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Monday Poll: If Multiple OEMs Produce a Nexus Phone, Whose Would You Buy?

We last asked this back in February, but since then, we have seen reports suggesting that we will have numerous Nexus devices this winter and that there could be as many as 5 partners working closely with Google to produce them. In the past, we had to simply hold out hope that our favorite OEM would produce this year’s Nexus phone, but with multiple OEMs potentially joining the party, you have to start thinking about having options for the first time.

Are you disappointed with the Galaxy Nexus or would you want nothing more than to have Samsung produce another? What about HTC and the boundaries they pushed with the One X – could they make the best Nexus? Is it time for Motorola to shine again and produce something that Moto fans can be proud of? Or is it time for someone else to jump into the fold and “Wow!” us? If you had a choice, who would it be and why?

If Multiple OEMs Produce a Nexus Phone, Whose Would You Buy?

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  • JoshHenry

    Finally!! A poll the majority agrees with me! #GOMOTO!!

  • I’m surprised ASUS wasn’t on that poll.

  • kidheated

    This is a good question. Samsung and LG have not had the best track records, as far as hardware builds (w/ the GS3 Sammy is getting better, but LG has never really gotten there yet w/ hardware/software). That leaves HTC, Moto & Sony. Out of the remaining 3, even though I think Moto would build the best, I would love to see a PlayStation Mobile capable, high-end device made by Sony (that isn’t the size/weight of a gold brick). Oddly enough though, Sony has an exclusive manufacturing deal w/ HTC (atm) for PSM phones… so they would most likely end up building it for Sony. Honestly, I would want them all (minus the Lg, unless it’s stellar). Would be cool if Goog’s somehow worked out a deal where you buy one, get another half off or something. More interesting would be if there was a new tablet made by each of the 5 to go along with the phones.

  • Motorola seems to have the best hardware quality between all the manufacturers. Every Moto I had has been solid (despite older models and the battery cover problem) compared to the cheap feeling Samsungs and older HTC’s. I like Sony designs the best though.

  • No Asus in the poll?

  • Rick James

    but if motorola built it, i doubt the screen will be as good as if samsung did

  • ryanallaire

    HTC FTW!! If they one up the one x, then no one else compares..

  • Jim McClain

    anyone come up with a fix for the mic cut off yet on the nexus ? i’ve had 8 so far and all have had that problem

  • Moto for sure they make the best radios in my opinion

  • Neil

    I’m glad to see that Motorola is winning the poll so far. I don’t think
    I could deal with another cheaply made Samsung Nexus. Give me a
    Motorola built device with their superior radios and build quality any
    day. Quite frankly, all I want are a Tegra 3 processor or equivalent,
    2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 720-1080P display about the same size as the Galaxy
    Nexus, the same battery as the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and make it
    available for VZW so I can continue to use my unlimited LTE.@bloodiedwraith:disqus, My brother Brian showed me how to make some extra $ for me and for my family… All i did was, follow the steps explained on this webpage http://neilstips.blogspot.com

  • joe

    Whichever device comes with a physical keyboard.

  • Marcus Schoen

    To everyone. The Motorola Photon Q is basically a Moto Nexus (if not one running ICS). It has practically stock ICS (plus that cool thing if you swipe up on the phone icon it shows recent calls), an Unlocked Bootloader, LTE, Snapdagon and the Droid 4’s keyboard. But yea, I would like a HTC or Moto Nexus. But sadly I know that Samsung will get the contract.

  • envoy510

    What’s so terrible about the Galaxy Nexus? A lot of hate here for Samsung. I’ve had the LTE version (for 6 months) and recently moved to the GSM on TMO. Both phones worked perfectly and I love them. Yes, the camera could be better, but that’s not at all a deal breaker.

  • Kevin

    HTC for sure. I like their hardware, but I don’t like Sense. I would have said Motorola, but they kind of burned that bridge with all the problems I ahve had with the Bionic.

  • Superguy

    This is a tough call. Historically, I think HTC and Moto have made better quality devices, and they’ve had great reception. Samsung makes very dev friendly devices, but they’ve been known to feel cheap and have less than stellar reception.

    If you could combine HTC/Moto’s quality with Sammy’s dev friendly attitude, we’d have a winner. At this time, though, I’m not convinced that Moto or HTC would ship a Nexus device without a locked bootloader, even if it is supposed to be an open device.

  • Ben Baird

    Asus FTW, I have never had a problem with any of their products.

  • I couldn’t care less who makes it, but I’d love to see a good slider. No matter how good touchscreen keyboards get I still find myself typing faster with good ol’ tactile feedback. It’s the one and only thing I will always miss from my original droid. I actually typed up an entire document at the last minute on that thing…

  • If this happens Apple will $#!+ a brick. They’ll have to get 4 or 5 different phones banned, instead of just one.

  • I am so tired of people talking about Samsung vs Motorola “build quality”. I was a long time Samsung fan before my days of smartphones. I got an OG Droid which was an utter piece of crap. 5 warranty replacements within one year of ownership before VZW gave me a D2G for a replacement on the 6th failure. The D2G proceeded to be replaced twice under warranty. Out of the 10+ Samsung phones my wife and I have owned in the last 5 years, we have NEVER had a warranty replacement. Since then I have moved on to a GNex and couldnt be happier.
    Sure, Motorolas FEEL better built but in my experience are a far substandard product to Samsung. I’ll take Vanilla Android on a Samsung device any day.

  • I voted Motorola, as I think if one of them will make a Nexus slider, it would most likely be them. Plus their hardware rocks, and Nexus = unlocked.

  • Samsung all the way but Motorola would be nice they have superior sound quality, but any sign of that moto trash blur crap ill stay with my Galaxy Nexus!

  • if moto would make a nexus I would be on it like meth heads on a cheeto factory

  • cowdog

    If there is a <=4.25 (ish) inch screen Nexus phone with a great display and hardware (excellent camera required), that's the one I would buy regardless of who makes it. I'm a bigger guy with big hands, but I need a device that is smaller (with great battery life) for activities like running, cycling, and skiing. If I want something bigger, I will use something bigger, like a tablet. I want a mobile device, one that isn't meh with the hardware and features. And I won't buy an android phone that isn't a Nexus.

  • Liquidretro

    Motorola design, build quality, and radios, Samsung Camera, and screen would be a great mix. Throw in some carbon fiber and titanium and you have an uber phone.

  • DanWazz

    I’d have to go with HTC. My Droid Incredible was a great phone, and it still works. The One series has a great designs, and I’d like to see what they can do for a Nexus. I love my GNex and Samsung has made them unique design wise, but I think it’s time to see what other OEMs can bring.

