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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?


  • angermeans

    I must say I’m shocked that all the people here still have an obsession with Motorola. I would have to say that is the least company I want to get the Nexus line (I like corners on my phones and devices and I also want a good screen). I hope HTC gets another or just keep giving it to Samsung, but lets see a quad core Exynos in the next one.

  • I say YES to Motorola as long as they have an unlocked bootloader!

  • i really hate moto phones.. Hopefully google changes some crap and it all gets better, but as it stands right now, if it was a moto phone, i would have to pass.

  • Interstellarmind

    Also: HTC’s been doing great work unlocking boot loaders and giving customers what they want. Samsung has run the well dry on the nexus- time for something new.

  • kixofmyg0t

    I cannot believe Motorola is in the lead on this…….are the “G-Nex” owners asleep or something?

    Ive watched for over a year as this place has turned into a Moto-hate battle ground and everyone gobbles Samsung’s dick. 

  • Interstellarmind

    Obviously, the majority of you need to get over Moto. The OG Droid was the only good thing they did. HTC all the way! (Great chips, great cameras, and sound thanks to beats)

    • Azndan4

      Anything is better than Motorola.

  • Fawzi94

    Moto build, sound and radio, with a Samsung design and screen + stock android = biggest win ever.

  • Want googorola to make it. Unlocked bootloader, stock android os, on that crazy good moto hardware. It’s like the OG Droid all over again. I got it, they can call it the Droid Nexus. It’s like Galaxy Nexus but less horrible Samsung and more epic og droid style motorola.

  • HTC G1 as the first Google Phone have totally fail product and Google get struggle. 2 unit Samsung with Nexus name also have fail product. I have Motorola Razr, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note. The screen of Motorola Razr and Motorola Droid Razr more awesome than Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note. I hope Motorola will release Motorola Nexus X or have name Motorola Nexus Razr.

    • Azndan4

      You are retarded.

    • mustbepbs

      Not sure if serious? RAZR display vs Galaxy Note? That’s even more ridiculous [email protected]:disqus ‘s comment.

      • RagingBull

        Watch your mouth, nothign I’ve said is as rediculous as anything you’ve said.

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  • Mr.Pinky

    Whoever does make this phone though, will be get Android 5.0 early
    >phone though, will be get android 5.0
    >will be get android 5.0
    >will be get

  • Motorola!

    j/k, lol

  • Jonathan V Ly

    It will be Samsung. They have proven in the Nexus line and the SII line that they know what the Nexus enthusiast wants. Maybe HTC has a chance, especially with the work they have been doing with the HTC dev website for unlocking boot loaders.

    Motorola will and should not get a Nexus opportunity. HTC and Samsung have both made their skins but Samsung is the only one that has not locked a bootloader.

    Motorola has shifted blame to everyone except itself. HTC has retroactively unlocked TONS of boot loaders for their phones, and while its not the openness of a Nexus, its better than what Motorola has done. Unlocked my gf’s incredible 2 and guess what? Its on Verizon, which Motorola had said before that they were preventing them from doing it.

    Also, there is the Nexus line too, which should be the model.

    • guest

      Its funny that some of you think getting to build the Nexus is some kind of great great honor. Like google flies you out to a 5 star hotel and hooks you up with a kinky asian masseuse if you get the contract.

      I mean is it just me or isn’t it bidding to build a phone that won’t really outsell any other device and has limited carrier appeal? Is there something I’m missing that makes the Nexus program so great?

  • Sporttster

    Absolutely no way with Moto. Locked BL’s and unresponsive management. Forget em….Sammy….

  • CeluGeek

    Samsung’s Nexus phones are inferior in hardware specs compared to their Galaxy S equivalents. Somehow I feel Samsung did this on purpose so as to not have the Nexus phones cannibalizing sales of their own flagship devices. I think the next Nexus should be made by a second-tier manufacturer; maybe Pantech or Huawei. This is so the Nexus can be the best phone possible.

    Since I expect Google to continue the charade of Motorola being a separate division for one or two more years (to avoid a revolt from the other OEMs), I’m not expecting a Nexus device from Moto in the near future.

    • JaeLim

      No that was because Sammy’s Exynos processors in SGS series did not work with LTE radios. So they used the inferior OMAP 4, which interestingly is the same processor Moto likes to use.

  • Abba dalla

    Why would people vote for motorola? Did everyone forget how they still have not come through on a promise to undo bootloader locks or unlock them? HTC makes some of the finest devices, which also have some nice cameras, which Samsung doesnt have, and motorola kind of has. On top of that HTC makes some nice hardware to run on as well, but i could see people voting for samsung with the new processors they are using. HTC however will use their new hardware to hopefully help get rid of their god awful android battery issues. Sony doesnt bring anything to the table, LG is just a follower, and someone else, maybe Acer or even google themselves???? 

    • Whoopwhoop

      I voted for Motorola because I want my next Nexus to have good speakers, good reception, good build quality, they can buy the display from Samsung or LG for all I care, but I really don’t even mind their qhd pentile panels as it is, but the first three are my requirements and the way I see it only Motorola does those three consistently.

  • Jwhap

    I would like to see Samsung screen and design, Motorola’s radio and build quality, HTC’s unique ability to grab gps quickly!

  • Rhoward

    Why does the nexus have to be built by one manufacturer??? Google should just take the best of what technology is out there and put it into one GOOGLE branded/manufactured phone. Personally, i would like to see a phone with Motorola’s built quality/materials ,samsung’s beautiful displays ,HTC’s camera’s ,and a new quad core processor. It shouldn’t be about who builds it. I should be about what actually gets put inside of the device.

    • because that would be an unprofitable logistics nightmare maybe? Think about it, you’d have to source parts from from at least 4 companies or more, ship them from the suppliers who build those parts for those companies, and have them assembled in some google owned factory, which to my knowledge doesn’t even exist.

  • Heres what I would want:

    Samsung Super AMOLED HD Plus screen.
    Samsung Exynos quad core A15 processor.
    Moto radios, speaker, and build quality.
    HTC Camera.

