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HTC will produce two Nexus handsets this year?

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HTC will produce two Nexus handsets this year?
HTC was the manufacturer behind the very first Nexus device, the Nexus One. Since then, HTC  delivered the Nexus 9 tablet. If a new report is correct, we could see two new HTC built Nexus devices launched sometime this year. According to a tipster who posted on Weibo, the troubled company will be producing a pair of Nexus handsets in 2016. While not much information about the new models has been revealed, we are told that one of the new phones will feature a 5-inch screen while the other one will come with a 5.5-inch display.

Perhaps it will take a pair of new Nexus handsets to help turn around HTC, which has been struggling. Last year's HTC One M9 flagship faced strong competition from Samsung, LG and Apple. The company also pushed out the HTC One A9 mid-ranger and has introduced the HTC One X9. We also expect a new flagship for 2016, the HTC One M10.

Recently, HTC unveiled the Vive VR headset. CEO and co-founder Cher Wang said last week that the company is focusing on VR instead of smartphones, which is one reason why we recommend taking this story with a grain of salt.



source: Weibo via GadgetzArena

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posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:33 27

1. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Wish you the best of luck HTC!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 05:47

35. phonegeek1212 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


HTC should stick to the basics and I hope they turn the tables this year!!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 07:34

38. idrisalsudani (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


Except the battery and camera

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:37 14

2. Adimane01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jan 2016)


That will be great HTC phones have great build quality, speakers. Issue is only of camera Google got it right with Nexus this time hope it includes the improved camera of current nexus in the next one

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:11 5

6. phonearenarocks (Posts: 261; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


The best camera of the whole Nexus series - 5X & 6P, might be used as a reference in making HTC One M11 then, win-win situation for both Google and HTC - build quality and camera up for grabs for both the giants.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:45 23

3. manojmcn (Posts: 399; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Google should step in and help HTC stay on by working with them for next Nexus phones.
HTC helped android establish in its early days & it's really bad to see them do down.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:09 2

4. Mrmark (Posts: 268; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Good point . I was hoping for a 6.3 Nexus but I am not Luke Skywalker!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:34

20. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


You mean you are not chewbaca right? to use such a big phone you would need Chewie Hand.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:11 8

5. HtPsycho (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


I will totally buy a htc nexus for sure..

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:14 1

7. .KRATOS. (Posts: 307; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Well yeah they do built good quality phones but what about the camera which is important by today's measures

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:38 1

21. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Since HTC one M7 yeah but before HTC camera where about the best on the market.

They used bad sensor on the M9 and ultra pixel where interesting but needed to have more mpix.

So if they make a 12 ultrapixel Camera its will rock the world ( pixel will be even bigger than on the current nexus serie )

Problem was 4 ultrapixel was too low to make sense its still taken not bad picture but croping and zoom was horrible.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 15:29 4

24. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Stop blaming the M9's sensor

Nokia use Toshiba's sensors and still can take top notch photos

It's HTC's crap software processing (like how Sony also has software processing issues)

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:19 2

8. eman99 (Posts: 360; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


Revival of htc

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:20 2

9. sip1995 (Posts: 1551; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Noooo. They will be overpriced, like any other HTC phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:23 3

10. carlemillward (unregistered)


They should just stick to LG.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:47 2

11. TheBiz (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


throw in a great camera,nice display,and sd820 into your One M9 and im buyin it

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:54 1

12. Ghost04 (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Google is going to sink by stepping into the sinking ship of HTC .

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 07:25

37. Kratos7 (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 May 2015)


"Google is going to sink"..???!! Are you listening to yourself?

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:09 1

13. det_bradlee (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jun 2015)


No Qi, No buy!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:17

14. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 248; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Since the Nexus 4, rumors about who will make the next Nexus become reality in the end. Still love the way bloggers add mystery to the topics with those question marks at the end of the title.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:24 1

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Nexus One was the coolest phone too me when it came out.

The thing I like most is that live wallpaper with the moving lines. I've install that on every Android phone I have owned so far.

It was solid, nice feeling and was just all around cool.
The good Ole days of phones

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:00 2

16. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Hope this isn't true. Not a big fan of HTC any longer and recently HTC hasn't done so well with their decisions.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:04 4

17. TheoryOfChaos (Posts: 9; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Come on.. We need a Sony Nexus!! WE WANT SONY NEXUS!! GIVE IT TO US!!!(sigh)
I think Google must coopertate with Sony to produce the next Nexus phone..
My opinion.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:26 2

18. fiji.siv (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


It makes sense when you consider how quickly HTC has released OS updates for the A9. Maybe releasing a Nexus phone isn't that much of a stretch for HTC, keeping development costs down for both HTC and Google. I see how HTC could make make that a nice pitch to Google.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 14:31 3

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Good For You Google, Helping Out HTC Like That.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 15:10 1

22. Joosty (Posts: 112; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Yesssss!!!!!!!!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 15:24 2

23. DRS1977 (Posts: 418; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I would like to see another Samsung and HTC Nexus. I think both companies should build a Nexus in 2016.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 15:50 2

25. .KRATOS. (Posts: 307; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Samsung for the next nexus

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 16:33 2

26. Totse2k15 (Posts: 448; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


HTC, lol. Should go with Sammy.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 04:11

34. rishav20193 (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


agreed !!
samsung should be given a channce

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 18:13 1

28. jeroome86 (Posts: 848; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


This could be good for HTC. Gotta bring it with the camera this time. Good stuff heading our way this year.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 18:36

29. ibend (Posts: 3508; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


Google trying to save dying HTC :D
all metal Nexus with stereo boomsound is good tough.. hope they didnt mess up with design and camera quality.. and maybe they'll bring back dual camera setup, since its became a thing now :-D

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 22:41

30. Iyaam (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Nov 2015)


If HTC tanks I hope Google buys them and makes use of what they do.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 04:11

33. rishav20193 (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


well....this is a chance for htc to have some market value.
if they make good nexus phones n live up to the standards..... :)

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 23:03 1

31. rishav20193 (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


just imagine, samsung making a nexus device wih the top of line specs & giving it a curved display......won't it do well in the market ?? :D

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 00:40 1

32. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Not if Verizon has a say about it!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 06:40

36. Mfa901 (Posts: 250; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


with touchwiz on it...

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 07:44 1

39. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Best of luck HTC

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 07:45 1

40. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Best of luck HTC

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 07:23 1

41. Eclectech (Posts: 201; Member since: 01 May 2013)


2016...the year I finally buy a Nexus :-)

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 11:08

42. Esteban4u (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


No, No, NO. Google should stop using 3rd party OEMs altogether. Even if it makes the 2016 Nexus devices cost a little more than 2015's devices, they should make the 2016 devices themselves ala Pixel C tablet. This is the only way Google doesn't have to compromise on design choices and the technologies used in their next Nexus devices. The build quality on the Pixel C is excellent and so should it be on all future Nexus devices. Remember that the Nexus program was started to show all other OEMs how it SHOULD be done. There is no tighter synergy of hardware and software than there is for the same company that makes the OS to also make the hardware. The iPhone is the best example of this. HTC's current situation was caused by themselves. They stopped listening to what their customers wanted and they continue to make bad decisions. They also didn't pay attention to what happened to Blackberry. If the company dies, it should serve as an example to all other OEMs that continue to operate, complacent and myopic to what remains of their fan base and ignorant of popular review blogs/websites like this fine website.

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