[Rumor] Nexus 6 Smartphone Might be Made by Motorola

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    Definitely take this story with a heaping helping of salt, but the Holy Grail of Android smartphones might be upon us. The newest rumor is that Motorola is working on a 5.9-inch smartphone code-named Shamu, and that device will be the Google Nexus 6 smartphone.

    According to this intel, Google felt it would never be viable for them to launch a Motorola Nexus device as long as they owned Motorola. This isn't meant to suggest that was the primary (or even secondary) reason they sold Motorola to Lenovo, it simply means that now they can entertain the possibility, and supposedly Motorola is high up on their list for the next Nexus phone.

    On top of this information, we also have word that the phone will come with a fingerprint sensor and will likely launch in November.

    We should remain skeptical for now, but feel free to do a secret happy dance when nobody is looking.

    Source: AndroidPolice
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    Shamu. Good code name. lol
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    How dare you play with my emotions. A Nexus with Moto build quality and radios, Christmas may come early!
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    I think 5.9 may be too big.

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    This time of the year just might be my favorite.
    Man, these rumors make me all tingly inside!

    I've finally decided to leave VZW in September...

    Bring. It. On.
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    Don't toy with me DF. If this happens, I will for sure get one. I'm on the classic Jump program with TMobile so my device only has to be 6 months old. I will be due for one in 3 months. I will 100% upgrade to this!
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    Cant wait for some leaked photos!
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    Awesome.. Too bad vzw won't carry it.
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    I personally thing it is going to be like the nexus 5 where it was like 4.95 (shy from being a 5 inch phone). This may end up being like 5.295 or something....at least I hope so. Moto +nexus+phablet= a dream phone for me but 5.9 is like a dream turned nightmare. Be like dreaming about driving around in your dream car for it to turn into a decepticon and try and kill you or something.
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    Shamu huh... not sure if I believe that part ;)
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    I have to be able to fit it in my pocket :).
    Hate to have to walk around with a laptop bag all the time just to carry my phone.
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    Yeah, I'm with @pc747 on that one. A 6 inch phone just isn't practical. This 5.5 LG G3 I have is pushing it already.
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    What if a version of this year's nexus by LG is still at play?
    What if android silver is more than what people think it was.
    I think Android Silver could end up being an expansion of the nexus program where instead on one phone and manufacturer it is open to others. So it COULD be plausible for us to see a couple of reference devices (ie tablet, phablet and phone). So if you now had a choice for those who want phablet to buy the shamu, those that want something in the middle can get something smaller, and those who just want something cheap have an option. In other words Google just expand their device store to have more choices but with nexus devices that are more price friendly vs google play devices that people are not really buy in droves because of the pricing.
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