HTC Reportedly Signed Three-Year Deal with Google for Nexus Smartphones
Remember when HTC made the world's first Nexus smartphone? The year was 2010, and the phone in question was known as the Nexus One. For all intents and purposes, the phone became the bedrock of many of today's more powerful Nexus devices.
Sadly, HTC was only commissioned by the Google for that one year, and ever since then, the company has turned to the likes of Korean giants Samsung and LG to manufacture Nexus smartphones.
Last month, however, rumors began circulating that the Taiwanese brand and Google have apparently signed a threeyear deal, which means that the renewed partnership will possibly see HTC making not just one, but two new Nexus smartphones this year.
In addition to that, the contract also states that HTC will be responsible for the production of all future Nexus smartphone models for the next three years. Essentially, this means that it is highly possible that HTC will be introducing up to six new Nexus smartphones until the year 2019.
Google's change of heart towards HTC may be due to LG's decision to pull out from producing any new Nexus smartphones in the future. Furthermore, current reports suggest that Chinese-brand Huawei is still on the fence about making another Nexus device. Given the success of the Nexus 6P, though, there's a very high possibility that the company won't be saying no if they're approached by Google once more.
Google and HTC's deal may see the Taiwanese brand making Nexus smartphones once again. (Image source: AnandTech.)