The History of Nexus Codenames: Google Loves Fish

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The History of Nexus Codenames: Google Loves Fish

Google really likes fish.

I mean, it really, really likes them.

The Mountain View company has a longstanding history, going back to the Galaxy Nexus, of naming devices in the Nexus line after sea dwelling creatures. Why? Who knows, but it has given tech writers a good inkling into what the company is working on if a fishy codename gets leaked.

Unsurprisingly, codenames are often unconfirmed and thus there can be conflicting reports as to what a device’s codename really is. For the sake of this list, we sided with whichever name had an affinity for water, given Google’s normal pattern.

And so, without further ado, here is the history of Nexus codenames.