Aaron PereiraOct 04, 2012 12:03:23 IST
The highly anticipated successor of the Galaxy Nexus is set to be unveiled in the near future. However, there is no word yet on its exact timing. As per a report by Android Community, the website has got hold of a screenshot, which displays an inventory listing for a 32GB Nexus 7, and a screen protector for the Galaxy Nexus 2.
According to the report, the author Cory Gunther states, “Currently we only have a 8 and 16GB option, but with the Kindle Fire HD and NOOK HD both offering more maybe Google feels the need to step it up. I certainly wouldn’t argue with them. There’s recently been rumors of a $99 Nexus 7 tablet. Maybe Google will drop the 8GB to $99 (or $149), match the Fire HD at 16GB for $199, and then offer this new 32GB model. This screenshot leaked from Carphone Warehouse in the UK, and that’s really all we know at this point. Placeholders are put in online inventory systems all the time so it could really just be nothing, but at the same time Carphone Warehouse was right about the black Galaxy S III too well before Samsung announced it. Interesting leak that is for sure. We’d love to have both of those devices see the light of day.”
Soon to be launched
This leak indicates that the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet comes with a higher storage capacity, and the listing of the screen protector of the Galaxy Nexus 2 could mean that the launch of the handset could potentially be around the corner.
Last year, Google co-manufactured the Galaxy Nexus with Samsung, and this year’s model apparently will be done in the same fashion. Those hoping to find some major changes in the 2012 edition may be a bit disappointed as these supposed specifications of this model show that the next Nexus will feature only minor changes, specification-wise.
Listing on Carphone Warehouse
According to an earlier report by SamMobile, “It looks like Samsung will make the next generation of the Google’s ‘Nexus’ line code name: GT-I9260. Samsung made before this phone the Google Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. The next generation of the Nexus looks to be a small upgrade. When we see the specification we can say… Yes the screen, processor and camera is better, but for the HIGH-END market the processor isn’t that great. Google will use a 1.5 dual-core processor.”
Last year, Google had launched the Galaxy Nexus, which was powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. This year’s major OS update from Google, Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), works smoothly on it. With quad-core processors being the talk of the town on high-end Android devices and Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III being powered by it, it appears that Google has decided to opt for a two-core solution for the upcoming Nexus.
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