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Google to release sub-$100 Moto G rival alongside flagship Nexus 6

As well as an 8.9in HTC-built tablet
Tue Apr 22 2014, 14:44

Motorola's Moto G features a quad-core Qualcomm processor and Android 4.3 Jelly BeanGOOGLE REPORTEDLY is planning to release a sub-$100 Nexus smartphone this year, alongside the so-called Google Nexus 6 and an 8.9in Nexus tablet.

That's according to a report from Asia, which claims that Google is working with Taiwanese chipmaker Mediatek to build an entry-level Nexus handset, which it hopes will challenge Motorola's budget Moto G smartphone, which we take a look at in the below video.

According to the report, the affordable device apparently will use Mediatek's low-cost processors, meaning that the device might feature a quad-core processor despite its low-end price. Beyond that, however, no further details have been revealed about the budget smartphone.

Although the report is unconfirmed, it's thought this budget Nexus device will launch alongside Google's top-end successor to the Nexus 5, which is expected to launch as the Nexus 6.

Despite its name suggesting otherwise, rumours claim that the Google Nexus 6 will feature a 5.5in 2,560x1,440 HD display, a 64-bit Mediatek chip, the next iteration of Google's Android mobile operating system and, much like the Samsung Galaxy S5, IP67 certification. Like its predecessor, the Nexus 6 is also expected to be build by LG, and likely will feature a similar price.

There are also rumours circulating about Google's next generation tablet, although given that they have come via Digitimes we'd advise taking them with a hefty pinch of salt. The report claims that HTC will build the tablet, which will feature an 8.9in 2K resolution display and the next version of Android, and reportedly will be unveiled at Google I/O next month. µ 

 

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