No More Nexus 6? Google Has New Plans For The Device

The smartphone rumors have been pouring  in the last month regarding the next installment in Google’s Nexus line of devices. As we approach the announcement of the device, which has been referred to as the Nexus 6 for a long time now, it seems that there is no more Nexus 6 for fans to wait for. The last two versions of the Nexus device were both built by LG, and branded simply as the LG Nexus 4 and LG Nexus 5. Meanwhile, Google decided to go with Motorola for the next model, and it seems the two companies have agreed on giving the device a name that will do both of them justice. Therefore, the device has apparently been re-branded as the Google Nexus X, due to Motorola’s affinity for names that contain “X”, hence its Moto X phones.

The name change speculations started when images surfaced through TKTechNews , showing the device. In these images, you could see a store listing of the Nexus X, placed in the Motorola Nexus’s spot. The reference internal name for the device seems to be XT1100.

Speculations regarding the operating system implemented on the upcoming Nexus have also been numerous. Many believed in the start that Google will turn the Nexus 6 or Nexus X into the first device bearing Android L. Those debating the topic have claimed that the Android build behind Android L will be Android 4.5, which is indeed a stept up from the 4.4.x build of the current Android KitKat. Nevertheless, it seems those inclining towards this options were pretty much wrong, as the more likely outcome for this situation at the moment seems to be an even high build number for the upcoming OS, namely Android 5.0. The name will be different as well, apparently, and Google will no longer release the operating system update under the name Android L. Instead, rumors have it that the sweet name appointed for this OS version will be Lemon Meringue Pie. Several leaks indicate this, as “LMP” appears in numerous official documents and such, related to the operating system.

In support of recent Nexus 6 (or Nexus 6 ) sightings is the device listing in the AnTuTu benchmark test. The device has been spotted within AnTuTu, and it apparently has some pretty impressive specifications.

These include a display capable of 2K resolution, and a 13 MP camera. Deeper within the phone, we find the quad core processor, clocked at 2.7 GHz and branded Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, and also 32 GB of internal memory, which should be more than sufficient for your files and applications. Speaking of memory, we can’t forget to mention the included 3 GB of RAM, which also give the device a great performance boost. The Nexus X will possibly make its debut into the market as a direct competitor for flagship devices being released by rival manufacturers Apple and Samsung, namely their iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 handsets. This depends on whether or not Google and Motorola are able to get the device ready in time for a September release.

    

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