Tons of rumors have been afloat about who is building the new Nexus device. Now, we finally something concrete and it’s going to be none other than Huawei.
In an interview with Gearburn, Charlene Munilall, General Manager of the Huawei’s Consumer Business Group in South Africa, confirmed that Huawei is indeed building the new Nexus this year. She was quoted saying:
The Nexus product is a very niche product. The techies love it but there’s a very small number of people that buy it. That said, the distributors, our open market, do bring in the device [to South Africa]. We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way.
Time to Get Excited
Last year, two Nexus phones were released instead of the usual one. LG and Huawei built the two Nexus phones named 5X and 6P.
What seemed like a gamble on a previously unknown Chinese OEM (at least in the West), paid off and the 6P was universally praised for its design and performance. In fact, many still maintain it’s the best Nexus device ever built.
While there’s no official announcement from Google, one should be coming forth now that the cat is out of the bag. Seeing how the last year’s Nexus 6P was received,we can’t wait to see what Huawei cooks up this year.