Naming conventions just seem to be something that smartphone companies struggle with. We have top level OEMS swapping handset names and we have others ‘skipping over the number 6. In the end, what’s in a name?
Brand recognition, understandability to the consumer, I’m not going to do the whole I would like the new (HTC) One skit. All of this is leading to what will the next two Nexus phones, assuming they are even going to be Nexus phones,considering the lack of Nexus branding on the mocked renders that broke today.
|1st generation||Nexus One|
|2nd generation||Nexus S|
|3rd generation||Galaxy Nexus|
|4th generation||Nexus 4|
|5th generation||Nexus 5|
|6th generation||Nexus 6|
|7th generation||Nexus 5X||Nexus 6P|
|8th generation||Sailfish ??||Marlin ??|
So what do you think? Nexus 7 is out as we’ve already had a Nexus 7 device, Nexus 8 seems unlikely as for the last 4 years the model number has mostly correlated to screen sizes. Are we even getting nexus devices? Could this be the first devices in a new branding line? After all, there is not HTC branding on the renders just the G logo.
Could we be getting the Google 5 and 6? The Nexus NameyMcNameface 5 and 6? Let us know your thoughts and guesses below.