Rumor: Google Nexus 4G

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.


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