What The Google/Moto Deal Means For Nexus Phones

| August 15, 2011 | Reply

If you own a nexus device or if you were wondering what the next nexus device from Google is you don’t have to worry. Andy Rubin Explained the process of how nexus devices are made and decided upon (money) every year. Here is a part of his explanation:

We have this strategy where we have this Nexus program, and we have this lead device strategy. That strategy has worked quite well to help focus the team.

What we do is that we select each — around Christmastime of each year — we select a manufacturer that we work very closely with to release a device in that time frame. That includes, also, semiconductor companies and all of the components that go in the device.

Essentially the teams huddle together in one building. They jointly work in these development efforts — they go on for nine to 12 months. And ultimately at the holiday season, or right before it, devices pop out that are based on this effort.

We don’t expect that to change at all. The acquisition is going to be run as a separate business. They will be part of that bidding process, and part of that lead development process. And obviously Android remains open to other partners to use as they are today.

So it appears for now the same process as before is in place. And that also says a new device may be coming soon. No word on what the device will be yet, but we should know soon. Many people have wanted Motorola to make a nexus device and there were rumors as to why it didn’t happen (bootloader) but it appears they just never wanted to put the money into it. That may change with the acquisition but we likely wont know until next year. Unless this years phone is a Moto, which i doubt.

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