Is Motorola working in a 5.9-inch Nexus, codenamed Shamu?

Ever since Google first announced its intentions to purchase Motorola, there have been rumors (aka hopes) that Motorola would eventually make a Nexus device. So far, that hasn't happened, but there is a chance that Motorola could contribute to the Nexus line before its sale to Lenovo officially goes through. It may even be working on the first Nexus phablet...
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19. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Looks like everything is pointing to an iphone 6 for me. All the androids I had interest in are killing it with their gigantic screens.

21. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

maximum screen size limit for a smartphone should be 5.5".

26. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Why? Because YOU don't like anything larger? If you don't want a larger display, then don't buy one. Simple as that.

28. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why would anyone make a phone that only appeals to a small niche group?

31. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

In asia, big phone is selling like a hot cakes. If you ever went to Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philipine, you will see that a lot of teenager using phablet. A galaxy Mega size (5.8" - 6.3") is very popular. Especially among girl who can tuck in their phone in their purse. Big phablet is NOT niche. In asia, it's even have larger pie than smaller than 5.2" phone

34. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I live in the US so I'm concerned about the US market.

40. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

the US is a bit late in following the screen size trend. Maybe because people really bought the apple one handed operation argument. But once apple sell the 4.7" and 5.5", phablet screen size will suddenly looks make sense.

42. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The trends in Americans are different from Asian trends. There's no way Americans are going to considered 6" phone as practical. It's a niche market here.

53. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's what they said about a 4.3" screen 4 years ago. Phones like the original Ego and Droid X were considered huge, and no one would ever go bigger than that. Now a 4.3" screened phone is considered a "mini". Give it time.

62. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Just wait until Apple unleashes its phablet. It will be considered very practical...

22. Icebird

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 24, 2013

hopefully it'll work on Verizon!

23. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2013

when nexus line will work with HTC i'm just waiting.....

24. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Is playing high end games really comfortable on a 5 inch or even smaller screen? I mean do such screens even do justice to modern mobile games where the graphics form an integral part of the overall game play & experience? Of course, you can always grab a tablet for a larger screen experience. Then what's the point of having all that power inside a 5 inch phone when you can't even enjoy the one thing that will utilize it's power. People who have used a 5.5 inch or bigger phone can never go back to a smaller one.

32. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

AGREE!!!! and that's why iphone user who have went to android can't turn back. Because in 2014 using a 4" screen is like using a bb with 2" screen in 2007.

25. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Must be a killer phone.

33. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Literally with a 6 inch screen ,, It has already killed what a phone means. Google goes nuts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

41. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Sadly, my joke was either found to be unfunny or was just too subtle. I am sad.

45. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Killer whale == shamu Killer phone == shamu

27. DavvyGhotra

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

hahaha shamu seriously

30. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

i want a htc nexus!!! i was expecting that..:(

37. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

So is that the successor of the nexus 5?

46. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Probably not. LG would be making that again cause that way they can cover production problems and customer services... They dont decide which company is churning the most beautiful in terms of design or has the highest performance results. They see how much it's costing them. That's probably why Google went from HTC (the starting Android phones) to Samsung and then LG. Motorola is homeground to them still. They have all the patents they need, they have design teams and seeing that Lenovo still hasn't acquired it completely, it seems that the Chinese may not after all or maybe Google will make a partnership with Lenovo for production... Again they get cut the production cost very much...

47. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I don't think that we should go back to previous nexus manufacture for until every other major manufacture has had their turn...so see you next round HTC, Samsung, and LG!

48. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The TRUE NEXUS.

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know how I feel about this... A Nexus device is pure Android... and the things I love most about my Moto X is the stuff that Motorola added in addition to the nearly pure android experience. I'm sure Shamu will be a quality device, but it'll be missing the quality supplemental software developed by Motorola.

52. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Too big for a phone. 5.2 is the biggest size.

54. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

They definitely need two sizes. A phablet automatically takes 90% of women out of the market with their small hands. 5.2 in. with very small bezels is a nice compromise for just about every person out there.

56. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

I know plenty of women with big phones from Xperia Z to Note 3 devices

58. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Women use larger devices more... They carry em in purses -_-

59. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

On the contrary, woman in asia use BIGGER phone than man. The reason is they could easily tuck in the phone in purse, while man need to put it on the pocket. Most men like 5.2" - 5.7" inch (that's why galaxy note didn't grow up on size), but woman like the phone up to 6.3" (Xperia Z ultra).

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