Android Police reports that the next Nexus phone, codenamed “Shamu,” is ready to hit retailers with some high-end specifications.


First, the Nexus 6 phone is being manufactured by Motorola (not HTC), which is cool given Moto X’s awesome performance. Second, and perhaps most shocking, is that the Nexus 6 will have a 5.9″ (449 ppi) screen, really giving the phone its “Shamu” moniker. This is definitely the biggest Nexus phone to date. Finally, the new Nexus 6 will feature a 13 MP back camera, dual front speakers, a 3200 mAh battery, and a 2MP front camera. The phone will also run Android 5.0, which is probably a hybrid version of Android L.

So this week’s website poll is whether you’re interested in a Nexus phone this big. Personally, I can see some value in a phone that’s “phablet” size, given the numerous improvements with Android L and some of the Chromecast capabilities. I’m not sure that 6 inches is all too great from a productivity stance — drafting documents on small screens gets difficult — but since a majority of users just play games, check email, and surf around the internet, a 6 inch screen is decent enough.

Are you interested in a 6 inch Nexus phone, but more importantly, will you buy it?

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Greg · September 30, 2014 at 7:20 am

No but only BC my nexus 5 is the perfect size for one handed operation. May have to go moto x if I upgrade.

Steven D. Sciple · September 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

Depends on if Verizon gives me that option.

Mark Olberding · September 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

I find I am becoming more interested in processing speed than screen size (to a point). Since I seem to be using my device more and more as a secondary computer, the faster the better. Also, since I am not seeing a huge difference between the Snapdragon 801 and the 805 or the Adreno 330 and the Adreno 420, and since I am not really needing super graphics, I would probably go with the LG G3. If the Nexus 6 has a cleaner interface and less manufacturer specific apps, and if it actually fits into a suit jacket breast pocket, I would consider the Nexus 6.

Harold Goldner · September 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

No removable media; not an upgrade from the HTC One M8. Perpetually locked bootloaders on Motorola devices. Where is the upside?

    Jeff Taylor · September 30, 2014 at 9:50 am

    It’s a Nexus device, so there’s presumably an open bootloader, even if manufactured by Motorola. I’m finding that removable media isn’t so much of a necessary option. There are plenty of ways to bypass that need.

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