Google Nexus 5 to be made by Motorola?

Google Nexus 5 to be made by Motorola?It’s been over a year since Google acquired US mobile manufacturer Motorola, and now that the Moto X is here (well, in the US at least), we know for sure that it’s not – technically – a Nexus device.

Consensus was that the LG G2 (also now a reality) would evolve to become the Google Nexus 5, but now we’re told the latter will be a spanking new device from none other than Motorola. Zuh?

That’s the story according to Taylor Wimberly, with an incredibly brief post on everyone’s third-favourite social networking site, Google+.

TW croons: “Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).” And, er, that’s your lot. Over 150 comments in response, but no further word from T-Dawg.

If that name sounds familiar, that’s because Taylor was predicting all sorts of things about the Moto X prior to launch, and often with great accuracy.

Among other things, Taylor declared that we should expect the Moto X’s backplate to come in various materials, including wood.

As I said, no word on Motorola Nexus specs for now, but one thing we can safely say is: don’t expect a microSD slot.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 9, 2013 at 12:12

From what I have read this week 4.3 seems to be causing all sorts of problems on Nexus devices. So, that wisdom of choosing Nexus for earliest possible updates??? Can we say 'guinea pig'?


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