HTC’s VR and fitness products have been in the press quite a bit over the past few weeks, but now a new rumor has come to light that claims that we may see two exciting smartphones from HTC later this year. The source of this news claims that HTC will be working with Google to develop 5-inch and a 5.5-inch Nexus smartphones sometime in 2016. Since Nexus phones are typically released in the fall, there’s really no additional information to share at this time.
In addition to building the T-Mobile G1, HTC was also chosen by Google to build the Nexus One, the very first Nexus device. Over the years, Google has turned to Samsung, LG, Motorola and Huawei to build subsequent Nexus phones, but it looks like things may finally come full circle. Nexus phones typically do not sell well, but the companies that have built the devices for Google often benefit from the partnership and have seen increased sales of their other Android devices. There’s no guarantee that building a Nexus device will have any lasting impact on HTC’s bottom line, but we certainly don’t see a downside to it.
Based on the devices that HTC has released recently, do you think the company is worthy of building Google’s 2016 Nexus phones?