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Rumor: Google Nexus 6 may not exist at all

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Rumor: Google Nexus 6 may not exist at all
It’s definitely not the first time we hear that Google may drop the Nexus brand in the future, but we’re still expecting at least one new Nexus smartphone (aka Nexus 6) to be released this year. However, @evleaks is now saying that “there is no Nexus 6”, and that we should say farewell to the Nexus series. He continues by mentioning that “there's a silver lining to this cloud” - which means that Google’s rumored Silver Certification program could be real.

What’s Silver Certification? Well, it's supposed to be a new Google program which encourages the company’s hardware partners to build high-end devices with a limited number of non-Google apps. Last we heard, LG and Motorola were willing to join this program.

Of course, we can’t be sure of anything until official details about this arrive.

The last two Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 (both manufactured by LG), offered - and still offer - great value for the money, so lots of customers are certainly looking forward to seeing a sequel this year. We seriously hope there will be one, even if it turns out that it’s not called Nexus 6.

Rumor: Google Nexus 6 may not exist at all

sources: @evleaks (1), (2)

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posted on 16 May 2014, 17:14 1

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Vaya con dios, Nexus.

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:33 3

7. Manti123 (Posts: 134; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


What happened if the next Nexus powered by Nokia ?
Nokia N10 with PureVeiw technology.

This might enable Nokia to return back to its glorious age

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:41 11

9. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Did you mean Nokia will occupy Nexus brand? Mission impossible.

posted on 17 May 2014, 16:20 1

56. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Wow. I can't believe this has been declassified.

Rumor: Google may not exist at all

It was the NSA the entire time. Wow. It all makes sense, all of a sudden. Free NSA email. Free NSA apps. Free NSA maps. Free NSA browser.

Amazing. It was hidden in plain sight.

posted on 17 May 2014, 20:10

58. sgodsell (Posts: 1406; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Isn't that Microsoft with the embedded NSA keys in every Windows OS.

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:14 8

2. na7noo7 (Posts: 272; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


OMG. I am getting the OPO.

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:45

21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Oppo7

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:11 5

33. networkdood (Posts: 6311; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


OnePlus One...yup, that is the best deal on the market now...

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:46 2

38. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Too bad you need an invitation to get one

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:17 11

3. fzacek (Posts: 2114; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


True, there is no Nexus 6. It's obviously going to be the Nexus 5 (2014)...

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:58 1

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3625; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


If nexus 6 then its going to be 6" inch screen.

posted on 16 May 2014, 20:40 1

25. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


nexus 4 had 4" display?

posted on 16 May 2014, 22:53 2

31. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yes. 4.7 but that is still a 4 in front of the decimal and still the dominant number.

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:31

37. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


If that's the case, then even the galaxy nexus and the nexus s should be called as nexus 4 the nexus 5 also has 4.95 inch screen( that's almost 5 inches though...but still 4 should be in front of the decimal)....anyways, as a nexus fan, I would be disappointed if they stop making them

posted on 17 May 2014, 00:13

40. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


First off, Google never started naming by screen size until the Nexus 7. Second, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 released on the same day and if one name was based on screen size, then it would be HTC tarded if the other wasn't. Three, the Nexus 5 is advertised as having a 5 inch screen while the Nexus 4 wasn't.

Common sense and logic. Learn how to use it and see these obvious patterns.

posted on 17 May 2014, 00:41

43. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You think its common sense and logic....but calling a phone as nexus 4 because it has 4 before the decimal is stupid especially when the other phones that came under the same category weren't...
Now even evleaks tweeted that nexus 6 isn't coming because they also think that the number doesn't suggest screen size...
Now you can't tell the same think to all of us ( 'common sense and logic.learn how to use it and see these obvious patterns') because you don't work at Google and also because I think evleaks knows these things better than you.

posted on 17 May 2014, 22:14

60. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/psa-google-nexus-4-nexus-10-on-sale-in-us-now/

You see that? That was on the Google playstore website....so learn how to be more observant. It's so obvious that they started naming based on screen size after the Nexus 7 2012.

posted on 17 May 2014, 23:34

63. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You don't even need to be more observant to think of it in that way...as I have already said, I was thinking of it in the same way as well ( that the naming was because of the screen size)....you can check my comments in phonearena's articles from those days if you want, but after looking at the Samsung's note series and and after seeing every major tech site calling the next nexus phone as the nexus 6( even though it is more likely that it would have a 5.2 inch screen) I have started feeling that naming according to the generation and it made more sense..... Well, at least according to me and those tech sites and many other users.