  • Cannot express how badly I want a Droid Nexus made by Motorola. Droid line devices have been the best I’ve used. Combine that with the unlocked bootloaders that motorola refuses to give us and you’ve got one hell of a device. Until HTC shows me that the One line is truly different from the last year of HTC devices I can put no faith in them. LG definitely isn’t ready on the hardware side to make Google’s flagship and Samsung has had its turn (and done fantastically). Sony has shown us some great devices but they’ve only been on the map a short time.

    I would hope that the next Nexus device is fully, 100% open. By that I mean that will launch on all 4 of the US bigs as well as full compatibility with the subsidiaries and of course internationally. So far, someone has been left out in the cold on each Nexus release. Verizon users were very upset about the Nexus S while everyone but Verison subscribers feel a little slighted by the carrier’s exclusive hold on the G Nex.

  • delta echoe

    Motorola as long as they don’t put one of their crappy screens in it

  • weapon x

    I don’t know why you guys are acting like you don’t want moto to make the next nexus. Look at the numbers you guys are posting up..it’s moto by a long shot..why? Because like all of you know (but may not all admit) Moto makes the best phones. Period.  Solid and functional. I truly believe that if given the chance, they will put an HD screen on the next Nexus phone. You know you nexus owners wish moto had made the last nexus..I know most if not all of you voted for Moto as the next maker…Just like us Razr owners  wish that the Razr came with ICS, you Nexus owners wish it was made by Moto…not Crapsung

    • No I am glad samsung made the nexus. Moto screens suck. Whats the most used thing on a phone… the screen. Don’t think moto will make the next nexus just because google owns them now. Then are still going to chose between multiple companies.

  • Elpresador

    I vote everyone gets in on it….Samsung screen, cpu; HTC camera; Moto radio, body hardware

  • Azndan4

    If you buy another Motorola phone you are an idiot. Just a blind sheep like all the iPhone users. Motorola makes the worst phones now. Why? Pentile, low resolution screens. Locked bootloaders. Buggy software. Defective hardware on two of my last three Motorola phones.

    In addition, informed consumers should recognize the fact that on multiple occasions Motorola has made promises to unlock their software and broken those promises. Not to mention their inability to own up to their own mistakes and simply blame them on verizon. Just look at their diasapointing sales numbers and the lack of developers supporting Motorola’s phones.

    • weapon x

      People can choose to buy whatever the hell they want. You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else, if you don’t like moto..don’t buy it, but do not attempt to sound like you are some professional in the mobile field…the only idiot here is the one that cannot respect his fellow androidian….

    • shooter50

      Homey, its not the Razr with disappointing sales its your beloved nexus. Outside the nerd community no one even looks at the nexus.

  • dylan84

    Definitely want to see Moto do the next Nexus phone.

  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    I would like for Google to make it themselves. 

  • With the way Moto has been going I don’t understand why any android fan would want them to make a nexus phone.

    • TheAwesomessMan

      I’m sure it won’t be locked a lot of people assume Google won’t allow that to happen to their Nexus plus I believe the screen would probably be updated to Super AMOLED HD. Just think a phone with probably the same thickness as the Razr Maxx if not smaller with a 720p/1080p Super AMOLED HD display, a 2mp FFC/8mp RFC, a 3500 mah non-removable battery with 16 on-board memory and 32gb pre-installed micro sd card. Also, a 2.0 ghz quad-core T.I. Omap 4470 processor with NFC included. All wrapped in a Motorola build quality phone of 4.7 in.

  • Kuboo99

    While not likely, the Asus Nexus Padfone. That would be pretty sweet.

  • I love my GNex and loved my G1 and DInc, but none have the radio, sound, or build quality of my D1. A Moto Nexus would be the tits!

  • David Hayden

    I voted for Motorola, but I wouldn’t mind a Sony Nexus.

  • I didn’t really know what to look for when I got my first phone and I just got lucky when I picked the Droid X, which was perfect for me since the dev community heavily supports it, and when I get a new phone in 2 months I’ll be getting the Galaxy Nexus because that customizability from the devs is probably the most important thing to me. It’s just an added bonus that it gets new android versions first, and is good hardware. So I figure if it has that moto-mojo we seem to like (even though we bitch about Blur), and is now sort of incorporated into Google, and earns the Nexus name, then it will be awesome.

  • Wingroa13

    It should be called Motorola Nexus

  • cloud36426

    I have been completely satisfied with Samsung Nexus devices. Good build quality and can’t beat the screens . Moto really has turned me off.

  • Yellowcanary73

    Why dont they update the Galaxy nexus and fix all the problems before moving to 5.0

    • KevinC

      you can’t be serious.  you think android 5.0 is going to come out before any galaxy nexus updates?

  • Craig

    There is no hesitation here. Nobody makes a better radio than Motorola. I would love to see the next Nexus being built my Motorola and instead of just building it for VZW make it a completely unlocked global phone that supports CDMA, GSM, and LTE.

  • Qwerty

    Ahaha, Motorola is winning by a landslide. Is that really a surprise? But if they did make the next Nexus, or any other Nexus device ever, all the other OEMs will bitch and cry and move to other OS platforms. 

  • KRS_Won

    Food replicator require 6GB ram and 11,000mah battery.

    Should include solar power, too.

  • Shane

    Motorola radios and build quality with a Samsung screen and openness would make me one happy boy, but that’s a little unrealistic to say the least.

  • Bionic

    Yanno what, im , me, this guy is gonna build it.  IM gonna start a company called “BORG”  and the phone will be called the Borg Nexus.  When the phone boots up it will show a rotating cube and it will say “you will be assimilated.”   It will feature:

    – 4.7 inch super HD 2040p HD screen
    – 5.5 GHZ QUAD CORE 
    – 4GB of RAM
    – Phaser emiter for self defense
    – Fallatio port
    – wireless HDMI 2.0
    -802.1 wireless b/g/n/t/r/z
    – holographic projector
    – 100 terrabytes of cloud storage
    -50GB onboard storage
    -food replicator (tea earl grey anyone?)
    – 10,000mah battery

    • don’t forget refrigerating, umbrella, and teleporting capabilities

    • Wyveryx

      – Fallatio port huh? O_°
      New meaning to jacked in? Better yet, you better unplug soon or you’ll drain your battery 🙂

  • Armorthane

    As long as it’s on Verizon and has a battery on par with the one in my RAZR Maxx, I’d take it in a heartbeat if it was built by Motorola!

