Who should make 2016's Google Nexus device? (poll results)

Who should make 2016's Google Nexus device? (poll results)
Google's Nexus program has always been about showing off the best of Android, specifically when coupled with powerful hardware. For nearly six years now, we've been watching the Nexus line grow the number of manufacturer partners, the list of which now includes HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and most recently Huawei.

Some of the above phone makers have had more than a single shot at the paradigm, with Samsung and LG coming on top with two and three devices, respectively. Still, it's obviously not a case of Google favoring just one manufacturer, and so makers the world over have the opportunity to to participate. This makes the obligatory annual Nexus rumor phase kind of interesting, as we're always guessing who Google will partner up with next. But who Google ends up collaborating with does not always coincide with what the community would rather have. So we typically ask for your input, just like we did yesterday.

Nearly 3,100 of our users chose to participate, giving us a robust sample. And our audience's favorite? Sony, with almost a quarter (~25%) of the votes, gets the honor. Second in line is Samsung with about 16%, followed by Google itself with 12%, LG with 10%, and HTC with 8%. Huawei and Motorola grabbed ~7% and ~6% of the votes, respectively. In a way, these results make some sense, as Sony is the only maker not to have taken a stab at a Nexus, at least in terms of established brands. The idea that Google itself could produce a Nexus is also pretty intriguing, especially now that we know that it can do hardware with the Pixel C tablet.

Who should make 2016's Google Nexus device?

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1. shield

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nexus 2016 Huawei and LG.

5. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Why isnt apple not on the list?

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

because Apple doesn't deserves the Nexus tag..

13. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

never seem to amaze me where android fanboys store all of this hate.

21. aReefer

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Not on an iPhone, that's for sure. They don't have any storage capacity. Thanks folks, I'll be here all week. ;)

8. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

We being realistic here buddy!!!

16. egyptian3030

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

becuase of their failure in android APK language "move to IOS"

25. srgonu

Posts: 565; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

We don't want downgraded hardware specs

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Water Proofing Nexus! Sony!

3. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013


4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015


6. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Apple should be on the list

9. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

a Sony nexus phone would be awesome especially with waterproof capabilities and a Micro SD slot with dual sim not to mention superior camera but one can only dream sigh*

31. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I would let Huawei make another one, then Sony for sure. The 6P is an incredible device.

10. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012


11. Rocket

Posts: 697; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

a sony nexus with small bezels waterproof and capacitive buttons will be great.

12. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

oneplus or lg

14. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

My vote is either Samsung or Sony.

15. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

what is the point of a Sony Nexus device when the Sony UI already is near stock ? Lol.

19. Br125

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

You're completely missing the point of a nexus device in general if you don't understand why.

17. victory_zhou

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

BlackBerry. But only in dreams. However, a nexus with keypad would be great.

18. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

PA is wrong They choose sony cos no other OEM can produce those goddamn beautiful phone

20. Kamishiro

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

It would be a dream coming true if Nokia made it's comeback with a Google Nexus.

22. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

You people are hilarious.. SONY! Omg! Not a chance.

23. aReefer

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Well, in a presumed effort to keep their phones relatively cheap as possible, Google has apparently preferred to work with either emerging or 're-emerging' companies if we look back. LG wasn't too big until they got the Nexus contract. Motorola was in trouble until they got it. Asus was pretty unknown in many markets for tablets - until the Nexus 7. I think that Google will go with the companies that need a boost the most and thus will be the most prepared to play ball with them. I'm thinking maybe Meizu, Lennovo, or one of the other upcoming brands with a smaller footprint that would be capable of delivering a quality product that people will still be able to afford in sufficiently large numbers. In return, these companies would get the big break in the US market that they need and then they would be able to market other devices there much more easily.

29. Furbal unregistered

Meizu would be great. Hopefully they'd get their other phones over here if that happened.

24. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Kim Kardashian should in the list.

26. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...You don't like Jet Li or Paul Walker...

27. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Oh, I love Jet li and Paul, but FnF movies. Too many american cars. 1,2 and 4 still forgivable because the Godzilla and Imprezza WRX.

28. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012


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