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The Nexus 6 might not be dead after all

Published Jun 23rd, 2014 1:55PM EDT
Nexus 6 Specs Display
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

Recent reports have claimed that Google won’t be making a Nexus 6 smartphone this year, and will instead replace the Nexus family with a new Android Silver line of premium devices. What’s more, LG has also denied that it’s working on such a smartphne, which is significant because LG was responsible for developing the last major Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5. However, Ausdroid has learned from “a source within Google who is close to the project” that the Nexus 6 is still very much in the picture and will be launched later this year.

According to the source, the phone will sport an LG G3-like 5.5-inch display, although it’s not clear whether it’ll be a QHD display or whether LG will have anything to do with it.

A different report from Android Police has revealed more details about Google’s Nexus 9 tablet, a high-end device made by HTC rumored to launch by the end of the year, in time for Google’s Android L release. That report, however, made no mention of a Nexus 6 smartphone.

Ausdroid’s source did not reveal other details about the Nexus 6 other than to apparently confirm that such a device really is in the making, and that it will feature and even bigger display than its predecessors.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.