Is there a Motorola Nexus 5 coming next quarter?
0. phoneArena 08 Aug 2013, 20:15 posted on
The success of Motorola and Google to create the highly publicized Motorola Moto X might have convinced Google that its wholly owned subsidiary is up to the task of producing the next Nexus handset; Taylor Wimberly, who has been close to Motorola, posted on his Google+ page on Thursday the news that the Motorola Nexus 5 will be launched in the fourth quarter. Wimberly makes it clear that this is not the Motorola Moto X...
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25. dorianb (Posts: 599; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Not really. Moto X is still the standard carrier heavy subsidised phone. Nexus are non-subsidised & unlocked. Also Moto X is GSM/CDMA. After that Verizon fail I don't think we'll ever see another CDMA Nexus.
65. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
A consumer device and a developer device. Simple as that.
69. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Except that the Nexus 7 is a consumer device.
73. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Being available to consumers doesn't mean the Nexus 7 isn't designed to further develop the Android platform. Availbility to consumers just provides the potential to put it in the most developer hands, all the while turning a profit at the same time.
Also, Motorola isn't making a current Android tablet for their to be a comparisonbetween the virtues of the two. Whereas in the smartphone market, we hypothetically have 2 phones by the same two companies, one of which owns the other, possibly filling the same market segment.
6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3879; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I know this is not going to happen but i'm happily visualizing the Nexus 'X' with the hardware specifications of G2 and 5 inch screen.
It's good to dream sometimes i guess, lol.
But i do like the sound of 'Nexus X'.
66. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
If there's a Nexus X, I'm completely abandoning my plans of upgrading my phone in mid/late 2014 and jumping on board.
I can see the branding now: neXus
8. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
With the Moto X being released on all carriers along with heavy marketing dollars the chances of Motorola undercutting its own product by releasing a Nexus right behind it are next to nil. If Motorola was going to produce the Nexus 5 it would have been the Moto X. Unless Google released the Play Edition of the S4 and One to buy some more time for the nexus, but it certainly wont be a Motorola if released next quarter.
14. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)
why do you think that? the current nexus phones only work on ATT and T-mobile if they do that again with higher specs, the X would have served it's purpose as a stepping stone to get the word out about what motorola can do and make a little bank also. Sprint and US Cellular will still have the X and Verizon the Droid Ultra, MAXX, and mini.
16. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)
but then again some people might still want to order the X for the ability to custom design it. and as they are mostly made to order they aren't really wasting resources.
39. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Problem is, you can say this about most any OEM.
Samsung will be releasing the Note 3 soon, Motorola just had the X, LG with the G2, Sony with the Xperia Z Ultra, and HTC is launching something soon, I think.
Someone has to break and do a Nexus. Unless a challenger approaches? (Asus?)
82. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
The Nexus line offers mainstream features and design to attract the largest audience, just like the goal of the Moto X. The Note 3 is a niche market (I'm part of), and phones like the S4, One and G2 are going for the people who want the latest and greatest and willing to spend extra for it. Asus would be an excellent candidate, obviously because of their success with the tablet but also because of the rumors of them wanting to enter the phone arena (no pun intended). You may be on to something there
84. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
ZTE and Huawei are also sleeper candidates for the Nexus. I'd say that Asus has become a hell of a lot less likely in the last few hours, as supposedly they've been tapped for the Nexus 10. I can't see the entire line being held by Asus (unless the Nexus 10 rumor is false, which is definitely possible).
11. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
I'm having big issues with my nexus 4. this phone is garbage. the galaxy nexus was garbage. screw google. screw android. screw the nexus line.
i cannot wait for the new iphones. i'll be buying one on launch day.
38. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I know of exactly no problems with iPhones. Not ever.
No phone is perfect; get used to it.
12. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
This is what I have been waiting for since Jan 1, 2013 to update my Nexus 4! BRING IT!!
15. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)
NO MORE LG =) (loud applause and merrymaking)
49. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
I think Motorola can deliver the snapdragon 800 with a great battery of theirs and a solid built quality. I think the only thing a Moto Nexus will miss from LG is their display.
67. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Who says Moto can't use an LG display though?
70. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
With the exception of the Atrix HD, Motorola has been using AMOLED screens for the last 2 years. That means Samsung.
74. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
True... but as a Nexus device, Google could appoint whomever they wish to provide the display.
77. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The nexus phones have pretty much stuck with the manufacturer's supply chain. Even the nexus one used the same screen as HTC's extant flagships (Desire and Incredible).
79. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Dang it... way to burst a guy's bubble.
85. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
LG did a really nice job on the Nexus 4 display.
It's calibrated like crap, but a little modding fixes that. The colors pop and the contrast is unbelievable. You'd think I bought a new phone.
20. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Funny how this news contradicts the babbling garbage Android hating Michael put out earlier today of Google going the low spec route.
And I could care less about the lame email warnings you spit out. I would rather speak the truth for everyone to hear then be silenced by your cheezy warnings. Besides everytime I get one it makes me feel tingly inside knowing you are probably upset by the truth...U MAD BRO?!?!
36. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You get reported and warned because comments like these show you didn't bother to understand Michael's article whatsoever, and instead you're posting bulls**t just for the sake of releasing your impotent nerd rage.
24. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Remember those rumors from half a year ago that the next Nexus would skip the larger screens, the high pixel densities - basically the spec race - and focus instead on the camera? Sounds a lot like the Moto X to me.
27. dorianb (Posts: 599; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I appreciate the pixel heavy screens.
Google still needs to work on the camera end.