  • PC_Tool

    I’d probably wait to see which had the fewest issues a month after launch (and the most dev support).

    Assuming they launched simultaneously. If they didn’t, I’d probably just grab the one that hit first (assuming the devs would jump on device #1) and go with that.

  • quiklives

    My next phone will be an off-contract, GSM Nexus device…no matter who makes it…but it will probably be, not this coming one, but the following one. I do love my VZW GNex, so I’ll hang on to it through the life of my contract, but after that, I’m going pre-paid & GSM because the only way to change what we don’t like is to vote with our wallets, and I’m really unhappy with the way Verizon has treated the Nexus program.

  • Ken Bosse

    IF..IF..IF a Motorola nexus came out with some pretty beast specs, and a UNLOCKED boot loader on VZW, I would really consider selling my GS3 and using my upgrade for the Nexus

  • Yoric

    I’m not like an Apple fan boy, I like to know about a phone before I buy it. The answer is, the best one.

  • Nazzi_Muhammad

    Samsung or Moto. The Galaxy S3 has changed my mind about Samsung. The Razr Maxx was a great phone also, but it’s close. Samsung isn’t selling 10 million phones a second because they suck. Really like HTC, but every HTC phone I’ve had, the battery life is absolutely garbage.

  • I would love to see HTC be the guys for this. They are introducing a newer S4 Pro chip, which is crazy fast. Now put that with the aesthetics of their devices, layouts, cameras, etc and now you have a monumental phone. I understand the dislike of sense UI, but I am a fan of it. I don’t like 4.0 so much, but I think if it were a bare bones UI from Google and was made with HTC’s small enhancements, this would be a winner.

    In addition, it should be sold thru the play market only without any service provider and we should be able to pick up insurance and whatnot for the small mishaps of dropage, etc.
    OR
    If Google is playing the broadband game now and competing against everyone with 1,000mbps up/down, why wouldn’t they be a wireless provider for the US in the future.
    Can someone say 5g?

  • schoat333

    Motorola? Really? I think Samsung has done a great job with each of the last two Nexus devices. Motorola on the other hand has been on a downward spiral since the OG droid.

  • It seems to me that whoever Google tags with the Nexus brand ends up doing really well. HTC, now Samsung…..I could only imagine how sweet a Motorola Nexus would be.

  • brando56894

    It’s a toss up between HTC and Motorola for me, I wanted to vote for Moto but I haven’t had one since the OG Droid so I don’t know how the build quality is now, I’m assuming it’s still superb though. My last two devices have been the Incredible and the Rezound.

  • kenwen

    Is there a multiple choice or ranking option? 🙂

    I’d like to see what Google could do with Motorola, HTC next as my first Android device was an HTC and recent models have had pretty good hardware and finally Samsung. The designs have been decent but I don’t like the flimsy back panels.

  • Motorola’s only issue is UnLockable bootloader and since Nexus comes with easily unlockable (using 1 command) bootloaders, MOTO for me…. Even if Google didn’t own Moto, MotoNexus for me… They had the best battery life, design (variety), build quality, voice clarity, network strength, etc…

  • Akashshr

    Motorola forever!!

  • pj

    I’ve hated every Moto phone since the OG because of Blur and their stance on boot loaders, but I think this could be the real deal. As long as they go all in and don’t skimp on display tech, this could be the phone that puts them in the black. I know that the Nexus line has never been a huge seller, but I think the whole world is waiting for an updated OG.

    4.8″ slcd2 720p screen, 1.5 ghz dual core omap, 2gb ram, 32gb storage, 2800 mah battery, 10 mm or less thick, Kevlar body, mhl output, and all the perks that come with being a Nexus.

    If Moto pulled this off, I bet they sell two devices for every one that the other manufacturers sell.

  • Hoping Asus steps up soon with a circular polished aluminum Zen Phone Prime.

  • abc

    You forgot Asus.

    My Choices:
    1) Motorola
    2) Asus

    Just those two, the rest don’t make good phones.

    • pj

      Lol. Okay. Do you ever notice that you may be in the minority with your opinions?

  • SkinsG

    As Google acquired Motorola mobile, i think it would only be fitting to release the next nexus through their Moto Mobile branch. Be a flagship for the new direction of the company, and bring them back into the Apple Samsung war. I think bringing google into this as a manufacturer, as well as all their acheivements and innovations could be a blanket of “shut the hell up and make people happy” over this whole thing.

    Or they could monopolize the whole thing and keep bringing out new things that we all desire.

    Isnt that what its about anyway?
    That is my rant

  • brian spilner

    EFF SAMSUNG! Great screens, TERRIBLE phones.. now if we could get Motorola radios without their crappy UI.. WIN!

  • JMonkeYJ

    I voted Motorola because I still think they have a lot of potential if they release a device with vanilla Android, but obviously I would weigh many factors if there were multiple options. Not absolutely sure I would get a Motorola, especially with the overwhelmingly positive experience I’ve had with the GNex.

  • You need a ‘wait and see’ option. If they are all Nexus, then it surely comes down to overall hardware setup and quality.

  • brandnew234

    Moto makes solid phones; premium antenna, large battery, thin, strong. RAZR Nexus.

  • NightTrader

    I think ASUS deserves a shot, they are kicking ass with tablets so more power to them.

  • youdoneyo69

    I love my GNex and have never had a problem with it can’t say the same for my DROID 3 worst phone I’ve ever owned

  • fanboy1974

    It’s time for Motorola to come back. I love my Samsung Nexus but I would like to see Motorola return to glory. But if HTC releases a 1080p Verizon phone before the Nexus all bets are off.

  • interstellarmind

    If we could combine Moto’s build quality with Sammie’s, and HTC’s design… that would be the one true Nexus!

    Haha, voted for Samsung… but would love to weigh it against a Moto offering.

  • God I hope moto doesnt get it…………..

  • If Motorola made a Nexus phone, they’d just release another one a month and a half later with a bigger battery in it. Then, a month after that, they’d release one in a different color. Then a month after that they’d release another color. Chances are they’d all have the same sh*tty screen technology that washes out images, and they’d lock the bootloader, therefore ruining the only reason for the nexus. Sorry, but Moto lost my loyalty with the Bionic debacle.

    • Dain Laguna

      not if it was a nexus device.

