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

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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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat



86. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Nexus 6 is here - price point is disappointing - and it's Lenovo's, a Motorola phone - thats good for Lenovo - HTC getting the tablet - thats good for HTC - will have to investigate performance, functionality of this tablet a bit more - but whats good for the consumer, you and I here - I thought Google's business model was to challenge the industry, by providing good tech at reasonable prices ?

82. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

have you checked out Huawei Honor 6 4G LTE Android 4.4 Octa Core 3GB 16GB Smartphone 5 Inch 13MP camera, there's 6 different models, including dual sim, including NFC, and depending on your carriers support of 4G frequency

80. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Meh..I was wrong let's see what happens September 26

81. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

didn't like the HTC reveal?

83. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

I knew what it was already i was hoping for more.

79. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

to clarify "In the future, I will be buying phones directly from their manufactures, then choosing my provider, here in North America." re warranty Google is currently replacing all defective Nexus 5 phones that were purchased directly from its Google Play Store. Nexus 5 phones purchased in any other way will not be covered - in the near future buy your phones directly from the manufacturer, you can't afford not to

78. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

haven't the last two Nexus been under $400 - 4 was about $350 and 5 $375 (US) approx

76. mohsin200010

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

you didnt reply to my comment....i was asking that what will be the expected price for this mobile...if you reply it will be very much helpful.Thanks in advance :)

77. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

whos the question for?

75. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

September 4th. That's all I'm waiting on. I think HTC is going to do it again. You may hate me but I think Motorola is just a big distraction. It even got me to believe. Surprise me HTC....surprise me....

74. HarryWild

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Google is now going crazy! 5.9" for the mass market! Try putting that in your front pocket! Ladies are the only one that will buy it! They have a purse! But guys will have to have a jacket or a suit coat to put it inside the inside front pocket! Oh will, I guess I have to look at some other phones that fit my size needs 4.5"-5" size!

73. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

OK, so I have to answer my own question. Lenovo has purchased Motorola, sale is for hardware side of Motorola and some 2000 patents. Sale of Motorola will be finalized in October 2014. Lenovo previously purchased other mobile patents from Unwired Planet (who got them from Ericison). My point being how is Google going to call the next Nexus, the Moto Nexus? Don't think you're going to see that. As far as Google's influence on Motorola, don't really think you see Google's influence until the most recent Motor G. Now, while I enjoyed the feel of the Nexus 5 in my hands, I did not purchase it. I did own a Motor X, for a day, 3 mics and no noise cancellation, a tiny screen, my opinion, it did not live up to the hype. So I gave Sony a try (Z1). I quickly have found Sonies functunality to be lacking and am now using Huawei Honor (a extremely functional, 7 inch screen, phone). Lenovo is making some pretty good phones too. I think Lenovo will do well (increase their market share )with the Motorola brand. My point being, this article may be misleading, don't think you're going to see a Moto Nexus, Google seems to have abandoned the idea. Myself, I'm looking forward to the next wave of octa core phones (from China) arriving later this year. In the future, I will be buying phones directly from their manufactures, then choosing my provider, here in North America. I am very curious about this next MediaTek processor. And yes, Android will be on board, but with battery that last three days of heavy use.

72. mohsin200010

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

what will be the expected price for the nexus x???

69. evarena

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I'm happy with the Nexus 5, but I'd prefer the new one to have a greater screen, to read more easily in it. And I hope it will have a good battery, because now my Nexus 5, with Android 4.4.4, has a very poor battery life.

68. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Screen is too big. Not interested. When is the Galaxy S5 google play edition coming out? It's almost September..

67. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

i like gmail yay !!

66. Dogula

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

5.9" is way too big for me. I keep my phone in my front pocket and that is just too large. I have a Nexus 5 now and I'm very happy with the size. I could live with 5.2" or even 5.5" max if they can keep the footprint about the same. Bigger is not always better. One thing for sure, if they make it 5.9", they will probably lose a lot of customers to the competition.

64. shnibz

Posts: 523; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

They should call it like "Nexus L" or "Moto Nexus" Ala the Galaxy Nexus and save Nexus X for the presumed 10th model. Since the Nexus 10 is a tablet.

62. slimafool513

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Good article Michael. September and October are looking like big months for cells phones. Waiting to see what's in store. Note 3, Iphone 6 (phablet maybe), or the Nexus X.... pretty cool.

61. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Realistically, I see the screen being around 5.1-5.2". I just don't see Google jumping nearly 1" in screen size, when their largest jump previously was between the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus (4" to 4.65", although the onscreen buttons made the device similar to a 4.3" screen). I can see the Silver line getting a phablet device, though. Either way, we won't know the true specs of the next Nexus until Google posts the device in the Play Store.

60. mackman2

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 2014


59. btuck123

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

The point of Nexus is to get as many Android phones out there as they can, using Google services which is where they get their money. That's why they sold the last nexuses with no profit but actually subsidised. So they usually make Nexuses at the size that most people want, right now about 5.2".

58. thesebastian

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

We don't know what Google wants for his "Phones" Line of Business. Maybe they want to stay selling a few devices and they will release only this 5.9 2K HD phone. Or maybe they want to maximize sales and bring 2 variants (like Apple does). I would love a modern Nexus with the Moto X size and resolution.

55. btuck123

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

Haha, as if. Google are not stupid, they know perfectly well that selling a 5.9" phone will cater to the minority, between 5" and 5.5" is very likely. Don't forget that Motorola are supposed to be releasing 8 phones this year, the nexus X will most likely be based on the Moto X+1 (hence the name). Not a ridiculously sized moto S.

54. thesebastian

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Ok, maybe they'll release a 5.9" phone... But with 2K resolution??? Seriously? Just for a 5.9" screen? And with Adreno 420? Should be ok for videos, just don't try play a "mid-end" game.... Because Nexus 5 with Adreno 330, 1080p screen, cries like a baby when you open a mid-end game if you compare it with (for instance) the Moto G or (I think) the Nexus 4.

52. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

This is very unfortunate news. I was really looking forward the next Nexus phone, but there's no way I'm getting it at 5.9 in. I know some people like the bigger screens, but many will be turned off by this. should make two sizes!!

40. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

38. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

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

37. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

33. eclectified

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 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

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