While the Android world is still seemingly head over heels for Huawei’s Nexus 6P, it looks like we’re already getting some details about Google’s next Nexus devices.
Popular smartphone leaker @evleaks just recently sent out a tweet claiming that HTC has two Nexus devices in the works for Google. The phones are supposedly being referred to internally as the M1 and S1, and are both running Android N.
HTC is building a pair of Android N devices for Google internally dubbed M1 and S1 #nexus
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 27, 2016
Soon after the tweet was sent out, the folks at Android Police chimed in with a continuation on @evleaks’ claim. Apparently these new Nexus devices are not only being referred to as the M1 and S1, they’re also codenamed Marlin and Sailfish.[related_videos align=”right” type=”custom” videos=”688299,676923,651620,650937″]Google has a very long history of referring to its Nexus devices by aquatic names, so Marlin and Sailfish would fit into the internal naming scheme perfectly. As a refresher, the Nexus 6P was codenamed Angler, the Nexus 5X was codenamed Bullhead, the Nexus 6 was codenamed Shamu and the Nexus 5 was named Hammerhead.
Google normally doesn’t release its Nexus devices until the fall, so we still have quite awhile until we find out if these rumors are correct or not. As is the case with other bits of early speculation, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. A lot can change in the next few months.
With that said, why not speculate a little until we get more details? What are your thoughts on HTC making the next Nexus devices? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.
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