LG Electronics has been rumored for the past few months to be on the verge of launching its first Nexus smartphone, but it seems that it might not be the only company to do so after all.
Following reports that Google will be partnering with a variety of manufacturers for the release of new Nexus handsets this year, photos of what appears to be Sony’s first Google phone have made an appearance online.
Although news on new Nexus handsets centered mainly on LG’s as yet unannounced E960 Mako
, apparently set to hit shelves as Nexus 4, companies such as HTC, Samsung and Sony were also rumored to plan the launch of new models in the popular lineup.
LG’s phone is said to hit the market as Nexus 4, Samsung is rumored to launch a Galaxy Nexus 2, HTC to plan the release of its own Nexus X, and now Sony is also suggested to be getting ready for the launch of its Sony Nexus X smartphone.
Photos that emerged over at phoneArena
supposedly show the outer design of the device, although no further details were provided.
However, based on the rumors we’ve seen for the other Nexus models, we can expect it to pack Google’s upcoming Android 4.2 platform release
According to the news site, although no details on the smartphone were made available, we could expect it to be one of Sony’s current models that has seen a facelift and a rebranding to fit Google’s popular Nexus program.
One way or the other, provided that the phone is indeed real, it could become official at the end of this month, on the same day when LG’s Nexus 4 is rumored to be launched, namely October 29th.
For the time being, however, we’ll take the available info on this phone with a grain of salt, though we’ll keep an eye out for more details on it, so stay tuned.