Nexus 6 Release Date with Killer Android 5.0 and Top 2014 Specs

New information regarding the upcoming Google Nexus handset have surfaced. What was called the Nexus 6 up until now, seems to be taking a different direction in terms of name and branding, as it will now apparently go by the name Google Nexus X. The only logic explanation behind this twist could be the fact that the device is being manufactured by Motorola, which has a tendency for.

“X” in its device names. It is only just that the upcoming device would represent both Google and the manufacturer behind it. The previous Nexus models were built by LG and were branded simply as the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 5, as LG handled the production of the last two installments. Motorola, however, will be taking over for the newest member of the Nexus family, and will re-brand the device to better fit the company’s profile. For the moment, the best candidate to be the upcoming Nexus’s base model would be the Motorola Moto X+1 which is also currently in the works. The internal specifications and exterior design likewise, seem to fit  the Nexus etiquette the most out of Motorola’s catalogue.

Changes brought by the new device will also touch the software area, as the new Android L will most likely be part of the device. It was believed for some time by many that the current Android 4.4.X build branded KitKat will be replaced by a new firmware registered as Android 4.5, but those rumors were dismissed in a way, although not officially, by a report coming from TKTechNews, which, based on some AnTuTu benchmarks screenshots, claimed that the new Nexus device will bear Android 5.0. In the same report, they’ve specified that it won’t be marketed as the Nexus 6, but rather by the Motorola-themed name, the Google Nexus X.

Soon to follow, should be the official name of this 5.0 version of Android, as Google traditionally marks every version with the name of a desert. The name taking over from KitKat seems to be Android Lemon Meringue Pie

Since Google isn’t releasing any official statements on the subject at this time, the only thing left to do is leave ourselves wowed by the impressive benchmarks the device managed to score in AnTuTu. According to these results, the new Nexus X or Nexus 6 will sport a quad core Snapdragon chip, clocked at 2.7 GHz and backup up by an impressive 3 GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, 32 GB will be featured, towards the user’s delight.

Moving on to camera, we see a 13 MP lens. Although we don’t know yet for sure if the handset will have 5.2 or 5.9 inches of screen real estate, it’s most likely that it will come with 2K resolution.

The price tag that will presumably be allocated to this impressive device will be around $500. The Nexus 6 or Nexus X will follow in the footsteps of the Nexus 5 and other predecessors, which establish the Nexus tradition of delivering high-end specifications within a high build quality chassis, running over the guidance of the latest version of Google’s pure stock Android operating system.

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