The first manufacturer to create a Nexus device was HTC with the Nexus One. The second was Samsung with its Google Nexus S. It was the first smartphone powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Google then looked to the Korean tech giant once more, which resulted in the Galaxy Nexus. It was the first to be powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Just a few months ago, ASUS was contracted by Google to create the Google Nexus 7. This 7-inch tablet was the first device to be powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which is the latest version of Android. Now, the Sony Nexus X has been leaked.
According to past reports, HTC will be making another Nexus device. It is rumoured that the Taiwanese firm’s Nexus will be a 5-inch version of the One X. Sony is one of the big names in the Android world, but is yet to create a Nexus device. If this leak is genuine, Sony will be among the group of Nexus makers.
Back in May, Wall Street Journal reported that the big G was working on launching up to five Nexus tablets and smartphones this 2012. The first Nexus to launch this year was the 7-inch Google Nexus 7. Now, the Sony Nexus X has been leaked in a photo.
The rumoured Nexus device first made an appearance on Picasa. Soon after, the image of the rumoured device has spread on the internet. The ‘X’ is believed to represent Sony’s XPERIA line. Like other XPERIA handsets such as the XPERIA S, the Nexus X sports a similar squarish design. However, Xperia Blog does point out that Sony’s XPERIA branding cannot be found anywhere on the said device.
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