Last week, we skimmed over a report which suggested a wave of Nexus devices would be releasing this fall and sold directly through the Google Play Store, and now TalkAndroid has added a little more info to the pot by revealing that the devices will be released on November the 5th.
Why that particular date? I hear you ask; well, five is a pretty significant number for Google’s mobile ventures, since on that very date, Android will turn five years old. Moreover, the five devices will also be running the fifth iteration of Android – Jelly Bean 5.0 – and after last year’s somewhat disappointing release of the Galaxy Nexus – the only device (at the time) running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google looks to be going all-out in an attempt to appease consumers in both software and hardware, the latter of which will likely be all provided by Samsung.
Five devices and a brand-new OS will certainly give Android users much to look forward to, and however coincidental, Google will surely enjoy crashing the launch of the next iPhone (expected September / October time), with an epic launch of its own.
With five different Nexus devices available, we’re probably looking at a market-wide sweep of devices, going from the mid-range right up to the juggernaut of the quad-core players in the game. It hasn’t yet been revealed whether the devices will be announced or released on that day, and I would think the ambiguity will remain until Google can be sure as to when this expansive project will definitely be completed.
The Galaxy Nexus was unveiled last year on October 18 and began releasing in November, although given that it was just the one release, preparation would have been a lot less exhaustive.
Still, in Britain, we have a slogan to mark Guy Fawkes night, which begins “Remember, remember, the fifth of November,” and if you’re an Android enthusiast, I don’t think there’s too much chance of this one slipping your mind. Interestingly, Guy Fawkes night is celebrated by fireworks, and with the aforementioned release of the next iPhone occurring just a month or so prior to the quintuple Nexus offering, it’s certainly going to be an explosive battle within the smartphone market between the titans.