  • I want a Moto Nexus.  Yes they lock their bootloaders, but a Nexus would be unlockable.  Moto makes great well built hardware and their radios are the best in the business.  

  • The Nexus program is ridiculous — they should let any manufacturer work with them to make a phone with the latest version of Android, provided they agree to make it a pure ‘Google experience.’ That’s what we all (mostly) want anyway; all the carriers and manufacturers should have them. Then maybe ICS wouldn’t still be on just one phone after four months!

    • TheDude

      Google creates the updates so a larger number of phones would be a burden, and a distraction. That being said, I don’t see any manufacturers out there rushing to put out an all AOSP (plus proprietary bits) phone.

      Hmm, I wonder if Google drops licensing charges and lets the oem do the rest.

  • WickedToby741

    I want HTC to take a shot at it with a Tegra processor. By the time we’re looking at the next Nexus, they could easily have the Tegra 4 ready with LTE. HTC can make some really solid devices and the only draw is Sense. WIth a Nexus device, that’s no longer a problem. They should call it the Nexus One X. Or maybe just Nexus X.

  • Maniko (Meister_Li)

    Also, Motorola really doesn’t deserve a Nexus. They just don’t see the people using and buying the phones nor of the people developing for the phones as their customers. Their only customers are the providers and they buckle to their every demand like spineless idiots.

    They need to change their attitude, otherwise they can go and rot for all I care. And even if it’s just 15-20% of customers that care… Those are still enough people to warrant attention. Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and Asus all realized that, but Motorola is still stubborn as ever.

    • Bionic

      motorola will come along, they just fired dipshitt.  he was the one holding them back

    •  True, Just because they make a Nexus doesn’t excuse them from ignoring the current customers.

    • They also make crappy screens. 

      • kixofmyg0t

        They dont make any screens. They buy them just like everyone but Samsung. 

  • How about Nokia?

    • Bionic


    • KevinC

      be serious.  they dont have a single android phone

      • In all seriousness though, I think it would be interesting to give sony a chance.

  • Bionic

    Imagine a Motorola Droid Nexus MAXX.  A nexus phone with a 3500mah battery and motorola build quality.  helllll yeahhhhhh

    • Except the screen would ruin it. It would have to have the Super AMOLED Plus HD screen for me to buy it.

      • tharealoc

        yeah cuz that razr screen sucks…*sarcasm*

        • staticx57

          Compared to the GNex or Rezound it is.

          • RagingBull

             bullcrap, the Nexus’s screen is just the same screen with more pixels and inches and less brightness, the Rezound’s screen is less bright, has duller colors and it washes out easier.

          • staticx57

            Don’t forget they are much sharper than the Razr.

          • RagingBull

            touche, and it would matter to me, but I don’t watch movies on my phone or anything less than 10 inches  and hand held for that matter. Still it is what it is.

          • mustbepbs

            You’d have to have your head pretty far up your a$$ to not see a gigantic difference between the GNEX/Rezound screens and the RAZR screen. It’s like night and day. I can smell your buyer’s remorse from here, friend.

          • RagingBull

            Hey how about you try to refute something I said instead of basically going “nuh uh!”? And you must be smelling your own upper lip, because I don’t own any of the three…still months away from my upgrade chief.

          • mustbepbs

            So why argue that the clearly inferior screen not only by specs, but all of the reviews, is on the same playing field as the GNEX/Rezound if you don’t even own it?

            If you can’t tell the difference between 540p PENTILE and 720p, you need your eyes checked. Yes the GNEX is pentile, but it’s almost impossible to notice, whereas the RAZR’s is simply impossible to ignore.

          • RagingBull

            Because I’m not arguing by reviews and I don’t need to own the device to know what it is and is not?
            When I see a verizon store, sometimes I go inside of it to see what all the hubub is about. They’ve got Razrs, they’ve got Nexuses(Nexi?), they’ve got Rezounds and they don’t seem to mind if you mess around with them.
            You say I need my eyes checked, I say you probably need to take the phone away from your nose when you’re using it, if you can make out subpixels on the Razr’s display. Yeah I don’t have perfect vision, just about average I’d say. Not like I walk around with coke bottle glasses.

          • mustbepbs

            But how can you read the writing on the wall and deny it? You don’t even have to get close to it to see the subpixels and graininess. The display is a thousand times better on the GNEX/Rezound.

          • RagingBull

            are you not getting that I don’t see subpixels at a normal viewing distance? I’ll say it clearly for you. In a Verizon store, side by side, at normal viewing distance, I do NOT see subpixels when looking at EITHER from a normal viewing distance. I’m sure they’d show up on the Razr well before they did on the Nexus, but I wouldn’t be caught dead having my phone that close to the front of my face.

            Look fine, if you see them and it bothers you so much, and that’s all you care about, cool whatever it’s a thousand times better. Howvever I think for the rest of us, with human and not Killer Whale/Eagle vision…nah, not even close.
            And I’ll only say this once more, the Rezound’s display is definitely NOT that good, already covered it, won’t go into reasons again.

            I will say this though. I saw two that had a crazy green tinting to them at two very close stores. Moto might have some quality control or calibration issues with those panels. Samsung did have some issues with their S3 powered SAMOLED+  equipped devices in the past though.

      • kixofmyg0t

        Google the Motorola XT928. 

  • Jak_341

    Forget Motor. No company that locks a bootloader and uses a crapoy skin deserves a Nexus. Samsung has knocked both Nexi they made out of the park. Personally, I would love to see Google sign Samsung ro an exclusivety contract to be the sole maker of Android phones.

    •  I agree with the first half but would like to see diversity in Nexus manufacturers.

    • Bionic

      crappy skin?  are you trying to tell me ANY of the skins are “good?”   

  • cbstryker

    Anyone BUT LG! Please for the love of everything holy, NOT LG!

  • Katobugs

    If moto makes a slide out nexus…hello new OF DROID lol. That will bring motor back into the playing game, then maybe they will see how much everyone hates blur…..

    • Katobugs

      OG ..Moto …dam auto correct..

    • NO NO NO NO SLIDING KEYBOARD!! Sliding keyboards are a old people that can’t get used to on screen keyboards.

