Leaked LG XML File Gives Us More Details On Possible Nexus 3?

The guys over at Wired View made an interesting find today when they stumbled upon an LG XML file today. Aside from the normal gibberish associated with these files, we see a codename for a new LG device. According to this XML file, it looks like LG is gearing up to release another smartphone codenamed p930. I know what you’re thinking, “How do we know its a smartphone and not just another tablet?” Well, the main clue is the “P” in front of the numbers is how LG identifies their phones while a “V,” followed by numbers, has so far indicated a tablet (Optimus Pad/G-Slate).

While there’s no indication on screen size, upon closer inspection you can see that the mysterious device will feature a 1280×720 resolution display and support for Edge/GPRS and HSDPA/HSUPA (still unsure on specific radio bands).

Now, this is all pure speculation but this leak definitely has my wheels turning. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have just stumbled upon Google’s Nexus 3, folks. Yeah, you heard it here first (unless I’m wrong then forget you ever read this). Word on the street is Google has something very special planned for their next flagship device and with a possible quad-core processor and 720p HD display, they just might be able to claim “firsties” on both accounts. I think I just got goosebumps…

What do you guys think? Could this be the Nexus 3? Or am I just chasing pavements?

[Via WiredView]

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  • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

     Well, lets hope its the Nexus 3. Real name? Nexus L? Maybe?

    • chris125

       Maybe Nexus Gx?

      • Jdog25

        I prefer Nexus Destroyer of Fruity Phones. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

          no its more like Nexus G or they could just play it simple and call it Nexus 3/3D 

          • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

            Oh god no. Not 3D. If it is at least make it the good 3D like the EVO, and not the old school blue/red 3D. 

    • bluevoodo

      Prolly more like nexus optimus.

  • http://twitter.com/brett6781 Brett Stevens


    • lynyrd65


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        • Spanki


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          • riffwaffle

            god please blow up the big red ….

  • thaum

    This endless insinuation about the next Nexus in the article titles and there being nothing of substance is trolling your readership. >:(

  • DroidCLH2

     Well looks like no verizon version. Awesome. 

    • chris125

       Yeah sucks verizon wont get a nexus. That’s the only way I am signing another contract with verizon is if they get a nexus or a stock android phone. I am tired of getting hosed on updates and loading down the phones with their crap ware. Maybe they will make more than one version. Lets hope.

    • James

      Don’t give up hope yet. I went through the XML file myself and it said it was currently running on WCDMA. Not sure exactly what that is but it has CDMA in it which is what Verizon and Sprint use. 

      Not only that, but with the Nexus S 4G on Sprint, I doubt Google would not make the next Nexus for Sprint as well. Since there is no mention (unless you count what I pointed out above) of CDMA for Sprint, this is likely just the first version. 

      • http://twitter.com/AimanFarooq Aiman Farooq

         WCDMA is actually what both ATT and Tmobile use for 3G, sorry to bust your bubble there : I want it on sprint too

      • guest

         WCDMA = GSM.  sorry to burst your bubble, ive been holding out for a VZW nexus for a while now too.

        • James

          Well, ****. Oh well, my second point still stands as a source of hope.

  • Praveen Markandu

    NOOOO! it’s too soon. I just got my nexus 3 months ago

  • phoenix

    nooooo. htc! :( but oh well, at least it’s not crapsung.

    • Kid_352003

      Thought I read somewhere that Google received a shipment from LG, I figure it would be the next Nexus that they would dog food with. 

    • avenuePad

       LG makes quality stuff. Samsung isn’t so bad either. 

      I think it’s pretty cool how Google giving each of their OEMs a chance at building the Nexus flagship phone. 

    • YamiYaiba

      It’s okay. Google appears to be gracing every company with a Nexus at some point. Though, if you want to get technical, HTC had theirs already. It was called the G1 and it started it all. Pretty big honor if you ask me. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Doughty/1302945760 Dan Doughty

        Technically the Nexus 1 would have been HTC’s Nexus. Right!? 

    • Matt

      Lol are you trolling? HTC sucks man. =/ 

  • http://www.steveedson.co.uk Steve Edson

     It also says 3 soft keys, so that’ll be honeycomb surely?

