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 



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

14. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

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

23. MarquiX unregistered

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

30. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

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

45. MarquiX unregistered

@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.

48. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

32. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

21. jsilvermist

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 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)

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

38. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

4. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

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

39. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

5. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm hoping for a 5” device at $499.

17. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Exactly. We already have plenty of 5.5" devices

25. Simona unregistered

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

31. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

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

40. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

46. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

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

47. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

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

29. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

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

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

11. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

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