Motorola may be making a gigantic Nexus 6

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 28 Jul 2014

The next Nexus phone could be a whale of a device. According to leaked information provided to Android lice, Motorola is reportedly building a 5.9-inch Nexus phone. This would place it squarely in phablet territory, though that screen size would be appropriate for what may become the Nexus 6.

The Nexus Shamu report is firmly in the rumor stages: Even Android lice gives it a 6.5 out of 10 on the site’s confidence level. There are no leaked device shots to go on—the evidence is based on source material provided to Android lice some cryptic information in Android forums.

This rumor follows a recent report that HTC is building the next Nexus tablet. That device, also with the fishy codename Flounder, is said to be anywhere from eight to nine inches in screen size.

The last two Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 4 Nexus 5 (pictured at top) were built by . If this rumor proves true, Motorola is certainly an interesting choice to build the Nexus 6, as is currently in the process of selling the company to novo. It certainly has the background to make a stock Nexus device, as the Moto X Moto G have only minimal customizations running atop Android.

ile the site did not reveal the source information, it did point to ’s issue tracker for Android Developer eview releases. A bug report references a build number with the name Shamu.

In the past has used creatures of the deep as code names for its forthcoming Nexus devices, such as hammerhead, mahimahi, herring, stingray.