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May 08, 2013

Who should make the next Google Nexus smartphone?

Google IO is coming in a week, and while we’re expecting Google Glass, few unconfirmed Motorola rumors, and the next iteration of Android OS, there’s also the Nexus line.

Let’s have a brief recap; a Nexus is a smartphone made by Google which runs on the latest version of Android, and partly sets the bar higher for Android hardware. They give the opportunities to manufacturers who offer the best hardware as of the moment of creation, and on the software side of things, it will be the first to get the updates for up to 2 more years or so.

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HTC did the first with the Nexus One, Samsung followed it up with the Nexus S & the Galaxy Nexus, and LG topped it with the Nexus 4. Asus manufactured the first Nexus tablet, the 7-inch Nexus 7, while Samsung made the 10-inch Nexus 10.

Rumors have been very sharp and hard to argue with. There are recent reports that LG has been tapped by Google once again to manufacture the next Nexus phone – hoping that they can meet the demand this time. The current Nexus 4 is said to be facing a refresh this Google IO, with 4G LTE in tow with 32GB of storage. Also, it could possibly reel in the white version that we never heard of again ever since.

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But if we put the decision on you guys, the consumer, who would you pick for the next Nexus? Do you think the current lineup will be succeeded with a Nexus 5, Nexus 8 & Nexus 11?

We have to say that it is entirely possible since phones are now in the 5-inch trend, the iPad Mini is on the 8-inch side looking for competition and there are also reports stating that Samsung is indeed working on a Nexus 11.

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If you’d ask me, I’d opt for HTC/Sony or Nokia – since I’m a Nexus 4 owner, I became a fan of high quality builds and great software – only extra thing I’m craving for is a great camera.

What about you? Which manufacturer would satisfy your needs for a Nexus phone or tablet?

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24 Responses to “Who should make the next Google Nexus smartphone?”

  1. ChrisP
    Twitter: chrispungtilan
    says:

    I prefer Sony.
    But I think Motorola will build the next Nexus since Google already acquire it.

  2. bliss says:

    definitely sony…an xperia nexus would really be nice

  3. patrick says:

    nokia

  4. Jay says:

    Apple. Wouldn’t that be great?

  5. yoga says:

    an xperia nexus would be awesome.. as a nexus 4 owner, i crave for a better camera as well….

  6. Gab says:

    My top 2 choices would probably be Nokia or Motorola. Nokia would probably be a good choice to make a next Nexus phone. Imagine a Lumia with the second-best camera, killer hardware and Android OS.

    Now, Motorola would also be a good choice. Imagine an HD screen, killer hardware and a cool name.

  7. XTN says:

    Sony has some very stylish and elegant handsets when it comes to build but they charge very high. It would be cool to see a nexus xperia though.

    Regardless I might say its impossible but ZTE should get a chance at this. ZTE might not be a known brand but they have great hardware partnered with an very affordable price.

  8. Yusuf says:

    An HTC/Sony Nexus phone would be of absolute porn to my eyes.

  9. Wtf says:

    Wtf ang render, kahit grade 1 kayang gawin yan. Haaaaaay!!

  10. johnonline says:

    Motorola or HTC

  11. namo says:

    I’d like to see Xperia Nexus(Sony) next year.

  12. lee says:

    for me its motorola / HTC
    motorola- acquired by google
    HTC – created the first android phone.

  13. wowhey says:

    how about Huawei for a change? That would be interesting

  14. starmobile ftw says:

    starmobile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. roiji says:

    1.) Motorola
    2.) Sony
    3.) HTC

  16. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    Huawei. The new Nexus Chinaman. You wir rove this phone rong time.

  17. Xavier says:

    It’d be great for HTC to make this one this time.

  18. irv says:

    For me, Motorola would be a TERRIBLE idea, as they have a very small presence here, compared to Samsung, Sony or LG.

    How are we supposed to buy our Moto nexus if they don’t have any shops here? And what about service centers? Where do we take our phones for fixing?

  19. Ben Astorga
    Twitter: benitoastorga
    says:

    Definitely HTC! or Sony

  20. Gian Austria says:

    What about this? IdeaNexus or LeNexus?

    Obviously LENOVO ang pinagbasehan ko…sana naman…Lenovo has a high sense of credibility pagdating sa ganyan eh. Pag nakita sila ni Google na sobrang reliable, maybe a LeNexus is a possibility.

  21. vincent says:

    I really like samsung to make the new nexus because i don’t want to have a samsung phone with crappy bloatware and i like samsung to build nexus because it’s durable.. if it’s not samsung then i may want to order on ebay a samsung galaxy s4 googleplay edition…

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