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The release of the next flagship phones from Google Nexus in 2016 has been one of the most anticipated events this year. These are also known as the Pixel and the Pixel XL models that Google is expected to unveil in October 2016. Despite the fact that these devices won’t be named Nexus phones, here are some points that might still hold true for this upcoming release.

It Will Not Have Any Bloatware in It

If you are a lover of Android devices, it is common for you to love this next phone to be released by Google in October. In fact, the said Pixel devices won’t have any bloatware, which will work just as Google intended it to be. The main advantage of this feature is that you can get Android updates faster than most costly Android devices. The fact that there are no bloatware inside, you will have quick access to the latest security fixes and patches.

Say Hello to the Pixel Launcher

Part of the update that Google has prepared for its new Nexus product is the Pixel Launcher. According to sources, this will be a great addition to its Android Nougat firmware inclusive of this new release.



This is a new type of launcher debuting inside the Nexus 2016 phones. This will come with the Android 7 Nougat. In fact, many websites have already showing some signs of these updates to be so realistic.

Specifications About the Upcoming Nexus 2016

It is clear that HTC Company will have its turn to make this year’s Google Nexus or Pixel mobile devices. Although this has not been confirmed yet, there are allegedly a lot of compelling evidences that leakers are getting much better by each update.

The current codename of the Pixel phones from HTC will be the Sailfish and the Marlin. These two devices are more likely to be the counterpart of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P respectively.

Some sources say that these smartphones are not considered flagship devices. Rather, the specifications and hardware version released only mean that these devices are going to be solid performers. In fact, it will have a 5.2-inch screen size and 1080p display.

It will also have a CPU from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. It will also have a Face Lock that could be an added security inside these devices under the Android 7.0 Nougat. Moreover, the new device will likely have an impressive 4GB of RAM and a choice of 32/64GB of storage.

More Power to be Expected from the Pixel and Pixel XL

According to sources, both devices will be expected to have a flagship-level power that the Nexus is capable of. For instance, Pixel XL will have a massive 5.5-inch screen with 1,440p Super AMOLED display technology and a USB Type-C rear-facing fingerprint reader. Moreover, it will have a 12MP of rear camera capabilities and the front facing camera will come at 8MP. The battery will also likely to be at 3,450mAh battery life.

The Pixel, however, will have slightly lower specs than the Pixel XL. Aside from the same camera specs, the XL will have a Quad-core 2GHz 64-bit processor and 4GB of RAM. Nevertheless, it only has 2,770mAh of battery capacity, not quite fitting for a Nexus 2016 device.

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