While we’ve heard rumors that claim Google plans to release up to five Nexus devices this year in commemoration of Android’s 5th birthday, a new report suggests that the company could be unveiling a single flagship smartphone along with an iterative Android version sometime in the “next 30 days.”
Three separate “industry sources” have confirmed the same thing, claiming that that Google will indeed unveil the next Nexus phone in October. The same channels went on to say that the device in question has “already leaked”, which leads us to believe that we may have already seen the next-gen hardware. As we expected, the next version of Android will only be an iterative jump (possibly version 4.2) , and will continue to be called Jelly Bean.
The exact hardware remains a mystery, though recent leaks have shown HTC’s DROID Incredible X as a potential candidate. However, LG’s Optimus G still seems to be the most likely choice, considering murmorings from our own inside sources. As with any rumor, we suggest you take this with a hefty grain of salt, as there’s no way to vouch for its authenticity. In the meantime–who would be our first choice to manufacture the next Nexus smartphone? What would be your ideal specs? Sound off in the comments below.