HTC claims it's still in the running for the next Nexus device
We heard recently that LG was "heavily in discussions" with Google to be the manufacturer of the next flagship Google Nexus device which should be due out this fall and will feature Android 5.0 Jellybean. LG has been rumored to be the Nexus partner before, and this might be the push from Google needed to make sure that LG never puts Bing on another device again.
But, HTC wants to be clear that Google has not made a decision yet, and that HTC is still in the running to be the Nexus partner. Although, HTC's global online communications manager, Jeff Gordon, told TechRadar that "right now, all the manufacturers are crossing their fingers." So, it's not specifically that HTC is in the running, just that Google hasn't made a decision yet. Last time we heard that, Samsung had clearly already been chosen to build the Galaxy Nexus, and that makes it hard to really put much faith in HTC's comments.
HTC is of course the maker of the original Nexus device the Nexus One, which was one of our favorite Android devices of all time, despite the flimsy power button. But, maybe it's time to give LG a chance. HTC has had two turns with Google reference devices (G1 and Nexus One), Samsung has had two (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus), and Motorola has also had one (XOOM). LG has made a number of quality Android devices, so maybe it's time it had a shot.