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Nexus 6 tipped to land later this year with LG G3 mimicking 5.5-inch display

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Just days before Google I/O kicks off, latest reports have suggested Google plans to launch a Nexus 6 smartphone later this year with an LG G3 inspired 5.5-inch display.

Despite there currently being much will-they, wont-they debate around the possibility of a new Nexus phone, claimed insider sources have suggested Google is planning to launch the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S rival ‘later this year’.

Citing an unnamed “source within Google who is close to the project,” Ausdroid has reported that work on the Nexus 6 is well and truly underway, with a 5.5-inch screen set to be the Nexus 5 follow-on’s ‘big feature’.

Although the Nexus 6 will reportedly feature a screen equal in size to that of the G3, unlike the past two Nexus phones it is not believed that LG will be responsible for manufacturing the phone’s display, or any other aspect of the phone for that matter.

Speaking last week, LG’s Communications Director Ken Hong suggested that Google had not contacted LG in regards to producing the Nexus 6.

“I know at least not yet. Normally we were informed,” Hong stated.

He added: “That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we simply won’t be making [the Nexus 6].

While the Nexus 6 was never expected to feature during Google I/O – a show which will focus heavily on Android, Google Glass and the rise of wearables – the latest leaks offer a glimmer of hope that Google will continue its push into affordable high-end hardware soon.

However, given the less than official nature of this information, we must suggest that the latest Google Nexus 6 rumours be taken with a pinch of salt for now.

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Jeffrey Fazal

June 25, 2014, 2:08 am

After reading this, it is already confirmed that LG isn’t manufacturing Nexus 6 for Google as they recently launched their own masterpiece LG G3 with mesmerizing sleek looks and great specs and features. If we believe on the rumors generated by most trusted
@evleaks it is also confirmed that Google may ditch its Nexus series and introduced
its Silver series soon. It means my Nexus 5 is the last Smartphone under Nexus series.
Well, I am using it from last 6 months and could say that it is the best
Smartphone I have ever had till date. I even recently purchased a wireless
charger for it from Amazon
www .amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JA7HNZO
to keep the device fully charged without damaging its charging port.

Stephen Grant-Davies

June 25, 2014, 8:18 am

Am I the only one who thinks a 5.5 inch display is too big for a phone?

Forza Android

June 25, 2014, 7:51 pm

5-5.2 inch display is just fine.

candide08

June 25, 2014, 10:53 pm

Yes.

Fernando Rodrigues

June 26, 2014, 12:01 pm

to me is to small :)

Chazz Matthews

July 13, 2014, 7:02 pm

Everything you said makes zero sense.

1) Why do you think the LG G3 means the Nexus 6 is not being made? Exactly the opposite. The LG Nexus 4 was based on LG Optimus G, the LG Nexus 5 was BASED on the LG G2, and the Nexus 6 will likely be BASED on the LG G3. Now that the G3 is coming out, LG can focus on the Nexus 6. :)

2) If EVLeaks says the Nexus 6 is not coming, that means it IS coming. He's a blowhard who is mostly wrong. Every time he says something about Nexus devices he's been wrong. Last year he said the LG phone at the FCC was not the Nexus 5, and it was. He said the Nexus 10 v.2 was coming. It never did. If he says, the Nexus 6 is cancelled, go stand in line at the store because it's COMING. Guaranteed!

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