Google’s Nexus series isn’t exactly full of best sellers— the Nexus One and Nexus S sold less than two million devices each. But, early reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales on Verizon’s 4G LTE network have been a relative success with millions of customers purchasing the Android 4.0 device in its first months after release. But manufacturers are still eager to bid for the production rights to Google’s next Nexus phone.
We’ve heard reports that LG and HTC are both talking with Google about possibly producing the fourth Nexus. And, we’ve also heard possible suggestions of a Motorola Nexus device accompanying Google’s acquisition of the OEM. Although, Google heads have explicitly denied any favoritism. According to Andy Rubin, the leader in charge of Google’s mobile services, Moto will bid for the rights like everyone else.
So, which manufacturer should make the next Nexus phone? A recent poll produced by the guys at Droid-Life suggests that some users (at least Verizon fans) want Motorola to make the next Nexus device. Motorola’s always had a stellar hardware reputation. With the right software— a stock Android version— a Moto-created Nexus could be a very compelling device. Rounding out the rest of the top voted, HTC and Samsung received the second and third amount of votes respectively.
We’re a long way out from the release of a new Nexus device, but who should make the next Google device?