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Tuesday Poll: Who Do You Want to Make the Next Nexus?

A lot of the talk this week coming out of Barcelona has been over who the next Nexus manufacturer will be. LG was the first to come out and make their public bid, but HTC wasn’t far behind, reminding the industry that Google has yet to make a decision. Samsung and Motorola have been quiet, but with Sammie receiving the nod the last two years, it would surprise us to see them get a 3rd consecutive shot. Motorola on the other hand is owned by Google now, so seeing them receive the first one post-merger would surprise us, however, you just never know with the way they have been talking.

Whoever does make this phone though, will be get Android 5.0 early and possibly create the next greatest phone ever. With the tech that was on display at MWC  from LG and HTC this week, you have to be excited about the 2012 Nexus.

Who Do You Want to Make the Next Nexus?

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  • Kresot

    i love my nexus but for a 2012 nexus I would want and think it could happen this fall. A moto nexus quad core with a ti omap 5 or tegra wayne processor
    1 or maybe 2 gig of ram 2 would be nice for a lapdock option
    a fast but really good 8 mp camera
    4.7 -5.0 screen 720p this is no biggie
    2500 mah battery
    32gb of really fast solid state memory many phones go cheap on this

    This would make for a bast that can do it all

  • G3spike

    If HTC makes the next Nexus, it will be the first Nexus with less than an hour of battery life.

  • YourMother

    I don’t get the Motorola love. The only good thing they have made was the Droid 1, which was a fantastic piece of hardware. There is no reason to assume they could succeed in making another device that was a head above and beyond others.

  • QtDL

    I’m more concerned who will be manufacturing the Nexus in 2013…..when I’m due for an upgrade. 🙂

  • Emily

    I want Nokia to make the next Nexus. Get out of Balmer’s bed!

  • mmeiklejohn

    Shocked to see Moto and HTC ahead of Samsung…

    • Mike

      My Nexus S 4G was a piece of junk

  • ProfessAndObey

    Asus Nexus PadFone, yes please!

  • Jim McClain

    anyone but samsung, the nexus was a fubur from the start

  • Fuzzypaw

    EVERY manufacturer should get to make a Nexus device, EVERY year.  So you don’t just have the one – you can pit the Moto 2012 Nexus vs the HTC 2012 Nexus vs the Sony 2012 Nexus and so on. Likewise, these would ideally come to EVERY carrier. 

  • Bob

    Give me retina display please.

    • The Rezound’s screen has a higher resolution than the retina display but it’s not a nexus and works on 2.3.   You could always root it and run an ICS rom, though. 

  • DanWazz

    Samsung has been doing a good job (I feel) with the Nexus line, so I wouldn’t mind seeing them get another one. Plus, I enjoy how vivid their screens look.

    I like HTC because my Incredible is pretty solid, but all their phones look the same. Its not a bad design, but the Nexus should look different then their other phones.

    Motorola would be a good choice. They make solid hardware, but I have hated the design of their recent phones. Those tapered edges are hideous. Also, they better put a top of the line screen on it if they win the contract. The screen on my Incredible (AMOLED) puts my friend’s DROID 3 screen to shame.

    • Mike

      Samsung has done a horrible job.  The Nexus S (I had one) was horrible.  Speakphone echo, weak signal, loads of issues while their Galaxy II lines where much better.  If I was Google I’d be pissed that they put obviously more effort into them

  • As soon as i saw HTC’s One X, I wanted it but with stock ICS. If HTC made the next Nexus I would want with that level of build quality and focus on the image sensor. 

  • I think Motorola has the quality part down, but their software sucks. I pure Google install on a Moto handset would be sexay.

