Google I/O is less than a month away, and anticipation is building for the hardware Google will announce at the event. Last year, the big new device was the Nexus 7 tablet, which has gone on to become one of the best Android tablets you can buy, especially for the price. It’ll be a hard act to follow, and rumours so far have concentrated on the launch of the Nexus 5 and the Motorola X Phone project.
Now, a new rumour has dampened our excitement slightly, as it suggests Google won’t be announcing either of these two devices, and will instead bring out an updated version of the Nexus 4, which was launched in November last year. The revised Nexus 4 will gain CDMA support, which is important for the US market as both the Verizon and Sprint networks use it, plus a 4G LTE modem. Additionally, the internal memory will be increased to 32GB from either 8GB or 16GB.
This joins talk Google will also update the Nexus 7 tablet, giving it a higher resolution screen, and slightly altering the dimensions. Also, the Tegra 3 processor may be replaced by a Snapdragon S4. There could also be a price drop on the horizon for the outgoing Nexus 7, with the new model staying with the existing price points.
As for the X Phone and the Nexus 5, both are unofficial at the moment, and if this rumour is correct, will remain so for a while longer. We’re hoping at least one does make an appearance during the Google I/O keynote though, as the planned Nexus 4 updates have little impact on the UK.