It’s largely accepted that the next Nexus smartphone is being built not by LG, but by Google’s former son Motorola, with codename Shamu.
Here we’re calling it the Google Nexus X, and seeing the specs listed by French retailer Fnac, however a closer look suggests we’re right to be cynical.
For what it’s worth, Google Nexus X specs in the listing include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 13.1MP rear camera, and “Android Lemon Meringue 5.0”.
That jives with previous Google Nexus 6/X spec rumours, and we were saying just yesterday that Lemon Meringue Pie appears to be the internal codename for Android 5.0.
However, the 32GB Google Nexus X is listed as having a 5.3in display, while the 64GB model supposedly comes in slightly smaller at 5.2in. Huh? Typo, or a load of old nonsense?
Giving credence to the latter notion, it’s pointed out too that the Google Nexus X is listed by a third party seller, not Fnac themselves. Furthermore, the listings have since disappeared. Oh well!
The moral of the story? Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, kids. Er, other than the previous sentence. It’s legit; promise.
Consensus is we'll meet the actual Google Nexus 6, and possibly an HTC-built Nexus tablet, around the end of October.