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LG Nexus 5 & Nexus 7.7 Are Google’s Posterchildren For 2013 I/O Conference?

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There have been some rumours about LG stopping production of their LG Nexus 4. This news came from IBTimes and you may wish to take it with a pinch of salt given that no other news outlets have corroborated with it so far.

Google I/0 rumors: LG Nexus 5 & Google Nexus 7.7

Now Android.gs report that there is news also that the next generation of devices may be revealed at the Google I/O, which is set to take place in May. This is supposedly the LG Nexus 5 and the Google Nexus 7.7 tablet. These rumours have been ignited in a Korean forum, which has also posted some technical specs of the upcoming Nexus products.

Google have in the past had the habit of showing off new devices with a new version of Android. This means that they could arrive at the event in May together with a new OS.

Google revealed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the event last year, along with their first ever tablet, the Google Nexus 7. In October this was followed by Android 4.2 and the LG Nexus 4, with the Samsung Nexus 10.

It is thought that Key Lime Pie will make an appearance at Google I/O and if rumours prove true then it will come with the LG Nexus 5 and the Google Nexus 7.7 tablet.

Of course there is nothing to say that Google have to call the device the LG Nexus 5, but it is assumed that they will as it will be the 5th generation. As for the Nexus 7.7, we can only gather it is because it has a 7.7-inch display.

At CES 2013, full HD 5 inch screened displays have been shown off and these are said to be the standard for flagship devices to be released in 2013. Therefore we expect the LG Nexus 5 to come with a 5 inch display of 1080p, with 440ppi.

Three processors were revealed. These were the Qualcomm Snapdragon 80, the Samsung quad core Exynos 5 Octo SoC and the Nvidia quad core Tegra 4.

The Exynos 5 Octa will not be featured on the Nexus 5, as Samsung do not have flexibility to outsource the code of their chips. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is on the Krait architecture and Google would want the best on the market inside their device. This means that more than likely it would be the Nvidia Tegra 4 that would be inside the LG Nexus 5. This is based on four A15 Cortex cores, which are helped by the 72 core GeForce ULP, the Tegra 4 SoC should have the processing power that is needed for the Android Key Lime Pie terminal.

The forum also said that the device would have 2GB of RAM, along with 8 and 16GB of internal storage, a camera of 13 megapixel, with LED flash.

The handset should replace the LG Nexus 4 on the Google Play Store, with a price set at $299 for the 8GB and $349 for the 16GB version again.

Two tablets joined the line-up of Google’s in 2012, these were the Nexus 7, 7 inch and the 10 inch Samsung Nexus 10. The Nexus 7.7 tablet would have a display of 7.7 inches, which would put it in the high end but affordable category of the Apple iPad Mini.

The Nexus 7.7 is said to have a display of WUXGA, which would have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a ppi of 294. It will have the Nvidia Tegra 4, 2GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of storage, along with a camera on the back and rear, which would be HD.

The price tag of the 8GB version of the Nexus 7.7 is thought to be around $299 and both versions of the tablet, along with the LG Nexus 5, would have bezels of just 1mm.

Of course it is a little early in the day to start believing rumours about the Nexus devices. However the leaked specs, photos and details will continue as we get closer to May and the Google I/O event.

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