Quad Core Nexus 3 with Ice Cream Sandwich Pictures Revealed? [Rumor]

by: Darcy LaCouveeMay 28, 2011

Wow, some great news for you insatiable rumor followers! As everyone knows, “there will always be a new Nexus”, according to Android head honcho, Andy Rubin. The picture below (which some consider fake, but actually looks fairly legitimate), lends further credibility to what we already know true.

As we already know as well, both HTC and LG are being considered as the potential manufacturer for the now legendary Nexus 3. HTC hardware being considered for the third Nexus.  The picture below reveals a device with no capacitive buttons. Ice Cream Sandwich, much like Honeycomb, will require no physical buttons, further lending legitimacy to this picture and claim.

The experts on the Android team are currently reviewing bids from both HTC and LG to see which device maker produces the hot speedy magical goodness required by such incredible next-gen hardware. We know from public quotes from both Eric Schmidt and Andy Rubin that we can all expect to see a new Nexus sometime around Christmas 2011, maybe a bit sooner. This is also the same time frame we can anticipate to see the unification of Honeycomb 3.1 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Be sure to check out our other pieces on why Tegra 3 and quad core are a big deal. The Nexus 3 is the device many have been waiting for, and is sure to be a ‘pure Google experience’ that receives the fastest updates to the latest iterations of Android, much like the other Nexus’. Oh, and don’t even get me started on a Nexus Quad Core tablet, either. Hopefully these guys can cram a massive 2000mAh battery in there too – bigger than the Atrix!

[Update:] The source link’s picture was taken down, and of course Sprint doesn’t have HSPA+. Furthermore, upon further inspection, the picture could most definitely be an iPhone 3GS reworked in Photoshop. Unfortunately, as such, there is little credibility to this rumor.


  • Chris

    HSPA+ on Sprint?

  • Tim

    Fact check, grammar check.

    This was deemed fake and removed from the source before this post. And now Sprint has hspa+? Who knew.

  • NVIDIA stated that we won’t see Tegra 3 in phones till the holidays at the earliest. I’m sure they are working on something but I doubt that is it. I do like the minimal bezel. Word is the Samsung Galaxy S III will also be a device with edge to edge screen–that’s what I’m wishing for in the Nexus 3 with about 4.5″ or larger screen cause the actual phone size wouldn’t be any bigger than the Nexus 2.

  • Google nexus now being talked about after the alleged leak about its features is now being discussed about the absence of physical buttons. Also, the prototype seeming to be a crossover of the smartphone and tablet, Google’s nexus being a first device to run the much awaited ICS is creating ripples in the mobile industry. The claim of HTC being the prospective manufacturer also seems likely as the leaked photo of the devices bears a strong resemblance to the Desire HD.

  • Anonymous

    hardware buttons need to be kept to allow blind tactile feedback. Their removal is a step BACKWARDS for Android in the name of a fashion fad.