Leading up to the official announcement of the new Pixel and Pixel XL, there was some question regarding the future of the Nexus lineup.
Up until now, we have only heard rumors about Google launching two new Google-branded handsets in October dubbed Sailfish and Marlin. However, it looks like the company has a surprise up its sleeve in the form of a 7-inch tablet from Huawei.
Later this year, Google is expected to release a pair of Nexus-branded smartphones. At least, that was the expectation — until now.
HTC has been tasked with creating the next line-up of Nexus devices that will launch later in 2016. The code name of the premium variant is called the Nexus Marlin. The mid-range phone is code named the Nexus Sailfish. Today, the renders for the later device were leaked online on China’s micro-blogging site — Weibo.
For anyone that wishes they could easily connect to a Wi-Fi network to avoid using a terrible cellular connection, or simply to avoid using their data as often, Wi-Fi Assistant is a feature that would certainly help.
Yesterday Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) update for Android 7.0 Nougat for some Nexus devices, and a couple of others.
Word on the street for some time now has been that HTC was called upon by Google to build not just one, but two new Nexus smartphones.
With the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat rumored to arrive sometime this month and Google preparing for the unveiling of the new Nexus handsets, the hype around the HTC-built Nexus devices is slow reaching its peak.
The existence of two new Nexus-branded smartphones isn’t official by any means, but if a new rumor is to be believed, Verizon Wireless customers have something to look forward to.