Could the Nexus 6 be a phablet made by Motorola?

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Despite Google selling Motorola to Lenova earlier this year, reports say that Motorola is still responsible for manufacturing the Nexus 6 for the tech giant, a 5.9-inch phablet aptly codenamed Shamu.

Android Police, the original publisher of this rumour, also claims that the Nexus 6 will come with a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale some time in November. Those of you paying attention will realise that this is not long after the rumoured release date of the much anticipated iPhone 6.

We already know that the next Nexus tablet would be an 8.9-inch model made by HTC, currently known as Volantis, but we have heard surprisingly little about the line’s future. This silence led some to believe that Google was silently killing off the Nexus brand in exchange for its upcoming Android Silver programme. This claim was refuted by Google’s engineering chief David Burke at the I/O last month, but the conference was suspiciously missing any announcements.

Fortunately, these rumours give some home that there might be at least one more Nexus phone in the pipeline. [Android Police via TechRadar]

By Tom Pritchard | July 28th, 2014