Even though Android has already proven itself by dominating the smartphone market, Google has yet to realize a single Android device that can match iPhone sales.
That could potentially change as Google is rumored to unveil the Nexus 4G phone, which could help the search giant launch a device that can go head-to-head against the rumored iPhone 5 and win.
We have been told that the Google Nexus 4G will feature a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU, and contrary to reports about it featuring an NVIDIAÂ Kal-El processor, our source indicates itâ€™s most likely an OMAP 4460 or a, ultra low-power 28nmÂ Krait-based Snapdragon. The display is said to be a 720p HD â€œmonster-sizedâ€ screen, and it wonâ€™t feature physical Android menu buttons below the screen anymore â€” everything will be software-based. (Boy Genius Report)
Ditching the physical buttons is a gamble Google is willing to play in order to increase screen size, which could help the device appeal to the masses who have (thanks to the iPhone) grown accustomed to virtual buttons.
Note: Apple is also rumored to be experimenting with aÂ button free iPhone as well, although it’s unclear whether it will arrive later on this year or appear in 2012.
The Nexus 4G will also reportedly run Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream), which if true would mark the beginning of Google ending the fragmentation dilemmas that have plagued Android since its inception.
According to Boy Genius Report (or BGR for short), Nexus 4G will be courting AT&T first around Thanksgiving, although hopefully Google will consider allowing users to use the device upon other wireless carriers.
Originally posted on June 16, 2011 @ 2:25 pm