Will Google stay with Samsung for Galaxy Nexus successor?

Will Google stay with Samsung for Galaxy Nexus successor?

Has Google decided to stick with Samsung for the fourth generation of the Nexus line of Android smartphones?  If you believe a new report out of DigiTimes then the answer is a certain yes. Advising that Google has already chosen Samsung, the news outlet quotes a source close to the matter.

Since Samsung has become the top vendor of Android smartphones, Google will continue to have Samsung develop its next-generation Nexus models, leveraging Samsung’s innovation ability with regard to the Android platform, and its ability to control the supply of key components, said sources.

If history is any indication then we might look for the Nexus 4 to closely resemble the Galaxy S III but come with Android 5/Jelly Bean.  The Nexus S was similar to the first generation of Galaxy S while the Galaxy Nexus was not all that different from the Galaxy S II.  Keep a close eye on the May 3 Unpacked event as it could foretell the next Pure Google experience.


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  1. Mike Silva
    April 25, 18:18 Reply

    I would love a Nexus Tablet based on Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE – but for European LTE/GSM version…
    If it was a 10″ FullHD AMOLED screen that would be fine also, all I want is AMOLED with Pure Google experience 😉 and off course thin and light (if possible) but if they put a removable battery I wouldn’t mind giving up a bit of thinness.

  2. Markwill62
    April 26, 18:18 Reply

    Time to move on from Samsung.  Samsung will not make a product better than the one that they sell, thus the shortcomings in the Galaxy Nexus that don’t appear in the GSII

    • dinkster
      June 26, 14:51 Reply

      I don’t like the trade off. Next gen hardware with last gen’s OS, or last gen hardware with next gen’s OS. I doubt S III will get Jellybean until six months after the Jellybean Galaxy device is out.

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