'Android and Me' are reporting a rumour that the next official Nexus phone to be released in November will be based on the LG Optimus G and will drop with just a bump release to Android 4.2 (no 5.0 until next year).
They also add that as part of a hardware strategy change, Google will allow any phone to use the 'Nexus' moniker as long as the device adheres to a strict set of standards; 64gb, stock Android and the ability to disable 'custom UI skins' named so far.
What do you think of this? Happy that any phone could be a Nexus? More hardware choice for consumers whilst ensuring more devices run the latest Android release? Could it dilute or tarnish the Nexus brand name?
How would you feel if LG, HTC, Samsung and Sony all brought Nexus devices to the market in the next few months that would all run stock Android and would get OS updates on the day of release? No more carrier delays and TouchWiz/Sense getting in the way?
Could this potential strategy change even lead to a budget Huawei or ZTE 'Nexus' in the future?
[source: Android and Me]