      • JarHead

        such verbal garbage…
        I’m 24, I travel on a regular basis, and when I’m not in close proximity to a computer I use my phone to send out urgent emails. I’m not about to sit here and type out 4 paragraphs on a screen, it’s just not natural, and having the keyboard on screen limits your ability to check what you wrote as you write it. On screen keyboards will never fully replace a good hard keyboard, whether you would like to admit it or not

  • cb3ck

    Nokia.  Slap some new hardware in the 900 body, upgrade the display, and you’d have a sure fire winner.  At times I find myself lusting heartily after that beauty of a phone…

  • Does it not seem slightly hypocritical to vote for Moto? OG was great and all but lately they have kinda been blowing it on the unlocked front…almost doesn’t seem like they deserve the next nexus.

    • Bionic

      are you aware that probably at max only 10-15% of android users give a flying shitt about unlocked bootloaders?   Most just want vanilla android.  He has taken polls on this very website and like i said 10-15% care about the stupid bootloader.  

      • Turn-around time for devs is much quicker with an unlocked bootloader. 10-15% is a pretty large group of people, probably behind vanilla android. I certainly agree with your statistics, but its tough to vote for a manufacturer that has gotten little love since their original droid…that’s all

      • mustbepbs

        If you think about it, the 10-15% you speak of has a bigger impact than you give credit for. I know for myself, when I recommend a smartphone to someone I know, I take business practice into account. Moto has had bad business practices with customers and especially update schedules, so I don’t recommend their products to anyone I know. 

        Suddenly that 10-15% turns another uneducated 10%+ to the “care about the stupid bootloader” side of things. If Moto wants to turn things around, it has to appease the enthusiast and hardcore crowd. Moto needs support from people like us to succeed. Other OEMs understand this, they need to too.

  • Ahhh tough choice. I have no complaints about my gnexus except that its made of the same materials one may find in say……..a dry erase marker. I think Moto’s one major strong point is build quality. If Moto could make a phone with a screen that is worth looking at, It may do well in mobile market. And can someone please tell them to stop with this flashy kevlar crap. I know its a dead horse subject, but I am holding out that some exec at moto is reading our posts. I don’t, nor will I ever fear my phone needing to survive blunt force trauma via a bullet, bat, or whatever it may be. And if I did, I wouldn’t care at all about my phone. Give us something functional like maybe scratch resistant glass or metal….

    • Bionic

      i see your point, but its all opinion.  some people love the kevlar 

  • Bionic

    Has anyone noticed that motorola is running away with this vote?   Yeah baby, moto all the way.

  • PigHeaded

    Sony Nexus Play…booyah!

    • Bionic

      no thanks, ive lost almost all respect for sony.  their tv’s are no longer the best, hell, nothing they make is the best anymore.  Samsung has totally thrown them off the mountain

  • Maniko (Meister_Li)

    I’d like to see Sony’s past efforts for the open source community rewarded. And they make quite good phones, too, if a little too late to the game to be technologically relevant… But, then again, the Galaxy Nexus also was a little bit behind the curve when it got released.

  • Rodeojones000

    Anyone but HTC.

    • Bionic

      amen, worst cell phones ever

  • Amenemhat1

    Definitely not Samsung! I am so disappointed with the antenna on this
    thing, I barely get 3G and rarely get 4G. My OG DROID was soooo much
    better at getting and retaining reception…. First and last Samsung phone!

    • ddevito

      Are you running 4.0.4? I noticed a TREMENDOUS difference in reception with 4.0.4 and the new radios.

  • Moto quality build. Verizon phone. Pure/clean Android OS. Quad-core phone. Yes.

    Will we get at least one of those? Maybe. 

  • Anthony Alves

    motorola + unlocked bootloader + verizon please

  • I am really between Sony and Samsung. Samsung for their screens and processors, but sony for build quality and design.

    • Bionic

      sony?  psssh

      • Sony’s phones look the best in my opinion. Their build quality looks the best. They just lack in the hardware area.

  • Stephen D

    Samsung. Screw Moto. 

    • Bionic

      i love samsung too but seriously?  Sammy dropped the ball with the radio on their last nexus.  They wont be getting a 3rd try

      • ddevito

        Do you own a GNex?

        • Bionic

          i own a bionic and my brother has a gnex and we’ll be in the same room and compare signal and his is always 1 or 2 bars while mine is maxed out.  How does that make any sense?  Simple answer?  Sammy put a POS radio in their phone.

          • KevinC

            only an uneducated consumer uses bars to compare signal quality.  LOL.

          • Bionic

            im not, im using “network signal info” from the android market

          • ddevito

            Do you read the actual signal strength or just looking at the falsely read signal bars? And what version is he running?

          • Bionic

            yes we are using an app in the market called network signal info. it gives you all the info you need

          • Bionic

            he just got an update this last week

          • ddevito

            I upgraded to 4.0.4 and flashed the new radios and see a HUGE improvement.

          • Bionic

            he saw improvement too.  dont get me wrong, not like he has dropped calls or anything.  But its enough of a difference that say we both ran speed test.  He would get 15mbps and i would get 25mbps.  not really a big deal but still, ir proves my radio is better.  

          • ddevito

            Moto radios are better, I can’t argue that. I’m just tired of the GNex radio bashing here. 

          • Bionic

            ill admit to bashing the radio that came stock on it out of the box. kudos to them for pretty much fixing it tho. Dude i love samsung, it would be my 2nd choice behind motorola.

          • ddevito

            Frankly I don’t care – unlocked bootloader + stock Android so I bought it.  🙂

            The build quality isn’t quite a Droid – I admit I do miss the Droid branding and I do miss my OG’s ruggedness. I never had a cover on it. I wouldn’t dare drop my GNex or take it out of its cover. It’s a priss. A delicate genius if you will. :p

            HD screen with it? Made the deal sweeter.

          • Bionic

            Oh yeah for sure. I dont have a case on my Bionic because i know its not fragile. had it since day one and there isnt a single blemish on it.

            I totally understand. Im the kind of Android user that simply slaps GoLauncher on my phone so i dont care about skins and all that. I did love vanilla on my OG Droid tho.

