This weekend a rumor started circulating that suggested Motorola was working with Google on a 5.9-inch Nexus device codenamed Shamu after its massive size. While there wasn’t a whole lot of evidence to support the rumor, more sources are coming forward today to say they’re hearing the same thing.
In a recent article by The Information, it’s said that not one, but three different sources have all confirmed that Motorola is working on a “co-branded ‘Nexus’ phone that’s considered to be a ‘phablet,’ or phone-tablet, because of its large screen size.” Apparently Google’s been interested in making a Nexus device with Motorola for some time now, but held back until Lenovo acquired the company.
In the same article, The Information says that Android Silver may not be panning out as originally planned. Android Silver was to be led by recently departed Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, leaving the program in a state of flux. According to The Information, “some in Arora’s camp wanted Silver to supersede the Nexus phone program. But with Mr. Arora’s absence, there are questions about how much firepower Google will give to the Silver program.”
It’s a shame to hear the future of Android Silver is a bit shaky at the moment, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t more attracted to the Nexus program anyway. No matter what happens to Android Silver, it’s starting to look like we’ll see at least two new Nexus devices this year. Who’s excited?