According to a new tweet by well-known-leaker Evan Blass, it looks like Google’s 2016 Nexus smartphones will be available through carriers when they launch later this year. If you recall, the 2014 Nexus 6 followed this same guideline as it was available in a number of carriers including Verizon, however last year’s 2015 Nexus 6P and 5X were available exclusively unlocked. So now, it looks like Google’s making a U-turn in the method of reselling their upcoming smartphones for 2016.
Verizon is going to carry the two “Nexus” handsets (note the quotation marks).
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 5, 2016
Blass made it a priority to emphasize the word ‘Nexus’ in his tweet, possibly hinting at the fact that the two devices Google has in store for the latter half of 2016 won’t be called that. However this seems unlikely, anything can happen between now and the time these things launch.
Verizon seems to be the only carrier identified in the tweet (seen above), however you can expect the 2016 Nexus devices to be carried at other locations such as AT&T. I won’t go as far as to say T-Mobile or Sprite will carry them, but you never know.
Other rumors floating around this subject include the fact that a new ‘Nexus Launcher‘ may be loaded on the 2016 Nexus phones alongside a handful of tweaks and a swiping gesture to easily access your notifications. There’s also whispers of there being a Snapdragon 820 present inside both of these devices alongside more RAM than the 6P or 5X and added storage space. We’ll stay on top of this matter and report back when we have more details to share.
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Source: Twitter (Evan Blass)