It seems the love affair between Samsung and Google is to continue, if the rumor mill is to be believed. According to DigiTimes, Google has already chosen Samsung to create the 4th generation Nexus phone. As Google releases a new Nexus device every year to promote their latest and greatest iteration of Android, generally in the 4th quarter of the year, rumors about the manufacturer Google will choose start to circulate at this time.
DigiTimes reports, “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.”
Samsung is known to be an innovative competitor in the smartphone race, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Google does give them the responsibility of creating the next Nexus phone. If anything, it could be inspired by the upcoming Galaxy S3 which could have impressed Google if Samsung showed it to them. However, with the One series of phones, HTC has shown that they aren’t lagging behind when it comes to creating great hardware, so going with HTC again after the Nexus One wouldn’t be a bad choice either. Or Google could go with Motorola who they recently acquired, but a Motorola-made Nexus device so soon would make it seem like Google is favouring one of their own.
So who do you think Google should go with for the next Nexus phone? Does Samsung sound like the right choice yet again, or would you prefer another manufacturer to bring you the next generation of the Nexus? Let us know in the comments.