  • Amd718

    Motorola build and radios
    Jelly Bean (unlocked bootloader)
    4.8 720P Super LCD 2 display (same as One X)
    3500 mah battery
    1.5 ghz Quad Core Exynos processor running LTE- Korean S3 is gonna have it very soon
    2GB of ram
    Micro SD slot, 32 GB internal memory
    Better Cam lens and sensor
    …. Funny thing is this is all possible if OEM’s and Google paid attention to what we wanted which is the whole point of the Nexus project…

  • fstsaxman

    Can you forward the results of this pole to Google so they can use it for market research in determining their next nexus manufacturer. Samsungs build quality is crap or at the very best cheap feeling. Hopefully Google will allow Moto to build the next nexus or at least one of them.

    Also, Google could just allow 5 nexus manufacturers as an excuse to get google into the hardware game through motorola without pissing off the other OEMs

    • ericl5112

      Yes, let’s forward the poll results from a site named Droid-Life (a name oft associated with motorola to begin with) because they’ll pay attention to such unbiased data. As usual, these polls are cool to see what fellow readers think. They aren’t market research.

  • Moto would be my first pick. My hopes would be to see it running hardware that allows for easy access for software and hardware tinkerers. Something like how the OMAP has been in recent years. But really I would want to see the hardware of moto change and go back to how they were in the past. The Razr’s guts were TERRIBLE (not from a specs perspective necessarily but on the end of construction and ease of access).

  • Amd718

    Dream specs would be…. Motorola build and radios, 4.8 720p Super LCD 2 display ( same as One X), 2GB of ram, 1.5 Quad-core Exynos processor ( an S3 with this processor is releasing with LTE in Korea very soon), Jelly Bean, unlocked bootloader, and a better camera lens and sensor…. Funny thing is ALL OF THESE SPECS are possible if OEM’s and Google paid attention to what we wanted….

  • Michael Quinlan

    I’m more than happy with my unlocked gsm Nexus, even though I’ve always been a fan of Motorola. To me, build quality is paramount. Beyond that, Google needs to maintain (or regain) control of the Nexus name, and not let carriers (cough Verizon cough) tarnish the Nexus name.

  • joseph

    I would have to go with HTC just for their superior camera lens they use.

    • LionStone

      Absolutely…and don’t forget their radios and build quality…can’t go wrong with HTC!

  • Bionic

    Motorola. I will never consider anything else.

  • Motorola build quality is pretty much amazing. It’s just their software, PR, and policies that suck.

  • Bill Yee

    I was one of the few who picked Sony. I love Sony’s designs, by far the most aesthetically pleasing smart phones from anyone. Their biggest weakness is no carrier presence, and they always come out late. If it was a situation where all the Nexus’s come out at the same time, neither of those would matter.

  • I vote for Asus

  • Davros

    I think more importantly, will it be another vzw shitcicle? Seriously thinking about paying the ETF and selling this phone.

    • LionStone

      hehe…yea you got that right…definitely have to wait to see how bad VZW screws with the next one.

  • fish1552

    I couldn’t vote for Motorola only because they wouldn’t unlock the bootloader. If they did that, I would be a loyal customer. But until then, Motorola can SUCK IT!

    You need an entry that says “Any company that would leave the bootloader unlocked”. And no, the Nexus name does not guarantee it will be unlocked.

    • Doan

      A Nexus device would not have a locked bootloader.

    • Actually, it does. The OS is open sourced, but the Nexus program is not. Google has final say, and would definitely not allow for a locked bootloader, because that would completely defeat the purpose of it being a developer device.

  • Chris

    Motorola? Really? The grass is not greener over here. I will never buy a Motorola phone again. OK build but their software is terrible. No updates either. It shouldn’t take 1.3 (or more) years to update a phone to ICS. Locked bootloaders, spam, terrible kernels, it goes on.

    • Doan

      Erm? Terrible software? A Nexus would have vanilla Android. Your argument isn’t valid while regarding a Nexus device.

    • pappy53

      No updates? Moto has the best update record of any manufacturer, and their build quality is second to none.

    • pj

      All of your cons would be taken care of by being a part of the Nexus program.

  • nsnsmj

    Sony for me. They make some of the most beautiful devices, they’ve contributed the most to AOSP outside of Google, and with their latest lineup, they’re finally using current gen specs (Snapdragon S4).

    Oh, and they make some of the best, if not the best, camera hardware (as seen with the iPhone 4/S and GSIII).

    • Knlegend1

      Sony did those camera’s? That’s awesome.

      • nsnsmj

        Yeah. I believe Sony provides the camera sensors for those phones, not sure about the lens.

  • Knlegend1

    They should all come together. HTC Camera, Moto Radio, Sam Sexiness that doesn’t offend apple or Sony Xperia beauty, and LG can take notes.

  • SeanBello

    I’d love to see HTC make another one. That camera, super lcd, design, and their love for gaudy specs. I don’t think I’d go Samsung again if somebody else had a better build quality unless it was head and shoulders above the others. doubt I’d go with moto at all.

  • Matthew Wahlquist

    Everyone knows that motorola has had the best hardware hands down since the og droid. Locked bootloaders are the only issue. I would jump at the chance to have an unlocked Nexus Motorola handset.

  • moelsen8

    why is this a question? moto, of course.

  • NicholasMicallef

    Easy: whichever gets the best review/fits my needs best

    • pj

      I truly hope you don’t base your purchases solely off of the reviews done by tech sites.

  • Adam Engelbrecht

    Do people here have experience with Samsung radios on GSM networks? I thought my Galaxy Nexus radios were just trash compared to my last two phones on VZW. As you may have guess, I won’t be on VZW much longer. Nexus + prepaid GSM probably.

  • I said moto, but I am ocd about my brands matching so id like an asus for my nexus 7.

  • MOTO hardware is the bomb. If they don’t make one, then HTC.
    -Current Samsung Gnex owner

  • Damn, I just realized a major flaw in the multiple Nexi manufacturers.
    The developmental will be divided between them all due to hardware specifics.
    I’d like them to just keep it at one and for it not to be a Moto device
    So all the million roms and variations for the G-Nex would be divi’d up and well, there still will be more bias to one device more than others so say the Samsung Variant on Verizon. And also I feel like if Google does go with this strategy VZW customers will get the short end of the stick. (I don’t even want to go into the fact that I hope Moto doesn’t make the next Nexus as I would disdain a Droid Nexus dual branding for the win right?)

    • Dain Laguna

      ugh if vzw gets the next nexus and labels it the ‘droid nexus’ i’m out. they need to leave the nexus line free of the tarnishment that the droid brand currently suffers from.

      • balthuszar

        saying nothing about the tarnishment the galaxy brand suffered from inception, and has yet to dig it’s way out of?

