Nexus 6 Details Emerge Thanks to Google

Google’s Sundar Pichai took questions at Mobile World Congress and the company’s Android head reportedly had a lot to say. In fact, Pichai revealed some Nexus 6 details narrowing the Nexus 6 release date for those interested in the follow up to the current Nexus smartphone, LG’s Nexus 5.

On Halloween, Google announced the Nexus 5, a device that replaced the discontinued Nexus 4 and one that carries on the torch of Google’s Nexus program. The Nexus 5 remains Google’s current Nexus smartphone though there is a very good chance that sometime later this year it will get replaced like the Nexus devices before it.

Like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S, Google’s Nexus smartphone is released once a year. The Nexus One was followed by the Nexus S, the Nexus S followed by the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy Nexus followed by the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 4 followed by the Nexus 5. So, there is reason to believe that the Nexus 5 will be replaced by something new and something that could perhaps be better.

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That something better could be a Nexus 6, a device that would represent the sixth version of the Nexus smartphone. And while rumors are virtually non-existent, it appears that Google’s Android head revealed an interesting tidbit about the next Nexus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

According to Frandroid, Google’s Sundar Pichai took a number of questions at the event. When asked about the new Nexus, Pichai was mum on the details except for one bit of information. He claims that the Nexus smartphone will not be coming in the first half of the year, something that should come as a surprise to no one.

“I can assure you it will not be released in the first half of the year”.

Google typically releases its Nexus smartphones in the second half of the year, close to the holiday shopping season. It’s a trend that the Nexus 5 continued last November.

With Google I/O now in the second half of the year, some will wonder if the new Nexus smartphone will arrive then. Google has shown off Nexus products at Google I/O before, so it’s entirely possible that we could see something new there.

However, rumors suggest that Google will not announce Nexus products or Android updates and will instead focus on other products. A recent report claims that the company will announce a new Nexus 8 and an Android 4.5 update but will do so after Google I/O. Google skipped Nexus and Android update announcements at last year’s Google I/O as well.

Nexus 6 concept.
Nexus 6 concept.

Even with Pichai seemingly narrowing the Nexus 6 release window, the Nexus 6 release date is very much up in the air. There are, however, some signs that interested consumers should be looking for.

Last year, we saw the company drop the price of the Nexus 4 several weeks before the Nexus 5 launch. After the fire sale, the company simply discontinued the device. Perhaps the same will happen with the Nexus 5.  We also saw an onslaught of Nexus 5 rumors arrive in the weeks before its launch so when Nexus 6 rumors show up with great frequency, we’ll know that we’re getting closer.

For now, those interested in the Nexus 6 will just have to settle for unofficial concepts from designers.

27 Comments

  1. Jose Antonio Carrasco M.

    02/27/2014 at 1:27 pm

    This article is a joke.

    Reply

  2. JeffGr

    02/27/2014 at 1:38 pm

    This article used a lot of words to say absolutely nothing. Here is a suggested one sentence re-write: “Google’s Android head provided no new information about the next Nexus phone at Mobile World Congress.”

    Reply

    • JoseAntionoJeffGreeeeatfolks

      02/27/2014 at 2:22 pm

      Lol…both of your comments used a lot of words to say nothing as well…here’s a suggestion for the next time you want to comment, stick to “waaaaah!”

      Reply

  3. Bruce F. Donnelly

    02/27/2014 at 3:06 pm

    I thought it couldn’t be “Nexus 6” because of Blade Runner. Matter of fact, I was wondering whether that’s why there were rumors about the Nexus brand going away.

    Reply

  4. Josh

    02/27/2014 at 5:31 pm

    Summary: We know nothing new.

    Reply

  5. Barry Chuckle

    02/27/2014 at 5:32 pm

    what a shit article

    Reply

  6. Scott

    02/27/2014 at 6:06 pm

    Perhaps the dumbest article I’ve ever finished reading. Kinda like watching a train wreck.

    Reply

  7. nick

    02/27/2014 at 6:18 pm

    By far the worst article I’ve had to read I can’t believe I went to the bottom

    Reply

  8. Matthew Smith

    02/27/2014 at 6:24 pm

    What the hell was the point of this article!!??

    Reply

  9. kenneth

    02/27/2014 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you Nexus lovers and owners for your comments. Saves me a lot of time reading these articles Google Now feeds me from these no name “tech blogs”

    Reply

  10. Chris Thomson

    02/27/2014 at 6:53 pm

    Very very bad article.

    Reply

  11. Gunjan Bidasaria

    02/27/2014 at 6:56 pm

    Worst article.. Just wanna create shit hype.

    Reply

  12. Tale

    02/27/2014 at 8:44 pm

    Written by an apple fanboy

    Reply

  13. ray thang

    02/28/2014 at 1:13 am

    None the less.. He achieved in getting people to click and read. I fell for it also. Good job guy!!

    Reply

  14. daniel

    02/28/2014 at 1:34 am

    I am never reading articles from GottaBeMobile again. Goodbye chaps!

    Reply

  15. Miguel

    02/28/2014 at 6:35 am

    This article was ridiculously misleading and contained no information whatsoever on the Nexus 6.

    The author should be fired.

    Reply

  16. Michael Scott

    02/28/2014 at 10:10 pm

    *gottabemobile.com* added to adblock plus domain list

    Reply

  17. Eva Scott

    03/02/2014 at 10:04 pm

    No doubt, Nexus 6 would surely be the Best phone ever!

    Reply

  18. Gaurav

    03/03/2014 at 2:09 am

    There is no doubt that Nexus 6 would launch in the second half of this year but it might come before Samsung galaxy note4 and also with 4gb ram and 8 core processor as discussed on http://appinessh.com/google-nexus-6

    Reply

  19. Milie

    03/03/2014 at 3:38 am

    No doubt, Nexus 6 is one of the most amazing phones but there are various other upcoming phones. Which one should I prefer? My main preference is good battery backup. Samsung don’t have good battery generally so I think Nexus 6 is the last choice. Is that so?

    Reply

  20. Shannon

    03/04/2014 at 5:01 pm

    Must make old SGN survive until Nexus 6 arrives…

    Reply

  21. Vrishti

    03/28/2014 at 4:42 am

    Undoubtedly Nexus 6 is going to be a hit. Google is surely improving with every device it is launching.

    Reply

  22. Pallavi

    05/24/2014 at 10:12 am

    Really it going to be a bigger device and I am waiting for it eagerly. I got some updates on http://nexus-vi.com/google-nexus-6-release-date/

    Reply

  23. Andy

    05/24/2014 at 10:15 am

    I am confused about Nexus 6 because there are many rumors that it’s not going to be launched..

    Reply

  24. Tusshar Rajput

    06/22/2014 at 11:17 pm

    I heard that Nexus 6 will not release now instead Nexus 8 will launch which will replace all Nexus series. is it true??

    Reply

  25. Manish Balyan

    06/26/2014 at 3:58 am

    Hey,Tusshar
    Google finally said that Nexus6 will be released by them and you are saying nexus6 will not come.
    what a bad content on this article these features did not match anywhere on web see here http://nexusgoogle6.com . they are somewhere close to gsmarena content which is known as hub of smartphone news.

    Reply

  26. Aanchal Sharma

    05/30/2016 at 11:33 am

    i was really excited for nexus 6 launch but now i’m very dissappointed by the average androids functions are reapeated in that phone too.

    Reply

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