  • BrianBrick

    More important for me than who i want to make it is what they make it with. I like moto’s materials most of the time but I want a samoled gorrilla glass display, no pentile technology. I want a super fast but battery friendly processor, so it doesnt have to be quad-core but that would be great. And also very importantly i want accessories for the damn device when it launches and fully funtional ones at that, which puts most ahead of samsung in this race for me.

    • Bionic

      are you aware of the Razr screen?  its the same as Samsung

      • ddevito

        You’re joking right?

        • Bionic

          its the same technology. Im not saying it looks as good. But it looks better than pentile. Thats all im saying

          • ddevito

            Same tech? Perhaps. But there is quite a difference. Don’t get me wrong, the gnex has faults but it’s display isn’t one of them.

  • I would like an open-Moto but won’t happen, they just can’t give themselves the Nexus. And well, Sony is doing a great job keeping their phones updated and giving great support, the same with HTC. As long it comes to Mexico, I don’t really care.

  • sgtguthrie

    Who cares, as long as it’s on Metro PCS!

  • KRS_Won

    Google should change the policy where every manufacturer can make a Nexus, as long as it has the same specs (OMAP 4460, 720 screen, NFC, etc..)  But, every OEM gets to put their own style to it.
    Instead of Google picking which company has the best overall submission, it takes the best hardware from each company. This would ensure competition between companies. Moto gets better screens (who has seen Moto’s HD), Sammy gets better cases, HTC gets better batteries..  Don’t like  Samsungs style, get a Sony Nexus, or Motorola Nex.  Every OEM= One Pure Android Device. $50 premium for making sure you get upgrades early. And every manufacturer can have their own line of devices with skins, be it Optimus, Xperia, Sense, TouchWiz, or Moto UI.
    Imagine a Nexus with truly the best of Android- a Super Amoled HD screen, HTC’s camera lens, Maxx battery life, Panasonic’s TV tuner..

    • KRS_Won

      And there should be a touch screen and slider version 😛

  • Samsung – Cheap Materials
    HTC – Small Battery
    Motorola – Bad Screens
    LG – Nothing revolutionary
    Sony – Little American Smartphone presence

    I would choose to go with Samsung again.
    While the materials may be cheap the phones are light with amazing screens.

    • Bionic

      not all motorola have bad screens.  the Razr screen is great.  

      • ddevito

        The Razr is a great phone…..DESPITE its display.

        • Darthseph23

          You make out like the display is that bad.  It really isn’t. I may not do full 720p like the GalNex or the ReZound, but I don’t see screen lag like other devices, even non-Moto devices with less resolution.  I do agree that most Pentile displays are not that great, but I’ve not had issues with color representation.

          Most of the people who have seen my phone, as a whole package including the display, some of whom are on older devices and don’t follow technology heavily, are very impressed with the Razr.  Even some iPhone individuals I know that are tech savvy are impressed.

          Maybe because I don’t do all this other crap people do with videos and higher end games, I don’t see the issues.  The Razr display is easy to read, has good color representation (which I don’t feel the GalNex my friends have does that well), and doesn’t have the lag some other Moto devices show (including the odd display choice on the Droid 4).

          For the OP – If you can tell any weight difference between the GalNex and the Razr, good for you, but I still think they are both practically the same wieght.  The Razr sits better in my hand however, though I know it doesn’t for others.

          • ddevito

            The screen was so-so when the phone launched. In 6 months it’ll be completely obsolete. You can’t ship a new phone with a mediocre screen and expect it to stay relevant for at least a year. 

  • Kinfolk248


  • GSAI

    Samsung screen, HTC build materials, Quasi-sammy/HTC/LG/Sony hardware design. Motorola durability and battery life. The best radios, cameras, sensors, and processors?


    • Jason Purp

       Open Handset Alliance at full force.

  • Jacob121791

    Who voted for LG?? Really???

  • Sp4rxx

    you forgot the “who cares” option…

  • I want Samsung. A majority of my time with a phone is spent on the screen, and I don’t think I could go without a SAMOLED screen again. From internals, I want a top notch processor, and even though Sammy went out of house for the GNex, the Exynos was the class of the last generation of mobile processors. Moto skimping on the screen doesn’t do them any favors, even if the OMAP 4 was a very nice processor. I suppose that if need be, I could use HTC, since the display in the Rezound was very nice, but I generally don’t like their use of Snapdragon processors.

  • RW-1

    Moto will not get it if they continue to follow the Jha.

    Nexus devices are open and unlockable.

    End of story.

    • Edgar

      He’s getting replaced though so it’s a possibility.

    • Bionic

      dude they just fired him like 2 days ago, where you been?

  • Wade Wilson

    Moto radio & speakers with a Samsung screen as long as the use one that’s properly calibrated and that doesn’t have those awesome blue artifacts…

  • fvqu

    I chose Motorola because unlike their software, their hardware never seems to fail. If its another Samsung then I predict they would limit the hardware and have slightly outdated specs again (Another 5 megapixel camera and outdated processor). And if HTC then there is no doubt the battery will suck.

  • ddevito

    I’d like to see a new player get the nod, like LG or Sony.

  • James_C_L


  • Tyler

    I personally don’t think that they are going to make another nexus device until Android 6.0, they have the Galaxy Nexus they probably are going to make it available for all carriers when Android 5.0 is released. That’s my guess. But when that does happen, I choose Motorola because of radios, speaker, and build quality.

  • Jordan

    HTC already got their Nexus, give Moto a chance at awesomeness.

    • Giving it to Motorola would be a mistake after the buyout. It just wont happen. Anyway, the radios on Motorola might be good but the build quality perception, just because it has an aluminum band around the outside is really foolish.

      • Bionic

        why?  keep it in house and make a bomb ass phone

        •  “keep it in house” is exactly why not. It will just push the other manufacturers away. Feed the flames that people like HP are creating.

          • Bionic

            do you not remember when this purchase first went down?  All of the other companies were singing high praise for it.  If they had any concern they would have voiced it then.  

          • To say “singing praises” is a stretch. They were behind the decision because it would help them fight all the lawsuits against their Android devices.

            If you don’t see why it wont be Motorola after what I said above, I don’t think I can convince you. It is a concern for other device manufacturers though, that Google would give preferential treatment to Motorola now.

