Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is prepping the Nexus 6 smartphone, which will be launched in the second half of 2014. It’s the only confirmed tidbits about the upcoming smartphone of the Nexus lineup.

After the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there’ve been rumors for months about the phone’s tech specs and characteristics, especially the manufacturer. According to recent developments, Google has chosen neither Lenovo nor LG, but HTC Corporation for the Nexus 6 development.

If it happens, things will be back to the roots. The Taiwanese manufacturer formed the first ever Android smartphone in 2008, dubbed as HTC Dream (also known as T-Mobile G1 in the U.S.), and the Nexus One in 2010. Afterwards, Google and Samsung tied knot to produce the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. The change came again in 2012, when the Nexus 4 was announced by LG, followed by the Nexus 5 in 2013.

Last month, the rumor mill churned out that the Nexus 6 was supposed to be a lighter version of the LG G3, but things doesn’t seem inline as Google has chosen HTC for the Nexus 6, according to reports.

Now, it seems obvious that the successor of Nexus 5 will be derived from the HTC One (M8), which is already available in the market and heading to Google Play soon. Rumors says, Google Nexus 6 will sport a bigger display, probably around 5.5 inches, along with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB / 32 GB of internal memory.

Maybe Google likes the HTC One (M8) design language and characteristics, especially the metal shell. The Nexus 6 will run Android 4.5 or Licorice Lollipop and arrive sometime in October 2014 to compete directly with the Apple iPhone 6.bIt’s a fascinating conception, but take it with a grain of salt. We’ll peeling for more information on any Nexus 6 news.


  1. I have a Nexus 5 (32 GB) and really love it! It is just the right size and weight, and has an awesome HD screen and a powerful processor. I hope the Nexus 6 will not be any bigger (like have a 5.5″ screen) as this would be a show stopper for me.
    My wishlist for the Nexus 6:
    – better battery (that lasts longer)
    – better camera (at least 13 or 16 Megapixels)
    – no bigger that the Nexus 5 (which is my personal size limit)
    – LTE (of course!)
    – 802.11ac Wifi (same as Nexus 5)
    – a higher resolution screen (like quad HD)
    – a faster processor (at least a snapdragon 805)
    – and that feature on the Galaxy S5 where you can combine LTE and WiFi to speed up file download!

    • A 5.2″ screen with an overall size as the LG G2 will be very acceptable by many as a Nexus 6. If indeed HTC is the chosen one…they will have to keep those bezels very slim, NO LOGO BAR and slim down the BoomSound speakers. I will be beyond pleased if HTC is given the green light as N6 OEM.

  2. Nooooooo. I’ve had 4 HTC crap out on me. I swore I would never buy HTC again. Not sure what to do. Love my Nexus 5. May be keeping it a long time.

    • I had 2 HTC i love it there are really strong and reliable phones, (well my experience) by the way i had a Samsung galaxy s4 and was the most crappy phone ever. never again with Samsung

  3. I figured Google would keep with the trend and keep partnering with manufacturers two years in a row and then move onto the next manufacturer.
    HTC: G1 (October 2008), Nexus (January 2010)
    Samsung: Nexus S (December 2010), Galaxy Nexus (November 2011)
    LG: Nexus 4 (November 2012), Nexus 5 (October 2013)and now Nexus 6(in rumors and will release earlier this year )

  4. finally i found some proof to how i was thinking. The Nexus One was introduced by Google as the next step in Android evolution. And will be again with the new HTC NEXUS ONE. I……..CAN’T…….WAAAAAIIIT!!!!

  5. This smells like BS, what’s the source ?
    Insiders say the bottem of my left foot has red and green stripes on it, but it does not make it so.

    Why base it on an already existing handset with still not a great camera ( fits with the nexus line ) ? 16/32gb options ? It’s more than likely 32/64 and the 801 is hardly a jump from the 800 of the N5 to warrant upgrading.

    Android 4.5 liquorice lollipop ? Haha there goes the rest of the credibility of this article there was not much anyway


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