Well, look at what the rumour mill has chruned out today. Apparently, sources who privy to Google's plans for its next Nexus-branded smartphone are claiming that the search giant has apparently decided on a name for the new device, and that it will feature a "next-generation" system-on-a-chip or SoC that will reportedly be clocked at decently high speeds, along with various other features.
Read on to find out more.
With Google having already launched two Nexus-branded phones, both of which would later go on to become huge successes on the retail market, it would make sense that the search giant will be keen to solidify its position in the smartphone industry by releasing yet another device to ensure that its Nexus brand remains well-remembered by consumers. After all, there is no better way to keep one's customers satisfied by pampering (or rather, tempting) them with newer products that promise to deliver significant improvements over its predecessors.
That being said, it seems that Google's upcoming Nexus phone will be capable of delivering on that promise, if the rumors surrounding the device's hardware specifications are to be believed. According to a report posted by Boy Genius Report or BRG, the new phone will reportedly be dubbed the Nexus Prime (apparently, the staff over at Google are fans of Transformers), and that it will be shipped with a "vanilla" firmware of Ice Cream Sandwich that is free of any form of carrier or OEM customizations.
However, the real draw of the "Nexus Prime" has got to be the hadware that goes into the device; BGR claims that the smartphone will feature a "Super AMOLED HD" display that boasts a native resolution of 720p, which is almost guaranteed to be supplied by the likes of Samsung, and that it will be Texas Instruments' TI OMAP 4460 system-on-a-chip, which features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a 384MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU, that provides the handset's processing power.
Last but not least, BGR's report claims that Google may be planning to expand its Nexus product line by working with a variety of OEMs and carriers to provide a Nexus-branded product that is exclusive to each company, and that all these products may be slated for a launch "at around the same time". In other words, this means that consumers will potentially have access to a wide range of Nexus smartphones from the likes of OEMs such as HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson through various carriers "at practically the same time" on top of the "original" Nexus Prime to choose from for their next smartphone purchase. Now that has to be the best example of how choice is always a good thing, no?
Source: Boy Genius Report