  • Dskneon

    Apple!! Lmao

  • LG… or HTC… moto has great build quality, but screen is a concern… asus, nah, i have a transformer, and it’s very nice.. but nah… samsung, ok but lets give someone else a chance… so if you put naked android on an HTC device, its a win… i will say LG has the aptitude to do it right too.. based on my daily driver LG G2X from tmo… this phone has been rock solid for over a year and is VERY durable, sexy design, laser fast (first dual core to the consumer market, no one remembers that!) and beautiful screen… im running team kang’s ICS build based on early cm9 and it runs VERY smooth and fast… seems to compliment the hardware perfectly… love my G2X.. i was lucky enough to not get one of the bad batch that tmo sold… so lg would be good if they got it right out of the gate…

  • EC8CH

    Samsung makes their own screens which are the best in the industry. They make their own processors, memory, etc. I personally have had no issues with the radios they use, so other than their use of plastic for their exteriors I don’t see many areas they need to improve on.

    If we could get a GSIII with stock android, call it a Nexus or not, that would be one sweet phone.

  • EC8CH

    I wish everyone of those manufacturers would just release a top tier phones with stock android and then we would have more options than waiting for the Nexus phone each year.

    • QtDL

      Or simply an option in the settings to “Disable Manufacturer Skin”….nice thought but will likely never happen. 🙁

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  • Anyone other than Samsung. I’d prefer someone that hasn’t made one already. Spread the love. And as long as someone other than Verizon gets the damn phone. The Galaxy Nexus was a gigantic disaster. Couldn’t have been screwed up worse.

  • shooter50

    afraid of innovation are we?

  • shooter50

    build quality perception? you mean steel, gorilla glass and kevlar vs the plastic nexus. better stay off the pipe. you’re losing your mind.

  • Bionic_Pags

    As much as i would like to see Motorola make the next Nexus device, i think we would have had a better shot before Google took them over… to explain…they are doing their best to prove that just because they took over Motorola, they will not give them any special treatment above their other partners. Therefore, i have a feeling they will go out of their way to pick someone else for the next Nexus just to prove that point and make their other partners feel comfortable. We may see Moto with a Nexus after this future one is released. 

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  • CharlesJorgenson

    Moto simply because their build quality, call quality, and video recording quality is second to none.  I got to a lot of concerts.  loud concerts.  and if you record a video with an HTC phone, or even a Samsung phone you get loud crackly distorted crap.  But with a motorola and its noise cancelling that WORKS, you get nice music with maybe a little distortion if the bass is too heavy.

    My Droid X could do it, My Bionic could do it, and now my Razr can too.  every other phone i tried SUCKED at noise cancelling.  

  • Sqube

    Motorola’s major problem has been software, not hardware. I think they’d make a great Nexus.

    HTC made the original, and they believe in premium-feeling stuff. They’d make a great Nexus.

    Samsung only believes in plastic. They’ve had their shot. I don’t see where they deserve another one for the next Nexus.

    Sony makes some astonishingly pretty hardware, but the entire history of that company is littered with an unending desire to make proprietary stuff. I’d be surprised if I heard rumors that they even wanted to be involved in the process.

    No opinion on LG either way. They made the Revolution, which held the dubious honor of being the first generic LTE phone on VZW. Who knows what they can do?

  • jeffxallen

    As A Gnex owner, What is important to me is who will make the one after that.  Samsung makes the best screens and that is what I am looking at all day.  Sure the phones could have a better build and a better battery/camera and some days it will bother me.  But everyday I am happy to look at that screen.

  • Just a copy. Just a Sony. Sony just copy from Motorola Webtop.
    Motorola already release the biggest capacity built in battery 3300 mAH but still slim, MotoCast, Smart Actions. Sony doesnt have innovations. Until now Sony just release 1 unit Dual Core Smartphone.

  • Gladiator52x

    I really wanted to love my android galaxy nexus but after 2 months had to be true to myself, I wanted a phone that had all the cool bells and whistles and was reliable. 4G, I thought was important to me but battery life was not worth it. So I went back and swapped out my gnex for an *phone 4S. After 2 weeks I hate to admit it being an Android fan so long but this is what a smartphone should work like. All the apps work on this thing, software is flawless. Thanks Verizon for shaping out my phone.

  • SH

    IMO Samsung has done a great job with the GN, so they get my vote. My second vote would be Moto. 
    HTC phones are too bulky.

