There have been whisperings around the net that HTC would once again find itself picking up the Nexus mantle this year, working close with Google to launch their latest flagship for 2016. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an HTC-made Nexus device, so I guess one is long overdue especially considering how well-received the original Nexus One was back in 2010.
Earlier today @evleaks decided to add a little more weight to these rumors, tweeting that HTC could be launching 2 separate Nexus devices this year, even providing their codenames: S1 and M1. It’s not entirely clear what these codenames stand for, but Android Police says they have it on good authority the full codenames for these devices (which Google tends to name after sea dwelling animals) could be Marlin and Sailfish. Not that it matters much, just something to keep a look out for.
Still up in the air is what type of Nexus devices HTC could be building for Google. Like last year, we could be looking at a larger phablet device paired with a more normal sized handset, or possibly even a phone and larger tablet. Who knows, but needless to say, we’re excited to see what comes out of these rumors. What say ye? Are you hyped that HTC could be building the next round of Nexus devices?