Here’s more information on the “other” Motorola device coming out soon, called by some rumors by the code name “Shamu”. This device is also apparently a candidate for Google’s prestigious Nexus program – the next device on line as the Nexus 6.
We're back trying to figure out Google's next move when it comes to its Nexus device line. While the jury is still out on who will be bequeathed the privilege of making what people are calling the Nexus 6, one of the top contenders is Motorola, and this latest benchmarks of a certain "Shamu" device, believed to be the Nexus 6, is trying to tell us that the former Google-owned company might have something to show indeed.
The Android world is waiting with bated breath on who will be making the next Nexus device later this year, whether it be a tablet, smartphone, or even a phablet. That honor might be bestowed finally on Motorola, Google's former subsidiary, but the wheels might only start turning once Motorola is fully under Lenovo's purview.
Chromium is often a source for leaked info on new Google hardware, and we often find mentions of Nexus devices therein. This time we get an actual expression for the Nexus 6, without a codename or other mysterious moniker. There is also mention of the Nexus 8, so it seems as though we’re getting two new handhelds from Google.
Here we go again. Though Android chief Sundar Pichai confirmed what we all thought — that we’d not see a new Nexus before the fall — new rumors are surfacing about who’s going to make the next Nexus smartphone. Could it be Samsung again? Is HTC getting a chance at redemption? According to the report, we’ll get another LG handset -- along with a Nexus smartwatch.