Here’s a story we’re struggling to get our aging heads around. Maybe we’re taking it too literally. Or maybe we’re just being silly.
The story goes that Google is aiming for a series of Nexus smartphones “based on its Nexus 7 platform”. Zuh? A range of smartphones based on a tablet, y’say?
That’s the word according to the hit-and-miss storytellers at Digitimes, with credit going to typically anonymous “industry sources”.
The Digimen explain: “Google reportedly will allow branded vendors to set hardware specifications as well as looks of the forthcoming Nexus smartphones as long as the models are based on its latest native Android system.”
As such, we’re kinda struggling to see where the Nexus 7 thing fits in. I mean, if these Nexus 7-based smartphones look nothing like the Nexus 7, and have unique internals…
Or maybe it’s more of a price thing. The Google Nexus 7 had pretty decent specs but was decidedly wallet-friendly.
In any case, the notion of several simultaneous Nexus OEMs is reiterated, as opposed to one lucky manufacturer. The sources have Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC all tipped for glory.
Interesting that Motorola is rarely mentioned alongside Nexus rumours. Seems they’re doomed not to receive “preferential treatment”.