HTC Also Looking for Jelly Bean Nexus Deal from Google

February 29, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We told you how we found LG in talks with search giant Google to bag a deal to produce the next Nexus device that is expected to come out with the imminent Jelly Bean – the new version of the Android Operating System.

But now, emerging info indicates that there are more suitors trying to win the heart of Google to clinch the next Nexus order.

Here LG will have to fight a much experienced Android hand, HTC. A recent statement from HTC global communication chief Jeff Gordon suggests that the Taiwanese company too is in talks with Google to be the hardware manufacturing partner for the next Nexus device.

Nexus smartphones are supposed to deliver the maximum Android experience since Google decides the hardware requirements in such a way to bring out the most of their smartphone operating platform.

Usually, Google rolls out their updated version of the platform on a Nexus device first, making them hot cakes among Android fans and the general smartphone market. Being a partner for such a device is a big deal as far as hardware manufacturers are concerned.

Jeff Gordon was not so generous to reveal the progress of the talks, but confirmed that Google has not picked up a partner so far and all the manufacturers are crossing their fingers for the final results. With that it is sure that HTC is in the race.

If you compare the chances of HTC and LG, the former has weight with their experience with the platform. HTC was at a pivotal role when Android first came out in the market with G1.

The Taiwanese smartphone maker again got a deal from Google when they rolled out Nexus One, which was their first nexus branded device. HTC started shipping the Nexus One in early 2010.

But when it is with Google, who have switched manufacturing partners for the Nexus often, we can’t predict anything. Let us wait to see who will win the deal.

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