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.
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”
It may still be a month or two before Google officially announces this year’s new Nexus smartphones, but the devices are not exactly mysteries to us. Codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, the two next-gen handsets are reportedly made by HTC, and should have many common features. Moreover, it’s said that they also have one and the same design (though in different sizes).
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”
Apart from the Galaxy Note 7 which currently holds the crown for the best smartphone display, 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.
There are so many fantastic options out there for people looking to buy a new Android phone, but the most enthusiastic Android fans out there always seem to gravitate toward Google’s Nexus lineup. The reasons are fairly straightforward: Google’s hardware partners always make great phones, Google sells them at affordable prices, and they’re always the first devices to get new Android software updates.
In 2016, Google is expected to launch two phones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The Marlin is expected to be the phablet successor to the Nexus 6P, featuring an all-metal design and cutting-edge specs. The Sailfish will be a smaller smartphone that features similar specs but a plastic body — and now it may have just been pictured for the first time.
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We’ve seen Google accidentally reveal unreleased Nexus devices in the past in marketing videos, and now it seems like a pattern may be forming. A video promoting the Google Photos app for iOS and Android posted to Google’s official Instagram account shows a phone we’ve never seen before.
Now, it’s possible it’s just a mockup; Google shows an iOS pop-up on the screen and the phone is shaped like an iPhone SE, but it definitely has 2.5D curved glass on its face, which would be an odd thing for Google’s art department to add for no reason. But it’s also possible that this was a slip-up and you’re looking at the first official render of a new 2016 Nexus phone, which was mistakenly used ahead of schedule.
Google’s video (via The Malignant) is embedded below and the company’s new Nexus smartphones are expected to be released sometime in October.
HTC is rumored to manufacturer two Nexus smartphones this year. The earlier leaks from GFXBench revealed the devices to be codenamed as Marlin and Sailfish.
Earlier today, an AnTuTu screenshot surfaced on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, alleging that the upcoming HTC-made Google Nexus Sailfish was put through the benchmark test. The phone also turned up on Geekbench browser under the name “google sailfish”.