While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.
Meet the Nexus 12 dream
From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an Android fan who posted the render above on DeviantArt, right next to some specs for the device.
We’re looking at a 12-inch fantasy tablet that would be made by Asus for Google. Let’s see what TheTechnoToast imagined for the tablet when it comes to hardware:
- A 12-inch screen with a 5120×3200 Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touch screen at 503 pixels-per-inch
- 4GB of RAM (expandable to 6GB)
- A 2.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000
- Android 4.5 Kit Kat (an incremental upgrade to 4.4)
- A 3MP front facing camera
- A 13MP back camera that can shoot up to 4K
- 5 powerful neodymium magnet speakers on either side of the device
- Windows RT and Chrome OS Ready (multi-boot)
- Optional official pre-root with partnership with the creators of SuperUser and Cyanogenmod
- All tablets shipped with 4G LTE ready chips
- And then the usual stuff (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.)
Again, this is just a concept, and while it looks lovely on paper – not to mention that many potential tablet buyers would love to get their hands on such a product – we’ll have to wait a while to see something like this hit stores.
Speaking of things looking good on paper, suggested pricing for such a high-end device sounds too good to be true, but since it’s a concept, we’ll show it to you anyway: £200 for 32GB (LTE-enabled), £280 for 64GB (LTE-enabled), £360 for 128GB (LTE-enabled).
When it comes to real products, we’ll remind you that Samsung is expected to launch a 12-inch Galaxy Note Android tablet at some point in the future, while Asus has been rumored to work on a 10-inch Nexus 10 (2013) tablet for Google.
Source: Android Authority
The folks at BriefMobile were leaked a screenshot of a new quad-core device by LG sporting a 4.7-inch HD screen and LTE, and it looks like it might make its way to Sprint. Here’s what they know:
- The device is the G (LS970), with “G” being the internal code name. Yes, that would make this the LG “G”.
- It is 4G LTE-capable, probably for Sprint since they are the only carrier that uses LG’s “LS###” product codes.
- It will have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, most likely a TI OMAP5 since the OMAP5 is slated to be in mass production by Q4 this year, right around when this phone should be coming out. Also, this would be one of the first LTE devices with a compatible quad-core processor.
- The screen will be a 4.7-inch HD display, most likely a True HD IPS720p display.
- The handset will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (duh!)
The screenshot shows a very small thumbnail, which is most likely a placeholder, but could be fairly representative of the “G” as it looks similar to the Nitro HD with a larger screen.
All in all, it looks like a promising high-end device, but I can’t help but feel it’s just a tad too late to the game considering the Evo 4G LTE‘s imminent release.
We recently watched as Verizon accidentally and temporarily activated the Droid Incredible 4G LTE page on the Droid Does website. If that wasn’t enough to lead you to believe that its release was just around the corner than how about the rumor suggesting its launch on May 10th? Either way, we are about to get a new Droid phone from Verizon but it would be nice to be able to pinpoint a release date.
According to sources close to PhoneDog, the rumored May 10th launch has been pushed back a couple weeks and now the Droid Incredible 4G LTE could be released on Thursday, May 31st. There is no word on why the release date was pushed back but you can expect that we will fill you in as soon as we hear anything more.
Well, if you’ve been thirsting for some G-Nex love on Sprint’s network, the wait might be shorter than you think. Thanks to our friends over at Phandroid, they’ve spotted some signage at one of the Sprint store locations for the up and coming Google experience device. Question is, will the device come with LTE? If Sprint knows what’s best for their customers, it sure better. The sign makes no mention of LTE, a feature you’d think a carrier would want to tout, if indeed it’s on board. And even if it is on-board, not many of you will benefit much from it. Unless you’re in the Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, San Antonio or Baltimore area don’t count on it. According to the signs, we should see a launch this Sunday, April 15th. The other question is, does one get this device over the HTC Evo 4G LTE? What makes the decision difficult is deciding whether to go with an LTE-less device but get timely updates from Google being a pure stock ICS device, or go with the high spec’d Evo 4G LTE which is LTE ready but could be left in the dust for while in the update dept, given HTC’s track record for not updating a device in a timely manner. The only other device I could see making this decision even harder, would be if Sprint sprang the deadly trio by tossing the rumored Galaxy Note on their network. Hot damn, wouldn’t that be something? Feel free to toss your thoughts in the comments section below.
Just as they previously announced, three new markets went live today. Bloomington and Muncie, IN and Bryson-College Station, TX now have AT&T’s fastest data offering available. The new markets are part of a previously announced 12-market expansion. We’ve seen first hand how fast LTE can be on AT&T’s fledgling network, but they still have some catching up to do with coverage compared to Verizon. This latest expansion closes the gap a little.
With the announcement of the HTC One X at Mobile World Congress, AT&T is bringing another high-end device to join the ranks of phones like the Samsung Skyrocket, the HTC Vivid, and the LG Nitro and take advantage of the extra speed that comes with LTE. Just mind your data cap, at these speeds you’ll reach it in no time.