The Wall Street Journal is making quite the report this evening as they discuss Google’s efforts to partner with a variety of manufacturers to have up to five (yup, five) Pure Google (read: Nexus) devices available at one time. Better yet, the stable of devices will ship with Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) and will be sold directly from the Google Play store, unlocked and direct to consumers in America, Europe and Asia. Can I get a hell yes?
This is a significant move for Google and the WSJ reports the announcement should come from direct from Google at their upcoming I/O developer conference. The idea that there could be up to five, unlocked and carrier free devices available at one time would be a real coup for the Android platform. Of course, Google isn’t commenting on the matter but sources “close” to the situation say the company’s hoping to ship Android 5.0 by Thanksgiving — just in time for the holiday season.
So, who thinks this is just the best idea they’ve heard in a long long time?