Woah. Documents have leaked from leading Japanese network NTT DoCoMo that Google is lining up three new Nexus smartphones to launch before the end of the year.
And after being a bit Samsung-obsessed of late, the Nexus love will be given not only to Korea's leading light but also its national rival LG, as well as perennial Android tryer Sony.
Sound unlikely? Well, cast your minds back to May, when a Wall Street Journal report claimed as many as five new Nexus devices were incoming over the autumn. This certainly aligns fairly well with that – even if the source of the news is the far less prestigious (but superbly named) Android Noodles.
The document is simply DoCoMo's list of forthcoming releases, and so sadly the names themselves are all we have to go on at this stage. But here they are anyway: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus II, the Sony Xperia Nexus and the LG Optimus Nexus. So pretty much exactly what you'd expect them to be called.
Indeed, the only room for further speculation comes from the separate claim that emerged yesterday that Samsung is working on an upgraded Galaxy Nexus 'Superior'. The question, then, is whether the Galaxy Nexus Superior is the Galaxy Nexus II? To which we'd answer at this point: no idea.
And even assuming the DoCoMo information is accurate, it's worth bearing in mind that it's very much Japan-specific, so says little about the identity and time-frame of any future Nexus releases here in the UK.
But it does flesh out some of the details of the WSJ's claim that multiple Nexus devices are being worked on behind the scenes, and that's interesting enough in itself, for now.
Via Unwired View