LG And Sony To Release Google Nexus Smartphones?
New smartphones will promote Android partners and a Samsung tablet could be on the way
The company has previously released devices manufactured by HTC, Samsung and Asus and it has been suggested that the move to release a number of devices is to promote its Android partners struggling to challenge the dominance of Samsung on the platform.
The move would also do much to reassure Android manufacturers that Google will not give Motorola any preferential treatment after it acquired the company.
Nexus Smartphones On Their Way?
The existence of the Sony-manufactured Nexus X and the LG Nexus 4 have not been confirmed, but a Google software engineer has reportedly posted pictures to his Google+ page that purport to be taken by the LG-made smartphone.
It is believed that Google will roll-out a new version of Android which will introduce a new Gmail app and minor additions such as swipe to delete.
Google has traditionally used the Nexus brand for reference phone platforms to show Android manufacturers what is possible with new versions of the mobile operating system. Its current flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, hit the shelves last November and introduced version 4.0 of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, which included a number of new features.
Samsung also built the Nexus S in 2010, while HTC created the Nexus One which debuted earlier this year. Google could enlist the support of Samsung once again as it has also been rumoured that the search giant is in talks with Samsung to release a tablet following the phenomenal success of its first branded tablet, the Google Nexus 7, which was released earlier this year.
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