Recently, there have been a lot of speculations concerning the future of Google’s Nexus project. Some of them have been saying that after the LG’s Nexus plans were denied in favor of Android silver program, there is no likelihood that Google will continue the Nexus plan. But, just right now, a new report revealed information about the tandem created by Google and Motorola are supposedly working on a device that could be the new Nexus 6.
Motorola Shamu may be the largest Nexus phone released so far.
Last month rumors said that HTC is to contribute to the Nexus program with its 9-inch tablet called “Volantis”. But the freshest leak suggest that HTC isn’t the only manufacturer to create the new Nexus. It seems that Google is joining its forces with Motorola in order to launch another Nexus handset for this year. And, frankly speaking, if Google wants to compete with the next member of the Apple’s iPhone family, Motorola seems to be a perfect hardware partner.
The Motorola Shamu is reportedly said to house a massive 5.9-inch display with fingerprints scanner. The size of the Shamu’s display makes the handset the largest Nexus phone launched so far. Sadly, we don’t know nothing more about the Shamu’s specs, even the screen resolution is unspecified. But, few details concerning the smartphone release have been revealed. The Shamu’s debut is reportedly scheduled for November, and the handset’s is allegedly said to be targeted at most popular U.S. carriers and carriers in other (as for now unknown) countries, which probably would include markets at which the Nexus devices are currently available. But to make it clear, at this point of works everything can actually happen, so we shouldn’t take this information for granted.
Although we have no visual evidence like for instance leaked photos or concept pics concerning Shamu, the tipster is quite sure about Motorola and Google working on the device. The most important evidence backing up the story is an entry in Google’s bug tracker system referring to a device nicknamed Shamu.
Furthermore, the source of the leak, which has been lately identified by Android Police as Spirent Communications, a company testing devices for errors, mentions HTC’s Volantis and Motorola’s Shamu in reference to Android L unveiling. Another information that supports the rumor is the fact that Shamu is allegedly said to be equipped with the Google’s kernel built, something that is common for all Nexus devices.
If all this doesn’t convince you, it is worth noticing that Shamu appears to continue the Google’s tradition of giving the Nexus devices names associated with sea creatures like “hammerhead” in the case of the Nexus 5, and “maguro” in the case of the Galaxy Nexus.
Unfortunately, as for now, we can only speculate about Motorola’s Shamu, since all we have are simply rumors and leaks. And until official announcement they shouldn’t be taken for facts. Even if Motorola is really working on the alleged Nexus 6, their plans may change within a second. It may turn out that the device we will get won’t get Nexus label, or it may be never released just as well. Time will verify whether Shamu will be an ancestor of the last year’s Nexus 5 by LG.
source: Android Police