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July 1, 2013 by Dan Grose
It looks like Huawei may be launching a Nexus version of its recent Ascend P6 flagship after all, proving once and for all you can’t believe a word whenever Google variants are mentioned.
After launching the impressive new device two weeks ago, Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei, categorically stated that no Nexus version would be entertained, pointing out several key improvements to the company’s Emotion UI as reason enough.
Yet it seems the Chinese firm has gone full circle after Kevin Ho, president of handset production, told esteemed tech site Pocket-lint it was already in negotiations over the variant.
“We are working with Google to analyse the possibility of bringing out a Huawei Ascend P6 with Google Edition.” That’s pretty categorical as far as we’re concerned, so who knows what is actually going on behind closed doors at Huawei.
Despite the alternative nature of the firm’s Emotion UI, which includes loads of different skins and innovative interactions with the software, a Nexus version of the Ascend P6 is something we’d like to see. With its tantalising build a stock version of software would look pretty tasty, but we shall have to wait and see what becomes of the confusion.
Should a Nexus variant emerge it will the latest in a growing line of handset makers to adopt the trend, with the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and potentially the Sony Xperia Z all getting the treatment in recent months.
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