On February 19th, Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, announced via Google Plus that Google I/O will be held this year on June 25 – 26. Pichai’s statement fueled some rumors saying that the Nexus 6 release date has been set for June.
Last month, we’ve told you exclusively that the Google I/O 2014 conference will focus on the company’s new services and apps rather than announcing new Nexus devices. The information came from a Google Dublin employee who also said to us that Android 4.5 and an 8-inch Nexus tablet will be introduced in July. Further more, Pichai said in an interview at Mobile World Congress that we shouldn’t expect the Nexus 6 to hit the market sooner than second half of the year.
We all know that the Mountain View-based giant made a habit out of releasing their Nexus smartphones along with new Android iterations, while the last three models were all introduced in October. We managed to get it tough with a source close to LG who was able to confirm to us that the Korean phone maker and Google will team-up again to develop a Nexus smartphone. He added that despite the fact that the LG G3 might be released sooner than its predecessors, the Nexus 6 might not see the light of day sooner than October.
The Nexus 6 will allegedly be based on LG G3′s hardware platform, and if the latest reports are accurate we might find out G3′s specs (and therefore Nexus 6′s specs) in June, when the G2 follow-up is expected to debut.
Even though it’s a bit too early to speculate about the Nexus 6 specs we could see the next-gen stock Android-powered flagship to arrive with 5-inch screen with Full HD or 2K resolution, 3 GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 13 MP camera, and 2,500-ish mAh battery.
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