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  • webby

    If Motorola makes the next Nexus, do you realize that it might have a non-removable battery?  That is Moto’s recent history.  

    I am not very keen on a Nexus without a removable battery.

  • HTCfanboy

    Motorola fanboys… ugh.  The OG ain’t coming back! 

  • ryancooper143

    I wouldnt mid if samsung, htc, or moto……I want an htc phone with really good batt

  • Joshua

    Motorola forget it! Just so your phone can be replaced in 4 weeks by the Nexus II lite, Nexus II Maxx, Nexus II Employee kiss my ass version! No thanks! I want a phone that wont get one up’ed in less than a month. 

  • Jim McClain

    well samsung sure screwed the galaxy nexus up,doesnt say much for youwhen you release a phone with this many problems, then take forever to send updates to fix it, this one is my first and last samsung phone

  • Motorola Nexus Razr 5 will support Webtop with 2 GB RAM.

  • Milestone

    PLZ MOTO with qwerty keyboard and dont forget the SD card !!

  • nsnsmj

    Motorola with the most votes? Lawd no. You people have horrible taste. Sony or HTC should be making the next Nexus.

    • Facing off the fact. SonyEricsson fail so they separate or Sony buy Ericsson or whatever. HTC having boring design.

  •  The Nexus Experiment
    Google released the Nexus One in January of 2010, analysts from
    Barclays Capital predicted the device would sell between five and six
    million units. On January 5th, Goldman Sachs estimated a more modest
    3.5-million unit push.
    The phone was no slouch— it was one of the first Android devices
    to feature Qualcomm’s 1 GHz Snapdragon SoC, and it featured a 3.7-inch
    AMOLED display with a pure Android experience. But, when it hit carriers
    in the United States, they were only able to push far less than one
    million units. Goldman quickly recanted and degraded their estimates by
    70%. Barclays similarly cut their estimates and predicted the death of
    Google’s online sales store for the Nexus.
    Analysis firm Flurry
    counted 135,000 sales in the first seventy four days after launch.
    Compare that to one million sales for Apple’s first iPhone, and
    1.05-million for Motorola’s OG Droid, in the first seventy four days.
    The Nexus One was a sales failure by any measurement. Although it was a
    success in other areas, namely encouraging developers with a solidified
    platform, the first Nexus was an interesting failure.
    Why did the Nexus One fail?
    why did Google fail to push the amount of units desired? Well, analysts
    blame a few factors: T-Mobile, half-hearted marketing efforts, and a
    lack of support from El Goog.
    T-Mobile launched the Nexus One
    exclusively for a number of months before it was made available on
    another carrier— AT&T— unlocked without subsidization. Given T-Mobile’s smaller market share
    in the American carrier field, the Nexus One was doomed to fail from
    the beginning. T-Mo simply couldn’t push the amount of units that Google
    Having said that, T-Mobile failed to market the phone well in the first place. There were relatively few television advertisements featuring the phone,
    and a tiny online marketing push. In fact, Google threw the most weight
    with its homepage advertisement for the Nexus and major AdWords push.
    Still, for a phone to push millions of units, it’s expected that
    carriers spend at least a little bit of dough to bring in the buyers.
    a plethora of users complained that the Nexus One wasn’t supported well
    enough at launch. There were numerous issues with 3G reception and then
    WiFi once the Froyo update was made available.
    Moving Forward: Google’s Nexus S
    pushed out their second Nexus phone— the Nexus S— on T-Mobile,
    AT&T, and Sprint in the States. Analysts estimate sales increases
    around 140% on top of the Nexus One. That means we’re looking at
    possibly just over one million sales.
    How can we account for the increase? First, we’ll note that the Nexus S was available with a subsidy from T-Mo, Sprint, and AT&T.
    In the United States, consumers expect subsidized phone prices, so this
    helped push those Nexus S sales up. In addition, Sprint made a pretty
    large advertising push on behalf of their Nexus S 4G with the ever-popular Cats commercial. It seems that carrier advertising is a crucial component to the device’s relative sales success.
    the Nexus S sold nowhere near the Galaxy S II’s fifteen million units
    or the iPhone’s over twenty five million. Part of the reason behind the
    still-present failure here lies in the relative specifications of the
