Google and HTC have a long history together, and rumors are saying that relationship is set to blossom again this year. We have come across a lot ofÂ rumorsÂ statingÂ that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus smartphone, but we can also expect a Nexus device by Huawei.
HTC devices codenamed â€œT50â€ and â€œT55â€ were leaked earlier, but we did not get much details about them. We have seenÂ Nexus devices by HTC in the past with the Nexus 9 and the HTC Nexus One. Huawei has recently made the flagship Nexus 6P, porting a new design and better processor. This year, we might see a Huwaei Nexus device along with two HTC devices.
Charlene Munilall, general manager for Huaweiâ€™s Consumer Business Group in South Africa, was present for Huawei P9’s launch event and was asked about company’s next devices, where she gave a little hint, probably about a new Nexus device by Huawei.Â Huaweiâ€™s Consumer Business Group General Manager for South AfricaÂ Charlene Munilall at Huawei launch event in South Afica said:
â€œThe Nexus product is a very niche productâ€¦ the techies love it but thereâ€™s a very small number of people that buy it. Hence Cellucity only brought 300â€¦ into the country,â€.Â The operators generally donâ€™t take up the Nexus device,â€ . The distributors, our open market, do bring in the device, thatâ€™s how Cellucity got itâ€¦ and that will still be the same this year. Weâ€™re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way,â€ she explained.
So we can also expectÂ Huawei’s new Nexus device this year or later in 2017. Android N is about to be released, andÂ if there is a new Nexus device by HTC or Huawei, we can see it running Android N.