May 28 AT 1:34 PM Dustin Earley 116 Comments

Poll: Who do you want to see make the next Nexus device?


Now that LG has publicly come out to say they are not making a Nexus 5, we can’t help but wonder, then who? There are a ton of possibilities, some which make less sense than others, but now’s not the time for that. We just want to hear from you: in a perfect world –in your perfect world– who would make the next Nexus smartphone?

Would a real successor to the Nexus One, made by HTC, be your dream Nexus? How about a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2? Or an LG Nexus 4…2? Should Google drop the Nexus program all together, and start betting on Google Experience versions of flagship devices that already exist? We’re interested in knowing what you think, so we’ve set up a poll below. If you don’t see an option that suits your fancy, let us know in the comments.

Who do you want to see make the next Nexus device?

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • Ben Reeves


    • Raj

      NO NO NEVER LENOVO….if their tablet experience is anything to go by, it is full of crap !!! Stick to making Microsoft-based notebook and stay away from Android and Linux.

      DONT GO near Lenova tablet, you have been warned.

  • Chris


  • vforvortex

    I want to see Moto-Goog show me what they are capable of together when they have full control over the process. So for that reason i choose them. But i have enjoyed my previous htc phones with sensation and g1.

    • Jeremy Sheehan

      That’s what I’m talking about. On big red, typically the best phones are Motorola ones. Without even knowing it, I’ve been brand loyal to them for a while now. I’d love to see what happens when Google has their hand in the mix.

      • Mark

        What the hell is a big red?

        • JB


          • Mark

            What the hell is a verizon?

    • Nathen

      Ya a Motorola Nexus would be Awesome ! :)

  • redraider133

    I wanna see what google and moto can come up with.

  • Jimmy_Jo

    I want to see what Google can come up with on their own. The Nexus Q and Chromebook Pixel are amazing devices.

    • masterpfa

      The only thing would be the price of these 2 devices are to go by

    • masterpfa

      The only thing would be the price if these 2 devices are to go by

  • T1392

    I’d like to see Motorola but what about huawei?

  • CaptainDoug

    Definitely HTC or Motorola. I have a soft spot for HTC but Motorola just makes such great hardware that if it was paired with stock Android(with unlocked bootloader) it would be my all time favorite.

  • pekosROB

    I don’t care as long as a true Nexus device could come to Verizon. Honestly, just give me a good battery, screen, and CPU/GPU with a microSD slot on Verizon with, you know, UPDATES on time with other Nexus devices and I’ll pay for it. I’ll buy two at $350/400 prices! I can accept no microSD as long as you offer a 64 GB model.

    • Matt

      You won’t get a micro sd slot, but on a nexus.

    • Jimmy_Jo

      Due to regulations it is impossible to have a true Nexus device use the CDMA protocol. That’s just never going to happen.

      • pekosROB

        And this is what makes me sad. Is it not possible to have an LTE only phone on Verizon? No CDMA? If this means it’s LTE or nothing (no 3G or worse) then that’s fine, just give me a friggin’ option and then I can swap phones when I travel.

        • soccerburn55

          At some point you will be able to have an LTE only version of a phone, but not until they switch on their VoLTE. Right now their network is almost done covering their 3g in LTE, so they just have to switch over to VoLTE. Right now that’s why the phones have to 2 different radios in it, 3g actually handles the phone part. LTE is just for data.

      • pekosROB

        Oh, I forgot to ask, what about the Nexus S? When it was on Sprint did it get prompt updates? It just didn’t appeal to me at all so I have no clue if it got quick updates or if they were delayed.

  • masterpfa

    Samsung, HTC and LG have had a turn at the Nexus with, on the whole quite successful results. I like what Asus have done with their devices, also I would like to see what Sony could do (or should that be what Google could do) with a Sony Nexus device so either of these would do me a well as Motorola

  • PhaseBurn

    I can’t really say I care much.

