LG will be the producer of the next smartphone from the Nexus line, according to The Korea Times sources. However, the launch is not expected soon, at least not at the Google I/O conference, which is being held this month.
On the site Android and Me we came upon pictures and specifications of Google's alleged new "smart" phone under the tag Nexus 5. The unit is reportedly scheduled to arrive on the market in October, and Google is currently evaluating prototypes of different manufacturers, including one from LG that carries the code name "Megalodon".
By the end of this year, Google should start to open their own retail stores, where they would be offering their products such as Chromebook tablets and Nexus smartphones, to allow potential customers to try them out before buying.
According to some rumors, Google wants to offer a tablet for those with shallower pockets, priced at around $99. The tablet would be similar to the current Nexus 7, produced by Asus, but it would have weaker hardware. How did we reach the hardware characteristics? On the web appeared a GLBenchmark for a certain tablet under the name "Asus ME172V", which some consider to be a future entry-level Nexus 7 (or one that has been assigned the name) from Asus’ workshops.
Google’s tiny 7-inch tablet with Android has launched a new trend in this market. Although not completely a new idea, having Google’s official stamp on the 7-inch device and Apple’s inadvertent support of the form factor with the iPad mini have given the smaller tablets a boost. With a starting price of $199 it was a very interesting trade for customers, but so far no official sale numbers have been released. Now Asustek’s CFO has finally given a hint about the figures and they are pretty good for the Nexus 7. With decent competition coming from the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD ($199) and Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini ($329); Google will not have an easy time in the market, but at least customers will have decent choices.
Google's upcoming phone, the Nexus 4 will launch at an extremely competitive price of $299.00 with no contract. How did they get the price so low? Part of the answer is its lack of America's favorite 4G network, LTE. That's correct, it will be a 3G/WIFI only device. It will lauch with Android 4.2, and a quad core Snapdragon 1.5 Ghz processor, which will make processing material on the phone quite fast. But, anything that needs to be downloaded will be at roughly the same speeds users experience on their networks now with their current smart phones.
Google has released details regarding the next version of Android. This news has contains information on both hardware and software. As well as on tablets and smartphones, but there was little that was not known previously. Google has introduced a 10-inch tablet in the Nexus line, which Google will try to market to the budget crowd. As expected the device manufacturer is Samsung and will have a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with a density of 300 pixels per inch. The processor is a dual-core Cortex-A15, Mali T604 graphics, and a 9,000 mAh battery should provide up to nine hours of HD video playback. The rear camera has a resolution of five megapixels, while the front is 1.9 megapixels. The suggested retail price for a 16-gigabyte version in the U.S. is $400, while the 32GB model sells at a price of $ 500.
Unfortunately for everyone who expected Google's event that was to happen today they won’t be seeing it. Google has officially canceled the event over fears about hurricane Sandy [and rightly so]. The event was very much anticipated because the company was expected to announce their new LG Nexus 4 smartphone as well as a Nexus 10 tablet manufactured by Samsung. As the hurricane was predicted to hit New Your City on Sunday or Monday, with the threat of flooding and wind damage they decided that it's best to put the event off.
It looks like Google will bring quite few new things to their next event; a new Nexus tablets and Android 4.2 are to be announced. Some of the most anticipated things are the new Nexus 7 tablets with 3G connectivity and a 10-inch Nexus tablet. There will be also a Nexus reference coming from LG. A 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is apparently confirmed to be revealed, which should achieve great success as customers have shown great interest in it. To top it all; one of the new things that should arrive is 32GB version with 3G, and HSPA+ for the on-the-go connectivity.
There are times in the US Legal system when I wished there was a review body that could not only reverse bad decisions, but also levy fines and consequences for bad and obvious prejudicial judgments on the part of our justices in the US. If there were I have a feeling that Judge Lucy Koh would be exceptionally poor right about now. This is due to her recent judgments in granting injunctive relief in favor of Apple despite the lack of sufficient evidence that Apple is being injured or that the devices in question actually violate Apple patents.