This year, Google’s Android phone – Nexus – is going to be manufactured by Huawei. The Android Police also reported in May this year, that there would be two Nexus phones introduced — a 5.7-inch Huawei device and a 5.2-inch phone from LG.
According to The Verge, Google is going to leverage its relationship with Huawei to bring in a mobile app store to China, and talks are on for the same. Since, the Chinese government regulations have restricted Google from really expanding there, this should be a very good way to gain acceptance.
Meanwhile, Huawei is taking Google’s help to market its future devices, like the Huawei Watch, in the West, and is said to have discussed making it work on the iPhone. The Verge had reported that Google is planning to introduce iOS compatibility for Android Wear smartwatches.
Google’s last Nexus mobile devices were Motorola’s Nexus 6 and HTC’s Nexus 9. The iDigitalTimes reported, “that the Huawei Nexus device goes by the codename ‘Angler’. The device is expected to be a 5.7-inch phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and a 3,500mAh battery.”
The report added that the “supposed LG Nexus smartphone, which is codenamed ‘Bullethead’ is expected to be a 5.2-inch smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or Snapdragon 808 chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB or 128 GB internal storage options, as well as a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type C port.”
A Nexus phone could also help bolster Huawei’s credibility and branding in the US market.