Google Reportedly Plans to Launch New Nexus Phablet Made by Motorola This Month
It is now a common knowledge that Google Inc is selling its Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for about $2.91 billion. Apparently, while the giant technology firm awaits the completion of that deal, it still tries to make use of Motorola’s expertise, especially in device manufacturing.
According to well-placed sources, Google is set to launch a new Nexus phablet made by Motorola sometime this month. That next-generation handset reportedly is code-named Shamu. According to reports and product leakages, it would measure 5.9 inches, dwarfing Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 (5.7 inches).
New Nexus from Motorola
A few months ago, there were reports that this new Nexus smartphone would stand 5.2 inches tall. But last September, a reliable blogger claimed that Google decided make the new handset taller. Thus, it is now expected to stand 5.92 inches tall.
Shamu is expected to feature a 2,560 X 1,440 display with 498 pixes per inch and a 3,200 mAh battery. The device is also reportedly sporting a Snapdragon 805 processor and a RAM with the size of 3GB. It will even come with a 13-megapixel rear camera plus a 2-megapixel front shooter, according to sources.
There is no definite schedule for the launch of the new smartphones yet, but there are reports that it would be soon. In fact, some sources claim that Google is planning an event on October 15 to unveil this new Nexus, along with several other new products from the company, including its latest mobile operating system, initially referred to as Android L.
Android L and another Nexus
On the other hand, Android L would be the latest OS that is expected to be automatically integrated into the new Nexus phone. As of the moment, there are still guessing games as to what name the company would give it. Its preceding Android versions were all named after famous desserts.
Meanwhile, another Nexus device is reportedly in the offing. According to sources, HTC is developing a new Nexus tablet, which may stand 8.9 inches tall. It is reportedly code-named Volantis.