Huawei to make 2016 variant of Nexus 6P too!
If you're curious about how the upcoming Nexus phone will look like, especially if it features in your 'things to buy' list for the year, the following video will give you a rather accurate view of the phone in 3D. However, the video shows the Nexus phone without a 3.5mm headphone jack which isn't confirmed as of now.
As per existing leaks and rumours, this year's Nexus phone will come in two variants- one with a 5-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch one. Both variants are expected to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and will run stock Android Nougat operating system. In the new phones, Android N will introduce the split-screen mode, a feature that has so far been implemented in tablets. Aside from being able to view and work on two apps at a time, you will also be able to view the home screen as well as all apps in both portrait and landscape modes in your Nexus phone.
Will there be a non-Nexus Google handset soon? Erm, NO!
At the recently concluded Code conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google is looking at topping up future Nexus phones with new features that won't be part of Android operating systems. He added that even though Google isn't interested in manufacturing future Nexus devices itself, it will be 'more opinionated about the design of the phones' and will take control as and when it sees a need to 'push the devices forward.' "You’ll see us hopefully add more features on top of Android on Nexus phones. There’s a lot of software innovation to be had," he told Walt Mossberg from The Verge.
This is the second such revelation by Google about its Nexus phones in as many months. During the launch of Android N operating system last month, Google announced that existing Google Nexus devices will not receive seamless updates of Android N OS, but this will not apply to upcoming Nexus phones which will come with Android N preloaded.