  • http://www.steveedson.co.uk Steve Edson

    then again, it could be ice cream?  

  • http://twitter.com/tweetwidraj Rajesh

    it is not nexus 3 for sure. SOFT KEYS = 3. that means they are talking about capacitive buttons and ice cream wont have any soft buttons. it would be without any buttons. And even if we do agree that ice cream has buttons, it would be 4 then, Google cant leave out dedicated search button. OEMS definately leave out dedicated search button(SONY,Samsung & LG).

    But i may be wrong. but this image render is making me drool. quite thin. hmmm

    • James

      Actually, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if it only had three buttons. Think about it. Honeycomb has those three buttons on the bottom; home, back, and the other one I can’t remember. Now, I’ve played with Honeycomb on my D1 and it is difficult to press those, granted Honeycomb isn’t for phones but put that aside. I can see Google putting those three Honeycomb buttons as the capacitive/physical buttons to allow for more space on phones.

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        I am Chris Chavez, and I approve this comment. 

    • http://techdomino.com/ Lucian Armasu

      Well, I think LG was planning on making a Tegra 3 phone anyway, whether they make the Nexus 3 or not, and this could be their other phone. Even so,this makes it more likely that if they do make Nexus 3, it would have a 720p HD display.

    • Kid_352003

      I think since they are merging the 2, GB and HC 3 buttons are possible. 

  • Khalid.H

    1280×720, possibly tegra 3, android ICS…. all that would be for nothing if it ended up not having a decent hardware keyboard :x

    EDIT: there’s this bit in the XML…



    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      No keyboard it is! The plot thickens…. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

      Dude physical keyboards went out with the G1

      • Khalid.H

        Not really, but all the newer phones with keyboards always have some silly quirk that breaks the deal, which is why I’m still using a LG GW620.

  • http://twitter.com/joonsunn Joon Sunn

     Anyone think there’ll be a chance the next Nexus phone will finally come with a physical keyboard?

    • Khalid.H

       Unfortunately, no. read my comment above yours.

  • jjrudey

     I hope it’s the Nexus 2 (Samsung didn’t want to be Nexus 2 hence the S) And I hope it’s going to Verizon with a quad-core processor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shane.lirette Shane M. Lirette

    I just hope the Nexus 3 comes to verizon!!

    • Matt

      Yes please! Its about time! 

  • Srikanthreddy S

     NEXUS 4X

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.her1 Casey Her

     damn if this is the nexus 2 or 3, it’s specs is crazy already! quad core, 720p resolution! hopefully it’s camera kicks ass too. Then all we’d have to worry about is battery life.

  • dansus

    Char 15×13? Thats mighty small for 1280×720

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      You need special eyes.. like me. o_O 

      • lynyrd65

        Look, look with your special eyes…….

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          My brand! 

          • Gtporschecarrera1

             you just effin made my day! rotflmao!

  • bluemarc22

     def nexus 3

  • Spanki

     this is pretty cool and junk but can it take pictures?? lol

  • anon

    I was just whining about the low res on some of these large displays. Hope the res becomes a reality. I wonder when we will start getting some resolution options on our phones.

  • Frongy

    It not the new nexus. Last line of code gives it away. Probably a lower end tablet.

    • PrabG

      some posts on engadget about the last line:
      Rob Leonard 11 hours agointeresting how the 720 and 1280 are reversed – normally in a resolution, the first number is the horizontal and the second is the vertical.  If thats the case, it could be that it is a phone, as the width of the phone is of course going to be shorter than the length, where most honeycomb tablets are used explicitly in landscape mode.  Of course, all of that logic is hinged off the resolution being reversed, and I wouldn’t doubt it could just be backwards for no real reason.hkb261 2 hours ago in reply to Rob LeonardI specialize in mobile web device detection and this file is called an x_wap_profile.  Every mobile device on the market has one of these made for it and the url to it is passed in the headers of all requests made by the device.  Manufacturers and carriers (as some of these are located on the carrier’s site not the manufacturer’s) often times add new devices to their website before the device has hit the market as it needs to be there for full testing by the carrier and the carrier’s developer community (which receives prerelease devices).  Anyway, long story short… this is most likely a phone as these screen resolutions are widthxheight.Regarding the voice input item that everyone is going on about, that is always no on Androids.  That’s because it does not have a built in voice controller.  Instead it uses google’s web-based voice recognition software to translate and then relate back to the phone what the user said.  It doesn’t work like: “Call Andy” using built-in software that is always on it instead relies on transferring it to google and having a data connection.  Not sure why they made this small distinction but it’s there.Of more interest to me is the following line:3GPP_WCDMA_IPV4 This indicates to me that it will be on either Sprint or VZW as they use CDMA networks.  However it doesn’t look like there will be any 4G support for this phone sadly.

