Chinese manufacturer reportedly teams up with Google for super-sized Nexus handset
Google is set to commission a Chinese manufacturer to make a Nexus smartphone for the first time, with reports suggesting Huawei has been signed up for one of two new flagship sevices set for release later this year.
According to The Information, the Chinese firm will be in charge of producing a 5.7-incgh Nexus device, with LG also on board to make a 5.2 inch edition, both of which will launch in October
The reports confirm rumours earlier this year which claimed Huawei and LG had been signed up to make the new devices, which will come pre-loaded with Android M, as well as a 3D camera module.
Besides normal 3D technology, the module will also have the ability to see and track in infra-red, as well as fingerprint recognition capability.
Google has worked with a range of manufacturers for its Nexus devices in the past, most recently teaming up with Motorola and HTC for the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet respectively.
As part of its partnership, Huawei will help push through plans to bring the Android app store to China, where government regulations have previously restricted Google from many of its operations in the country.
In return, Google will reportedly help Huawei market future devices like the Huawei Watch (which runs off Google’s Android Wear software) in the West, as the Chinese company has long been viewed with suspicion in Western markets, leading it to reveal Honor, a new brand for its low-cost devices, last year.
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