There are rumors that Nexus 5 is going to be confined to the annals of history and Google is getting ready to launch its next generation smartphone- The Nexus 6. As the rumors about Nexus 6 become shriller, it is imperative that we take a look at what Nexus 6 has to offer us.
Google follows Apple and releases a yearly smartphone. The Nexus smartphone has matured from a smartphone for developers into a smartphone which is aimed at the average customer. Nexus smartphones have been serving its purpose well. They are meant to show the manufacturers what Android smartphones are capable to do. This leads to high end specifications and couple this with cheap price tags and no wonder Nexus smartphones are the most sought after smartphones of all times.
There were rumors that LG Nexus 6 device will be ready for launch in summer. However it seems that it has been discarded in favor of the Android Silver program. The LG Nexus 6 may have been shelved but rumors about the Nexus 6 did not stop. In all probability the next iteration of the Nexus smartphone family is scheduled to be launched in the holiday season.
It was in July that the rumors about the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 rumors started to fly thick and there was enough to attempt a comparison between Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. Here are the 10 important facts which must be borne in mind of any Nexus 5 user who is planning for an upgrade into Nexus 6.
Nexus 5 is Still Going Strong
There are no doubts in anyone’s mind that Nexus 5 is one of the best smartphones of its class. The Nexus 5 has remained a much sought smartphone thanks to its amazing hardware, regularly updated software (Being a member of the house of Google has its own benefits and perks) which now is the very latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a price tag which makes it the cheapest unlocked smartphone out there. It may not be as cheap as Moto G but Nexus 5 is much better in almost every department.
Google Nexus 5 remains one of the most sought items in the Google Play Store and there is every chance that it could be on sale for a number of weeks if not months. Nexus 5 is also available outside the Google Play Store with prominent retail outlets.
Nexus 6 means the days of Nexus 5 are limited
If Google is planning to launch Nexus 6 means it will be killing off Nexus 5 ahead of its launch. Past history also points out to this pattern. Nexus 4 was pulled out of the Google Play Store before the launch of Nexus 6. So there is every possibility that Google will stop production of Nexus 5 before it launches Nexus 6.
However there is a sizeable section of experts who feel that Google will keep the Nexus 5 as a budget option even if Google has historically offered only one Nexus smartphone for sale on Google Play Store. Still a Nexus 6 in the near future should give all the more reasons to give the Nexus 5 a hard look before thinking about an upgrade. The Nexus 6 is inevitably going to replace the Nexus 5 but it does not mean that Nexus 5 will just vanish. There retailers like Amazon and eBay who will keep pushing the device even if it is shelved by Google. EBay is still selling the Nexus 4 which was the Nexus smartphone version in 2012. It is still selling and with pretty attractive price tags also.
Most Nexus Smartphone is designed to last more than a year and the Nexus 5 is not even a year old. So we can expect the price of Nexus 5 to tumble with the arrival of the Nexus 6.
Nexus 6 Release Eminent
According to Android Police which is a pretty reliable source for Android smartphones agree that Google is feverishly working on a new smartphone and it has been named as ‘Shamu’. Nothing remarkable since in the past Google has named its Nexus range after marine creatures- Nexus 5 was Hammerhead and Nexus 4 is mako after the mako shark.
What is ‘Shamu’? For those who are unaware, it is the name of a popular killer whale which died in the 70’s. However plans can change and most of this is hypothesis.
Nexus 6 Release Date: Coming But Not So Soon
The release date of Nexus 6 fits in somewhere in the fourth quarter. Google is also in the process to launch Android L alongside Nexus 8 and there is a high probability of Nexus 6 being launched together. In the past Google has launched Nexus smartphones in October and the device hits t6he shelves in November. So there is plenty of time and plenty of leaks which will add to the information about Nexus 6.
Nexus 6 almost certainly won’t be made by LG
The makers of Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 will not be manufacturing the Nexus 6. The burden is rumored to fall on Motorola which will finally have its day in the sun. Samsung, LG, HTC all have made Nexus devices for Google and it is time that Google looks inwards to its own resources to make its Nexus range.
Nexus 6 to Have a Big Screen, Size Matters After All
The Motorola Nexus 6 will boast a gigantic screen of 5.9 inches. There is not much about the resolution of the screen but it will surely be a high-end, high-resolution display that is perfect for gaming and watch movies. It will be much bigger than the Nexus 5, 5 inch FHD display and it will bring the Nexus 6 in league with the Galaxy Mega and Galaxy Note.
Nexus 6 Design
There is a good probability of the design of the Nexus 6 being different from its predecessor. Of course there will be no removable back or a microSD card slot, a hallmark of other smartphones , Samsung in particular. There are also rumors that the next iteration of Nexus smartphone will have a fingerprint sensor, which will add to the security of the device. Motorola has already incorporated the finger print sensor into one of its devices, the Motorola Atrix 4G way back in 2011 and therefore will not have much problem in integrating the technology into its Nexus 6.
Same Android Software
Android L is heading to the Nexus 5 and there is a good chance that it will be the software that powers the Nexus 6. It’s not a hidden fact that Google Nexus phones are always among the first smartphones which receives major android updates.
Although all these are based on some of the reliable sources which were proven right in the past, we will have to wait and watch whether this turns out to be the exact match Nexus 6 features.