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HTC to partner with Google for the next 5-inch Nexus phone


If the latest rumors are to be believed then HTC might come out as the manufacturer of the next Google Nexus. The smartphone giant, which had impressed the smartphone users worldwide with its HTC One series of phones, has presumably impressed Google as well for the Android founder has chosen HTC as its hardware partner for its next offering of Nexus phone.

A reliable tipster from a reputed technology website has given rise to a whole new buzz starring Google and HTC.

HTC's rumoured 5-inch phablet which was often being referred to as 'HTC One X 5' among the tech world might actually be the Google Nexus 5. Since the last two Nexus phones had been manufactured by Samsung, it comes as no surprise that Google has decided to venture with a different hardware partner for its latest offering this time.

No Key Lime Pie
The Nexus phones which are famous for their pure Android experience often make a show on the release of a significantly major Android update and the techies were only expecting to see the next Nexus after the release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the most awaited successor to Android Jellybean but the sources confirm that the Nexus 5 will run on Jellybean 4.1.2.

More power and enhanced camera
The new Nexus will boast of more number of lock screen options, increased fluidity (part of Project Butter) and some additional minor improvements. Apart from flaunting a gigantic 5-inch 1080p HD screen, the device will also carry 12 megapixel rear end and 2 megapixel front end cameras. It will feature Qualcomm's S4 Pro quad-core processor and will run on a 2500 mAh battery.

Multiple Nexus phones
An earlier Wall Street Journal report had suggested that Google is planning on playing a different game by launching multiple Google Nexus phones. However many tend to disagree as Nexus phones have long been considered as merely reference devices for the latest Android updates.

HTC Google bond
Google might have joined hands with Samsung for its previous two Nexus offerings but the latest rumor of its association with HTC for the next Nexus launch is being welcomed as a believable news of high probability since HTC was the first to introduce the world to Android through its smartphones and it also provided the hardware for the Google Nexus One, the first Nexus that unfortunately couldn't find many takers.

However, with the holiday season just around the corner, we wouldn't mind being treated to a new and big Nexus!