Next Nexus might come from Lenovo
The information comes from well-connected Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has earlier predicted that Google will kill its Nexus line after one final run of devices to be released in 2014. The blogger further foresees the Nexus series to get replaced by Google Play edition devices.
“Lenovo will launch one of the last Nexus product, volume will be huge and it will be focused on US market,” Murtazin revealed in a tweet. The blogger has a mixed track record, so we would take this with a grain of salt, but it definitely sounds possible. We heard about a Motorola-made Nexus smartphone being in the works way back in the summer of 2013. The rumor then speculated that the Nexus 5 will be manufactured by Motorola, and it came from an equally well-connected Android blogger, Taylor Wimberly.
Could it be that those plans for a Motorola-made Nexus smartphone actually applied to 2014 rather than 2013? With Lenovo taking over Moto, we see no reason for Lenovo not to bring these plans to fruition, if it indeed inherits such plans from Motorola.
Lenovo will launch one of the last Nexus product :) volume will be huge and it will be focused on US market.— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 30, 2014
Nexus line by Google is over in 2015 ;) Yes - this line will be replaced by Play Edition (current name, it will be rebranded)— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 27, 2014
1. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Having used certain Lenovo tablets, this worries me a bit.
7. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Having used most nexus devices, manufacturer choice does not concern me at all.
27. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)
Lenovo make great PCs and Laptops, I pretty sure they can do the same with smartphones.
3. Duketytz (Posts: 479; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Why doesn't Google works with Sony for a Nexus? Seriously, they are one of the most underrated OEM among the many and I want to see a Nexus for them!
22. gustavoace (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Because in the AOSP hardware partnership Google made back in the old days of android, there are 4 brands: Samsung, HTC, LG Eletronics and... Sony Mobile.
5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Another drunk news from the drunk Eldar Muehehhah.
14. bilalahmed247 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
yes xperiadroid you are right i am with you suppporter of Nexus Line
6. docj8404 (Posts: 72; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
I think my heart just dropped into my stomach - To be fair, I've never used a Lenovo device, however I haven't heard too many flattering things about them from people who use their products or have used their products on a regular basis. Based on what I've seen from the Sony camp from the past 2 1/2 years, I'd be equally as horrified if Google passed them the Nexus torch as the screen technology Sony uses usually provide terrible viewing angles & washed out colors.
I'd love for Samsung or LG to produce the next Nexus smartphone as they've both proven, through one Nexus device or another, that they can deliver a solid device. I actually wouldn't be surprised if Samsung does actually produce some form of a Nexus device this year in light of their new "deal" with Google. However this plays out, I'm praying that we will finally get another Nexus device with some type of OLED display - I don't think I can take another substandard display, regardless of OEM.
28. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)
To be fair, Sony's screen technology has improved. Take Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia T2 Ultra for example. I think a Sony Nexus is a great idea, or at least better that a Lenovo one.
11. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
Lenovo doesn't even have a proper reputation in the phone segment. And they want to make Nexus? :O
19. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 867; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
That's why they are buying Motorola...to get into the phone market with someone already doing good things!
12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I think LG did quite a good job with the nexus 5, I was really hoping they could make the next nexus. Lenovo? idk I haven't seen anything good coming from these guys
13. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yes, the Vibe Z is Lenovo's best phone so far. But too bad they failed at not adding expandable storage to their flagship.
15. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Hope it doesn't happen,never seen a popular device from Lenovo.in terms of smartphones like Samsung,Sony,HTC they make great laptops thou,...
16. aditya.k (Posts: 461; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Sony Nexus please! I want a sexy looking beast! :D
18. .KRATOS. (Posts: 115; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Y would Google kill the nexus line, its gaining popularity year after year.
20. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
That will make other manufacturer like Samsung, htc and sony small. Nexus devices needs other OEMs to be made. If ONE of them gets all the credits and sales for doing nexis devices then players like Sony, samsung might focus more on WP.
Google play edition is the right way to go. Still nexus experience but all the big players will be available to buy with lots of competition still.
I don't even understand why killing a nexus line would be bad when google play edition will be still in line. Stock experience on ALL OEMs is waaaaaaayyyyyyy better.
21. LoveHater (Posts: 153; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
bcoz dear ,,The reason is half the price u will pay for top end hardware,technology and exclusitivity,,,,,,
All google play editions were too expensive
25. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
You don't know the pricing of the new google play yet. They were expensive because those where only limited made and only a few got them. With this new deal they might be sold for same price and more gets the chance to get those too. The price of the nexus brand was NOT cheap here in europe and many other countries. it was basically the same price. It was only cheap in the US without all the taxes.
23. ryan5609 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Why does anyone take the POS blogger seriously? First the Nexus BS, now this. Five minutes after the deal was struck, he already knows the company's "big plans" to launch the next line of Nexus phones. Does this dude have a source at every company in the world. He also tweets this crap as though it is an absolute fact. What garbage.
Breaking News via Pakistani Blogger Sara Hassan! The next Nexus will come equipped with a 4K screen and Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and will be produced by Oppo, launch date November 18 2014.
24. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 208; Member since: 30 May 2013)
How did he ment "last Nexus product" ???