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Motorola Shamu / Nexus X photographed next to LG's G3?

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Motorola Shamu / Nexus X photographed next to LG's G3?

If the photo that’s embedded above is legit, what we’re seeing next to the LG G3 is the unannounced Nexus X, aka Motorola Shamu. The exact origins of the photo are a bit hard to track, but it seems that it was first posted by a commentator in response to a couple of articles found at Android Police and Droid-life. According to the person who posted the image, the Nexus X / Motorola Shamu is headed to Verizon Wireless (though it will almost surely be sold unlocked as well).

As you can see, the alleged Nexus X resembles the second-gen Moto X, and is considerably larger than the 5.5-inch LG G3. That’s because, as we told you back in August, the new Nexus sports a 5.9-inch display. Obviously, a 5.9-inch handset will be too big for some customers. But Google is planning to launch it anyway, because it likely doesn’t care about what users want from the Nexus line - as long as there are lots and lots of other Android smartphones on the market.

As we previously told you, the ultra-large screen of the Nexus X should feature a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD) pixel resolution. Other expected features include a 12 MP (or 13 MP) rear camera with 4K video recording, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3 GB of RAM. The new handset could be officially announced in October, and should be released shortly after that. Well, we're waiting!

sources: Droid-life, Android Police

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posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:32 15

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1059; Member since: 27 May 2012)


That is massively huge!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:52 15

19. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's not just huge, but ugly as well!
what happened to the gorgeous phones Motorola used to give us? I miss the days of the Razrs and the Aura.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:01 14

24. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Ugly? I can only guess but you haven't seen or touched he new Moto X, have you? It looks gorgeous with the metal frame and the different back plate materials, and it just fits perfectly in the hand. It really does. This one could be a little oversized, but I guess Google's point here is that high-res is the next big thing, and devs might as well design on a massive, hi-res phone.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:05 1

27. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I like the design actually. I can't wait til Google announces this thing.

Now it has to be priced right.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:22 1

38. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


As long as is priced right I am ordering one as soon as they are available at the Play Store!!!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:57 2

34. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What has the way it feels and sits in the palm of the hand to do with the way it looks?
Their design language is going backwards, that's all am saying

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:32 3

29. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I'm not a fan either. The 2013 Moto X was sleek where the 2014 Moto X looks dumb and clumsy. If it was based off of the Droid RAZR designs or an LG design I'd probably be all over it... But ugh.. This just doesn't look good..

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 00:30 1

59. Sharky (Posts: 233; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Agreed. Not feeling the metal band around the edge of the phone. Just breaks up the design of the phone for me. The way the backplate material wrapped around the old Moto X was so much more pleasing to the eye.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:40 2

30. latido (Posts: 45; Member since: 31 May 2012)


agree. razr design much better!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:05 1

49. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3641; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


It amazes me that everyone wants the RAZR design now. When it came out everyone hated it, it was too industrial, it needed more curves and needed to flow better. They do that and now everyone wants the RAZR back.

I like both designs personally. Waiting to see what comes of the Droid Turbo. If the battery life is as good as my Maxx, I'm in.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:26 1

54. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I've always liked the RAZR, very sexy. And design preferences change over time, 5 years ago nobody would've liked the flattened UIs we have now.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:20 1

51. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dude.....whenever u hold this device u will knew it....how beautiful device is.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:08

67. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


It's looking good.I only want a SD810 for Android L.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:53 1

32. CLmaster (Posts: 69; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


that's what she said :)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:18 1

50. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nop *_*

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:47 1

55. csrajeshcs (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Yeah but its still much more compact than the Iphone 6 Plus(5.5 inch screen).

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:32 11

2. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2649; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Damn that thing is huge. Guess I'm keeping my N5, way too big for me

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:36 8

6. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Same here. Nexus 5 till 2015.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:04 5

26. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I can't do my Nexus 5 til 2015. The battery isn't the best or the camera. Now if Motorola capitalizes on the battery/camera, this would be the phone to get.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 08:24

71. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2649; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I use the camera only for small things, like picture of items I want to sell or for work (picture of a service tag). Battery could be better indeed, but I charge it wireless at work and at home, so far it works.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:33 3

3. TheRequiem (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Too big

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:46 5

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10642; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's what she said

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:21 1

52. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I said nop *_*

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 01:43

63. lalalaman (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


its an oversized moto x 2014

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:35 1

4. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Google y u do dis

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:35 4

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


waiting for '' thats what she said '' jokes

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:22 1

53. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


*_* nop

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:36 1

7. oborawatabinost (Posts: 45; Member since: 18 May 2014)


I know this is geared for developers. But developers in the US should be optimizing for where answerphones are going and for now we are seeing a trend towards 5.5 in flsgships, not 6 in phones. The 2015/2016 developer might benifit from a 5.9. But. It this year.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:38 2

8. Totse2k15 (Posts: 448; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Yea, too big for me. If price is under $400, I might get it though.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:38 1

9. Rapha.194 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)


Motorola in 2013 = Great
Motorola in 2014 = only did s**t!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:42 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If it's coming to Verizon, it's not a Nexus. It might be the basis for the next Nexus, but it won't be this.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:43 3

11. Steven58 (Posts: 78; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


Gimme gimme. Verizon, please!!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:44 4

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10642; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Is this a phone for Shaq? That's too big.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:46

14. RudioX (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


this phone has no flash??

