2016 Nexus Marlin, Sailfish Will Be Made By HTC But Will Carry Google Name Brand

Today, new rumors came out about the upcoming Google phones from HTC. According to very recent reports, the two highly anticipated phones that are the Sailfish and Marlin might no longer carry Google's Nexus branding.

Marlin And Sailfish To Not Carry The Nexus Name

It was reported that the rumor about the demise of the Nexus' name came from people who are "familiar with Google's plans." This means that Google's Nexus series will be discontinued and the Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X will be the last of the Nexus brand.

Furthermore, it was also reported that even though HTC is manufacturing this year's phones for Google, the manufacturer's brand won't be spotted anywhere on the phones.

Google's Marlin And Sailfish - What Is Known So Far

Today's rumors about the upcoming phones from Google may fit with its CEO's statement last June. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company will have a more active involvement in the phone's design now more than ever.

It was also mentioned that Marlin and Sailfish will both have additional software tweaks on top of its default system. Since the previous Nexus phones shipped with pure Android systems, this year's handsets would offer an even more unique smartphone experience for users.

This system alteration would provide users with a new launcher, new button designs, and an improved Google Assistant experience.

On top of this, Google is also reported to be working on new smartwatches. It was said that the company will release two new wearables by the end of 2016.

Google's Marlin And Sailfish, Conclusions

The only thing that is clear so far is that Google will soon release its new smartphones. The release date is rumored to be September or October.

What is not yet clear right now is if there will be a new brand name to replace "Nexus" or not. It is also possible that if the previous brand will be ditched, the new phones would just be referred to as Google phones, GSMarena reports.

Nevertheless, the expected launch date for Google's new phones is just a few weeks away. This typically means that more and more details about the flagship phones will surface on the web day after day. With that, everyone can expect clarifications on the matter as the anticipated announcement day approaches.

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