    HTC’s Nexus One wasn’t perfect. Close, but, not quite. Samsung’s pair was similar. LG’s 4 has a couple complaints about it, too. No manufacturer is going to produce a Nexus that is perfect in this world. As a result, I don’t care who makes it.

    Google controls the software, that’s what I care about. It will have an unlocked bootloader, also. Who slaps the RAM, CPU, and display together, I really couldn’t care less about. There’s pros and cons to every manufacturer out there today.

    • clocinnorcal

      Good points! I never really put it into perspective that way but you are right, it does not really matter all that much as every Nexus phone seems to leave everyone with at least one thing they REALLY wish they could change; however, I still prefer the Nexus phone to any OEM/manufacturer device because in the end, like you said, I want the updates and the development capabilities.

  • ezpotato

    just got the DNA, and played with a friends HTC One. There is NO comparison to any other device when it comes to quality on both of these, esp the One.

    HTC hands down, with Motorola a close second.

  • deluxe92

    I’m hoping for Asus, good innovations (even though sometimes something odd appears) and It’s from my homeland

  • boone simpson

    I don’t care who makes it, I just want one with a hardware KEYBOARD!!1

    (If you twist my arm, I would say MOTO, because I have gobs of webtop toys from my Droid 4)

    • JB

      You won’t ever see a Nexus with a hardware keyboard… they don’t even have hardware home/back buttons. :P


    HTC would win this poll on any website in any country. With the Nexus brand picking up steam, they may wanna stop with the foolishness and produce a Nexus phone.

    • Tangent

      I agree. Like with every other custom skin, some people just don’t like Sense. But their hardware is consistently the best in look and feel. My 2 year old Sensation 4G still feels like a better quality device than most newer plasticy Androids being released today…

  • KennyL

    I have been advocating for a Sony Nexus since the beginning. However, I don’t know if Sony is capable of realizing they aren’t the premium brand they used to be. I doubt Sony would ever dare take a hit on their margins even if it does raise their visibility in the United States.

    Sony has the best design in my book. They just keep being 6 months late to the party as far as internals go. That and way too price (especially consider their lack of timeliness)

  • Random Guy

    i would like to see Htc for hardware Samsung for features and nokia for camera but thats just my 2 cents

  • David

    LG is currently dead last, even to other. That says something.

    • Mark

      Only that LG doesn’t have the perceived ‘cool’ factor. The Optimus G holds its own against other top Androids in the last 6 months. The reason that sheep line up for underpowered iPhone’s is the same reason they’re embarrassed to show their friends an LG and won’t buy one. LG have the hardware down, now they have to learn how to do marketing.

  • romy134

    I would love for an HTC Nexus, just do ett!

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    HTC or Motorola, or both working on it with google.

  • Kindroid

    Got to be a Moto. Break the bank battery and Moto smart actions app on a stock Android will be Motorola’s chance to kick ass and take some market share. It’s an Android match made in heaven.

  • MrMrMan

    Someone other than Samsung and LG.

  • shon

    Samsungs a beast so why not bring back the best duoi keep hearing “give someone else a chance” but I say don’t change what works …but if I had to pick one thing I didn’t like about Samsung it was there Galaxy Nexus battery life they’ve gotta fix it if they get the Nexus again

  • Minh Nguyen

    I would like to see ASUS make a full Google Experience smartphone with their hybrid tablet dock combo.
    That would be interesting.

    • clocinnorcal

      OH! I commented earlier on my vote for Asus but I had completely forgotten about the Padphone or whatever it was called. I wanted one of those to make its way to the US for ever but it never did :(

      A Nexus Padphone would be the SHIT!!! (Pardon my french)

  • Nicholas Vettese

    I doubt that HTC will be making the next Nexus with all the issues going on within their walls. I can’t imagine that they would be able to supply a Nexus product with the quality we expect, and with availability we want.

    With that said, I would like to see LG produce another Nexus, as I love my N4. If not LG, then ASUS. They have some great products, and have been a great partner. I think that Google should offer them the position.

    I also do not believe that they should change much about the current design. The N4 is an awesome design, looks and feels great, not cheap, and is functional.

