It’s only January, but already, Nexus rumors for 2016 are getting interesting. In the latest rumor, it is said that HTC will create two Nexus smartphones in partnership with Google, bringing the company right back to the forefront of the Android community.
In 2015, we received two Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei, which allowed US consumers to really embrace what Huawei, as an Android OEM, is capable of. If we gave all OEMs a fair shot, it seems that 2016 should be Samsung or HTC’s year to show off what they can do with vanilla Android. However, that’s not how the Nexus program works.
If it was up to you, who would you want to create the Nexus smartphone for 2016?
2016 is heating up to be a big year for many Android OEMs, and with the apparent success of the Nexus 6P, we have yet another manufacturer being praised by US consumers, that OEM being Huawei. We already know Samsung (Galaxy S7), LG (G5), and HTC (One M10) are cooking up their 2016 flagship devices for launch pretty soon, with Motorola and Huawei possibly to follow along soon after.
With that said, we will be keeping our eye on Motorola, as Lenovo’s true plans were recently misreported, and some thought that the company was doing away with their best-selling smartphone. Thankfully, that’s not the case. HTC is also an OEM to keep track of, as basically, they desperately need a winner in 2016.
So, let us know which Android OEM you are most excited about in 2016, then share your reason why down in the comments.
After cruising around the Huawei booth and spending time with the company’s new tablet, we also snapped a few pics of their new Huawei Watch models, the Elegant and Jewel.
Created with a feminine flair “for ladies,” the Jewel and Elegant feature slimmer bands, sparklier curved cases with rose gold, and new watch faces, along with the premium specs of the original Huawei Watch. Nothing else is all that different from the original, so really, just think of these as slimmer and trimmer alternatives to the more masculine model. Well, and don’t forget that the Jewel has actual Swarovski crystals in it. Boom. (more…)
Huawei announced the MediaPad M2 10 yesterday, so we stopped by their booth here at CES to spend a bit of time with it. It should arrive in the US during Q1 as a WiFi-only unit priced near $349, though Huawei tells us the pricing information we saw yesterday could change before launch.
As a recap the MediaPad M2 10 sports a 10-inch 1920×1200 IPS LCD display, 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core processor, 2GB or 3GB RAM depending on the model, 16GB or 64GB storage depending on the model, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 6660mAh battery, and a body that is just 7.35mm thick. (more…)
Huawei’s offshoot or e-brand, honor, announced the honor 5X last night to end press day at CES. The phone, even as one from a slightly lesser known brand, is well worth a look if you are in need of a new phone and have a strict budget.
At just $199, with availability hitting Amazon and Newegg today (shipping on January 31), you can’t really go wrong here it doesn’t seem. (more…)
Outside of its announcements for the new Huawei Watch and gold Nexus 6P, Huawei also took a few minutes this morning to announce the GX8, a budget phone coming to the US, and the MediaPad M2 10 tablet. (more…)
We have a gold Nexus 6P! After the Huawei press event here at CES 2016, Huawei gave us a chance to spend some time with a couple. Actually, they handed them out to media in attendance and so we have one in house for the time being. (more…)
Huawei announced two additional models of the Huawei Watch for US consumers this morning, called the Elegant and Jewel. Both models are designed fashion-first, likely perfect for those who enjoy very shiny things adorning their wrist. (more…)