First of all, here’s wishing everyone a great July 4th. Hope all of you out there had a historic Independence Day celebration. Now the next major celebration on the cards is the Thanksgiving which is on November 22 this year. With the Thanksgiving there will be the arrival of a new generation of smartphone that will look to counter Apple iPhone 5’s popularity which is expected in September.
Thanksgiving may see the arrival of the Snapdragon processor powered Google Nexus 4G smartphone that will run on the new hot and crispy Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Apple, amidst all the competition and controversy with Samsung, may have forgotten about the Google-made smartphone which is expected to hit the market later this year, which can pose a serious threat to both the company’s future plans.
The last major release from Google was the Nexus S 4G smartphone that came with Sprint’s high speed data network. It is expected even this time that the new Google-made phone will have the same high speed data network option, if not replaced by AT&T or Verizon. The new smartphone is rumored to come with a contoured display making the phone easy to use. The device is expected to feature a 720p high definition display, and will come without any physical button making it interactive only through built-in softwares.
As mentioned earlier, the smartphone has high chances of running the brand new Android 4.0, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich, and will be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor which will include Krait chips from Qualcomm, and a 1GB RAM. It is yet to be decided if the processor will be of either 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz. To cut it short, the krait based Snapdragon processor will have the ability to run at a lightning speed of 2.5 GHz per core at the least power which will make it more than a hundred times faster than a normal ARM based CPU. An enhanced LTE modem is also expected to be integrated with the smartphone’s chipsets. Like the iPhone 5, NFC support will also be included in Google’s Nexus.
Apple’s iPhone 5, which is rumored to arrive in September, will be on notice owing to such specifications that have been discussed above. The Apple-made phone itself will sport a dual-core A5 processor with 1GB RAM, but may look to rethink on the smartphone’s development procedure and add whatever is required to counter such kind of threats.
The other major feature the Google Nexus will carry will be an enhanced S3D video capability for supporting 3D display and 3D recording. The Nexus will come with a 5MP rear and 1MP front-facing camera, compared to iPhone 5’s 8MP dual LED flash camera. Like most of the smartphones in its category, the Google-made phone will flash a 1080p HD video recording and playback which will provide sensor support and optimum output even during a low-light situation.
Google, this time, has been highly rumored to have a 4G LTE radio which will be provided in partnership with either Verizon or AT&T. Does this mean the previous data networks like Sprint and T-mobile will be replaced? AT&T has the maximum chances of making it. The Texas-based network provider is set to launch its LTE network in the US before Thanksgiving.
Google will look to make a stronghold on the smartphone market this Thanksgiving and will also look forward to rise above the previous failures of Nexus One and Nexus S (which was powered by 1Ghz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor). Apple’s iPhone 5 is rumored to release before that but is already facing all kinds of threats from Samsung Galaxy S2 (or SII) and a newly rumored Samsung Hercules. Will Google now be the next company to knock on Apple’s door? Apple has some serious thinking to do for the future.