          • Larizard

             I think, with the recent comment by Andy Rubin about “literally a firewall” between the Motorola and the Android team, they are setting this up for Motorola to have a bid on the next Nexus.

            Think about it. Why are they commenting and even focusing on the FUD that Whitman and the rest of the Apple-centric blogs have been screaming about?

            The only way for Motorola to have a chance to build the next Nexus, is for Google to establish, thrugh PR, that they are indeed “hands-off” with Moto’s operations. 

            Only then they can pull the “everyone bid and we were impressed by what Motorola came up with” argument.

          • They’d be concerned even if Motorola didn’t get the nexus device. I don’t think you understand the impact this buyout can have. They’re just covering bases.

          • MKader17

            I think that if the new windows OS doesn’t make a splash in the next 2 years then Google can do what ever they want. At that point the manufacturers are so invested in Android that changing to an unpopular windows OS wouldn’t make much sense. Speaking of Sense; seeing how well the OEM’s can skin android I don’t have much faith that they could create their own OS to compete with Android or iOS. 

            Google could go the vertical integration route to make a super Nexus and the manufacturers can’t do much. Could their be lawsuits on a company that gives there software to companies for free? 

          •  Sony is developing their own OS. It is linux based but still not Android. Samsung and LG have been all but forced to develop their own OS’s by the South Korean government. I haven’t heard anything about HTC but you can bet they’re not just sitting still without a backup plan.

      • TheDude

        It’s not perception, its called decades of experience building radio based devices to withstand daily use.

    • Oh yeah, and their screens can be OK(razr) but definitely the worst of all the main manufacturers.

    • AlexKCMO

      I think it would be PR suicide to give it to Moto. 

      Google is swearing up and down they won’t be giving preferred treatment to Motorola.  This would prove pretty loudly they are not giving Moto preferred treatment.

      Ideally, I think I’d like to see Motorola phased out and release 1 – 2 Nexus phones per year.  Kill the Nexus program entirely and make Google phones that are all Nexus devices, on each carrier.  Have a spring and fall release schedule for each phone, or just a summer release.

  • moto. regardless of design (which i honestly have no problems with their designs), moto has the best hardware. its made out of REAL materials, and just holding any of their phones you can tell its built to last. they just need to make sure they get a good screen

  • Don’t forget the keyboard, Moto. {{-_-}}

    EDIT: Please DO forget the PenTile. {{-_-}}

  • WrlsFanatic

     Huh.  Someone picked LG.  Go figure.

  • Liderc

    I’m surprised so many people want Moto to do the next Nexus.  Have we forgotten their design team and their screens?  

    If the next Nexus has a Moto-Pentile, I’ll be pissed. 

    • DanSke

      Right? Thats what I’m saying. Well could also use some Nexus Maxx in purple and white 2 weeks after the Moto Nexus is released. The screens are god-awful!

  • Ahsan

    If they released the Nexus on EVERY carrier simultaneously, like the iphone, it’d be much better. As long as Sprint can push out their LTE network by then. Who cares about T-Mobile? Sprint should drop The Galaxy Nexus and just get the next Nexus at the same time as Verizon and Att.

    AND: Moto. As long as the SCREEN IS GOOD. Or else HTC. 

  • mtyedavis

    I think they should give Sony a chance, they have really stepped up with their xperia line and have become a top tier manufacturer.

    •  I agree with this. Nobody is giving them credit though.

    • Larizard


      Looking at the new Xperia devices, the uniqueness of their hardware design (compare to say, HTC), and their ability to produce high quality display (comparable to Samsung), I think Sony should have the next go.

    • delta echoe

       sony has always made relatively nice products, their prices are what tends to keep them from having more market control

    • Sony makes decent products, but they are way overpriced.  It’s like buying a Lincoln Towncar, but paying the price of a Cadillac.  Sure, the Lincoln is a good car, but it’s not worth that kind of money.  Same with Sony products.

  • Paul

    Hoping for Motorola.

  • Well it would have to be on Verizon, then I would go with HTC. Unlike moto they are actually putting in some nice screens into their phones. Also if you have ever torn appart a moto you would know that most are built from a lot of plastic painted to look like metal, droid 1 ,2,3, and x1, x2, are full of plastic. Only a little metal to make you feel like its all that way. 

  • Bionic

    Motorola all the way.  Motorola hardware, radio, build quality are just better than others.  Not to mention motorola accessories are 2nd to none such as docks and cool gadgets.  

    It should be a no-brainer that motorola would be the next one due to them being owned by google now.  I hope it comes true because im due for an upgrade in may 2013.  

    • ddevito

      Unfortunately that’s the EXACT reason Motorola will never make a Nexus.

      • Bionic

        i disagree

  • Slickbmw84

    Motorola will make history by being the first to lock the bootloader a Nexus

    • delta echoe

       Not with google as their parent company

  • Drummer62

    What I would really like to see is 4.0.4 official for the current Nexus!!  C’mon!!!

    • Dj

       expect it next year ..lol

    • kixofmyg0t

      Oh wait you mean that the glorious “better than any phone past present or future” “ZOMG TEH NFC!!!!” Jesus phone “G-Nex” doesnt get updated like A TRUE FRICKEN NEXUS? 

  • Gary Patrowicz

    any one but moto 

  • Levi Wilcox

    The best build quality combined with bleeding edge tech is all I care about. I don’t give a damn who makes it.

  • wade_county

    Uhh… Motorola, duh.

  • Marvin de Pano

    I voted Moto since my OG seemed to get better signal than my GNex does now.

  • zepfloyd

    Too bad the obvious choice is essentially disqualified for about 3 years.

    • Greyhame

      hopefully only two, to catch those coming off contact with the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Drummer62

    I think HTC would be cool, plus it would be great to see them release a phone and not put sense on it. It would be great to see how a beast HTC device would really run without sense!

    • Tyler

      But that would make too much sense.

      • Brad Ross

        I see what cha did there!  😉

  • p_droid

    Doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a great product.

  • Will

    Moto radios, speakers and build quality on an open phone?  Yes, please!

    • Drummer62

       I do like his point too cause Moto sure does have the best radios and speakers.

