Tuesday, May 26, 2015

[Updated] Google Is Working on Nexus Handsets by LG and Huawei Codenamed Angler & Bullhead

 

Update : 2015/05/26 : It looks like we got the code names backwards for the Nexus phones. The smaller LG phone is Bullhead and the Huawei is Angler. There's a comment in AOSP that seems to confirm Bullhead is an LG device (thanks, Kaushik). Everything else is unchanged.


Nexus devices from Google are not perfect in any way, but they are still among the most anticipated devices to be announced every year.

Last year, Google launched the Motorola-made Nexus 6, which featured a 5.9-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen. While a great device by all means, the large size of the handset meant that most Nexus 5 owners — who loved it for its size — did not upgrade to it.

This year, Google plans on releasing two new Nexus handsets with two different screen sizes to cater to a wider range of customers. According to sources of Android Police, one of the Nexus handsets will be made by LG and the other one by Huawei. The LG made Nexus — codenamed Angler — will be a spiritual successor to the Nexus 5 and feature a 5.2-inch screen. It will apparently be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and feature a 2700mAh battery, though nothing is concrete for now.

As for the Huawei made Nexus — codenamed Bullhead — it will ship with a gigantic 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon 810 chip and a 3500mAh battery. Google plans on announcing both handsets in October.

As for a tablet, it looks like Google will not be releasing a new Nexus tablet this year. This means that the Nexus 9 is going to remain the company’s flagship Android tablet for another year.

If Google does end up releasing two new Nexus handsets this year, which one will you buy? The 5.2-inch LG one or the 5.7-inch Huawei one?

As a Nexus lover, I am hoping that Google also equips the handsets with a great camera. The LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 have set the camera performance bar really high this year, and Google should at least try to match them with its Nexus handset later this year.

Source : Android Police