Before a device is unveiled or announced, released for the market, it has to pass through certain and often several checkpoints. This often provides a bit more information than what has already been doing the rounds of the rumour mill, but more than that they are a confirmation that the device does exist and is infact coming out. This is what has happened today in regard to the rumoured Google phones, the Pixel and pixel XL.
Just yesterday we saw the Nexus Sailfish or the Google pixel in new detailed renders and in a 360° video, today, we have the larger sibling, Nexus Marlin or the Google pixel XL not in a video but new detailed renders in a clear TPU back case.
Rumors surrounding Google’s yet-to-be-announced 2016 Nexus phones have been pretty all over the place. We’ve heard a lot, but not all of it has made sense. One early rumor though was that Google was actually planning to drop the Nexus brand on these devices, instead releasing a Pixel device.
When it comes to leaks, it’s been the HTC Nexus Sailfish which has seen the majority of leaks so far. Out of the two devices expected this year, it’ll be Sailfish which will cater to those with budget constraints. The past couple of years have witnessed an evolved approach for the lineup from Google. Last year’s Nexus 6P and 5X managed to deliver on both high and medium tiers quite effectively.
The Nexus phones — for now called Sailfish and Marlin — are coming soon, most likely in September. We have already seen their mock ups, pictures, already have a fair idea of the hardware inside them and, courtesy the FCC in US, already know for sure that HTC is making them. But there is another piece of information that is out on the world wide web, an image to be specific, and it’s already diving the Android fans, especially those who are waiting for the phone.
By now the general consensus seems to be that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus handsets. It also appears that Google will be keeping to last year’s pattern by offering up two handsets, although in this case it seems that HTC will be making both of them, as opposed to last year where we had two different companies.
If you’re still skeptical or if maybe you wanted more evidence of HTC’s Nexus plans, you might be interested to learn that the FCC filing for HTC’s Nexus handsets has been discovered. Now the FCC filing doesn’t actually give away the specs or the design of the phone, but there is evidence to suggest that these are the Nexus phones. Continue reading “HTC Nexus Marlin & Sailfish get certified at FCC before official unveil”
The upcoming Google Nexus 2016 smartphone is expected to be launched in two variants, the Nexus Marlin and the Nexus Sailfish, with excellent specs like enhanced Snapdragon processor and the latest version of the Android OS. Continue reading “Nexus 2016 rumour roundup : What we know so far”
In case you missed it, it is Nexus Season. You know, the time for good cheer, severe speculation, and of course our favorite – Nexus rumors.
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.
Earlier this week, we saw screenshots that suggested Google is going to change the launcher for new Nexus devices. Now, Android Police is offering a glimpse of more tweaks that are coming to 2016 Nexus devices with Android 7.0 Nougat.
As per latest screenshots, Google is apparently rolling out a revamped color theme for the Settings menu which will be a mixture of dark grey, blue, and white. Next up, the new Nexus devices will exclusively get a dual-pane UI that show sections for “all” and “support”.