Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014.
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There has been a mystery surrounding Google's Nexus range this year, with some rumours even pointing towards the brand being discontinued. Google is working on a new product line called Android Silver, and it was widely accepted that it would replace the outgoing Nexus branding. However, it now seems that we have some more details emerging that seem to show that Motorola will build this year's Nexus smartphone.Of course, LG has built both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, but the Korean company revealed last month that it was not involved in the Nexus 6 and was not aware the device existed. That fuelled speculation that Nexus would be sent to tech heaven, but it seems that Google has just decided to change manufacturing partners instead. The new handset is currently in development under the codename "Shamu" and it will be a Motorola built 5.9-inch handset. Interestingly, if true this would show that Google wants to keep close ties with Motorola despite selling the American brand to Chinese company Lenovo earlier in the year. The smartphone is being pegged for a November release date and should arrive alongside the HTC built Nexus 8/9 Volantis tablet. Some early mooted specs include a fingerprint scanner, but aside from that and the screen size things are a little bare on the hardware front. The device seems to be the real deal as it showed up on a Google issue tracker that you can check out in the main image. Of course, the handset it almost certainly going to land with Android L in tow, and alongside the Volantis we would assume will be the first device to roll out with the operating system. source: TalkAndroid