According to a report out by DigiTimes, Google has chosen Samsung to manufacturer the fourth generation device in the Nexus Series. Samsung are no stranger to making a Nexus device now that they have the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus under their belt. From DigiTimes:
”Since Samsung has become the top vendor of Android smartphones, Google will continue to have Samsung develop its next-generation Nexus models, leveraging Samsung’s innovation ability with regard to the Android platform, and its ability to control the supply of key components.”
Quite frankly we believe this would be a great move by Google. Sure, they want to support all manufacturers in the Android ecosystem, but when they want to set the standard, why wouldn’t they go with the industry leader in manufacturing.
It’s a big loss to LG who have previously expressed major interest in manufacturing the next Nexus device. It’s likely that this agreement with Samsung won’t affect the apparent deal Google has with ASUS to produce a 7-inch “Nexus Tablet” in the middle of this year.