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Huawei to partner with Google and make the next Nexus, new rumors claim

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Huawei to partner with Google and make the next Nexus, new rumors claim
Remember when we shared the rumors that China-based Huawei will be the next Nexus manufacturer? Initially, rumors claimed that Google might turn to a Chinese manufacturer for its 2015 Nexus lineup. Somewhat later, the rumor mill quickly pinpointed Huawei and South Korea-based LG to be the hardware partners of Google. 

Another source just claimed that Huawei has been indeed chosen as the maker of the next Nexus device. This piece of info comes straight from Kevin Yang, the director of China-based iSuppli, a local research firm. According to him, there are no doubts that the maker of the Ascend Mate7and the Ascend P7 will be responsible for the hardware of Google's 2015 portfolio.

Previously, we also heard that Google will be putting its faith into a manufacturer that can manufacture its own chipsets, something that Huawei is perfectly capable of with its own Kirin line of silicons.

Then again, there's no word about what kind of "device" we're dealing with - a tablet or a smartphone. We'd generally advise taking the rumors for the next Nexus with a lot of salt, but from the looks of it. What are you hoping for? 


source: GizmoChina 

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posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:18 3

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What ever happened to the Sony nexus rumor supposed to be coming this summe. Didn't they left the U.S. market last year

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:08 10

14. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Google probably wants your fingerprint this year. Does Sony have a good implementation of it?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:23 3

23. MarquiX (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Dec 2014)


@CoastCity Actually yes, Sony has a patent for an fingerprint scanner that can be implemented into your phones screen.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:00 1

30. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Why isn't there any of the ordinary kind in the latest Sony's smartphones?
(I'd wish Sony to take the job)

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 22:02

45. MarquiX (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Dec 2014)


@CoastCity Probably the same reason Motorola doesn't have a fingerprint scanner yet, or why Samsung just came to premium designs or the fact Apple just increased their screen sizes dramatically but they are still on 1GB of ram. Simply feel that their technology doesn't need it ATM. I mean after all they aren't doing so good in the mobile division.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 14:38

48. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Motorola was actually the 1st to do it (Atrix)

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:48

42. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think Google should hurry up and get project Ara on the market sooner then later. The reason I am saying this is because Ara could easily replace Nexus and go far beyond what Nexus could ever bring to the market. Hurry up Google and Motorola.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:13 2

32. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G3 BEST Smartphone of 2014!
LG G4 BEST Smartphone of 2015!!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:20

2. JMartin22 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


So the next Nexus is going to blow up on your hand lol. On a serious Note, I hope the next generation Nexus certainly performs better than the Nexus 6 - which had a lot of lackluster shortcomings for the big price tag.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:23

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I think it was a good handset, the battery was reasonable for the size, the camera was great, but I will agree with you on the price. That really deterred me from buying it.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:38 7

7. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1836; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No shortcomings at all on my Nexus 6, so I don't know what you're talking about there.

The only thing that can be mentioned in bad light is the price tag for it off contract. And even that is subjective.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:22 2

21. jsilvermist (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well I would say that using ARMv7 is quite the shortcoming, seeing as encryption is enabled by default, and that without ARMv8's hardware encryption you're going to take quite the storage performance hit.
(Also no support for 64bit, not that anyone cares much yet)

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:20 5

22. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1836; Member since: 29 May 2014)


To the average consumer, what you just mentioned is negligible. Its only something techies care about.

So far, I'm doing just fine with my Nexus 6. To each his own I guess.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:52 3

35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4807; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The Google Nexus 6 is an AMAZING handset. I have mine rooted & it's incredible. I don't get any of these so called "short comings". The Camera is awesome, the battery life is great, the quick charging feature is AMAZING, the 1440p is insanely sharp, the stereo speakers are the next best behind the HTC One M8, the look & feel are premium... also I am on Android 5.0.2...

Where are these so called "short comings"?

+1

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:55 3

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4807; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Umm...

64bit is for the 2015 phones. The Google Nexus 6 is a '14 phone. In your case all phones have "short comings" cause you are well into the future.

Slow yourself down... How many 64bit phones are out again? SMH

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:12 1

38. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1836; Member since: 29 May 2014)


We'll said on both responses! +1,000,000 to you!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:28 4

4. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


Not a big fan of huawei , I hope sony make their Nextus . Atleast just this time ! LOL

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:43 1

39. Niva. (Posts: 418; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Nobody is stopping Sony or any other manufacturer from making the next Nexus device. All they need to do is run stock Google, come unlocked, provide updates quickly and make skins, and OEM specific apps as downloadable options for consumers. If manufacturers did this, there would be no need for Nexus devices to exist. Motorola is the only company currently living by this standard so really, if you don't like Huawei just get a Moto phone and you probably won't notice the difference.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:28 2

5. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


This will be great if they can push Huawei's quality up and the price down. I'm hoping for 5.5" device at the $499 mark.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:50 2

10. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I'm hoping for a 5” device at $499.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:39

17. Anterv (Posts: 172; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


Exactly. We already have plenty of 5.5" devices

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:37 1

25. Simona (unregistered)


no it wont be 5'' .. if nex 6 was 6 nex will be same or 5.5''

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:07

31. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


I Like A 5 inches display , but a 5.5 with small bezels will be sweet !

