According to reports, after news the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google apparently told Huawei that it wanted three devices for 2016 (though we’re expecting just the two HTC-made Pixels). The deal on the table was said to have stipulated that the devices would be Google-branded, with Huawei’s name nowhere tobe seen. This didn’t align with Huawei’s ambitions and supposedly, CEO Richard Yu personally ended the conversation there and then.
As it turns out, the Pixel phones might actually have helped Huawei realize its dream of establishing a top-end handset through Verizon, with Big Red said to be atop Huawei’s carrier wish list. Sure, with no clear branding, the devices wouldn’t have helped consumers to familiarize themselves with Huawei. If nothing else, though, they would probably have strengthened company ties with Verizon and its rival network operators.
Despite the breakdown of talks, it’s believed that the Google-Huawei bond is not damaged. There’s certainly scope for a future collaboration and indeed, there have been rumors that a Huawei-made ‘Nexus’ tablet could soon be forthcoming. Given how much we’ve seen of the Pixel devices lately, the comparative lack of recent info regarding said mysterious slab probably means we won’t see it tomorrow.
Before now, Google had collaborated with a long list of phone manufacturers, to make some of their phones and computers. Some of these phones include Nexus One which was manufactured by HTC, Nexus S, manufactured by Samsung, Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, Nexus 4 smartphone, also known as the LG Nexus 4 or LG Mako was manufactured by LG, Nexus 5 smartphone, again manufactured by LG, Nexus 6 is a smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility, Nexus 5X is a smartphone developed by LG Electronics, Nexus 6P is a smartphone developed by Huawei, Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet computer developed with and manufactured by Asus and a lot more like that.
We can only imagine how the Pixel and Pixel XL would have looked like if it was manufactured by Huawei. Huawei and Nexus 6P fans would have wished they took the deal with Google.
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