Come this fall, Samsung might not be the only company to release a Nexus device. The vanilla Android handset, the only to currently run Google’s Jelly Bean, is expected to get a sequel from the Korean company later this year, with reported specs having been leaked on Tuesday.
But we also might see something made by LG and Sony, a report from AndroidNoodles suggests. Well, that certainly sounds believable considering Google’s announcement of AOSP support for the Xperia S.
According to a WSJ report from earlier this year, Google’s plan all along was to open up the program to five additional OEMs, and it seems LG and Sony are at the top of the list. As of now, the devices, tentatively dubbed Optimus Nexus and Xperia Nexus, are scheduled for a winter release on Japan’s DoCoMo; no other information — specs, pricing, or even pictures — were provided.
With multiple vanilla Android devices on the market, how will the three supposed manufacturers differentiate? I guess that’s a debate worth saving for later. After all, we don’t even know if this rumor is true.