Nexus X Said to Be Name For Google’s Next Smartphone

by Jacob Kleinman | August 25, 2014

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Despite some dire rumors to the contrary it looks like Google is moving forward with plans for another Nexus smartphone, and now we may have a name for the stock Android handset. A new report from PhoneArena claims the rumored smartphone is likely to be called the Nexus X when it launches later this year.

For now “Nexus X” is still just an internal codename, but according to PhoneArena’s source it’s looking more likely that Google has settled on it as the official name as well. As you may know, the Nexus 6 name was previously used in the classic Philip K. Dick sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (and the film adaptation Blade Runner), so Google is expected to pick another title for its next smartphone instead.

Based on earlier reports, we’re expecting the Nexus X to pack a massive 5.9-inch 2k display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel camera and run Android L out of the box. Google’s reportedly tapped Motorola to design the phone alongside its own rumored Moto X+1, and the new Moto smartphone looks set to launch next week at a special event in Chicago so hopefully it will offer a sense of what’s to come with the next Nexus device. Then again, there’s still no official confirmation that the Nexus X is really on the way, so for now we’re taking all these rumors with a grain of salt.

PhoneArena

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...