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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's event, and what we can expect from it in the next few weeks. LG follows the news with its event of the G3, and possibly even the G Watch. HTC then surprises us with an M8 Prime device in the works, aside from the leaked renders of the HTC One M8 mini as well. Then we go through the rumors of what to expect from the future Nexus 6 smartphone features. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One, and its disappointing launch plans. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola schedules smartphone launch event, hardware ...

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    If we're to believe those new rumors about Android Silver, the Nexus series of devices may soon be going the way of the dodo, but with that transition not expected until sometime next year, one more Nexus smartphone could still be in the cards. We've heard a few stabs at what to expect from the Nexus 6, from a pared-down version of the LG G3, to something from Lenovo, and even wondered about a curved-screen handset. Today's rumor returns to the idea of a G3-based One, and in particular focuses on the idea of the phone arriving with a fingerprint scanner. While we haven't talked much about ...

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    Earlier this month, rumors started talking about a possible effort from Google called Android Silver, a project that would involve a handful of Android smartphones running near-stock builds and being offered as part of a premium smartphone-owning experience: users would enjoy things like enhanced support for data migration to the new phone, one-on-one customer care, and even loaner phones when yours goes lost - all in all, some real white glove, concierge-level stuff. At the time the report was a little shaky, but today new details arrive, both expanding upon what Android Silver involves ...

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    One week back we heard a pretty interesting rumor about Google's possible plans for a future Nexus phone, one that would reach new heights (or should that be lows?) of affordability by selling for a mere $100. While the report was quite light on hardware details that might explain how the phone could be provided at such a low price point, it did name one: the use of a MediaTek processor. That on its own is enough to get Android fans groaning, either due to the reputation of the company's products as lesser alternatives to even lower-end Snapdragon chips, or as so many of you pointed out in ...

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    Whatever happened to the Nokia Lumia 1820? We'd been talking about it since last year, and for a while we were hoping it might make an appearance at MWC, but then it dropped off the face of the earth. Was there still a chance this guy might be headed for launch, or were we barking up the wrong tree all along. As if from out of nowhere, the 1820 is back on our radar this evening, with a case maker's website alluding to the smartphone, along with a few rumored Samsung models. Noreve makes some fancy leather cases for a whole bunch of smartphones. Pull up one of those listings, and edit the ...

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    Curved screens are nothing new to Google's Nexus family of smartphones -- or are they? The second iteration of Google's flagship phone was made by Samsung. It was called the Nexus S. It's successor was the Galaxy Nexus. Both had curved screens. But that's not entirely true, is it? Both the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus had curved glass, but that glass covered flat screens, thereby providing only the illusion of a curved screen. Perhaps that's just semantics, and it's all in the past anyway. When you jump forward to today we have a very different situation: both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 ...

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    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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