This week we’re having a peek at what very well could be — but
probably isn’t — the next Nexus smartphone from Google. What
you’re seeing here is a smartphone render in a video spot for
Google Project Fi. This is Google’s new data network working
with T-Mobile USA and Sprint networks to bring data to the
Nexus 6. Strange, then, that the video doesn’t actually feature
the Nexus 6 first, it features a rendering of a different
device. It’s a basic design, one that wouldn’t be out of place
amongst Huawei’s current smartphone lineup.
The tip on this story comes from Brian P Rubin at ReadWrite, who attained the following
explanation on the device from Google: “These renderings are based on a generic
phone modeled off the Nexus
5.” Simple enough, right?
This indicates two things. First, and most importantly, Google
isn’t going to be limiting their data service to the Google
Nexus 6 for long.
They’re already expanding.
Next, it suggests that while this very Huawei-looking device
might just be a rendering, there could be a possibility that
brands like Huawei could be joining the Google party soon.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a Huawei Nexus
smartphone. The device you’re seeing here is the Huawei Honor 6
Plus mocked up to look like a Nexus smartphone.
Above and below the images come originally from our Huawei Honor 6 Plus Review which you can
read in full right this minute.
This is the conceptual Huawei Nexus 8 — and again, it’s not real.
Can you imagine a Huawei Nexus device?
How much do you think such a device would cost?
Could a Huawei Nexus device be the start of another revolution
at Google, one where devices are both high quality and low in
We shall see!