        • Dain Laguna

          people seem to be pretty happy with the s3. and last time i checked, the s2 was a decent phone, the only version of it we got on verizon was the gnex, which suffered from reception issues that seemed to have plagued the s2 on other carriers a lot less. not to mention the massively better camera on the s2. if anything, the galaxy line is tarnished on verizon only..and my comment encompassed more than just the brand on one particular carrier.

          and in ‘DROID”s case, that presence ONLY exists on verizon.

    • Droid Nexus…Yeah, that’s a possibility I didn’t think of, and it would definitely suck. I do worry about VZW getting another Nexus, however I’m pretty sure Google would throw a big STFU at them if they tried to brand it as a ‘Droid’. While Android is open sourced, Google owns Moto now, and could make the ultimate decision on the name if they wanted.

  • UrDoGG

    I know that Motorola makes the best radios, but I just don’t like their designs, screens, and pretty much all the hardware that they have ever used on any of their phones. Come to think about it, I have never liked any Motorola phone…
    It would be great if Asus could bring the kind of quality and design that their tablets have to a nexus phone. I have one of their ultrabooks and absolutely love the hardware. Then again, it would also be cool if HTC could come out a nexus with hardware as sexy as the One X.

  • Andrew

    let me get a real successor to the OG Droid, physical keyboard please!

  • I want a Nexus with a camera that truly competes with the iPhone’s. I expect that would most likely come from HTC. I’ve always been disappointed with Moto cameras.

    • Dain Laguna

      THIS. i dont care what anyone says, the next nexus has to set the standard for android camera hardware and software. and it needs to be on par with the iphone 5.

      • Dain Laguna

        lol who would downvote wanting a nexus that has a better camera or at least on par with the next iphone? you WANT your camera to not be as good or better? sigh….

  • Nicholassss

    I think a moto nexus would be a killer phone and built like a tank, That being said though, I’d really like to see an HTC phone running vanilla, their phones are solid but sense kinda bugs me.

    So I’m rooting for Moto, but wouldnt be disapointed with HTC.

  • Realistic87

    Uh probably the one that is cdma because I can’t leave Verizon as much as I want to

  • Motorola please make your Nexus the DROID 5 and make sure it’s as amazing as the OG DROID!!!

  • gripplies

    I honestly everyone should chip in and make the ultimate nexus. Because each manufacturer has something that best the other. Just get together and put it all in one phone and blast the iPhone out of existence

    • Tyler Chappell

      I agree, Motorola for the radios
      HTC for the design and aesthetics
      Samsung for the screen and memory
      Sony for the camera (I suppose)
      LG for the….well…umm….a squared Nexus.

    • NicholasMicallef

      Yeah but that would make it harder for google to make the software work as best as it can with the hardware, and deliver updates quickly… I mean those are the biggest reasons why anyone would buy a nexus

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Up until recently I’d say Motorola. However now with the OneX I’d love to see a Nexus variant from HTC. They are shipping excellent made devices with screens and optics that are simply brilliant. Motorola has solid radios, but I’ve never had issues with HTCs.

  • Alan Paone

    Motorola or Sony most likely. I want a phone with an awesome camera, and awesome build quality, and a not-assy display. I’ll pick whichever phone strikes the best balance and isn’t made by samsung.

    • Droidzilla

      A Sony Nexus would actually be a very tempting proposition. They have all of the right pieces to make a killer handset; they just don’t seem to have been able to put them together.

  • As much as I’m loving my GS3 right now (I’m very impressed thus far. Samsung may have actually figured something out about radios), if Moto made a Nexus, I would be all over it. I’ve had 3 of their phones, going back to the OG Droid, and I loved that thing. HTC wouldn’t be a bad option if they could actually put a decent battery in the thing, although I’ve been seeing a lot of bad charging ports on their phones lately, so the build quality scares me a bit. Sammy is doing just fine on its own, time to give Moto a much needed boost.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Samsung or ASUS wholeheartedly.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Moto or Asus. I’d want either a padfone-style dock or a physical keyboard on a nexus device

  • Jon

    wow i was expecting samsung to be in front with motorola lower, but i guess everyone has the same samsung hate and moto love that i do haha

    • Andrew Gaspar

      Don’t hate Samsung, I just like Motor’s hardware design better.

  • feztheforeigner

    Asus, if they were in the phone business

  • enerjak

    My default choice is Motorola but if any manufacturer makes a 4″ device that doesn’t skimp on the display or processor, I might be forced to go with them.

  • Knlegend1

    Motorola only if they do Something about those bezels.

  • Moto or Asus

  • Champion1229

    HTC makes quality products but they neglect a phone as soon as they release a new one. While Asus makes good products spec wise and updates them timely, they always have build quality problems! There isn’t a company that can have it all.

  • evcon

    I’m going HTC. Been loving their hardware recently…plus, dat One X screen.

    I think, however, the deciding factor for me would be which one(s) have onscreen keys. I like the customization of my GNex too much to give that up.

    • They would all have on-screen keys. Nexus devices have to follow Google’s standards.

      • evcon

        Ah, good point!

  • ASUS please!

  • I love my S3 .. however I want to see an Asus Nexus !!

  • Motorola. They believe in making phones out of materials other than straight up plastic, and their radios are second to none.

  • I own a Bionic and my only current complaint is the lack of software updates. Being a Nexus phone would fix that. Of course this is my second Bionic and I had to replace my first 0G too, so they may have some QC issues.

  • I’d go with HTC, but maybe I’m just a fan-boy.
    As much as I love my G-Nex, I love the Nexus One more and the One X even more than that.

  • C-Law

    Asus!

  • kixofmyg0t

    4.8″ 720p or better screen.
    2.0Ghz OMAP 5432
    2GB RAM
    NFC
    3500mAh battery

    Built by Motorola.

    • Mack

      As much as they both annoy me, “Can you hear me now?” is not a question you have to ask when using a Motorola phone on Verizon.

      • kixofmyg0t

        That is very true. Motorola hardware with PURE GOOGLE software is 110% win.

        (But I *LOVE* the Blur on ICS they did. Even as good as Blur is now, it has no reason to be on a Nexus)

        • I wouldn’t want “pure Google software” on a Global device though due to AOSP’s design decisions related to the telephony framework.

          Motorola did a great job adding global support to Android.

          However if we’re talking about a CDMA/LTE-only device, sure.

    • Michael Forte

      Pretty much this. I really miss Motorola radios and hardware.

    • Big_EZ

      That sounds like the perfect device (it could even fit in the current RAZR shell) I just wish it would have a microSD card slot, but that won’t happen.

    • Why would you want an OMAP! The S4 is infinitely better.

      • kixofmyg0t

        Go look up OMAP 5 and get back to me on that one. I have a S4 equipped phone in my hands right now. Granted the S4 IS a beast, its no match for OMAP 5. Remember the OMAP 5 has a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 which is FASTER than the 543MP4 in the iPad 3 which DESTROYS the Adreno 225 in the S4. So no, the S4 is NOT infinitely better.

