Google Nexus smartphones from LG and Sony on the cards

Coming soon

Google could be announcing a new range of Nexus smartphones and even a new tablet, according to reports.

The new phones are widely rumoured to be manufactured by Sony and LG.

Google uses the Nexus brand to show off the next generation of smartphone hardware and the latest version of its Android operating system.

The current flagship Google smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has been trumped by Samsung's own Galaxy S3.

The new Nexus models are expected to hit these shores in the next week or so, reports suggest, with Sony tipped to launch the Nexus X while LG will roll out its take on the Google brand under the Nexus 4 moniker.

The devices have not been confirmed by either Google or the manufacturers, but a Google engineer is understood to have posted pictures on their Google+ page, purportedly of a LG-manufactured device.

Meanwhile, French newspaper Le Figaro has suggested the LG Nexus phone could debut on 29 October, the same day that Windows Phone 8 is set to launch.

A picture of the phone has been spotted on tech blog Pocketnow. The blog said the phone would be powered by a quad-core chip running at 1.5GHz with a Adreno 320 GPU.

Leaked pictures of, what appears to be, Sony's Nexus phone have also appeared in XperiaBlog.

However, the blog has cast doubt on whether the pictures are real, as the pictured device bears a close resemblance to Sony's Xperia T running a stock version of Android.

Rene Millman

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