Google is due to announce its next Nexus smartphone, but we still don't know who is going to manufacture it! Last year Google's Nexus smartphone was manufactured by Samsung, but according to the latest reports, the new Nexus could be manufactured with LG or HTC.
Android Community reported that, the Optimus G might be the phone that they’ll base it off of. It's still running Ice Cream Sandwich as of LG’s unveil a couple days ago, but it will most likely see a Jelly Bean update by the time it hits the States in November.
In case you're wondering what the Optimus G is like, the device which was launched last month has a 4.7-inch screen with 1280×768 resolution and True HD and IPS, a 13-megapixel autofocus camera and Qualcomm’s quad-core processor which clocked at 1.5Ghz along with a 2GB RAM and 32GB built-in space. The smartphone does not have a Micro-SD card.
If Google does upgrade the Optimus G, the Nexus smartphone will most likely run Jelly Bean aka Android 4.1.
However another report by GSMArena states the Google might go back to HTC, the original manufacturer of the Nexus.The report states, the device to replace it might be the oft rumored HTC 5-inch phablet, known as Droid Incredible X or One X 5. Of course all of this is based on an anonymous tip.
And according to a Wall Street Journal report, Google may even go with more than one manufacturer!
Google would work with as many as five manufacturers at a time to create a portfolio of "Nexus" lead devices that include smartphones and tablets. Google also plans to sell the gadgets directly to consumers in the US, Europe and Asia through its website, and potentially through some retailers.
If Google goes with this strategy, it will mean that users could have a lot more options for Google smartphones. And the best part of a Google smartphone, as we all know, is that when the next Android update comes, you don't have to wait forever till the manufacturer decides to release the build.
Samsung never officially launched the Google Nexus smartphone in India much to the disappointment of users. Maybe they'll be kinder to us all the next time around!