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Nexus 6 Release Set for October, WSJ Reports

by Jacob Kleinman | October 9, 2014October 9, 2014 8:00 pm PDT

Nexus 6

Google is widely expected to release the Nexus 6 (or whatever it ends up calling its stock Android phablet) later this month, but a new report from The Wall Street Journal lends some credibility to the rumors. Citing three anonymous insiders, the paper claims the new Nexus phone is set to launch before the end of October.

We already have a pretty good sense of what to expect from the Nexus 6, and WSJ doesn’t really reveal anything new. The report notes that the device will pack a 5.9-inch display and confirms that it’s being manufactured by Motorola. Based on recent leaks we’re also expecting a 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a QHD display, dual front-facing speakers, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a 3200mAh battery.

Rumor has it Google could announce the Nexus 6 as early as October 15 or 16 alongside the Nexus 9 tablet and a final version of Android L. It should make for a pretty exciting day for Android fans, not to mention Apple fans tuning in for the iPad event on the same day, and we can’t wait to see what the company has been working on. Of course there’s still no official word on when the new devices will make their debut, and Google generally doesn’t offer much warning before unleashing its latest Nexus products.

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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...

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