  • Mitchel 2white

     i doubt this is a nexus 3, it has 3 softkeys and we all know google loves its 4 and. i will be pissed if they go to 3 soft keys

    • Bizzle9

       If it’s 3.0 or higher, a menu button isn’t necessary.

      • mikedg

        Sure it is, for every old app. A menu button appears on Honeycomb if you have an old app that requires a menu. If anything, the search button is going away. Search has slowly but surely gotten gimped. We really have no need for the search button now that google has removed it from doing universal search within apps. 

    • Dshearn2000

      Power volume rocker up and down

  • PHX_AZ

    It better be as sleek as the Nexus S.

  • Haahaaah

    Nexus Flames

  • 5n4r35

    This sounds plausible just wish we had a little more concrete proof you know? For me it really doesn’t matter what it’s specs are. I got the N1 and the NS. Both fantastic devices and the best two android phones I’ve owned. I already got $600 for the next one. ;)

  • Tommiles

     Screen is going to be 4.5 inches, consideringe LG is manufacturing it’s next generation mobile screens in 3.5, 4.5, 7 and 10 inch increments and Ice Cream’s interface will eliminate the need for physical hardware keys it’s the only logical assumption given Android’s “bigger is better” philosophy for screen sizes

    • PrabG

       and this might be it : http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/lgs-new-ultra-high-resolution-ah-ips-displays-simply-stunning/

    • surethom

       Please no bigger than 4″ screen & please add a LED notification light like the nexus 1

      • PrabG

        agree with u man

    • Matt

       That would be amazing, and you do make an excellent point about the buttons.

  • beaver_rondizzle

    Yeah LG just announced a 4.5″ 720×1280 IPS display. My bet is this is going to be used for the Nexus 3.

    Also i need to know where you found that render from! It looks absolutely stunning!

  • http://twitter.com/Milad6923 Milad A Parsa

     no nexus can deal with verizon , verizon wants to put all their trashy stuff like bing on android devices , they make phones limited! 

  • PrabG

     Guys check out  the link on wat the Next Nexus should be:

  • Temporary101

     Please don’t let that be the next Nexus device.
    I don’t trust LG with phones………..
    Or that phone better be as awesome or more awesome than the nexus one was at its  release.

    I want another HTC nexus.

    • bluevoodo

      As much as I like HTC, even if google chose them I doubt HTC would be interested.

      • Temporary101

        why do you say that?
        Because the n1 didn’t sell that well?

        • bluevoodo

          No I think HTC is not really interested because they seem to be pursuing and more interested in their “sense” brand. Watch carefully if somewhere down the line some manufacturers don’t pull a “blackberry” where they will make their own operating systems and make them compatible with android apps. It’s no secret that Motorola is working on one, and samsung already has one, bada. HTC is also looking their bootloaders thight, as much as I would like to defend them and use the carriers as scapegoats, I don’t think only the carriers are to blame, HTC wants people to get accustomed/stuck with HTC, for better or for worse.

          Sent from ?

  • Pochi

     HTC Nexus 3 S’il vous plait!

    • bluevoodo

      Pas pour le francophones. Je joue solement, abientot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.berns Lauren Berns

     It looks to my like Google really likes t-mobile (for being the first provider to carry an android) and every Nexus will be available on T-mo (at least until and unless AT&T eats ’em).

  • No_Nickname90

     Um… Hasn’t all Nexus phones came out on Tmo first? Just saying… It’s obviously going to be a GSM phone. That way, the phone can easily be used internationally. Like all the other Developer phones. Then later do they come out with the Sprint versions of the phone and stuff.