Rumor: HTC to manufacture next Nexus device

As the Samsung Galaxy Nexus approaches its first birthday, it’s getting to be that time when Google is expected to make the next Nexus phone announcement. And if we are to believe these latest rumors – which are said to come from a very reliable source within HTC – HTC will be the next major Nexus manufacturer.

In fact, according to these rumors, that 5-inch HTC phone we’ve been hearing so much about very well might be the next Nexus. This rumor claims that the phone will be called the Google Nexus 5 and will run Android 4.1.2, which will include more bug fixes, Project Butter improvements, extra lockscreen functionality, and other minor changes. Since Jelly Bean hasn’t been out for very long, this part of the rumor seems plausible – it would be incredibly unlikely for Google to unveil the next version of Android; revising Jelly Bean a bit, however, seems much more likely.

The Google Nexus 5 will also supposedly have a 1080p HD display, a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, a 12MP back camera, a 2MP front camera, LTE connectivity, and a 2500mAh battery, all in a super thin body. Internal memory options are said to go all the way up to 64GB.

If true, this certainly seems like an awesome device, but I’m a bit skeptical. If anything, why would Google put 64GB in the phone, when it is clear that Google’s main focus is on cloud storage? (Remember, that’s why the Nexus 7 only has up to 16GB, with no SD card slot.)

I guess we’ll know for sure soon enough.

[GSM Arena]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.