Huawei Teaming Up With Google for New Nexus Smartphone, App Store In China

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Would you buy a Huawei-made Nexus smartphone?

Huawei’s no stranger to being linked to Google’s Nexus program, and rumors of the possibility of a Huawei-made Nexus phone have persisted even back in March. A new rumor has surfaced about Huawei’s role in making the next Nexus phone courtesy of tech blog The Information. According to people in the know, Huawei is expected to make a Nexus phone that has a display of around 5.7-inches, and would be the conduit for Google to bring in a mobile app store in China.

If you’re not aware, many of Google’s services are unavailable in China, and there is no one centralized app store where consumers get their apps, unlike other countries. Instead of Google’s Play Store, there are hundreds and hundreds of independent app stores in China where people get their free and paid apps.

Google teaming up with Huawei would be mutually beneficial to both companies – Huawei has a sizable market share in China, and a pure Android smartphone (with Google’s own app store) would help the company penetrate an otherwise tough market in terms of app store revenue. Huawei on the other hand, will have Google’s assistance to enter many Western markets where they aren’t that well known, thanks to the Nexus branding.

Would you buy a Huawei-branded Nexus phone?

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