According to rumours, Google and HTC will have another go-around for a Nexus device. This time, there is not one, but two Nexus devices due for release this 2016 with HTC as the hardware maker.
Rumours have circulated regarding another HTC-Google joint effort for a Nexus device. Last year, Google had two OEMs created for its Nexus line. LG and Huawei are the two manufacturers contracted by Google. LG created the Nexus 5X, while Huawei made the Nexus 6P.
If the rumours are true, this is the first time that the tech giant will release two nexus devices from the same company in the same year. HTC have set themselves to release a flagship handset with the One M10. The One M10 is presumably featured in the upcoming World Mobile Congress in February.
Google seem to follow the more-than-one flagship device that most, if not all, including Apple, annually follows. There has been a clamor among customers for Google to release multiple Nexus handsets. This might be the tech giants answer.
"We made Android to be an open platform that anyone can build on, and today there are 4,000+ Android devices in all shapes and sizes. Android's diversity is why it's become the most popular mobile platform in the world, and the latest version, Marshmallow, takes Android to a new level of performance," Google's company said in a statement in its blog post.
There is also a rumour that Huawei is back in the mix of bringing yet another Nexus device. The Nexus 6P received critical acclaim because of its uncompromising specs and great features in a competitive price point. This should not surprise anyone if this particular rumour is true.
If Google follows its tradition, the new Nexus devices for 2016 will be released by September or October. More concrete statements and details from Google is utterly expected as the days draw closer to those months.