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 →
We have already seen the first 3D renders of Google’s upcoming Nexus smartphones, which were put together based on recent reports. We also saw what might have been a leaked picture of the phone. Now new images have emerged online over the weekend, and they show what appear to be the first real photos of the HTC Nexus “Sailfish” smartphone. That’s the smaller Nexus phone that Google will launch this year, joining the HTC “Marlin” phablet.
Google will release a couple of HTC phones under its Nexus brand in the coming months, and a new alleged benchmark leak indicates the smartphones will be very powerful, likely matching in performance the newly released Galaxy Note 7. More →
The Galaxy Note 7 is just one of the hot Android devices that’s supposed to hit stores in the second half of the year. The Nexus Sailfish and Marlin are two other flagship Android handsets that some users can’t wait to see in stores. A new report reveals even more details about Google’s next-gen smartphones, with a special focus on the Marlin, which will be the bigger, more expensive, version of the two. More →
Although Google’s first-party Nexus phones have never received the same attention as some of their Android rivals, the company might be looking to give its hardware a leg up this time around with some exclusive software features.
Google’s pure Android phones have not seen the success of the iPhone, and they can’t match the sales of Samsung Galaxy flagship phones out there, but they still have plenty of fans. Nexus phones have one major advantage, access to fast Android updates, which make them prized possessions to Android users looking to be on the latest available Android releases. And this year, Google’s Nexus phones will be true flagship devices according to several independent reports, complete with great new design. More →
Google’s new Nexus devices are supposed to arrive at some point after Android 7.0 Nougat is released but don’t expect them in stores quite yet. However, more and more reports reveal interesting details about the two devices, from hardware to software features. The HTC-made Sailfish and Marlin are going to have a brand new launcher, that does away with two key elements of the usual vanilla Android user interface, a report said on Tuesday. However, that’s not the only change in store for the devices, which are supposedly going to offer users a new fingerprint sensor-related gesture. More →
Google is doing things a little differently this year when it comes to its newest Android release. Rather than waiting until fall, Google will update compatible Nexus devices to the final Android 7.0 Nougat version at some point in the coming weeks. And Google usually releases new hardware that’s able to best showcase some of the best features of a new Android version right after it’s released. As a result, most people assumed that Google’s exciting 2016 Nexus handsets would be released pretty soon after Nougat is let loose. But now a new report says that might not be the case. More →
Remember when Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said that future Nexus devices would have a more prominent personality when it comes to software features, hinting they might not run vanilla Android like their predecessors? A new series of leaks indicates that Google is indeed working on a bunch of brand new features for the 2016 Nexus devices, including new Google apps and launcher experiences, as well as a new set of wallpapers. More →
Google is about to launch two exciting Nexus devices, according to a variety of leaks. Codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, the two devices will be manufactured by HTC, and should offer the same design and high-end specs. A consistent number of reports have already “confirmed” the phones’ most important features. There have also been a few renders based on leaks, and a fresh one claims to be the most accurate of them all. More →
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 →