The Pixel phones will replace Google’s Nexus handsets this year, many recent reports have claimed, suggesting that the Nexus family of devices will be retired. However, Nexus isn’t as dead as we thought, as Google may be releasing several more Nexus brand devices in the very near future, complete with a few surprises. More →
There’s one more exciting phone hitting stores this year, the Google Pixel series. Google is expected to discontinue its Nexus program this year and replace it with the Pixel. The company wants to make high-end mobile products that will compete against the iPhone better, but Google is still hiring third-party OEMs to manufacture the actual phones. We saw numerous Google Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin) leaks so far, so it’s time to check out some “official” ones. More →
Multiple reports said that Google has been working on a special new launcher app for its 2016 Nexus devices, the HTC-made Sailfish and Marlin. Since then, we learned that the Nexus line is dying, as the two devices will be called Pixel and Pixel XL. Google is apparently ready to head in a different direction with its Nexus devices, focusing on high-end design and specs, but also more customization options.
The brand new Nexus launcher is one way Google is reportedly spicing up the Android experience it offers on its smartphones. That launcher has been renamed to Pixel Launcher, and it’s already available for download, at least unofficially. More →
Nearly all the high-end smartphones we’re expecting this year are already here, but there’s one more family of devices that we’re anxious to see in stores. The Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7 are already official, with the former dealing with a massive recall and the latter nearing its in-store launch. But Google’s 2016 Nexus devices that will not have Nexus branding are still in the works and should launch next month. New reports indicate the Pixel and Pixel XL may be the fastest Android phones in town, but there’s also some bad news in store. More →
Google is preparing to launch quite a few new devices at some point in the coming weeks, including a couple of Nexus-like smartphones made by HTC that will have Pixel branding, an exciting first-gen Daydream VR headset, and a new 4K Chromecast according to a recent report. But it looks like Google hasn’t given up its tablet dreams yet. A fresh leak from a trustworthy source says that Google is about to bring to market a Huawei tablet that will probably not be included in the Nexus family. More →
A few days ago, a report said that Google will discontinue the Nexus smartphone family starting this year, and replace it wit a brand new brand. New product name was not offered at the time for the brand new Google Phones, but a new report now says that Google settled on Pixel and Pixel XL for the HTC-made Sailfish and Marlin that we’ve seen in so many leaks.
This isn’t the first time when we hear such rumblings, but 2016 might mark the first year when Google doesn’t come out with a new generation of Nexus devices. That doesn’t mean Google decided all of a sudden that it doesn’t need a vessel to demo its newest mobile innovation. But the company is simply killing the Nexus branding, only to replace it with a new product family, one that would put Google front and center. But the worst thing about it seems to be that vanilla Android is dying alongside Nexus marketing. More →
Google’s 2016 Nexus smartphones are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. According to most leaks thus far, both handsets are expected to be premium devices when it comes to build quality as well as internal components and performance. With that in mind, don’t be surprised to hear that the phones will reportedly be more expensive than their predecessors, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. More →
Wi-Fi Assistant is a feature that Google has been offering to Project Fi users for a year. The optional setting will connect your device to over a million public Wi-Fi hotspots that Google has verified as being fast and reliable, giving you more seamless connections in places where the cell service is lacking.
Starting today, the option is rolling out to anyone using a Nexus device in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. For anyone eligible, this is an upgrade well worth taking.
Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus devices this year, both made by HTC with similar high-end designs and flagship hardware. The phones will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, meaning buyers will get to experience all the cool features in the new Android OS, including one cool feature that’s not available on any other Nexus handsets. However, it might not actually be a feature you want. More →
Google is expected to release two new Android phones in the coming weeks. Most reports refer to them as 2016 Nexus devices, while a fresh rumor claims Google will go for Google branding instead. The company is supposedly looking to better position its devices to fight against the iPhone, and the rumored device will have high-end specs and high-quality design. A brand new leak indicates that the phones will indeed have top hardware, matching the specs of some of the hottest smartphones out there, including the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 series.
The iPhone 7 isn’t the only hot new smartphone coming to town this year. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Google has two new HTC-made smartphones in the pipeline and they’re rumored to launch in early October. But a new report says that rather than including them in the Nexus family, Google will do something entirely different: It’ll launch its first ever Google-branded smartphones this year.
No, HTC did not come out with any official announcement that would prove what all Nexus rumors say – that HTC is making the Sailfish and Marlin for Google. However, official HTC documents spotted at the FCC are very clear. The struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker has been working on Nexus-branded devices for Google. More →