The build-up to the Samsung Galaxy S3 release has shown all of us how crazy the rumor whirlwind can get. This has led me to treat all rumors and speculations with a healthy amount of caution and skepticism. There have been a lot of rumors about future Nexus devices, including the possibility of a low-cost but high-spec’ed Nexus tablet being in the works, in addition to the yearly flagship Nexus smartphone.
Recently, there has been talk about Google planning to release up to five Nexus devices this year. Further adding to this speculation is a confirmation from a source that TalkAndroid calls “reliable”. The source mentions that Google is expected to release 5 Nexus devices on November 5th, to celebrate Android’s 5th birthday! (Android was unveiled by OHSA on November 5, 2007). If the source is correct, at least the emphasis on the number 5 makes sense.
With so many “Nexuses” set to arrive in the fall, it’s safe to assume that all of them won’t be from the same manufacturer, and probably not all of these devices will be smartphones. I think we could see a three-phone series a la the HTC One series, covering all areas of the price spectrum, accompanied by a stylus-aided “phablet” and a Nexus tablet. Or, instead of the phablet, a 7″ or 10″ version of the Nexus tablet. Of course, remember that this is just me letting my imagination run wild, and is entirely speculation at this point.
Google I/O begins June 27 in San Francisco, and we should hopefully get a clearer picture of what to expect this year. Just one last thought. Looking at the prominence of the number 5, do you think we’ll be getting the first Android 5.0 Jellybean OS devices this fall?
What are your thoughts? What do you think the “Nexus 5″ are going to be? Is Android 5.0 a possibility? Let us know in the comments section below.
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You know what? If Google is really intent on helping bring some sort of rhyme and reason to the Android brand this might just be the way to do it without trying to re-engineer it’s relationship with all the various manufacturers and network providers who have each carved out their own little kingdoms and now are building incompatiblity walls around themselves in the hope of differentiating themselves as being special. Thereby, creating among other problems, the almost impossible dream of getting ones perfectly good phone updated with the latest operating system.
Here’s what I mean. If Google were to say to themselves, “Ok, since everyone is mucking things up to serve their own purposes, despite the fact we did our best to keep the system open and transparent so that the taint of rotten Apples didn’t offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities, then maybe it is time we showed them the way, the truth and the light?
Let’s build the meanest, fastest, most kick ass phone/device/hell on wheels mini-faux-handheld computer yet; one that makes the HTC One X or the Galaxy look slow as mollases in January; let’s give that baby everything anyone who is anyone and knows anything about Android has been lusting after in their heart of hearts; let’s make it easily upgradeable; a dream to use – the way all phones ought to be but which virtually none actuality are – and show them how it ought to be done – proper like!
Let’s sell them at a good price directly – not cheap obviously “nice things cost money”; unlocked and let the market and the public decide which they find most appealing to their purposes and pocketbooks.
I sure would buy one of these dream machines, wouldn’t you! LOL
i think, almost seem likes It can happen..
it will, it must, happen.
I don’t have a problem with skins on phones… If people get fed up with waiting to get the latest version of Android then either root… or buy a Nexus device in the first place!!!
The best thing about android devices is choice and freedom… not conformity.
Looks like major Android releases are annual now, which goes quite for to leveling out the version numbers people are on.
I used to be a fan of Sense on my Inspire 4G (rooted, ICS + Sense 4) until I started using my Nexus 7. Stock Android is a beauty. I pledge to stick to Nexus devices from now on, starting with one of the Galaxy Nexus’ successors.
Lookin forward to November! :)
Its just about time that the Nexus brand is gonna blow the i(phone)..There after Nexus is gonna be available on almost every freaking manufacturer including the chinese..