Twitter Leak Teases Next Nexus Device

...

An image of Google's newest Nexus device has reportedly been posted online.

A Twitter user known as @usbfl created an account to publish an image of what the person says is the next Nexus. While the picture is somewhat blurry, it appears to show a person holding a device with a glossy finish.

"The 2016 HTC Nexus looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 and iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back," the leaker says in the tweet, which was discovered by 9to5Google.

In follow-up posts, @usbfl tipped "Two devices. One premium (last tweet), one glossy plastic (lower end). Both looked like smaller devices ([less than] 5.5 inch screens).

"It is possible that the lower end black glossy plastic device was a prototype device for testing and will not be released as a Nexus," another tweet reads.

Usbfl suggested that images of a phone posted by Android Police "isn't of the final design. The Nexus in my picture had a full glass back."

Google has released its newest mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, to developers, but has not provided details on the Nexus device(s) that will run it. In June, Huawei confirmed that it is "doing the Nexus again this year," and last month there were reports of two HTC Nexus devices, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin.

Nexus devices typically run a stock version of Android that's not crowded with the unwanted bloatware that often shows up on Android devices from carriers or popular handset makers. They are a favorite among developers and Android purists, and are the only smartphones sold directly by Google.

As with anything kept secret in the technology world, it's important to take the leaked image with the proverbial grain of salt. We'll likely learn the truth in the next month or so; Google unveiled last year's Nexus lineup, the 5X and 6P, in late September.

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies

    "Growing customer demand for Salesforce has created a critical need for more Salesforce-trained consulting partners as part of the thriving 'Salesforce Economy,'" said Tyler Prince, Salesforce's EVP of worldwide alliances and go-to-market innovation.Their comments reminded me of the market forces that propelled International Network Services (INS) -- a network consulting company I was a part of in the 1990s -- to tremendous success.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Microsoft Outlook Comes to Android Wear Via New Watch Face

    After launching last August for the Apple Watch, Microsoft has now introduced Outlook to Android Wear and your current smartwatch.With this introduction, Microsoft is really giving you a whole new watch face that has Outlook embedded within, hoping that you will let Outlook control your day.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Adobe Photoshop Express (for iPhone)

    But don't be misled by the name into thinking of Photoshop Express as a mobile version of the main Photoshop CC program.Compare Similar ProductsCompare Flickr (for iPhone) %displayPrice% Instagram (for iPhone) %displayPrice% PicsArt (for iPhone) %displayPrice% Adobe Photoshop Fix (for iPad) %displayPrice% Adobe Photoshop Mix (for iPad) %displayPrice% EyeEm (for iPhone) %displayPrice% For more advanced tools such as blur effects and local adjustments, Adobe offers other apps, such as Lightroom Mobile, Mix, and Fix.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles

    The company reportedly made a similar proposal to the City of San Francisco.Lawmakers in New York and San Francisco recently have been squaring off with Airbnb.