Google Nexus 6 May Be Called Nexus X, Coming Mid-October: Report

Google Nexus 6 May Be Called Nexus X, Coming Mid-October: Report
A new report reveals that the much-anticipated successor to the Nexus 5 thought to be called the Nexus X (and not Nexus 6 as previously rumoured), will be unveiled by mid-October.

The report also claims that the next Nexus tablet, believed to be manufactured by HTC, will also be unveiled alongside the rumoured Google Nexus X.

Android Authority claims that the rumoured Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus X smartphone alongside "a new software initiative" (most probably hinting the final release of Android L) will debut either on October 15 or 16, citing 2 different sources familiar with Google's plans.

Further, the sources claimed the new Nexus hardware may be revealed in mid-October, however Android L will only be made officially available starting November 1.

The report was also uncertain whether the November 1 date will see Google starting shipping the new Nexus X and Nexus 9 devices running Android L, or rolling out the Android L update to the existing Nexus line-up.

(Also see: Google Nexus 4 Seen Running Android L; Update for 2012 Flagship Expected)

We remind readers the above mentioned release dates are a part of the leaks and rumours, and must be taken with a pinch of salt till confirmation by Google.

If the mid-October release date is true, the report would contradict earlier leaks. The much-leaked Motorola 'Shamu' handset, expected to hit the market as the Nexus X, has been rumoured to launch on October 31. Notably, some reports have indicated Google might launch two Nexus smartphones instead of one 5.9-inch Nexus X only.

Purported specifications of Google's Nexus X include a 5.2-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) display; a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor (APQ8084); Adreno 420 GPU; and 3GB of RAM. The primary rear camera has been rumoured to be 13-megapixel, while there will be a 2.1-megapixel front camera also onboard.

A recent report mounting more evidence that HTC is indeed the manufacturing the alleged Google Nexus 9 tablet claimed the Taiwanese maker's engineers were seen flying to the Google headquarters in Mountain View in recent months to work on the next Nexus tablet.


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