Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device? (poll results)

Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device? (poll results)
While not everyone necessarily agrees that Google's Nexus program has achieved what it initially set out to (promote quality hardware on stock Android), it's generally fair to say that it's more of a success than a failure. Nexus devices typically don't put out much fight when sales numbers are involved, but that does not mean that a tight community doesn't love them.

We asked you on Monday who you think the next manufacturer to make a Nexus device should be, and scores of you (over 5,000) spoke up. The poll is now closed, the results are in, and it's time for us to share them with you. 

As it turns out, the public's clear favorite (30.68%) for the job is Sony, and that makes a lot of sense. That is, while Sony is currently struggling financially, it's hard arguing against the overall quality of its handsets, not to mention that it's one of only two major manufacturers (Chinese brands excluded) that hasn't yet had a shot at it. Second on the list is HTC, with 18.9% of the votes, and that too makes sense – HTC manufactured the very first Nexus device (the HTC Nexus One), and that was many years ago. The number three spot is nearly tied, with Samsung winning 11.66% of the votes, while its cross-town rival LG received 11.22% of them.

See the full results right below:

Poll: Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device?

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1. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

ok let us give sony a chance before it follow the path of Vaio

17. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I vote for Apple .... oh wait

21. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Just imagine the beauty of the "Sony Xperia Nexus Compact" oh my god i want it right now!! just take my money!!

29. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

jsyk they wont be calling it the "Xperia Nexus" but more like "Sony Nexus something" because anything that doesn't have Sony's apps and optimization won't never be an Xperia take the Sony Z Ultra for example

2. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Samsung obliviously

4. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

oblivion effect??

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....why so harsh ? Its only logical. Samsung has one the latest, best and vertically integrated hardware in the smartphone business. And we all know Google is the best when it comes handling the software side of things. So WHY NOT SAMSUNG ? Its not Google or consumers' fault that Sony is a failing business. They didn't do it right and they are paying the price. Why should consumer suffer just because Sony is unable to carry out a successful business and needs Google's help ? Think practically not like a fanboy.

27. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

More than 3 years later, I'm still using both my Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones! Brilliant devices, too bad that Samsung's own phones diverged so far from the standard set back in 2011 by them.

18. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Galaxy Nexus Edge? no sir thank you. Though i only use Galaxy phones, S4, S5, Note 4. But i believe a Nexus made by HTC would be great. Just my opinion

23. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015


3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

too bad sony mobile going instinct..

13. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Your grammar went extinct.

5. Somyatiwari59

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

We think that Xiaomi, OnePlus should not be in the list, i think lenovo too !! Sony should be given a chance !! HTC is a must but as we know that this time they made the Nexus 9 its kinda difficult maybe Motorola will make another Nexus we can also see from Samsung as they are also in line of best devices its hard to say as of now

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Personally I think Sony should've made the next Nexus 5 last year for people that weren't into phablets. It could've been a beautiful HTC/Motorola/Sony Nexus trio.

7. lee480 unregistered

Sony was offered to build the first nexus. Perhaps PA can mention that in the article as an interesting fact.http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2010/02/18/sony-ericsson-snubbed-offer-build-nexus/

25. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah they screwed their opportunity back them... but after that they started implementing things very closely to what google wanted... the first batch of Sony (sans Ericsson) phones were without SD card slots, Sony almost always offer tools for easily unlocking the bootloader, the UI design has been closer to stock than other major manufacturers... etc... So yea, they shouldn't have turned down the first offer years ago, but they deserve to have a second shot at a Nexus device.

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Nokia should make the next Nexus....

14. Phonecall01 unregistered

That would be pretty bad ass actually. Lumia built quality and camera running stock Android. I'd just hand them my money...

9. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

give sony a chance... yes its not gonna be high-quality hardware like normal flagships, but i'd like to see what sony can do designwise...

10. El_Saam

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2014


11. leechgod27

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Let Sony make a nexus and forget about nexus battery problems forever!!

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

Sony for nexus phone, Asus for nexus 7 successor, Samsung for Nexus 10 successor.

15. Phonecall01 unregistered

So far my fav has been LG...but I think it's time for Sony to have a go at it.

16. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

To fanboys: If you really love Sony, put your money where your mouths are. Buy their freaking phones so they won't go out of business!

19. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

If Sony would carry the next nexus brand, google should have it on a nexus4/5 pricing.

20. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

better engage with moto again.

22. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Right, because Motorola is doing such a bang-up job getting Nexus 6's in customers' hands.

26. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Apple should make the next one!! or maybe Microsoft.... can't decide :/

28. tute.95

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Nokia N99 android based nexus with pureview and OLED screen, THAT would be interesting

30. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

Vivo should have the next shot at making it. The brilliance of vivo phones should not be hidden in the far east only. Vivo make the best phones bar none.

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