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:22 1

67. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I wouldn't use what the tech sites think as any sort of a fact sheet. They think the HTC M8 is the best Android phone and that the Nexus 5 wasn't a true flagship. They are just as messed up as all the other fan boys that lack logic sometimes.

posted on 18 May 2014, 20:32

68. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


it would be unfair to write them off so easily, we are having this conversation on a tech site after all...

posted on 17 May 2014, 23:47

65. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Do you think evleaks and phone arena and other websites didn't think of something so obvious?
All of us, the techsites and the readers like me noticed that straight away.
But everyone still calls it nexus 6 because it would be the 6th gen nexus phone....we don't call it a nexus 5 (2014)

posted on 17 May 2014, 00:46

44. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


The galaxy note 10.1 was named according to the screen size but the galaxy note 3 wasn't.

posted on 17 May 2014, 01:11

46. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


initially, when the nexus 4 was released, even i thought that it was named like that because of the screen size....there is nothing special in that, everyone would have thought in the same way when it was released
but later on, i felt that it would not make sense so i thought that it was called nexus 4 because it was the 4th gen nexus phone....and the nexus 5 came next year(i have it now) and this year, everyone is calling it a nexus 6 so most of the people still think that it would be more appropriate to call even a 5.2 inch nexus phone as the 6th gen nexus phone instead of a nexus 5 2014
....whatever it is, i still hope that the nexus 6 or the nexus 5(2014) comes this year.

posted on 17 May 2014, 22:19

61. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It doesn't take a genius to know that is the obvious route. If they go by each generation the Nexus S would have been called the Nexus 2 and the Galaxy Nexus would have been called the Nexus 3. The nexus One would have been called the Nexus 1 as well while we are at it.

Also, after the Nexus 6 they would have to end the series because the Nexus 7 name is already taken, twice. So it is obvious that they started naming by screen size because it is the ONLY one that makes sense short term and long term......

Like I said. Common freaking sense and logic......

So it doesn't take a genius for people to realize that Google decided on a screen size naming scheme when they created the Nexus 7.

posted on 17 May 2014, 23:17

62. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Unfortunately, it looks like they have already stopped making nexus phones already, so there may not be a situation where they will have a problem with 7th gen nexus phone and the nexus 7 tablet.
I know that it doesn't take a genius... I have already said that I thought the same way as you are thinking.

posted on 17 May 2014, 23:39

64. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


The iPhone 4 got the 4 because it was the 4th gen iPhone even though the previous models and the newer ones were not named according to the generation....

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:46

54. Adrian38 (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


There is no IF. Google already said the Nexus program was going away. People just assumed that the "Nexus 6" was gonna be the last one.

posted on 17 May 2014, 21:02

59. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


After the introduction of the gpe phones, we knew that nexus phones were of little use to google and they may just go.

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:18 3

4. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


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posted on 16 May 2014, 17:27

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4074; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yeah just like that Sony Nexus right?

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:09 1

18. androiphone20 (Posts: 1514; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Just wait till you see the media calls the nexus line a flop our something, feels like it

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:30 3

6. Totse2k15 (Posts: 275; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Derp! Meh... *Waiting for the OnePlus One*.

posted on 16 May 2014, 17:41 6

8. NoFanboy (Posts: 233; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


This is not a rumor. If it's from evleaks it's FACT

posted on 16 May 2014, 20:41 2

26. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


yeap, the same way they told microsoft would abandon the mordern ui... completely true fact

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:13 2

10. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


R.I.P Nexus.

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:47 1

22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


RIP 3% market share no apps and games platform

posted on 16 May 2014, 20:39 2

24. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


4% marketshare worldwide.
Fasted growing OS in the world.
250,000 WP apps.
150,000 Win8 apps.
Selling more than the iPhone in 26 countries.
Double digit market share in most of Europe and Latin America.
Solid hardware, features and performance.

