Apple might have IBM to lean on for enterprise, but Google may be taking a more direct route to users. A new report suggests that Google is going to be working with HP on an enterprise angle, revolving around Google Now. The report also suggests HP wants a Nexus device, specifically for enterprise.
The Nexus lineup of smartphones is popular amongst Android fans. So is Motorola. The marriage of the two brands would be ideal for many smartphone enthusiasts, and it seems that may be just what is happening. A new Motorola device, with specs that blow the rest of their lineup away, has been spotted on a benchmarking site.
This week we’re hearing more about the next generation of Nexus tablet greatness, the Nexus 9. This device (codenamed Flounder/Volantis) is set to replace the soon-to-be-empty spot in Google Play with a machine that closely resembles the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This begins with HTC manufacturing and ends with a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra SoC.
Custom cases for smartphones is a rather niche market. Then again, so is the Nexus handset. It seems Google is ready to marry the two, and a leaked program named “Workshop” might be our introduction. Still in its early stages, Workshop is unique, but is it necessary?
Word this afternoon is that Motorola might be doing well for itself now that it’s been sold to Lenovo. As it was predicted, Motorola did not create a Nexus device for Google under its leadership for fear of creating an aura of unfair advantage - not unlike the Microsoft Surface tablet situation over the past few years. Now all that appears to have changed.
Google makes plans for devices and software well in advance of publicly announcing business ventures. It’s not out of the question to assume that any Motorola Nexus device would have been planned months in advance of their business deal with Lenovo - complete with deals in place for the transfer and contracts for when the buy was to be made. With that in mind, have a look at the evidence for a Nexus Motorola device up next.
Today we’ve begun our dive into the Android L Developer Preview with a Nexus 5. If you’d like to join in on the action, Google has made it easy to take a peek at the software early - just so long as you have a Nexus 5 or a 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 tablet. From here, we’ll be digging deep.
Nexus fans, do not lose hope. While the future of a Nexus smartphone is still shrouded in uncertainty thanks to the rumors about the Android Silver program, there might still be one more Nexus device in queue. A new leak has sprung up pointing to an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that will be made by new hands and called the HTC Volantis.
Recently, an LG executive commented on the state of their involvement with the Nexus program. Speaking to Dutch media, LG’s Director of Communications Ken Hong noted they weren’t involved with the next Nexus device “yet”. He went on to note that LG typically has something on the table and in the works by now, as they have with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
One thing lacking for Android is a proper place in retail. Though various OEMs have store signage or kiosks, with Samsung offering a robust “Experience” in Best Buy stores, Google’s Android doesn’t have a place. Apple has a well established retail presence, but has both the space and identity for such a move. 'Android Silver' is a widely rumored program that would give the platform needed presence and notoriety, but is it the right thing for Android?