Execs clash over possibility of Huawei Ascend P6 Google Play edition
Earlier this month, we talked at some length about the idea that this whole Google Play edition stuff that HTC and Samsung are into might be an even better idea for a company without the same high profile, like a ZTE or a Huawei. Of course, when Huawei went ahead and launched its flagship Ascend P6 a couple weeks later, its chairman specifically discounted the possibility that we might see the arrival of a GPe Ascend P6. Now, though, we’re not quite sure what to think, upon getting word from the president of Huawei’s handset division that talks with Google about the possibility of a GPe P6 are very much happening.
Even if the two companies are talking about such a thing, that’s far from any kind of assurance that the hardware would ever actually go up for sale. In fact, these talks are only described as taking place to analyze the possibility of a Google Play edition device.
Still, that’s entirely at odds with the hard-line rejection of this idea just a week or two earlier. Maybe that earlier statement was for strategic effect, or even a matter of miscommunication? In any event, it sounds like the notion of a stock Android Ascend P6 is still on the table.
Would a stock Android version of this super-thin handset make you any more likely to pick it up?