Just yesterday, we came across reports that Google could be partnering HTC this year for its Nexus smartphone. Adding credence to the leak is a tweet by leakster LlabTooFeR who has a decent track record when it comes to HTC-related leaks. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android usersAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
LlabTooFeR corroborates that Google and HTC will indeed be partnering to launch two Nexus smartphones this year, and they are allegedly codenamed T50 and T55. While the codename doesn t give away too much, it could be a subtle hint at the fact that one device is said to feature a 5-inch display while the other a 5.5-inch display. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55
LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016
There is however no new information about either of the smartphones, barring the alleged codenames. While the original leak seemed a tad sketchy, the same set of information from two sources does add quite a bit of weight to the rumor.
Google and HTC will be partnering again after the Nexus 9 tablet that launched backed in 2014. The tablet didn t have the desired impact on the market, and at least HTC will be hoping for a change in fortunes this time around. Google s new Nexus smartphones will be more important for HTC, which has been making efforts to revive its fortunes since posting $138 million net loss in Q3, 2015.
We will surely come across more leaks and rumors in the run up to the Google I/O, which is scheduled for May 18 this year.
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