Google Nexus fans and those who'd never considered a Nexus before were well pleased with the Huawei made Nexus 6P. It looks like that winner is set to get an upgrade by the same company as Huawei announces it will make another Nexus this year.
Traditionally Google swapped hardware manufacturers for its various Nexus smartphones, having one a year. The last batch saw, for a first time, two manufacturers making two different sized and powered variants. Google has confirmed it will continue creating two devices: an X for core users and a P for the high-end experience.
Now Huawei general manager for consumer business in South Africa has made the comment that the company will be making a Nexus for Google in 2016. She said: "We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way." She said this following on from making points about the Nexus 6P import numbers. So, of course, there is a chance she could be referring to a tablet.
Until now rumours have suggested that HTC will be making both Nexus handsets, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish.
The full conversation was as follows:
"The Nexus product is a very niche product… the techies love it but there’s a very small number of people that buy it. Hence Cellucity only brought 300… into the country," she pointed out.
"…The operators generally don’t take up the Nexus device," Munilall said.
"That said, the distributors, our open market, do bring in the device, that’s how Cellucity got it… and that will still be the same this year. We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way," she said.