Three New Nexus Devices In The Works, None Of Which Are From HTC Or Motorola?
Today brought about rumors of three new Nexus devices thanks to an earlier report showing specs of a Samsung device, code named GT-I9260, and later, a Docomo document listing three new mysterious Nexus devices: one from LG, Sony, and Samsung.
The Docomo document is a leaked Winter roadmap, and if it is to believed, that means we’re looking at three new Nexus devices before year’s end. This news isn’t completely shocking, given the fact that the Wall Street Journal reported on multiple Nexus devices back in May. What is shocking, is that none of the three rumored Nexus devices are made by Motorola or HTC.
Motorola and HTC are probably the two most user requested manufactures when it comes to possible future Nexus devices. It’s really surprising to see Motorola Mobility missing from the list, considering Google’s recent acquisition of the company.
At first, I was skeptical, but given the earlier reports of a Samsung Galaxy Nexus II, and the AOSP experiment Jean-Baptiste Queru has embarked on with the Sony Xperia S, I’m about 75% of the way to believing.
If these devices are in fact in the works, I’m not expecting to see earth shattering specs out of them. Rather, I believe we’ll be seeing a variety of specs topped off with Vanilla Jelly Bean (that sounds yummy), unlocked bootloaders, first crack at updates, and a spot in the “Device” category on Google Play.
This belief is backed-up by the leaked specs of the purported Galaxy Nexus II, which isn’t really that great of a leap forward (hardware-wise):
So, what do you guys think? Excited or disappointed? Did you have your heart set on a Motorola or HTC Nexus? I know I did. Still, I say the more the better. The less devices being crippled by carrier crap, the better.