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:49 1

16. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2649; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Yes it has, it has a dual led flash ring around the camera.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:47 3

15. Awalker (Posts: 1368; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I'm going to pass on this tablet.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:51

17. medtxa (Posts: 1105; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


that's cg

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:51 1

18. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Even though Idk about that size, I can say everytime the smartphone world increased the size of smartphones, even though I was very anti and skeptical, when I got one of a bigger size, I didn't mind. What I do like is the potential price range of the Nexus 6, and the bigger battery! It almost makes me possibly want to sell my new Moto X (hate this name, it's so hard to find cases for it now because the name is too long and confusing).

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:53

20. Rapha.194 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)


Why it Motorola? People do not need it in their pockets!

Would not it be natural to make a Nexus 5 Pol., And a Tablet?

In 2013 he returned to the motorola Market.

In 2014 he lost the chance to consolidate its market share dominated by Apple and Samsung, as did Moto Moto X and G with a crappy battery and camera and will end the year making this giant crap Nexus 6.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:53 1

21. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Damn. Looking nice and the size is perfect.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 16:53 2

22. Legnaldo (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Its almost as big as an iPhone 6plus!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:00 1

23. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


So if the rumours are true and that is in fact the next nexus looks like Google are going to show devs how to optimise apps and maybe have a new design language for phablets. The QHD display is useless however If they don't allow movies and books to be purchased and apps to be optimised in that resolution!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:02

25. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


It's official!! I will cop!! Forget out anything else!!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:21

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nice specs but that's too big for me. if i were to get a big phone it would be the Note 4 and i'd honestly rather have the Moto experience over the Nexus experience also the Turbo/Quark looks ugly to me so i'm getting the Moto X tomorrow.

i'll get the Nexus 8/9 for the Nexus experience.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:49 1

31. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


That doesn't look like the nexus x. That's probably the moto s. Nexus devices aren't supposed to have the manufacturer logo, and this one clearly has the moto logo in the dimple

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:27

39. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I have the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 and both had LG stamped in the back...

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 06:56

70. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


:( :(

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 17:57

33. CLmaster (Posts: 69; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


I really hate the design of the new Moto X, so it's kind of sad to see the Nexus line affected by Motorola. Their last smartphones look like toys.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:07 1

35. jian9007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Gimme the phone for $399-$449 unlocked and I'm all over it.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 20:54

56. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Samehere. I want a 64GB model tho.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:13

36. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


mmm I missed out on the one max, but this looks promising!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:18 1

37. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! No.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:31

40. uncskeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


If true, F.U. iPhone 6 Plus! Still waiting on HTC for possible One m8 Max!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:37

41. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1982; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not buying.too big.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 18:41

42. eman99 (Posts: 352; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


my next phone

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 19:21

43. Lmao2013 (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


Google as set motorola up to be a nexus phone so in a way the motorola moto x 2014 (pure edition) is basically nexus phone and I guess to avoid making a clone they made the nexus 6 bigger phone/phablet

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 19:36 2

44. Bozzor (Posts: 169; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I find it strange that so many fashionable girls throughout Japan, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines and Taiwan - girls who are generally smaller in stature to Westerners with subsequently smaller hands - have no issue with rocking huge phones such as Note 3s, Sony Ultras and the larger Huaweis, but that so many Westerners get scared of phones as soon as the screen approaches the 5 inch threshold. Weird.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 19:38 1

45. Bozzor (Posts: 169; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I myself have a HTC One Max now. Sure, it required a bit of an adjustment period, but now I don't notice it at all as being 'too large'. It's normal. But when I have to go back to a smaller screen, I really find it constraining. Once you get used to a large, expansive screen, its hard to go back to anything smaller.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 19:55

46. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


Reports keep saying that they are making it so big because of developers. I don't buy it. Was there a study done on developer screen size preference? I doubt it. While i'm sure there are some developers that like bigger screens, I would bet that most still prefer something in the 5 to 5.5 in. range. Again, this would be very disappointing.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 19:55 1

47. Af1rPA (Posts: 657; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Is this the same dimentions as an iPhone6 Plus? Need to find a picture of the G3 next to a 6Plus. Do it PA!

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