Jul 28 AT 4:27 PM Dustin Earley 3 Comments

The Information lends further credibility to Motorola Nexus rumors


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┬áthat 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?

Via: Android Police

Source: The Information

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Nigel

    Worried about price and size.

    Have my $359.34 delivered OnePlusOne

    • SGB101

      the new nexus killer! the need to pull the plug on the one+1 soon, as im getting itchy fingers, i went from a note2 to a moto g, as i loved the fact it was cheap and a decent device. ive served my time and want a bigger display again. the +1 is the obvious upgrade to a moto g, again it cheap and great.

      however i wont get in a silly invite system, release it il buy it, other wise ill be getting a g3.

      i could go nexus, but never have (except 7v1) , ive never been satisfied with the nexus, price isnt always everything. plus im a sucker for that CM on the back.

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    It sounds really good. I am more than satisfied with my Nexus 5, even without the expandable storage and the non-removable battery. I’ve recently spoken with a friend that bought a Moto G, I will recommend it to anyone wanting a good Android phone, but cheaper than others. However, the Moto G is not for me, I need a fullHD screen that is larger than the Moto G.