GOOGLE REPORTEDLY will announce its next generation Nexus smartphone next month, along with the mooted Nexus 9 tablet.
So says 9to5Google, which has learned that Google plans to announce the so-called Nexus 6 next month, ahead of a release in November. There's no word on how much the device will cost yet, but we can assume that it will be cheaper than most of its competitors.
The device reportedly will be a larger, modified version of the second-generation Moto X smartphone, boasting an upgraded 5.92in 2560x1440 QHD resolution display and a nippier quad-core 2.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. The Nexus 6 apparently will have a design similar to that of Motorola's flagship handset however, although it likely won't offer the same customisation options.
While the Moto X runs a vanilla version of Android 4.4. Kitkat, the Nexus 6 will be the first smartphone to run Android L, dressing it in Google's new Material Design user interface with encryption switched on by default, much like iOS 8.
According to 9to5Google's sources, the Nexus 6 also will feature 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera with 4K video capture, a 2MP front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage and a 3,200mAh battery. The phone also could arrive named the "Google Nexus X", according to the report.
It's likely that Google will unveil the long-rumoured Nexus 9 tablet with its next smartphone. This, according to rumours, will be an 8.9in tablet built by HTC, complete with a Tegra K1 processor, Android L and a QHD display.
Earlier rumours also suggested that Google will launch a sub-$100 smartphone alongside its next flagship device. µ
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