Ahh, I love this time of year. The rumour mill for the next Nexus phone from Google is starting to ramp up and here we go, SamMobile.com is advising that the next Nexus phone we see will be from Samsung and be only a minor iterative upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus(GT-i9250) and more along the lines of a Googleified version of the Galaxy S III.
The new Nexus will be model # GT-i9260 and will have the same sized screen but will get a CPU speed bump from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz although it will remain as a Dual-Core and not go to Quad-Core. The much maligned Galaxy Nexus Camera will be upgraded from 5MP to 8MP as well as a minor upgrade to the front facing camera going from 1.3MP to 1.9MP and my favourite of the rumours, as well as 16GB of memory on-board, there will be an expansion card slot to expand memory.
The rumour is that the device would be cheaper which would go well with Google’s strategy of trying to get devices running Google services into as many hands as possible and Samsung is well known as the king of the cheap phones although I seriously hope this does not result in a worse outcome in build quality for the new Nexus when compared to the Galaxy Nexus.
Well, it’s a rumour and I love to talk about the new Nexus phones. Is this Nexus supposedly from Samsung going to be one of five released or are we going to only see one Nexus this year and do you mind if it is only a relatively minor spec bump?