Images of what is purported to be a prototype of the third Google-branded Android smartphone have surfaced online, suggesting the Nexus 3 could dispense with buttons altogether in favour of an all-touchscreen user interface.
According to TechHog.com, which sourced the photos, the handset will rock the all-new Ice Cream Sandwich edition of the Android OS out of the box. That’s entirely in keeping with Google’s habit of using its own-branded phones as pointers to third-party phone makers as to exactly what it expects from them.
The excitable chaps at TechHog, who’ve since yanked the images from their site sans explanation, also report that the phone will sport some “freaking amazing specs”. Frustratingly, we don’t get the full skinny, but we can apparently look forward to dual snappers. And we’d be staggered if there wasn’t a dual core processor on board too.
However, it’s the buttonless design that’s really got tongues wagging. Latterly, Apple was mooted to be considering dispensing with physical controls for future iterations of the iPhone. But if we can take this image as gospel, it increasingly looks like Google will beat Cupertino to market.
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