(RUMOR) Two Nexus Phones Coming in 2015, no Tablet.


After the launch of the M9, S6, S6 edge, and G4, the Nexus and Motorola rumor mills are starting to swirl. A few days ago, Shane brought you the rumored specs of the 3rd generation Moto X. Now we have some rumors about the state of Nexus phones in 2015. Earlier today Android Police reported that there will be two Nexus phones released in 2015. Evidently, the two phones will be in distinct size categories,  5.2″ and 5.7.” This solution seems to make sense considering that so many loyal Nexus fans complained about the huge size and price tag of the Nexus 6 in 2014.

The smaller 5.2″ phone will allegedly be built by LG, with a codename of Angler. The LG Angler will have a 5.2-inch screen and a battery around 2700mAh. Apparently we should see the Snapdragon 808 in this device, which makes sense considering that was LG’s choice for the G4. The larger 5.7″ device is still being made by Huawei, with a codename of Bullhead.  Huawei plans to use a Snapdragon 810 in this Nexus phone. This could concern some people, with the problems the Snapdragon 810 had in the G Flex 2 and HTC One M9. The battery on the Bullhead device is said to be around 3500 mAh, which is a nice size and is actually bigger than the Note 4-also a 5.7″ phone.

Lastly, Android Police is reporting that we will not see another Google Nexus tablet in 2015. This is a bit surprising to me considering that the Nexus 9 was so poorly received in most Android circles. On the other hand, perhaps the poor reception of the Nexus 9 is why Google decided to postpone another attempt at tablets for the time being.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the decision to offer two size variants of the Nexus this year, if this comes to fruition. I personally love my Nexus 6, but I think 5.7″ is a better size for a flagship phablet. Hopefully offering two high-end devices will also allow people to stop complaining and get the phone that is right for them. I do wonder if Google plans to lower the price, both phones seem to have high end specs, if the price is high for both phones I predict more whining in our forecast. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter (follow me @jspring86az) what you think about these predicted Nexus phones!

via: Android Police

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"