Friday, September 2, 2016

Google to Drop Nexus in Favor of Pixel for Self-Brand Handsets

Google to Drop Nexus in Favor of Pixel for Self-Brand Handsets
Google to Drop Nexus in Favor of Pixel for Self-Brand Handsets

Google’s self-branded Nexus devices have been the go-to brand for purists that want the unadulterated Android experience for their handsets, or in other words, how the search engine giant deems it to be. That has been the case over the years of the brand name’s presence, and it’s easily the most recognized for what it’s supposed to be. Now, it seems Google is about to drop the Nexus moniker and switch to Pixel for its handsets.

According to recent reports and rumors, the two upcoming devices from Google codenamed Marlin and Sailfish will be plastered with the name “Pixel” instead of the recognized “Nexus” brand. That will be the case for the 5-inch smartphone, and it’s going to be “Pixel XL” for the 5.5-inch variant.

Speculations such as the “Pixel” name doesn’t necessarily fall out of validity. As a matter of fact, Google launched a surprised Android tablet last year named the Pixel C, so the new names aren’t exactly wild guesses.

Anyway, Google will plan on releasing its upcoming devices some time in September or October, so it’s only a couple of weeks until we finally see what the search engine giant is planning. Do you prefer the new name? Or do you still like the Nexus brand?

Source: Android Police

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