Google Edition phones are the new sensation. We have been begging for devices with stock Android for years. HTC and Samsung are already on board with the One and the Galaxy S4, but what other Google Edition devices could be coming? It seems Huawei could be the next to jump on board.
Huawei’s president of the handset product division Kevin Ho has told Pocket-lint that the company is in talks with Google to bring a Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition. This seems a bit weird because Huawei’s chairman, Richard Yu, said this was not the case at the P6’s announcement.
Yu believes Huawei’s Emotion UI is better (they all think that), so it seems there is a bit of miscommunication at Huawei’s HQ. Whether you like Emotion UI or not, you can’t deny it’s always good to have options.
I would love to see a stock Android Ascend P6 available in the Play Store. The device is powerful, very well built and beautiful. It is actually one of the thinnest devices, measuring a mere 6.18 mm in thickness.
We believe a Google Edition Ascend P6 could even help the company, to a certain extent. Huawei could possibly price this device more affordably. Even if it doesn’t, Huawei is not the most popular brand out there (and they know it). Getting some love from the Android fans would be something Huawei could benefit from.
Not to mention the device would get updates quickly. This is a big deal, as people tend not to trust the smaller manufacturers when it comes to updates. Buying a Google Edition device would at least keep Android fans at more ease, even coming from Huawei.
Would you buy one? I would definitely consider it, but I would still pick the HTC One if they were to cost the same.