The Google Nexus 2016 release is being anticipated by Android patrons worldwide – and they are likely to get even more excited now. Just recently, an update has revealed details of the smartphone?s newly redesigned home button.
The upcoming handset ? which will have variants named Marlin and Sailfish ? will run on Android Nougat. However, a recent leak has shown that it will also have exclusive software on top of the said OS.
A GIF obtained by Android Police showed the device?s upgraded home button. The button goes into a playful animation with four colored dots after a long press, as seen in the clip at the end of this story.
The animation is similar to what Google showed when it introduced its Google Assistant service. This could mean that the new home button is linked to the new AI software.
The said Google Nexus 2016 update also reportedly launches Google Now on Tap. This is activated automatically via a long press when using Android Marshmallow, so insiders speculate that the same will go for Android Nougat.
There are no details if the new home button will be exclusive for Google Nexus 2016 units or if Nexus 6P and 5X will also carry it. With no official information, Android Police says that Google might either tweak or cancel the said feature before the Google Nexus 2016 release.
Aside from reports about the redesigned home button, another recent leak showed an actual photo of the HTC Marlin. The TechDroider image was cropped so tightly that only the screen can be seen. However, it was able to confirm that the new device will be running on Android Nougat.
Prior to this, another leak from early July showed the rumored specs of HTC Nexus Marlin and HTC Sailfish. The teaser included details about the upcoming handsets cameras, displays, processors, storage capacities, and battery.
Aside from the rumored specs, there have also been different reports about Google Nexus 2016 release date. Many believe that it will happen very soon since its predecessors have been placed on numerous discounted promos. For example, the Nexus 5X was recently sold at its absolute cheapest price of just $229.99 per handset.
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