HTC is probably making two Nexus devices for Google, codenamed M1 and S1


We already new HTC was the likely winner in Google’s annual build-a-Nexus contest, but two reports today suggest the company is actually building two devices.

First up, Evan Blass – better known as the consistently accurate @evleaks – suggests HTC is making two devices internall dubbed M1 and S1.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

That said, it’s possible those titles could stick: the naming scheme fits given HTC built the original Nexus One, and there are only so many ways you can name phones after their screen sizes before the idea gets stale.

Android Police corroborates this report, saying the devices are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish, following Google’s trend of naming Nexus devices after critters with gills before they go public.

A previous report by The Information suggested Google wants to take tighter control over the Nexus program, bringing the devices more in line with its Pixel devices. Unlike Nexus phones, Google designs Pixel devices without the aid of a third party. The new approach would see Google exercising tighter control over its Nexus designs, even foregoing partner branding.

Google's Pixel C Tablet is an amazing piece of hardware, and we'd love to see Nexus devices head in this direction.