Nexus Smartphones to be Replaced by Nokia
Now that Pixel 2 is under works, we think it’s safe to say that Google is looking to part ways with the Nexus brand. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since Google has showed interested to pursue its own path in the smartphone industry for a while now. As everyone knows, Nexus smartphones have been created in collaboration with other companies and they don’t exactly represent “pure” Google devices.
On the bright side though, it looks like Nokia’s smartphones are just the right candidates to replace the Nexus lineup. The Finnish manufacturer decided to make a comeback into the smartphone world this year under the stewardship of HMD Global. Fortunately, Nokia’s comeback has been well received by tech fans. In fact, retailers have been having problems keeping up the supply of Nokia smartphones since they sell so well.
The reason why Nokia smartphones are the perfect candidates to replace Google’s older Nexus smartphones is because all of them run on stock Android OS. In addition, Per Ekman who is HMD Global’s Vice President has announced that Nokia smartphones are always going to be kept up to date with all of Google’s updates. In fact, Per Ekman stated the following “We and Google will jointly enhance the Nokia brand to put the right kind of inputs into the phone, including Google Assistant”.
At the moment, customers can purchase Nokia 3, 5 and 6, but we can be sure that Nokia’s smartphone range is going to increase along the way. Considering that Nokia’s brand name is worldwide recognizable and that Google benefits from the same global recognition as well, we can be sure that all of Nokia’s upcoming smartphones are going to be successful.
Last but not least, the Finnish manufacturer has also equipped its smartphones with the latest hardware parts and not just software updates. For example, Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are powered by the same Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon processor that’s been clocked at 1.4GHz and an Adreno 505 graphics processing unit.