    Nexus S. Since it was essentially a release based off of Samsung’s
    already-released Galaxy S, consumers felt less impressed by the device.
    Galaxy Nexus: Google’s All-Star?
    Will the Galaxy Nexus be Google’s first sales success? Time will tell. For now, we can look at a few things the Galaxy Nexus
    has going for it: Verizon availability, excellent timing, revolutionary
    software, intriguing hardware, and that Android-obsessed cult
    Many Android fans groaned when Google and Samsung announced the initial exclusive availability of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon’s network. But, somewhere behind closed doors, analysts were grinning at the move. The Galaxy Nexus will be Verizon’s first Nexus release, but it’s certainly not the first Verizon Android device. In fact, Verizon holds nearly forty percent of the market share for Android devices worldwide. With devices like the Droid, Droid X,
    and Thunderbolt, Verizon proudly reps a storied Android history. So,
    Verizon’s a natural fit for a Google launch. In addition, with
    exclusivity, Verizon may be willing to push the device more than previous Nexus phones on other carriers.
    Since the device isn’t available on other carriers, it’s another notch
    on Verizon’s belt. It’s possible that the carrier could deploy
    television and/or in-store advertisements on behalf of the Galaxy Nexus in a way that T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint never matched with previous Nexus phones.
    two-year contracts in mind, it’s been just over twenty four months
    since the launch of the original Motorola Droid. Tons of Motorola Droid owners, Android frontiersmen of sorts, are looking out for a Nexus release. That means Google’s encountered nearly perfect timing for the launch
    of another revolutionary Android device. The millions of Droid owners
    on Verizon’s network may be looking to go Nexus when their upgrade bell
    Why would they go Nexus over Motorola’s new Droid RAZR or HTC’s Rezound? It’s simple— Android 4.0 aka “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Android 4.0 is arguably the largest update since Android’s release in 2007. It completes Google’s efforts to completely redesign the user interface behind Android phones. In a tech world
    that constantly emphasizes the greatness of “what’s new,” consumers
    will be instantly attracted to that substantial, brand new Android 4.0
    But, the Nexus isn’t just a great piece of software. In fact, the Galaxy Nexus
    is one of the first devices to launch worldwide with a high-definition
    720p display. It’s packing a dual-core processor, NFC support, and a
    respectable Samsung design.
    By far the biggest advantage for Google with the Galaxy Nexus: Android’s massive cult following. The massiveness of the Android
    blogosphere demonstrates the truly large influence of Google’s
    following. Users are so incredibly excited for this Android progress
    that they may flock to Verizon stores and hand over their money. This
    cult following’s made up of mostly 18-30 year old males with a healthy
    dose of tech knowledge. These are the guys that each person goes to for
    advice— “Hey man… which phone should I get?” Google’s banking
    on recommendations and general online buzz to push the Galaxy Nexus to the top. We know the device has already sold well among these communities of tech-obsessed nerds. The level of influence is up for debate.
    With all of these factors seemingly pushing the Galaxy Nexus in Google’s favor, we could see a massive improvement in sales over the last two Nexus phones. The software, hardware, and cult favoritism behind the Nexus’ buzz could propel this device initially. But, it’ll be up to Verizon in the United States to market the device in a way that no carrier has done before.
    Some analysts have speculated that Verizon will continue to push Droid RAZR sales over the Nexus throughout the holiday season. If true, this could mean a serious blow to Google’s Galaxy Nexus strategy. With the previous Nexus devices, bad sales numbers hinged on poor carrier support. It appears that the Galaxy Nexus’ success will again hinge on carriers’ desire to market the device. If Verizon chooses to proudly wear the Galaxy Nexus
    banner, we could see sales in the two to five million range. If not,
    the device will go down in history as yet another cult classic from
    Let us know your predictions in the comments!

    • Jim McClain

      you sure like to copy and paste

    • webby

      Come on Kellex, how about a limit on the number of words in a post?

