Debunking every single rumor between late last year and yesterday, an LG-made second-generation Nexus 10 has been pictured by two sources seemingly unconnected. Furthermore, the tab has been allegedly listed for a short while on a British online retailer with a full spec sheet.
It’s no longer a mystery in many ways smaller, more portable tablets are doing better than “full-sized” 10-inchers, at least as far as the Android landscape is concerned, but what is the perfect size after all? Is it seven inches a la Google’s Nexus 7?
Following a genuine rumor overload that was cut short almost a little too late, Google Nexus 5 cravers are unsurprisingly faced with an availability news overload less than 24 hours after the phone’s glamour-free formal intro.
How much hype is too much? We’re probably about to find out, as we’re in the midst of a genuine rumor overload starring possibly the worst kept secret in Android history, Google and LG’s Nexus 5.
Hang on to your hats and get that popcorn popping, ladies and gents, because the Nexus 5 rumor parade is refusing to draw to a close. And the funny thing is we can’t look away. We just cannot.
The dust may still be far from settled in regards to Google’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 2013, which may or may not come out this week, but as the tech world continues to move, we can’t help but look towards the more distant future.
It’s a known fact Google likes to plan Nexus devices ahead of time, as they require quite a lot of work in order for those pricing sweet spots to be reached. All while not cutting too many corners.
As I’m sure you all realized by now, October 15, which many “rock-solid” insiders pinned down as Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat’s D-Day, came and went, with no chocolaty treats or Full HD-toting, pure Android-running hardware detailed.
In this day and age, when it’s harder to keep a secret linked to an unannounced mobile product than, say, pass a bill in Congress (and we know very well how hard that is), Google is this close to dropping the second bomb in a matter of less than two months.
Another day, another new Nexus 5 rumor to keep the never-ending speculation game going. Or in the case of today, another bundle of rumors, as the past few hours have seen the reports on availability and features of the next-gen “pure Google phone” downright exploding.
As a loyal, longstanding fan of the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters”, I’m sad to say I find no pleasure whatsoever in being able to debunk one of the stronger popular beliefs as far as the tech-focused media is concerned.
Following Google’s unforeseen announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, the Nexus 5 floodgates opened once again, far more furiously and apparently with stronger evidence supporting the rumors than ever before.
Like any good soap opera, the story of the Nexus 5 is advancing sluggishly and encounters spectacular twists and turns with each new episode. Rumored to be manufactured by Motorola about ten days back, the N5 appeared to leak yesterday complete with familiar LG branding.
It seems hard to believe that a journalist with Taylor Wimberly’s contacts and reputation may get a story as big as that of the Motorola-made N5 wrong, but there’s increasing buzz of LG being Google’s partner for the next Nexus family member after all.
So the Nexus 5 is to be co-manufactured by Motorola (or shall we say manufactured by Google alone?), the next-gen N7… is a long way down the road and the follow-up to the first ever Nexus 10 will be built by Asus.
The oft-rumored Google/Asus Nexus 7 follow-up may have eluded us both at this year’s I/O and Computex, but its official announcement can’t be delayed much longer since the tablet has been seen getting FCC’s stamp of approval just hours ago.
Since Google I/O 2013 has come and gone without any new hardware being unveiled, one would be inclined to think Nexus 7’s follow-up has either been delayed or isn’t coming period. According to Digitimes though, that’s not the case and the second-gen N7 will go on sale next month.