Expect Google’s Nexus phones to get better — but Google will not make it themselves
Google CEO Sundar Pichai promises that its next generation of Nexus phones are only going to get better.
“We are investing more effort into them,” Pichai said on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference. “We’re going to put a lot more thought into our Nexus devices going forward.”
So far, Google has always partnered with manufacturers like LG and Huawei to produce the Nexus series and Google are going to stay with this. Pichai promised that it’s going to continue to work with manufacturers instead of making its own Nexus phones.
So how exactly is Google thinking of improving the phone?
“Today, when we ship Nexus phones we ship stock Android — you’ll see us add more features on top of Android on Nexus phones,” he said. “We could be more opinionated on the design of the phones, even if we’re working with OEMs to make them.”
Earlier this year, Google hired its first designated hardware exec, Rick Osterloh, presumably to get more involved in the hardware design and manufacturing part. Google is looking to give more input in hardware on top of software which iit already pretty much controls.
Good news for all Nexus fans!