It sounds like the days of the Nexus brand are very much numbered, with talk of Google Silver taking over the reins next year.
In the meantime, we’ll still see a Google Nexus 6, with manufacturing duties going to – you guessed it – LG. Again.
Back in 2012 we had the Google Nexus 4 based on the LG Optimus G, while last year saw the Google Nexus 5 based on the LG G2.
No prizes for guessing, then, that 2014’s Google Nexus 5 is tipped to borrow heavily from the LG G3, a handset that – incidentally – remains unannounced.
Rumoured LG G3 specs include a 5.5in QHD display (2560 x 1440), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage (with microSD), KitKat Android 4.4, and a fingerprint scanner – as found on the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5.
Google Nexus 6 specs won’t be identical, however, for several reasons. Firstly, it’s suggested that the LG G3’s 5.5in display might be too large. Last year, the LG G2’s display measured 5.2in diagonally, while the Google Nexus 5 settled for a smaller 4.95in panel. As such, it makes sense that the Google Nexus 6 might come in at 5.2in, or thereabouts.
The Google Nexus 6’s processor could also be a tad faster, courtesy of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. It’s not yet clear if the LG G3 will have the Snapdragon 801 inside. Indeed, one rumour suggested it might be the Snapdragon 800 – a further step down.
As for Google Nexus 6 storage, you can bet your bottom pound coin you won’t have a microSD slot, with 16GB and 32GB options likely.
Finally, the Google Nexus 6 will almost certainly land with a spanking new version of post-KitKat Android, though it’s not clear at this early stage if we’re talking Android 4.5 or a more significant leap to Android 5.0.
And heck, while we’re comparing the LG G3 and Google Nexus 6, the latter will inevitably be a fair bit cheaper, too.
Tradition suggests the Google Nexus 6 release will fall in October.
via: Android Geeks