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  1. Ry's Avatar
    07-27-2014 01:51 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Link to Jerry's coverage: Motorola Shamu rumored to be the Nexus 6 | Android Central
    Ry and Johnly like this.
    07-27-2014 05:45 PM
  3. smooth3006's Avatar
    Same rumor as last year with the n5. I dont see moto making one. I assume it will be lg again.
    ConTejas likes this.
    07-27-2014 05:45 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Still exciting either way!
    07-27-2014 06:06 PM
  5. Orion78's Avatar
    Same rumor as last year with the n5. I dont see moto making one. I assume it will be lg again.
    I think this is more concrete than last year.
    07-27-2014 07:20 PM
  6. macroguy07's Avatar
    Just don't want a 5.9" phone as my daily driver.
    07-28-2014 12:38 AM
  7. neonworm's Avatar
    I would love to see a Nexus phone with that big of a screen.
    07-28-2014 12:58 AM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yeah, I read something on Android Police that specifically said "Nexus Phablet" - which leads me to believe this would be the middle sized Nexus device this year. With a smaller Nexus 6 and then the Nexus 8-9. I think it sounds awesome to have some options like this, should these rumors be true.
    07-28-2014 04:32 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If this is true, I hope they continue to sell or refresh the Nexus 5. Having the only Nexus phone be a phablet is not the best move, in my opinion.
    Scott7217 likes this.
    07-28-2014 04:36 PM
  10. Wildo6882's Avatar
    If this is true, I hope they continue to sell or refresh the Nexus 5. Having the only Nexus phone be a phablet is not the best move, in my opinion.
    Like I said above (and this is just my speculation, so take it for what it's worth) - I think they're doing three devices. A Nexus 5-ish phone, a Nexus Phablet (Shamu), and a Nexus 8-9. Everything appears to be in line with the Nexus 7 being done, so the Phablet could fill that void, as well as be a reference device for the other Phablets out there.
    B. Diddy and Scott7217 like this.
    07-28-2014 05:26 PM
  11. Kaido's Avatar
    If Shamu = Nexus 6

    5.9 inch QHD Display
    Snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM
    13 MP (Rear) and 2 MP (Front)
    Front Facing Speakers
    16GB & 32GB
    3000-3300 mAh Battery

    If Shamu is just another Moto device:

    5.9 inch 1080p Display
    Snapdragon 801 with 2GB RAM
    13 MP (Rear) and 2 MP (Front)
    Front Facing Speakers
    16GB & 32GB
    3000-3300 mAh Battery
    Nchaka and Scratchyjam like this.
    07-28-2014 05:34 PM
  12. Scratchyjam's Avatar
    I'm expecting this phablet to be a beast:

    5.9 inch QHD display
    TEGRA K1 with 3 GB RAM
    13 MP OIS Camera
    32 GB & 64 GB
    3600 mAh battery
    Highly doubt it. That's pretty much identical specs to the Volantis.

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    07-28-2014 06:29 PM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    I'm expecting this phablet to be a beast:

    5.9 inch QHD display
    TEGRA K1 with 3 GB RAM
    13 MP OIS Camera
    32 GB & 64 GB
    3600 mAh battery
    If so it will unfortunately be expensive. What will they put in the traditionally affordable Nexus 5 successor then...for example, will they go with QHD, not really worthwhile in anything other than a big display...and its the phablet that will have the big display, so why bother with it on anything much smaller? Hmmm...it's all very interesting...and I can't help feeling Google may have something up their sleeve we haven't thought of, that will surprise us.

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    07-28-2014 06:31 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Thread cleaned. Please try to keep things on topic.
    07-28-2014 07:56 PM
  15. Jaylw09's Avatar
    Just don't want a 5.9" phone as my daily driver.
    Man it hurt my heart when I saw that might be picking up the G3 if this is true......im sitting on my upgrade now

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    07-28-2014 08:39 PM
  16. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    If moto is making the next Nexus phone I can only hope it will be available for VZW.
    07-28-2014 09:10 PM
  17. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Just don't want a 5.9" phone as my daily driver.
    Yeah, I'm hoping that's not true. 5.5" with very thin bezels is about my limit.
    Rick Bell likes this.
    07-28-2014 11:20 PM
  18. Paskell's Avatar
    That big of a screen is too much unless its same foot print or slightly bigger. 5"-5.5" is my max

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    07-28-2014 11:28 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    If moto is making the next Nexus phone I can only hope it will be available for VZW.
    Good luck.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    07-29-2014 08:59 AM
  20. LeoRex's Avatar
    If moto is making the next Nexus phone I can only hope it will be available for VZW.
    That has nothing to do with who makes it... it is up to Verizon to allow unbloated, unlocked devices on their network. Google won't even allow them to slap their VZW/LTE logos all over the thing. But I think we might see that soon though... .VZW allowed the Nexus 7 on their network.... and I hear rumors that they will be allowing the next Nexus phone as well.
    07-29-2014 09:24 AM
  21. LeoRex's Avatar
    Like I said above (and this is just my speculation, so take it for what it's worth) - I think they're doing three devices. A Nexus 5-ish phone, a Nexus Phablet (Shamu), and a Nexus 8-9. Everything appears to be in line with the Nexus 7 being done, so the Phablet could fill that void, as well as be a reference device for the other Phablets out there.
    That's EXACTLY what they are doing. This fall, we might see a double whammy of a 6' phablet and a 8.9' tablet. Why no Nexus 5 replacement? Well, it doesn't make sense right now. Why? ok...