    • clocinnorcal

      I also love the N4. Not really fond of LG as an Android manufacturer but I do love the N4 and wouldn’t mind them making the next Nexus device. +1

  • Chad

    HTC had their chance, Samsung had their chance (2x) and LG had theirs. All of which (in my opinion) have given us excellent Nexus devices. Let’s give someone else a turn and keep alive the vision Google has always had for Android which is selection and quality. With that said I’d love to the next Nexus phone device made by either Nokia, Sony or Asus. BUT Ultimately, I’d like to see Google make their own hardware for a Nexus phone just as they did for the Chromebook Pixel and the Nexus Q. Even though the Q failed b/c of lack or feature it did above and beyond in design and build quality. The Pixel is also a beautiful, quality devices as well.

  • smeghead68

    Would love to see a Sony Nexus phone. Would get that in a heartbeat.

  • vasra

    Something that Google will NEVER EVER specify for Nexus devices.

    A memory card slot.

    Really, there is no substitute for fast local storage.

    And in 2013, 32GB just isn’t enough.

    64 GB internal + 64 GB card. We’d be talking.

    They will get the other specs right: fast cpu+gpu+2GB RAM+1080 screen+nice battery+etc.

    But they will screw it up on the lack of memory card slot.

    • Jonathan Cherry

      The Nexus One, DID have an sd card slot. Which was made by HTC, and that’s who should make it again. Even though the new One doesn’t have a memory card slot, I still think it’s the best phone to date.

      • Mark

        Yes, but that was 2009 era hardware and technology has moved on. In current handset designs SD cards are antiquated. If they did go backward and put that in a Nexus people would complain about how bad performance was. It is faster, more secure, and easier to just develop an ext file system rather than ext and FAT. SD cards ain’t comin’ back.

  • Ardrid

    HTC. No-brainer.

  • CTown

    To tell the truth none of the OEMs listed need to make a device that has the small margin profits that the Nexus 4.

    The G1 was noted for being slow, the MyTouch 3G and the Hero wern’t much better. So, Google, Qualcomm, and HTC got around to fixing that with the first Snapdragon.

    The original Galaxy S was a mess with regards to the parts it used. In fact, I asked one of the guys that helped put CyanogenMod on the Galaxy S and he was sure that the Galaxy S was meant to be a Bada or Windows Mobile device. Samsung got a lot better after the Nexus S with the GSII:

    For the Galaxy Nexus, I believe Samsung got early acess to Android 4.0.

    LG had a bad reputation so they made a Nexus device and got their repuation up. If you think about it, HTC and Samsung did the same thing.

    The only people who need Google’s help is Motorola but even Google seems disintrested in their devices.

  • SocalTeknique

    Don’t care who makes it as long as it had a good camera, sound processor, and REMOVABLE battery.

  • Bill

    NOKIA. Despite the fact that they have said they are fully committed to Windows, I think that a big enough check could change their minds if Google really wanted. They seem to have some of the more interesting hardware as of late.

    • clocinnorcal

      Another option I had not considered. I would LOVE to see a Nokia Nexus. Oh, they could call it the NN! But seriously, I would like to see Nokia produce a high-end Android device very much.

      • cb2000a

        Probably not gonna happen.

  • uknowme

    HTC by a landslide. Seriously them Nokia or Sony are the only 3 I want to build it.

  • nivekkev

    I say help HTC out, let them do it, they have been a good partner getting Android off of the ground, let’s see if this helps them get back on track, nice to have competition out there, means we all get better devices in the long run.

  • Chris

    Google should make it, straight up, like the Pixel/Glass/Nexus Q.

  • mattcoz


  • Hre


  • humidity

    Motorola, because I think they have the best chance of releasing a new Nexus phone for us on Verizon.

  • Stella

    My choice is HTC but a close second is Motorola.

