Rumor: Google Nexus 6 may not exist at all

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.


sources: @evleaks (1), (2)

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69 Comments

1. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Vaya con dios, Nexus.

7. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 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

9. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

56. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

58. sgodsell

Posts: 7241; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

2. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

OMG. I am getting the OPO.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Oppo7

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

38. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Too bad you need an invitation to get one

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

25. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

nexus 4 had 4" display?

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

37. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

43. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

60. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

63. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

67. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

68. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

65. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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)

44. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

46. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

61. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

62. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

64. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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....

54. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

59. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

4. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

l m f a o .

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah just like that Sony Nexus right?

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