Android devices are running on Ice Cream Sandwich, with 1.8 percent running Jelly Bean.
Apart from the specifications of the LG Nexus, there have also been rumours that the handset will be announced by October end and will be launched in select markets by as soon as November.
As of now, there is no definite word regarding the same, but we will surely keep you up to date regarding everything that is to know about the upcoming LG Nexus smartphone.
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