Rumors return to Motorola for next Nexus smartphone

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With LG manufacturing the Nexus 4, a whole lot of rumors have suggested that the company would return to the role this year, being the OEM behind the next Nexus phone. Now with the G2 a reality, there’s been a flurry of new claims that this handset could be the basis for such a Nexus model. LG hasn’t been alone as a potential candidate for the maker of this next Nexus, and with Motorola under Google’s wing, there’s been the occasional claim that Google might call up the company to fill that role. Today we’re talking about that idea again, with a new rumor coming from a pretty compelling source.

Taylor Wimberly, who got so much right about Moto X rumors, posted to his Google+ account this afternoon that Motorola will indeed be the company constructing a new Nexus phone, arriving in Q4. What’s especially interesting is that Wimberly claims this model won’t just be a Moto X with AOSP software, but a distinct handset.

He doesn’t go into more detail, but considering how plugged-in he’s seemed towards developments at Motorola, we’d really like to believe that this is based on good, reliable intel. We’ll know in just a few months how right he was, but in the meantime, what do you think of this notion? Would you much prefer a Motorola Nexus to another LG, or does the manufacturer not affect your interest that much?

Source: Taylor Wimberly (Google+)
Via: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!