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Google Nexus 4G with Android 4.0, slated for a Thanksgiving Launch? [Rumor]

June 15, 2011 | by Charles West

Google Android, Rumors

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Ever since the first all-Google phone the Nexus One, the search giant has been a trendsetter in what we know today as the standard for “power-phones”. Now after releasing the Nexus S almost 6 months ago, Google is rumored to be cooking up a successor.

According to BGR, the upcoming Nexus 4G will be running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is speculated to having a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU, OMAP 4460 or a ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon.The display is said to be a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen that will do away the traditional physical Android menu buttons below the screen.

Since it’s to be called the “Nexus 4G” (presumably), users can expect a 4G LTE radio, but the source cannot confirm the carrier. You AT&T or Verizon DROID heads out there better start crossing your fingers. More rumored Nexus 4G specs include an impressive 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD video capture and playback, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.

As impressive as the hardware may sound, I’m more curious as to what Ice Cream Sandwich will look like and bring functionality wise. Google says that it will merge the tablet-friendly Honeycomb with phone features, so it will be exciting to see how Google merges this software with the supposedly strong hardware.

If it’s rumored that Google is dropping the Android menu buttons below the screen with 4.0, what kind of gestures should we expect when it comes to quickly accessing our settings menu or backing out of an app? The anticipation is mind numbing, I guess will all have to just wait until Thanksgiving. Stay tuned to Androinica for all the latest on this rumor as more details begin to develop.