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Huawei Nexus rumors get a boost from new report

by Jacob Kleinman | July 10, 2015July 10, 2015 12:40 pm PDT


Rumor has it Google could be teaming up with Huawei to develop a new Nexus phone codenamed “Bullhead.” Now those rumors are getting a boost from a new report by The Information.

Google and Huawei are apparently in talks to launch the device, though the search giant may have an ulterior motive. The deal could help bring a version of the Google Play Store to China, potentially giving the company a way back into the massive market. The agreement may also include a strategy for marketing the Huawei Watch in Western countries, including the possibility of getting the Android Wear device running to work with the iPhone.

Of course there’s no guarantee any of this will happen. The plan sounds pretty tentative, and Google’s re-entry into China is far from guaranteed. Hopefully we’ll still get Huawei’s “Bullhead” at the very least. The device will allegedly pack a 5.7-inch display, a 3500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 810, which should add up to a pretty awesome stock Android phablet.

Meanwhile, LG is reportedly hard at work on a second smaller Nexus phone codenamed “Angler.” The device apparently features a totally new design, and packs a 5.2-inch display with a 2700mAh battery and a Snapdragon 808 processor.

Google probably won’t announce any new Nexus hardware until later this year when it officially releases Android M. That means the company has at least a few more months to sort out what sounds like a pretty complicated arrangement with Huawei.

The Information The Verge

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...