An unknown source at Google leaked some very interesting details about a possible future Nexus device by HTC. Rumors have been swirling around after Andy Rubin confirmed plans for a new straight-from-Google device. Originally, many thought the device would come from LG. Still, others believe we’ll see an HTC Nexus 3.
As you can see from the picture above, this could potentially be the first ever Android phone to forgo both physical and capacitive buttons. With the introduction of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s Matias Duarte convinced the Android team to lose the need for physical buttons with on-screen action icons. For Android’s next version, Ice Cream Sandwich, the Android team plans on bringing the “Holographic” user interface from Honeycomb to phone devices. We imagine that Ice Cream Sandwich will feature some version of the action bar present in the tablet operating system, which will eliminate the need for buttons.
Although not visible, there is supposedly a front-facing camera on the left top of the phone. It’ll feature HSPA+ GSM bands, but there will be a CDMA version as well. A source told TechHog the device pictured above is probably not a finalized design.
Anyone looking forward to a screen-dominated device?