Google has released the final Android Nougat Developer Preview before the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the Android operating system, later this summer.
If Google creates its own Android phone, it could avoid fragmentation and become more appealing for developers to consider creating Android apps.
Google is planning to launch its own phone later this year in an effort to take more control of its Android platform, The Telegraph reported this morning.
According to Android Police, which received images of the devices' packaging, the LG-made 5.2-inch phone will be called the Nexus 5X while the Huawei-made gadget with a 5.7-inch screen will be dubbed the Nexus 6P.
Rumors have been spreading since May that Google is working with two OEMs to create its next Nexus-branded phones running Android M software: a 5.7-inch Huawei device and a 5.2-inch phone from LG Electronics. Now, images purporting to show the LG-made device have surfaced.
Huawei is working with Google to develop a new Nexus-branded smartphone that showcases Google's new Android M software, according to a report from The Information.
According to a handful of new reports, it appears that Google is discontinuing a plan dubbed Android Silver that would have created a line of devices that featured a pure and unaltered version of Android, with the Android brand--and not the brand of the phone's manufacturer--front and center. Instead, now it appears Google is moving forward with efforts to combine its Android operating system for smartphones with its Chrome operating system for laptops.
The Nexus 6 may be the first taste app developers get of Android Lollipop, but some of the social reaction so far has been a little on the sour side.
Google will release a 5.9-inch phablet later this month designed by Motorola Mobility as its latest Nexus smartphone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The head of Google's Nexus device program said that the company is not discontinuing its Nexus program, and said instead the company is planning to release a new Nexus device when it releases its new Android L operating system this fall.