All eyes are on Google with its upcoming Nexus 2016 phones, which are reportedly being made by Taiwan’s HTC.
According to reports, Google wants users of the two phones to feel a very small difference, mainly brought in by size. The design language and specs on board will be the same and the phones will also come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. In short, those who get to buy themselves a new Google Nexus 2016 handset will enjoy a stock Nougat experience as well as features, including a feature that will possibly remain exclusive to the Nexus 2016 lineup. Despite its exclusivity, it could possibly be a feature that will not be appreciated by everyone.
Google has been crystal clear that all devices that come preinstalled with the latest Android Nougat OS will include support for seamless updates. With this feature, it will be possible for these devices to update to newer software in a much hassle-free manner than before. In short, new software updates will be ready to go instantly, as opposed to other cases where users must first restart the phone in order for the changes to be applied. This process usually includes an annoying app optimizations’ process that could take up to 10 minutes once the device is restarted. During this process, you cannot use the phone in whatsoever manner.
If this has been some kind of problem for you, there is a way out. But to offer this solution, Google had to sacrifice some of the device’s inbuilt storage. Apparently, any software updates will be downloaded and installed on a separate partition created from the default storage and whenever the phone is restarted at any other time, the updates will take effect immediately without wasting your time with optimizations and such stuff.
However, the person behind the discovery seems to be unhappy with the inclusion of the feature on upcoming Google Nexus 2016 phones, claiming that it is a “waste of storage space.” Probably this is one of the reasons Google will be unveiling devices with a base storage option of 32GB as opposed to last year where the Nexus 5X came in with 16GB as the base model. It is also thought that the Marlin could up the game and include a 128GB variant, but don’t expect anything more than 64GB for the Sailfish, just in case the search engine giant decides to add a second storage variant.
Whether Google will unveil Nexus 2016 phones with this feature enabled by default or not is still unknown. But still, it will be interesting to see how much storage remains when this feature is in use.