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" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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86 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

5.9" would be dumb. Most Android users prefer around 5"...

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

That's not true. Most I know want a 5.5" or larger phone.

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Maybe the people you know aren't a fair representation of "most Android users"...

56. sojibby

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 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.

30. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 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

43. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Ask your friend that is the screen really 5.9? Around 5 would have been nice. BTW I'm from India too.

65. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

he said 5.2 strongle no 5.9

50. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

63. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

71. AFnerdTP unregistered

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.

85. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 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

19. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

28. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I agree.

34. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

51. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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...

57. sojibby

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 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.

70. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

24. anas_12345

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

i agree with u ''fzacek'' (5.1 or 5.2 inches) r enough .. its finally a mobile not tv :D

35. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

84. HarryWild

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Only 6"? Why not 6.5"?

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

moto + google nesus = $3 unlocked BRING IT ON!

7. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 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!

3. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

i take it no matter what. seriously.

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i like it around 4.7....

12. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 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

36. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

How can you browse the internet or watch films, or play games on a tiny device that size.

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

5. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Ug. 5.9 inch. Too buku. To buku. I was hoping for the 5.2

44. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Buku?,lol.

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