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Google Nexus 2016 Release Date Confirmed For October [RUMORS], New Leaked Price Starts $450; LG V20 To Get Android 7.0 Nougat First?


Several new signs have been surfacing online confirming that the highly-anticipated Google Nexus 2016 release date will happen in October, however the sticker price is not likely to be economical as previous reports suggested. The HTC Nexus Sailfish will be available for a price starting at $449, while the larger Marlin variant will be up for grabs for $599.

The recently-leaked pricing flies in the face of the previously reported $350 and $500 starting prices for the Sailfish and Marlin respectively; however the aforementioned price leak comes from an HTC insider who also gave a nod to reports hinting Nexus rollout in October, NexusBlog reported.

The high-end specifications including of Snapdragon 820 chip and 4 GB of RAM for Sailfish and Marlin upholds the seemingly high price tag. Moreover, reports claim that both the devices will boast identical specs and features except for the screen size. The Nexus Sailfish is rumored to sport a 5-inch screen, while the Marlin - which is a phablet device - will come with a 5.5-inch display.

The two smartphones are likely to come out of the box with glass and metal as the main build materials.

Aside from hinting the October availability, the reports did not divulge further details. That being said, the timing was backed by the alleged Google confirmation noting that among the new devices slated to come out is the LG V20 that will get Android 7.0 Nougat first.

LG V20 First To Run Nougat?

LG is gearing up to introduce the the V20 on September 6 and the company will reportedly ensure that the flagship hits the store shelves before the month end.

Citing the fact that LG missed out on the coveted Nexus 2016 project, Google is making up for the mishap by allowing the company to be the first to showcase Android Nougat, and this has already been confirmed by Google, according to reports on Android Authority.

As existing Nexus models are already running on Nougat, an array of awe-inspiring features of the new OS have already been discovered, but one that outshines rest of them is the seamless update. This feature enables users to download security patches and firmware updates and apply them in the background without having to restart their devices.

The Nougat-exclusive feature is without-question a step up to amenity; however some reports claim that this will lead to waste of storage space.

Apparently, for the Nexus devices, the aforesaid feature will require a couple of separate partitions and one will only be used to run Nougat's background update activities, BGR reported citing developer LlabTooFer as source.

Although this may seem to be "a waste of storage," Google is likely to take care of this as rumors are running rampant that on release date the Nexus 2016 model will be up for grabs in 32 GB and 128 GB variants.

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