HTC Nexus Marlin Release Update: HTC 10 Lookalike, Android Nougat & More Killer Features
Google’s upcoming Nexus lines remain elusive, which makes it unusual compared to previous releases. By now, there should be more information about the devices, but it appears things are leaking to a minimum; fortunately, some details have surfaced, saying the units will run on Android Nougat and will look like HTC 10.Advertisement
HTC Nexus Release Details
HTC has reportedly been working on two new Nexus smartphones. Reports noted before that the two devices have been codenamed M1 and S1 (the short forms for codenames Marlin and Sailfish). Both devices are expected to be launched this year.
Since Google is slated to release the Android Nougat, and that Nexus lines are always first in line for any Android update, it is likely that the next Nexus smartphones will run on Android N.
A new leaked image supposedly supports the claim. Furthermore, a new FCC listing revealed a new Huawei Nexus device highly believed to be the successor of the Nexus 6P, which was released last year.
However, the leaked image does not provide much about the design, since the handset has been covered. Nonetheless, the settings page did show the handset is operating on Android N, according to NDTV. The model also had the model listed as Marlin. No further details were provided from that account.
HTC Nexus vs HTC 10
Another report from Slash Gear notes that from the render of the HTC Nexus Marlin, it appears the next Google smartphones will look like the HTC 10, at least, from the back.
Since HTC was the one hired for the project, it is not surprising it will pattern the handsets to its offering. From the render, people could see a resemblance to HTC’s flagship flat, tapered edge, although there is no conspicuous curved back.
It also appears that Google may be experimenting on fingerprint sensors. However, just like other tips and leaks for other smartphones, all information must be taken with a grain of salt.