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    Earlier this week, rumors about Google's follow-up to the Nexus 5 took a turn. We had already been talking about the idea of Motorola manufacturing this hardware, and after rumors bounced around the theory that we could be looking at a 5.9-inch phablet-sized handset, they settled back at a slightly more mainstream 5.2-inch screen size. But all of a sudden, it looked like we might not be getting the Nexus 6 we assumed would we be on the menu, and instead the phone would arrive as the Nexus X – a name we'd been tossing around a year prior in the lead-up to the release of the Moto X. Today ...

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    Rumors have been flying that Motorola has been chosen to make the next Nexus iteration, and most (if not all) called the phone the Nexus 6 – it's the sixth Nexus phone to be made, and it's also rumored to have a 5.9-inch screen size. Today we're seeing a report that looks to partially shoot down these earlier rumors, as the Motorola Nexus X name leaks for the first time. According to unacknowledged sources of PhoneArena, the phone will be named Motorola Nexus X (as we said earlier), and it will allegedly have the Motorola model number XT1100. This leads us to think the earlier report ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Each year, the Nexus rumors tend to get the Android community all worked up. There's more to the Nexus mystery than other device rumors. For instance, there is always speculation about which manufacturer will be the chosen partner on a given year. And, right out of the gate, the Nexus smartphone will inevitably have a different course than its competition. It's reference hardware, often with topnotch specifications; it's typically sold at roughly half the cost of a normal smartphone; it gets first dibs on future firmware updates; and it gets tons of attention from development communities. ...

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    For the last couple weeks, we've been bouncing around this idea of a Motorola-made Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu), and one that could be significantly larger than either the Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 (above), moving all the way up to a solidly phablet-sized 5.9-inch display. At least, that's what we've been hearing, though there hasn't been much in the way evidence – reliable or not – to back that claim up. Today, we finally see a clear description of this hardware, but if these new details are to be trusted, it doesn't look like Shamu will be a whale of a phone, at all. Remember those GFXBench ...

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    Late last month, we checked back in with the ongoing saga of what to expect for the next Nexus phone, hearing rumors that Motorola might get the tap and could deliver the biggest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet codenamed Shamu. At least, there were references in Android bug reports mentioning that codename, but not a ton of evidence detailing the hardware itself. Today we may come a little closer to understanding just what this device consists of, with some purported Shamu benchmarks turning up. But fair warning here: when we say “a little closer,” we mean it, as there's no ...

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    Which smartphone manufacturer has Google tapped to produce the next Nexus smartphone? For a while there we were talking about LG, and wondering if a Nexus 6 might arrive based on the company's recent G3, but public comments from execs have cast doubt on that possibility. So who, then? A new rumor landed over the weekend that suggests Motorola could step up to the role of Nexus-maker, and the phone it brings us could be the largest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet. The hardware is reportedly under development as codename Shamu, and that part, at least, has some evidence behind it: ...

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    Google I/O should answer a few outstanding questions about where Android's heading as the conference gets underway this Wednesday, and one that we know has been on a lot of your minds has concerned the future of the Nexus series of devices. Will we see a new tablet – maybe a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9? And what are the chances that Google could deliver another Nexus smartphone this year – a presumed Nexus 6 – before the rumored Android Silver transition gets underway? Even if we don't see specific product announcements this week, we're still hoping to get a better sense for where Google's ...

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    We have it on good authority that the focus of this week's Google I/O 2014 event will be Android Wear. The company's new smartwatch platform looks poised to bring us some of the most compelling wearable offerings ever, with devices to satisfy desires both subtle and gross. While I can't wait to see what Google has cooked up for the wrists of the world, I also can't help hoping that Wednesday's announcements will bring us more news from the smartphone side of Mountain View's portfolio. Specifically, news of the (possibly) forthcoming Nexus 6. You'd be right in calling this expectation ...

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    Google's in-house Nexus brand of affordable developer smartphones has garnered a small, dedicated group of enthusiasts since the first handset, the HTC-made Nexus One, launched in early 2010. Since then, Google has partnered with Samsung and LG two times each to make the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5, all of which have been fan favorite Android handsets each year. The venture was never about making money or inflating profits. Instead, it was about sticking it to the U.S. wireless providers and letting consumers choose their phone first, then choose a provider – something ...

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    There has been a lot of back and forth regarding the existence of a Nexus 6 this year, ever since Android Silver popped up on the radar. Some of us think, and many agree, that there is a real need for a Nexus 6 this year, despite Android Silver. While some think that there might be no Google phone at all, other reports claim that there will indeed be one, regardless of Silver, or Nexus. What seems to be sure, is that LG won't be making it, so it seems, at least if Ken Hong, LG's Communications Director is to be believed. "I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed. This can mean ...

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    Nexus is a word that resonates with many, if not all, Android enthusiasts. It's a name that means much more than your standard smartphone branding. Originally created as a vehicle for new versions of software on reference hardware to developers, Nexus has grown into something far more vast and meaningful. Each year, despite not always coming with the latest specifications or best physical designs, Nexus devices are always among the most hotly rumored and highly anticipated smartphones and tablets. The second-generation Nexus 10, for instance, has been rumored for months on end, never ...

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    Last week ended with a bombshell, as a rumor claimed that not only was the “Android Silver” project happening, but that its arrival would mean Google wouldn't be selling a Nexus 6 smartphone this year. OK, but assuming that's true, this Android Silver business sounded like it might offer a functional equivalent: a high-end Android handset with some stock, GPe-like software, even without that Nexus name. Would we still see some LG G3 variant arrive in this form, as had been rumored? Well, the idea that Android Silver might not arrive until February 2015 would make the G3 a senior ...

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    Android rumors stretching back to January have been talking about the idea of Google retiring the Nexus family as we know it. It all started off with claims that 2014 would be the last year for Nexus devices, and they'd ultimately be replaced by the Google Play edition models like we have now, though possibly under some new branding. Then in late April those rumors started taking much more focused shape, describing something called Android Silver that would that would deliver a kind of “premium Android experience” that fit nicely with that idea of rebranded GPe. But again, what we were ...

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    When it comes to the next generation of Nexus-series Android devices, questions abound. Will the Nexus 6 really be another LG model, drawing from the soon-to-launch G3? And what about a new tablet? Could HTC really be making it this time around, and is this the model we've seen referred to as codename Flounder? And if it's an 8.9-inch model, would it be the Nexus 8 or Nexus 9? It's going to be a while before we have all of those answers, but this week some new evidence arrives that seems to support the idea that these next models will at least be called the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 – or does ...

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