The world’s most prolific (and accurate) leaker has spoken: Google’s next pair of Nexus devices will be made by HTC.
In a tweet sent out just minutes ago, VentureBeat editor Evan Blass says HTC is making not one but two devices for Google’s vaunted Nexus program. The devices are reportedly codenamed M1 and S1, and will showcase the capabilities of Android N, Google’s next iteration of the Android mobile operating system.
HTC is building a pair of Android N devices for Google internally dubbed M1 and S1 #nexus
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 27, 2016
Blass did not provide any additional information on the two smartphones, but in the lead up to Google’s annual I/O developer conference and the one year anniversary of the Nexus 5X and 6P we’re likely to see a lot more information come out (via both official and unofficial channels).
For HTC, this is a return to the program that helped cement its place at the top (for a short time, anyway) of the Android ecosystem. The Taiwanese company helped Google launch the Nexus program with the Nexus One in 2010. HTC later returned to the Nexus program in 2014 with the release of the Nexus 9 tablet.