Though nothing is set in stone, reputed UK gadget retailer Carphone Warehouse has listed two new Google Nexus devices in its inventory – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 and a 32 GB version of the Google/Asus Nexus 7 tablet.
Droid-Life had shared a screenshot of Carphone Warehouse’s inventory, showing these two future devices clearly listed, suggesting future availability for both of them.
While there have been previous rumors and screenshots pointing to a Galaxy Nexus 2 release sometime in the future, the 32 GB Nexus 7 tablet comes as a bit of a surprise. Previous Nexus 7 rumors talked about a 3G version of Google’s inexpensive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, but nothing about a version with even more internal storage. As for the Galaxy Nexus 2, photos of the device were sighted last week on popular photo-sharing website Picasa.
The Galaxy Nexus 2 is believed to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in the tradition of Nexus phones coming with the newest Android version at the time of release pre-loaded. It may also include a dual-core, 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 1 GB or 2 GB RAM, a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera.
This suggests a device that won’t be as high-end as the erstwhile Samsung flagships (the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2), but distinct for running a vanilla version of the most recent Android platform. That’s how it was with the first Galaxy Nexus.
Other smartphone makers may also release their own Nexus handsets, with LG, HTC and Sony all mentioned in the Nexus rumor mill as of late.