The Nexus 6 came out in November last year and unfortunately it wasn‘t nearly as successful as its predecessors. According to analysts, the main reason consumers didn‘t pick up Google‘s latest attempt to showcase Android in its purest form was its form factor.
While we love Nexus devices of the past, we have to agree that the Nexus 6 wasn‘t exactly to our liking. Not only is it a massive phone, it is also priced completely differently to previous Nexus phones. They were always known for being relatively inexpensive while still including the latest and greatest hardware, which was not the case with the Nexus 6.
A couple of months ago we heard rumours that Motorola will once again manufacture the latest iteration of the Nexus line, the Nexus 7, and that it would once again be a phablet. Things might have changed since then, however.
New sources claim that the frontrunner to build the new Nexus will be the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. We can certainly understand this move from Google (if true), as Huawei are starting to make some great smartphones. Not only that, but some other sources claim that we will be receiving two Nexus devices this year ““ a 5.7-inch model and a 5.2-inch model ““ from two different manufacturers. Supposedly, the other Nexus phone would be a model from LG, much more in the vein of the Nexus 5 than the Nexus 6.
Stay tuned for more updates, as this story is certain to bring more surprises in the months to come.
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