Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Google Nexus 4G to have 720p display, dual-core processor, and 4G LTE

The Google Nexus line of devices are well known for being powerful, popular Android phones. They’re designed by engineers at Google and are usually the first handsets to get Android updates and new features. Now, the analysts at BoyGeniusReport have their hands on the specs for what may be the next phone in the Nexus family: the Google Nexus 4G. If their information is right, the Nexus 4G will be a monster device, with a 720p display, 4G LTE radio, and it’ll run Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.”

According to BGR, the Nexus 4G will feature a dual-core 1.2Ghz or 1.5Ghz dual-core processor under the hood. They also claim that Google has ditched Nvidia and its next generation Kal-El processor platform for either a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 or a new, super-low-power Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. If that’s the case, it could mean trouble for Nvidia. Nvidia was all too happy to showcase smartphone manufacturers committed to Kal-El at CES earlier this year. Unfortunately few of those devices have made it to market.

Processor aside, the report also notes that the Nexus 4G will sport a 4G LTE radio, and they think the phone will arrive on AT&T. It’s just as possible that the LTE radio means the phone will appear at Verizon Wireless, but it’s clearly one of the two. If the Nexus 4G does launch on AT&T, it’ll be one of that network’s first major 4G smartphones.

Regardless of the carrier, the Nexus 4G will definitely be the first phone on the market with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” installed, and that new OS will run with 1GB of RAM and a huge 720p HD display. The Nexus 4G will also reportedly feature a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and will be capable of 1080p video capture and playback. The Nexus 4G will also forgo physical buttons at the bottom of the device in favor of on-screen software controls, so say goodbye to the menu, back, home, and search buttons on the bottom of so many Android phones.

Apparently the Nexus 4G will be available in November And while no details were confirmed, this is enough to get us excited for what the fall may bring.

Read more at BGR

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