Nexus 6 / Nexus X / Moto S Release Date: Google, Motorola Are Both Quiet on ‘Shamu’

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Motorola and Google are still keeping mum on the upcoming Nexus phone. 

Both tech companies are reportedly working together to build the Nexus 6, the 2014 replacement for the Nexus 5 flagship Google Nexus smartphone. 

Rumors have it that the Nexus 6, which is being developed under the code name “Shamu,” could be called the Nexus X or Moto S due to copyright reasons. 

The Nexus X will supposedly by carried by Sprint and Verizon in the United States, and could retail at Best Buy starting at $499.99. 

The Nexus X (model number XT1100) has either a 5.3-inch or 6.3-inch 2K display resolution, a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with an Adreno 420 GPU, and has a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2.1 mega-pixel front camera.

Unlike notable flagship phones like the Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s S5 and Note 4, the Nexus X won’t come with a fingerprint scanner.

Being a Google phone, the Nexus X will most likely run on the Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0 OS, the successor to the Android 4.4 KitKat. 

As for the launch date, Google could be holding a secret Halloween 2014 unveiling. This means that the Nexus X could be available for sale as soon as October or November. 

Neither Google nor Motorola has come out to deny or confirm the rumors. 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.