Nexus Rumours: A Nexus for all manufacturers?
We could be seeing a radical change to the “Nexus” line of devices, just in case the release of the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q wasn’t change enough for you. A leaked roadmap of upcoming devices for the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo was released on Japanese site Android Noodles, and there’s a few gems buried in the list.
Among the upcoming devices listed are a Galaxy Nexus II, an LG Optimus Nexus and a Sony Xperia Nexus. If correct this could indicate a complete rethink of the Nexus phone line. Rather than one phone a year being made by a manufacturer chosen by Google, each major manufacturer could have their own Nexus device. We would expect each manufacturer’s Nexus device would be closely based on their flagship device. If so, there’s a good chance that hiding behind closed doors somewhere is an HTC One Nexus and a Motorola RAZR Nexus to round out the three already mentioned. This meshes well with rumors earlier in the year that this year would see the release of multiple Nexus devices.
This would be a great thing for consumers. It would give us a wider selection of devices that come with the guarantee of rapid updates to the latest version of Android. This would be particularly great for all the fanboys of LG, Sony, Motorola or HTC, who have been waiting for a Nexus device in the style of those manufacturers for the last few years.
So what future Nexus device tickles your fancy? Personally the idea of an HTC One X or a Sony Xperia S with the Nexus treatment is pretty close to my Android wet-dream.