In a leaked Verizon roadmap that surfaced on the internet last week, the new phablet/smartphone from HTC dubbed Droid Incredible X (DIx) was rumored to come with a quad core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and a 5 inch 1080p screen (you can read the story here). The latest news according to an anonymous tipster on GSMArena is that the DIx will be a Google Nexus device called Nexus 5. This not being the fifth edition of the Nexus phone, we are left to wonder where Nexus 3 and 4 are (since it is rumored Samsung is working on a Nexus 2 phone).
The display size of the device shows that it is a phablet rather than a smartphone and it has some pretty impressive features too including 2GB of RAM, a 2,500 mAh battery, 64GB onboard storage and a 12MP rear camera. One major piece of news that comes with this rumor too is that there will be no major Android operating system version upgrade to come with nexus 5, probably stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with minor upgrades and improvements from 4.1. According to the rumor, the Nexus 5 device is under development but official news may not come within the next two months.
For now, this is just a rumor, and there are very slim chances that Google could be releasing such a high end (possible expensive) phablet any time before the Nexus devices slotted to come from LG, Samsung and Sony. If this really is the case, then Google is set to benefit a lot because the IDx will be targeting high end users and tech geeks.
What do you think about the HTC Droid Incredible X? What is Google’s angle on the rumored nexus 5?