Google is reportedly working on new Nexus devices. There are rumors that HTC is working on two new devices for Google, dubbed Marlin and Sailfish. However, latest reports claim that HTC is not actually manufacturing Marlin and Sailfish as Google Nexus.
It is reported that Marlin is a high-end device while Sailfish is a mid-range smartphone with quite similar hardware configuration and design. It is highly likely that these so-called Marlin and Sailfish will roll-out with the rumored specs. However, there are reports that HTC could be manufacturing these devices for itself.
There are chances that HTC manufactured Marlin and Sailfish could be launched as HTC Desire Pro and HTC Desire Lifestyle respectively. HTC could unveil these devices during during IFA 2016 trade show in September, reported PCAdvisor.
However, there are still chances that these devices are designed for Google, and the devices are not ready yet. Nothing is confirmed until Google or HTC releases any official statement.
Meanwhile, Huawei has claimed that it will make a new device for Google. Huawei?s General Manager, Charlene Munilall has already confirmed that Huawei will make this year?s Nexus device.
?The Nexus product is a very niche product? the techies love it but there?s a very small number of people that buy it. Hence Cellucity only brought 300? into the country?The operators generally don?t take up the Nexus device. That said, the distributors, our open market, do bring in the device, that?s how Cellucity got it? and that will still be the same this year. We?re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way,? Munilall said.
The company could be already working on an upgraded version of Nexus 7 tablet. The new Nexus 7 tablet by Huawei could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Nvidia Tegra X1 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. The new tablet will support massive 2TB external microSD card. The device is expected to feature 7-inch screen with Quad HD display.
If Marlin and Sailfish are not Google Nexus devices, then Google would launch Nexus 7 tablet to showcase Android Nougat. The company has already released Nougat update to Nexus devices and will soon release it for other devices.
Keep coming back for more updates on Google Nexus 2016!