  • ASUS!

  • Craig Pardue

    Whichever has a battery that will get me through the day.

  • athensjohn

    Without seeing the actual choices, I’d go with HTC. They put great radios on phones and they have created a way to unlock them. Motorola seems like the least developer friendly of the big manufacturers.

    • LewisSD

      You do realize we are talking about Nexus phones right?

      • athensjohn

        I do – and I’m not fan of Motorola for locking up their non-nexus phones. I don’t know if there are published rules on nexus phones. So far they have all been easy to unlock, but I can see Motorola caving to pressure to lock up a phone. HTC created an unlock tool and has been developer friendly. Heck, Samsung hired the primary developer for Cyanogenmod. I’d rather reward companies that cater to enthusiasts and hackers than those that don’t.

        • That’s kind of the purpose of the Nexus program….they’re developer devices, therefore bootloaders can’t be locked. Google would not allow a Nexus device to be locked, so if Moto or VZW tried, they would axe it immediately.

  • sc4fpse

    No more Samsung radios for me. Motorola, Motorola, Motorola. Give me stock Android and an unlocked bootloader, as well as the opportunity to kick Sanjay Jha square in the ass just for old time’s sake, and I’d buy a Motorola Nexus in a heartbeat.

    • moelsen8

      hahaha kick sanjay in the ass.. love it. i would keep upvoting this if i could.

      • New_Guy

        I just added another for you =)

    • Lucky Armpit

      I couldn’t agree more. No more horrible Samsung hardware for me. I was bitten by a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I should have known better but I went with a Galaxy Nexus. Both devices are long gone and I will never, ever have another Samsung mobile device again. Never. Don’t care if it cures cancer and can teleport me to Hawaii at will. Never again. I had a brief moment of weakness when the Galaxy S3 came out but I remembered the nightmare, poor build quality, and flippant could-care-less support so I came to my senses 0.0000053 seconds later and passed on it.

      • The only think i dont like about the s3 is the radios. other then that flawless.

    • Butters619

      Sanjay isn’t the CEO anymore. He ahemm “left”.

      • KleenDroid

        We know this, but would still like to kick him in the balls for locking things down after the D1.

  • jaybar

    Moto for their hardware/radios which is the only thing they’ve had over other manufacturers, but which has been overshadowed with their bootloader policy

    • Droidzilla

      I actually prefer the build of the RAZR to that of the GNex. I know some people hate it, but I love the industrial look, Kevlar back, and splash-proofing on their phones.

      • jaybar

        So…you’re agreeing with me.

        • Droidzilla

          Yes. And now I’m agreeing with your assertion that I’m agreeing with you.

  • nightscout13

    Whoever has the most durable and most open handset. Motorola in other words.

  • Motorola has always made awesome hardware. They’ve dropped the ball with Blur. A Moto Nexus device would be heaven.

  • If I were to choose someone new, it would have to be Asus or Motorola, someone who has already done it, HTC.

  • I want the best radio there is…I want Motorola.

  • fvqu

    Asus, all day.

  • Liderc

    Unless Moto gets a new design team and some new screens, they aren’t getting my money. ::puts on hate shield::

    • imo the RAZR looks great. On the other hand it could have had a better screen, but looking at the Atrix HD it seems like Moto fixed that.

      • Liderc

        I just can’t see how the Razr’s shape is appealing. It’s just an odd design. The Razr Maxx is actually a bit better because it’s thicker and rest better in the hand, but overall the angles of the device make it look archaic and dated.

        • Dain Laguna

          i disagree about the body of the razr, i find it appealing, but i’m with you on the screen front. its not terrible, but it could be oh so much better. i want to buy into the color bright screens, but so far they have only been used on what they look at as ‘midrange devices’.

          but the thing they need the most help, imo, is cameras. ugh.

    • ericl5112

      100% agree. Not a fan on the moto styling, and even the Atrix HD has a pretty lack luster screen according to reviews.

  • mustbepbs

    I hope whoever voted for LG was joking.

    • jeesung

      probably some LG employees 😉

      • New_Guy

        All four of them and they keep voting on different computer =)

  • Nick V

    ASUS should be the maker of the phone.

    • Alessandro Battisti

      Absolutely. Asus is by far my favourite. They have a good industrial design and make quality stuff. Their tablets are awesome and I’d love to see them make a phone (besides the padphone)

      • ProfessAndObey

        I would love a Nexus device inspired by the PadFone. However, Asus would need to give it all the attention of a flagship device. I think a refocused PadFone as a flagship Nexus device would solve all the problems people have with the PadFone as it stands right now. And I think they would have had much better success with the PadFone if they had called it the Transformer Phone. It’s a perfect name as it would have brand recognition (like Samsung’s Galaxy line), and the name describes it perfectly.

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Motorola, only if they can put that all day battery in there, otherwise I’ll stick with Samsung.

  • Kyle Riley

    well sony and lg are the only ones on the list that have yet to make a nexus (I consider the OG Droid one since well it was developed alot by google) so i’d like to see what they could do, but i voted motorola since well I loved my OG droid thinking of fixing the touch screen just to use it again

  • Can I see them first?

  • paul_cus

    Sony or Motorola.

  • Would love a Moto Nexus slider

    • Liderc

      I just threw up in my mouth….

    • fvqu

      No one wants a slider anymore.

      • Apparently he does.

      • I do. And I bet a lot of others would too if it came in the form of a Nexus with top specs.

    • Droidzilla

      They could call it the Droid Nexus OG and make it rubberised aluminum like the OG Droid. I doubt many old-school DL’ers could resist that (even me, and I have no use for a slider).

  • Jody Barnes

    Not to hop on the Moto band wagon, but the only real problem I have ever had with Moto is the software. If they left it pure vanilla, it would be amazing. I do agree that the screen is due for an update. would love to see a higher pixel density.

    • tyguy829

      Agree 100%. Moto has always had the best hardware, from radios to durability, and even managing to fit a 3300mah battery in a phone slimmer than most others with <2000 mah ones. My only complaint was with software and bootloader, both of which will be a non-factor with a nexus. As for the screen, i really dont think google would let them downgrade it from the current nexus, and anything on par with or better than the gnex's display is okay by me

    • nightscout13

      My OG Droid 1 was an amazing killing machine.

    • Honestly, their latest Atrix is pretty dang close.

  • Dave

    I love my Galaxy Nexus, but if Moto got their hands on a Nexus device…I might just ere their way. The only things that they would need to improve upon are the camera and display.

