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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: 1641; 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: 255; 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: 1641; 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: 148; 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: 148; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


he said 5.2 strongle no 5.9

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:56

50. DocOc (Posts: 85; 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: 1641; 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 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 May 2012)


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 (Posts: 6440; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


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

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:01 2

14. hurrycanger (Posts: 1106; 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: 297; 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: 1106; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I agree.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:42

34. mas39 (Posts: 61; 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: 85; 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: 79; 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: 22; 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: 61; 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: 37; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Only 6"? Why not 6.5"?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:18 8

2. Jinto (Posts: 394; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


moto + google nesus = $3 unlocked

BRING IT ON!

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:33 4

7. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 864; 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: 9; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)


i take it no matter what. seriously.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:25 9

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 314; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


i like it around 4.7....

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:58 2

12. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 864; 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: 61; 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: 6998; 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: 49; 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.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:33 3

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Day one order, for two.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:40 2

8. Neo_Huang (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


His family should stop being d*cks.
JK, no offense.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:41

9. Damo579 (Posts: 190; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It won't be a 5.9 inch screen phone. Most likely it will be based on the new Moto x. I'm looking forward to seeing it Moto makes good phones.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 21:46 6

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2670; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It is all set and done. It is based on the Moto S which is 5.9-inches.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:11 1

16. fzacek (Posts: 1641; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Awww darn...

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:46 2

21. o0Exia0o (Posts: 356; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Michael with all due respect and I really do mean WITH ALL DUE RESPECT. You are my favorite writers here at PA but I have to treat you just like anyone else on this site. I would like to know your sources because I have seen no official release from Motorola and that means to me that noting is set in stone yet. Until the official announcement or release anything is possible, just not probable at this point.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:01 7

22. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2670; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Rule #1 is always protect the source.

Just because there has been no official announcement doesn't mean things aren't set in stone. A device that is set to be released in about 2 months is already in mass production and testing.

Remember, the rumors of the ~6-inch Nexus have been around since March, and they've only gotten stronger. Personally, I'm finding it hard to ignore the evidence at this point.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:09 2

23. camera531 (Posts: 159; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I'll give you $1,000 for your source.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 11:52 1

53. darkw (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


honestly i think you're wrong, latest leaks (Antutu benchmark) point to a 5.2'' display, not a 5.9''.

5.9'' display would be a complete failure since most people don't want to carry a TV on their pocket, and the current highend phones (5-5.5'') are big enough as it is.

It can be based on the Moto S and still have a smaller screen, last year's N5 was based on the G2 and the G2 had a bigger screen than the N5's

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:27 1

25. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 756; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


rb- With all due respect... I said with all due respect!
- That doesn't mean you get to say whatever you want to say to me
rb- Sure as heck does, it's in the Geneva convention... look it up!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:52

42. jan25 (Posts: 389; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


i have never seen PA so positive about a rumor. looks like i will be stretching a little to operate my next phone.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:00

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2985; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Sounds like a great developer phone. Hopefully Google supports a removable battery and an SD card this time around. A lot of phones have both and it is important for developers to have these capabilities/features as well.

And as an added bonus, a new Nexus like this means Halloween is basically the end of the OPO hunger games hype train.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:19 1

41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Removable battery> may be.
SD card slot> no way.
It's Google, they want us to live in the Cloud, where they make money of.
Just look at the ridicusly low storage in the Chromebooks.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:17

17. justttclassified (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Nexus 5.9.... Almost!

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:21 4

18. Awalker (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


5.9" is a deal breaker for me. I guess I'll have to keep my Nexus 5 for another year.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 22:34 4

20. datsyuk (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Is the 805 64 bit compatible? If they made L 64 bit and no 64 bit Nexus that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:11

45. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


No.
I just wonder where all the Androtakus are hiding that were bragging Android being 64bit ready pointing on 64bit kernel for x86.

Anyway, 64bit doesn't matter on Android unless you intend to use the phone for over four years.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 06:36 2

46. Suo.Eno (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"Anyway, 64bit doesn't matter on Android unless you intend to use the phone for over four years."

Uhh yeah even less than 4 say just shy over a couple of years would sound good for ANYONE even iPhone users included?

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 06:42

47. Suo.Eno (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


To top that off should Note 4's Exynos 5433 pan out the way it's been leaked and rumored, I'd be very annoyed if the thing manages to one up a friggin' Nexus device at that. Considering Samsung's sh*tty AOSP compliance at all things Exynos...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 06:46

48. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


64 bit doesn't really come into play until you hit 4 gigs of RAM. L is future proofed for when smartphones hit that, but the max we're seeing right now is 3 gigs of RAM.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 07:08

49. Suo.Eno (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"L is future proofed for when smartphones hit that,"

At which it'll be tighter should/if there's a dev device asap to further the cause no? RAM worries comes second to that imo.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:33 1

26. Taters (Posts: 2948; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


5.9 is too big for me unless it stays the exact same size as the Nexus 5. I doubt that they can pull that off though.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 23:46

27. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


I'm still waiting for the Xperia nexus

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 00:38

29. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 756; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I am waiting for a new flagship on T-Mobile... I am going about my days on a 80/20 split with my Lumia 925/Nexus 5...

I am very intrigued by this device, it may enter my line-up.

Am I the only one that has a problem with Google Now? And is there a way to alter it... I am used to my live tiles, and Google Now serves great information...

It's just that it should not come before the home screen, the aesthetics of it is displeasing (I know subjective... but you can resize tiles on WP), and I know you can disable it (which I have done, and undone) but sometimes I get lazy and leave it.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:02 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Considering the popularity of phones like the Note series and the G Flex, it's not unreasonable for the next Nexus to have a 6 inch screen, especially if they can squeeze it into a relatively small chassis. I'm excited to see how the Nexus X shakes out personally. It'd be really sweet if it featured the always on features of the Moto X as well.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:37

32. lawsofeffect (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


call me confused - Lenovo is building the next Nexus phone - Motorola being Lenovo's property now

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:42

33. eclectified (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


If it's 5.9" I'm in 100%. It'll suck to lose the s-pen but, I'll gladly trade it for a larger screen and vanilla Android. :D

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:47

37. lawsofeffect (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


PS on the issue of size - I like my media and web experience portable, but with some real estate - I was handed an iPhone the other night, to view some media, and I just politely returned it, without viewing - I simply will not even consider a screen of that size anymore - I want one device - what's funny to me is that, most people, I know, who go on about screen size being too large, are running around with a tablet and a phone in their pockets.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 01:47

38. mas39 (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If you all want a small device just get a nokia 100, should suit you all.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:01 1

40. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


what? 5.9? it a damn tablet already...

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