We now know which company might be making Google's next Android N devices and what they're internally called, thanks to two new reports.
Evan Blass, who often writes for Venture Beat and is a well-known leakster, has claimed that Google's next Nexus devices will be made by HTC. The Taiwanese manufacturer is actually building a pair of Android N devices, and they are internally dubbed M1 and S1. Android Police has followed-up this report with its own news about the phones' codenames.
Google is reportedly calling the upcoming phones Marlin and Sailfish. The M1 is Marlin and the S1 is Sailfish, apparently. The Mountain View-based company tends to name Nexus devices after aquatic life, with past devices going as Bullhead, Angler, Shamu, Hammerhead, etc. Of course, all of those devices were renamed before being unveiled to the public.
HTC is building a pair of Android N devices for Google internally dubbed M1 and S1 #nexus— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 27, 2016
There are currently two Nexus phones: the Nexus 5X, which is the cheaper and smaller of the two available and manufactured by LG, and the Nexus 6P, which is the larger and more premium device made by Huawei. Both debuted in September 2015, so expect a similar timeframe for 2016's Nexus devices.
Check out Pocket-lint's round-up for more details about the next Nexus devices. Apart from who is making them and what they're called internally, there are reports about the design and hardware specs for both devices. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, for instance, is rumoured to make an appearance in at least one device.