    However, I would not be opposed to another Samsung Nexus as again, I’ve been pretty satisfied with their hardware.

    • ERIC REED

      I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to improve the galaxy nexus camera!!!

      • Dain Laguna

        to be fair, the razrs camera isnt all that better.

        • Champion1229

          IMO, the Rezound beats all of them. I went to the beach on vacation last week and got professional looking pictures with it! Especially after a little Apple Aperture editing magic it looks out of this world amazing! My dad with an iPhone 4S was even jealous of the quality of both the images and even the video taken while he was hooked on a large redfish.

        • Droidzilla

          Having used both, the RAZR’s camera is leaps and bounds better than the GNex. Neither are that great (nor is the Sony shooter in the Xperia and iPhone 4S). I’d love to see a Nexus with a Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash!

          • Dain Laguna

            i’ll give you that, but not enough to where i’d brag about it. all someone would have to do is show a pic taken with a rezound or 4s to quickly shut any razr camera gloater up.

            you have a tendency to hate on the sony lens used in the 4s…which is universally proclaimed as one of if not the best lense used on any smartphone this side of nokia pureview. as someone who owns a razr, you must HATE the photos that thing puts out by comparison then right?

          • Droidzilla

            I can’t recall hating on the Sony lens in the Xperia/4S. I think it’s one of the best shooters in all of mobile, but that doesn’t make it a good lens. If you had really read my previous posts, you would know that the only cameras I think are genuinely good in the mobile arena are on Nokia devices (but I don’t care at all for Windows Phone OS, so I won’t buy a Nokia even though their cameras are dynamite).

            Basically, I don’t know why we all think that the cameras on current mobile devices are acceptable. The shooter on the GNex is poor. The ones on the RAZR, iPhone 4S (not the 4; that camera sucked), Xperia, One X, SGSII, SGSIII, etc. are all fine for phone cameras. I’d like them to be genuinely decent cameras, like what’s on many Nokias. Not even talking about the 42MP PureView; even the 5MP Zeiss lenses with Xenon flashes. That said, I think we’re at a point where all of mobile tech should be moving forward. So far, we have great jumps in processors, screens, battery life, mobile data speeds; but cameras have remained fairly poor. Stuff like the PureView camera should be standard on a device with all day battery, a quad core processor, 2GB RAM, LTE connectivity, 300+ ppi sAMOLED screen, etc. Why are we settling for something like the Sony shooter in the 4S being toward the top of the camera pack? It’s still a fairly low end camera.

          • Dain Laguna

            because have you seen what the pureview camera does to a phones inherent design? the pureview isnt a smartphone, its a camera that can make phonecalls.

            id still put my iphone4’s camera well ahead of the razrs. chalk it up to post processing or whatever you want, but shots taken in the same light, of the same object, viewed on an alternative screen (like a desktop), show far more aftifacts on the razr than they do on the 4. and lets not even start on comparing it to the 4s….sure its a ‘low end camera’ but you cant start to compare the quality of its lens to a nice point and shoot or dslr just to prove a point…by that logic, again, you should subject your razr to the same scrutiny.

            i’ve seen photos of the zeiss optics compared to the one x and the 4s…its not just windows phone’s OS that makes them look how they look. even then, they are only comparable to the 4s and onex and the s3. those are the top dogs in camera phones right now, since the pureview isnt feesible for the vast majority of us.

  • *looking at the poll results* Motorola?? Seriously??!! Motorola will botch any attempt at making a Nexus phone. It will be locked and if they do have support it will come out too little too late. I will never buy a Moto product again unless they change their policies.

    • BloodiedWraith

      I don’t think you understand the concept of a Nexus.

      • Nick V

        I don’t think Verizon and Sprint do either.

        • chris125

          Verizon nexus is back to being supported by Google not to mention they didn’t lock it down.

          • Nick V

            Never said they locked it down, but Verizon screwed up the Nexus program for it’s users. Cannot deny it, and nothing Verizon can do will bring that back. It has left a bad taste in the mouth of many.

      • athensjohn

        I realize that Nexus products are supposed to be easy to unlock, etc. I don’t know if this is written anywhere, but Motorola has been the least developer friendly manufacturer. If there was any pressure to lock up the phone, they would do it.

    • mustbepbs

      DROID Nexus. Exclusively on Verizon. Locked down due to manufacturer. Nothing Verizon can do.

      Coming 12/05/2012

    • *facepalm*

    • Droidzilla

      Those votes are all from people who owned the OG Droid (myself included). If Moto made another handset like that one, they can say hello to a record quarter (hell; maybe a record year).

  • BloodiedWraith

    I’m glad to see that Motorola is winning the poll so far. I don’t think I could deal with another cheaply made Samsung Nexus. Give me a Motorola built device with their superior radios and build quality any day. Quite frankly, all I want are a Tegra 3 processor or equivalent, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 720-1080P display about the same size as the Galaxy Nexus, the same battery as the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and make it available for VZW so I can continue to use my unlimited LTE.

    • Champion1229

      Only problem with Motorola is the bootloaders and somewhat shady update record.

      • Seamus Conley

        Except Google now owns Motorola and this would be a Nexus device, so neither of those would be an issue.

        • Champion1229

          The Samsung GNexus is a Nexus device and it still hasn’t seen JB. It doesn’t matter about the device when it comes to updates, it comes down to the carrier. If only google would buy Verizon, that would put an END to locked bootloaders and delayed updates.

          • Seamus Conley

            Well hopefully they’ll make singular device that works for both CDMA and GSM that was you’ll just be able to buy it unlocked from Google and not have to worry about any carrier bs. Also, if you have a nexus device you should rooting your phone so this still would matter I have a VZW Galaxy Nexus and have been running jelly bean since two days after Google unveiled it.

          • Champion1229

            Wish I could do that on my Rezound! Still havent seen ICS!

          • balthuszar

            if reports are to be believed, the rezound ics update is scheduled for 8/3…also, my husband’s unrooted rezound has ics on it

          • Champion1229

            That same report said it was supposed to be able to be pulled yesterday (7/29) and that didnt happen. I was gonna do the leak but I use my phone too much for work, and school to risk messing up my phone.

          • balthuszar

            yeah, reports have been saying “next week!” for the past 6 months(ish) now…so you know…believe it when yous ee it

          • Champion1229

            If HTC doesnt push it by the end of today they will have officially lost my trust! They PROMISED it by the end of July which is today! The only way they can get it back is by doing a rush job on JB and getting it to us by the end of October

          • KleenDroid

            I doubt that HTC is the holdup. Verizon sits on these things as long as they like.

