Nexus 6 / Nexus X / Moto S Release Date: HTC-Google Nexus 6 Photos Leaked?

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 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Whoever is working with Google on the upcoming Nexus smartphone has become a lot less clear.

Over the course of the year, LG, HTC, and Motorola have been linked with the Nexus 6 phone, which is slated to be Google’s replacement for the Nexus 5.

In the past two months, however, most rumors suggest that Google and Motorola are collaborating on the new phone.

The new Nexus 6 was supposedly being developed under the working name “Shamu,” and has since been coined the Moto S and Nexus X as well.

The Nexus X moniker came about because the name “Nexus 6” is owned in a copyright by the family of Philip K. Dick who wrote the book Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? (more popularly known to film goers as Blade Runner), according to Phone Arena.

Specs and details of the Nexus 6 also started to surface in recent months.

The Nexus 6 has the model number XT1100, with “XT” being the prefix of Motorola phones, and 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.

Apparently it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, and will run on the latest Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0 OS.

However, tech tipster TK Tech News has very recently got his hands on some photos of the Nexus 6, and he thinks that it may be made by HTC instead, judging by the camera being in “HTC Style and the front speakers scream boom sound.”

Of course it could simply be Motorola experimenting with a new design, but everything could be up in the air again.

Nexus fans won’t have to wait long to see the phone, however, as Google could be holding a secret Halloween 2014 unveiling.

This means that the Nexus X could be in stores by October or November.

There is no official confirmation yet from Google, HTC, or Motorola, so information about should be taken with a grain of salt.

 

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.