Patent Application Hints at New Nexus?

Patent Application Hints at New Nexus?

No sooner has the rumour mill died down around the Samsung Galaxy SIII than the merry-go-round starts all over again, this time the handset in question is the next Google Nexus.

In a patent application filed by one Andy Rubin, Google’s VP of Engineering, it would appear that the QWERTY keyboard could be about to make a comeback.

Filed in January of this year, the application has been published rather quickly and would appear to show details of a slide out mechanism for an Android handset.

Patent Application Hints at New Nexus?Those of you with long memories or of a more mature persuasion may well remember the T-Mobile G1, the very first phone to feature Android that also has a rather bulky slide-out keyboard.  The platform has moved a long way since then but could Google be going back to the Android roots for the next incantation, also known as Jellybean?

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  • IF this is the next Nexus it would be my dream phone, irrespective of what the camera, processor or anything is as long as it has a 4″+ screen and a keyboard!!!!

    I’ve been longing for a Droid 4 release in the UK but it won’t happen so this would be amazing.