HTC Building Two Google Nexus Phones For 2016, Codenamed M1 And S1
With Google continuously cutting down prices on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, the rumors of Google Nexus phones for the current year are gaining momentum. In between all the rumors, serial tech leaker, Evan Blass has revealed an important piece of information via Twitter. The tweet suggests that HTC is building two new Google Nexus phones which are internally called M1 and S1.Advertisement
The codenames, M1 and S1 actually means Marlin and Sailfish. These two new Google Nexus phones will run on Android N and may be powered by Snapdragon 820 processor. Earlier, the Nexus 2016 news could be taken with a pinch of salt but as the latest news is coming from Evan Blass, it is alright if we consider this as solid news and not a rumor. HTC building this year’s Google Nexus phones news has also been covered by Android Police, another solid and reliable source with some confirmation here and there.
But how solid is this news? As Android Police says, “We rate this rumor an 8 out of 10 confidence level,” we too should believe the source. The report further added “Evan Blass’s corroborating evidence this morning has greatly increased our confidence that Marlin and Sailfish are, in fact, the next Nexus phones – S1 and M1 is a heck of a coincidence. We also have one direct reference to Marlin.” Though no names have been taken, Android Police has confirmed that “the person referencing Marlin is a senior Qualcomm engineer,” and Qualcomm works closely with all of its partners so a confirmation coming from an insider isn’t something we can take lightly considering it a rumor.
There is no reference to another device Sailfish. What specs will the HTC manufactured Google Nexus phones will pack is still a mystery. Only when the phones launch this year will we get to know the credibility of all these stories and more about the phones.