First, there was gossip of a predictable Nexus 6 handheld, manufactured by Google alongside LG and based on the latter’s stunning G3. Then, Nexus was rumored to be no more, and a mysterious but juicy replacement Android Silver project emerged.
LG officials confirmed they were never in talks with Big G for a Nexus 5 sequel, but just when we were ready to give up all hope, the search giant came forward with statements making it clear the “pure Google” device line was alive and well.
Quite the wild, bumpy, confusing ride and we’re only getting started. Because now a Motorola-made Nexus 6 is said to be in the works, and, surprise, surprise, Android Silver might never see the light of day.
The Motorola N6 “Shamu” story first originated from Android Police and the publication’s frequently accurate inside sources, and The Information is in a position to corroborate it, after checking with three distinct “people with knowledge of the matter”.
As for Android Silver’s speculated stillborn factor, The Information is the only one hinting at the matter, although things are reportedly in a process of clarification. In other words, Google’s execs themselves may not know if Silver gets the green light. Not yet.
Not until Shamu is released in the wild, complete with a gargantuan 5.9-inch display and Motorola-specific functions such as Active Display and Touchless Control. Also, vanilla Android L out the box.