Google: there will be a Nexus 3

Google: there will be a Nexus 3Google-related news continues unabated as the I/O event unfolds over in the Moscone Centre in California. Incidentally, that’s where Apple’s WWDC takes place. Just thought I’d throw that in there.

We’ve heard lots of official announcements, and now it’s time for some semi-official/rumour type stuff, relating to Google’s flagship Nexus brand.

Android and Me’s Taylor grabbed Andy Rubin, Google’s SVP of Mobile, and asked if/when we might see the successor to the Nexus One and Nexus S. Andy said: “The Nexus has been the thing that we used to set the bar, and there's always going to be new ones coming out in the market…we'll make an announcement at some point in the future.”

The Nexus One was developed by HTC, and was the first phone to run Eclair (Android 2.1). Google chose the Samsung-developed Nexus S to debut Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

There had been suggestions - or, more accurately, a suggestion - that Toshiba’s as-yet-unnamed tablet might be Nexusified at I/O as the Nexus T, but that doesn’t look likely. Of course, there’s still Day 2 to go, but… meh.

We reckon Google will launch the next Nexus alongside Ice Cream Sandwich, which is slated for a Q4 release. The guys at Android and Me reckon it might feature the quad-core Tegra 3 Kal-El processor. Holy crap.

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