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Is Google stepping away from Samsung? Because the news lines are buzzing that Google’s next device, the Google Nexus 5, will be made by Taiwan-based manufacturer HTC.

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A GSM Arena article speculates that the rumored HTC phablet, currently going by the names HTC Droid Incredible X and HTC One X 5, may actually be the Google Nexus 5.

Here’s what we can expect from the Google Nexus 5, according to GSM Arena’s ninja sources:

Nexus 5 Specs

  • Android 4.1.2 which will come with bug fixes and Project Butter improvements as well as new lockscreen functionality
  • 1080p display
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset
  • 12 MP rear camera supported by a 2 MP front camera
  • 2,500 mAh battery
  • 64 GB storage
  • LTE connectivity
  • Super slim design

If all these Nexus 5 rumors prove true, this will be Google’s first “phablet” device. In any case, we should probably hear more about Google’s plans in the coming weeks. It’s been almost a year since their last smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, was unveiled and if they’ll be sticking to the tradition of launching new products every year, Google will be sharing what’s next for the Nexus line soon.

HTC, once synonymous with high-end phones that command equally high-end prices, has been lagging behind other manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung as of late. But a partnership with Google could easily catapult them back to the top. If the HTC-Google collaboration for the Google Nexus 5 happens, let’s hope that HTC has learned from its past mistakes and takes advantage of this opportunity to create a landmark, game-changing Android device that could herald a return to their glory days.

Would you like HTC and Google to team-up for the Google Nexus 5? What Nexus 5 features you want to be included to make it the ultimate phablet? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. If HTC wants to come back to the top, they need to send a message to the world!!!! they need this opportunity. If the rumor is not real, then they need to make it real. They need to do what Samsung couldn’t do… they need to bring their best hardware into this Nexus, they need to show off. They need to bring the best hardware of 2012! the best screen, the best audio, the best camera, the best processor, the more memory, The WAY MORE battery, the more RAM and the most important part……… the best smartphone design!!!!!!! they need to be creative and send a message to their competitors and the consumers!!!!! And said: “this is the BEST of 2012….. wait until you see what we got for 2013!!!!!!!!!!!” that’s what they need to do, I know they can do it. And they need to do it

  2. The next phone I buy will be off contract, and it will be either the Lumia 920, or a Nexus phone (since BB10 doesn’t come out until next year). I suppose for me to look at an HTC made Nexus 5 over the Lumia, it’ll need to have a really good camera, feel good in the hand, and great battery life. I don’t particularly care about RAM since the newest versions of Android seem to have done wonders for memory allocation, and Project Butter has made a silky smooth experience.

  3. I would buy the Google Nexus 5 or even the HTC One X 5, though I want my next device to be Nexus so I get all the updates. So long as the device has those specs, with at least 32 GB of storage, 64 GB would be great though!

    I have an AT&T HTC One X and as you know the camera is amazing and 8 MP, I wonder what HTC can do with a 12 MP and their ImageSense chip(maybe even and updated one). I want it to run AOSP though, that would be the perfect device for me. I love my HTC One X and my Nexus 7, this would be those kinda combined, but on steroids lol. I just hope the processor turns out as good as I hope. Almost forgot 1080p display…that is nuts. 440 ppi and our eyes can’t tell the difference at 360 ppi or something around there. This would be the best display out, especially if the make it LCD2 like the One X or something better.

  4. I currently have the htc One X (AT&T), and absolutely LOVE it. But waiting for up-dates is nerve racking, consequently, my next phone will be a Nexus. The Nexus 5 sounds totally cool, but I would like to hold it first.
    The One X is slipperier than snake snot. So much so that I’m forced to cover it with a rubberized case just to hold onto it. All the talk of a “quality feel” is a joke if you drop this hand held computer on the ground.
    I’m curious about the price. An iPhone 5 is over $800.00. If the Google Nexus 5 is under $400.00 I’ll own one real soon.

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