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Google Nexus 4G Specs Leak, Could Launch By Thanksgiving with 4G Radio

by On June 15, 2011

Google is typically very quiet when it comes to future product releases under the Nexus brand. However, BGR heard a rumor regarding a possible Nexus 4G, which would be the successor to the current Nexus S (as well as the Nexus S 4G found on Sprint). BGR did not reveal who their exclusive source was, but since they went ahead and published the report, the source must have had some credit to his/her name. Without any further delay, let’s begin looking at the purported specs. First off, the Nexus 4G is said to run the next iteration of Android — Android 4.0, or better known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.0 is said to combine features found in Honeycomb in a smartphone-friendly manner, as well as feature additional updates. Powering the smartphone is either a dual-core 1.5GHz processor or a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. In any case, the processor it runs will definitely be advanced and top in its class. The source believes the processor could be the OMAP 4460 or a “Krait-based Snapdragon” processor. The screen is described as “monster-sized” and features 720p resolution. No word on the exact screen size, but my guess is 4.5 inches — any bigger and it spills into tablet territory. Furthermore, it is said to pack 1GB of RAM, a powerful 5MP rear facing camera, a 1MP front facing camera, and a 4G LTE radio. Since it is going to launch with a 4G radio, the Nexus 4G is rumored to launch with AT&T by Thanksgiving, when AT&T plans to officially unveil their 4G LTE network. However, since AT&T’s 4G network will only reached a limited amount of markets, there is some skepticism that it will launch with AT&T. Google wants to launch a flagship device for the upcoming Android 4.0, but there is the distinct possibility Google will do so without using the Nexus brand. You may recall Google did something similar for Android 2.0 with the Motorola DROID and Android 3.0 with the Motorola Xoom. If we hear any more rumors regarding the Google Nexus 4G, we will keep you updated.

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