We all know Google's going to come out with a new Nexus phone at some point. The real question is, "What the heck will be awesome about it? " Mobile blog BGR managed to get themselves some insiders to blab.
Based on the report, the new handset will be called the Nexus 4G and will be quite a step up from the Nexus S. And we're not just talking processing power here -- notable changes in software and overall design will be on board, too.
What can we expect? According to the sources, the new phone will get an "absolute beast" with a high-speed dual core Snapdragon processor (either 1.2 GHz or 1.5 GHz) and a "monster-sized” high-definition touchscreen display capable of showing 720p videos in full resolution. Yep, that's practically a PC monitor resolution right there -- the first of its kind we've ever heard for a mobile phone.
More importantly, the phone is said to be button-free. As in, there won't be any physical buttons on the front bezel -- every interaction will be by way of touchscreens and sensors. Other leaked details include a 1.0 megapixel front-facing optics, a 5.0 megapixel camera in the rear (capable of 1080p video capture) and, of course, a new OS. That OS will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will inherit some features currently available only to Honeycomb, such as a holographic UI and connectivity with USB devices.
Reports peg the release around Thanksgiving, which is in line with the target date for Android 4.0.