It remains less than a month until the Google I/O event and we all expect great things to happen there. While, we are pretty sure that Google will launch the latest iteration of its operating system, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, we still don’t know what new handset will be released. Some rumors claim that the Nexus 5 will be unveiled, others say that the Motorola X Phone will see the light of day in mid-May, although a Motorola official confirmed that the X Phone will be launched in the second half of 2013.
Now, there is another rumors surfacing the internet saying that a new device will be launched at Google I/O. It’s not the Nexus 5, but a new version of the Nexus 4 coming with 32 GB of internal storage and 4G LTE capabilities, according to online publication SidhTech. Another novelty is the fact that it will be running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which is not a surprise.
Of course, there is nothing official about this news and you should read it with a little dose of skepticism. However, I don’t see why now this couldn’t be possible. It’s pretty clear that the first handset that will run Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will be a Google branded one, and it’s kind of early for the company to release a brand new device after the Nexus 4, which was launched in October. Not to mention that the Galaxy Nexus appeared on the market in December 2011, thus we should expect the Nexus 5 sometime at the end of 2013.
As I said, the Motorola X Phone release date has been delayed until the second half of the year, but it will probably be unveiled before the Nexus 5.
A 32 GB Mexus 4 with support for LTE would actually make perfect sense because the current version of Nexus 4 doesn’t have that capabilities. While some users have been able to use the 4G LTE network with some tweaks, that option is no longer available due to the latest firmware upgrades.
This is a serious drawback for the Nexus 4, and Google needs to fix it if the company wants its handset to remain competitive on the long run. Also, the new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS version will be an important addition. The rumor says that the new revamped Nexus 4 will be available at Verizon.
Further, it is said that the company plans to update the current Nexus 4 in order to have support for the LTE networks of T-Mobile and AT&T. Seems that Google has figured things out, but do you think that this is enough, of you have hoped for a new device to be launched?