Google to partner with a Chinese manufacturer on the next Nexus smartphone?
1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1062; Member since: 27 May 2012)
This definetly would be the worst Nexus ever!
8. Phonecall01 (unregistered)
Because nothing good comes out of China right??
21. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Tell me more how brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Meizu and Huawei suck other than in availability and maybe in software.
40. LifeSucks (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)
I have to agree. I would love to see something like a THL 5000/Elephone P5000 with proper optimizations, 64-bit chipset (or Snapdragon 801) and proper quality control or Huawei Honor 6/Lenovo Vibe X2 with stock android or Xiami Mi Note /Pro with stock android.
Redmi 2 with MT6732+2GB RAM and stock android would make for a great second gen Android One phone.
65. sgodsell (Posts: 3324; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I think if Google and Motorola can move their butts faster with project Ara. Then the Nexus will be a thing of the past. Ara can not only replace the Nexus devices and brand, it can also go beyond it. Or better yet bring it to a new Ara (pun intended as well).
18. yepyep23 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)
What about Xiaomi? And the Xiaomi Note Pro?...
25. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)
Yeah right .
And the worst ever Chinese products are the iPhones and iPads .
60. TheRequiem (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Those are not Chinese products. They are Apple products, which Apple is based in the U.S. The manufacturing entity that manufactuers the devices does not make the device's their products.
50. sagafletcher (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)
So not true.... Chinese women are sexy and I love shrimp fried rice.
That said, I think Lenovo would be the one to do it. They purchased Motorola from Google and already have a foothold in the IT industry after taking the reigns from IBM in personal computing. Their S8 and Vibe X2 are awesome examples of their ability to contend, with the former being the first mobile with a front 5MP selfie camera. Personally, I would prefer Asus. Oppo is a bit pricey.
11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1035; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
How cute, which country did nokia release his 1st android tablets?
14. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Because they don't own any factories now....
13. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
It won't be the worst, but it won't have a big recognition in other countries....
22. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I doubt its a Nexus
The main selling point of the Chinese phones is their low prices
So a Nexus would be a direct competitor
I doubt they would be interested
I think its actually a Chinese Android One
68. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
The Nexus line isn't low-priced anymore.
69. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Nexus 5 is still being sold
Anyway the Nexus line was never exclusively low-priced
It wasn't until the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 when the Nexus line become low-priced
So I won't be surprised if they released a new low-priced Nexus 5/7 this year
57. frmrVZguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
If GOOGLE can bring "Don't be mean" to China, this could be as BIG as Nixon's Table Tennis (aka ping-pong) detente. If they can get ISO9000/9001 inspectors and QA/security/HumanRights inspectors inside to prove China's software is not to be feared, then GOOG WIN !! High-spec hardware at modest price in some Chinese devices is desirable. If China can use this opportunity to crush Chi-Spy concerns then they will WIN !! If developers discover malware, backdoors, firmware bots etc. then China will FAIL. Big opportunity here.
59. TheRequiem (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
I agree and while most here will argue the Chinese make most phones, that's not the point. American and other national corporations design the phones and their materials and then contract/ uphold the Chinese to high manufacturing standards to manufacture them. Having a Chinese firm develop a smartphone for Google (a US based company) doesn'ty make any sense, with the exception of working in tandem with HTC, which has a grip on the U.S. Market and higher develoment standards than the mainland. I feel a "made in China" product for Google wouldn't bode well for the U.S. Populous. Just sayin'
7. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
we dont want a glass back nexus device like sh*ty Z series.
29. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
android fans would love a sony nexus z5
how ever you dont like any android phone because your an apple fan so whats this we part your talking about
62. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
lol... we're not even sure if there's even gonna be a glass back if Sony gets the gig man c'mon...
5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1035; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
Google's desperation has shown, China accounted 30% Of world smartphone market and Google know our purchasing power
Without China, Android is nothing
10. JMartin22 (Posts: 1937; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Your market isn't the only market and it's certainly not the most profitable one, because for all that overpopulated regions that have, the average median household income is well below standards of a developed market. Therefore, a lot of your potential profitability is stifled. Google has been doing fine in North America and Europe, arguably, probably little to no profits come from the Chinese market due to it being a mostly mid to low ranged, cut-even market
26. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)
What about the so called most premium smartphone brand Apple .
I never seen a iphone or iPad made in USA .
It's always written 'MADE IN CHINA'
Don't say anything against China .
What China can do , North America and Europe can't even dream of .
34. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
You mean we will never work for 1$/hour....sounds great to me.
44. Awalker (Posts: 1430; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Well, it has nothing to do with talent. Apple like other manufacturers go to China because of the cheap labor.
30. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
am sorry say that again, i think you mean without china apple is nothing, androids are made all over the world and without china it would hit the numbers a little but that's it, i have to deal with Chinese people during this new years events and i have to say they are some of the dumbest people on the earth
49. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)
"Without China, Android is nothing" == NOT A FACT!
"Your market isn't .... the most profitable one, because for all that overpopulated regions that have, the average median household income is well below standards of a developed market." == FACT!
52. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)
Yesterday this super idiot mocked Indonesia for being a poor country. You know what..your country is only SLIGHTLY less poor than Indonesia. Your citizens are mostly slaves. STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELF PLEASE!!!
71. Settings (Posts: 1494; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Without Android, Xiaomi wouldve never been existed.
6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
WTF. Bye bye nexus.
19. Chuck007 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)
What if the "Chinese manufacturer" is Motorola again?
23. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Well, that makes sense....since Lenovo own Motorola,
24. carlemillward (unregistered)
That will be a dirt cheap nexus, $250.
27. steelew (Posts: 197; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
So everybody is wincing at the made in china logo and not NEXUS 7? Wait aren't there 2 Nexus 7's already? I'll believe it when I see it.
31. TBomb (Posts: 699; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
If a chinese company goes all out with a nexus, they could easily get a bigger market and become another player in the game. It could possibly raise the standards of all chinese phone makers... i feel like it can only be good for android.
35. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
It doesn't mean that it'll succes, to an American and European people...the LG nexus, Motorola nexus...sounds familiar, but a Xiaomi nexus sounds really weird to their ears.
53. TBomb (Posts: 699; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
but they'll hear Nexus and understand what it is still, right? A lot of people dont call it Samsung Galaxy S# They just call it the S# or Galaxy.. I feel it'd be similar for the Nexus line
32. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
If the next nexus would be good enough then that chinese company would get an international recognition and brand value.
36. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
They need a well known company, not an unknown.
33. jellmoo (Posts: 1523; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
This could be interesting if it means a return to low cost Nexus devices. If not, it's a baffling choice.
37. bragzter (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
Imagine if Xiaomi makes the next nexus device, with their market dominance in China it will be a win for Google and the Nexus brand. And also Xiaomi will benefit as they will penetrate the international market with Google behind them
38. Chuck007 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)
Actually I'd like it if it was a Xiaomi. Should put a lot of doubts (threat to national security and all that) to rest. I don't think its possible cause I am sure the U.S. government will give them a hard time, but if by any chance it works out, I'd be happy for either side.
39. sip1995 (Posts: 1562; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
People won't buy o phone from an unknown company that they aren't familiar with....