Talking to Google’s investors, the SVP said, “We have a strategy where we have created both Nexus and lead devices (for tablets) category. We use this to help focus our team’s work; every year, around Christmas time, we select a manufacturer to work with to release a device.”
“That includes things like semi-conductor companies too; then the teams huddle together in one building to work on developments, and that process goes on for around nine to 12 months, and ultimately in the holiday season devices pop out.”
“That process won’t change at all; we see the acquisition as a separate business, so Motorola will still be part of the bidding process – Android is remaining open to partners as it is today.”
With this said, the next generation Nexus is still up for grabs. LG, Samsung, or HTC could end up making either a tablet or smartphone the first to be powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich. However, we won’t be surprised if Motorola ends up making the next Nexus device.
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