Nexus 6 / Nexus X / Moto S Release Date: Google-Motorola ‘Shamu’ Spotted in India?

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 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Is there a Nexus 6 “Shamu” prototype in India? 

Towards the end of August, a pair of Motorola XT1112 “Shamu Phones (Protoype)” was spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks import and export information for India. 

The “Shamu” handsets traveled from the United States to India, and each phone costs 34,982 Rupees (about $578).

The phones are supposedly “for demo purpose,” according to the shipping manifest.

The Nexus 6 is also known as the Nexus X and Moto S. 

There is a possibility that Motorola and Google cannot use the name “Nexus 6” for their phone because they run the risk of violating trademarks owned by the family of Philip K. Dick, writer of Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner).

In the novel, Dick names his android “Nexus 6.”

It is speculated to have 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, and doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner.

The Nexus 6 will run Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0, Google’s latest Android OS build. 

Verizon and Sprint should be carrying the phone in the United States, and it could be sold at Best Buy for $499.99.

The Nexus 6 could be unveiled at a secret Google launch event on or around the Halloween period in 2014.

This means that the Nexus 6 will be out by either late October or November.

 

 

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.