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:47

40. Niva. (Posts: 418; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


What kind of logic is that? The Nexus 5 was 5", the 6 was 6", and you're telling us the next model won't keep the trend going? I can't wait for the Nexus 42 since then I won't need a TV in my living room, I'll just have to worry about finding big enough pockets for my phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 23:32

46. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


What will be the name of that next nexus ? Nexus 7 !? Lets just hope they make a great product . With affordable price !

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 09:15

47. Anterv (Posts: 172; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


What kind of logic is that ? Have you heard about Nexus 2013 and 2014 editions ? It may be same Nexus 5 2015 Edition

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:57

29. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Same here. Really hoping for 5.5 or 5.9 inch screen.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:36 1

6. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I think the phone should go to Sony as it is a major manufacturer who hasn't manufactured a Nexus. HTC had 1, Samsung had 2, LG had 2, Motorola Had 1.

I am a diehard Samsung fan but isn't it unjust to Not to provide a chance for a Manufacturer who makes killer hardware and some of the most beautiful smartphones?

As for Huawei it will be a huge chance to gain exposure. Hopefully they will fix their crappy software on their non-nexus phones after the nexus release.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:56 1

11. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The Huawei CEO said stock Android will be OS of choice when they release phones in America so they won't be accused of spying.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:01 2

13. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


It's sad that they still get accused of spying with no evidence. Huawei is one of the reliable Chinese manufacturers that you can trust.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:00 1

12. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


First of all, Huawei is a major manufacturer too and they make great smartphones like the Mate 7. So, there's nothing wrong with Google to partner with Huawei to make the next Nexus phone.

And lastly, there must be some reasons that Google doesn't want to partner with Sony, or maybe they're gonna partner with Sony to make the next Nexus tablet.

Either Huawei or Sony, you won't go wrong with both of them.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:40

8. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


was hoping for Xiaomi or Meizu but this is good too.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:46 2

9. hammertong (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Motorola obviously was not the perfect choice.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:39

26. Simona (unregistered)


Exactly

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:09 2

15. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Huawei is a strong company and has a strong fan base. Their flagship has always been magnifieicient and their Fingerprint tech is near perfect. Google can't go wrong choosing Huawei above Sony.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:37

16. gueAHOK (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Welcome the Huawei Nexus 7 phablet based on Huawei 7" phablet.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:40

27. Simona (unregistered)


ehh ehhh stop you don't say things in advance !
ti might not be like that ...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:44

44. gueAHOK (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Well, that's what come to my mind after LG Nexus 4, LG Nexus 5, then Motorola Nexus 6... Huawei Nexus 7

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 09:54

18. Arthurhkt (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


While i don't mind Huawei to be the next Nexus phone maker, however personally i wish Sony will be the next Nexus phone maker first, as only Sony is the only one of the big manufacturer and early adopter of the Android maker haven't produce any Nexus phone.... or at least let them handle with the Nexus tablet 2015.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:01 1

19. NopeNein (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


idk, tbh, never really liked huawei that much, such a shady company.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:14

20. carlemillward (unregistered)


At least you do not have to worry about receiving no updates. GPU will probably be weak though...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:32

24. jc914 (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I don't like this at all. Huawei seems like a shady company with controversies concerning IP rights and spying.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:47

28. rojiblanko (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


I am hoping they will release a 5" and 6" model.....you know to keep everyone happy!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:23

33. Fire5 (Posts: 279; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


It was first samsung S6 featureless and more of the same and not now Google chooses a China brand. In choosing Sony see. This year will be tough for Android and that has nothing to offer more impressive than a Chinese phone and the other overrated.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:46

34. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Interesting...if this is true it will either be this year's best flagship phone or the worst. Here in the US, Huawei is mostly seen as a manufacturer of budget-priced phones for prepaid carriers, with little to no market share to their name when compared to Samsung, Apple, LG, etc. Their phones are nothing amazing, decent at best...partnering with Google should give them the attention they need, but with the Nexus name, it's gotta be a damn good phone or no one will buy it. The bar is set pretty high.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:03

37. Fallen1 (Posts: 283; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


Seems like Huawei is the winner in this situation

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:49

41. matistight (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 May 2009)


If Huawei makes the next Nexus, then they will turn out just like the MyTouch brand did. Also if Huawei make it, I expect it to be $100

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:39

43. Z3R091 (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


Unfortunately only 62 people vote on Huawei for next nexus manufacturer.
Nexus should choose HTC or Sony.

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