[Editorial] Google: More Nexus devices on the way

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Google and their Nexus lineup have long been reserved for a niche market, especially worldwide where many countries never even saw the Nexus 4, 7 & 10 being released.

The Problem: The Android ecosystem is vast wilderness with all blends and variants of Android ranging from Gingerbread to the very latest Jelly Bean flavor with quite different software overlays like TouchWiz & Sense. — Over the course of the last few years this has created a discrepancy and the problem of software updates across the whole spectrum further escalated while Google stood still, helpless.

 

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The goal behind Nexus was to guide the ecosystem. But that will continue as well. – Sundar Pichai

Let’s go back in time. – We’re in late 2010, Android is still an ugly duckling suffering a fragmentation. Manufacturer skins are still widely popular while the first Nexus device can bearly rival with other handsets. The operating system’s metamorphosis to a hybrid phone-tablet solution has just began at Google but the whole project is still in early stages. (It would be later known as ICS).