Google Nexus 2016 HTC Marlin Photo

Leaked photo might be our first look at Google’s next-gen Nexus phone

July 22nd at 9:14 AM

Leaked photo might be our first look at Google’s next-gen Nexus phone

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 →

No Comments
Google Nexus 2016 Marlin Sailfish Pictures

Google’s new Nexus phones may look unbelievably good

July 15th at 2:55 PM

Google’s new Nexus phones may look unbelievably good

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.

More →

No Comments
Google Nexus 2016 Smartwatches

These might be Google’s first Nexus smartwatches

July 12th at 6:50 AM

These might be Google’s first Nexus smartwatches

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 →

No Comments
Galaxy Note 7 Google Nexus 2016

Meet Snapdragon 821, the processor that will be inside 2017’s best Android phones

July 11th at 3:05 PM

Meet Snapdragon 821, the processor that will be inside 2017’s best Android phones

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.

More →

No Comments
Google Nexus 2016 Pictures

Leak reveals Google’s new Nexus phones, which sound amazing and look hideous

July 6th at 12:16 PM

Leak reveals Google’s new Nexus phones, which sound amazing and look hideous

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.

More →

No Comments
Google Nexus 2016: HTC Sailfish Marlin

Best thing about Google’s 2016 Nexus phones: They’ll finally copy the iPhone properly

July 1st at 12:41 PM

Best thing about Google’s 2016 Nexus phones: They’ll finally copy the iPhone properly

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 →

No Comments
2016 Google Nexus HTC Snapdragon 821

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

June 20th at 8:00 PM

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

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 →

No Comments
2016 Google Nexus Phones

Google Nexus phones won’t run pure Android anymore

June 2nd at 7:45 AM

Google Nexus phones won’t run pure Android anymore

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 →

No Comments
Android Rooting Security Bug Nexus

Critical Android bug can permanently compromise Nexus and other devices

March 23rd at 7:40 PM

Critical Android bug can permanently compromise Nexus and other devices

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.

More →

No Comments
Google Nexus Android Phone

Google is considering building its own smartphone from scratch

November 11th at 7:15 AM

Google is considering building its own smartphone from scratch

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 →

No Comments
Huawei Nexus Specs Release Date

Huge leak: Next-gen Nexus phone specs and release timing revealed

July 15th at 7:55 AM

Huge leak: Next-gen Nexus phone specs and release timing revealed

Android fans who are interested in buying new Nexus devices probably know that Google might do things a little differently this year. The company is expected to launch two distinct Nexus handsets, including a reasonably sized LG Nexus 5 (2015) and a Huawei Nexus phablet.

Now, some interesting details about the latter have been posted online by a former leaker. More →

No Comments