Google may launch Nexus 6 aka Nexus X mid-Oct and Android L on Nov 1: Report


From the codename Shamu to being named Nexus X, we've been hearing about the Motorola-built alleged Nexus 6 for quite some time now. It is believed that  Google will officially unveil the device in October running the latest iteration of its mobile OS - Android L. Now, a new report from Android Authority sings a similar tune. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the report states that Google plans to launch the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X along with the rumoured Nexus 9 tablet on October 15 or 16. The company will also unveil its 'software initiative' (read Android L) alongside the new devices.

Though Android L will be unveiled in mid-October, the report adds the final version of Android's mobile OS - Android L - will be made available on November 1. "Keep in mind it’s unclear whether that’s when the latest Nexus hardware with Android L will be sold (or shipped?), when existing Nexus devices will get the update, or both. Either way, the wait for Android L and the next generation of the Nexus family appears to almost be over," states the report.

Earlier, we had heard about Google plans to secretly launch the Nexus 6 in October or November. Though Nexus 6 would have been an obvious name for the refreshed device, it is believed that the company cannot adopt it due to trademark issues. That's why Motorola could use a completely different name or call it Nexus X. 

Rumours about an HTC-built Nexus 9 have also been taking rounds for months now. The Nexus 9 is almost confirmed to feature a Nvidia Tegra K1 processor that comes with 64-bit support. And with Android L running the show, it will be able to make full use of the architecture. Some of the leaked reports claim that the Nexus 9 could sport an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels. It’s also expected to come with 2GB RAM, 16 and 32GB storage options, an 8MP OIS main camera and a souped-up 3MP front facing camera.


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