Verizon initially had exclusivity in the distribution of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus when it was released into the market last year. The Sprint (NYSE:S) version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released into the market near the start of this year. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first device to be released with the Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS already pre-installed.
The same strategy will be used by Samsung when it will release the next Galaxy Nexus phone, which will come with the next version of the Android OS already pre-installed. Reports have indicated that the two companies will be collaborating once again when the next Nexus device will be released into the market and will reportedly feature the next version of the Android mobile platform.
According to reports Samsung may not make any changes with the strategy used on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus once it will release the new Nexus smartphone in the market. This may be patterned after the success of the Android 4.0 OS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The next device will reportedly feature the Jellybean Android 5.0 OS once it will enter the market.
The next Android mobile platform will reportedly be dubbed as the Jellybean Android although no confirmations were made by Google for the moment. Some hints were given by the company after a media event saw jellybeans being served in the shape of an Android.
It may be possible that the Android 5.0 OS will be released together with the new device in the same fashion as the Android 4.0 OS was released together with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus last year.