Google to launch Motorola Nexus 6 ‘Shamu’ smartphone this month

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The Nexus 5 arrived in the second half of 2013, continuing the brand’s mantra of high specs, low cost and a pure version of Android. We’re now well into 2014, so our thoughts are turning towards Google’s next iteration of Nexus device.

Google’s much-rumored Nexus 6 smartphone made in collaboration with Motorola will make its official debut this month, according to a new report. Codenamed “Shamu,” the Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone has leaked on several occasions so far, and the rumor mill is going into overdrive in anticipation of the big launch, widely expected to occur this month.

The new phone – code-named Shamu after a killer whale – will have a 5.9-inch screen, a high-resolution display and be sold under the Nexus brand. Motorola Mobility, the phone maker that Google is selling to China’s Lenovo Group Ltd., is manufacturing the phone.

Unveiling the Nexus 6 in October would allow Google to have the smartphone on sale before the lucrative holiday shopping season, and the handset is expected to be in high demand. Nexus devices have always been successful due to their good specifications, affordable price tag, and the much-touted Nexus experience, which guarantees fast updates to the latest version of Android as soon as it comes out.