Back in 2011 Google announced that they would be acquiring Motorola Mobility for an eye-watering $12bn. This would essentially give Google a smartphone/tablet manufacturer of their own, which some expressed concern over as they feared Google would favor Motorola. The results so far of this acquisition has resulted in the recently announced Moto X – a phone built by Motorola with Google’s blessing, and thankfully a version of Android that seems to be pretty much stock Android save for some added features.
Well for those who were impressed with the Moto X and want to see more of Google and Motorola’s collaborations in the future, it looks like you could be getting your wish because word on the street has it that Motorola could be the company responsible for the Nexus 5. This is according to a post by Taylor Wimberly on Google+ where he was quoted as saying that Motorola will be the one to release a new Nexus device that will arrive in Q4 2013.
We’re pretty sure with the success Google has had with its lineup of Nexus phones that they definitely have a new Nexus planned, although who the manufacturer is remains unknown. As it stands the Nexus 4 is made by LG, although rumors have suggested that the next-gen Nexus will not be made by LG, and if that is the case then Motorola’s involvement with the Nexus 5 (or whatever it will be called) is a strong possibility.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info. In the meantime what do you guys think? Would you like to see a Nexus 5 by Motorola?