More Google Nexus Smartphones Expected Shortly
Published on: 25th Aug 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Google is looking to expand its own Nexus brand of smartphones not through its newly acquired Motorola Mobility subsidiary but through partnerships with more outside handset manufacturers.
The handsets are also be co-branded, as Samsung Galaxy Nexus II, LG Optimus Nexus and Sony Xperia Nexus. There are no details about specifications for the new phones, although all are expected to support NFC based mobile payments - for use with Google Wallet.
Android will mark its 5th birthday on the 5th November 2012, which looks like an ideal time to show off the new range of handsets.
The move will help assuage concerns that Google would push Motorola products ahead of other vendors, although it will also boost the Nexus brandname in the long term, which could benefit Motorola if Google were to pull the plug later on.
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