Google has set a date for this year’s Nexus event, which will likely host the launch of two Nexus smartphones from Android partners Huawei and LG. The event will be held in San Francisco on September 29, according to CNET.
This is another September event to add to the calendar, fitting in a few weeks after the Oppo Find 7 and iPhone 6S and 6S Plus events. The Nexus showing will no doubt also encompass the launch for Android Marshmallow 6.0, the new operating system update.
Google is preparing two smartphones this year, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6. The Nexus 5 will be built by LG, Google’s long-time Nexus program partner, while the Nexus 6 will be built by Huawei, a Chinese company still trying to break into Western markets.
LG previously built the Nexus 4 and 5, two excellent Android devices. The latest smartphone, a reboot of the Nexus 5 for 2015, should feature a fingerprint sensor and a higher resolution display alongside beefier internals. Images of it have been leaked a few times (top image) showing a similar polycarbonate body and a new camera design.
Huawei has been growing at a considerable rate in China, and currently is second in market share behind Xiaomi. The problem for the firm has been transitioning from that success to the U.S. and Europe. The Nexus 6 partnership should offer a boost in confidence for the company itself and its customers, especially if Huawei manages to solve the problems encountered with last year’s Nexus 6, built by Motorola.
Most of the features in Android Marshmallow are ready to be shipped to Android smartphones. Google has run an extensive beta program for developers and enthusiasts, to wean out the bugs from the platform. That should mean a more secure and less buggy operating system once it is released.
Google has not commented on the report.
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