Its looking like Huawei are set to follow in Samsung and HTC’s footsteps by offering their latest Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone up with a Google Edition of the Android Jelly bean OS in the coming months, if a report from Pocket-Lint is to believed.
This week Google have placed on sale “Google Editions” of the flagship handset from HTC and Samsung, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Google play store where users can buy the top notch handsets minus all of the Samsung/HTC user interfaces (called Samsung TouchWiz and HTC Sense).
What users then get is a pure form of the Google Jelly Bean OS, which will have more speed and memory allocated to it, but lacking some of the top features that Samsung and HTC bundle with their devices.
Huawei’s president of the handset product division, Kevin Ho, has been speaking to Pocket-lint where he has said that the company is collaborating with Google to create a Google Edition of the company’s new P6.
He states: “We are working with Google to analyse the possibility of bringing out a Huawei Ascend P6 with Google Edition,”
Huawei’s sleek and slim Ascend P6 was launched in London on June the 18th and the Device is the Chinese companies answer to the flagship handsets from Samsung, HTC and Apple’s current iPhone. It features a sheet of tough Gorilla Glass 2 covering a 4.7-inch 720p HD display sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720. Huawei’s own processor that is a quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz. That’s paired with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, the latter of which can be expanded upon by up to 32GB via micro SD.
Plus it’s got the same 8 megapixel f/2.0 Exmor R sensor that Sony uses in many of its own smartphones. The P6 will come with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on board and will have the Huawei’s Emotion UI built in, which will be dropped for the Google Edition.
It’s a great smartphone that will be a bit cheaper than the HTC One and Galaxy S4 in price, so a Google Edition could be a great bargain handset.
However Huawei have previously stated that the company isn’t interested in a Standard edition of the Google Os, which offers a conflicting report.
We will wait out and see if the Ascend P6 will become the latest Google Edition handset in the coming weeks.