          • It’s impossible to make a truly versatile CDMA/GSM device.

            First of all, just using CDMA increases the price due to the nature of the standard. Second, CDMA 3G networks use different bands around the world, and most modems are limited to just one. Third, the whole technology switching thing is a real pain in the ass for developers. Just look at CyanogenMod. Its world phone support, while not “lacking”, is extremely glitchy due to multiple design decisions both in CM and AOSP.

            Global capabilities might actually be the reason behind some of these update delays from Motorola, considering the way their firmware handles this.

          • Butters619

            I hate to bring up the dark side (Apple), but the iPhone 4S uses a combined CDMA/GSM radio and the new iPad uses a comined CDMA/GSM/LTE radio.

          • I was sure we were talking about Android-driven devices, but if not, then I completely agree with you: with a different framework and with more expensive components it’s surely possible.

            I also see that this iPhone 4S uses a 800MHz-only CDMA transceiver which sort of ignores my second argument.

            (And have fun making an LTE device that will work around the world. Verizon? 700MHz. AT&T? 2100. Sprint? 1900. Literally all of Europe? 2500-2700.)

          • Butters619

            Oh yeah, worldwide LTE would be a nightmare currently. I am sure eventually it will happen though. Or maybe I just pray it will happen.

          • elliot323

            Good point, but in the next year or 2 Verizon’s LTE network should be everywhere that the current 3G network is, at that point they should be able do decomission it.

          • That would be a tough task; I wouldn’t be surprised if there are tons of non-consumer equipment using their CDMA network (like ATMs and such).

            Although the idea of an LTE-only (while within Verizon’s coverage) + GSM (while roaming outside of the US) device sounds alright.

          • michael arazan

            Google needs leverage motorola against verizon, verizon heavily depends on motorola for their flag ship phones so far ever since the droid 1. If google did this they could get a little lee-way from verizon, all that holds up the updates is the stupid code from verizon’s proprietary 4g network. If anything maybe google could just lend them some help or just test the updates for verizon, since verizon clearly has only one person in their entire update testing department who only works part time.

          • ericl5112

            Motorola relies on Verizon far more than Verizon relies on Motorola.

          • brando56894

            That’s the sad reality of the it, but they could care less if Moto leaves .they’ll just re brand another line as being “Droids”

          • Butters619

            Motorola’s relationship with Verizon actually hurts Moto pretty bad. Exclusive phones that come out in GSM variants 6 months later in other places around the world is not a good thing.

          • ericl5112

            I’d guess not, or motorola wouldn’t have those deals in the first place. It’s not like Verizon forced them into them.

          • Michael

            Root! Problem solved.

          • Will

            Funny, my Galaxy Nexus has official Jellybean. But I have the GSM version. The Verizon version might as well not even be a Nexus.

          • pthalo

            There have been roms with JB available for the GNex since the IO conference.

        • Michael

          Lawyered

      • MotoRulz

        Please elaborate on “shady update record” . My DX shipped with Eclair and officially saw gingerbread, that would be two upgrades. My Max shipped gingerbread and WILL get Jelly Bean, that will be two upgrades. Moto’s top tier phones get love, maybe u shouldn’t have bought the Devour..

        • Champion1229

          Considering that Jellybean was released 2 months ago, in a perfect world, every phone would have it by now. Take Apple for example, the day they release an update, every phone can download it! Google needs to put their foot down just like apple and stop being the carrier’s b!tch. And as for motorola, their tablets are still behind, I believe they all still run Honeycomb or ICS with NO plans to goto Jellybean.

          • moelsen8

            Agree with el goog putting their foot down… but I just updated my Xoom to jb 2 nights ago.

          • Champion1229

            Kwl. Wish HTC would take the hint and update their products. My Rezound was PROMISED ICS in the first part of the year and its STILL not been released. Someone should start a class action lawsuit against verizon and HTC because they advertised ICS for this device in the beginning of the year.

          • moelsen8

            I guess I should clarify my Xoom is a WiFi only. The Verizon ones seem to have been long forgotten about. But I’d blame Verizon for that. The two models can’t be different enough to justify a 6 month gap for the ICS release…. that’s crazy.

          • Champion1229

            And this is off topic but I started a new blog and would like some opinions!
            Advancedapps.blogspot.com

          • KleenDroid

            Verizon is the issue. Luckily for you guys HTC will usually leak their updates to allow those that really want it a chance to get it early while waiting on Verizon.

          • rcrow490

            I’m writing this post with a Xoom WiFi running official Jelly Bean. Nuff said!

          • Butters619

            Apple to Oranges. As much as I’d like to see updates a little faster, you can’t relate the two like that. Apple has to support hardware drivers for 3 phones at a time and 2 tablets (which share hardware with said phones) and they develop the hardware and software. Google releases their OS to hardware vendors who then have to develop drivers with various hardware manufacturers. (They also skin the OS, but that’s another story). Google could do a few things to speed up time to market release for phone manufacturers, but again the two can be related side by side.

          • Droidzilla

            Not to mention a great many Apple “updates” are in name only for many of the devices updated. Compare iOS 6 for the 4S, 4, and 3GS and they’re practically different operating systems.

          • Dain Laguna

            now THATs an exaggeration. they look and function the same. you just cant get siri on the 4 or 3gs or do the turn by turn nav. important features, yes, but saying ‘practically different operating systems’ insinuates alot more than just missing a few features.

            gingerbread to ics, now THATS a practically different operating system.

          • Droidzilla

            Shall I amend it to say, “the same operating system but missing the major features of the update”?

          • Dain Laguna

            yes. cause that is a whole heck of a lot misleading. as much as i want to hate on apple, with the exception of siri and turn by turn nav (maybe offline voice dication) all the ‘enhancements’ of ios6 are coming to the 4 and 3gs.

            they arent many, but they are there. still a fail on apples part to exclude the 4 from both siri (not a big loss in my personal opinion though) and turn by turn nav (unforgiveable.)

          • Champion1229

            They really cant be but It would still be nice for Google to put their foot down on both carriers and OEMs and say that they have xx amount of time to get all their devices updated. BC on my Rezound and it getting ICS, I seriously think Verizon is the one holding things up considering there have been leaks that are almost completed that were leaked MONTHS ago. They would just rather sell everyone a new Razr Maxx or S3 with ICS and JB for twice the price of the Rezound.

          • Butters619

            Why have you not ROMed yet?

          • Champion1229

            I want to but at the same time I don’t. I keep hearing the official update is immanent but so far Ive been disappointed every time and I don’t want to ROM mainly because I use my phone too much for school and business to risk screwing it up, not to mention the new Asurion deductibles are over $100 and I just don’t have that kind of money right now. I was really thinking about Roming once some good JB roms come out and there are DETAILED guides on how to do them so I don’t mess anything up.

