In a disclosure which underscores Google's decision to switch up its Android operating system for gaining part of the control from wireless carriers, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said in a new report that Google intends unveiling its new OS version - Android 5.0 `Jelly Bean' - on multiple Nexus-branded smartphones.
According to the WSJ report, Google apparently has plans underway to grant early access of its Android OS' new releases to a number of mobile-device manufacturers straight away, and will also sell the handsets directly to consumers.
In more specific terms, the WSJ report revealed that Google will join forces with up to five Android device-makers for the manufacturing of a variety of Nexus "lead devices," which will include handsets as well as tablets.
The Nexus-branded devices from multiple device-makers will be powered by the forthcoming Android version 5.0 `Jelly Bean', which will most likely hit the markets this November. The release of the multiple Nexus-branded devices will give the consumers in the U. S., Europe and Asia the ability to purchase them on the Google Website, and probably even via some retailers.
The bold new strategy by Google will not only reduce Android OS fragmentation but will also serve as a substantial reboot for the company's Nexus program, which has thus far resulted in only three handsets - the HTC Nexus One, the Samsung Nexus S, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - in the last three years!