  • yarrellray

    Don’t worry after GOOGLE see’s what the Galaxy S3 looks like with that 4.8 inch 1080p screen along with the quadcore exynos LTE as well as the 1.5 to 2gb of ram this device will have SAMSUNG AGAIN will be rewarded with the NEXT GALAXY NEXUS. Until HTC fiqures out how to get an quadcore processor playing nice here in the states on LTE they will never see the Nexus line that’s for sure. Dualcore snapdragon S4 isn’t enough to get the Nexus..Samsung has something real special here that will be shown to everyone at their private event and trust me this device will be on Verizon with the Exynos quadcore processor with LTE. This device will BLOW AWAY any smartphone in 2012 until the NEXT NEXUS ARRIVES. MARK THIS DOWN…

    •  Remember: Samsung already fail 2 times to bring success for Nexus Brand.

    • squiddy20

      Wow. You basically copied/pasted this from your crap postings at Android and Me, didn’t you? I said it there, and I’ll say it here, Samsung will NOT be producing the upcoming Nexus phone. They’ve made the previous two (yes, 2) Nexus phones. A third Samsung Nexus phone would most certainly alienate all other manufacturers and possibly push them away from Android. Despite what you may want to believe, Android is not just about HTC, Samsung, and Motorola. Time to get with the “real world” there Dicky.

  • Motorola Mobility already begin to work to make Motorola Nexus Razr around a year ago and also since before Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

  • jtwildman1

    I still believe motorola builds the best device on the planet. Take away the locked bootloader and moto ui and it would be a no brainer. Not that a camera from HTC or screen from Sammy wouldn’t hurt! Overall though, a moto would be the best choice..they are just built solid!

  • mcblue

    Asus! Nexus Padfone

  • So….if
    HTC Makes it:-Good Display-Quad Core Processor ( since the HTC one X uses it)-1Gb of Ram (Standard)-Beats Audio -Design similar to HTC One X? ( Assuming..since most of their designs are like that)-4G (Obv..)-Not sure about the radios-Uses polycarbonate material (which sites are saying is good)Motorola makes it:-Good Display-Duel Core Processor ( As of so far )- 1Gb of Ram (Doesn’t really matter…)-Great Battery-Great radios-4G-RAZR-like design? (which honestly I hate)-Made of Stainless Steel Samsung makes it:-Great display-Contour design ( Personal preference..personally, I like it) -Uses plastic ( terrible >.> but a case should fix that)-Quad Core Processor ( Since the Galaxy S III is rumored to be a Quad core as far as I remember)-4G-Bad battery ( unless they get it right this time)-Standard 1Gb of ram-Bad radios ( as far as from what I have read)LG or Sony…makes it:I don’t really pay attention to LG or Sony, so I don’t have any ideas about them.Cameras / megapixels / Sensors always change, so I’m not even going to talk about that.Opinions? I have only owned a Droid X but I always go to the Verizon Store to try other phones (I have tried the RAZR, Nexus, Rezound etc).My opinion:I really like the Galaxy Nexus but the only downside of it is the battery. So if Samsung makes the next Nexus with a great battery, I think it will be an outstanding device :).HTC.. their designs are good, just not as great as Samsung’s, I like how  the Beats Audio feature is integrated into the phone & how the phone comes with Beats headphones. Battery….I’m not sure… The HTC One X has a 1800 mha battery which is terrible. As far as I remember, the Rezound has a great display with a very high PPI.Motorola..I just hate their designs. I think HTC and Samsung always have better designs for their phones. I dislike how the Droid RAZR has curvy corners etc. Other than that, their software updates are buggy but …since it’s a Nexus I should not even mention that.

  • Xcution25

    A disquiet follows my soul at the thought of a quad core krait or dual core A 15 nexus made by Sony or HTC

  • mikeym0p

    With Mororola’s razr, and the build quality of that. With a nice AMOLED display and a decent form factor. I love how Samsung designs their phones ports and button locations relative to how people hold the phones.


    How about a APPLE NEXUS?