It was a few months ago that we first heard that HTC might make not one but two 2016 Nexus devices from Google. More rumors emerged since then, including a few reports from trustworthy sources, providing design details and specs list for the HTC Sailfish and Marlin, the upcoming 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch new Nexus devices. A fresh leak seems to confirm some of these reports, indicating that the Sailfish will have the high-end specs you expect. More →
Google is going to launch two new Nexus smartphones this year, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The company has yet to make them official, but a variety of reports from solid sources have revealed just about everything there is to know about them. The phones are supposed to share the same set of high-end hardware, which could make the 2016 Nexus handsets real flagship killers, and they’re expected to share the same design as well.
While we did see renders based on some of the recent leaks, actual photos of the smartphones were not featured in previous reports. However, that’s about to change, as a new image might show us one of the upcoming smartphones for the first time. More →
Google is expected to launch two new Nexus devices that will offer users a better experience than any other Nexus smartphone to date. Sure, they’re supposed to be better than last year’s smartphones because they’ll feature better hardware and run a brand new operating system out of the box.
But unlike previous Nexus handsets, the HTC-made Marlin and Sailfish are expected to be faster than same year Android flagships. Moreover, both devices are tipped to feature the same internal configuration, meaning that the smaller phone won’t be inferior when it comes to overall performance.
A concept video recreated using existing rumors and leaks shows us what we can expect from the Marlin and Sailfish’s design.
A few days ago, a report said that Google is working on two Nexus-branded smartwatches that will come with Google Assistant support. Google apparently needs such devices to highlight remind everyone that Android Wear exists, and it’s a viable platform for wearable devices. After all, it’s not like anyone else is building hot Android Wear gadgets, ready to take advantage of the next-gen features of the wearable platform. The previous report did not include images showing these purported Nexus smartwatches, but the source is back with renders showing the wrist gadgets. More →
We’ve got at least three hot Android smartphones launching in the coming months, including the new Galaxy Note 7 and two differently sized but otherwise similar 2016 Nexus handsets made by HTC. They might not be official just yet, but we pretty much know what to expect from both the Galaxy Note 7 and the new Nexus models. In fact, a series of rumors said these devices will all pack a new, supposedly better processor… and Qualcomm just made that particular processor official.
Sure, smartwatches are smarter than your regular wristwatch, but Google plans to make them even smarter. Better yet, the company is working on a couple of Android Wear devices of its own. Are we finally getting the “Nexus” smartwatches that Google never made? More →
How can you love and hate a phone’s design at the same time? It’s pretty easy actually. Just take the iPhone 6 and 6s. Look at it from the front. Gorgeous. Flip it around, and let me know how you feel about those antenna lines, and that protruding rear camera. Yes, these represent necessary compromises between design and engineering teams.
Let’s move on to an upcoming hot pair of handsets, the HTC-made 2016 Google Nexus handsets, which should be unveiled at some point in the coming months. A new leak tells us what to expect from the “Marlin” and “Sailfish” when it comes to design, and we have good and bad news.
For the first time in its history, Google launched two new Nexus handsets last year including the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, copying Apple’s new iPhone launch strategy. But Google didn’t get it right on the first try. Thankfully, it looks like things are about to change thanks to a big new update – assuming the latest Nexus leaks are accurate, that is. More →
A new report last week stated that HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be released this year. It’s OK if you missed it — the report hit while most of the tech world was checking out Apple’s new software goodies. The rumor echoed earlier reports that claimed HTC might make two Nexus devices in 2016, and the new report said that both of these Nexus phones will sport slightly improved processors. More →
Will Google make its own Nexus phones in the future? No, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg during an interview at the Code Conference. And, no matter how exciting a pure Google Nexus phone might sound, the company doesn’t really need to do that just yet to fight off Apple. After all, Android is the dominant smartphone platform, and most people aren’t Nexus buyers.
However, Pichai said that Google will be more involved in the design of future Nexus devices, and gave fans a somewhat bad news: Nexus handsets and tablets won’t necessarily offer them a stock Android experience. More →
Another day, another big Android vulnerability revealed. A report from security firm Lookout informs us of a new threat that can permanently “compromise” a device, including Google’s Nexus handsets and tablets that usually run the latest version of Android. However, while the new threat can compromise many Android handsets, it’s likely it’s not actively used in attacks at this point.
Google launched Android many years ago without actually making a smartphone. Instead, the company partnered up with various smartphone manufacturers to create Nexus-branded devices to show customers, developers and partners a fully functional high-end (or thereabout) smartphone running the latest version of Android. Though rumors said Google might ditch the Nexus smartphone program, the company kept making them – and Google is probably forced to create Nexus handsets so its brand new Android releases have a place to shine.
But Google might bring a twist to the Nexus smartphone program as the company is now rumored to be considering the release of its own smartphone. More →