Google lining up five Nexus devices?

Google lining up five Nexus devices?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.

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Treab  May. 16, 2012 at 16:06

it will be sony unfortunately....

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2012 at 16:56

it will be sony unfortunately....

That'll work hahaha

matt101101 / MOD  May. 16, 2012 at 17:09

A mate of mine just bought an Xperia S. I don't think it's a worthy 2012 flagship device (it's about 12 months too late), but it is a lovely device, nonetheless. That screen's fantastic, and the phone feels great in the hand.

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2012 at 17:27

A mate of mine just bought an Xperia S. I don't think it's a worthy 2012 flagship device (it's about 12 months too late), but it is a lovely device, nonetheless. That screen's fantastic, and the phone feels great in the hand. no, it isn't/doesn't :p

matt101101 / MOD  May. 16, 2012 at 17:52

A mate of mine just bought an Xperia S. I don't think it's a worthy 2012 flagship device (it's about 12 months too late), but it is a lovely device, nonetheless. That screen's fantastic, and the phone feels great in the hand. no, it isn't/doesn't :p
With a DPI of 341, that's the joint highest DPI (along with the HTC Rezound) of any phone, ever. I like the screen, it's very nice; clear, sharp and bright.

How it feels in the hand is personal opinion (as is the display, though to a lesser extent), and I personally think it feels very nice in the hand. It has a lovely curved back that fits the shape of the hand.

Oh, and on a side note, the camera is fantastic.

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2012 at 18:18

camera is good.
I dont like the Bravia boost, and without it pics look washed out.

krogothnx  May. 17, 2012 at 08:40

Xperia S is lovely, they just made some infuriating choices in construction. Like hiding the battery behind a plastic door. Which naturally didn't get discovered until after i took the phone back. Still, happy with my gnex for now. Can't see myself using anything less than a 720p screen on a phone now!

But anyway;
HTC Nexus One, Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. And heck, why not use your pinkie to count the Motorola Xoom.

Surely if you count the Xoom, you should count the HTC Dream / G1?

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