Rebranding, Android Lemon Meringue Pie and Killer Specs On The Nexus 6

Recent reports suggest that what we’ve become fond of calling the Nexus 6 will not be anymore. Instead, it seems like Google will be taking a different direction in terms of branding for their next Nexus installment. The change is most likely related to the device being manufactured by Motorola, as the new name circulating for the handset is the Google Nexus X. Motorola is known to use “X” often when branding their devices.

Motorola will step in to build the new Nexus device for Google, after the search engine giant collaborated with LG for the previous two models which were simply branded the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5. Many believe that another upcoming device, also from Motorola, namely the Motorola Moto X+1 will stand as the base model for he new Nexus. The X+1 currently fits the Nexus profile best.

The Google Android operating system version will also feature an upgrade, as it is, in fact a Nexus device. Traditionally, Nexus devices are the first ones to receive new software updates, on top of coming with a fresh version, and marking the release of the newest Android installment upon their debut. Although it was initially believed that the new Android version will feature an Android 4.5 build, it is most likely now that it will go even further, crossing to the Android 5.0 mark. The sweet name allocated for this  version, or at least the one highly rumored, is Android LMP, which stand for Lemon Meringue Pie. Initially rumored as Android L, the build seems to fulfill an older Google plan. If you remember, the current Android version, which was in the end branded as Android KitKat, was initially branded, or at least heavily rumored as Android Key Lime Pie (KLP). The fact that the new Android will be 5,0 and not 4.5 is also backed up by a spotting in AnTuTu benchmark testings.  The same testings revealed an impressive configuration in terms of hardware for the new Nexus.

The device follows the Nexus tradition of combining high-end specs will the latest software, and delivers, according to the AnTuTu spotting, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, clocked at 2.7 GHz, as well as 3 full GB of RAM. In terms of internal memory, the device features 32 GB for the user’s personal files and applications. The camera included is also more than decent, with 13 MP onboard. The screen size for the device is still uncertain, as a 5.9 unch size is rumored, but it is not known whether this is the size of the display, or the entire front panel. If the latter turns out to be true, then we still get around 5.2 inches of screen, which is still a lot. Regardless of the size, the display will feature 2k technology.

The estimated price tag reaches $500 for this superb upcoming device.


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