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HTC documents confirm new Nexus devices coming for Google

Published Aug 15th, 2016 4:05PM EDT
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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.

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Spotted by TechTastic, the two documents do not mention Sailfish or Marlin by name, and they do not list features or specs. But they do mention Nexus and Google.

“We, HTC Corporation, herby declare that the user guide submitted for review is draft and the final version will be made publicly available on Google’s website ( at the time the product is commercially released,” the documents read.

Both documents are dated July 20th, and the FCC published them on August 15th, so there’s little doubt at this point. This isn’t some sort of old documentation for older HTC-made Nexus hardware. These are two distinct statements made for two upcoming devices that were not released yet – you can see both of them at the source links below.

In related news, the first real photos showing the upcoming Nexus smartphones have been leaked. The devices are expected to share the same high-end design and flagship specs, and launch at some point in early October.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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