It was just the other day that it was reported that LG was fighting heavily for rights to make the next Nexus, and now we’re hearing reports that HTC wants to step into the gauntlet and fight for it, as well. HTC’s Jeff Gordon confirmed to Tech Radar that Google had not yet chosen a hardware partner for the next Nexus and that all manufacturers pretty much have their fingers crossed. While we can’t be so sure about other OEMs, we at least know that HTC is trying to get back onto the Nexus Train after Samsung has dominated it the past couple of years. And if that phone happens to turn out to be anything like the One series of devices, I’m all for it. What say you? [via]
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