Google Nexus 6: What We Know So Far and Insights on Its Release Date

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Details about the release of Nexus 5?s successor, the Nexus 6, are scarce so far. Google?s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai told journalists at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in February that a smartphone developed by their company would not be launched in the first two quarters of this year, although he did not particularly refer to a new Nexus phone. If we are to deduce from previous trends, Nexus 4 was launched on October 2012 and Nexus 5 was unveiled on the same month of the following year, it is safe to put our bets in its release on October of this year.

At present, it is still not certain if Google will partner with LG again for the manufacture of the sequel to Nexus 5. If LG did get the deal it is very likely that their latest flagship phone, the LG G3, will be the base model that the next Nexus will get inspiration from. The Nexus 5 and LG G2 are very much alike when it comes to processor speed, design factor, and display resolution so it is quite safe to assume that Google will follow that trend.

According to a concept video released by technology site My Gadgetic, the Nexus 6 may be equipped with a 1080p 5.7 inch display. But some experts think that this is way too big as opposed to the previous 4.9 inch display of the Nexus 5, even larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?s 5.5 inch super Amoled screen. On the other hand, if LG is to manufacture the device they may build it in a way that can be described as a ?lighter? model of their latest LG G3. As such, it is expected that the upcoming Nexus 6 will sport a 64-bit Snapdragon chipset processor and a 5.2 inch full HD LCD display.

What most Android watchers can be sure of is that the new Nexus smartphone model will run on Android?s newest version. Whether the latest OS will be named Android 4.5 or 5.0, it is still unknown. But if we go by the recent 4.2.2 update, it can be predicted that Google may bring improvements to the camera app along with significant hardware updates to the camera itself.? Google Nexus 5?s 8-megapixel camera is good, but it is no match to the ones found on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, or the HTC One M8 so there is certainly a wide room for Google to improve on camera-wise.

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