Google’s Android boss Sundar Pichai has denied that the release of stock Android versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One spells the end for Nexus-branded devices.
Speaking at All Things D’s D11 gathering in California, Pichai was adamant that the release of these two key devices did not mean Google’s flagship phones are being discontinued.
LG last week revealed that it was not working on the successor to the Nexus 4, sparking speculation about the brand’s future.
“The goal behind Nexus was to push forward hardware with partners. That will continue as well,” said Pichai.
Both the stock Galaxy S4 and HTC One have garnered huge interest since being revealed, with Google seemingly keen to push home vanilla Android’s credentials on a range of devices.
The so-called Nexus 5 had been expected to make an appearance at this year’s Google I/O event.
It’s now unclear who will be making the handset and whether it’ll be available ahead of the busy Christmas period.
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