Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill
Earlier today we showed you leaked “evidence” that revealed Samsung may be working on a
Galaxy Nexus successor – the quotation marks around the word evidence don’t imply the
fact that the leaked document we saw is fake, just that we aren’t able to confirm those
details at this time – and we now get to look at a similar rumor that mentions the handset.
But this time around its Japanese carrier DoCoMo that has let it slip that it
will be carrying multiple Nexus-branded devices this fall, which sounds awfully
familiar – earlier this year we did hear that Google will release five different
Nexus devices in 2012 in partnership with various OEMs.
In other words, Samsung may have lost that mutually beneficial Nexus exclusivity –
after making the second- and third-generation Nexus devices, the Nexus S and the
Galaxy Nexus – at least according to this mobile operator.
We even have product names for you that were mentioned on DoCoMo’s fall lineup
leak document: Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, Sony Xperian Nexus and LG Optimus Nexus.
However, we don’t have any details for either model, so we’ll just have to
wait around for these Android makers to leak their devices. Which will surely
happen, in these handsets are indeed in the making.
And yes, we also spotted a Galaxy S3 Plus on that list, which means we’ll definitely
follow up on this rumor in the future.