Heading into the holiday season, the rumors of a new Nexus device are in surprisingly short supply. That all changes today, with Android and Me reporting a whopper of a rumor. According to various unnamed industry sources, Google will be revealing a new Nexus device within the next 30 days, and it won’t be alone when Google removes the veil.
Apparently, this new Nexus device will be packing the next version of Android. Don’t get too excited, though, as this isn’t the oft-rumored Key Lime Pie like many of you are undoubtedly hoping. Instead, it will be a new version of Jelly Bean, specifically Android 4.2. Recent whispers have been telling us that Android 4.2 will come with new features like multi-user login, increased camera functionality, and an enhanced dialer, so this is still a release to be on the lookout for.
Of course, we don’t know who will be making the next Nexus device, but a lot of people have a feeling that it’ll be LG. This new Nexus phone could potentially based on the LG Optimus G, but with Samsung and HTC also rumored to be potential manufacturers of the next Nexus device, it’s really anyone’s guess. We’ll just have to wait until this Nexus phone is revealed to find out who will be making it for Google.
When will the reveal go down? It could happen on October 29 at the All Things D Dive Into Mobile conference, where Andy Rubin is set to appear. It was at that conference two years ago that we were given our first look at the Motorola XOOM and Honeycomb, so it’s possible that Rubin will reveal a new Nexus device and Android 4.2 at this year’s conference. Though we might have a reveal by the time October comes to a close, we may not actually see the device go on sale until sometime in November. Whatever ends up happening, this is definitely a rumor to watch as we begin to work our way through October, so keep it tuned here to Android Community for more information.