Most of us Google fans have come to expect by now that Google I/O means a new Nexus device along with a new version of Android. Google I/O rolled around this year, and neither happened. Granted Google announced that they’ll be releasing a Samsung Galaxy S IV with vanilla Android, and recently news of the HTC One Google Edition being launched soon was pretty exiting. But we’ve been left wondering, are Google making Nexus devices anymore?
According to Android Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai that’s not the case at all. “The idea with Nexus is to push on hardware as well, so that will continue.” he told Walt Mossberg at D11 last week. Pichai also denied that Google was “done” with Nexus devices.
He did also mention that they’ll still be working with phone manufacturers to promote vanilla Android on their handsets too.
With the release of the white Nexus 4 it’s clear that Google have no plans to release a new Nexus handset any time soon, but it’s comforting to hear that Google haven’t given up on the Nexus hardware and that maybe next year’s Google I/O will give us our Nexus fix.