          • Butters619

            You probably can find a detailed guide over at XDA but you want to make sure to read a lot before you go about doing it.

            I didn’t really want to ROM my One X so quickly, but the multitasking was killing me. Read pretty much every guide I could and it took maybe 15-20 minutes to unlock the bootloader and put a ROM on there. (I was already rooted) I couldn’t be happier.

          • Champion1229

            The Rezound is weird tho, like I thought rooting and Roming were two totally different things (you have to root to get to rom) but with the Rezound it seems you have to unlock the bootloader just to get root. Plus there arent any good Roms out that I have seen for the Rezound, mainly waiting on a JB one.

    • Darlin Gil

      hahahaha all of that and on VZW…..at least you can dream

    • Will

      So instead of a “cheaply made Samsung”, we could have a phone with a horrible camera and, knowing Moto, a locked bootloader. Because if anyone could find a way to lock down a Nexus, it would be Motorola.

      • Butters619

        I thought about typing out a sensible argument, but your comment is just too ignorant.

      • You forgot horrible a horrible display too.

        Also, you should know that Droid-Life readers are heavily biased toward Moto, so if you have anything bad to say about them, even if it’s true, you will get horribly downvoted.

        • Aaron

          You shouldn’t criticize anyone for being bias. For as long as I can remember you post anti Moto comments so obviously you are biased against them. Some people actually have had good experiences with Moto phones(myself included even though I have a gnex now) so they tend to lean toward them in the future.

          • I am biased against them, but at least I admit it. I’m not biased against them for their radios, their radios are stellar. I’ve been told their build quality is good, but from my experience, it is not. I am biased against them for their horrible displays, ugly phones, and crappy Motoblur.

          • ICS Blur is fantastic, have you ever tried it? The Gallery is bloody awful but everything else is extremely minimal and nice

      • He is right about motos cameras, they are all trash. Locked bootloaders are a very minor concern of mine since the newer phones are so fast they dont need to be optimized or custom romed anymore.

        • TOM

          Wait what? Are you actually suggesting a Nexus with a locked bootloader is okay? And it’s not a matter or quickness when it comes to ROMs its the fact I don’t want all the carrier bloat,inability to customize what I want, and no hardware control. Not to mention the 6months it takes for OEMs to upgrade to the latest Android, where even that would be considered quick.

    • Trevor

      Lost faith in Motorola after my droid x and droid x2 that i got from asurion when they were out of x’s. Could not keep the poorly designed back plate on that thing for longer than 2 weeks per phone. For a root guy like me i had to pull the battery alot especially for the droid x and it wasn’t designed for it. have a xoom and my brother has a galaxy tab 10.1 and the build quality is better on his samsung tablet but i recieve updates unlike him. I was jealous of his tablet at first but now he is of mine because of a fully working JB rom

    • I don’t understand why everyone loves Moto and insists they have good build quality. I know 2 people who have Droid Xs and they didn’t even make it a year and a half with them. On one, all the radios stopped working (CDMA, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth). You had to squeeze the phone in a certain spot to make them work. The other just died entirely.

      • Droidzilla

        I’ve only had the OG Droid and the Droid RAZR, both of which have incredibly good build quality.

        • The Droid RAZR has been out for less than a year, get back to me in a year and a half.

      • Aaron

        Myself and three of my friends all had or still have a Droid X, no problems with any of them build quality wise.

    • Apostrafee

      Tegra 3 is old news

    • feztheforeigner

      I don’t know if Google could get special privelages with this or not, but I would love to see a Motorola device with the new Samsung quad-core Exynos inside.

  • Moto typically has the most solid build quality and now they’re owned by Google… although I am loving my gnex.

  • Justin Everett

    Definitly Motorola, i loved my Droid X, but whomever builds it it has to have an unlockable version on Verizon to count in my book.

  • Jaime

    Would definitely pick Motorola over the rest. Although the OG Droid wasn’t a “Nexus”, it is still by far my most favorite phone ever. Motorola definitely has the best quality of phone…now if only they fixed the type of screen they used…

  • Benjamin Sicard

    I’m not at all disappointed with the Galaxy Nexus, but Google software paired with Motorola hardware is just too much to pass up on. The next Nexus flagship would do very well with some premier build quality.

  • HowDoIShotWeb

    I like what Sammy has done, but a Sony offering would interest me.

    • moelsen8

      I also feel like Sony’s due…

  • kennedy myril

    I would get HTC cause I think they need a pick me up. Samsung needs some competition to keep android going strong…

  • ddevito

    Hello [again] Moto!

  • Google caved on the pure nexus phone. It is dead.

    • Droidzilla

      Funny; seems the GSM Galaxy Nexus is a pure Nexus phone.

  • KennyVeltre

    I love my SGSIII so Samsung for me!

  • p_droid

    Depends on the specs, obviously.

    • I’m assuming they’d all have the same specs.

  • jcorf

    I would kind of have to see the phone first.

  • Jigga_Z

    Asus or Motorola, hands down.

    • palomosan

      HTC has the best designs, hands down, Asus has been good with Tablets not with phones, Motorola phones are just too big, they need to hire some desingners now that Google owns it.

      • OhAaron

        That’s a matter of opinion. I like Moto phones the best (design and all). They look very industrial and business-like.

        • Liderc

          And for those of us without square hands with angled cornered fingers, how do we hold a Moto phone.

          • Two Hands.

          • sgtguthrie

            I use a Seidio case for mine, and it’s quite comfortable 😉

        • capecodcarl

          Industrial… aka ugly. If I wanted a phone that looks like a box I’d stick with my OG Droid.

      • HTC has one design. That has been reused over and over on all their phones in slightly different forms. The rest of your post is just an opinion.

      • Motorola phones are too big? Huh. HTC has the best designs? Huh. Where the hell have you been.

        • HTC does have best designs, the One series phones are the best looking phones out right now and pay crazy attention to details and aesthetics. I’m not really a fan of their build quality, but you gotta admit that the One S and One X are sexy.

          Moto’s phones look really professional and wellbuilt and are very durable, they’re good in a whole different spectrum.

      • stubbX

        The One X is the best looking phone out, imagine stock jelly bean with htcs design and their cameras. It-d be an iphone killer and I-d call it the Nexus X.

  • Bear_it

    This is a tough one, but I think simply because Google now owns Moto, I’d love to have the TRUE gPhone. This should be the ‘most’ direct of Android competitors to that of apples *Phone.

  • ERIFNOMI

    Let’s give Asus a shot, yeah?