The Race for who will become the next Nexus phone manufacturer is in full swing. It has been heavily rumored that Samsung will be the manufacturer of the very first Google Nexus Tablet and many sources have already ruled them out as the next phone manufacturer. Over the last several weeks it has been speculated that LG would become the next manufacturer, but yesterday HTC announced that they are also fighting to have the first Jelly Bean handset! Jeff Gordon (not the racer) Htc’s GOC manager told Tech Radar that Google is no where near making their decision on who will be the next Nexus manufacturer.
“Google hasn’t chosen its Nexus partner for (Android) Jellybean as yet. So right now all the manufacturers are crossing their fingers.”
Of course it is so early in the race who knows we could eventually hear from the CEO’s of Motorola and Samsung with reports that their names are also in the basket. Whatever happens I’d like to have this back on the VZW network, but as botched up as that release was I doubt we will see that!