Reports have previously indicated that the Nexus 6 is being made by Motorola, so when a device codenamed “Shamu” appeared a lot of people jumped to the conclusion that it might be the Nexus 6. Sadly reports are now indicating that it is not the Nexus 6, instead its apparently a Motorola branded device, and is going to be one of the first phones to be released under Google’s Android Silver programme.
Well Android Silver has been touted by many as the successor to the Nexus programme, so it’s not exactly a big loss if the phone does turn out to be part of the programme — especially with the specs that have been leaked. The device will reportedly come with a 5.9-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, “a ridiculous amount of RAM”, a 13MP rear camera, a 1.2MP rear camera, as well as the stock version of Android L. That’s right, this shouldn’t have any custom skins mucking up your Android experience.
Neither Google or Motorola have commented on Shamu, or its status as either the Nexus 6 or an Android Silver handset, but presumably we’ll be hearing more in the coming months.
By Tom Pritchard | August 19th, 2014