HTC was the first manufacturer to create a Nexus device the Nexus One. Samsung soon followed with the Google Nexus S, which was the first handset to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The search giant contracted Samsung again to create the Galaxy Nexus, which is the first to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). A few months back, ASUS alongside the search giant launched the Google Nexus 7, which was the first device to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Now, the Sony Nexus X has emerged.
Previous reports have also tipped other manufacturers to be developing new Nexus devices. HTC is one with the 5-inch version of the One X, which is said to be a 5-inch Nexus. Sony a major player in the Android scene, but is yet to be invited by Google to create a Nexus device. Now, it seems, Sony will be joining the group of Nexus manufacturers.
In May, according to the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to launch not just one by as much as five Nexus smartphones and tablets this year. This year, this first Nexus device to go on sale was the Google Nexus 7, which was a cheap 7-inch tablet. Now, a picture shows a Nexus device made by Sony.
Sony’s Nexus X was first seen on Picasa. It has then spread like wildfire on the internet. However, we can’t say for sure if these photos are the real deal or not. The ‘X’ on the Nexus X is presumed to stand for the Japanese firm’s XPERIA line. The rumoured handset sports the same squarish design like other XPERIA smartphones such as the XPERIA S. Xperia Blog, however, note that no XPERIA branding can be seen on the Nexus X.
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