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Rumors Suggest HTC Will Create Two Nexus Devices For Google In 2016

By Ashley McGuire , May 02, 2016 06:52 AM EDT
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According to a famed tipster, this year HTC will create two Nexus handsets for Google.

MNR Daily reports that once again, Google will release this yearnew iterations for its Nexus handset, and the Taiwan-based company HTC will be the only manufacturer of the two.

According to famed tipster Evan Blass' blog post on Twitter, HTC has been chosen to build a pair of Google Nexus for this year. The handsets are codenamed as M1 and S1 by people behind the project.

Blass also claims that these two Nexus devices will run on Google's upcoming Android N mobile operating system. Some fans might be skeptical regarding his claims, since Blass did not post more details on his Twitter account. However, the tipster has been quite right with his claims in the past regarding various handsets from different manufacturers.

There are also other reports that have backed up Blass' claim, including one from Android Police. According to it, Google's next Nexus handsets will be called most likely Marlin and Sailfish. The same source argues that the tech giant has always used names of marine species as its codenames for devices.

Officially, no details has been reported yet about Google's upcoming two Nexus devices, no release dates have been announced and no details are being known about the specifications of the HTC M1 and S1. Users expect more news in the coming days.

According to PhoneDog, it is of no surprise that Google is planning to launch two Nexus devices again this year. It seems that releasing two mobile devices of different specs and sizes has become a new norm for the smartphone market. This is exactly what Google did last year with its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

For Google it can only be a smart move to have HTC manufacturing both devices. The quality of HTC products is well-known, and having one manufacturer produce both devices seems more consistent.

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