  • gogoboy

    LG. I’ve Nexus4 compare to previous Nexus by Samsung I got, far better. Ppl complain on back cover because they could afford a few $hundred phone but not a few dollars cover? plain retarded. Android do have a major security hole in native email app, but that’s the problem lie beneath Google’s android team, software issue. LG done hell a tremendous job in Nexus4.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    LG. I think the N4 was a great device with a washed out display. put a 5 inch, vibrant screen on the n4 and DO NOT increase the size of the device, we would have a winner. Just take a moment to look at all the bezel then tell me it’s not possible.

    • clocinnorcal

      Yeah, just like the N5 render that was rumored a while back. That would be a sweet device.

    • Dirge

      Just flash a custom kernel and play with the color profiles and BAM. Super vibrant screen.

  • diego

    Cualquiera que lo venda barato…

  • ihatefanboys

    I voted HTC, glad to see theyre in the lead in this vote. They really do make great devices, and it really shows with the ONE.

  • Matthew

    I want HTC to make the nexus 5, but I have a feeling if there is going to be a Nexus 5 that it will be by Samsung as they have so much success with their Note series of Phablets.

    I would be interested to see what ASUS or HTC could do. LG have done a superb job with the Nexus 4, I wouldn’t mind them making the second generation of nexus 4.

  • mlynch01

    I feel like Samsung strong arms everyone because they can control manufacturing of devices with there own chips and screens so it’s easier for Google to partner with them and not have to worry about supply issues etc. But I think HTC deserves to make the next Nexus and I think us Nexus fans deserve to have another Nexus device made by HTC. The build quality is second to none and they put alot of passion into the design and build of there devices. I would love to see that from a new Nexus device.

  • sdude

    I couldn’t choose Lol. Motorola made the atrix which I loved so much and the fingerprint scanned worked (could of been quicker) lg made a good phone for a great price with the nexus 4. HTC one is currently king, so would like to see what they could make. Sony xperia z is epic just a bit under powered compared to s4 . Samsung amoled is sweet.

  • sdude

    And Asus would make something truly amazing I’m sure.

  • Mark

    Somebody new. Not because I have a hate on for anyone that has made a Nexus in the past, but rather because I think it is good for Android. I guess Sony would be my first choice. If it was a repeat then you can’t beat HTC’s build quality. Doesn’t really matter, My Gnex is due for replacement and I’ll be getting the next Nexus regardless of who makes the hardware.

  • Dirge

    Google should make their own Nexus.

  • DroidSamurai

    Wrong question to ask for some of us — like those of us who stuck with Verizon. Our question is more like: Do you want to see another Nexus, even if it means Verizon will mess with its update schedule? The answer is a Yes, because the outcome of saying “No” is not going to be pretty.

  • Noel Kunz


  • miwaca

    The outcome is clear. Everyone wants to see a Nexus device with that HTC One build quality.

  • zameer


  • donger

    Google should let HTC do it again as they did make the very first Nexus phone/ device. Any smartphone can be a Google or Nexus Experience phone. Nexus phone should be above that with latest hardware. Nexus devices already get the latest Android updates.

  • Co1e

    As long as we’re playing this game, I’m gonna reach deep into never-never land and say that if Nokia broke onto the Android scene with a nexus device, I would be very interested.

    • Bill

      I said that a little bit higher up in the comments. I’d love to see Google throw a stack of money to compete with the Microsoft dollars and see what Nokia can come up with. In my mind, they are one of the more innovative companies in terms of hardware today.

  • cainneach

    The only reason I didn’t get Nexus 4 is because it’s not made by HTC.

  • leon

    Why cant we give Nokia a go

  • bleh_zero

    Sony or Asus.

  • Jota


    • John

      I second that, a Nokia with stock Android, no one comes close to Nokia for design and quality, too bad they went with Window$

      • Bill

        My thoughts exactly. Nokia seems to be hemorrhaging executives, they have some of the more interesting hardware lately and Google can pony up the same amount of money if they really want to that Microsoft can.

