Currently, rumors swirling about the new Nexus point to either an LG Optimus Nexus or a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 (or both) but those hoping for a Motorola Droid Nexus should not count out the possibility of one arriving just yet.
In an interview with CNET, Motorola Senior Vice President of Product Management Rick Osterloh says that while Motorola has yet to release a Nexus branded phone, that doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t want to be considered.
The previous Nexus devices were made by HTC and Samsung.
Osterloh says that Motorola wants to offer a Droid Nexus or something like it, but that it has to go through the pitching process just like the other companies who are hoping to offer the device.
We will absolutely be one of the people considered the next time Google delivers its Nexus phone…but we’re not going to receive special treatment. – Rick Osterloh, Motorola Senior Vice President of Product Management
Thus far, we haven’t heard anything specifically about a Motorola Droid Nexus though we have heard a rumor that Google might be releasing as many as five Nexus smartphones from various manufacturers.
The two devices that have surfaced thus as possible Nexus candidates are the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2. And though those are the rumored devices, that doesn’t mean Motorola, HTC and Sony aren’t still in the mix.
Fortunately, we should know about the Nexus manufacturer or manufacturers soon. Currently, rumor has it, the new Nexus or Nexus’ will be unveiled within 30 days, possibly at the All Things D: Dive Into Mobile conference which is set to kick off on October 29th.
The conference was the launching pad for Android 3.0 and the Motorola Xoom in 2010 and Andy Rubin, Google’s Android chief, is scheduled to take the stage at the event.
We have also heard rumblings about a 32GB Nexus 7 and possibly one with cellular connectivity.
The Nexus smartphone is a yearly release from Google and it offers a vanilla version of Android, in this case, likely Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with high-end specifications and an unlocked bootloader.
It appeals to those that not only want high-end specifications but want to be able to fully customize their device. This year’s release will be replacing last year’s device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.