      • WickedToby741

        My Bionic begs to differ on the radio part. My speakers have been prone to make odd noises too, but that could likely be a software issue.

    • Bionic

      yup, lke the droid 1

      • build quality… hummm  , really cant say the build quality is good. D1 and D2 sliders get loose and fall apart. Droid X and DX2 splits at the side. 

        • Bionic

          ummmm really? cuz my droid 1 was still in perfect condition after 2 years. I am 30 years old and have had a cell phone since 18, ive never had anything but motorola phones, they are that good. I dont own stock in the company or anything, their phones are just plain good and long lasting.

          • Michael G

            I would have to agree with Bionic.  Even though my OG is retired on my computer desk, it’s slider is just as good as the day I got it.  

        • delta echoe

           You must be really hard on your phone, moto’s phone’s feel very solid (although their software sucks and a lot of their screens are godawful)

          • I get a little teary eyed when I say this….But I accidentally ran over my d1 with a pickup load of firewood last year.  It crushed the screen, and warped the phone so bad that it would barely slide open.
            However, I powered it on, and it still worked.  Even the shattered touch screen still worked perfectly (except for the shards of glass that stuck to my thumb when using it).  I was able to SBF to stock and return it for a new phone…sadly.  I miss my d1, sniff, sniff.  Moral of the story, I was pretty much completely sold on the build quality of motorola products after that.

      • Michael G

        Still one of the best phones, ever in my opinion.  It hurt me to leave Moto for Samsung.  lol

    • Daniel Simpson

      Crappy pentile  or older gen screen? No thanks

      • Jason Purp

         Give me an old-gen LCD screen with a 480×800 resolution and I’ll be more than happy. You can barely tell a difference between a regular resolution and a high resolution on a phone, and 99% of apps and Android wallpapers are made for 480×800 displays.

        • Colin Zack

          I disagree 100%. Everyone who takes a look at my Nexus notices how crisp everything looks on the homescreen. I couldn’t go back to the screen my DroidX has

          • ILuvSoPa

             I have a GNex and a Razr and the GNex screen is not that much better than the Razr if at all…

          •  then youre blind…

          • MonkeyWork

             Then you’re an idiot…

            P.S. – look up the word opinion.

          • mons

            It’s not an opinion when the two screens are clearly of a different quality.

          • Jason Purp

             You obviously don’t understand what’s going on. The one that looks “better” is all based on opinion. Maybe one screen is of a higher quality than the other. It’s still a valid opinion if somebody thinks the low quality screen looks better. Bye.

          • Aguesthere

             but he/she said “is better,” not “looks better”

          • Jason Purp

             It’s still an opinion. If you’re talking about how the screen works, like with subpixels and whatnot, then that is a fact. If you say the 2010 Subaru Outback is better than the 2012 Subaru Outback, it is still an opinion. I feel like cheese. Bye.

          • ThomasMoneyhon

            Its valid AND incorrect. Fact is the Nexus screen is better. Microscopes have proved this. Lets stop trying to help motorola. They put a crap screen in their phone. Thats fact. End of story.

          • shooter50

            if u need a microscope to see that its better then you lose this argument

          • Jason Purp

            I’m not trying to protect Motorola at all. I HATE the screens on the RAZR and Bionic. I think the Nexus screen is much better. However, I still prefer the regular 480×800 LCD screen to the Nexus screen. I haven’t seen the Rezound’s screen yet, so I can’t comment on it. But since it’s LCD, I’m sure I’d love that too. But it looks like most screens nowadays are PenTile, so my opinion is still pretty valid even though I haven’t seen the screen on the Rezound yet.

          • George264

            I can guarantee that the Rezound screen is slightly better than the Galaxy Nexus. Pretty deep black(very very gray) pretty bright colors. Only two things lacking. Viewing angles. and SUPER BRIGHT ULTRA BLAH BLAH AMOLED colors. Though, if you can wait, you might want to take a look to the One X, before getting rezoned. And that fireball thats coming. I gave my galaxy nexus to my dad, and ready to give my rezoned to my mom, and maybe getting a fireball or GSIII or iPhone5(unlikely)

          • LiterofCola

            and you’re a douche

          • Ginosylum

            You’re out of your mind. Do you have them both on 100% screen brightness? Say what you want about the GNex flaws, the screen is unreal

          • KRS_Won

            Don’t forget Motorola’s HD screen over seas.

          • angermeans

            which there is no reason shouldnt have been on the MAXX. 

          • T1392

            They are possibly saving it for this thing called DROID HD. Rumors of course but could possibly be true & no the HD wasn’t codename from a previous phone from my understanding.

          • ddevito

            based on?

          • feztheforeigner

            You’re an idiot. I own both and there is a very clear difference. The Nexus is MUCH larger, clearer, and has a LOT more colors and much deeper blacks!

            You must not have seen them together or you’re just literally blind because anybody could see it…

          • Manatti06

            Exactly.. That was a tough call looking at both the Razr n Gnex. if the Gnex wasnt out.. Id be gettn the Razr, Hands Down! Check the screen comparisons on youtube. not that much of a diff/very close

          • angermeans

            I have both as well and there is a giant difference even my non techy wife can see it. I won the Razr and I asked her if she wanted it and even she said no. 

          • Liderc

            You’re blind or you’re lying.  It’s not even close.

          • MKader17

            Plus being able to use your phone a 240dpi (the way Android handles resolution) is awesome.

        • If you can’t tell the difference between 200 dpi and 320 dpi, you may want to get your eyes checked.

          • Jason Purp

             Maybe I will

          • PigHeaded

            You have to turn the phones on first.

          • angermeans


        • angermeans

          Maybe you cant but after using my Nexus for a couple months I’m dying by all the screens I’ve used lately. I sold my Xoom (well, that was a horrible screen anyways), just got the PS Vita (which has a very nice screen, but still looks bad compared to HD Super AMOLED), and my six month old Macbook Pro (which actually has a great screen, but I cant wait for desktop higher pixel screens which I’m sure are coming). I wont buy anything without a nice screen and the whole argument that you cant tell a difference is ridiculous as the screens on the Rezound and Nexus completely squash the Razr and Droid4.

