Who Should Google Partner With for Their Next Nexus Device?
In the beginning there was the Nexus One, a device that Sprint originally planned on receiving, but later passed on in favor of the now legendary HTC EVO 4G. The following year Sprint made up for skipping on Google’s purebred Android by securing the nation’s only 4G version of the Nexus S 4G. Fast-forward to current times and the Now Network is slated to receive Google’s third Nexus device any day now.
With all of this talk and excitement surrounding the arrival of the Galaxy Nexus, we wouldn’t be surprised if the search giant is already working on the fourth installment of their Nexus catalog. However, the million dollar question is, which OEM will be tasked with bringing this new Nexus to life? So far we’ve seen one handset from HTC and two from Samsung, which in theory makes us rule out the latter. This leaves both LG and Motorola as prime candidates for Mountain View’s next purebred.
Recently LG openly stated that they were in negotiations with Google and campaigning to work on their next Nexus, but nothing had been finalized. Seeing how El Goog dropped $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility, there’s reason to believe that their newest subsidiary may have the honors.
With talks of tablets and Android 5.0 already being in the works, there’s no telling what to expect from Google’s next in-house device. But we’d definitely love to hear what you guys would like to see. Which manufacturer do you think Google should partner with for their next Nexus device? Be sure to share your thoughts via the comments explaining what led to your decision.