We’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding what sort of device news Google would be presenting at its developers’ conference, Google I/O, next month. The strongest rumor to date has been the unveiling of a Motorola X Phone, a device we expect to be Motorola’s finest work with exceptional build quality, stock Android, and long battery life. According to unnamed sources of SidhTech’s, however, we won’t be seeing that unveiled at the conference.
More troubling is the possibility that we may not see a brand new Nexus device at the show. We hadn’t been expecting one just yet — no noise has been made about one in the rumor mill — but we imagined it could be, at the very least, possible. Scratch that one off the list.
We can still count on something new, though. The rumor suggests Google will be using Google I/O to launch a 32GB version of the Nexus 4 that has LTE. We wouldn’t be that surprised to see something like that considering LG built dormant LTE radios into the Nexus 4 to begin with. And it also wouldn’t be the first time that Google refreshed a Nexus product with more storage and new connectivity.
The timing makes a bit of sense, as well. The Nexus 4 launched well after last year’s Google I/O so this would be Google’s first opportunity to present developers with the device as a take-home consolation gift. Also, with T-Mobile’s LTE network launching it gives Google even more reason to officially provide the functionality in Nexus form. Sure, AT&T’s network has been up and running for quite some time but Google’s likely following T-Mobile’s cues more than anything as it’s the most friendly network in America when it comes to “BYOD.”
None of this is confirmed, of course, so don’t be too bummed out just yet. Even if we don’t see a brand new device at the show we’re sure many folks would be happy seeing a 4G LTE, 32GB version of the Nexus 4. We’ll be crashing Google’s I/O party May 15th in San Francisco so make sure to circle your calendars and circle back to Phandroid for all the latest on what is eventually announced.
- Nexus 4 getting Android L?
- Video: IO dev sessions
- Android L hits AOSP for Nexus devices
- Android TV and Android Auto signups
- Check out the Nexus 4 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Motorola X Phone forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
TAGS: Google IO, Motorola X Phone, Nexus 4