The much-awaited monster smartphone Google Nexus 4G, which boasts of a dual-core processor, a humongous screen and HD video capture capabilities, is set for release around Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving will be the ideal time to bring this to market, from everyone's viewpoint, Ramon Llamas, a senior analyst at IDC, told TechNewsWorld. That's when a whole lot of folks are trying to get their stuff out.
Google Nexus 4G is described as an iPhone Killer. Boy Genius Report (BGR) said the Nexus 4G is an ultra-thin device, which has dual-core processor running at either 1.2GHz or 1.5 GHz.
The smartphone also features 720p HD monster-sized screen, 4G LTE connectivity, 1GB RAM, 1080p video recording and playback, a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with advanced sensor, and 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
So far, it's not sure whether Google will be making the smartphone itself or will be cooperating with other device maker.
Google Nexus 4G is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone as it will be the first Android device to run on the new Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich, which will incorporate the best in Gingerbread OS (for Android smartphones) and Honeycomb OS (for Android tablets). It will also be the first Android smartphone to come with software-based menu controls instead of hardware buttons.
For the most part, some of the reported features are on par with what is being offered, while others will fall into the timeframe of what's going to be introduced by Thanksgiving, IDC's Llamas said.
According to Llamas, Samsung and Taiwanese manufacturer HTC will be the most probable partners to make the device.
Whether Google goes to box stores or carriers will depend on who they partner with, Llamas explained. Best Buy has proven to be a good partner to the Nexus lineup, but the number of locations it has pales in comparison to the number of carrier retail stores out there.