Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is made by Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus, and in the past Google has chosen one manufacturer to release a device running a stock version of Android.
According to a recent report by the WSJ, Google is now looking to release multiple Nexus devices with a range of manufacturers this fall, and according to the report Google could release up to five different devices from five different manufacturers.
The move is to apparently assure manufacturers that Google’s purchase of Motorola will not have any effect on who gets favored to release a Nexus device on behalf of Google.
Google could also be looking to reduce Android fragmentation with the move, instead of having one manufacturer releasing a handset with the latest version of stock Android they would have five.
Source The Verge