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