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The Nexus X (not Nexus 6) will be released around Halloween without an announcement

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The Nexus X (not Nexus 6) will be released around Halloween without an announcement
Big news about the upcoming Motorola Nexus! We have been getting a ton of info about Motorola's plans, and now we're getting more on the release plans for the Nexus X. It sounds like Google's plans are to basically do the same as last year. But, first off, that name Nexus X is not official, but is the name being used internally at Motorola for the device and it is said to "most likely" be the official name of the device, which will use model number XT1100. 

Many outlets, including us, have been using the name Nexus 6 because this is the 6th Nexus device, and because it is going to have a 5.9-inch display. But, regardless of how much sense it makes, Google will not be using that name because of trademark issues. Google already had some troubles with the family of author Philip K. Dick threatening a lawsuit because of the use of the name Nexus. In tDick's story Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? (which became the movie Blade Runner), the androids were model Nexus-6, so it makes sense that Google wants to avoid that name. 

In terms of the release plans, we're being told that Google is planning a secret launch just like last year. The Nexus X will be released on or around Halloween without an announcement. We've been expecting the release to be in October or November, so this makes sense. Unfortunately, we don't know what the price will be when the device does launch. 

As we have learned before, the Nexus X will be based on the Moto S, meaning it will feature a 5.9-inch with a 2K resolution (1440x2560), a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. 

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posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:16 29

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


5.9" would be dumb. Most Android users prefer around 5"...

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:50 12

11. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2037; Member since: 29 May 2014)


That's not true. Most I know want a 5.5" or larger phone.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:09 22

15. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Maybe the people you know aren't a fair representation of "most Android users"...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 12:20 1

56. sojibby (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Maybe the people you know aren't a fair representation of "most Android users" either. That works both ways you know.

You can speak for what you want, but you cannot claim to know what most Android users want.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 00:51 2

30. LoveHater (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I m from India and my frnd work there(as a Ux designer) ,, devices are here for testing and he had hand on this ,, ,, I asked him about the device and he only cmmted on display and camera ,,, Acc to him
Display is amoled(yes they are back) ad camera he said best he had seen in current crop ,,, although he said software is still not complete but animations were really smooth,,processor is 801

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:22 2

43. flaming-butthole (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Ask your friend that is the screen really 5.9?
Around 5 would have been nice.
BTW I'm from India too.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 00:18

65. LoveHater (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


he said 5.2 strongle no 5.9

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:56

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


That is an anecdotal conclusion based a few friends. A majority of people would like something 5.5 or smaller based on surveys and research.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:57 1

63. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Whats-the-ideal-smartphone-screen-size-for-you-poll-results_id59747

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:54

71. AFnerdTP (unregistered)


to be fair, that poll asked all of phonearena visiters..... not only the Android users. and you claimed that Android users would prefer 5"

we all know Android users are more used to bigger screens.

I don't have a problem with going bigger, as long as phone itself can stay the same. my LG G3 is great for me right now.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 18:36 1

85. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


This would be my next phone. gotta love the NEXUS SERIES

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:01 2

14. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


5.9" will be a nice option, but yeah... releasing a 5.9" phone alone this year would be kinda dumb imo. I expect a new "average-sized" phone as well.

What if... Google plans to keep selling the Nexus 5 this year alongside with this new 5.9" phone? Just saying. xD

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:26 6

19. Awalker (Posts: 1577; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think the people who wanted a Nexus 5 already have one so the sales potential is limited. And with a 5.9" display they're going to alienate most phone buyers to appease a niche group.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 00:28 2

28. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I agree.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:42

34. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Really ? and can you tell me the eveidence that illustrates that most people want a small phone, total nonesense, most people I know either have or want a phablet, at least a size 5.5" and above. I'm a small chap and yet I find a 5" device ridiculously and laughably small, for me this 5.9" will be perfect.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:57

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


Your blurring the lines between a phone and tablet. People that use the phone for a phone like smaller. People who use their phone for streaming videos and playing games like larger. But then again, that is what a tablet is for...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 12:22

57. sojibby (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Well now you're losing your own argument. Nobody is using their phone for a phone anymore - and those few that do aren't holding it up to their face. That's what bluetooth and headphones are for. Yeesh.

I wish all of you would stop claiming to know what everyone else wants.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:06 1

70. YourNickname (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Evidence? You have none

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Whats-the-ideal-smartphone-screen-size-for-you-poll-results_id59747

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:26 2

24. anas_12345 (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


i agree with u ''fzacek'' (5.1 or 5.2 inches) r enough .. its finally a mobile not tv :D

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:43 2

35. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


And since when have you seen a 6" tv, would be interesting to know. This device is perfect, olive in the future not the past.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 22:47

84. HarryWild (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Only 6"? Why not 6.5"?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:18 8

2. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


moto + google nesus = $3 unlocked

BRING IT ON!

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:33 4

7. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1176; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


This may have just killed my want for the Note 4! Now I have to wait until October to get this all sorted out....lol!

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:18 1

3. feeth (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)


i take it no matter what. seriously.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:25 9

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


i like it around 4.7....

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:58 2

12. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1176; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Considering that the current Nexus 5 that I own is about 5" you are SOL. For me 4.7 is too small....that GOD we all can have a preference.lol

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:45 1

36. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


How can you browse the internet or watch films, or play games on a tiny device that size.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:57

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Moto X is 4.7. It's not huge, and I'll be really excited to see how 5.2 or larger feels, but 4.7 is not too small for games or videos.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:28 6

5. jpkelly05 (Posts: 100; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Ug. 5.9 inch. Too buku. To buku. I was hoping for the 5.2

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:25 3

44. flaming-butthole (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Buku?,lol.

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