Multiple Nexus Phones?
There have been rumors floating around for quite a while now that there might be multiple Nexus phones (each manufacturer may make one). What does this mean to consumers, Google, and the market?
For consumers, this could be one of the greatest things to happen to Android since the beginning. Android has been known for horrible fragmentation; the majority of users are still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread from 2010. The newest operating system, JellyBean, has barely made a dent in the percentages, let alone the almost 1 year old Ice Cream Sandwich. So what could multiple Nexus phones do? It will solve this problem.
|Is this the next Nexus?|
What about the highlight of the Nexus line- software?
Software has always been one of the main attractions of Nexus phones. You get the pure, "Vanilla" version of Android as Google intended it to be. This means that there are no waits for software updates, since you get them directly from Google, rather than having to wait for your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to edit it then make it available for you phone- IF they support it.
Jellybean has lots of things to love. But what about the next version of Android, possible Android 4.2? We will most likely see a minor update to Jellybean, and the name will stay as Jellybean. It has been said that there will be improvements to Google Now, a customization center, and Project RoadRunner will improve battery life. All we can do is wait.
|Could this become reality?|
Who knows, by the end of this year we may even see a Nexus tablet from every manufacturer.
I think a new era of Android will begin. Gone will be slow software updates. The latest and greatest will be available to the masses, coming soon.