Google’s new Nexus phones might look amazing after all and may also be available via Verizon

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.

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Nexus 2016 devices to get Night Light mode, dual-tab settings and ambient display UI

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”.

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Nexus Marlin & Sailfish may feature totally different designs

Rumor has it HTC and Google are working on a pair of Nexus smartphones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The two devices were previously reported to sport nearly identical metal designs with a few hardware differences, but a new report claims they could look a lot less alike than we previously thought.

Nexus Blog reports that the high-end Marlin will feature a metal body similar to the HTC 10, but the cheaper Sailfish could sport some plastic in its design. The mid-range Nexusphone will apparently still feature a metal frame around the edges, but the back could be covered in soft plastic. That could put the device closer to HTC’s entry-level Desire lineup with a price as low as $350.

The Nexus Sailfish is still expected to pack some powerful hardware, including a 5-inch 1080p display, a 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2770mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, USB-C and a fingerprint reader. The Marlin allegedly offers a similar spec sheet, but with a beefed up 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a 3450mAh battery.

Offering a choice between metal and plastic could push more customers to grab the higher-end Nexus even if they don’t care as much about specs. It should also keep the Sailfish within budget-friendly territory if you’re looking for a cheaper handset that runs the latest version of Google’s Android OS.

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Build.prop from Nexus Sailfish ROM dump reveals details regarding phone’s processor and display

In the world of Android, there are few devices that people look forward to seeing an official release more than new Nexus devices. Sure, they might not be as flashy as something like the upcoming Galaxy Note 7, but the Nexus devices have a hardcore following behind them, and they represent a step forward for Android overall. Each year, Google releases a new Nexus device – or two – and this year it appears as though these devices could becoming from HTC, or perhaps Huawei, depending on which rumor you want to believe. Now though, a build.prop file for one of the rumored HTC Nexus smartphones, codenamed “Sailfish”, has leaked out courtesy of @evleaks himself.

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