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 →
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.
Apart from the Galaxy Note 7 that we gave you a hands-on preview of last week, Google’s upcoming new Nexus smartphones may very well be the most hotly anticipated Android phones of the second half of 2016. According to a handful of leaks and rumors from solid sources, Google has two new Nexus smartphones set to launch in the coming months. Both phones are supposedly being built by HTC, which means we can likely expect top-notch hardware to accompany Google’s fresh new Android 7.0 Nougat software.
So far we have only seen renders of that hardware based on leaks and rumors, but Google may have just accidentally spilled the beans and revealed one of its upcoming new Nexus phones a bit ahead of schedule. More →
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 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 →
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 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.
Google is widely expected to launch two new Nexus smartphones in the coming months, and unlike last year, the 2016 HTC-made devices will be identical when it comes to hardware. What’s more interesting is that both Sailfish and Marlin should be faster than any of the existing flagship Android devices, which isn’t something you could always say about a Nexus-branded smartphone.
This year, however, the new Nexus handsets might be real flagship killers, to paraphrase the former motto of a certain smartphone maker, and could offer a better overall performance than the Galaxy S7, HTC 10, LG G5, and most other 2016 flagships from competing phone makers.