Aug 08 AT 6:22 PM Dima Aryeh 56 Comments

Google to launch Motorola Nexus later this year?

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We’ve all been expecting the next Nexus device soon. With the launch of most major Android updates and Nexus launches coinciding at the end of each year, that time is coming up fast. However, everyone seemed to be under the impression that the next Nexus device will be made by LG again, and will be based on the LG G2. The G2 was just announced, and with those specs, we couldn’t help but be a little excited.

However, Taylor Wimberly thinks otherwise. He posted on Google+ that Motorola will be making the next Nexus smartphone, and it won’t be based on the new Moto X. It’ll be released in Q4 of 2013, just like the last few Nexus devices have. So it makes us wonder, if this is true, what specs will this device have?

Since it’s a Nexus device, it seems illogical to stuff a Motorola X8 chip into it. Generally, Nexus devices have had cutting edge processors in them, like the Snapdragon S4 Pro in the Nexus 4 and the original 1GHz (!) Snapdragon in the Nexus One. However, it may happen. Maybe Android 5.0 will be super optimized, allowing it to run faster and smoother on weaker hardware, and the Motorola Nexus with an X8 will be Google’s star hardware to show it off.

Now that we know Motorola may be making the next Nexus, are your buying decisions changing? What do you think of a Motorola Nexus? Do you trust Motorola now that they’re a reimagined, Google-run company? Leave a comment telling us what you think!

Source: +Taylor Wimberly

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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