Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 names appear in Chromium code


Google’s Nexus series stand out with their amazing value for the money, and that’s one of the main reasons behind all the excitement surrounding them. This year, Google is expected to unveil at least two new Nexus devices, and now, for the first time, the names Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 surface to corroborate all earlier rumors. The two model names were uncovered in the Chromium Code Review by German developers Florian Kiersch and Carsten Knobloch, and chances are that these will turn out to be the official names of the new Nexus gadgets.

The Nexus 6 is widely expected to be based on the LG G3, a smartphone that LG will officially unveil on May 27th. We have no further details about the Nexus 6 from this leak, but we do expect to hear more about it by the time of Google I/O on June 25-26th. We ought to clarify, though, that traditionally, Google launches Nexus phones in the fall.

The Nexus 8 is clearly a tablet, and most recent findings in the Chromium Issue Tracker hint at a Google-HTC collaboration for it. Its rumored release date is this summer, when it could launch along with a new Android 4.5 version.

Interestingly, these two might be the last Nexus devices to come out of Google. Reports have surfaced about Android Silver, a program promoting timely updates and pure Android versions on multiple devices, that is said to replace the current Nexus initiative.


source: SmartDroid (translated) via BGR

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