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Rumor: HTC to Build Two Nexus Smartphones in 2016

News by Luke Jones on Monday January 18, 2016.

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It still feels as though the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P are barely out of the gates, but already thoughts are being cast to the next manufacturers of Google's smartphone series. Currently leading the way according to rumors is Taiwanese giant HTC, with the company apparently geared to make two Nexus smartphones in 2016.

If true, it would suggest that both LG and Huawei are stepping aside and that HTC will take the reins in terms of the next Nexus flagship and mid-ranger. The link was made by an anonymous Weibo tipster, so of course it is tenuous at best.

However, we already know that HTC has form with Google and the Nexus brand having made the excellent Nexus 9 tablet together. That slate sold nothing, but it showed that HTC's hardware and design nous could work well with Google?s stock Android and reference device aspirations for the Nexus line. We can also argue that now is the best possible time for HTC to really get into bed with Google as the company's recent smartphone output has struggled to find an audience.

The company is reeling at the moment and there is an increasing feeling that 2016 is a pivotal year in the future of HTC, making a Nexus collaboration a possible good move in an attempt to re-ignite the brand.

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