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Google could launch two Nexus smartphones this year

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Google could launch two Nexus smartphones this year
There has been a lot of info flying around about the Nexus X and the Moto S, which by all accounts are almost the same device with slightly different software and maybe different cameras. Last week, we learned that there were two Moto S devices in testing, and it turns out that could also mean that Google will release two Nexus smartphones this year.

As we learned, there is a 5.9-inch Moto S and a 5.2-inch model in testing and which one we see released will depend on the public reaction to the Moto X+1. According to a source close to the supply chain, Google may be cleaning up the unused devices. The main Nexus X is already set to be 5.9-inches, as we've stated before. But, word has it that if Motorola releases the 5.9-inch Moto S, Google may repurpose the 5.2-inch Moto S units as a second Nexus device. 

This would explain why we have been seeing leaks here and there for a 5.2-inch Nexus, but far more leaks regarding a 5.9-inch Nexus X. So, come Halloween, we may suddenly see two Nexus smartphones and the new Nexus 8.9 tablet released into the Google Play Store. No doubt, we'll get more info as we get closer to that time, but this is definitely something to keep an eye on. 

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posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:23 3

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2944; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I think you may be right.
One 32bit an one 64bit.

Imo.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:49 15

3. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Nexus Smartphone 5.2"
Nexus Phablet 5.9"
Nexus Tablet 8.9"

Wow Q4 is going to awesome...

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:04

7. jove39 (Posts: 1327; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


most likely.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:07

16. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 911; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I hope it retains the front facing speakers from the Moto leaks. And i also hope they don't cut corners to make it.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 15:07

20. nathan.carter (Posts: 365; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


AGREED

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:04 4

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I really hope these Nexus' BOTH come out for Verizon Wireless. Man do we need a Nexus device.

I might buy the 5.9 inch Nexus X over a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition. I really just might if Verizon were to drop it.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:14 8

8. roldefol (Posts: 3173; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Don't be ridiculous. Verizon can't abide a phone it doesn't own the updates on (unless it's an iPhone.) We should have all learned from the GNex that Verizon and Nexus are mutually incompatible.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:33 2

9. mrmessma (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Just another reason I'm happily leaving Verizon next week. Tmobile at my house (in Indiana, mind you, not NYC or Chicago) is 33Mbps down 10+ up. If I travel, there are such mind blowing apps as offline maps. I have more than enough movies, music, and shows offline to supply my habit.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:36 1

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am sorry but a phone will never make me leave Verizon. No phone is worth the crappy T-Mobile service.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 13:57 2

15. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


have fun going offline, I'll be online in an underground cave.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:41 1

11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I kindly disagree.

They did it once. I had the Galaxy Nexus when it came out for Verizon & the updates were typically about 2 to 3 weeks behind Google's. To me that's not bad at all.

OEM's take months to half a year or more to update to the current OS.

It REALLY wasn't that bad at all.

The incompatibility is a myth. If the Apple & the iPhone can do it, Google & the Nexus can also.

Money RULES all decisions.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 19:24 2

24. theguyinbox (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


What're you smoking? Jelly bean was on nexus devices in November and didn't make it to the Verizon gnex until March, a full 4 months later.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 02:46

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Isn't the Verizon Galaxy Nexus still waiting on 4.3? I'm pretty sure Verizon commented on the update back in December and said it was coming, but there's still no sign of it. It's been more than a year since the release of 4.3. That's ridiculous.

Our only hope is Android Silver. The Nexus will never come to Verizon again, but Android Silver is specifically made for faster updates on carriers with little to no bloat. 2015 can't come fast enough.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:57

28. tokuzumi (Posts: 345; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still waiting for the 4.3 update. The 4.2.2 update came at least 6 months after the GSM version came out. "2 to 3 weeks behind" is nowhere near an accurate statement. You are either looking through rose colored glasses, or you never owned a Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 06:21

29. mrmessma (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


As one that owned a G'nex. This is 100% accurate.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 23:03

26. milesboy5 (Posts: 168; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Any and all WP receive updates via Microsoft directly..at least my 928 did

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:42 5

2. register (unregistered)


I want 5-5.2 inch nexus.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 12:44 1

12. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


with decent battery and 1080p

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 13:25 2

14. tyger11 (Posts: 84; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What you want is called the 'Nexus 5'. :)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 15:57 2

21. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


decent battery ??

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:54 4

4. Orion78 (Posts: 29; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


I'm all for this if true. Make all customers happy. Of course I'm going for the 5.9. :)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:57 3

5. LoveHater (Posts: 161; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


"" But, word has it that if Motorola releases the 5.9-inch Moto S, Google may repurpose the 5.2-inch Moto S units as a second Nexus device."

LOL ,, things don't go according to anyone which is with Google.... Google is MAMA and GRANDPA of all

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 13:06 2

13. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I don't know, my guts tell me it's the other way around (5.2 Nexus is the one in development), but Michael seems so sure of his source.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:23

17. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


The more, the better. More choice.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:32

18. chuongster (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 May 2012)


OMG i can't wait for this.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:51 1

19. Taters (Posts: 3592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I hope so, 5.9 is just too big. Although we are not out of the woods yet if this is a rushed leftover scraps device, the 5.9 inch could be a flagship and this one mid range.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 16:30 1

22. Ninja2loco (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


Come to Verizon...please!!!! Also allow us to put a SD Card in the phone...then I would totally get this phone...

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 18:23

23. Bedz81 (Posts: 59; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


I want the Moto S @ 5.9 if it has SD slot, expecially if they keep within the same size at the LG G Pro 2 (159mm) LG missed the boat not releasing that in EU and US not Motorola will come in and take over.

I lay in wait....

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 21:45

25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3694; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


A 5.9" device is easily big enough for two SD slots so you can run your external storage as a RAID 0 or 1 array :)

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 10:39

30. nathan.carter (Posts: 365; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


sounds like youre dealing with a desktop. never heard of that being done with a smartphone

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