Google allegedly signs HTC to 3-year deal, will take more control over Nexus program


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Even with all the excitement from the Samsung Galaxy S7, we’re still on the look-out for the next Nexus. The focus right now is on which manufacturer will make the device (or devices). Huawei and LG carried the torch last year, but LG has already dropped out of the race for 2016. The Nexus 6P was universally praised, but will Huawei build another Nexus? A new report throws an old name back in the Nexus ring.

The last time HTC had their name on a Nexus device was the poorly recieved Nexus 9 tablet. A Chinese website is reporting that HTC is about to get back in the game in a major way. The report claims that HTC has signed a contract with Google to make Nexus devices for the next three years. If true, this could put the next three versions of Android on HTC devices.

This news comes alongside another report that claims Google will be taking much more control of the Nexus program. We’ve heard rumors of Google taking an Applie-like approach to the Nexus program in the past. Signing one manufacturer to a long-term deal could be a step in this process. Another possible route would be to eliminate the big-name manufactuers altogether and build device in-house. There are a lot of conflicting reports going around right now.

How do you feel about these rumors? Would you be in favor of HTC potentially making the next three Nexus phones? Or would you prefer Google to build their own devices?

[via Droid-now, Lovefone]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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