The Nexus 6 might not officially be unveiled before June this year according to Google executive Sundar Pichai, who spoke at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now the latest rumor suggests that the new smartphone will be made in partnership with LG.
Google tapping LG for its Nexus device is nothing new. The latter has created the Nexus 4 in 2012 and the Nexus 5 last year. The South Korean device manufacturer has also rolled out the tablet Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3 that clearly derives DNA from the Nexus lineup.
Gizmodo Germany first scooped the news and reported that the Nexus 6 would be a lightweight iteration of the manufacturer’s upcoming G3 smartphone. Again this is nothing new since the Nexus 4 and 5 came as a toned down versions of the Optimus G and the Optimus G2.
Earlier rumors hinted that the LG G3 will have a Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16MP main camera, and a 64-bit chip under the hood. Most likely LG will tweak some design elements and alter some specs.
There’re speculations that the Google Nexus 6 will sport a five-inch screen that can either have 2K or full high-definition resolution, the Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera. It’s expected to come out of the box with the latest version of the Android, perhaps Android 4.5.
There’re also rumors that the Nexus 6 might come in September, which is consistent with the late releases done for the previous two versions of the Nexus smartphones.
Making the headlines alongside the Nexus 6 rumors is Google’s purported smartwatch. The latest information reveals that the search engine giant is also collaborating with LG to produce its wearable technology.
Can we expect a Google Nexus Smartwatch? Why not, the branding is there and marketing won’t be a big problem. And yes it sounds than the name that has been floating around, Google Gem.
The buzz about the imminent release of Google’s smartwatch is getting louder and louder, but consumers must talk all these rumors with a grain of salt.
Now with the craving for Nexus 6 information satisfied, Android fans can now dig for the latest news about the alleged Nexus 8 that will take the position of the popular tablet Nexus 7. The latest rumors about this new tablet came around before the end of February, and the leaked information allegedly came out of the walls of the Dublin offices of Google. Then, there’s the wait for a new version of the Android mobile platform.
While we can all expect the Nexus 6 to hit the market before the end of the year, the Google smartwatch might come to fruition in a few months or maybe not. Who can tell when a company has been so secretive about its plans?
There have also been rumors that the Nexus line might be killed by Google and give way for a family of devices loyal to the Google Play Edition branding.