Next Nexus might come from Lenovo

Next Nexus might come from Lenovo
Lenovo, the company that has just announced it will acquire Motorola from Google, might be the one to make the next Nexus device in the future, and that device might be one of the last gadgets in the Nexus family.

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.



source: @EldarMurtazin

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28 Comments

1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Having used certain Lenovo tablets, this worries me a bit.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Having used most nexus devices, manufacturer choice does not concern me at all.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Nexus 2014 should be from Sony

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

exactly. Lenovo? srsly?

27. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Lenovo make great PCs and Laptops, I pretty sure they can do the same with smartphones.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 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: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

4. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

This guy needs to take easy on the Vodka.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Another drunk news from the drunk Eldar Muehehhah.

14. bilalahmed247

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

yes xperiadroid you are right i am with you suppporter of Nexus Line

6. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 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. My 0.02.

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.

8. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It's quite hard to trust this guy now.

10. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

We want a Sony Nexus!

11. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Lenovo doesn't even have a proper reputation in the phone segment. And they want to make Nexus? :O

19. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

That's why they are buying Motorola...to get into the phone market with someone already doing good things!

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 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: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Sony Nexus please! I want a sexy looking beast! :D

17. serendipityfierce

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

thiuht from Sony? ^_^

18. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Y would Google kill the nexus line, its gaining popularity year after year.

20. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 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: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 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: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 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: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 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: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

How did he ment "last Nexus product" ???

26. kwn0602

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

SIMPLYY NO.

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