You can easily count the number of Nexus devices on one hand. There’s the HTC Nexus One, Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. And heck, why not use your pinkie to count the Motorola Xoom.
However, we’re hearing that Google might be set to double – yes double – the size of its Nexus family, with up to five new devices in the pipeline. Good lord.
That’s the story according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s suggested that the five Nexus devices - encompassing smartphones and tablets - might come from five different manufacturers. But why? Well, there are two good reasons, friend.
Firstly, the move would appease Android manufacturers who are concerned about potential preferential treatment for Google's Motorola.
Secondly, it’d go some way to addressing fragmentation in the next version of Android. It’s assumed that the five Nexus devices would arrive in the autumn, with Android Jelly Bean on board.
Having five manufacturers united on the Android Jelly Bean front certainly sounds more appealing than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich fiasco. According to the latest figures from Android Developers, just under 5% of Android users are rocking Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh dear.
Samsung and Asus are tipped to feature in Google's fav five. We reckon there’ll be a spot in there for Motorola, HTC and – who’s left? – possibly Huawei or Sony.