Google Nexus is a line of Mobile phones and Tablets that run on Vanilla Android and directly comes from Google. Google itself selects design, development, marketing, and support of these devices, but devices are manufactured by partnering OEM’s. Till date, 6 smartphones and four tablets have been released by Google in this form.
Google is expected to launch its new Nexus in 2015, Q2. As per report by GIZMOCHI, earlier it was expected that Google may tie up with a Chinese OEM for next nexus. Later on, it was added that along with Chinese OEM, Google may also partner up with LG.
Kevin Yang, the Director of China Research at iSuppli, a leading market research firm Today confirmed on Weibo that Google has chosen Huawei as its next Nexus partner. Major reason that Google opted for Huawei could be its challenging competition with Xiaomi. Huawei not doubt has shown great releases in 2014 such as Ascend Mate 7 and the Honor 6 Plus, still ‘Huawei Nexus’ is little surprising.
Till have, we have seen Google’s partnerships with HTC, Motorolla , LG and Samsung as far as Nexus line up is considered. Now we will have to wait and see if Huawei will be able to satisfy and meet the high expectations of people from Nexus.
Lets have a Look at Nexus devices by Google till now.
- NEXUS ONE
– This was the first Nexus phone released in Market. Nexus one was manufactured by HTC and was launched in markets in January 2010. It was released with Android 2.1 Eclair and was later on updated to Android 2.2 Froyo.
- NEXUS S
– Nexus S was the newer model of Nexus One. Its hardware was designed to handle new rendering and was the only device to have external storage. Nexus S was Manufactured by Samsung. It was released in December 2010 to coincide with the release of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Later on in 2011, it was updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, followed by an update for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in July 2012.
- GALAXY NEXUS
-Galaxy Nexus was manufactured by Samsung again and was released in November 2011 to coincide with the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This was the last Nexus device to have removeable battery.
- NEXUS 4
-With an year’s gap, this device was launched in November 2012. Manufactured by LG, device was also known as LG Nexus and LG Mako. It was the first Nexus device to support wireless charging capabilities. This was the first Nexus device to receive Android’s 4.2 Jelly Bean update.
- NEXUS 5
-Nexus 5 was again manufactured by LG . It was scheduled for sale on October 31, 2013 for US$349 at the Google Play store. This was first Android Device to run on Android 4.4 KitKat and currently is running on Android 5.0.1.
- NEXUS 6
-Nexus 6 was announced on October 14, 2015 and ws manufactured by Motorola Mobility.
- NEW NEXUS 7
-Nexus 7 was introduced in July 2013. It was a 7 inch computer tablet developed and manufactured by Asus. This was first device to run on Android 4.1 and make content available through Google Play Store.
- NEXUS 10
– Revealed in October 2012, Nexus 10 was a 10 inch computer tablet manufactured by Samsung.
- NEXUS 9
– Built with collaboration of Samsung and HTC, device was first launched on October 2014. With a display of 9 inches, this device runs on Android 5.0.