Now that Lenovo has purchased Motorola, they essentially have an “in” to the US wireless market, which was no doubt why Motorola looked so attractive to them in the first place. With a big following in Asia, Lenovo makes some great smartphones, but they’ve struggled to break into the US market and the best they can do right now is to sell tablets, such as the Lenovo Yoga. Tablets such as those have made for a good start for Lenovo, but they need to break into the US in order to achieve global success. It’d come as no surprise to most if Lenovo only bought Motorola to get into the US and it makes sound business sense anyway. Now though, we’re already hearing that Lenovo might be the next manufacturer to produce a Nexus device.
Prominent tech guru, Eldar Murtazin, is up to it again and has predicted that Lenovo will be producing the next Nexus device. Hinting on Twitter that “Lenovo will launch one of the last Nexus product volume will be huge and it will be focused on US market.” It certainly sounds nice, devices like Lenovo’s K900 and Vibe Z have not only very good specs but also good-looking design. You might be might wondering about the “last Nexus” part of his tweet, that’s because Mr Murtazin seems to believe that the Google Play Edition will rise up and swallow the Nexus line in 2015.
Murtazin is normally fairly accurate when it comes to things like this, but in the case of Lenovo making a Nexus device, we’re skeptical to say the least. Google’s-owned Motorola never produced a Nexus device, presumably to avoid Google being accused of favoritism, but the Lenovo situation doesn’t seem that much different. Such a thing may well have been part of the deal between Google and Lenovo, but if the Android world were to mad at Google giving a Nexus device to Motorola, then they’d be just as mad if Lenovo got it. It’d certainly be nice to see, but honestly we doubt Lenovo will be getting a stab at the Nexus just yet.