Google is expected to release a new Nexus lineup this year featuring the highly anticipated Android N. According to new reports, the next Nexus 2016 will be made by HTC featuring UI changes, 3D support and more Android N treats. Will it be a killer phone?
Nexus devices have always been touted as the best units to showcase and run on Android operating systems as they are a product of Google. This means that any changes on the Android OS will be translated directly to the user experience of the Nexus devices. Recently, several reports claimed that the next Nexus will be running on Android N tipped to offer big changes to the UI.
According to an exclusive from Android Police, Android N will be featuring a redesigned system settings featuring a do not disturb status and new function allowing users to switch modes straight from the drop down. The mock-ups show that Android N is gunning to look more unified especially with its notifications. Additionally, users should also expect a hamburger menu that will make it easier to go to different areas of the settings. Unlike in Marshmallow, N’s version do not have the Home as the top-level priority, possibly put somewhere else according to the report.
Another report from GizmoChina (via BGR) says that HTC will be the next maker of the Nexus lineup. Google has always been partnering with OEMs to develop its Nexus line and it appears HTC is next. Furthermore, there is a lot of chatter about Google’s native implementation of 3D Touch. The publication says that an insider also said that HTC’s Nexus will not be the only one playing in such a field. OEMs like Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, and Vivo are also working on Android handsets that come with pressure-sensitive screens. Nothing is final yet so everything should be taken with a grain of salt.