Everyone has been using the term ‘Nexus 6’ to refer to what is assume to be Google’s upcoming phone, which makes some sense considering the previous model was the Nexus 5. But it seems as though Google won’t be using that name themselves, instead opting to go for ‘Nexus X’. Presumably this is to avoid another copyright battle with the Philip K Dick estate, since Nexus 6 is also the brand of android that features heavily in Blade Runner.
These rumours also suggest that the phone will be released towards the end of October without any sort of formal announcement ceremony. Why that might be the case is unknown.
So we know when the Nexus X will be released, but what’s going to be inside it? Well the current batch of rumours suggest that the phone will have a 2K resolution display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13MP camera and will, of course, run on Android L. No word on the screen size, but previous rumours have suggested that it’ll either be 5.2- or 5.9-inches.
Considering we haven’t heard all that much about the future of the Nexus brand, it’s nice to know that we shouldn’t have too long to wait before the phone is released. But, as always, remember that these are rumours and shouldn’t be taken as the absolute truth. [BGR]
By Tom Pritchard | August 27th, 2014