Could the next Google Nexus device hit the shops soon? With various Nexus products being discounted lately, there is the suggestion that a new device could come as soon as the end of February. Others suggest that a May release date for the next Google tablet is more likely.
Google is notorious for staying quiet on its upcoming release dates. Many expected something towards the end of last year, with reports that the next devices would be made by Huawei and LG. While the two devices did hit the market, it was not with the same flair as previous ones. That has not stopped rumors of new devices, either.
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According to Yibada, the next Google Nexus device could come as early as February. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are both offered on Amazon, selling for almost half price. It suggests that the company is trying to get rid of stock before something new comes in. This is not the first time that this has happened, though, and a new device did not hit the market.
The Christian Post has also reported that a May date has become the latest rumor for a new Google Nexus device. This is when the company’s I/O Developers Conference takes place and is notorious for a new release of something. The conference will take place between May 18 and 20, 2016 at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. The self-driving car is expected considering the size of the venue, but that does not mean something smaller cannot be unveiled. Google’s new Android N operating system is also supposed to make an appearance, and new operating systems often come with new products.
That being said, nobody has confirmed a new Nexus device will come out in May. Others have speculated that something will come in October, instead, with HTC now rumored to make a device. The T55 and T50 have been shared as possibilities, offering consumers a new phone with 5-inch/5.5-inch display, both running on Android N.
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Another reason for a new release now would be due to Samsung and LG both sharing new devices. The LG G5 is being released on February 21, and Samsung is releasing its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices shortly afterwards. Both of these run on the Android operating systems, and the Samsung devices are highly anticipated and popular with consumers.
There is also the possibility that Google will take more control over its Nexus devices by making them purely for itself. The brand is the only one that allows other brands to make its devices. This leads to a little less creative and technical control. However, Google wants the same control that Apple and Samsung have by making its own devices. Unlike Google, Apple works with third-party suppliers rather than an agreement with partners. This is something that could possibly come towards the end of 2016, which could push the creation of new devices back.
— Nexusupdate (@nexusupdatecom) February 2, 2016
At the moment, Huawei and HTC are considered the manufacturers for the next Google Nexus devices. Huawei is expected to share the next tablet, and it will be an upgrade on the Nexus 7, offering above-average features rather than the current budget-friendly ones. The downside for consumers is that this could mean a price increase. Google has had the benefit of offering cheaper products while still offering some quality, making more people consider buying them.
The war on smartphones could possibly be on with LG’s and Samsung’s upcoming releases. It could push another tech giant to offer a new smartphone to the market. Google Nexus rumors abound, but they need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Many rumors around the Nexus devices have turned out to be false.
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