Google reportedly expanding Nexus releases this fall
0. phoneArena 15 May 2012, 18:43 posted on
We've gotten used to the idea that every fall we'll be getting a new Nexus device from Google, which will show off the newest version of the Android OS. According to a new report, Google is looking to greatly expand the number of Nexus devices available this fall...
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1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2800; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
lol The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still stuck on 4.0.2 and they are talking about Jellybean. Oh well that is the process it seems. Forget about the past devices and just release new ones.
5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still stuck on 4.0.2 and they are talking about Jellybean."
But they also say:
"...and we'd love to see the carriers get pushed aside a bit, because it would not only lead to faster updates (Verizon Galaxy Nexus users still haven't seen an update)..."
Anyway, for me it sound good. :)
9. jesusLTEchrist (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 May 2010)
only 5% of android devices have ICS. Also this article is mentioning fall releases. Also they have agreed to update OSs up to 18 months after they are released.
13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2568; Member since: 26 May 2011)
37. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Exactly! The keyword is absolutley VERIZON. I couldnt have said it better.
3. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
great idea.. I hope its true. once I'm out of the biz unlocked phones and super contract free plans are my future.
7. jove39 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Great...now Manufacturers will compete to build best Nexus device :)
I hope Motorola makes something like razr maxx with beefed up specs.
8. guyver192 (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I can say there are somethings that carriers do the are cool but I do miss it with my Nexus on T-mobile. Its wonderful really nice thing. Hope google comes out with more device's with out carrier lock down.
10. Beholder88 (Posts: 77; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
It doesn't make sense to make a Motorola Nexus device, as more than likely the bootloader will still be locked. The Nexus phones are supposed to be developer friendly, and Motorola has proven to be just the opposite.
14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2568; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Motorola was loosening its stance on locked bootloaders even before the Google purchase. Now that Google is in control, there is no reason to worry about this, especially in regards to a potential Nexus device.
33. metoyou (Posts: 264; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I think Google might release three phones as low, mid and high end
Hm...haven't order the S3 yet and this! damn
15. ckingt4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2012)
You would think this practice will change since Google should be Motorolas official parent company by that time
11. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Could see the big 4 cashing in. HTC,LG,Samsung,Moto. A One Nexus, Optimus Nexus, Raze Nexus, etc. Huawei might join
18. Jonathan41 (Posts: 523; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
This will be AWESOME. Multiple Nexuses sounds sweet! I hope they go through with it! HTC Nexus!
20. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
The best OEMs competing for the best Nexus device? That is going to be one outstanding competition.
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5424; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i like the idea. now maybe a Motorola Nexus will become a reality. c:
23. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 625; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
It would be nice to see this because of antenna and gps are both strong with Moto devices.
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5424; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah therefore no one matches them in call quality either.
22. ph00ny (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Basically.. Nexus is really not special anymore
26. VJo003 (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
On the contrary the demand by OEMs to get the honour is outweighing the 1 manufacturer a year policy so much so that Google is coming up with this model.
Every world cup more teams want to be in the mix... Does that mean the football world cup is not special anymore?
24. x7black7x (Posts: 116; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
the big four should make a phone by helping each other (samsung, lg, motorala, htc)
this phone should have
1. super amoled + hd (full rgb when its ready and the blue pixels dont hurt the display)
2. 2gb ram
3. 3300mah battery
4. design from all of the companies above
5. mali-t604 gpu
6. dont know which processor they will use???
7. and ANDROID 5.0 JELLYBEAN
27. maxican16 (Posts: 361; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
This is great news!.. for everyone not on Verizon. Unfortunately their use of proprietary CDMA tech will (most likely) preclude them from multiple nexus love. At least until they've gone to a full 4g LTE network, which is still a ways off. Maybe Motorola will make a CDMA nexus? One can only hope.
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3263; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Sooo... Does this mean my hopes for all the major manufacturers coming together for one device is coming true? Or is it individual devices from the manufacturers? Sorry if that is a silly question, studying has made my brain go fuzzy. Will I have my device with HTC build quality, Motorola antennae, Samsung (or Qualcomm S4 Pro) processor, and... Well, I don't know what I want from LG, maybe the display (hopefully full RGB matrix HD and 4.5 inch screen). Or will I have to choose between the 4 different devices? Either way, I'm gonna have to wait. I'll keep an eye on this topic, see what happens. Until more is known about this, I'll just stick to my plans and get the new EVO whenever my contract ends.
31. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola and ASUS
35. Jericho (Posts: 300; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
i like the decision as well as hate it. You see what i like is that now i get to have my prefered manufacturer nexus device but what i hate about it is that a Nexus device was like having a only one google flagship phone like iphone it was only one android standard setting phone.
36. jibraihimi (Posts: 481; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
If google goes this way, then it will be a very good desiscion. We will see some top notch nexus devices, due to competiton among all the OEM's, and now atleast people will stop complaining about camera of 2009 in 2012 models........... :)