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Next Nexus Smartphone Could be Built By Chinese Company

News by Luke Jones on Thursday February 26, 2015.

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Motorola makes the current Nexus 6
Motorola makes the current Nexus 6

While Google is a dominant name globally, the company is not as powerful in China. Yes, its Android platform is the most used OS in the country, but many of the devices running Android in China are forked and not linked to Google's services (the way the company makes money from Android). The company's Nexus devices have never really been popular in China either, but that could be changing this year.

Google has collaborated with some of the smartphones heavyweights in building previous Nexus products. The likes of HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Asus, and LG have all worked with Google on smartphones and tablets. China has never really had a breakout brand to put the Nexus name on top of, but companies in the country are now making their mark.

While old names like Lenovo, ZTE, and Huawei continue to enjoy big sales at home, other company's like Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, and OnePlus are scoring big success and are making headlines around the world. Chinese outlets are now claiming that one of those companies will be the next to make the Nexus smartphone, likely to launch at the end of the year.

That would be an interesting development considering none of those companies sell device very far away from China, with the odd exception. For example, if a company like Xiaomi decided to build the Nexus, it would have to change its business model and ship worldwide.

What do you think, would you buy a Nexus smartphone from a Chinese manufacturer?

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