YES, R.I.P.

posted on 17 May 2014, 00:18 3

41. AfterShock (Posts: 2905; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Meh.
520 is the reason.

Pretty much BB old turf, that got them places too.

posted on 17 May 2014, 13:56 1

55. Sauce (unregistered)


Fastest growing? Obviously something has to grow fast coming from nothing lmfao. 250,000 WP apps? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO
Funny how you also had to mention iPhone, instead of Samsung or Sony or LG LMAAOOOOOOO.

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:32

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 846; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Well now that will be a major loss for those who want a

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:33

12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 846; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Well now that will be a major loss for those who want a less than $300 device with +5inch FHD display, latest CPU, the stock Android Experience (incl. updates straight from the big G). I've seen many people (iPhone, WP, BB and Symbian users) buy a Nexus so to just get as to get a good taste of Android and become huge fans.

Looking forward to them 'Silver Certified' devices, I wonder if the GS5 Prime and Htc One Prime aren't part of that to, hmmm...

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:05

17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1514; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Android Silver is looking at LG and Motorola, rumors say Google was actually doing it in part 'cuz of what Samsung is today (going tizen and all), beats me how far true that is but it kinda shows by Google's reaction to Samsung's over-customization of Android (Magazine UX)

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:23

19. Commentator (Posts: 2473; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


When was a new Nexus device ever less than $300?

posted on 16 May 2014, 21:38 1

29. jellmoo (Posts: 700; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


The Nexus 4 was $299 at launch.

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:20 1

36. Commentator (Posts: 2473; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Oh yup, you're right. Furthermore, the 2012 Nexus 7 was $199 at launch.

Isn't it amazing the things you can learn by just taking 30 seconds to check facts?

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:56 1

13. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


well EV leaks has been wrong before ...but its rare. usually a pretty reliable source. So sad to see some of the best phones leave. If Google is not in charge of the google silver updates, then i really will be upset. to bad to see the best brand of phones come to a stop.

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:58 2

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1514; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


So they've pulled the plug? The right time for some OEM to come up with a Nexus branded knock off running on Cyanogenmod.

posted on 16 May 2014, 18:59

16. uchihakurtz (Posts: 273; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Does that mean I can sell my Nexus 4 on a higher price? :/

posted on 17 May 2014, 01:17

47. techspace (Posts: 771; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


the old nexus phones don't become more expensive just because newer ones aren't coming.
but you can still sell the nexus 4 for a higher price if you sell it in countries where nexus phones aren't sold by google because it such countries, they are sold at high prices in the websites like ebay etc and that too without any warranty.

posted on 16 May 2014, 19:36

20. Qbancelli (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


I don't really care, because I already bored with phones.

Looking to get a watch with Android Wear. Now that gets me excited.

My awesome N5 should serve me well for the next few years.

posted on 16 May 2014, 20:03

23. gnppw (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


I don't really care. The 16gigs version has almost the same price tag as the 32gigs G2 here, in Indonesia.

posted on 16 May 2014, 21:49

30. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


What? No! My mom lives there and she bought Nexus 5 16gigs few days ago and its a good $100 cheaper

posted on 16 May 2014, 20:59

27. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Nexus line up offers great specs at super low prices. The Nexus 5 is a great phone and its priced really well. Google shouldn't discontinue the Nexus line up IMO, as its the only source to get smooth performance and stock Android phones with high end specs.

posted on 17 May 2014, 01:38

48. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3607; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


knock knock!!! is this really the NFTW guy that I've seen so far.

posted on 16 May 2014, 21:30 2

28. Professor (Posts: 181; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I own a Nexus phone and although price was a factor my main reason to buy a Nexus phone was been able to have an android phone without all those useless applications . Even the pure android software has way too many applications that I wish i was able to erase.

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:16

35. networkdood (Posts: 6311; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


T Mobile phones tend to have no junk on them. The Nexus 5 was a pretty great phone, though...

posted on 16 May 2014, 22:55

32. Taters (Posts: 3534; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am pretty pissed actually since the Nexus 5 2014 was the phone that could have saved 2014 from being the worst Android year in a long time.

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:16

34. networkdood (Posts: 6311; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


We will not know this for sure until the end of September...maybe Google and said OEM want to make even more money....

posted on 16 May 2014, 23:50

39. Chrisyahya (Posts: 42; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


:( so whats next? maybe Nexus 5.1?

posted on 17 May 2014, 00:23 1

42. AfterShock (Posts: 2905; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Sad, if true.
Though my feeling is I don't believe this to be true yet.

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