  • nauman




    EVEN NOW ONLY PRIVELAGED PEOPLE ARE GETTING NEXUS (obviously whee it is available abundently here america talking to u)

    what i want most from next nexus is a worldwide release availibilty and stock

    also this is the reason i didnt selected motorola cause it doesnt has a good worldwide base



    • Nathen

      Dude. You need to get a LIFE. What’s with the CAPS !!! jeeezzz

  • axe

    Please give me a decent camera, with the Google-sponsored Android updates. I chose Sony because hopefully they can give me a camera worth using. I always have my phone, but seldom have a real camera.
    I’m tired of my spouse’s iPhone taking gorgeous shots while my gNexus takes mediocre ones, assuming it is outside and broad daylight.

  • SGB101

    Decent camera and 5.5″ and I’m there. The note2 has spoilt me.

  • dan

    Moto or Sony

  • Nathen

    Motorola or Sony would be cool. Id love a Nexus 5 from HTC too with Alum body.

    Whom ever it will be I’ll be getting it.

  • Moises

    Blue….in second thought motorola

  • ILoW

    I think it would be a perfect Nexus Sony water-resistant, type the Xperia Z

  • joe blo

    I’d love to see an Apple Nexus…
    Can you imagine the design of the iPad as a smartphone with Google’s OS on the inside? Wait never mind…that’d be the worst. I’d really like to see Motorola’s Nexus with that killer battery!

  • apamau

    Can you pls add Nokia to the list. so that we can would that encourage nokia to look at the bright side of the smart phone.

  • Nathan D.

    HTC because their camera is a amazing, the build quality is outstanding, and their lcd displays are spectacular.

  • GBT

    (i) Having been using the HTC One for 2 weeks and i have to say other than the mediocre battery life, i really love it!!! (ii) Moreover, I really want HTC, a dedicated innovative phone manufacturer, to survive such fierce competition caused by electronic conglomerates like Samsung, Apple, Sony, and LG. Even Asus is not a purely betting on its phones. Therefore, I would prefer HTC to build the next Nexus.
    In light of what they did in the past, see, HTC deserves a better recognition in name as well as in sales.

  • Ross Pendleton

    Us lot at the AndroidDoes team pretty much all agreed that a Sony Nexus based on the upcoming Sony Honami superphone would be absolutely awesome. The first Nexus smartphone to have a good camera…

  • Dandyroi

    Lg or Moto. The Nexus 4 has been my all time favourite design by far. In my opinion they deserve the chance to make make an even better one (in terms of camera, battery).
    I think Moto’s really gonna surprise everyone with their new line of phones coming later this year. I’m very curious what a cooperation with the big G will bring us.

  • surg3d

    HTC Nexus Phablet all the way!

  • SG-17


  • Burnd

    Apple! The new iNexus! Haha, not happening.

  • nise


  • Alan


  • BigCiX


  • nthoendel

    HTC is just so dang Beautiful… They made the original Nexus, and the first iPhone killer, the EVO 4G. Currently have the HTC One and its wonderful… Give them a shot Google.

  • nthoendel

    It would be pretty funny if Google was just went BOOM Nokia Nexus! That would be almost magical.

  • Mahroof karinganad

    Definitely Nokia!!!!
    That would be amazing

  • clocinnorcal

    Also put down Asus! Love the quality of all PC parts I have ever purchased from them, not to mention I love the N7.

    Also, good call Ben! I have 2 Lenovo laptops and my son has a 4 year old Lenovo PC that is still kicking. I would certainly love to see a Lenovo Nexus phone, but Asus is my first choice.

  • cb2000a

    Would love to see a Lenovo Nexus phone. Would probably still get the Note 3, but who knows?

  • Mark

    Yeah, I’d like to see Sony too. Wouldn’t be a shock with all the praise they’ve received from Google devs. But they seem to have difficulty, or perhaps just choose not to, distribute to North America that much.

  • Samsung

    Please be Samsung. I’ve seen the LG Nexus and Sony Xperia Z screens and they look terrible compared to the SAMOLED.

  • jd

    Screen type preference is personal. IMO SAMOLED is crap compared to N4′s screen.