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LG and Huawei are the first rumored names as 2015 Nexus manufacturers

But it’s way too early to take anything for granted, especially with questionable Chinese sources at this story’s origin.


As the decrepit Motorola-made Nexus 6 and HTC-produced Nexus 9 reached the venerable age of four… months, it was about time we started delving into the matter of sequels. We kid, of course, since the two are just as desirable today as back in October 2014, and unlikely to be refreshed before summer. Probably, fall.

Then again, this is how the “Information Age” works. There’s always a next big thing, and sometimes, the ink is yet to dry on the announcement of the previous big thing when the first follow-up whispers make themselves heard.

On that note, we can count our blessings it’s all been quiet on the 2015 Nexus front thus far. Now, a tipster from the Far East wants to disturb the calm, unleashing not one, but two rumors in the past 24 hours.

The original gossip called for an unnamed, mysterious Chinese device manufacturer to be in charge of the next Nexus smartphone installment, while the second report clarified the OEM’s identity. Apparently, Huawei is the chosen one, not ZTE, Xiaomi or Lenovo.

LG Nexus 5

Surprised? Well, Huawei’s Western reputation is spotty at best, but on Asian shores, their handhelds are among the most popular. Besides, they have a pretty strong distribution muscle, and should handle Nexus 6 2015 (?) demand no problem.

By the by, we’re afraid your number one unanswered question will remain without a reply going forward. It’s obvious this year’s Nexus phone won’t be named the N7, but we’ve no idea if Google plans to go with an N6 2015 moniker, N5 2015, “New” Nexus 6, or something else entirely.

Meanwhile, Nexus 9’s successor could mark LG’s return to the program and its vanilla Android tablet debut. Unless you count the G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. Rumor had it back in the day the Korean manufacturer was no longer interested in the project after the N4 and N5, but boosting its relevance in the tablet landscape may lead to a change of heart.

Sources: Gizmochina (1), (2)

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