According to a report from Android Central, Google’s upcoming HTC-made handsets will no longer have the Nexus branding that Google has slapped on its yearly releases. Instead, it looks like Google will be leaning heavily on its own branding for the new devices.
Rumours have already suggested that Google’s HTC-made devices will come in much smaller 5- and 5.5-inch models and are currently codenamed “Marlin” and “Sailfish.” Now, these new reports suggest the Nexus brand altogether will no longer be used and instead the new devices will come with a “G” on the back.
What’s more interesting however is Google may also be moving away from offering a more stock, or “vanilla” version of its Android Nougat OS. What will actually be installed on the devices remains to be seen, but according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, it’ll likely come with more features on top of the stock Android experience we’re all used to.
Google has yet to announce when it’ll be announcing the new handsets, but if past announcements are anything to go by, it’ll likely be around the end of October.