Even though recent reports indicate that the expected launch of Google’s Nexus 6 will not take place this year, as the company may be working on a side project called Android Silver, there have also been rumours that suggest that the new device still in the plans and would feature fingerprint sensor, similar to Apple’s Touch ID. Earlier reports seemed to confirm that the latest version of the Nexus series was in the works and that LG was the most likely choice to entrust with the design of the smartphone. In fact, it was claimed that the Nexus 6 and the looming LG’s G3 would be very similar.
The Nexus 6 would be a 5.5-inch device with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution screen, which would make it the smartphone with the clearest image. The size could be reduced to 5.2 inches to make it more practical, particularly for use with the intended fingerprint sensor. Both the Nexus 6 and LG’s G3 would work with a quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM but some versions also state that it would use an octa-core LG Odin chip and 3GB of RAM instead.
The news about the Nexus 6 also refer to the next Android operating system which could be known as Moonshine and there were even some pictures leaked of what the OS would look like. Judging by the images, Moonshine was set to have a layout close to Apple’s iOS 7 and would feature revamped app icons. While the most recent turn strongly suggests that Nexus 6 may not be happening at all, those who still believe that it will eventually see the light, expect Google to make an official announcement about the smartphone’s release date in the next annual I/O developer’s conference which takes place at the end of June.
It remains to be seen if the launch of Nexus 6 is announced over the coming weeks, if it is delayed or if as some reports indicate, it is permanently suspended, which would probably mean the end of the Nexus series and the beginning of a new Android technology that could be released in 2015.