Google's Nexus phone might be dead in the water but it might not be the last we have seen of the device. It has been reported that Nokia, in cooperation with HMD Global, wants to bring back to life significant elements of what users loved about the Nexus model. Facets which proved popular include its reasonable price, speedy updates and stock Android.
In a recent press release, HMD revealed that they are currently developing a new strategic partnership with Google in order to expand into the mobile phone market over the next two years.
HMD's Global Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa commented on the matter, stating that “most of the smartphones in the market do not have the Android OS in the way it should be.” He added that companies are not offering the latest versions of the OS and that they will proceed to fill the current gap in the market.
Nokia's current models already run with the OS operating system but it seems that they want to expand this project much further than their three handsets which they have at the moment. It has been suggested that if they can make this collaboration a successful one, it could be a big step forward for the failing Nokia brand.
Late updates, or even not getting the updates at all, is a substantial issue for many Android users, caused by the technology ecosystem on which the platform runs. If they manage to perfect the technology it will be a huge win for both Google and Nokia. Google is currently partnered with Korean tech giant Samsung. However, Samsung has made it clear in the past that it wants to move away from Android and Google alike.