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Google might replace Nexus with Pixel

Google Nexus 6P Android smartphone to get a Pixel handset as successor
Google Nexus 6P
After some rumors that mentioned Google's intentions to discontinue the Nexus lineup in the past, now we hear that the search giant's next-gen handsets will launch as Pixel and Pixel XL.

Although Google's Nexus brand is well-known and the Nexus smartphones are quite popular, it looks like the search giant has been planning to drop it for a while. However, they are not simply going to kill the Nexus moniker, replacing it with Pixel instead. Even more, the HTC Marlin and Sailfish handsets we saw mentioned in multiple rumors earlier this year are expected to be the first non-Nexus Google smartphones.

According to Android Police's exclusive report, two of their sources made them believe that the next two Google smartphones will hit the market as Pixel and Pixel XL. There is no information on the pricing, but some of the features have been mentioned already when information on the HTC Sailfish and HTC Merlin surfaced. If that information turns out to be true, Pixel would be a 5-inch device, while the Pixel XL would have a 5.5-inch display.

For now, nothing is official, so all the above should be taken with a grain of salt. We will get back to the "Nexus or Pixel" story as soon as we discover anything new, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09- 2 (Update: 2016-09- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.