New sources support rumored Nexus 6 launch this month

It sure looks like Google’s got two upcoming Nexus devices in the works, a Motorola-made phone, and an HTC-made tablet. This week, HTC sure seemed to confirm the latter, and rumors have suggested that this Nexus 9 could launch in just about one week, on October 15 or 16. But what about the phone? The presumptive Nexus 6 also seems very much real, having been spotted out in the wild. But when might it arrive? We’re coming up on one year from the Nexus 5’s launch – could the Nexus 6 also be on the menu for next week’s rumored launch announcement? That’s a question we find ourselves asking tonight, as The Wall Street Journal reports that multiple sources have indicated that Google’s planning to introduce the phone sometime this month.

The paper cites three unnamed sources, at least of two of which attempt to confirm the 5.9-inch screen size. Interestingly, while it mentions the Shamu code name and the fact that this would be a Nexus model, it stops short of calling it the Nexus 6 – maybe those Nexus X rumors aren’t quite over.

And while these sources don’t offer a specific launch date outside of this month, the idea of two separate Nexus product launches just weeks apart sounds pretty odd – if both products are to debut within this short time frame, we’re almost certainly looking at a simultaneous announcement. Just when that will occur remains to be seen, but you had better believe we’ll be keeping an eye out for both these Androids.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Via: Droid Life

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