Galaxy Nexus getting younger brothers, as in more than one?

by: Chris SmithOctober 19, 2012

Google has scheduled a press event for October 29, where it will most likely unveil the LG Nexus 4 and Android 4.2, its next major Android update, at least according to current reports.

But is Google going to unveil more than one Nexus-branded device during the event? A few weeks ago we thought that the Galaxy Nexus 2 and a HTC Nexus 5 were also going to be part of the Nexus family, not to mention that Sony was also rumored to work on its own Nexus device. These rumors fitted nicely with a story that revealed that Google is interested in partnering up with more companies to release Nexus devices.

But then the Galaxy Nexus 2 turned out to be the Galaxy Premier and the 5-inch HTC phablet was just unveiled a few days ago in Japan as the HTC J Butterfly.

Meanwhile, the Nexus leaks continued with the LG Nexus 4 being the only device that kept showing up.

Fast forward to today and look up the unofficial Galaxy Nexus Google+ fan page and you’ll read the following:

October 29th. The game is on ladies and gentlemen.

Happy birthday +Galaxy Nexus, you were born one year ago, on October 19th. Soon you are going to meet your younger brother(s) ;)

Is this unofficial confirmation that more than one Nexus devices are going to be unveiled in less than two weeks from now – the younger brother(s) – or is it just wishful thinking? At this point, we’d advise you not to read too much into it. After all this isn’t a confirmed Google account, so whoever is managing it, it’s probably not talking about Nexus products in an official capacity.

With that in mind, we’ll wish the original Galaxy Nexus a happy one-year anniversary while reminding you that we’ll keep you updated on any Nexus rumors and reports that will continue to pop up in the following days.

  • Hold on for a second. Some UNOFFICIAL Galaxy Nexus Google+ fan page is stating multiple Nexus smartphones are on the horizon and you guys post about that? No offense, but are you for real?

    • Justin Goreschak

      Evidently so. And the author even acknowledged there might only be one. Perhaps it was just to stir excitement over the possibility. I know I’d be glad to see it happen.

      • Michał Ostrowski

        This kind of rumor milling is pretty much typical for Android Authority… hell, for entire goddamn Internet right now :|

        • edzuslv

          and you call it authority. :)

    • John A

      Got to agree with Zymo. Keep it real guys.

  • Justin Goreschak

    Could be the Q resurfacing.

  • Geo

    could be the nexus tablet 10″ and the lg nexus

    • or the 3G Nexus 7 which leaked yesterday.

  • stefanoleva

    I really hope Sony’s going to make an Xperia Nexus!

  • Ivan Budiutama

    if galaxy nexus gonna have other brothers than LG Nexus 4 why the other brothers are lack of information, leave alone a leak…

    • Peterson Silva

      I know the feeling, bro.

  • Well since more than one Nexus 4 will be made the Galaxy Nexus will have brothers… plural

    • Uh-hoh, interesting point of view! So you think that the LG and Google people, in some crazy scheme in order to make a profit, will make more than just one LG Nexus 4? :)
      sorry couldn’t resist (Quote is from the movie “Meet the parents”)

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  • jeremy

    Who cares what they announce. Me personally. Im more excited for software. I just bout my galaxy nexus a year ago. Although i do want to uprade I dont see any reason too Just yet. New version of android for the win.. PLEASE GOOGLE ensure theres enough new features to keep me busy for at least one more Year or until next summer. :-)

  • brkshr

    Ya, this is my first & last time reading this site. Are you kidding me with this garbage?

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  • Sean

    If its the LG Nexus only … not interested … AT ALL! However, if HTC, Sony, and Samsung are in the game, I am VERY, VERY interested.