FCC Approves Possible HTC Nexus Phones
The FCC has approved two new handsets from HTC that may be bound for Google's Nexus program. The FCC documents don't confirm much other than the model numbers and radio support, but they do leave a few clues as to the devices' potential. In a letter to the FCC, HTC says the user guide "will be made publicly available on Google's web site (support.google.com/nexus) at the time the product is commercially released." This strongly suggests the devices will be Nexus-branded phones. The FCC confirms the devices will support a variety of LTE bands, as well as hearing aids and CDMA networks — key factors for use in the U.S. The documents do not clarify why there are two different model numbers. Neither HTC nor Google has confirmed any such devices are in the works.
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