    The small tablet market is shrinking a little bit.... the market is shifting those 6' ish 'phablets' that people seem so quick to deride. Problem is that they are popular... very popular, especially in Asian markets. So for a device that many here seem to dump on, people are sure buying a lot of them and phablet sales have taken a sizable chunk out of the small tablet market. If these specs are on point, that device will drop right into the thick of a very hot portion of the market, 'replacing' the Nexus 7. And then the larger tablet (possible from HTC) will fill the larger tablet void without traveling up into the 10'+ tablet no-man's land... a segment that everyone may concede to those Surface/Chromebook devices.

    So where does that leave the Nexus 5? Well, right where it is, for now. Why replace it? Because upgrade? First, performance gains have plateau'd a little bit recently. New phones are only incrementally more powerful than those released about a year ago. The Nexus 5 still holds its own up against phones like the M8, S5 and even the G3. Why push out a slightly up-rated phone now when you can let the current Nexus 5 soak a little longer and replace it in 2015 with something that is more than just a refresh? Just because we might not get a 'smaller' Nexus phone this fall doesn't mean we WON'T get a Nexus 5 replacement. The Nexus 7/10 line is in far greater need for replacement and a 6' phablet 9' tablet combo fills that void if you ask me.

    After all, people kind of dumped on Samsung for upgrading just for the sake of upgrading (*cough* S4 *cough*).
    Wildo6882 and sparksy01 like this.
    07-29-2014 09:48 AM
  22. Robbie317's Avatar
    I bet they could squeeze a 5.9 inch screen into a similarly sized device as the Note 3 with a thinner bezel.... I love my Nexus 5... Why not just upgrade the current Nexus 5 with a bigger battery and a few other mild upgrades and keep it out there.... With a 5.9 inch phone I'd dump my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 and just use that... I had been looking at the Oneplus One until they kept running their games.. Thought about the G3 or the Note 4 when it launches later in the year.. I just don't care for the overlay software... I was rooted on my EVO and GS3 but I just love the Nexus line so I don't have to be rooted and can be stock Android.... So a Nexus 6 with a 5.9 screen would be awesome.... I had been hoping they'd at least go 5.5 on the next Nexus device....

    and if Moto is making it battery life should be pretty stellar.... (Hopefully) based on their history with battery life... Just depend completely on final specs but so far from the sound of it I am in...
    07-29-2014 10:46 AM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    Why not just upgrade the current Nexus 5 with a bigger battery and a few other mild upgrades and keep it out there....
    Might not be cost effective. Any significant change would require a fair amount of fiddling to the production line, changes in the supply chain, etc, new chassis components, etc. Unless the new part fits in the EXACT same place as the previous one, there will be a domino effect in terms of R&D effort. And keep in mind that Google doesn't build these, LG does, so that adds another level of complexity if things need modification.
    07-29-2014 11:03 AM
  24. Orion78's Avatar
    I'm expecting this phablet to be a beast:

    5.9 inch QHD display
    Snapdragon 805 with 3 GB RAM
    13 MP OIS Camera
    32 GB & 64 GB
    3200-3600 mAh battery
    I think 1080p would be more like it.
    07-29-2014 11:08 AM
  25. Robbie317's Avatar
    Might not be cost effective. Any significant change would require a fair amount of fiddling to the production line, changes in the supply chain, etc, new chassis components, etc. Unless the new part fits in the EXACT same place as the previous one, there will be a domino effect in terms of R&D effort. And keep in mind that Google doesn't build these, LG does, so that adds another level of complexity if things need modification.
    should be relatively easy to upgrade to a bigger battery.... It's somewhat easy to do on your own to upgrade to a slightly bigger battery (If your not nervous with snapping the back off and removing a few screws to get the replacement in place) if they went with a considerably bigger battery you're right you'd need to upgrade the chassis a little to accommodate the larger battery... and YES LG would have to be involved since they do the MFG process...

    If rumors and quotes are to be believed LG is not aware of who is doing the next Nexus phone so at this point in the game you'd think they would have been told they would like to refresh the current model and upgrade some components to release it as a 2014 Nexus 5. (like the 2013 Nexus 7)

    Maybe they just leave the Nexus 5 alone and on the market along side a Nexus 6 and a new tablet.... It's not like the Nexus 5 in it's current form is an old worn out device... It's still way closer to the top of the eco system than it is to the bottom.... again reading the news the true next generation 64 bit snapdragon chips are going to be ready until 2015.... I think next year we will see a much larger leap in technology vs 2014 vs 2013....
    LeoRex likes this.
    07-29-2014 12:38 PM
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