Google releases new Nexus device every year to showcase its latest operating system. The company has launched Android Nougat for Nexus devices, but there is still no word about the Google Nexus 2016. The latest reports claim that the company could release the new Nexus device along with Nougat 7.1 update.
HTC manufactured Marlin and Sailfish are on the rumor mill for quite a long time now. The company was supposed to release the Marlin and Sailfish along with Android Nougat. Now, as the company has already installed the new operating system for the Nexus devices, there are two possible scenarios for the launch of new Nexus device.
There is a possibility that Google would release Nexus Marlin and Sailfish along with the release of Android Nougat for non Nexus devices. Else, the company could release the devices along with the next update for Android Nougat. Google is reportedly working on Nougat 7.1 update.
According to BGR, Google is reportedly testing a new update for Android Nougat codenamed Nougat MR1. This new update will bring a couple of new features. Although there is no information available about the new features, the company will most probably launch Marlin and Sailfish with pre-installed Nougat 7.1. Android Police?s David Ruddock has supported this statement.
?The Marlin leak is based on N Maintenance Release 1. NMR1,? Nathan Benis said, according to BGR. ?With Google?s announcements, today of doing quarterly maintenance releases leads me to believe the upcoming Google Nexus 2016?are going to be launched alongside MR1. Probably around the same time they were last year. Current version of Android N that is being pushed to Nexus devices is based on Developer Preview 5 and does not have any of the ?proprietary features Android Police and myself have been leaking? expect a developer preview of mr1 with these changes soon??
Although Ruddock didn?t mention Marlin or Sailfish, there are lots of rumors that indicate that HTC is manufacturing two new devices for Google Nexus 2016. HTC manufactured Marlin will be a high-end smartphone with superior hardware while Sailfish will be a mid-range device.
Meanwhile, Google has remained tight lipped about the new Nexus devices. Readers are advised to take this information lightly for now. TheBitBag team will update the information as the new details emerge about Google Nexus 2016 release date.
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