A report issued by The Telegraph indicates Google plans to completely manufacture their own device.
In the past, Google’s Nexus devices have been created in conjunction with other mobile manufacturers. The Nexus 6P was manufactured by Huawei and the 5X was manufactured by LG. It has not been revealed if the newest device will be an extension of the Nexus brand.
While Google’s operating system is one of the most popular in the world, this would be the first time Google has created their own device from scratch. Google taking over design, manufacturing and software of their new device could position them as direct competitors of Apple.
The new device will be available by the end of 2016.