Two new Nexus products have popped up in UK retailer Carphone Warehouse’s internal inventory system, giving the impression that Google will be launching new gadgets very soon.
First up we have an Invishield screen protector for a ‘Samsung Nexus 2’. We’ve been hearing rumours of a second-gen Galaxy Nexus phone coming from Samsung to sport Google’s next Android update, and this appears to back that up. The software it will run is likely to be Jelly Bean 4.2, an update to the software that launched earlier in the year on the Nexus 7 tablet.
Rumours have recently speculated that Google would use multiple manufacturers to launch Nexus devices, with HTC, Samsung, ASUS and LG all mentioned. We think that Google is going to stick with Samsung again, launching an updated Galaxy Nexus. Although the phone itself isn’t listed in the system, the Invisishield for it is made by Zagg, which is a major player in the accessories market.
SamMobile reckons it knows what the Galaxy Nexus 2 will entail, claiming it will feature a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core A9 processor, 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage with a micro SD slot to back it up. The phone is expected to have the model number GT-I9260, which follows on directly from the Galaxy Nexus, which is the GT-I9250.
In addition to a new Nexus phone, the system screenshot also hints at Google launching new versions of the Nexus 7 tablet. One of the main qualms we have with the Nexus 7 is the lack of internal storage and no card slot to expand, but it looks as though our prayers are set to be answered with a new 32GB model. Going by Google’s prices, this should come in at £249.99.
Finally, and perhaps most strangely, is a ‘Nexus 7 Asus 1B015A Brown Wifi tablet’. The product is labelled differently to the 32GB Nexus, but it looks likely that Google will refresh things before the end of the year with new colours.