Google's Nexus 5 will soon be a year-old smartphone, and like any other aged handset - there is an age of retirement. There's no doubt that the Nexus 5 went on to achieve a cult status in the global handset market; the phone (even now) still commands a healthy sales.
Given the popularity of Nexus range of devices, it is likely that Google would like to launch a new sizzling handset to encash on the popularity of the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 4 handsets.
In between there have been rumors that Google may discontinue its Nexus program, in favor of the upcoming Android Silver. With Motorola apparently producing the Nexus 6 hardware, suspense remains over the arrival of a new handset in November.
While LG seemed to be no more making the Nexus 6, it appears that Google and Motorola may have collaborated in making the next-gen Nexus handset possible, Android Police reported on Sunday.
According to a report by Android Police, Motorola could be making a new Nexus phone. The supposed handset, which has been referred to as Shamu, is said to come with a 5.9-inch screen with a fingerprint sensor. Also, the handset could be launched in November later this year.
The Shamu will reportedly feature a fingerprint sensor, but where it will be placed is still unknown. Unfortunately, apart from its screen size and the fingerprint sensor, nothing much can be said about the phone.
In the meanwhile, we've jotted down top 5 rumors associated with the upcoming Nexus phone. Is Motorola planning to take on Apple's upcoming 5.5-inch phablet device? Only time will tell.
It is being reported that South Korea's second largest handset maker LG might not manufacture the next-gen Nexus handset. The South Korean was the working force behind the last two phones under Nexus program. According to Motoring Crunch, LG's global communications director, Ken Hong, revealed that LG has not been offered to play a role to manufacture the upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone.
According to Android Geeks the Nexus 6 will follow the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by adding a fingerprint sensor. The report also suggests that it will move to a 5.2-inch QHD display, instead of a regular FHD display.
Motorola is reportedly preparing to launch a large 6-inch phablet device. While the key specs have been closely guarded; however, the device is tipped for the Q3 launch. Back in 2013, it was reported that Motorola might launch a 6.3-inch phablet, dubbed as XPlay. Now, once again, it is being reported that Google and Motorola may have jointed decided to launch a 5.9-inch phablet, which could be launched as Nexus 6.
There have been rumors that Google has again chosen LG to build the forthcoming Nexus 6, which is believed to be based on LG's G3 flagship device. If a latest report is believed, Google has chosen HTC to build a high-end Nexus handset that will be released later this year. Though, no further details have been apparently leaked online.
Google Nexus 6 is expected to arrive sporting a 4GB RAM size that will be bigger than its predecessor. The device may feature a 64-bit processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of on-board memory. However, we advise you to take this rumor as a pinch of salt.