In spite of “Google Editions,” formal Nexus lineup to continue

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Google’s Sundar Pichai is a regular fount of information as he participates in the D11 conference today; he’s already brought us news of the stock Android HTC One, as well as confirmed plans to bring All Access to Apple users. Now we’ve got one more new piece to add, with Pichai bringing word of how all these “Google Edition” devices will affect the Nexus lineup as we know it.

When asked flat-out if in light of the stock Android Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Google intended to stop releasing the full-on Nexus devices we know and love, Pichai responded, “the goal with Nexus was to push forward hardware with partners. That will continue as well.”

Our hearts skipped a beat when parsing that past-tense verb, but all sounds well here. Nexus was always more than just the latest software, and Google’s worked with the OEMs behind past Nexus models to help shape the development of those devices. While there’s clearly interest in bringing a Nexus-like software experience to popular phones from other manufacturers, it’s reassuring to know that this doesn’t mean Google will be stepping back from the Nexus line and leaving these “Google Edition” models to replace it. Now we’ve just got to figure out if there’s anything to all these LG Nexus 5 rumors

Source: All Things D
Via: TmoNews

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