Google is going outsource the production of two Nexus devices to Huawei and LG, news rumours suggest.
According to a source on Weibo (via GizmoChina), Google plans to offload two devices under the Nexus umbrella in 2015, most likely a smartphone and a tablet.
The source also points to China-based Huawei and South Korea-based LG taking up the brunt of the design and the manufacturing.
Huawei, meanwhile, has never partnered with Google on a Nexus device, which could mean it’s going to handle the tablet.
Interestingly, the rumours are also pointing to Google eschewing its long-standing relationship with chip-maker Qualcomm and the Snapdragon chipset series.
This signals a growing trend in the mobile industry to stave off dependence on Qualcomm wares.
Samsung is already expected to show off its own Exynos chipset inside the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
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Google will likely go to great effort to ensure a better reception for this year’s Nexus line-up.