Wall Street Journal: Nexus 6 to release this month

Google logoThere are tons of rumors swirling around about the release date of the next Nexus phone, but one of the few reliable sources out there, The Wall Street Journal, says that the device is due out "this month."

The Journal doesn't seem to take much stock in the name "Nexus 6," as it only refers to the device by its codename, "Shamu." The device is expected to be a Motorola-built 5.9-inch phablet that shares a lot with the 2014 Moto X. We've even seen pictures of something matching that description and running a never-before-seen build of Android L.

In the less-reliable category: there have been a few murmurs that say October 15 is the magical day—one day before Apple's iPad/Yosemite launch. Of course, this time last year, various rumors pegged the Nexus 5 launch for nearly every day on the calendar. Last year, we saw articles claiming Nexus day was October 14, October 15, October 18, October 21, October 24, October 28, October 30, October 31, November 1, and November 14. Eventually it ended up being October 31—Halloween.

Google Nexus 6

Every year, speculation about when the new Nexus device will be out runs rampant, and figuring out what to believe is tough because Google doesn't have much of a reliable release pattern. The Galaxy Nexus launched in 2011 with a big press event in Hong Kong. It was originally scheduled for October 11, but it was delayed until October 19 following the death of Steve Jobs. In 2012, the Nexus 4 launch was initially planned with an event in New York, but that was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Last year, there was a very small event on the west coast, but mostly the Nexus 5 was just quietly released to the Play Store.

We haven't heard anything about a press event, so for right now we're not believing anything other than "October." We'll keep our eyes peeled.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, Google, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)