Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device?

Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device?
First, it was HTC. After that, it was Samsung's turn, twice. And then, LG took over, and was given a second shot at it again a bit later. Finally, Motorola stepped in.

What on earth are we talking about? The Google Nexus line of smartphones, of course. And in case we've picked your interested, the exact order of Nexus devices both past and present goes like this – HTC Nexus One, the Samsung Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and finally, the Motorola Nexus 6. Who's next? We honestly don't know.

If you had to choose, though, which manufacturer would you elect to the task? Would it be a do-over for one of the companies already on the list? Or would you pick a handset maker that hasn't yet had the chance to take a shot at the paradigm? Sony, perhaps? Or another, relatively new-to-the-scene brand? Let us know!

Poll: Which manufacturer should make the next Nexus device?

Amazon
0.3%
Asus
3.71%
HTC
19.45%
Huawei
1.02%
Lenovo
1.41%
LG
11.17%
Meizu
0.69%
Micromax
0.61%
Motorola
9.63%
OnePlus
4.26%
Samsung
11.89%
Sony
30.57%
Xiaomi
3.85%
Other (let us know!)
1.44%

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73 Comments

1. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Sony... pity them, google never remember this important partner

38. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Sony is about to sell its smartphone business. It think the time has come for google to produce its own nexus devices, instead of being dependent on other vendors and just like apple, their nexus devices should gain popularity

50. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

They might not be too interested in getting deep into hardware, they even sold off Moto I say Sony should do it, unless they intend to get off the map soon enough

71. mcwong644

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Google should follow blackberry. Designed by Google manufactured by Foxconn. Of course Nexus phone will be supported by Google.

73. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

isn't that going to piss OEM phone maker?

56. sgodsell

Posts: 7622; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Nexus will be a thing of the past with project Ara. Ara is the perfect spring board for Nexus hardware and software. It will take it to a new Ara (pun intended).

64. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

That's about 4 years away... remember that Android One isn't even 50% realized yet and are not speccing up as fast as it should. In the meantime I still think that Google still got some more ample rides on the Nexus train yet. As much as I'm rooting for Ara too the bread and butter hurdles are still there. Core component vendors are still on the fence save for Rockchip and Toshiba. If Googster can win out even Intel or MIPS in that'll be some huge coup. Rest of "conventional" partners seems to be still jittery about modules and its potential expected margins because now they gotta retool their designs and manufacturing processes around this new component type.

69. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

we've been spammed with the ara thing for ages now.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

I wouldn't mind if it was either HTC, LG, Samsung, or Sony.

11. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Google's software combined with HTC's/Sony's design...ultimate phone!

17. GeekMovement unregistered

I agree, HTC & Sony has some of the best looking phones (now I'm excited about Samsung's design with the Galaxy S6). LG Nexus 4 was my favorite design for the nexus line so far which is why I am curious to see how a nexus phone would look from them now. Samsung had the nexus phone with a really high rating on PA (9.5), and with a new more "premium" design coming along this year (and hopefully continuously in the future), I'd be curious to see what they'd do with the nexus phone as well.

25. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

definitely, nexus 4's design is hard to replicate

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think Google should contract Sony, HTC, LG, Samsung, Asus and Motorola. Each have a Nexus version of different screen size and design. That will also solve their supply chain issue.

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5817; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, I liked the idea of the rumored Android Silver program

59. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That would be interesting, but if anything that would complicate supply chain issues. Google can barely handle one hardware supplier, now they'd have to handle six?

66. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

and over saturate the market like Samsung is? No thanks

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Sony!

4. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Sony might just need it this time now that they are in the red, since Google seems to offer the Nexus to manufacturers who needs some leverage.

5. nmanupriya

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Nokia

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Samsung and Sony. Samsung for Nexus 10 successor and Sony for a phone.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

My first choice is Sony, second choice would be Huawei.

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Xiaomi (impossible i know) or HTC or LG again.

10. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Xiaomi is possible, but need to wait another few years more because they need to expand in more countries first. But if Google wants to choose a Chinese manufacturer to make the next Nexus device, I think that would be Huawei first since they're almost everywhere around the world.

39. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Even if Xiaomi does expand tomorrow, a Mi Nexus would make no sense for Xiaomi since that would promote Google services, Xiaomi's direct competition for its services. Xiaomi is a software company first, it doesn't make money from hardware and it surely wouldn't want to partner with Google if they were to take a different path.

9. Biernot unregistered

sony !!!!!!!!!

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

samsung! they have made the nexus s and galaxy nexus successful phones that sold very well

13. valneja

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

sony nexus would be awesome

14. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Sony !

15. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Sony should make a durable waterproof Nexus 5!

16. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

At current Nexus prices what's the point?

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