Huawei doesn’t want to fight Nokia with its cheap WP8 handsets. Ascend P6 Google Edition in the making?
Not long after releasing the Ascend W1 as its first Windows Phone 8 handset, now Huawei is ready to launch its successor – the Ascend W2. Just like the W1, the new smartphone will be really affordable, making Huawei a serious threat to Nokia – which has recently introduced a few cheap WP8 devices, including the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620.
Still, Kevin Ho (Huawei’s President of the Handset Product Line) has told Pocket-lint the following:
“We do not want to fight with Nokia. We want to work together with Nokia and Microsoft to build a better Windows Phone platform.”
That is nice, but I don’t see how Huawei and Nokia could actually work together, when both companies want only one thing in the end: to sell more handsets.
Speaking of sales, Huawei has confirmed that the Ascend W1 reached 1 million units sold worldwide. The new W2 might also be successful – although it remains to be seen where (outside China) and when it’s going to be launched.
Windows Phone 8 aside, Huawei has recently announced the Ascend P6 (seen above), which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Pocket-lint is quoting Kevin Ho again, saying that the company is “working with Google to analyze the possibility of bringing out a Huawei Ascend P6 with Google Edition.” However, there’s no word on when this would come out, if ever.
Samsung and HTC have already released Galaxy S4 and One Google Edition smartphones, but they’re only available in the US for the moment.