It is one of those intriguing speculations considering recent news that the supposed next-generation Nexus smartphones named Marlin and Sailfish were suddenly ditched in place of new names - the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL handsets.
Google gathered a lot of appreciation with regards to its launch of tablets in the Nexus lineup. The industry follower also stated that while the new flagships will come out as unlocked versions via the Google Store, some mobile operators will likely carry the iterations.
A powerful processor would also need enough RAM capacity to make it worthwhile, and the upcoming tablet could very well pack 4GB of RAM, as the report mentions. There will be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 CPU, 64GB of internal storage and 13MP camera. Then a few months later, the rumors changed its tune about the names saying that the Google phones would instead be called Pixel and Pixel XL. Reportedly, the rumored 2016 Nexus iterations will be launched as the Pixel and Pixel XL, to debut on October 4. Although we have not yet heard of any new Nexus 7 success that might be available in the market, news has surfaced about a Successor to 7 successor to be launched soon. Some sources even suggest it could announce all three devices at the same event.
A Nexus 7 tablet is shown at the Google Developers Conference as developer Brad McManus tries out the new device on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Later, the company did launch the HTC-made Nexus 9, but it failed to live up to the expectations and benchmarks set by the original. For starters, Google's partnership with Huawei was for the tablet and not for the new phones. However, a new rumor from Australia claims that Telstra will be shipping their Pixel & Pixel XL pre-orders on October 20th. And the company might also announce the new 7-inch Huawei-built at the event, along with a new Chromecast capable of 4K playback, Google Home and the DayDream VR headset. Do share your thoughts in the comments section below?