If you thought the Nexus saga was confusing enough already, well, it’s about to get a whole lot more confusinger.
Just as we were getting used to the idea of not seeing a Google Nexus 6 this year, like, at all, there’s a new contender in the form of Motorola’s 5.9in Shamu.
The story so far: LG, which pumped out the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, has denied it’s working on a Google Nexus 6, saying it would’ve likely been approached by now if it was happening.
Furthermore, there were suggestions that the whole Nexus thing was dead, largely on account of Android Silver, which is tipped to touch down early next year.
But wait! More recently, head of Android engineering, Dave Burke, told us you can’t have the software without the hardware to debut it on, though we weren’t sure if he was indirectly referring to the much-rumoured Google Nexus 9 from HTC.
Indeed, Dave did say “device” singular, but Android Police has a confidence level of 6.5/10 (seriously, they like their rumour ratings) when they say Motorola is working on a possible Nexus device codenamed Shamu with a 5.9in display and fingerprint scanner.
If the last couple of years are anything to go by, we’ll find out more about the next version of Android and its corresponding Nexus device(s) in October.