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Nexus 6 Codenamed Shamu Might sport a 6 inch Display and Fingerprint Scanner

The Nexus Program has been kept well under wraps this year. We haven’t heard many rumors about what the next Nexus device hold’s in store. When LG denied building the next Nexus Phone, the future of Nexus series was unsettled and cloudy till Google confirmed it.


We know that HTC is making 8.9 Inch Volantis which will perhaps be the next Nexus tablet, but now sources at Android Police have confirmed that Motorola will be making the Nexus 6 code named Shamu, which will feature a 6 inch display and Like it or not – a fingerprint sensor.

As mentioned by Dave Burke, Head of Android Engineering and Nexus Program at Google, Google will keep rolling compatible hardware as long as it keeps rolling new Android version. This means Google will introduce new Nexus 6, codenamed Shamu when it unleashed the new Android L officially sometime in November.

Shamu has also been spotted on google’s issue tracker as well. The fact that Google will actually go for a 6 inch device this time is mildly strange but plausible. The demand for large display sizes is more dominant in Asian markets as compared to Europe or America. We all know about Google’s surging interest in India and Asia, and the 6 inch Nexus just falls in line.

A 5.5 Inch display would have been easier to swallow at this time. However it makes complete sense that the next Nexus phone comes from Motorola, which enjoys close proximity with Google. Finger print scanner doesn’t make much sense on all android devices that we have seen and Apple’s implementation being tad bit better. It still seems strange that Google has opted for a finger print scanner for the next Nexus. Let us know about your expectations from the next Nexus Smartphone in the comment section below.


Deepak Singh

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