According to three sources, a new Google Nexus phone will be launched this month.
In October of last year, both Google and Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This means that the former Nexus flagship has been in shops for almost a year. This is why rumours now claim that a new Nexus phone will debut this month.
AndnroidandMe reports that the unveiling of a new Nexus phone will take place in the next 30 days. A minor update of Android Jelly Bean will also be rolling out. This was confirmed by three of the site’s sources.
Although the update will not be a major update to Android, it is said to offer new features. In 2013, Google is expected to roll out the next version of Android (Key Lime Pie).
This suggests that Andy Rubin, one of Google’s head honchos will take the stage at techfest AllThingsD to give us a glimpse at the new Nexus, while being interviewed by seasoned tech journalist in the US, Walt Mossberg. Back in 2010, Rubin did the same thing to unveil the Motorola Xoom, which the first device to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
Since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was unveiled last year, Google’s rumoured new Nexus to be unveiled this month will be its successor. By launching another Nexus this year (the first was the Google Nexus 7), Google would be breaking its habit of launching just one Nexus per year. Google is said to be planning to launch as much as five Nexus tablets and smartphones this year.
LG, Sony, and Samsung were the first three manufacturers named to be responsible for creating new Nexus devices. HTC is the latest with a 5-inch version of the One X, which is said to be the Google Nexus 5.
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