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 →
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 →
If your company isn’t named Samsung or Apple, the smartphone market is a difficult place to be in the United States. The two companies combine to own more than half of the US smartphone market. More importantly, they pull in just about all of the industry’s profit. LG has done the best job in the recent past of competing with Apple and Samsung in the US, but no other company has managed to build market share that even reaches into the double digits. And the saddest story likely continues to be HTC, which briefly sat atop the US smartphone market at one point but has since struggled to stay afloat thanks to competition from Apple and Samsung at the top, and China-based smartphone makers at the bottom.
HTC has been struggling for years, but the company’s most embarrassing moment wouldn’t come until this week. 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 →
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 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 →
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 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.
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.
After a couple of leaks from a trustworthy source recently revealed that Google’s upcoming HTC-made Nexus devices would each deliver the same set of high-end specs, the first benchmarks for one of the models has been spotted online, suggesting that both smartphones will offer some serious performance when they launch later this year. More →
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 →