Nexus talk is always a hot topic at this time of year; there’s five months until we expect to see what Google has in store for us by way of hardware releases from the Nexus program. Previous years we’ve seen Nexus 7’s launch mid-year, while the Nexus 10 launched with the Nexus 4 in October and last year we got a Nexus 9 as well as a Nexus 6. This year, the rumour is that we’re not going to see a new tablet – but we’ll instead get a choice of two phones.
According to Android Police, we’ll get the rumoured Huawei Nexus – possibly built of the back of the Huawei Mate 8, with fairly largish sized screen to boot – as well as a new LG built Nexus phone which will have a smaller more ‘compact’ form factor. Artem from Android Police has been sitting on this rumour for a while, but has seemingly gotten a little more information to hand about the two Nexus phones being built to push him over.
According to Android Police, the LG phone will be called code-name ‘Angler’ and come with a 5.2″ screen, with a Snapdragon 808 processor (just like the LG G4) and come with a 2,700mAh battery – let’s hope that 5.2″ screen isn’t QHD or that could go quickly.
The Huawei ‘Bullhead’ will be based on the somewhat maligned Snapdragon 810 processor, but come with a larger 5.7″ screen for those who think the Nexus 6 is about the right size. The battery in the Huawei is said to be a more comfortable 3,500mAh so that could finally see all day use for a Nexus phone.
Huawei’s Mate 7 had one of the best fingerprint sensors we’ve seen on an Android phone – right up until we saw the Galaxy S6. With Google rumoured to bring native fingerprint support with Android M, this would be a perfect partnership to get this going with a quality hardware solution.
It’s timely to remind you that according to what we’ve heard, the Nexus 6 was thrown together quite quickly on the back of the breakdown of the Android Silver program mid-last year, so it’s possible that one or even both of these rumoured handsets could be scrapped before the rumoured October announcement date.
As usual – we’re hungry for Nexus rumours and we’re keen to see what Google and whichever hardware partner they end up going with (or both) in October.
Which Nexus would you prefer – or are you, like me just going to get both? (Because Business and Pleasure?)