We’ve heard rumors of a new Nexus phone for quite some time, but we haven’t quite been able to pinpoint who would be the lucky OEM to take on the job of making the device.
The leaked screenshot you see above was reportedly taken from a Carphone Warehouse inventory system in the UK, and it seems to suggest Samsung will be making the Nexus phone for the third consecutive time. The product listing is for an Invisible Shield screen protector so the phone itself isn’t necessarily floating around.
After the great job ASUS did with the Nexus 7 many pegged them as the front-runner to make the next Nexus phone, but Samsung has established a reputation for themselves that can’t be denied. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Google sticking with them for the foreseeable future.
I should note that this entry could be very misleading. It could simply be a different SKU for a second version of the Galaxy Nexus Invisible Shield, or simply referring to the Galaxy Nexus as the Samsung Nexus 2, in which case we can probably disregard any notion of this being a new phone.
Still, the possibility is there. Google and Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Nexus mid-October of 2011 so it wouldn’t surprise us that whatever new version is being readied is close to being unveiled. We’ll keep an eye out on this one.
On the tablet front it looks like we might soon see another edition of the Nexus 7. The retailer’s inventory system suggests that 32GB models are in tow.
The current offerings are between 8GB and 16GB, and considering the device doesn’t have external storage options it wouldn’t surprise us to see Google offering something for those not satisfied with the current storage options.
So, we know we’re due for some refreshes at some point this year, and if history is anything to go by then we should be getting a whiff of what’s on the horizon in about a month. [via Droid-Life]