Earlier this year it was reported that the Nexus line-up will be replaced by Google’s new Android Silver program. With Android Silver nowhere in sight and after Google employee officially dismissed the rumors that said the Nexus program will be ditched, we are getting reports of unannounced Nexus hardware on a weekly basis.
First we’ve heard about a new 8.9-inch Nexus tablet manufactured by HTC and codenamed Flouder and it was only yesterday when we saw the device getting a WiFi certificate. Then, the rumor mill speculated about a Nexus smartphone developed by Motorola and that was reportedly packing a 5.9-inch screen. It turned out that the unofficially dubbed Nexus 6 comes with a 5.2-inch screen after all.
In the meantime, the Nexus 6 has appeared on French retailer fnac.com website, months before its official release. The device was labelled as Motorola XT1100 Nexus X and the listing was pulled from the retailer’s website. As far as it looks, the Nexus 6 (or Nexus X, or whatever Google decides to call it) will be available with either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage.
The listing also reveals that the Nexus 6 packs a 5.2-inch screen, quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805, and 13.1 MP primary shooter, while running Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie. Previous reports have suggested that the Nexus 6’s screen will have Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, claims that are backed by various benchmark logs.
The French retailer is listing the Nexus 6 at a starting price of €419.99 (most likely $419.99 in the US) off-contract. Even though it’s more expensive than its processor, the Nexus 6 is still about 40% cheaper than most flagships. As I was mentioning above, the Nexus 6 will be available with either 32 or 64 GB storage, the latter one being priced at €449.99.
Anyway, by far the most interesting detail revealed by the new leak is the name of the new Android release. It looks like Google has agreed that Lemon Meringue Pie will be the dessert that names Android 5.0.