We’ve seen our share of strange marriages in the technology world over the last years. For the better part of those, we were left scratching our heads, wondering what did the guys behind them had in mind. But now, there’s even more of an uncanny match: Google and Huawei.
With two Nexus devices having been rumored to appear later this year, we can’t help but wonder whether the two giants in their own domain are thinking. Back in May, Android Police announced that it had found out Google’s secrets: it’s going to send us two devices: a Huawei measuring 5.7 inches, as well as an LG phone with a display of 5.2 inches.
The Shenzhen based company has big plans for expansion, and its alliance with Google’s Android has up until now helped the Chinese manufacturer do just that. Yet the constant need for more has pushed the two companies’ friendship even further.
Although Android phones are available in China, the restrictions of the communist government have forced Google into a niche, especially because of the unavailability of the Android app store “Google Play.” Yet, here, their new friend is ready to come in handy, as reports say that Huawei is working on a Chinese version of store that will allow users to better feel the Android experience.
In exchange for this help, Google is helping Huawei sell its new innovative devices – like its recent entry on the smartwatch market, the Huawei Watch. There is particular interest for Huawei in expanding into the US market, which it has long been trying to do.
One of the strategies to do this would be making the watch work with iOS devices, which clearly would be a big move for the Apple-dominated U.S. market. Google also plans to introduce iOS compatibility for other Android smartwatches.
The Nexus could be an even bigger move, as previous Nexuses have been successful in creating a good image of the brand in the States.
Studies show that the credibility of previous companies that have partnered with the search giant in creating Nexuses have immediately grown in the eyes of the consumers. Relevant examples of these would be the last devices to carry the Nexus name, the Nexus 6 by Motorola (which was previously struggling to survive), or the Nexus 9 by HTC.
Both these devices have received good to very good reviews, and it is a clear fact that Huawei is counting on Google’s expertise for its future investments.
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