      • ThomasMoneyhon

        Agreed. Display is everything. I can always pair a headset with my phone and build quality on samsung devices isnt so bad, if it was google would have stuck with HTC because the nexus one had better build quality than the S

  • PVCS

    As long as it’s on Verizon I don’t care who makes it!

    • Daniel Simpson

      I doubt Google will put another Nexus on Verizon after this last BS they had to deal with.

      • GSAI

        You mean their own fuss?

      • Um, Verizon will definitely get another Nexus.  The Galaxy Nexus release was all their fault.  And even after all the delays, the thing still has some bugs.  They delayed it for a reason.

        • Jose Guitian

          exactly thank god they waited because it still has issues so god knows what WAS wrong with it beforehand. 

          • Justin

            What major issues are y’all having? Other than bad battery life (which is common with all phones now days it seems) I’ve not had any issues. 4g is a battery killer though, so I keep it turned off unless I need it. The 4.0.4 leak helps switching between 3g and 4g as it’s pretty seemless now… and, I haven’t seen another 4g phone that people don’t complain about the 4g technology though…

          • guest

            Oh, just some microphone issues, or random reboots NBD

          • Michael G

            Yeah I haven’t had much issues luckily.  I felt like I was playing Russian Roulette when I picked it up the day it was available.  Today I did hear a pop, it locked up and rebooted which scared the hell out of me.  So I’m hoping that’s not a pre-cursor to something major.  If it fizzles out on me I think I may just give up on smart phones.  I spent a lot of money on the phone and every month for the data plan.

          • delta echoe

             There were some serious core system bugs (401 – 403 still has a big one) 4.0.3 probably will not be put out to consumer handsets, but more likely skip to 4.0.4 (our current leaked build or a later build we don’t know)

          • angermeans

            You think those are problems wait until Motorola releases their horrible build of ICS all Blur’d out and you will see a lot more bugs than that. 

          • LiterofCola

            Yeah, considering that the current crop of Moto phones barely have any distinguishable bugs with Gingerbread, sounds like it’ll be pretty horrible with ICS.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Bad battery life? My Bionic says hi. 

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          • angermeans

            I can get also get great battery life with the screen never being on. Good god man. 11% screen I would dare say that the phones screen couldnt have been on for more than 20 min with those stats. Thats not nothing to brag about. Who cares how long it sits in your pocket I want real life usage. PS My much used Galaxy Nexus says hi. On another note what was Moto thinking with that menu screen. Blah (or blur)

          • kixofmyg0t

            You dont understand what that means then obviously. That means that the screen used 11% of the battery….not was on for 11% of the time. Which even IF we used your backwards ass math would equal out to over 3 HOURS(11% of 29 hours) with the screen being on……or did you totally not see the 5% Phone Idle there? 

            Your “G-Nex” would be begging for a charger after 3 hours of screen on time there jack. 

          • LiterofCola

            I lol’d

          • kixofmyg0t

            I LOL’d pretty hard to the dude below who claims a “stock” Galaxy Nexus(is there anything OTHER than a “stock” Galaxy Nexus?) getting 10 hours of screen on time. 

          • G3spike

            I use my Gnex with the 2100mah extended battery, and watch an hour and 30 mins of video on it everyday, normally plays games, and browse the web on it. Still have around 40% battery at the end of the day. PS your 210 PPI 480p display can stay with the bionic.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Just to further prove my point I just took this screen shot. 

            3 hours 22 minutes of screen on time used…..7% of battery. Yup I don’t use it t all huh? Nice try douche.

          • Alex

            Meaning… that sounds about impossible.  Put on airplane mode, and boot up the galaxy nexus, open 0 apps.  make screen timeout never and id be interested in how long the battery lasts for.  To me, it sounds like you need a calibration or something.  

          • kixofmyg0t

            For being a below average quality screen the Pentile Matrix has one huge advantage-battery life. 

            Btw this is with the 2880mAh extended battery, which has already been calibrated. Twice. 

          • Celeras

            Are you actually attempting to be proud of the fact that you lasted a day with 3 hours of screentime on a 2880mAh battery? Because that’s pretty terrible. G.Nex @ stock gets 10 hours of screentime.

          • kixofmyg0t

            LOL riiiiiight.

          • Jdstell


          • MKader17

            Screenshots or GTFO

          • MKader17

            “Oh BTDubs, I have a big extended battery, NBD.”

            Now the truth comes out. Not saying it’s not good battery life, but with my Nexus with LTE always on and a 2880mAh battery I would be looking at 52 hours on a light day and 44 hours on a day where the Screen has eaten up 28% battery life. Both  days have Voice Calls at around 25%.

            With yours I can’t make any projections because I don’t know the battery percentage at your point. I assume it would be a higher but not some dominating amount especially with a phone that took the trade off of a not so good screen for battery life.

          • kixofmyg0t

            The truth comes out? Dude Ive ALWAYS said I had the extended battery. I never tried to hide that fact. Its only 800mAh bigger than the “G-Nex” battery. 

            Im sure if I didnt use my phone like what you claim as “light” i would get 50+ hours too, or did you not see 5% phone idle either?

          • Liderc

            The Gnex stock battery is 1850, so you’re comparing apples to oranges.

          • Jdstell

            I thought exactly the same thing. Yea, I can get 2 days out of my Nexus if I NEVER TURN THE SCREEN ON!  hahaha

          • shooter50

            all phones have bad battery life? better read up on the RAZR Maxx

        • ThomasMoneyhon

          Have to disagree. VZW fudged the Nexus and wont get one again.

        • GazaIan

          Verizon fucked up the Nexus launch, not Google. Dont ball ride that carrier.

      • Edwin M

        If that’s the case, there is no way they want to deal with locked bootloaders from Moto. I know they’re a part of google now but I’m still not convinced of their willingness to unlock their phones.

  • jimbob


    • Bionic

      shut up

    • Edgar

       I’m pretty sure if that would ever happen the world would implode.

    • Scott

       Ha! I was about to crack the same joke…..You are joking, right?

      • jimbob


    • Kinfolk248

      hell you gotta give it to them, they would make something worth a damn…lol

      • Corymcnutt

        Ya, with a 4″ screen!

        • sofunnytom

          I believe you mean 3.5″

      • TheDude

        As long as you hold it correctly.

  • careydw