Will HTC’s Five-Incher Become A Google Nexus Smartphone?


For the past several months, there’s been an interesting rumor circulating about the possibility that Google will christen a number of smartphones from different manufacturers as the next Nexus series devices. We’ve heard a few of those names rumored, and as we get closer to the time of year when we expect to hear news of just such a new Nexus, newer rumors are looking to just which handsets might make the Nexus cut. The latest to get swept-up by these claims is HTC’s anticipated five-incher, which we know as the Droid Incredible X/HTC One X 5.

It seems like all the real powerhouse phones slated for the fall are finding themselves named as potential Nexus models; we’ve heard the same sort of thing for the LG Optimus G, and it makes sense that HTC’s next top-tier model would get the same treatment.

Supposedly, this HTC model, possibly arriving as the Google Nexus 5, would run the forthcoming Android 4.1.2, building upon Jelly Bean with some new tweaks, including smoother performance thanks to Project Butter enhancements. With a 1080p display and quad-core S4, the Nexus 5 would certainly deliver in the hardware department.

The thing is, we’re just not sure how much faith to give these unsubstantiated claims; like we said, at this point, it makes sense to guess that any high-end Android could be a Nexus, especially if we’ll be seeing a number of them arrive all at once. Not all those guesses can be right, but for now it’s hard to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Source: GSM Arena

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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